Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 236 275
Rank change year-on-year +20 +39 +58
Contract jobs citing SaaS 579 460 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.09% 0.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.26% 7.41% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 356 261
London median daily rate £505 £476 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.14% +0.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £345 £313
90th Percentile £675 £667 £706
England median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
London median hourly rate £21.50 £46.75 £100.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.01% -53.25% +222.58%
England median hourly rate £21.50 £44.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -51.14% +20.55% +46.00%

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 9,243 6,205 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 19.89% 14.75% 8.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,922 4,549 2,761
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £645 £625 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 47 35
London median hourly rate £26.60 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +19.05% -17.65%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.93 £10.20
90th Percentile £58.75 £98.50 £40.40
England median hourly rate £18.56 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year -2.30% -12.20% -3.82%

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 17 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor 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 17 January 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 88 £500 +5.26% 89
West London +9 34 £450 -5.66% 37
South London -20 18 £550 +15.79% 5
East London -9 3 £425 - 17
North London -7 1 - - 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 210 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (32.47%) Amazon AWS
3 182 (31.43%) IaaS
4 179 (30.92%) PaaS
5 137 (23.66%) Microsoft Azure
6 126 (21.76%) DevOps
7 107 (18.48%) Finance
8 101 (17.44%) Microsoft
9 92 (15.89%) JavaScript
10 81 (13.99%) Web Services
11 76 (13.13%) Java
12 72 (12.44%) Python
13 68 (11.74%) CSS
14 67 (11.57%) HTML
15 62 (10.71%) Project Management
16 61 (10.54%) Docker
17 60 (10.36%) Linux
18 59 (10.19%) SQL
18 59 (10.19%) AngularJS
19 58 (10.02%) Ansible
20 54 (9.33%) JIRA
21 53 (9.15%) Jenkins
22 52 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
23 51 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
24 50 (8.64%) SDLC
24 50 (8.64%) REST
24 50 (8.64%) Salesforce.com
25 48 (8.29%) Git (software)
25 48 (8.29%) HTML5
26 46 (7.94%) ITIL

