Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 117 143 191
Rank change year-on-year +26 +48 +16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 811 269 518
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.30% 1.95% 1.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.02% 5.51% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 200 357
10th Percentile £408 £350 £329
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +4.36%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £638
90th Percentile £750 £664 £725
England median daily rate £550 £500 £515
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
10th Percentile £61.10 " "
25th Percentile £68.38 " £56.25
Median hourly rate £82.00 - £57.50
75th Percentile £95.88 " £58.75
90th Percentile £103.30 " "
England median hourly rate £66.75 £14.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year +376.79% -82.50% +229.90%

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 13,479 4,884 12,091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 38.25% 35.43% 32.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,948 3,613 8,851
10th Percentile £381 £350 £325
25th Percentile £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £613
90th Percentile £725 £718 £688
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 9 88
10th Percentile £13.38 £14.53 £15.58
25th Percentile £18.12 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +19.05% +5.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.00 £43.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% +2.38% +20.00%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -8 93 £550 +5.77% 149
South London +11 18 £425 +10.39% 9
West London -7 12 £485 -23.02% 60
East London - 2 £558 - 32
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 307 (37.85%) Azure
2 270 (33.29%) PaaS
3 262 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
4 232 (28.61%) AWS
5 224 (27.62%) IaaS
6 219 (27.00%) DevOps
7 180 (22.19%) Social Skills
8 171 (21.09%) Finance
9 134 (16.52%) Microservices
10 121 (14.92%) Kubernetes
11 114 (14.06%) Java
12 111 (13.69%) Docker
13 110 (13.56%) Microsoft
14 100 (12.33%) JavaScript
15 99 (12.21%) Python
16 93 (11.47%) Terraform
17 91 (11.22%) Migration
18 84 (10.36%) Linux
19 77 (9.49%) Windows
20 76 (9.37%) REST
21 75 (9.25%) SQL
22 74 (9.12%) Active Directory
22 74 (9.12%) Cybersecurity
22 74 (9.12%) GCP
23 72 (8.88%) Infrastructure as Code
24 71 (8.75%) Project Management
25 69 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
25 69 (8.51%) Security Cleared
26 66 (8.14%) Scrum
26 66 (8.14%) Oracle

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 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 28 (3.45%) Confluence
3 21 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (2.47%) CMS
5 18 (2.22%) OpenStack
6 17 (2.10%) Apache
7 12 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.11%) IIS
8 9 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 8 (0.99%) Headless CMS
10 7 (0.86%) nginx
11 6 (0.74%) SAS
12 5 (0.62%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.62%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.49%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.99%) Figma
4 6 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.37%) Sketch
6 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.25%) Marvel
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 17 (2.10%) Oracle ERP
2 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.62%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.62%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.37%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.12%) Magento
7 1 (0.12%) Maximo
7 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.12%) Shopify
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 307 (37.85%) Azure
2 270 (33.29%) PaaS
3 232 (28.61%) AWS
4 224 (27.62%) IaaS
5 74 (9.12%) GCP
6 59 (7.27%) Serverless
7 51 (6.29%) Microsoft 365
8 35 (4.32%) GitHub
9 34 (4.19%) Azure Active Directory
10 32 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
11 28 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
12 22 (2.71%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (2.34%) Amazon ECS
14 18 (2.22%) iPaaS
15 17 (2.10%) Amazon S3
16 16 (1.97%) Amazon EKS
16 16 (1.97%) AWS Fargate
17 15 (1.85%) Azure Data Factory
17 15 (1.85%) Power Platform
18 11 (1.36%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.15%) Firewall
2 29 (3.58%) VPN
3 26 (3.21%) Internet
4 24 (2.96%) TCP/IP
5 20 (2.47%) HTTP
6 18 (2.22%) Network Security
7 17 (2.10%) WAN
8 15 (1.85%) LAN
9 14 (1.73%) Kerberos
10 12 (1.48%) DNS
11 11 (1.36%) SSL
12 10 (1.23%) IKE
12 10 (1.23%) Intranet
12 10 (1.23%) IPsec
12 10 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (0.74%) IPv4
13 6 (0.74%) SAN
13 6 (0.74%) SD-WAN
14 5 (0.62%) Wireless
14 5 (0.62%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.82%) MongoDB
1 31 (3.82%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 22 (2.71%) MySQL
4 20 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
4 20 (2.47%) NoSQL
5 17 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 13 (1.60%) Tableau
7 12 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.23%) Big Data
8 10 (1.23%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.23%) Oracle Database
9 9 (1.11%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.99%) Power BI
11 7 (0.86%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (0.86%) SAP HANA
12 6 (0.74%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 57 (7.03%) JIRA
2 56 (6.91%) Jenkins
3 41 (5.06%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.59%) Selenium
5 17 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 15 (1.85%) Cypress.io
6 15 (1.85%) Maven
7 12 (1.48%) Subversion
7 12 (1.48%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.36%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.11%) Postman
10 8 (0.99%) Locust
10 8 (0.99%) webpack
11 7 (0.86%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.86%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.74%) GitLab
12 6 (0.74%) Gradle
12 6 (0.74%) JUnit
12 6 (0.74%) Mocha
13 5 (0.62%) Ant
General
1 180 (22.19%) Social Skills
2 171 (21.09%) Finance
3 55 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (5.80%) Banking
5 44 (5.43%) Marketing
6 30 (3.70%) Legal
7 29 (3.58%) Presentation Skills
8 28 (3.45%) Public Sector
9 20 (2.47%) Retail
9 20 (2.47%) Telecoms
10 19 (2.34%) Law
11 13 (1.60%) Games
12 12 (1.48%) Publishing
13 10 (1.23%) German Language
13 10 (1.23%) Manufacturing
14 9 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
14 9 (1.11%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.99%) Organisational Skills
16 7 (0.86%) Influencing Skills
17 6 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 218 (26.88%) Architect
2 125 (15.41%) Developer
3 72 (8.88%) Solutions Architect
4 58 (7.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 57 (7.03%) Azure Engineer
6 53 (6.54%) Cloud Architect
7 50 (6.17%) Project Manager
8 48 (5.92%) Security Architect
9 36 (4.44%) Security Engineer
10 32 (3.95%) Azure Architect
11 31 (3.82%) Analyst
12 30 (3.70%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 30 (3.70%) Consultant
13 26 (3.21%) AWS Architect
14 25 (3.08%) Technical Architect
15 24 (2.96%) Senior Architect
16 22 (2.71%) Lead Architect
17 19 (2.34%) Product Manager
18 17 (2.10%) AWS Engineer
18 17 (2.10%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (9.37%) REST
2 60 (7.40%) HTML
3 58 (7.15%) CSS
4 55 (6.78%) Node.js
5 53 (6.54%) React
6 52 (6.41%) Web Services
7 40 (4.93%) XML
8 39 (4.81%) AngularJS
9 38 (4.69%) SOAP
10 36 (4.44%) GraphQL
11 30 (3.70%) .NET
12 28 (3.45%) OAuth
13 25 (3.08%) RESTful
14 23 (2.84%) Middleware
14 23 (2.84%) SAML
15 21 (2.59%) Kafka
16 19 (2.34%) JSON
17 15 (1.85%) Spring
17 15 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 14 (1.73%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.15%) User Experience
2 54 (6.66%) Cloud Native
3 37 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 34 (4.19%) Public Cloud
5 32 (3.95%) Data Centre
6 30 (3.70%) Virtual Team
7 25 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.34%) Legacy Systems
8 19 (2.34%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.97%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.73%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.73%) PKI
11 13 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
12 11 (1.36%) Analytical Mindset
12 11 (1.36%) Data Structures
12 11 (1.36%) Self-Motivation
13 10 (1.23%) Legacy Applications
14 9 (1.11%) Clustering
15 8 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 84 (10.36%) Linux
2 77 (9.49%) Windows
3 17 (2.10%) Unix
3 17 (2.10%) Windows Server
3 17 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 13 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 12 (1.48%) Windows Server 2019
7 10 (1.23%) Android
8 8 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.86%) Solaris
10 6 (0.74%) CentOS
11 5 (0.62%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.37%) AIX
12 3 (0.37%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.25%) SUSE
13 2 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (27.00%) DevOps
3 134 (16.52%) Microservices
4 91 (11.22%) Migration
5 74 (9.12%) Cybersecurity
6 72 (8.88%) Infrastructure as Code
7 71 (8.75%) Project Management
8 69 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (8.14%) Scrum
10 64 (7.89%) Information Security
10 64 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
11 56 (6.91%) Security Architecture
12 53 (6.54%) Test Automation
13 50 (6.17%) Enterprise Architecture
14 46 (5.67%) ERP
14 46 (5.67%) Software Engineering
15 43 (5.30%) Configuration Management
15 43 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
16 42 (5.18%) Business Case
16 42 (5.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 114 (14.06%) Java
2 100 (12.33%) JavaScript
3 99 (12.21%) Python
4 75 (9.25%) SQL
5 53 (6.54%) PowerShell
6 44 (5.43%) Bash Shell
7 39 (4.81%) TypeScript
8 36 (4.44%) C#
9 21 (2.59%) C
10 18 (2.22%) Ruby
11 16 (1.97%) PHP
12 15 (1.85%) Go
12 15 (1.85%) Perl
13 14 (1.73%) C++
14 10 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.99%) Groovy
16 7 (0.86%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.74%) Shell Script
18 5 (0.62%) VB
18 5 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 61 (7.52%) SC Cleared
3 59 (7.27%) Degree
4 24 (2.96%) CISSP
5 20 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.85%) PMP
7 13 (1.60%) AWS Certification
8 10 (1.23%) CISA
8 10 (1.23%) FFIEC
8 10 (1.23%) SANS
9 9 (1.11%) CISM
9 9 (1.11%) CRISC
10 8 (0.99%) MBA
10 8 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (0.86%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.62%) GIAC
13 5 (0.62%) MCSA
13 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.55%) GDPR
2 34 (4.19%) QA
3 33 (4.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (2.96%) NIST
5 18 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 10 (1.23%) NIST 800
8 6 (0.74%) FedRAMP
8 6 (0.74%) GRC
8 6 (0.74%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.62%) Accessibility
10 4 (0.49%) ITGC
11 3 (0.37%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.37%) SOC 2
12 2 (0.25%) COBIT
12 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
13 1 (0.12%) FISMA
13 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 111 (13.69%) Docker
2 74 (9.12%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.36%) vCloud
6 10 (1.23%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.49%) NFS
7 4 (0.49%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 4 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.37%) vSphere
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.12%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 121 (14.92%) Kubernetes
2 93 (11.47%) Terraform
3 58 (7.15%) Ansible
4 23 (2.84%) Puppet
5 15 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.73%) SCCM
6 14 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
7 10 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 10 (1.23%) Tivoli
8 9 (1.11%) QRadar
9 8 (0.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (0.99%) Control-M
9 8 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (0.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.86%) CASB
11 5 (0.62%) Netcool
12 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 4 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 110 (13.56%) Microsoft
2 66 (8.14%) Oracle
3 55 (6.78%) Salesforce.com
4 45 (5.55%) Google
5 40 (4.93%) VMware
6 39 (4.81%) SAP
7 36 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 17 (2.10%) Splunk
9 15 (1.85%) EMC
9 15 (1.85%) IBM
10 14 (1.73%) MuleSoft
11 13 (1.60%) Cisco
11 13 (1.60%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.36%) CA
12 11 (1.36%) CyberArk
12 11 (1.36%) Qualys
13 9 (1.11%) BMC
13 9 (1.11%) Informatica
14 7 (0.86%) Adobe
14 7 (0.86%) Dell