Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 173 232
Rank change year-on-year +44 +59 +26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 372 669 569
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.11% 1.62% 1.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.32% 5.11% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 535 405
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £363 £375 £338
90th Percentile £722 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% - -

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 5,890 13,089 11,512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.45% 31.63% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,216 9,461 8,444
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £349 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 97 90
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -2.00% +17.37%
10th Percentile £20.00 £17.50 £14.14
90th Percentile £54.50 £69.25 £90.58
Median hourly rate £34.25 £23.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.70% +19.18% -2.44%

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 4 July 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 4 July 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 +74 59 £491 -10.68% 19
South London +2 8 £410 -20.39% 2
East London +20 4 - - 4
West London +45 3 £420 -16.00% 20
North London +19 2 £550 +4.76% 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 148 (39.78%) Azure
2 135 (36.29%) PaaS
3 125 (33.60%) DevOps
4 119 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (25.27%) AWS
6 87 (23.39%) IaaS
7 83 (22.31%) Windows
8 77 (20.70%) Microservices
9 74 (19.89%) Security Cleared
10 73 (19.62%) Microsoft
10 73 (19.62%) Docker
11 67 (18.01%) Finance
11 67 (18.01%) SC Cleared
12 64 (17.20%) Kubernetes
13 63 (16.94%) Oracle
14 60 (16.13%) SQL
15 58 (15.59%) Web Services
15 58 (15.59%) DNS
15 58 (15.59%) Public Sector
16 57 (15.32%) REST
16 57 (15.32%) Java
17 52 (13.98%) Migration
18 50 (13.44%) SQL Server
19 48 (12.90%) Linux
19 48 (12.90%) ERP
20 46 (12.37%) JavaScript
20 46 (12.37%) C#
21 44 (11.83%) Firewall
22 43 (11.56%) Python
23 42 (11.29%) PowerShell