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 15 (2.59%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.42%) Confluence
3 10 (1.73%) CMS
4 9 (1.55%) OpenStack
4 9 (1.55%) SAS
5 8 (1.38%) Apache
5 8 (1.38%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.21%) ThingWorx
6 7 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.86%) IIS
8 4 (0.69%) Marvel
9 2 (0.35%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.35%) Drupal
9 2 (0.35%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.38%) HipChat
3 6 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.69%) InVision
5 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 12 (2.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.69%) SAP HCM
2 4 (0.69%) Workday HCM
3 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.52%) Eloqua
3 3 (0.52%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.52%) Oracle HRMS
4 2 (0.35%) iTrent
4 2 (0.35%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.35%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.35%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.17%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 188 (32.47%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (31.43%) IaaS
3 179 (30.92%) PaaS
4 137 (23.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 30 (5.18%) Office 365
6 25 (4.32%) npm
7 23 (3.97%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.63%) SuccessFactors
9 19 (3.28%) Serverless
10 17 (2.94%) iPaaS
11 14 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.25%) GitHub
13 12 (2.07%) Trello
14 6 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
16 4 (0.69%) Datadog
16 4 (0.69%) Force.com
16 4 (0.69%) Route 53
16 4 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 41 (7.08%) Firewall
2 31 (5.35%) LAN
2 31 (5.35%) WAN
3 29 (5.01%) VPN
4 17 (2.94%) DNS
5 16 (2.76%) Internet
6 15 (2.59%) Network Security
7 13 (2.25%) TCP/IP
8 9 (1.55%) SMS
8 9 (1.55%) SSL
8 9 (1.55%) Wireless
9 8 (1.38%) DHCP
10 7 (1.21%) Modbus
10 7 (1.21%) MQTT
11 6 (1.04%) HTTP
11 6 (1.04%) ICMP
11 6 (1.04%) SAN
12 5 (0.86%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.25%) Big Data
2 36 (6.22%) NoSQL
3 28 (4.84%) MySQL
4 27 (4.66%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 20 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 16 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.42%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.73%) Power BI
10 7 (1.21%) Spotfire
11 5 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (0.86%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.86%) Redis
12 4 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
12 4 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.52%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 54 (9.33%) JIRA
2 53 (9.15%) Jenkins
3 48 (8.29%) Git (software)
4 29 (5.01%) webpack
5 24 (4.15%) gulp
6 23 (3.97%) Grunt
7 15 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 13 (2.25%) Cucumber
9 12 (2.07%) Sonatype Nexus
10 9 (1.55%) JBehave
10 9 (1.55%) TestRail
10 9 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (1.04%) Jasmine
11 6 (1.04%) Selenium
11 6 (1.04%) Subversion
12 5 (0.86%) Babel
12 5 (0.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 5 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.86%) NUnit
12 5 (0.86%) RSpec
General
1 107 (18.48%) Finance
2 36 (6.22%) Marketing
2 36 (6.22%) Retail
3 33 (5.70%) Banking
4 17 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.07%) Publishing
6 11 (1.90%) Law
6 11 (1.90%) Legal
7 8 (1.38%) Advertising
7 8 (1.38%) Billing
8 7 (1.21%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.21%) Games
9 5 (0.86%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.35%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 2 (0.35%) Front Office
11 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 150 (25.91%) Architect
2 115 (19.86%) Developer
3 58 (10.02%) Solutions Architect
4 44 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
5 41 (7.08%) Consultant
5 41 (7.08%) Project Manager
6 40 (6.91%) Analyst
7 39 (6.74%) Cloud Architect
8 31 (5.35%) JavaScript Developer
9 30 (5.18%) AWS Engineer
10 26 (4.49%) AWS DevOps
11 25 (4.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 24 (4.15%) Security Architect
12 24 (4.15%) UI Developer
13 22 (3.80%) Business Analyst
13 22 (3.80%) HTML Developer
14 21 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (3.63%) Senior Developer
15 17 (2.94%) Azure Architect
16 16 (2.76%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.99%) Web Services
2 68 (11.74%) CSS
3 67 (11.57%) HTML
4 59 (10.19%) AngularJS
5 50 (8.64%) REST
6 48 (8.29%) HTML5
7 44 (7.60%) Node.js
8 40 (6.91%) React
9 39 (6.74%) Middleware
10 37 (6.39%) .NET
11 30 (5.18%) JSON
12 29 (5.01%) LESS
13 24 (4.15%) CSS3
14 21 (3.63%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 19 (3.28%) jQuery
15 19 (3.28%) Ruby on Rails
16 17 (2.94%) RESTful
17 15 (2.59%) Java EE
17 15 (2.59%) SOAP
18 13 (2.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.39%) Public Cloud
3 28 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 20 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 20 (3.45%) User Experience
5 18 (3.11%) Fintech
6 17 (2.94%) Mobile App
7 15 (2.59%) Derivative
7 15 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.55%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.38%) Equities
11 8 (1.38%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
12 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Cloud
12 7 (1.21%) Internet of Things
12 7 (1.21%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (10.36%) Linux
2 41 (7.08%) Windows
3 16 (2.76%) Android
4 13 (2.25%) Unix
5 11 (1.90%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.86%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.69%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.35%) CoreOS
11 2 (0.35%) SmartOS
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (36.27%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (21.76%) DevOps
3 62 (10.71%) Project Management
4 52 (8.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 50 (8.64%) SDLC
6 46 (7.94%) CRM
6 46 (7.94%) ITIL
7 43 (7.43%) Migration
8 40 (6.91%) PRINCE2
8 40 (6.91%) TOGAF
9 38 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
9 38 (6.56%) Scrum
10 37 (6.39%) SOA
11 35 (6.04%) Change Management
11 35 (6.04%) Open Source
12 34 (5.87%) UML
13 33 (5.70%) Information Security
14 32 (5.53%) Mentoring
15 31 (5.35%) Analytics
16 29 (5.01%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 92 (15.89%) JavaScript
2 76 (13.13%) Java
3 72 (12.44%) Python
4 59 (10.19%) SQL
5 39 (6.74%) Ruby
6 34 (5.87%) C#
7 31 (5.35%) TypeScript
8 27 (4.66%) ES6
9 22 (3.80%) Bash Shell
10 18 (3.11%) C
11 14 (2.42%) PHP
12 11 (1.90%) Scala
13 10 (1.73%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.55%) Go
14 9 (1.55%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.21%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.21%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.86%) Groovy
16 5 (0.86%) R
17 4 (0.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 30 (5.18%) Degree
2 23 (3.97%) Security Cleared
3 13 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 10 (1.73%) CISSP
6 6 (1.04%) AWS Certification
6 6 (1.04%) CISM
6 6 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.86%) CEH
7 5 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.86%) PMP
8 4 (0.69%) CCIE
8 4 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (0.52%) CIPD
9 3 (0.52%) EMC Certification
9 3 (0.52%) MCSE
9 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.28%) QA
2 17 (2.94%) GDPR
3 14 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.73%) GAAP
5 9 (1.55%) PCI DSS
6 6 (1.04%) PMO
7 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.52%) COBIT
9 2 (0.35%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.17%) SLA
10 1 (0.17%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 61 (10.54%) Docker
2 26 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.69%) vCloud
5 4 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.35%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.17%) UAG
7 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 58 (10.02%) Ansible
2 37 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (4.15%) Kubernetes
4 23 (3.97%) Terraform
5 8 (1.38%) Grafana
6 6 (1.04%) Puppet
7 4 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.69%) SCOM
8 3 (0.52%) Mesos
8 3 (0.52%) Rancher
8 3 (0.52%) Rundeck
8 3 (0.52%) SCCM
9 2 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.35%) MOM
10 1 (0.17%) Graphite
10 1 (0.17%) Ionix
10 1 (0.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (0.17%) Packer
10 1 (0.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 101 (17.44%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.64%) Salesforce.com
3 40 (6.91%) Oracle
3 40 (6.91%) SAP
4 27 (4.66%) ServiceNow
5 23 (3.97%) Google
6 18 (3.11%) Workday
7 15 (2.59%) Cisco
7 15 (2.59%) IBM
8 13 (2.25%) Atlassian
9 11 (1.90%) Palo Alto
9 11 (1.90%) VMware
10 7 (1.21%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.04%) MuleSoft
11 6 (1.04%) Tableau
11 6 (1.04%) Vertica
12 5 (0.86%) Apple
12 5 (0.86%) IBM Sterling
12 5 (0.86%) Ivanti
12 5 (0.86%) Splunk