Period
to 24 September 2020

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 24 September 2020 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
24 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 184 224
Rank change year-on-year +48 +40 +52
Contract jobs citing SaaS 271 572 580
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.02% 1.48% 1.27%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.81% 4.54% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 446 412
Median daily rate £500 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £350 £361 £380
90th Percentile £693 £713 £700
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £83.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.21% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £24.25
% change year-on-year -56.25% +229.90% -55.91%

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 4,662 12,607 11,817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 34.80% 32.53% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,282 8,989 8,697
Median daily rate £525 £525 £510
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.00%
10th Percentile £350 £327 £325
90th Percentile £725 £688 £675
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 111 84
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -3.37% +3.49%
10th Percentile £20.60 £17.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.70 £67.50 £84.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.72 £19.00
% change year-on-year +54.08% +19.55% -9.52%

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 24 September 2020.

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 24 September 2020. 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 +103 40 £500 - 41
South London +40 7 £370 -17.78% 2
West London +46 3 £630 +26.00% 36
East London +33 1 - - 10
North London - 1 £550 - 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2020, 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.

1 114 (42.07%) Azure
2 113 (41.70%) PaaS
3 79 (29.15%) Windows
4 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (26.20%) DevOps
6 66 (24.35%) Security Cleared
7 65 (23.99%) IaaS
8 64 (23.62%) Oracle
9 63 (23.25%) SC Cleared
10 60 (22.14%) Microsoft
11 59 (21.77%) Finance
11 59 (21.77%) AWS
12 54 (19.93%) DNS
13 45 (16.61%) Windows Server
14 44 (16.24%) Java
15 43 (15.87%) SQL
16 42 (15.50%) Linux
17 39 (14.39%) Kubernetes
18 38 (14.02%) REST
19 37 (13.65%) SOA
19 37 (13.65%) JavaScript
19 37 (13.65%) Microservices
20 36 (13.28%) SQL Server
20 36 (13.28%) Active Directory
21 35 (12.92%) Migration
21 35 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
22 34 (12.55%) ERP
22 34 (12.55%) Office 365
23 32 (11.81%) Public Sector
24 30 (11.07%) Python

