Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 236 241
Rank change year-on-year +53 +5 +33
Contract jobs citing SaaS 741 545 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.59% 1.15% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.95% 6.02% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 387 373
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £375 £350 £325
90th Percentile £713 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
London median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -54.01% -53.25%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.70 £39.50
90th Percentile £14.25 £44.13 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £35.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -44.29% -20.45% +36.43%

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 12,455 9,052 6,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 26.80% 19.17% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,215 6,782 4,740
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £343 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 86 49
London median hourly rate £18.88 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.18% -12.00% +17.26%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £13.43
90th Percentile £85.38 £75.00 £98.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -6 109 £525 +5.00% 95
South London +6 32 £500 -9.09% 14
East London -13 23 £525 +20.00% 12
West London -10 19 £538 +2.38% 56
North London -6 1 £525 +23.53% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 254 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 248 (33.47%) PaaS
3 235 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 214 (28.88%) Amazon AWS
5 204 (27.53%) IaaS
6 179 (24.16%) DevOps
7 172 (23.21%) Microsoft
8 150 (20.24%) Finance
9 131 (17.68%) JavaScript
10 96 (12.96%) Java
11 90 (12.15%) Web Services
11 90 (12.15%) Windows
12 85 (11.47%) SQL
13 82 (11.07%) Docker
13 82 (11.07%) Open Source
14 80 (10.80%) Kubernetes
14 80 (10.80%) Linux
14 80 (10.80%) Banking
15 79 (10.66%) Python
16 77 (10.39%) Migration
17 76 (10.26%) Ansible
18 71 (9.58%) Jenkins
18 71 (9.58%) Office 365
18 71 (9.58%) .NET
19 64 (8.64%) Terraform
20 63 (8.50%) Firewall
21 62 (8.37%) Active Directory
21 62 (8.37%) Security Cleared
22 61 (8.23%) Microservices
23 60 (8.10%) Continuous Integration

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 24 (3.24%) Confluence
2 23 (3.10%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (2.16%) Apache Spark
5 15 (2.02%) IIS
5 15 (2.02%) Mule
6 12 (1.62%) Anypoint
6 12 (1.62%) Mule ESB
7 11 (1.48%) NServiceBus
8 9 (1.21%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.94%) CMS
10 6 (0.81%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.67%) Apache
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.67%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.40%) Moodle
13 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) SPSS
5 1 (0.13%) InVision
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.48%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.54%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.40%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.27%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.27%) Shopify
6 1 (0.13%) Maximo
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 248 (33.47%) PaaS
2 235 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (28.88%) Amazon AWS
4 204 (27.53%) IaaS
5 71 (9.58%) Office 365
6 43 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (4.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 28 (3.78%) Google Cloud Platform
9 27 (3.64%) GitHub
9 27 (3.64%) OpenShift
10 26 (3.51%) Datadog
11 24 (3.24%) Dynamics 365
12 17 (2.29%) G Suite
13 16 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (1.62%) Serverless
15 8 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
15 8 (1.08%) Lucidchart
16 7 (0.94%) Azure Functions
17 6 (0.81%) OneDrive
18 5 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 63 (8.50%) Firewall
2 42 (5.67%) DNS
2 42 (5.67%) VPN
3 28 (3.78%) WAN
4 26 (3.51%) LAN
5 22 (2.97%) SSL
6 19 (2.56%) TCP/IP
7 18 (2.43%) Network Security
8 13 (1.75%) Skype
8 13 (1.75%) WLAN
9 12 (1.62%) Unified Communications
10 11 (1.48%) HTTP
10 11 (1.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 11 (1.48%) Wireless
11 10 (1.35%) Internet
12 9 (1.21%) ICMP
12 9 (1.21%) SMTP
13 7 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.67%) DHCP
15 4 (0.54%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.99%) Big Data
3 31 (4.18%) MongoDB
4 28 (3.78%) NoSQL
5 27 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 26 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
7 17 (2.29%) MySQL
8 16 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.62%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.48%) Power BI
10 11 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.21%) Data Lake
12 8 (1.08%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.81%) Redis
14 5 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
14 5 (0.67%) DB2
14 5 (0.67%) HBase
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
15 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (9.58%) Jenkins
2 46 (6.21%) Git (software)
3 41 (5.53%) JIRA
4 30 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 29 (3.91%) Octopus Deploy
6 28 (3.78%) Bitbucket
6 28 (3.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 24 (3.24%) Maven
8 20 (2.70%) Cucumber
8 20 (2.70%) Selenium
9 15 (2.02%) IBM UrbanCode
10 13 (1.75%) Artifactory
10 13 (1.75%) Pylint
10 13 (1.75%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.62%) Subversion
12 11 (1.48%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.48%) gulp
13 10 (1.35%) Travis CI
13 10 (1.35%) Zephyr
14 7 (0.94%) MSBuild
General
1 150 (20.24%) Finance
2 80 (10.80%) Banking
3 35 (4.72%) Retail
4 24 (3.24%) Law
5 23 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.43%) Legal
7 15 (2.02%) Marketing
8 11 (1.48%) Advertising
9 10 (1.35%) German Language
10 9 (1.21%) Financial Institution
11 8 (1.08%) Front Office
12 7 (0.94%) Billing
13 6 (0.81%) Games
