Period
to 19 May 2019

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 19 May 2019 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 229 258
Rank change year-on-year +66 +29 +28
Contract jobs citing SaaS 681 569 398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.69% 1.23% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.52% 5.17% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 387 307
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £375 £363 £325
90th Percentile £713 £675 £656
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £33.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -36.14% +77.20%
England median hourly rate £81.25 £21.50 £40.75
% change year-on-year +277.91% -47.24% +114.47%

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 12,336 11,016 6,504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 30.59% 23.90% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,905 8,060 4,773
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.82%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £319
90th Percentile £675 £655 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 99 46
London median hourly rate £27.00 £26.78 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +40.92% -26.92%
10th Percentile £15.50 £14.11 £11.00
90th Percentile £70.00 £90.25 £117.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.96
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.49% -5.20%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 +14 115 £550 +7.32% 50
South London +33 50 £525 -4.55% 7
East London +27 39 £525 +2.94% 10
West London +7 14 £500 +11.11% 24
North London -9 1 £525 +20.00% 5
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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.

1 234 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 229 (33.63%) PaaS
3 222 (32.60%) Amazon AWS
4 185 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 184 (27.02%) IaaS
6 180 (26.43%) Finance
7 151 (22.17%) DevOps
8 136 (19.97%) JavaScript
9 128 (18.80%) SQL
10 117 (17.18%) Web Services
11 111 (16.30%) Banking
12 107 (15.71%) Microsoft
13 95 (13.95%) Java
14 93 (13.66%) Microservices
15 89 (13.07%) Python
16 87 (12.78%) Oracle
16 87 (12.78%) Migration
16 87 (12.78%) TDD
17 79 (11.60%) Windows
18 74 (10.87%) HTML
18 74 (10.87%) Test Automation
19 70 (10.28%) RESTful
19 70 (10.28%) Linux
20 69 (10.13%) Open Source
21 64 (9.40%) BDD
21 64 (9.40%) .NET
22 62 (9.10%) SDLC
23 61 (8.96%) NoSQL
24 57 (8.37%) React
25 56 (8.22%) MongoDB