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 (6.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 24 (6.45%) Apache
2 24 (6.45%) Tomcat
2 24 (6.45%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.23%) Apache Solr
4 10 (2.69%) Confluence
4 10 (2.69%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.15%) Apache Spark
5 8 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.88%) Skype for Business
7 3 (0.81%) Anypoint
8 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.54%) nginx
9 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.27%) CMS
9 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.27%) JBoss
9 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (4.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.54%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.54%) UserZoom
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 17 (4.57%) Oracle ERP
2 7 (1.88%) NetSuite
3 4 (1.08%) CA PPM
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (1.08%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.81%) Magento
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.81%) Shopify
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.54%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.54%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.27%) Sprinklr
6 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 148 (39.78%) Azure
2 135 (36.29%) PaaS
3 94 (25.27%) AWS
4 87 (23.39%) IaaS
5 41 (11.02%) Office 365
6 35 (9.41%) GCP
7 18 (4.84%) Serverless
8 15 (4.03%) Amazon EKS
8 15 (4.03%) OpenShift
9 12 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
11 9 (2.42%) GitHub
12 7 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (1.88%) iPaaS
13 6 (1.61%) Azure Stack
13 6 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
13 6 (1.61%) Force.com
14 5 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (1.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 58 (15.59%) DNS
2 44 (11.83%) Firewall
3 31 (8.33%) VPN
4 22 (5.91%) DMZ
5 17 (4.57%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.03%) Network Security
7 14 (3.76%) HTTP
7 14 (3.76%) SSL
8 12 (3.23%) OSPF
9 11 (2.96%) WAN
10 10 (2.69%) Internet
11 9 (2.42%) LAN
11 9 (2.42%) SNMP
11 9 (2.42%) TACACS
12 8 (2.15%) Skype
13 6 (1.61%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.08%) BGP
14 4 (1.08%) SAN
14 4 (1.08%) X.509
15 3 (0.81%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (13.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.57%) Oracle ODI
3 15 (4.03%) Big Data
3 15 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 14 (3.76%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.96%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2017
9 4 (1.08%) MySQL
9 4 (1.08%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.81%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.81%) Power BI
10 3 (0.81%) QlikView
10 3 (0.81%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.81%) Redis
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 38 (10.22%) Git (software)
2 33 (8.87%) Jenkins
3 16 (4.30%) JIRA
4 13 (3.49%) Postman
5 11 (2.96%) Subversion
6 10 (2.69%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.88%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.88%) Cypress.io
7 7 (1.88%) Selenium
7 7 (1.88%) WebDriver
8 6 (1.61%) GitLab
8 6 (1.61%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.61%) webpack
9 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.08%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.08%) Grunt
10 4 (1.08%) gulp
10 4 (1.08%) Pylint
10 4 (1.08%) Sourcetree
General
1 67 (18.01%) Finance
2 58 (15.59%) Public Sector
3 26 (6.99%) Marketing
4 24 (6.45%) Manufacturing
5 20 (5.38%) Retail
6 17 (4.57%) Telecoms
7 16 (4.30%) Electronics
8 14 (3.76%) Banking
9 7 (1.88%) Billing
9 7 (1.88%) Law
10 6 (1.61%) French Language
11 5 (1.34%) Advertising
11 5 (1.34%) Back Office
11 5 (1.34%) German Language
12 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
12 4 (1.08%) Publishing
12 4 (1.08%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.81%) Digital Economy
13 3 (0.81%) Legal
14 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 107 (28.76%) Developer
2 53 (14.25%) Architect
3 38 (10.22%) Cloud Engineer
4 20 (5.38%) Consultant
5 18 (4.84%) .NET Developer
6 17 (4.57%) Cloud Architect
6 17 (4.57%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (4.30%) C# Developer
7 16 (4.30%) Cloud Developer
7 16 (4.30%) Office 365 Engineer
8 12 (3.23%) Azure Architect
8 12 (3.23%) Project Manager
9 11 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 11 (2.96%) Java Developer
9 11 (2.96%) Software Engineer
9 11 (2.96%) Technical Architect
9 11 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (2.69%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (15.59%) Web Services
2 57 (15.32%) REST
3 35 (9.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 33 (8.87%) .NET
4 33 (8.87%) HTML
5 28 (7.53%) XML
6 27 (7.26%) SOAP
7 25 (6.72%) React
8 22 (5.91%) SAML
9 21 (5.65%) CSS
10 20 (5.38%) JSON
11 19 (5.11%) Middleware
12 18 (4.84%) AngularJS
12 18 (4.84%) Kafka
13 16 (4.30%) XSLT
14 15 (4.03%) ASP.NET
15 14 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
16 13 (3.49%) .NET Core
17 11 (2.96%) .NET Framework
17 11 (2.96%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.03%) Public Cloud
4 13 (3.49%) Social Media
5 9 (2.42%) User Experience
6 8 (2.15%) Cloud Native
6 8 (2.15%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Clustering
9 4 (1.08%) Derivative
9 4 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.08%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.08%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
10 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 83 (22.31%) Windows
2 48 (12.90%) Linux
3 39 (10.48%) Windows Server
4 24 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 17 (4.57%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (2.96%) Unix
7 9 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.15%) Android
8 8 (2.15%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.81%) VMS
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (33.60%) DevOps
2 119 (31.99%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (20.70%) Microservices
4 52 (13.98%) Migration
5 48 (12.90%) ERP
6 36 (9.68%) Open Source
6 36 (9.68%) SOA
7 30 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (7.80%) Software Engineering
9 26 (6.99%) Scrum
10 25 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
10 25 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (6.45%) High Availability
11 24 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 23 (6.18%) Computer Science
13 22 (5.91%) Analytics
14 21 (5.65%) Dashboard Development
14 21 (5.65%) E-Commerce
14 21 (5.65%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.13%) SQL
2 57 (15.32%) Java
3 46 (12.37%) C#
3 46 (12.37%) JavaScript
4 43 (11.56%) Python
5 42 (11.29%) PowerShell
6 30 (8.06%) C
7 27 (7.26%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.65%) Bash Shell
9 19 (5.11%) Ruby
10 15 (4.03%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.96%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.15%) Scala
13 6 (1.61%) C++
14 5 (1.34%) Perl
15 4 (1.08%) ES6
15 4 (1.08%) SOQL
15 4 (1.08%) VBScript
16 3 (0.81%) Go
16 3 (0.81%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 74 (19.89%) Security Cleared
2 67 (18.01%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.60%) Degree
4 23 (6.18%) DV Cleared
5 21 (5.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.34%) MCITP
7 5 (1.34%) MCSE
8 4 (1.08%) CISSP
9 2 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 2 (0.54%) AAT
9 2 (0.54%) ACCA
9 2 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.54%) CIMA
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) CISM
9 2 (0.54%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.27%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.27%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (6.99%) GDPR
2 21 (5.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (4.84%) QA
4 13 (3.49%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (3.49%) HIPAA
4 13 (3.49%) SLA
5 3 (0.81%) GxP
6 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.54%) NIST
7 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.27%) NCSC
7 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (19.62%) Docker
2 36 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) DFS Replication
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.54%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.27%) UAG
7 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 64 (17.20%) Kubernetes
2 41 (11.02%) Ansible
3 24 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (5.91%) Terraform
5 21 (5.65%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (5.11%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (4.57%) Puppet
8 12 (3.23%) SCCM
9 8 (2.15%) SCOM
10 4 (1.08%) Nagios
11 3 (0.81%) Control-M
11 3 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (0.54%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.54%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.54%) Nessus
12 2 (0.54%) QRadar
12 2 (0.54%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 73 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 63 (16.94%) Oracle
3 23 (6.18%) SAP
3 23 (6.18%) Splunk
4 18 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (3.23%) Google
5 12 (3.23%) VMware
6 11 (2.96%) Cisco
7 9 (2.42%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.88%) Citrix
8 7 (1.88%) MuleSoft
9 6 (1.61%) LogicMonitor
10 5 (1.34%) Apiary
10 5 (1.34%) CA
11 4 (1.08%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (1.08%) CyberArk
11 4 (1.08%) EMC
12 3 (0.81%) Palo Alto
12 3 (0.81%) Tableau
12 3 (0.81%) Zuora