Period
to 16 September 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 229 283
Rank change year-on-year +56 +54 -29
Contract jobs citing SaaS 594 554 410
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.53% 1.23% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.71% 4.75% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 392 287
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £357 £375 £313
90th Percentile £725 £688 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
London median hourly rate £83.75 - £45.00
10th Percentile £41.38 - £42.50
90th Percentile £120.25 - £47.50
England median hourly rate £80.00 - £55.00

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 12,613 11,675 7,831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.43% 25.83% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,009 8,552 5,745
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £331 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £475 £465
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 84 76
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +2.80% -11.75%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.00 £11.63
90th Percentile £70.00 £84.50 £146.88
England median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £20.91
% change year-on-year +18.42% -9.13% +10.05%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 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 +9 90 £500 -4.76% 91
South London +29 23 £450 -10.00% 10
East London +26 22 £588 +11.90% 16
West London +14 20 £500 +2.56% 29
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 213 (35.86%) PaaS
2 202 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (31.65%) AWS
4 182 (30.64%) Azure
5 170 (28.62%) IaaS
6 165 (27.78%) Finance
7 148 (24.92%) DevOps
8 110 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 104 (17.51%) JavaScript
10 81 (13.64%) Web Services
11 72 (12.12%) HTML
12 71 (11.95%) Python
13 69 (11.62%) Windows
13 69 (11.62%) SQL
13 69 (11.62%) Banking
13 69 (11.62%) Microservices
14 64 (10.77%) Active Directory
15 63 (10.61%) Java
16 61 (10.27%) GCP
17 60 (10.10%) Linux
18 56 (9.43%) Migration
18 56 (9.43%) Google
18 56 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
18 56 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
19 55 (9.26%) Terraform
20 53 (8.92%) Scrum
21 50 (8.42%) Kubernetes
21 50 (8.42%) Analytics
22 48 (8.08%) Docker
22 48 (8.08%) .NET

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 23 (3.87%) OpenStack
2 19 (3.20%) Confluence
3 17 (2.86%) IIS
4 13 (2.19%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.19%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.18%) Apache
6 7 (1.18%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.67%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.67%) CMS
8 4 (0.67%) Luigi
9 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.34%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.17%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (2.36%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.18%) Sketch
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.34%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.34%) Figma
5 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) InVision
Business Applications
1 8 (1.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (1.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 7 (1.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 6 (1.01%) Oracle General Ledger
4 5 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.84%) NetSuite
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Cash Management
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
4 5 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.67%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.51%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.51%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 213 (35.86%) PaaS
2 188 (31.65%) AWS
3 182 (30.64%) Azure
4 170 (28.62%) IaaS
5 61 (10.27%) GCP
6 46 (7.74%) Office 365
7 33 (5.56%) Serverless
8 32 (5.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 23 (3.87%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (3.03%) OpenShift
11 17 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
12 9 (1.52%) Datadog
13 7 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
14 6 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.01%) GitHub
15 5 (0.84%) G Suite
15 5 (0.84%) Power Platform
16 4 (0.67%) Salesforce Service Cloud
16 4 (0.67%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 45 (7.58%) Firewall
2 30 (5.05%) VPN
3 21 (3.54%) Network Security
4 16 (2.69%) DNS
5 15 (2.53%) DHCP
5 15 (2.53%) WAN
6 13 (2.19%) VLAN
7 11 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (1.68%) Internet
9 9 (1.52%) Multicast
10 8 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.35%) Skype
11 7 (1.18%) BGP
12 6 (1.01%) EIGRP
12 6 (1.01%) LAN
12 6 (1.01%) VXLAN
13 5 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.84%) NetScaler
13 5 (0.84%) SSL
14 4 (0.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.71%) NoSQL
1 28 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.04%) Big Data
3 21 (3.54%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.03%) Hadoop
5 17 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 14 (2.36%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (1.85%) MySQL
10 10 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
10 10 (1.68%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.35%) Data Lake
11 8 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
12 7 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
14 5 (0.84%) Essbase
14 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.84%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 46 (7.74%) Jenkins
2 37 (6.23%) JIRA
3 35 (5.89%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (2.36%) NUnit
5 14 (2.36%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.68%) Karma Test Runner
7 9 (1.52%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.52%) Jasmine
7 9 (1.52%) Pylint
7 9 (1.52%) Sourcetree
8 6 (1.01%) Mocha
8 6 (1.01%) MSBuild
8 6 (1.01%) MSTest
8 6 (1.01%) Selenium
9 5 (0.84%) GitLab
9 5 (0.84%) Subversion
9 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 165 (27.78%) Finance