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 41 (6.02%) Confluence
2 16 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.06%) Mule
4 10 (1.47%) IIS
4 10 (1.47%) Mule ESB
5 9 (1.32%) Anypoint
5 9 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.32%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.88%) Drupal
7 6 (0.88%) MS Exchange
7 6 (0.88%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (0.59%) Apache
9 4 (0.59%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.59%) CMS
9 4 (0.59%) Luigi
9 4 (0.59%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.59%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.59%) Sketch
5 3 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.15%) Figma
Business Applications
1 12 (1.76%) Oracle ERP
2 10 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.03%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.59%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.59%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.44%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.29%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.29%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 229 (33.63%) PaaS
2 222 (32.60%) Amazon AWS
3 185 (27.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 184 (27.02%) IaaS
5 55 (8.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 45 (6.61%) Office 365
7 36 (5.29%) Serverless
8 33 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
9 28 (4.11%) AWS Lambda
10 26 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (3.52%) OpenShift
12 16 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (2.35%) GitHub
13 12 (1.76%) Datadog
14 11 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
15 10 (1.47%) Azure Functions
16 6 (0.88%) Slack
17 5 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
17 5 (0.73%) Azure Stack
17 5 (0.73%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.08%) Firewall
2 19 (2.79%) LAN
3 18 (2.64%) WAN
4 17 (2.50%) DNS
4 17 (2.50%) VPN
5 11 (1.62%) Internet
6 10 (1.47%) DHCP
6 10 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.17%) SAN
8 7 (1.03%) Network Security
9 6 (0.88%) Skype
10 5 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.44%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.44%) IPsec
11 3 (0.44%) MPLS
11 3 (0.44%) Multicast
11 3 (0.44%) NAS
11 3 (0.44%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.44%) VLAN
11 3 (0.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (8.96%) NoSQL
2 56 (8.22%) MongoDB
3 51 (7.49%) Apache Cassandra
4 47 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 25 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 22 (3.23%) Big Data
7 19 (2.79%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
9 16 (2.35%) MySQL
10 14 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.76%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.62%) Relational Database
13 10 (1.47%) Data Lake
14 9 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
14 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (1.17%) InterSystems Cache
15 8 (1.17%) Oracle ODI
15 8 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 7 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 55 (8.08%) JIRA
2 53 (7.78%) Jenkins
3 48 (7.05%) Bitbucket
4 45 (6.61%) Git (software)
5 40 (5.87%) Pylint
5 40 (5.87%) Sourcetree
6 30 (4.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 28 (4.11%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.08%) NUnit
9 17 (2.50%) Selenium
10 14 (2.06%) Jasmine
10 14 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
10 14 (2.06%) Octopus Deploy
10 14 (2.06%) Subversion
11 12 (1.76%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (1.62%) Maven
12 11 (1.62%) Visual Studio
13 10 (1.47%) Cucumber
13 10 (1.47%) MSBuild
General
1 180 (26.43%) Finance
2 111 (16.30%) Banking
3 33 (4.85%) Marketing
4 28 (4.11%) Retail
5 24 (3.52%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.35%) Law
7 12 (1.76%) Legal
7 12 (1.76%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.62%) Electronics
9 9 (1.32%) Billing
9 9 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.32%) Publishing
10 7 (1.03%) Games
10 7 (1.03%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.88%) German Language
12 5 (0.73%) Front Office
13 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.29%) Advertising
14 2 (0.29%) Back Office
14 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 164 (24.08%) Developer
2 142 (20.85%) Architect
3 48 (7.05%) Cloud Architect
4 47 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 41 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (6.02%) Python Developer
6 39 (5.73%) Project Manager
7 38 (5.58%) Analyst
8 34 (4.99%) AWS Architect
8 34 (4.99%) Consultant
9 30 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 30 (4.41%) Technical Architect
10 27 (3.96%) ServiceNow Developer
10 27 (3.96%) Technical Leader
11 25 (3.67%) .NET Developer
12 22 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
13 21 (3.08%) Full Stack Developer
14 20 (2.94%) Azure Architect
14 20 (2.94%) Security Engineer
15 19 (2.79%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (17.18%) Web Services
2 74 (10.87%) HTML
3 70 (10.28%) RESTful
4 64 (9.40%) .NET
5 57 (8.37%) React
6 54 (7.93%) Elastic Stack
7 53 (7.78%) Redux
8 49 (7.20%) CSS
9 40 (5.87%) Pandas
9 40 (5.87%) pytest
9 40 (5.87%) XML
10 39 (5.73%) REST
11 33 (4.85%) HTML5
12 30 (4.41%) Node.js
13 29 (4.26%) AngularJS
14 28 (4.11%) Spring
15 27 (3.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 26 (3.82%) ASP.NET
17 23 (3.38%) .NET Framework
18 21 (3.08%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.31%) Public Cloud
3 27 (3.96%) User Experience
4 23 (3.38%) Fintech
5 22 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
6 21 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.94%) Data Centre
7 20 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.50%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.76%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.62%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.32%) Smartphone
12 8 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.88%) Blog
13 6 (0.88%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.73%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (11.60%) Windows
2 70 (10.28%) Linux
3 31 (4.55%) Windows Server
4 24 (3.52%) Unix
5 12 (1.76%) Ubuntu
6 11 (1.62%) Android
7 9 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 8 (1.17%) Windows 7
9 7 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.88%) Apple iOS
11 5 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.73%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.44%) Mesosphere
13 2 (0.29%) CentOS
13 2 (0.29%) Debian
13 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (34.36%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (22.17%) DevOps
3 93 (13.66%) Microservices
4 87 (12.78%) Migration
4 87 (12.78%) TDD
5 74 (10.87%) Test Automation
6 69 (10.13%) Open Source
7 64 (9.40%) BDD
8 62 (9.10%) SDLC
9 56 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
10 55 (8.08%) Project Management
11 51 (7.49%) Machine Learning
12 50 (7.34%) Analytics
12 50 (7.34%) Web Development
13 44 (6.46%) ERP
14 43 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
14 43 (6.31%) Scrum
15 42 (6.17%) Task Automation
16 39 (5.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 38 (5.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 136 (19.97%) JavaScript
2 128 (18.80%) SQL
3 95 (13.95%) Java
4 89 (13.07%) Python
5 49 (7.20%) C#
6 40 (5.87%) PowerShell
7 18 (2.64%) TypeScript
8 12 (1.76%) ES6
8 12 (1.76%) Scala
9 11 (1.62%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.32%) Java 8
11 7 (1.03%) C
11 7 (1.03%) Perl
11 7 (1.03%) Ruby
12 6 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.73%) Go
13 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.59%) ES7
14 4 (0.59%) Groovy
14 4 (0.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.82%) Degree
4 12 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.32%) MCSE
6 9 (1.32%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (1.17%) CISSP
8 6 (0.88%) CCIE
9 5 (0.73%) CCNP
10 4 (0.59%) CCNA
10 4 (0.59%) CISA
11 3 (0.44%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.44%) CCIE Data Center
11 3 (0.44%) CISM
11 3 (0.44%) ISEB
11 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.44%) SANS
11 3 (0.44%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.99%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.03%) GDPR
2 7 (1.03%) PMO
3 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) IFRS
System Software
1 54 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.05%) Docker
3 16 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 3 (0.44%) Shibboleth
6 3 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.44%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.29%) KVM
7 2 (0.29%) vSphere
8 1 (0.15%) HDFS
8 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.15%) NFS
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.15%) XenApp
8 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 52 (7.64%) Terraform
2 47 (6.90%) Kubernetes
3 28 (4.11%) Ansible
4 20 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 18 (2.64%) Puppet
6 16 (2.35%) SCCM
7 11 (1.62%) Kibana
7 11 (1.62%) logstash
7 11 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.32%) Nagios
9 8 (1.17%) CloudHub
10 6 (0.88%) AirWatch
10 6 (0.88%) Marathon
10 6 (0.88%) Mesos
11 5 (0.73%) SCOM
12 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
13 3 (0.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 3 (0.44%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.44%) SCSM
13 3 (0.44%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 107 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 87 (12.78%) Oracle
3 54 (7.93%) Splunk
4 46 (6.75%) Google
5 30 (4.41%) ServiceNow
6 25 (3.67%) SAP
7 23 (3.38%) VMware
8 19 (2.79%) Salesforce.com
9 17 (2.50%) Cisco
9 17 (2.50%) Hyperion
10 14 (2.06%) MuleSoft
11 10 (1.47%) Workday
12 9 (1.32%) Cypress Semiconductor
13 7 (1.03%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.03%) Apple
13 7 (1.03%) Dell
13 7 (1.03%) Micro Focus
13 7 (1.03%) New Relic
14 6 (0.88%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.88%) Juniper