Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 143 160 180
Rank change year-on-year +17 +20 +26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 386 437 715
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.97% 1.55% 1.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.23% 4.53% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 329 540
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £338 £374 £370
90th Percentile £700 £725 £713
England median daily rate £500 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £36.75 - £13.50
10th Percentile £27.23 - £12.75
90th Percentile £45.68 - £14.25
England median hourly rate £14.00 £80.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -82.50% +240.43% +9.30%

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 7,377 9,657 12,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.62% 34.31% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,375 7,158 9,482
Median daily rate £513 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £338
90th Percentile £688 £694 £675
England median daily rate £495 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -1.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 69 67
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.11% +18.42% -16.39%
10th Percentile £20.00 £16.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £68.36 £78.75 £39.76
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.25% +14.29% -2.78%

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 27 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 February 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 +55 55 £556 +5.95% 98
South London +49 10 £413 -7.04% 6
West London +34 5 £700 +105.88% 65
East London +25 1 £525 +16.67% 23
North London +9 1 - - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 135 (34.97%) Azure
2 122 (31.61%) PaaS
3 114 (29.53%) AWS
4 113 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 102 (26.42%) Finance
6 87 (22.54%) IaaS
7 75 (19.43%) DevOps
8 63 (16.32%) Microservices
9 55 (14.25%) Java
10 51 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 50 (12.95%) Kubernetes
12 46 (11.92%) JavaScript
13 43 (11.14%) REST
14 41 (10.62%) Python
15 39 (10.10%) Windows
15 39 (10.10%) Banking
15 39 (10.10%) Docker
16 38 (9.84%) Jenkins
16 38 (9.84%) Microsoft 365
16 38 (9.84%) SQL
16 38 (9.84%) Oracle
17 36 (9.33%) Linux
17 36 (9.33%) Security Cleared
17 36 (9.33%) User Experience
18 35 (9.07%) Terraform
19 34 (8.81%) SC Cleared
19 34 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
20 32 (8.29%) Active Directory
21 30 (7.77%) .NET
22 29 (7.51%) HTML