2 69 (11.62%) Banking
3 42 (7.07%) Marketing
4 36 (6.06%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.71%) Public Sector
6 24 (4.04%) Retail
7 21 (3.54%) Manufacturing
8 20 (3.37%) Legal
9 18 (3.03%) Law
10 14 (2.36%) Investment Banking
11 13 (2.19%) Electronics
12 10 (1.68%) Publishing
13 6 (1.01%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.84%) Games
15 4 (0.67%) Billing
15 4 (0.67%) Local Government
16 3 (0.51%) Advertising
17 2 (0.34%) German Language
17 2 (0.34%) International Banking
17 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 153 (25.76%) Architect
2 128 (21.55%) Developer
3 74 (12.46%) Cloud Architect
4 40 (6.73%) Analyst
5 32 (5.39%) Security Architect
6 30 (5.05%) Consultant
6 30 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 29 (4.88%) AWS Architect
7 29 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 26 (4.38%) Technical Architect
9 24 (4.04%) .NET Developer
9 24 (4.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 24 (4.04%) ServiceNow Developer
10 22 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
10 22 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 18 (3.03%) Azure Architect
12 17 (2.86%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (2.86%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (2.19%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (13.64%) Web Services
2 72 (12.12%) HTML
3 48 (8.08%) .NET
4 43 (7.24%) CSS
5 39 (6.57%) React
6 35 (5.89%) RESTful
7 30 (5.05%) AngularJS
8 29 (4.88%) REST
9 28 (4.71%) XML
10 27 (4.55%) Redux
11 26 (4.38%) HTML5
12 21 (3.54%) .NET Framework
13 20 (3.37%) JSON
13 20 (3.37%) Node.js
14 19 (3.20%) ASP.NET
14 19 (3.20%) ASP.NET Web API
14 19 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
15 16 (2.69%) Kafka
16 15 (2.53%) .NET Core
16 15 (2.53%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 56 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.73%) User Experience
3 35 (5.89%) Data Centre
4 30 (5.05%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.37%) PKI
6 19 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (3.03%) Cloud Native
7 18 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.69%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.52%) Social Media
11 8 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.35%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.01%) Private Cloud
12 6 (1.01%) Replication
13 5 (0.84%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 69 (11.62%) Windows
2 60 (10.10%) Linux
3 27 (4.55%) Unix
4 21 (3.54%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.85%) Windows 10
6 9 (1.52%) Android
6 9 (1.52%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.84%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.84%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.67%) Debian
10 4 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.51%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (24.92%) DevOps
3 69 (11.62%) Microservices
4 56 (9.43%) Migration
4 56 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (8.92%) Scrum
6 50 (8.42%) Analytics
7 46 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (7.24%) TOGAF
9 42 (7.07%) Service Design
10 41 (6.90%) TDD
11 38 (6.40%) Information Security
12 37 (6.23%) Security Architecture
13 35 (5.89%) Business Intelligence
14 34 (5.72%) Fintech
14 34 (5.72%) Project Management
15 33 (5.56%) Test Automation
16 30 (5.05%) SIEM
17 28 (4.71%) Mentoring
17 28 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.51%) JavaScript
2 71 (11.95%) Python
3 69 (11.62%) SQL
4 63 (10.61%) Java
5 38 (6.40%) C#
5 38 (6.40%) PowerShell
6 22 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 14 (2.36%) Go
7 14 (2.36%) Perl
8 13 (2.19%) Scala
9 12 (2.02%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.85%) C
10 11 (1.85%) PHP
10 11 (1.85%) Ruby
11 9 (1.52%) ES6
11 9 (1.52%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.35%) C++
13 7 (1.18%) Java 8
14 6 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (7.91%) Degree
2 34 (5.72%) CISSP
3 30 (5.05%) Security Cleared
4 26 (4.38%) SC Cleared
5 19 (3.20%) AWS Certification
6 15 (2.53%) CISM
7 13 (2.19%) IISP
8 12 (2.02%) TOGAF Certification
9 10 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.18%) MCSE
12 6 (1.01%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.67%) CCIE
13 4 (0.67%) CCNP
13 4 (0.67%) MCITP
13 4 (0.67%) SANS
14 3 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
15 2 (0.34%) CISA
15 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.88%) QA
2 18 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.52%) GDPR
4 9 (1.52%) NIST
5 7 (1.18%) NCSC
6 6 (1.01%) PMO
7 2 (0.34%) SLA
8 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.17%) GxP
8 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 48 (8.08%) Docker
3 13 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (1.52%) XenApp
5 8 (1.35%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.67%) Postfix
9 3 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.34%) KVM
11 1 (0.17%) NFS
11 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.17%) Varnish
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (9.26%) Terraform
2 50 (8.42%) Kubernetes
3 34 (5.72%) Ansible
4 21 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (3.54%) Single Sign-On
5 18 (3.03%) Puppet
6 16 (2.69%) CASB
7 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (2.02%) SCCM
9 11 (1.85%) Salt
10 8 (1.35%) AirWatch
10 8 (1.35%) Kibana
10 8 (1.35%) logstash
11 5 (0.84%) Istio
11 5 (0.84%) Marathon
11 5 (0.84%) Mesos
11 5 (0.84%) Nessus
12 4 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
12 4 (0.67%) vCenter Server
12 4 (0.67%) yum
Vendors
1 110 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 56 (9.43%) Google
3 36 (6.06%) Oracle
4 31 (5.22%) SAP
5 28 (4.71%) Splunk
6 25 (4.21%) VMware
7 24 (4.04%) Cisco
7 24 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 23 (3.87%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (1.68%) Citrix
10 9 (1.52%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.35%) Apple
11 8 (1.35%) Sparx
12 7 (1.18%) Adobe
12 7 (1.18%) Cypress Semiconductor
12 7 (1.18%) Hyperion
12 7 (1.18%) New Relic
12 7 (1.18%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.18%) SaltStack
12 7 (1.18%) Samsung