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 27 (9.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 23 (8.49%) Apache
3 22 (8.12%) Tomcat
4 21 (7.75%) WebLogic
5 13 (4.80%) Apache Solr
6 9 (3.32%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.58%) Confluence
8 5 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.85%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.48%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.11%) SAS
11 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.37%) CMS
11 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.37%) IIS
11 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.37%) InVision
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (5.54%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (3.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.85%) Magento
5 4 (1.48%) CA PPM
5 4 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.48%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.74%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.74%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.74%) Shopify
7 1 (0.37%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.37%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 114 (42.07%) Azure
2 113 (41.70%) PaaS
3 65 (23.99%) IaaS
4 59 (21.77%) AWS
5 34 (12.55%) Office 365
6 23 (8.49%) GCP
7 14 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (2.58%) GitHub
9 7 (2.58%) Serverless
10 5 (1.85%) Azure Stack
11 4 (1.48%) iPaaS
11 4 (1.48%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.48%) Power Platform
12 3 (1.11%) Akamai
12 3 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.11%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 54 (19.93%) DNS
2 30 (11.07%) Firewall
3 28 (10.33%) VPN
4 22 (8.12%) DMZ
5 18 (6.64%) TCP/IP
6 15 (5.54%) HTTP
6 15 (5.54%) SSL
7 14 (5.17%) WAN
8 11 (4.06%) LAN
9 9 (3.32%) Network Security
9 9 (3.32%) SNMP
9 9 (3.32%) TACACS
10 8 (2.95%) Internet
10 8 (2.95%) Kerberos
10 8 (2.95%) OSPF
11 7 (2.58%) Skype
12 6 (2.21%) SAN
13 3 (1.11%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.11%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.27%) Oracle ODI
3 14 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (3.69%) MongoDB
5 8 (2.95%) Big Data
5 8 (2.95%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.58%) MySQL
7 6 (2.21%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.48%) GIS
9 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.48%) Power BI
9 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.11%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (7.75%) Git (software)
1 21 (7.75%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.43%) JIRA
3 9 (3.32%) Postman
4 8 (2.95%) Cucumber
4 8 (2.95%) Cypress.io
4 8 (2.95%) Subversion
4 8 (2.95%) WebDriver
5 7 (2.58%) GitLab
5 7 (2.58%) Jasmine
5 7 (2.58%) Selenium
6 6 (2.21%) SoapUI
7 5 (1.85%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.48%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.11%) Pylint
9 3 (1.11%) Sourcetree
10 2 (0.74%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 59 (21.77%) Finance
2 32 (11.81%) Public Sector
3 20 (7.38%) Manufacturing
4 19 (7.01%) Marketing
5 17 (6.27%) Telecoms
6 15 (5.54%) Electronics
7 14 (5.17%) Retail
8 12 (4.43%) Banking
9 7 (2.58%) Advertising
9 7 (2.58%) Law
10 5 (1.85%) Legal
11 4 (1.48%) Investment Banking
12 3 (1.11%) Billing
12 3 (1.11%) French Language
13 2 (0.74%) German Language
13 2 (0.74%) Publishing
13 2 (0.74%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.37%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (21.03%) Architect
2 52 (19.19%) Developer
3 17 (6.27%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (6.27%) Technical Architect
4 15 (5.54%) Cloud Architect
4 15 (5.54%) Cloud Developer
5 14 (5.17%) Consultant
5 14 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (4.80%) Analyst
6 13 (4.80%) Office 365 Engineer
7 11 (4.06%) Azure Architect
8 9 (3.32%) Cloud Engineer
8 9 (3.32%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.32%) Software Engineer
9 8 (2.95%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.95%) Oracle Developer
9 8 (2.95%) Windows Engineer
10 7 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (2.58%) Oracle Architect
10 7 (2.58%) Oracle Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.02%) REST
2 29 (10.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 28 (10.33%) Web Services
4 26 (9.59%) HTML
5 20 (7.38%) .NET
6 19 (7.01%) JSON
7 18 (6.64%) CSS
7 18 (6.64%) SAML
8 17 (6.27%) React
8 17 (6.27%) SOAP
8 17 (6.27%) XML
9 15 (5.54%) LDAP
10 14 (5.17%) Middleware
11 13 (4.80%) AngularJS
11 13 (4.80%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (3.69%) .NET Core
12 10 (3.69%) XSLT
13 9 (3.32%) Node.js
13 9 (3.32%) RESTful
14 7 (2.58%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.86%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.80%) Clustering
3 11 (4.06%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.69%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.32%) Social Media
6 8 (2.95%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.58%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.21%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (2.21%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.48%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.48%) User Experience
9 4 (1.48%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (1.11%) CMDB
10 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 79 (29.15%) Windows
2 45 (16.61%) Windows Server
3 42 (15.50%) Linux
4 24 (8.86%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (4.80%) Unix
5 13 (4.80%) Windows 10
6 12 (4.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.69%) Apple iOS
8 9 (3.32%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (2.58%) Solaris
9 7 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.48%) Android
10 4 (1.48%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.57%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (26.20%) DevOps
3 37 (13.65%) Microservices
3 37 (13.65%) SOA
4 35 (12.92%) Migration
4 35 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
5 34 (12.55%) ERP
6 29 (10.70%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (10.33%) Open Source
8 25 (9.23%) Software Engineering
9 23 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (8.49%) Dashboard Development
9 23 (8.49%) ITIL
10 22 (8.12%) High Availability
11 20 (7.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 19 (7.01%) Configuration Management
13 18 (6.64%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (6.64%) Test Automation
13 18 (6.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
14 17 (6.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.24%) Java
2 43 (15.87%) SQL
3 37 (13.65%) JavaScript
4 30 (11.07%) Python
5 29 (10.70%) C
6 28 (10.33%) PowerShell
7 26 (9.59%) Shell Script
8 20 (7.38%) C#
9 16 (5.90%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.95%) Ruby
11 7 (2.58%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.85%) Scala
13 4 (1.48%) Groovy
14 3 (1.11%) Perl
14 3 (1.11%) R
14 3 (1.11%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.11%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 2 (0.74%) SOQL
16 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 66 (24.35%) Security Cleared
2 63 (23.25%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.38%) DV Cleared
4 7 (2.58%) Degree
5 5 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.11%) CCNP
7 3 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.74%) CISSP
8 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 1 (0.37%) CCNA
9 1 (0.37%) CISM
9 1 (0.37%) MBA
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.37%) PMP
9 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.37%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.12%) GDPR
2 16 (5.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (5.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (5.17%) HIPAA
5 13 (4.80%) QA
6 7 (2.58%) SLA
7 4 (1.48%) PMO
8 2 (0.74%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.74%) NIST
9 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.37%) NCSC
9 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (13.28%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.70%) Docker
3 14 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.85%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.74%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.74%) UAG
8 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.37%) KVM
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) Xen
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (14.39%) Kubernetes
2 27 (9.96%) Ansible
3 23 (8.49%) Single Sign-On
4 22 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (8.12%) Puppet
5 18 (6.64%) Terraform
6 15 (5.54%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (2.21%) SCCM
9 4 (1.48%) Nagios
9 4 (1.48%) SCOM
10 3 (1.11%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.37%) Istio
11 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.37%) QRadar
11 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (23.62%) Oracle
2 60 (22.14%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.75%) SAP
3 21 (7.75%) Splunk
4 17 (6.27%) VMware
5 9 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.32%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.58%) Cisco
6 7 (2.58%) IBM
7 6 (2.21%) Citrix
7 6 (2.21%) LogicMonitor
7 6 (2.21%) SaltStack
8 5 (1.85%) Google
8 5 (1.85%) Tableau
9 4 (1.48%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.48%) EMC
9 4 (1.48%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.48%) Sun
10 3 (1.11%) Informatica
10 3 (1.11%) NetApp