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 20 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 16 (4.15%) Confluence
3 9 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.52%) Apache
6 2 (0.52%) CMS
6 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.52%) SAS
6 2 (0.52%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.52%) SugarCRM
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Airflow
7 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.26%) Camunda
7 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.04%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.78%) Figma
3 3 (0.78%) Marvel
3 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.78%) Sketch
4 2 (0.52%) InVision
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.55%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.30%) Magento
3 4 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.52%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.26%) Maximo
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 135 (34.97%) Azure
2 122 (31.61%) PaaS
3 114 (29.53%) AWS
4 87 (22.54%) IaaS
5 38 (9.84%) Microsoft 365
6 29 (7.51%) GCP
7 23 (5.96%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (4.15%) Serverless
9 14 (3.63%) Amazon ECS
9 14 (3.63%) GitHub
9 14 (3.63%) Power Platform
10 10 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 8 (2.07%) Amazon Kinesis
12 7 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (1.81%) Firebase
13 6 (1.55%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.40%) LAN
1 17 (4.40%) WAN
2 16 (4.15%) Firewall
3 12 (3.11%) DNS
4 11 (2.85%) VPN
5 8 (2.07%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.81%) Internet
6 7 (1.81%) Multicast
6 7 (1.81%) Network Security
6 7 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (1.30%) DHCP
7 5 (1.30%) Kerberos
8 4 (1.04%) HTTP
8 4 (1.04%) iSCSI
8 4 (1.04%) SAN
8 4 (1.04%) VLAN
9 3 (0.78%) DMZ
9 3 (0.78%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.78%) VoIP
9 3 (0.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 12 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (2.85%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.07%) NoSQL
5 8 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (1.55%) Big Data
7 6 (1.55%) Data Lake
8 5 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.30%) MySQL
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.30%) Power BI
9 4 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 4 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.04%) Tableau
10 3 (0.78%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.78%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 27 (6.99%) JIRA
3 18 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.59%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (1.55%) GitLab
5 6 (1.55%) JMeter
5 6 (1.55%) Maven
5 6 (1.55%) Selenium
6 5 (1.30%) CircleCI
6 5 (1.30%) Cypress.io
6 5 (1.30%) SonarQube
7 4 (1.04%) Bitbucket Server
7 4 (1.04%) IntelliJ
8 3 (0.78%) JUnit
8 3 (0.78%) Postman
8 3 (0.78%) REST Assured
8 3 (0.78%) Serena SBM
8 3 (0.78%) Subversion
8 3 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 102 (26.42%) Finance
2 39 (10.10%) Banking
3 24 (6.22%) Public Sector
4 18 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 15 (3.89%) Marketing
6 11 (2.85%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.33%) Front Office
7 9 (2.33%) Retail
8 6 (1.55%) Electronics
8 6 (1.55%) Publishing
9 5 (1.30%) Billing
9 5 (1.30%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.04%) General Ledger
10 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
11 3 (0.78%) Law
12 2 (0.52%) French Language
12 2 (0.52%) German Language
12 2 (0.52%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 96 (24.87%) Architect
2 81 (20.98%) Developer
3 31 (8.03%) Solutions Architect
4 30 (7.77%) Consultant
5 24 (6.22%) Java Developer
6 23 (5.96%) Analyst
7 21 (5.44%) Cloud Architect
8 20 (5.18%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 16 (4.15%) Project Manager
11 14 (3.63%) Security Architect
12 13 (3.37%) AWS Developer
12 13 (3.37%) Data Architect
13 10 (2.59%) Azure Architect
13 10 (2.59%) Enterprise Architect
13 10 (2.59%) Python Developer
13 10 (2.59%) Senior Architect
13 10 (2.59%) Technical Architect
14 9 (2.33%) Azure Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.14%) REST
2 30 (7.77%) .NET
3 29 (7.51%) HTML
4 27 (6.99%) Node.js
5 24 (6.22%) React
6 22 (5.70%) Spring
7 20 (5.18%) CSS
7 20 (5.18%) Spring Boot
8 17 (4.40%) Kafka
8 17 (4.40%) Redux
9 16 (4.15%) JSON
9 16 (4.15%) Web Services
10 15 (3.89%) .NET Core
11 13 (3.37%) HTML5
12 11 (2.85%) AngularJS
13 10 (2.59%) GraphQL
13 10 (2.59%) Lambda Expressions
13 10 (2.59%) LDAP
13 10 (2.59%) SOAP
14 9 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.33%) User Experience
2 24 (6.22%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 18 (4.66%) Clustering
4 17 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.37%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.11%) Cloud Native
7 11 (2.85%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.59%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.81%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.04%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.04%) iPad
12 4 (1.04%) Replication
12 4 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (10.10%) Windows
2 36 (9.33%) Linux
3 14 (3.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.59%) Apple iOS
5 9 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (2.07%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (1.81%) Android
7 7 (1.81%) Solaris
8 6 (1.55%) Unix
8 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.78%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.52%) CentOS
11 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.52%) SUSE
11 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (19.43%) DevOps
3 63 (16.32%) Microservices
4 34 (8.81%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 25 (6.48%) Migration
6 25 (6.48%) Performance Tuning
6 25 (6.48%) TDD
7 24 (6.22%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (6.22%) High Availability
7 24 (6.22%) Test Automation
8 23 (5.96%) Security Architecture
9 22 (5.70%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (5.70%) User Stories
10 20 (5.18%) Data Management
11 19 (4.92%) Scrum
12 18 (4.66%) Analytics
12 18 (4.66%) Data Modelling
12 18 (4.66%) Project Management
12 18 (4.66%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 55 (14.25%) Java
2 46 (11.92%) JavaScript
3 41 (10.62%) Python
4 38 (9.84%) SQL
5 24 (6.22%) C#
6 23 (5.96%) TypeScript
7 18 (4.66%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.55%) Apex Code
9 6 (1.55%) SOQL
10 5 (1.30%) Perl
10 5 (1.30%) PHP
10 5 (1.30%) Ruby
11 4 (1.04%) Ada
11 4 (1.04%) Go
11 4 (1.04%) Kotlin
11 4 (1.04%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.78%) Apple Swift
12 3 (0.78%) C
12 3 (0.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.15%) Degree
4 8 (2.07%) AWS Certification
4 8 (2.07%) CISSP
5 7 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.55%) CISM
7 5 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.04%) PMP
8 4 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.78%) ACCA
9 3 (0.78%) CAPM
9 3 (0.78%) CCNP
9 3 (0.78%) CISA
9 3 (0.78%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.78%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 3 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.89%) GDPR
1 15 (3.89%) NIST
2 13 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 8 (2.07%) QA
5 4 (1.04%) HIPAA
5 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.78%) IFRS
6 3 (0.78%) NIST 800
7 2 (0.52%) PMO
7 2 (0.52%) RMADS
8 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.26%) IEC 62304
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.26%) NCSC
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (10.10%) Docker
2 32 (8.29%) Active Directory
3 23 (5.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.04%) vSphere
6 4 (1.04%) Xen
7 3 (0.78%) KVM
8 2 (0.52%) NFS
8 2 (0.52%) UAG
8 2 (0.52%) vCloud
8 2 (0.52%) Veritas File System
9 1 (0.26%) HDFS
9 1 (0.26%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.26%) Snort
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.26%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (12.95%) Kubernetes
2 35 (9.07%) Terraform
3 25 (6.48%) Ansible
4 11 (2.85%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.30%) Puppet
8 4 (1.04%) Kibana
8 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.04%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.04%) vRealize
9 3 (0.78%) Control-M
9 3 (0.78%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.78%) Icinga
9 3 (0.78%) Netcool
9 3 (0.78%) QRadar
9 3 (0.78%) Rancher
9 3 (0.78%) SCCM
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 38 (9.84%) Oracle
3 28 (7.25%) VMware
4 21 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (4.40%) SAP
6 16 (4.15%) Google
6 16 (4.15%) ServiceNow
7 9 (2.33%) Cisco
7 9 (2.33%) Dell
7 9 (2.33%) IBM
8 8 (2.07%) Splunk
9 7 (1.81%) Charles River
10 6 (1.55%) Adyen
10 6 (1.55%) SolarWinds
11 5 (1.30%) EMC
11 5 (1.30%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.04%) Blue Coat
12 4 (1.04%) Infoblox
12 4 (1.04%) Intel
12 4 (1.04%) Symantec