Period
to 26 November 2020

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 26 November 2020 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 182 181
Rank change year-on-year +33 -1 +63
Contract jobs citing SaaS 282 503 704
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.77% 1.43% 1.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.94% 4.28% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 359 509
Median daily rate £488 £525 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £325 £340 £372
90th Percentile £688 £727 £700
England median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £110.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.18% +714.81% -37.21%
England median hourly rate £24.50 £80.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -69.38% +310.26% -44.29%

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 5,705 11,762 12,556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 35.73% 33.33% 27.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,967 8,396 9,307
Median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £338 £320 £325
90th Percentile £703 £689 £675
England median daily rate £495 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 114 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.08% +19.55% -11.63%
10th Percentile £22.59 £17.73 £12.50
90th Percentile £70.00 £78.75 £78.97
Median hourly rate £27.01 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +22.75% +25.71% -12.50%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in London.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in London

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 26 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in London

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in London.

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 26 November 2020. 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 +103 53 £515 +7.01% 53
South London +42 12 £385 -9.41% 4
West London +42 6 £630 +34.04% 42
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 26 November 2020, 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.

1 101 (35.82%) Azure
2 100 (35.46%) PaaS
3 98 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (30.85%) AWS
5 71 (25.18%) IaaS
6 69 (24.47%) DevOps
7 63 (22.34%) Finance
8 49 (17.38%) Kubernetes
9 48 (17.02%) Microservices
9 48 (17.02%) Java
10 47 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 46 (16.31%) Windows
12 44 (15.60%) Security Cleared
13 42 (14.89%) SC Cleared
14 40 (14.18%) REST
15 39 (13.83%) Oracle
16 36 (12.77%) JavaScript
17 35 (12.41%) Active Directory
18 32 (11.35%) Software Engineering
19 30 (10.64%) Python
19 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
20 29 (10.28%) Terraform
20 29 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (9.93%) Linux
21 28 (9.93%) GCP
21 28 (9.93%) Jenkins
22 27 (9.57%) Office 365
22 27 (9.57%) Docker
22 27 (9.57%) Banking
22 27 (9.57%) Open Source