14 4 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.54%) Publishing
15 3 (0.40%) Electronics
15 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.27%) Automotive
16 2 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 154 (20.78%) Architect
2 141 (19.03%) Developer
3 84 (11.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 56 (7.56%) Analyst
5 48 (6.48%) Solutions Architect
6 46 (6.21%) Consultant
7 43 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 35 (4.72%) Azure Architect
9 32 (4.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 32 (4.32%) Technical Leader
10 31 (4.18%) Cloud Architect
11 30 (4.05%) AWS Engineer
12 25 (3.37%) Azure Engineer
13 23 (3.10%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (2.97%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.83%) Azure DevOps
15 21 (2.83%) Technical Architect
16 20 (2.70%) C# Developer
16 20 (2.70%) Security Architect
16 20 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (12.15%) Web Services
2 71 (9.58%) .NET
3 58 (7.83%) Node.js
4 54 (7.29%) HTML
5 43 (5.80%) CSS
6 41 (5.53%) SAML
7 40 (5.40%) REST
8 37 (4.99%) Elastic Stack
9 35 (4.72%) React
10 33 (4.45%) XML
11 28 (3.78%) Redux
11 28 (3.78%) RESTful
12 27 (3.64%) AngularJS
13 26 (3.51%) OAuth
13 26 (3.51%) SOAP
14 22 (2.97%) Spring
15 20 (2.70%) HTML5
15 20 (2.70%) Java EE
16 19 (2.56%) Hibernate
17 18 (2.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.15%) Public Cloud
2 50 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (5.53%) User Experience
4 28 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 25 (3.37%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.24%) Fintech
6 24 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 24 (3.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 22 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (2.02%) Cloud Native
9 14 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.21%) Hedge funds
13 8 (1.08%) Blog
13 8 (1.08%) PKI
14 7 (0.94%) Virtual Team
15 5 (0.67%) Derivative
16 4 (0.54%) Equities
16 4 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 90 (12.15%) Windows
2 80 (10.80%) Linux
3 45 (6.07%) Windows Server
4 26 (3.51%) Unix
5 16 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.16%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.89%) Windows 10
7 12 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.94%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.81%) Android
9 6 (0.81%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.67%) Mesosphere
11 4 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.27%) Debian
12 2 (0.27%) FreeBSD
12 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (34.28%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (24.16%) DevOps
3 82 (11.07%) Open Source
4 77 (10.39%) Migration
5 61 (8.23%) Microservices
6 60 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
7 56 (7.56%) Scrum
8 49 (6.61%) Test Automation
9 46 (6.21%) SDLC
9 46 (6.21%) SOA
10 44 (5.94%) ITIL
10 44 (5.94%) Project Management
11 43 (5.80%) Continuous Delivery
12 42 (5.67%) Analytics
13 40 (5.40%) TDD
14 38 (5.13%) IT Strategy
14 38 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (4.99%) CRM
16 36 (4.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (17.68%) JavaScript
2 96 (12.96%) Java
3 85 (11.47%) SQL
4 79 (10.66%) Python
5 55 (7.42%) C#
6 43 (5.80%) PowerShell
7 25 (3.37%) Ruby
8 21 (2.83%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.43%) C
10 15 (2.02%) TypeScript
11 14 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.35%) Java 8
13 9 (1.21%) PHP
13 9 (1.21%) Scala
14 7 (0.94%) Groovy
15 5 (0.67%) C++
15 5 (0.67%) ES6
15 5 (0.67%) Go
15 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 43 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.32%) Degree
4 10 (1.35%) CISSP
4 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (0.94%) AWS Certification
6 7 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.81%) MCSE
8 5 (0.67%) CCNA
9 4 (0.54%) CCIE
9 4 (0.54%) CCNP
9 4 (0.54%) CISM
9 4 (0.54%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.40%) CEH
10 3 (0.40%) MCP
10 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.27%) ACCA
11 2 (0.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.86%) QA
2 14 (1.89%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 10 (1.35%) FedRAMP
4 10 (1.35%) HIPAA
5 9 (1.21%) GDPR
6 8 (1.08%) SLA
7 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.27%) COBIT
10 2 (0.27%) PMO
10 2 (0.27%) WCAG
11 1 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.13%) PSD2
11 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 82 (11.07%) Docker
2 62 (8.37%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.08%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.54%) XenApp
7 3 (0.40%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.40%) vSphere
8 2 (0.27%) KVM
8 2 (0.27%) NFS
8 2 (0.27%) pfSense
8 2 (0.27%) Samba
9 1 (0.13%) NDS
9 1 (0.13%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.13%) vCloud
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 80 (10.80%) Kubernetes
2 76 (10.26%) Ansible
3 64 (8.64%) Terraform
4 44 (5.94%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (5.26%) Puppet
6 22 (2.97%) Single Sign-On
7 16 (2.16%) Kibana
8 15 (2.02%) Nagios
9 13 (1.75%) CloudHub
10 12 (1.62%) logstash
11 11 (1.48%) CASB
12 10 (1.35%) Mesos
12 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
13 9 (1.21%) Marathon
13 9 (1.21%) SCCM
14 4 (0.54%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.54%) FortiGate
14 4 (0.54%) Grafana
14 4 (0.54%) Salt
14 4 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 172 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 60 (8.10%) Oracle
3 57 (7.69%) Google
4 45 (6.07%) Splunk
5 32 (4.32%) VMware
6 26 (3.51%) ServiceNow
7 25 (3.37%) Cisco
8 22 (2.97%) New Relic
9 20 (2.70%) SAP
10 18 (2.43%) MuleSoft
10 18 (2.43%) Okta
10 18 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (2.02%) AppDynamics
12 13 (1.75%) IBM
13 12 (1.62%) Workday
14 11 (1.48%) Micro Focus
15 9 (1.21%) Apple
16 8 (1.08%) CheckPoint
17 7 (0.94%) BISAM
17 7 (0.94%) FactSet