Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 222 267
Rank change year-on-year -10 +45 +58
Contract jobs citing SaaS 526 512 417
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.13% 1.13% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.13% 8.03% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 398 283
London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £650 £675 £688
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
London median hourly rate £20.50 £46.75 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.15% +37.50% -1.45%
10th Percentile £19.25 £39.50 £26.53
90th Percentile £21.75 £50.00 £36.40
England median hourly rate £27.75 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.32% +26.15% +30.00%

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 8584 6376 3772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.44% 14.10% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6429 4700 2786
London median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 49 30
London median hourly rate £21.23 £23.50 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +16.83% +11.75%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £165.00 £98.00 £40.40
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.31 £21.64
% change year-on-year +3.60% -10.79% +20.22%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +16 94 £500 - 30
West London +7 28 £525 - 10
East London -1 8 £438 +25.00% 8
South London -29 6 £475 - 8
North London -8 2 £398 -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 177 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 164 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
3 138 (26.24%) IaaS
4 127 (24.14%) PaaS
5 121 (23.00%) DevOps
6 111 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 96 (18.25%) Finance
8 90 (17.11%) Microsoft
9 88 (16.73%) JavaScript
10 71 (13.50%) Java
11 68 (12.93%) Web Services
12 65 (12.36%) HTML
13 64 (12.17%) CSS
14 63 (11.98%) Python
14 63 (11.98%) Project Management
14 63 (11.98%) Ansible
15 61 (11.60%) Docker
15 61 (11.60%) Linux
15 61 (11.60%) SQL
16 54 (10.27%) AngularJS
17 53 (10.08%) ITIL
18 51 (9.70%) Jenkins
19 50 (9.51%) REST
19 50 (9.51%) PRINCE2
20 46 (8.75%) Git (software)
20 46 (8.75%) SDLC
21 45 (8.56%) HTML5
22 44 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (8.37%) JIRA
23 43 (8.17%) 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 17 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 14 (2.66%) Confluence
3 11 (2.09%) Apache
4 9 (1.71%) SAS
4 9 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 8 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.33%) CMS
7 6 (1.14%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.76%) IIS
8 4 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 4 (0.76%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.57%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.38%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.38%) Drupal
10 2 (0.38%) JBoss
10 2 (0.38%) Marvel
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.19%) Joomla!
Applications
1 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.52%) HipChat
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.38%) InVision
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 11 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.76%) iTrent
2 4 (0.76%) SAP HCM
3 3 (0.57%) Oracle HRMS
3 3 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 3 (0.57%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.38%) Relativity
4 2 (0.38%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.38%) SAP PA-EC
4 2 (0.38%) SnowdropKCS
5 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.19%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.19%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 164 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (26.24%) IaaS
3 127 (24.14%) PaaS
4 111 (21.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (5.89%) Office 365
6 21 (3.99%) Serverless
6 21 (3.99%) SuccessFactors
7 19 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (3.61%) npm
8 18 (3.42%) GitHub
9 15 (2.85%) iPaaS
10 14 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.95%) Datadog
13 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.57%) BPaaS
14 3 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.57%) Slack
14 3 (0.57%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.17%) Firewall
2 30 (5.70%) LAN
2 30 (5.70%) WAN
3 26 (4.94%) VPN
4 19 (3.61%) DNS
5 16 (3.04%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.85%) Network Security
7 14 (2.66%) Internet
8 11 (2.09%) SSL
9 10 (1.90%) SMS
10 8 (1.52%) ICMP
11 7 (1.33%) DHCP
11 7 (1.33%) HTTP
11 7 (1.33%) Skype
12 6 (1.14%) SAN
12 6 (1.14%) VoIP
13 5 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.95%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.76%) DMZ
14 4 (0.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.98%) NoSQL
2 40 (7.60%) Big Data
3 30 (5.70%) MySQL
4 27 (5.13%) SQL Server
5 20 (3.80%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.42%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.28%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.71%) Relational Database
11 7 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.33%) Apache Hive
12 6 (1.14%) DocumentDB
12 6 (1.14%) Presto
13 5 (0.95%) Power BI
14 4 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.76%) Redis
15 3 (0.57%) HBase
Development Applications
1 51 (9.70%) Jenkins
2 46 (8.75%) Git (software)
3 44 (8.37%) JIRA
4 20 (3.80%) webpack
5 16 (3.04%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.85%) Grunt
6 15 (2.85%) gulp
7 13 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 11 (2.09%) JBehave
10 10 (1.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 9 (1.71%) TestRail
12 8 (1.52%) NUnit
13 7 (1.33%) Maven
14 6 (1.14%) Bitbucket
14 6 (1.14%) Subversion
14 6 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (0.95%) Artifactory
15 5 (0.95%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.95%) RSpec
General
1 96 (18.25%) Finance
2 36 (6.84%) Banking
2 36 (6.84%) Retail
3 23 (4.37%) Marketing
4 16 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.28%) Law