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 10 (3.55%) Confluence
2 7 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.42%) Apache Spark
4 4 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.06%) SAS
6 2 (0.71%) Apache
6 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.71%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.35%) CMS
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
7 1 (0.35%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.35%) InVision
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.77%) Magento
2 5 (1.77%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.06%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.71%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.71%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.35%) Maximo
5 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.35%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 101 (35.82%) Azure
2 100 (35.46%) PaaS
3 87 (30.85%) AWS
4 71 (25.18%) IaaS
5 28 (9.93%) GCP
6 27 (9.57%) Office 365
7 20 (7.09%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (4.26%) GitHub
9 11 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (3.55%) Amazon ECS
10 10 (3.55%) Serverless
11 8 (2.84%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (2.48%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 6 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (2.13%) iPaaS
13 6 (2.13%) Power Platform
14 5 (1.77%) AWS Lambda
14 5 (1.77%) Azure Stack
14 5 (1.77%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.09%) Firewall
1 20 (7.09%) WAN
2 18 (6.38%) LAN
3 16 (5.67%) TCP/IP
4 15 (5.32%) DNS
5 14 (4.96%) VPN
6 12 (4.26%) Network Security
7 9 (3.19%) Internet
8 8 (2.84%) DMZ
8 8 (2.84%) Kerberos
8 8 (2.84%) SNMP
8 8 (2.84%) TACACS
9 7 (2.48%) Multicast
9 7 (2.48%) OSPF
10 6 (2.13%) HTTP
10 6 (2.13%) SAN
11 4 (1.42%) Skype
11 4 (1.42%) SSL
12 3 (1.06%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.96%) Relational Database
3 11 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (3.55%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.19%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.13%) Power BI
7 5 (1.77%) Big Data
7 5 (1.77%) MySQL
7 5 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.77%) Tableau
8 4 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.42%) GIS
8 4 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (1.06%) DataStage
9 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (9.93%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.61%) JIRA
4 9 (3.19%) Cypress.io
4 9 (3.19%) GitLab
5 8 (2.84%) Cucumber
5 8 (2.84%) Jasmine
5 8 (2.84%) WebDriver
6 7 (2.48%) Bitbucket
6 7 (2.48%) Maven
6 7 (2.48%) Subversion
7 6 (2.13%) CircleCI
8 5 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (1.42%) Selenium
10 3 (1.06%) Gradle
10 3 (1.06%) IntelliJ
10 3 (1.06%) JMeter
10 3 (1.06%) Pylint
10 3 (1.06%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.06%) Sourcetree
General
1 63 (22.34%) Finance
2 27 (9.57%) Banking
3 19 (6.74%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.26%) Retail
5 11 (3.90%) Marketing
6 7 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.13%) Advertising
7 6 (2.13%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.42%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Electronics
9 3 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) Publishing
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) Front Office
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (25.18%) Architect
2 51 (18.09%) Developer
3 24 (8.51%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (6.03%) Cloud Architect
4 17 (6.03%) Consultant
5 14 (4.96%) Java Developer
5 14 (4.96%) Project Manager
6 13 (4.61%) Analyst
7 12 (4.26%) Azure Architect
8 11 (3.90%) AWS Developer
9 10 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.55%) Enterprise Architect
10 8 (2.84%) Business Analyst
10 8 (2.84%) Technical Architect
11 7 (2.48%) AWS Architect
11 7 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (2.48%) React Developer
12 6 (2.13%) Full Stack Developer
12 6 (2.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (2.13%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.18%) REST
2 24 (8.51%) HTML
3 21 (7.45%) Web Services
4 20 (7.09%) .NET
5 16 (5.67%) LDAP
6 15 (5.32%) Middleware
7 14 (4.96%) CSS
7 14 (4.96%) JSON
7 14 (4.96%) React
7 14 (4.96%) Spring
8 13 (4.61%) Node.js
8 13 (4.61%) Spring Boot
9 12 (4.26%) Kafka
10 11 (3.90%) Redux
11 9 (3.19%) AngularJS
11 9 (3.19%) HTML5
11 9 (3.19%) Lambda Expressions
11 9 (3.19%) SOAP
12 8 (2.84%) FIX Protocol
12 8 (2.84%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 17 (6.03%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.03%) User Experience
4 16 (5.67%) Clustering
5 11 (3.90%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.19%) Data Centre
7 8 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.13%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.77%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.42%) Enterprise Cloud
11 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (1.06%) CMDB
12 3 (1.06%) FMCG
12 3 (1.06%) iPad
12 3 (1.06%) Reference Data
12 3 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (16.31%) Windows
2 28 (9.93%) Linux
3 18 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 13 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (4.61%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (4.26%) Windows Server 2019
6 11 (3.90%) Unix
7 10 (3.55%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.19%) Solaris
9 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.42%) Android
10 4 (1.42%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.42%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.06%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (34.75%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (24.47%) DevOps
3 48 (17.02%) Microservices
4 32 (11.35%) Software Engineering
5 29 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (9.57%) Open Source
7 24 (8.51%) High Availability
8 23 (8.16%) Migration
9 22 (7.80%) TDD
10 20 (7.09%) ERP
11 19 (6.74%) Test Automation
12 18 (6.38%) BDD
12 18 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
15 15 (5.32%) Data Modelling
15 15 (5.32%) E-Commerce
15 15 (5.32%) Project Management
15 15 (5.32%) Scrum
16 14 (4.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.02%) Java
2 36 (12.77%) JavaScript
3 30 (10.64%) Python
4 26 (9.22%) SQL
5 18 (6.38%) Bash Shell
6 15 (5.32%) C#
7 12 (4.26%) C
7 12 (4.26%) PowerShell
8 11 (3.90%) TypeScript
9 10 (3.55%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.84%) Scala
11 5 (1.77%) Ruby
12 3 (1.06%) Apex Code
12 3 (1.06%) PHP
12 3 (1.06%) R
12 3 (1.06%) SOQL
12 3 (1.06%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.71%) Apple Swift
13 2 (0.71%) Java 8
13 2 (0.71%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 44 (15.60%) Security Cleared
2 42 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.48%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.13%) Degree
5 4 (1.42%) AWS Certification
6 3 (1.06%) ACCA
6 3 (1.06%) CCNP
6 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (0.71%) CISSP
7 2 (0.71%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) AAT
8 1 (0.35%) CIMA
8 1 (0.35%) CISM
8 1 (0.35%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.35%) CWSP
8 1 (0.35%) MBA
8 1 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.32%) QA
2 9 (3.19%) GDPR
3 8 (2.84%) NIST
4 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.42%) PMO
6 3 (1.06%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.06%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.35%) NCSC
8 1 (0.35%) RMADS
8 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.57%) Docker
3 21 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.19%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.77%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.42%) Xen
8 3 (1.06%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) UAG
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.35%) vSphere
10 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 49 (17.38%) Kubernetes
2 29 (10.28%) Terraform
3 19 (6.74%) Ansible
4 12 (4.26%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (2.84%) Puppet
7 7 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.77%) SCCM
9 3 (1.06%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.06%) Kibana
9 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.06%) WSUS
10 2 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.71%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.71%) vRealize
11 1 (0.35%) Netcool
11 1 (0.35%) SCOM
11 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 39 (13.83%) Oracle
3 25 (8.87%) VMware
4 14 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (4.61%) ServiceNow
6 12 (4.26%) SAP
7 9 (3.19%) Google
8 8 (2.84%) IBM
9 7 (2.48%) Cisco
9 7 (2.48%) Splunk
10 6 (2.13%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.42%) Citrix
11 4 (1.42%) Intel
11 4 (1.42%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.42%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.42%) Sun
12 3 (1.06%) Ab Initio
12 3 (1.06%) Hyperion
12 3 (1.06%) Informatica
12 3 (1.06%) Symantec