Period
to 3 August 2021

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 3 August 2021 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 138 135 176
Rank change year-on-year -3 +41 +46
Contract jobs citing SaaS 614 319 641
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.02% 2.04% 1.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.31% 6.07% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 237 467
10th Percentile £400 £370 £373
25th Percentile £463 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £638 £595 £626
90th Percentile £738 £668 £725
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £56.25 " £56.25
Median hourly rate £57.50 - £57.50
75th Percentile £58.75 " £58.75
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.00 £76.25
% change year-on-year -10.16% -16.07% -

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 11,568 5,256 13,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.05% 33.61% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,424 3,953 9,502
10th Percentile £375 £350 £350
25th Percentile £456 £431 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £613
90th Percentile £713 £713 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 84
10th Percentile £13.65 £18.50 £13.61
25th Percentile £19.05 £21.38 £18.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.41% +28.57% -5.62%
75th Percentile £51.31 £50.63 £30.94
90th Percentile £67.70 £61.78 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +10.53%

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 3 August 2021.

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 3 August 2021. 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 0 77 £550 +10.00% 142
South London +21 10 £440 +18.92% 8
East London +9 8 £650 - 35
West London +5 6 £495 +17.86% 51
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, 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.

1 245 (39.90%) Azure
2 216 (35.18%) PaaS
3 198 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
4 186 (30.29%) AWS
5 172 (28.01%) IaaS
6 152 (24.76%) DevOps
7 145 (23.62%) Social Skills
8 135 (21.99%) Finance
9 109 (17.75%) Java
10 107 (17.43%) Microservices
11 97 (15.80%) Python
12 95 (15.47%) Microsoft
13 87 (14.17%) Kubernetes
14 76 (12.38%) Windows
15 74 (12.05%) JavaScript
16 73 (11.89%) Docker
17 72 (11.73%) SQL
18 71 (11.56%) Linux
18 71 (11.56%) Terraform
19 62 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
20 61 (9.93%) GCP
20 61 (9.93%) Migration
21 58 (9.45%) Information Security
22 56 (9.12%) Oracle
22 56 (9.12%) Cloud Native
23 55 (8.96%) Active Directory
23 55 (8.96%) Microsoft 365
24 54 (8.79%) Node.js
25 53 (8.63%) JIRA
26 52 (8.47%) Project 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 35 (5.70%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.77%) Confluence
3 16 (2.61%) CMS
4 12 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.79%) Apache
5 11 (1.79%) OpenStack
5 11 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.98%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.81%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.81%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.81%) nginx
8 4 (0.65%) IIS
8 4 (0.65%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.49%) Apache Airflow
9 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.49%) Headless CMS
9 3 (0.49%) Mule
9 3 (0.49%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.65%) Figma
3 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe XD
4 2 (0.33%) Marvel
4 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.33%) Sketch
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) InVision
Business Applications
1 11 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (1.79%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.16%) Magento
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
4 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.16%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 245 (39.90%) Azure
2 216 (35.18%) PaaS
3 186 (30.29%) AWS
4 172 (28.01%) IaaS
5 61 (9.93%) GCP
6 55 (8.96%) Microsoft 365
7 38 (6.19%) Serverless
8 32 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
9 25 (4.07%) GitHub
10 21 (3.42%) AWS Lambda
11 20 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
12 17 (2.77%) Power Platform
13 16 (2.61%) iPaaS
14 14 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.95%) Amazon EKS
15 12 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
16 11 (1.79%) Amazon ECS
16 11 (1.79%) Boomi
17 10 (1.63%) Amazon S3
17 10 (1.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 39 (6.35%) Firewall
2 29 (4.72%) VPN
3 18 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
4 16 (2.61%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.44%) Internet
6 14 (2.28%) Network Security
6 14 (2.28%) WAN
7 13 (2.12%) Kerberos
8 12 (1.95%) DNS
8 12 (1.95%) LAN
9 11 (1.79%) HTTP
10 7 (1.14%) Wireless
11 6 (0.98%) SAN
12 5 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (0.65%) AMQP
13 4 (0.65%) SD-WAN
13 4 (0.65%) Skype
13 4 (0.65%) SMTP
13 4 (0.65%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
3 18 (2.93%) MongoDB
4 14 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 13 (2.12%) MySQL
6 11 (1.79%) Big Data
6 11 (1.79%) Power BI
7 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.47%) Tableau
8 8 (1.30%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (1.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 7 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (1.14%) Data Lake
10 6 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.81%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.81%) SAP BW
11 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 53 (8.63%) JIRA
2 52 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 38 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 13 (2.12%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.95%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.79%) Selenium
7 10 (1.63%) GitLab
8 9 (1.47%) Cypress.io
8 9 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.47%) Subversion
9 8 (1.30%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.30%) Maven
10 7 (1.14%) Gradle
10 7 (1.14%) Postman
10 7 (1.14%) webpack
11 5 (0.81%) CircleCI
11 5 (0.81%) JMeter
11 5 (0.81%) Mocha
11 5 (0.81%) Toad
12 4 (0.65%) Serena SBM
General
1 145 (23.62%) Social Skills
2 135 (21.99%) Finance
3 41 (6.68%) Marketing
4 39 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (6.19%) Banking
5 38 (6.19%) Public Sector
6 30 (4.89%) Telecoms
7 26 (4.23%) Manufacturing
8 25 (4.07%) Presentation Skills
9 20 (3.26%) Electronics
10 16 (2.61%) Publishing
11 10 (1.63%) Law
11 10 (1.63%) Retail
12 9 (1.47%) German Language
12 9 (1.47%) Organisational Skills
13 8 (1.30%) Documentation Skills
13 8 (1.30%) French Language
14 7 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
14 7 (1.14%) Legal
15 5 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (27.36%) Architect
2 85 (13.84%) Developer
3 58 (9.45%) Solutions Architect
4 51 (8.31%) Cloud Architect
5 45 (7.33%) Azure Engineer
6 44 (7.17%) Consultant
7 41 (6.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 39 (6.35%) Security Architect
9 31 (5.05%) Analyst
10 30 (4.89%) Project Manager
11 28 (4.56%) Azure Architect
12 26 (4.23%) Security Engineer
13 23 (3.75%) AWS Architect
13 23 (3.75%) Senior Architect
14 21 (3.42%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 18 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
16 16 (2.61%) Java Developer
17 15 (2.44%) Business Analyst
18 13 (2.12%) Enterprise Architect
18 13 (2.12%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (8.79%) Node.js
2 49 (7.98%) REST
3 48 (7.82%) .NET
4 46 (7.49%) HTML
5 43 (7.00%) React
6 41 (6.68%) Web Services
7 40 (6.51%) CSS
8 27 (4.40%) XML
9 25 (4.07%) OAuth
10 24 (3.91%) Spring
11 22 (3.58%) AngularJS
11 22 (3.58%) SAML
12 20 (3.26%) GraphQL
12 20 (3.26%) JSON
13 19 (3.09%) Kafka
14 18 (2.93%) .NET Core
15 16 (2.61%) RESTful
15 16 (2.61%) SOAP
16 15 (2.44%) Redux
17 13 (2.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.12%) Cloud Native
2 34 (5.54%) Management Information System
2 34 (5.54%) User Experience
3 27 (4.40%) Public Cloud
4 23 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
6 15 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 15 (2.44%) Social Media
7 13 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.95%) Clustering
9 11 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.63%) Mobile App
10 10 (1.63%) Replication
11 9 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
12 8 (1.30%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Cloud
13 7 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
14 6 (0.98%) PKI