6 11 (2.09%) Legal
7 8 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.52%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.33%) Publishing
9 6 (1.14%) Advertising
9 6 (1.14%) Billing
10 5 (0.95%) Back Office
10 5 (0.95%) Games
10 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.57%) Front Office
13 2 (0.38%) Automotive
13 2 (0.38%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 110 (20.91%) Architect
2 109 (20.72%) Developer
3 52 (9.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 46 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
5 44 (8.37%) Project Manager
6 43 (8.17%) Analyst
7 42 (7.98%) Consultant
8 34 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
9 31 (5.89%) Cloud Architect
10 30 (5.70%) AWS DevOps
11 29 (5.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 27 (5.13%) Business Analyst
12 27 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
13 23 (4.37%) Cloud Engineer
14 21 (3.99%) Senior Developer
14 21 (3.99%) UI Developer
15 16 (3.04%) HR Manager
15 16 (3.04%) HTML Developer
16 15 (2.85%) Azure Architect
16 15 (2.85%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (12.93%) Web Services
2 65 (12.36%) HTML
3 64 (12.17%) CSS
4 54 (10.27%) AngularJS
5 50 (9.51%) REST
6 45 (8.56%) HTML5
7 40 (7.60%) JSON
7 40 (7.60%) Node.js
8 39 (7.41%) .NET
9 34 (6.46%) React
10 26 (4.94%) Middleware
11 24 (4.56%) CSS3
12 23 (4.37%) LESS
13 22 (4.18%) jQuery
14 16 (3.04%) RESTful
14 16 (3.04%) XML
15 14 (2.66%) Ajax
15 14 (2.66%) Vue (Vue.js)
16 12 (2.28%) ASP.NET
16 12 (2.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (6.46%) Public Cloud
3 29 (5.51%) Data Centre
4 18 (3.42%) User Experience
5 17 (3.23%) Fintech
6 16 (3.04%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.66%) Greenfield Project
8 13 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (2.09%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.90%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.71%) PKI
13 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
14 7 (1.33%) Derivative
14 7 (1.33%) Equities
14 7 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
15 6 (1.14%) Cloud Native
15 6 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
15 6 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (11.60%) Linux
2 40 (7.60%) Windows
3 13 (2.47%) Android
4 11 (2.09%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.90%) Unix
6 6 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.14%) Windows 10
7 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.76%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) DC/OS
10 1 (0.19%) VMS
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (33.65%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (23.00%) DevOps
3 63 (11.98%) Project Management
4 53 (10.08%) ITIL
5 50 (9.51%) PRINCE2
6 46 (8.75%) SDLC
7 43 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (7.79%) Migration
9 40 (7.60%) Scrum
10 37 (7.03%) TOGAF
11 35 (6.65%) SOA
12 34 (6.46%) CRM
12 34 (6.46%) Information Security
13 33 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (6.08%) Change Management
15 30 (5.70%) Mentoring
16 29 (5.51%) Microservices
16 29 (5.51%) Open Source
17 28 (5.32%) Configuration Management
17 28 (5.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 88 (16.73%) JavaScript
2 71 (13.50%) Java
3 63 (11.98%) Python
4 61 (11.60%) SQL
5 34 (6.46%) Ruby
6 30 (5.70%) Bash Shell
7 29 (5.51%) C#
8 26 (4.94%) TypeScript
9 21 (3.99%) ES6
10 16 (3.04%) PHP
11 13 (2.47%) Go
12 10 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.71%) C
13 9 (1.71%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.52%) ECMAScript
14 8 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.33%) VB.NET
16 6 (1.14%) Scala
17 5 (0.95%) R
18 3 (0.57%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 25 (4.75%) Degree
2 12 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (2.09%) AWS Certification
4 10 (1.90%) CISSP
5 9 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.33%) CISM
6 7 (1.33%) MCSE
6 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (0.95%) CCIE
8 5 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.95%) PMP
9 3 (0.57%) CCNA
9 3 (0.57%) CEH
9 3 (0.57%) CIPD
9 3 (0.57%) CISA
9 3 (0.57%) EMC Certification
9 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.61%) GDPR
2 16 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.04%) QA
3 7 (1.33%) COBIT
3 7 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.14%) PMO
5 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.38%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.38%) RMADS
8 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.19%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.19%) GCP
8 1 (0.19%) MiFID
8 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.19%) SLA
8 1 (0.19%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 61 (11.60%) Docker
2 26 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.19%) UAG
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
7 1 (0.19%) XenApp
7 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 63 (11.98%) Ansible
2 37 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (5.51%) Terraform
4 28 (5.32%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.52%) Puppet
6 5 (0.95%) SCCM
7 4 (0.76%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.76%) MOM
7 4 (0.76%) SCOM
8 3 (0.57%) Rancher
8 3 (0.57%) Rundeck
9 2 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.38%) Consul
9 2 (0.38%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.38%) Mesos
9 2 (0.38%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.19%) Graphite
10 1 (0.19%) Nagios
10 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 90 (17.11%) Microsoft
2 41 (7.79%) Salesforce.com
3 40 (7.60%) Oracle
4 39 (7.41%) SAP
5 29 (5.51%) ServiceNow
6 28 (5.32%) Workday
7 17 (3.23%) Google
8 15 (2.85%) IBM
9 14 (2.66%) VMware
10 13 (2.47%) Cisco
11 9 (1.71%) Atlassian
11 9 (1.71%) Tableau
12 7 (1.33%) CheckPoint
12 7 (1.33%) Palo Alto
13 6 (1.14%) Avaya
13 6 (1.14%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.14%) Vertica
14 5 (0.95%) Apple
14 5 (0.95%) Northgate
14 5 (0.95%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud