Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England > London
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 276 263
Rank change year-on-year +57 -13 +36
Contract jobs citing SaaS 562 399 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.23% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.05% 5.55% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 285 340
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
90th Percentile £675 £654 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
London median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.84% -38.02%
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +189.47% -33.70%

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,137 7,187 5,675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 24.43% 16.88% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,187 5,205 4,182
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £480 £466 £450
% change year-on-year +3.11% +3.44% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 64 54
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.16 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -3.84% -15.08%
10th Percentile £14.06 £11.25 £14.18
90th Percentile £93.45 £92.88 £47.35
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -13.80%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the London region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +22 124 £525 +5.00% 107
South London -12 33 £500 +30.72% 4
West London -16 32 £475 -9.52% 76
East London -19 4 £600 +37.14% 15
North London 0 2 £438 -2.78% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 186 (33.10%) PaaS
2 181 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
3 163 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 161 (28.65%) IaaS
5 157 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
6 125 (22.24%) Microsoft
6 125 (22.24%) Finance
7 105 (18.68%) DevOps
8 103 (18.33%) JavaScript
9 72 (12.81%) Migration
10 70 (12.46%) Docker
11 65 (11.57%) SQL
11 65 (11.57%) Windows
12 63 (11.21%) Linux
13 60 (10.68%) Java
14 59 (10.50%) Project Management
15 57 (10.14%) CSS
15 57 (10.14%) Office 365
16 56 (9.96%) Scrum
17 55 (9.79%) Node.js
18 54 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
19 51 (9.07%) Jenkins
20 50 (8.90%) Ansible
20 50 (8.90%) Kubernetes
21 47 (8.36%) .NET
21 47 (8.36%) HTML
21 47 (8.36%) Python
22 43 (7.65%) Firewall
22 43 (7.65%) Banking
23 42 (7.47%) Change Management

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.14%) Apache
3 9 (1.60%) CMS
3 9 (1.60%) IIS
4 8 (1.42%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.07%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.89%) Confluence
6 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.89%) Marvel
6 5 (0.89%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.89%) WordPress
7 4 (0.71%) Apache Pig
7 4 (0.71%) Skype for Business
8 3 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.53%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (5.69%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.89%) InVision
3 5 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.36%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.60%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.71%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.36%) Shopify
4 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.18%) JDE World
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 186 (33.10%) PaaS
2 163 (29.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 161 (28.65%) IaaS
4 157 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
5 57 (10.14%) Office 365
6 29 (5.16%) GitHub
7 17 (3.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (2.67%) Serverless
9 14 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (2.49%) G Suite
10 13 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.78%) Datadog
12 10 (1.78%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.60%) Amazon S3
13 9 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (1.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.65%) Firewall
2 23 (4.09%) DNS
3 17 (3.02%) VPN
4 14 (2.49%) WAN
5 13 (2.31%) LAN
6 10 (1.78%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.60%) HTTP
7 9 (1.60%) Internet
7 9 (1.60%) Unified Communications
8 8 (1.42%) Intranet
8 8 (1.42%) Network Security
8 8 (1.42%) SMTP
8 8 (1.42%) SSH
9 7 (1.25%) Skype
10 5 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.89%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.89%) MPLS
10 5 (0.89%) Wireless
11 4 (0.71%) Kerberos
11 4 (0.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (3.91%) MongoDB
3 22 (3.91%) MySQL
3 22 (3.91%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.38%) Big Data
5 16 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.96%) Power BI
7 10 (1.78%) Data Lake
8 9 (1.60%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.60%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.25%) HBase
10 6 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (1.07%) Redis
10 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.89%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 51 (9.07%) Jenkins
2 42 (7.47%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.98%) JIRA
4 22 (3.91%) gulp
5 17 (3.02%) Maven
6 16 (2.85%) Selenium
7 14 (2.49%) Cucumber
8 12 (2.14%) Visual Studio
8 12 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
9 11 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.42%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.25%) GoCD
11 7 (1.25%) Grunt
12 6 (1.07%) CircleCI
12 6 (1.07%) JMeter
13 5 (0.89%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.89%) IBM UrbanCode
13 5 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.89%) Travis CI
General
1 125 (22.24%) Finance
2 43 (7.65%) Banking
3 36 (6.41%) Retail
4 24 (4.27%) Marketing
5 18 (3.20%) Legal
5 18 (3.20%) Publishing
6 15 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.14%) Advertising
8 10 (1.78%) Law
9 8 (1.42%) Front Office
10 7 (1.25%) German Language
