Period
to

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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 142 127
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15 +53
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,023 546 371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.58% 1.99% 2.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.81% 5.11% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 396 275
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
25th Percentile £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £594 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% - -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £688
England median daily rate £585 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - £56.25 -
Median hourly rate £35.00 £57.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -39.13% - -
75th Percentile £39.38 £58.75 -
90th Percentile £42.00 - -
England median hourly rate £46.25 £14.00 £64.00
% change year-on-year +230.36% -78.13% -20.00%

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 15,028 10,693 6,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.94% 38.93% 34.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,258 7,787 4,517
10th Percentile £400 £369 £350
25th Percentile £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £530 £525
Median % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% -
75th Percentile £688 £638 £625
90th Percentile £775 £700 £713
England median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 48 34
10th Percentile £19.97 £14.49 £13.60
25th Percentile £26.25 £21.02 £20.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £32.85 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +29.38% +31.40% +16.28%
75th Percentile £67.97 £52.69 £47.94
90th Percentile £82.75 £65.90 £61.18
England median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.24% +5.25% -4.76%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London +29 145 £600 +9.09% 117
West London -4 10 £525 +6.06% 28
North London +3 6 £444 - 2
South London -11 6 £445 -30.20% 4
East London -12 4 £760 +16.92% 31
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 376 (36.75%) Azure
2 354 (34.60%) Agile
3 335 (32.75%) PaaS
4 289 (28.25%) Finance
5 262 (25.61%) IaaS
6 258 (25.22%) AWS
7 252 (24.63%) DevOps
8 204 (19.94%) Microsoft
9 203 (19.84%) Social Skills
10 164 (16.03%) CI/CD
11 146 (14.27%) Microservices
12 144 (14.08%) Migration
13 127 (12.41%) Kubernetes
14 120 (11.73%) SQL
15 112 (10.95%) Azure DevOps
16 106 (10.36%) Docker
17 105 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
17 105 (10.26%) Terraform
18 102 (9.97%) JavaScript
19 101 (9.87%) Windows
20 96 (9.38%) Project Delivery
21 93 (9.09%) Java
22 89 (8.70%) Python
23 88 (8.60%) C#
24 87 (8.50%) Linux
25 86 (8.41%) PowerShell
26 84 (8.21%) .NET
26 84 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
27 80 (7.82%) Oracle
27 80 (7.82%) Firewall

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 38 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 36 (3.52%) Confluence
3 20 (1.96%) Apache
4 18 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
5 17 (1.66%) OpenStack
6 16 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (1.56%) Sitefinity
7 13 (1.27%) WebSphere
8 8 (0.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (0.68%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.68%) nginx
10 6 (0.59%) IIS
10 6 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.49%) CMS
12 4 (0.39%) NServiceBus
12 4 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.29%) Traefik
13 3 (0.29%) WordPress
14 2 (0.20%) Appian
14 2 (0.20%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 22 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.39%) Marvel
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.39%) Sketch
5 2 (0.20%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.20%) InVision
6 1 (0.098%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.098%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.098%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.098%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 28 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 11 (1.08%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.39%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.39%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.39%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.39%) Shopify
6 3 (0.29%) Bloomberg AIM
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.20%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.20%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 376 (36.75%) Azure
2 335 (32.75%) PaaS
3 262 (25.61%) IaaS
4 258 (25.22%) AWS
5 112 (10.95%) Azure DevOps
6 74 (7.23%) Microsoft 365
7 72 (7.04%) Power Platform
8 64 (6.26%) GCP
9 62 (6.06%) Serverless
10 45 (4.40%) GitHub
10 45 (4.40%) PowerApps
11 42 (4.11%) Dynamics 365
12 41 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
13 37 (3.62%) Azure AKS
14 33 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
15 25 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (2.35%) AWS CloudFormation
17 21 (2.05%) Azure Monitor
18 20 (1.96%) Azure Pipelines
19 19 (1.86%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 80 (7.82%) Firewall
2 41 (4.01%) Network Security
3 34 (3.32%) VPN
4 32 (3.13%) DNS
5 31 (3.03%) Internet
6 23 (2.25%) SSL
6 23 (2.25%) WAN
7 19 (1.86%) LAN
8 17 (1.66%) IPsec
9 16 (1.56%) IKE
10 15 (1.47%) HTTP
10 15 (1.47%) TCP/IP
11 12 (1.17%) DMZ
12 10 (0.98%) SAN
13 9 (0.88%) OSPF
14 8 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.78%) X.509
15 6 (0.59%) SNMP
15 6 (0.59%) TACACS
15 6 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
3 25 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 25 (2.44%) Power BI
4 23 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
5 21 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 20 (1.96%) MySQL
6 20 (1.96%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.76%) DynamoDB
8 16 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (1.27%) SAP HANA
10 12 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.08%) Big Data
11 11 (1.08%) Tableau
12 10 (0.98%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.78%) RDBMS
15 7 (0.68%) Amazon Athena
15 7 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 66 (6.45%) JIRA
2 65 (6.35%) Git (software)
3 63 (6.16%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.56%) Postman
6 15 (1.47%) GitLab
7 11 (1.08%) Cypress.io
8 10 (0.98%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.78%) Locust
10 7 (0.68%) JMeter
10 7 (0.68%) PowerDesigner
10 7 (0.68%) Selenium
11 6 (0.59%) Subversion
12 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket Server
12 5 (0.49%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.39%) Android Studio
13 4 (0.39%) CircleCI
13 4 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 289 (28.25%) Finance
2 203 (19.84%) Social Skills
3 84 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (7.53%) Banking
5 55 (5.38%) Retail
6 44 (4.30%) Marketing
7 43 (4.20%) Public Sector
8 32 (3.13%) Telecoms
9 29 (2.83%) Legal
10 19 (1.86%) Front Office
10 19 (1.86%) Presentation Skills
11 17 (1.66%) Manufacturing
12 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
13 14 (1.37%) Law
14 13 (1.27%) Electronics
14 13 (1.27%) Games
14 13 (1.27%) Investment Banking
15 11 (1.08%) Back Office
15 11 (1.08%) Influencing Skills
16 10 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 301 (29.42%) Architect
2 115 (11.24%) Solutions Architect
3 94 (9.19%) Developer
4 88 (8.60%) Analyst
5 64 (6.26%) Project Manager
6 56 (5.47%) Security Architect
7 47 (4.59%) Infrastructure Architect
8 41 (4.01%) Azure Engineer
8 41 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
9 39 (3.81%) Business Analyst
10 37 (3.62%) AWS Architect
10 37 (3.62%) DevOps Engineer
11 36 (3.52%) Security Engineer
12 30 (2.93%) Consultant
13 26 (2.54%) Designer
14 22 (2.15%) Azure Architect
14 22 (2.15%) SaaS Architect
14 22 (2.15%) Technical Architect
15 19 (1.86%) Azure Developer
15 19 (1.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (8.21%) .NET
2 59 (5.77%) Middleware
2 59 (5.77%) REST
3 58 (5.67%) Node.js
4 55 (5.38%) AngularJS
5 47 (4.59%) React
6 37 (3.62%) CSS
7 31 (3.03%) JSON
8 29 (2.83%) Kafka
9 28 (2.74%) HTML
9 28 (2.74%) Web Services
9 28 (2.74%) XML
10 25 (2.44%) .NET Core
11 23 (2.25%) OAuth
12 22 (2.15%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.96%) OAuth2
13 20 (1.96%) SOAP
14 19 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (1.56%) jQuery
15 16 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (5.08%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.99%) Private Cloud
3 44 (4.30%) Cloud Native
4 43 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 42 (4.11%) User Experience
6 38 (3.71%) Public Cloud
7 36 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (3.42%) Management Information System
9 31 (3.03%) Low-Code
10 20 (1.96%) PKI
11 17 (1.66%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.56%) Legacy Applications
13 15 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
13 15 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
13 15 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
14 10 (0.98%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.88%) Replication
15 9 (0.88%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 101 (9.87%) Windows
2 87 (8.50%) Linux
3 54 (5.28%) Unix
4 46 (4.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.56%) Android
6 15 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 14 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (1.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 8 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.59%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.39%) Solaris
12 4 (0.39%) VMS
13 3 (0.29%) CentOS
13 3 (0.29%) HPUX
13 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.29%) SUSE
13 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.20%) Alpine Linux
14 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (34.60%) Agile
2 252 (24.63%) DevOps
3 164 (16.03%) CI/CD
4 146 (14.27%) Microservices
5 144 (14.08%) Migration
6 105 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
7 96 (9.38%) Project Delivery
8 80 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 78 (7.62%) Infrastructure as Code
10 76 (7.43%) Project Management
11 72 (7.04%) Scrum
11 72 (7.04%) TOGAF
12 70 (6.84%) CRM
13 69 (6.74%) Information Security
13 69 (6.74%) Waterfall
14 62 (6.06%) Software Engineering
15 61 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (5.96%) Security Architecture
15 61 (5.96%) Test Automation
16 60 (5.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 120 (11.73%) SQL
2 102 (9.97%) JavaScript
3 93 (9.09%) Java
4 89 (8.70%) Python
5 88 (8.60%) C#
6 86 (8.41%) PowerShell
7 39 (3.81%) Bash
8 35 (3.42%) TypeScript
9 22 (2.15%) Go
10 18 (1.76%) Perl
11 17 (1.66%) VB.NET
12 16 (1.56%) Ruby
13 13 (1.27%) PHP
14 12 (1.17%) Shell Script
15 10 (0.98%) C
15 10 (0.98%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.98%) T-SQL
16 8 (0.78%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.59%) Groovy
18 5 (0.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (5.28%) Security Cleared
2 53 (5.18%) Degree
3 43 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 23 (2.25%) CISSP
5 19 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.66%) TOGAF Certification
7 15 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.27%) CISA
8 13 (1.27%) GIAC
9 12 (1.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 12 (1.17%) CCSK
9 12 (1.17%) CRISC
10 11 (1.08%) SANS
11 10 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
11 10 (0.98%) FFIEC
12 8 (0.78%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.49%) CISM
15 4 (0.39%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (5.38%) QA
2 53 (5.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 33 (3.23%) GDPR
4 31 (3.03%) NIST
5 15 (1.47%) MiFID
6 13 (1.27%) NIST 800
6 13 (1.27%) PCI DSS
7 11 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 10 (0.98%) GRC
8 10 (0.98%) NCSC
9 8 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.78%) SLA
10 6 (0.59%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.39%) ITGC
12 3 (0.29%) Accessibility
13 2 (0.20%) PMO
14 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
14 1 (0.098%) IASME
14 1 (0.098%) PSD2
System Software
1 106 (10.36%) Docker
2 73 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 44 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (1.66%) VMware Workstation
6 16 (1.56%) vCloud
7 9 (0.88%) XenApp
8 8 (0.78%) vSphere
9 6 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.59%) VMware NSX
9 6 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.49%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.39%) NFS
11 4 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.29%) Samba
13 2 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.098%) Firmware
14 1 (0.098%) LXC
14 1 (0.098%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 127 (12.41%) Kubernetes
2 105 (10.26%) Terraform
3 35 (3.42%) Ansible
4 23 (2.25%) Single Sign-On
5 16 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (1.47%) SCCM
7 12 (1.17%) Prometheus
8 11 (1.08%) SCOM
9 10 (0.98%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 10 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (0.88%) logstash
11 7 (0.68%) Puppet
12 6 (0.59%) Control-M
12 6 (0.59%) Packer
13 5 (0.49%) Consul
13 5 (0.49%) Grafana
13 5 (0.49%) Kibana
13 5 (0.49%) QRadar
13 5 (0.49%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 204 (19.94%) Microsoft
2 80 (7.82%) Oracle
2 80 (7.82%) VMware
3 77 (7.53%) SAP
4 74 (7.23%) Salesforce.com
5 41 (4.01%) Google
6 34 (3.32%) Citrix
7 30 (2.93%) ServiceNow
8 28 (2.74%) IBM
9 21 (2.05%) Cisco
10 20 (1.96%) Sitecore
11 17 (1.66%) CA
11 17 (1.66%) Charles River
11 17 (1.66%) Pega
12 15 (1.47%) Adobe
12 15 (1.47%) Splunk
13 14 (1.37%) Workday
14 12 (1.17%) F5
15 11 (1.08%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.98%) Red Hat