15 5 (0.81%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.38%) Windows
2 71 (11.56%) Linux
3 18 (2.93%) Apple iOS
4 17 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (2.44%) Android
5 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (2.28%) Windows Server
7 13 (2.12%) Unix
8 12 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.63%) Solaris
9 10 (1.63%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (1.30%) Windows 10
12 6 (0.98%) CentOS
13 4 (0.65%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.49%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.33%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.33%) SUSE
15 2 (0.33%) VMS
15 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (32.25%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (24.76%) DevOps
3 107 (17.43%) Microservices
4 62 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
5 61 (9.93%) Migration
6 58 (9.45%) Information Security
7 52 (8.47%) Project Management
8 49 (7.98%) Security Architecture
9 47 (7.65%) TOGAF
10 45 (7.33%) Infrastructure as Code
11 44 (7.17%) Stakeholder Management
12 42 (6.84%) Cybersecurity
13 41 (6.68%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (6.68%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (6.68%) Enterprise Architecture
14 40 (6.51%) Software Engineering
15 38 (6.19%) CRM
16 37 (6.03%) Computer Science
17 36 (5.86%) Scrum
18 35 (5.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 109 (17.75%) Java
2 97 (15.80%) Python
3 74 (12.05%) JavaScript
4 72 (11.73%) SQL
5 46 (7.49%) Bash Shell
6 41 (6.68%) C#
7 40 (6.51%) PowerShell
8 30 (4.89%) TypeScript
9 18 (2.93%) Ruby
10 14 (2.28%) C
11 12 (1.95%) PHP
12 11 (1.79%) Perl
13 8 (1.30%) C++
13 8 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.98%) Go
14 6 (0.98%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.98%) VB
15 5 (0.81%) Ada
15 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (7.98%) Degree
2 46 (7.49%) Security Cleared
3 42 (6.84%) SC Cleared
4 25 (4.07%) CISSP
5 16 (2.61%) AWS Certification
5 16 (2.61%) CISM
5 16 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.63%) CISA
7 9 (1.47%) CRISC
7 9 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (1.30%) FFIEC
8 8 (1.30%) SANS
9 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 6 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.98%) PMP
11 5 (0.81%) GIAC
11 5 (0.81%) MCSA
12 3 (0.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.05%) GDPR
2 25 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (4.07%) NIST
3 21 (3.42%) QA
4 13 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.30%) NIST 800
6 6 (0.98%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.81%) GRC
7 5 (0.81%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.49%) Accessibility
8 3 (0.49%) FedRAMP
8 3 (0.49%) ITGC
9 2 (0.33%) COBIT
9 2 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.33%) SOC 2
10 1 (0.16%) NCSC
10 1 (0.16%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) RMADS
10 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (11.89%) Docker
2 55 (8.96%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.65%) NFS
6 4 (0.65%) vCloud
6 4 (0.65%) Veritas File System
6 4 (0.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.49%) vSphere
8 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 87 (14.17%) Kubernetes
2 71 (11.56%) Terraform
3 50 (8.14%) Ansible
4 23 (3.75%) Single Sign-On
5 21 (3.42%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (2.93%) Puppet
6 18 (2.93%) SCCM
7 14 (2.28%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (2.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (1.63%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.47%) QRadar
11 8 (1.30%) Control-M
11 8 (1.30%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (1.30%) SCOM
11 8 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.81%) Istio
12 5 (0.81%) Netcool
12 5 (0.81%) SCSM
13 4 (0.65%) CASB
Vendors
1 95 (15.47%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.12%) Oracle
3 50 (8.14%) SAP
4 48 (7.82%) Salesforce.com
5 34 (5.54%) Google
6 32 (5.21%) VMware
7 20 (3.26%) ServiceNow
8 16 (2.61%) EMC
8 16 (2.61%) IBM
8 16 (2.61%) Splunk
9 13 (2.12%) CyberArk
9 13 (2.12%) Dell
10 12 (1.95%) MuleSoft
11 10 (1.63%) Qualys
11 10 (1.63%) Samsung
12 9 (1.47%) BMC
13 8 (1.30%) Citrix
13 8 (1.30%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.14%) Adobe
14 7 (1.14%) HP