11 6 (1.07%) Games
12 4 (0.71%) Mandarin Language
12 4 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.53%) Billing
13 3 (0.53%) Electronics
13 3 (0.53%) French Language
13 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.53%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 111 (19.75%) Architect
2 104 (18.51%) Developer
3 51 (9.07%) Analyst
4 43 (7.65%) Consultant
5 39 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (6.94%) Project Manager
6 30 (5.34%) Solutions Architect
7 28 (4.98%) JavaScript Developer
8 26 (4.63%) Cloud Architect
9 25 (4.45%) Business Analyst
10 22 (3.91%) Security Architect
11 18 (3.20%) Cloud Engineer
12 17 (3.02%) C# Developer
12 17 (3.02%) Java Developer
13 16 (2.85%) Delivery Manager
14 15 (2.67%) Senior Developer
15 14 (2.49%) .NET Developer
15 14 (2.49%) AWS Engineer
16 13 (2.31%) Azure Architect
16 13 (2.31%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.14%) CSS
2 55 (9.79%) Node.js
3 47 (8.36%) .NET
3 47 (8.36%) HTML
4 42 (7.47%) Web Services
5 25 (4.45%) Express
6 24 (4.27%) React
7 23 (4.09%) AngularJS
7 23 (4.09%) CSS3
8 22 (3.91%) HTML5
9 21 (3.74%) REST
10 19 (3.38%) Middleware
10 19 (3.38%) XML
11 16 (2.85%) jQuery
12 15 (2.67%) Spring
13 12 (2.14%) JSON
14 11 (1.96%) LDAP
14 11 (1.96%) RESTful
15 10 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (1.78%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.87%) Public Cloud
3 32 (5.69%) User Experience
4 24 (4.27%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 19 (3.38%) Hybrid Cloud
6 19 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
7 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.85%) Reinsurance
9 11 (1.96%) Fintech
10 10 (1.78%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.78%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.42%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.07%) Derivative
13 6 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.07%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.89%) OTC Derivatives
14 5 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (11.57%) Windows
2 63 (11.21%) Linux
3 20 (3.56%) Windows Server
4 13 (2.31%) Unix
5 8 (1.42%) Ubuntu
6 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.53%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.36%) Android
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) Debian
11 1 (0.18%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (32.21%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (18.68%) DevOps
3 72 (12.81%) Migration
4 59 (10.50%) Project Management
5 56 (9.96%) Scrum
6 54 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (7.47%) Change Management
7 42 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (7.30%) SDLC
9 37 (6.58%) ITIL
10 36 (6.41%) CRM
11 34 (6.05%) Waterfall
12 33 (5.87%) Stakeholder Management
13 32 (5.69%) Analytics
13 32 (5.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 32 (5.69%) TDD
13 32 (5.69%) Test Automation
14 29 (5.16%) TOGAF
15 26 (4.63%) E-Commerce
15 26 (4.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 103 (18.33%) JavaScript
2 65 (11.57%) SQL
3 60 (10.68%) Java
4 47 (8.36%) Python
5 35 (6.23%) C#
6 22 (3.91%) Ruby
7 19 (3.38%) PowerShell
8 14 (2.49%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.31%) C
9 13 (2.31%) TypeScript
10 11 (1.96%) ES6
11 7 (1.25%) Go
11 7 (1.25%) PHP
11 7 (1.25%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.71%) R
13 3 (0.53%) C++
13 3 (0.53%) Java 8
13 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.53%) U-SQL
14 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (6.94%) Degree
2 34 (6.05%) Security Cleared
3 26 (4.63%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.74%) CISSP
5 17 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (2.31%) CISM
7 11 (1.96%) CISA
8 10 (1.78%) CEH
9 9 (1.60%) ISEB
10 7 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
11 6 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.07%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.89%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.89%) CCIE
12 5 (0.89%) CCNP
13 4 (0.71%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.71%) PMP
13 4 (0.71%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.02%) QA
2 13 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.25%) GDPR
4 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.25%) SLA
5 5 (0.89%) PMO
6 3 (0.53%) COBIT
6 3 (0.53%) GCP
7 2 (0.36%) SEPA
8 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 70 (12.46%) Docker
2 39 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.49%) Hyper-V
3 14 (2.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.71%) NFS
4 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.53%) KVM
5 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.36%) SRDF
6 2 (0.36%) vSphere
6 2 (0.36%) Xen
7 1 (0.18%) HDFS
7 1 (0.18%) pfSense
7 1 (0.18%) Samba
7 1 (0.18%) vCloud
7 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 50 (8.90%) Ansible
1 50 (8.90%) Kubernetes
2 37 (6.58%) Terraform
3 26 (4.63%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (4.09%) Puppet
5 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
6 9 (1.60%) SCCM
7 8 (1.42%) CASB
8 5 (0.89%) Nagios
9 4 (0.71%) CA Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.71%) CloudForms
9 4 (0.71%) Mesos
9 4 (0.71%) Packer
9 4 (0.71%) SCOM
9 4 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.53%) Fluentd
10 3 (0.53%) Grafana
10 3 (0.53%) Kibana
10 3 (0.53%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 125 (22.24%) Microsoft
2 31 (5.52%) Google
3 27 (4.80%) Oracle
4 23 (4.09%) VMware
5 21 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (3.38%) SAP
6 19 (3.38%) ServiceNow
7 15 (2.67%) Cisco
8 12 (2.14%) New Relic
8 12 (2.14%) Splunk
9 11 (1.96%) IBM
9 11 (1.96%) Progress
10 10 (1.78%) Concur
11 9 (1.60%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.42%) Workday
13 7 (1.25%) Informatica
14 6 (1.07%) Adobe
14 6 (1.07%) NetApp
14 6 (1.07%) Sitecore
15 5 (0.89%) Telerik