Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 255 246
Rank change year-on-year +61 -9 +39
Contract jobs citing SaaS 632 464 484
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.37% 1.03% 1.09%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.38% 5.82% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 330 371
London median daily rate £530 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.58% -5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £384 £315 £338
90th Percentile £713 £650 £665
England median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.01% +7.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
London median hourly rate - £32.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.32% +32.39%
England median hourly rate £24.25 £55.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -55.91% +180.47% -41.02%

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 11,750 7,978 6,110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 25.44% 17.70% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,667 5,923 4,477
London median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.74% +5.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 72 50
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -2.39% -0.58%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.00 £14.45
90th Percentile £85.50 £165.00 £97.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -19.10%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +3 109 £525 +10.53% 112
South London +1 27 £500 +14.29% 8
West London -7 22 £531 +1.19% 41
East London -18 8 £463 +5.71% 19
North London -1 2 £488 +22.64% 7
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 229 (36.23%) PaaS
2 216 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
3 203 (32.12%) Amazon AWS
4 199 (31.49%) Microsoft Azure
5 173 (27.37%) IaaS
6 155 (24.53%) Microsoft
7 149 (23.58%) DevOps
8 138 (21.84%) Finance
9 118 (18.67%) JavaScript
10 78 (12.34%) Linux
11 73 (11.55%) Docker
12 71 (11.23%) Office 365
13 70 (11.08%) Kubernetes
13 70 (11.08%) Python
14 69 (10.92%) Windows
14 69 (10.92%) Java
15 68 (10.76%) Migration
16 67 (10.60%) Node.js
17 66 (10.44%) Ansible
18 65 (10.28%) SQL
19 63 (9.97%) Web Services
19 63 (9.97%) Jenkins
20 61 (9.65%) Banking
21 59 (9.34%) .NET
21 59 (9.34%) Firewall
22 57 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
22 57 (9.02%) Terraform
23 56 (8.86%) Scrum
24 55 (8.70%) Active Directory
24 55 (8.70%) Public Cloud

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 24 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (1.58%) Apache Spark
3 10 (1.58%) Cloud Foundry
3 10 (1.58%) Confluence
4 8 (1.27%) IIS
5 7 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.95%) CMS
7 5 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.79%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.63%) Apache
9 3 (0.47%) Marvel
9 3 (0.47%) Moodle
9 3 (0.47%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.47%) WordPress
10 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.32%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.38%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.47%) InVision
5 2 (0.32%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.42%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.32%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.32%) Shopify
5 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.16%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 229 (36.23%) PaaS
2 203 (32.12%) Amazon AWS
3 199 (31.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 173 (27.37%) IaaS
5 71 (11.23%) Office 365
6 33 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 22 (3.48%) GitHub
8 20 (3.16%) OpenShift
9 19 (3.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
9 19 (3.01%) Datadog
10 14 (2.22%) Serverless
11 13 (2.06%) Dynamics 365
11 13 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (1.58%) G Suite
13 9 (1.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (1.27%) Amazon S3
14 8 (1.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 59 (9.34%) Firewall
2 36 (5.70%) VPN
3 35 (5.54%) DNS
4 21 (3.32%) WAN
5 20 (3.16%) LAN
6 18 (2.85%) SSL
7 15 (2.37%) Network Security
7 15 (2.37%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.06%) Wireless
9 11 (1.74%) Skype
10 10 (1.58%) HTTP
10 10 (1.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (1.58%) Unified Communications
10 10 (1.58%) WLAN
11 8 (1.27%) ICMP
11 8 (1.27%) Internet
11 8 (1.27%) SMTP
12 7 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (0.79%) MPLS
14 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.06%) Big Data
2 32 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.16%) MySQL
5 18 (2.85%) MongoDB
6 14 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
7 13 (2.06%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.06%) Power BI
8 10 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.42%) Data Lake
10 7 (1.11%) Apache Hive
10 7 (1.11%) Blockchain
10 7 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.95%) Redis
12 5 (0.79%) HBase
13 4 (0.63%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 63 (9.97%) Jenkins
2 43 (6.80%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.06%) JIRA
4 20 (3.16%) Cucumber
4 20 (3.16%) Selenium
5 14 (2.22%) TeamCity
6 13 (2.06%) Maven
7 12 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (1.74%) CircleCI
8 11 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (1.58%) gulp
9 10 (1.58%) IBM UrbanCode
10 9 (1.42%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.42%) Travis CI
11 8 (1.27%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.27%) JMeter
11 8 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (1.11%) MSBuild
13 6 (0.95%) Visual Studio
13 6 (0.95%) Zephyr
General
1 138 (21.84%) Finance
2 61 (9.65%) Banking
3 40 (6.33%) Retail
4 21 (3.32%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.85%) Law
5 18 (2.85%) Legal
5 18 (2.85%) Marketing
6 12 (1.90%) Advertising
7 7 (1.11%) Front Office
8 6 (0.95%) Billing
8 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.95%) Games
8 6 (0.95%) Publishing
9 5 (0.79%) German Language
10 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.32%) Automotive
11 2 (0.32%) Electronics
11 2 (0.32%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 147 (23.26%) Architect
2 102 (16.14%) Developer
3 78 (12.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 50 (7.91%) Solutions Architect
5 46 (7.28%) Consultant
6 39 (6.17%) Analyst
7 38 (6.01%) Project Manager
8 35 (5.54%) Azure Architect
9 33 (5.22%) Cloud Architect
10 30 (4.75%) AWS Engineer
11 29 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
11 29 (4.59%) Cloud Engineer
12 27 (4.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 24 (3.80%) Security Architect
14 23 (3.64%) Technical Leader
15 22 (3.48%) C# Developer
16 21 (3.32%) Azure Engineer
17 18 (2.85%) Azure DevOps
17 18 (2.85%) Business Analyst
18 17 (2.69%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.60%) Node.js
2 63 (9.97%) Web Services
3 59 (9.34%) .NET
4 47 (7.44%) CSS
5 43 (6.80%) HTML
6 34 (5.38%) REST
7 30 (4.75%) SAML
8 25 (3.96%) AngularJS
9 24 (3.80%) React
10 21 (3.32%) XML
11 20 (3.16%) Express
12 19 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (3.01%) jQuery
13 18 (2.85%) HTML5
13 18 (2.85%) OAuth
14 17 (2.69%) LDAP
15 16 (2.53%) Middleware
16 15 (2.37%) Redux
16 15 (2.37%) SOAP
17 14 (2.22%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.70%) Public Cloud
2 51 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (6.49%) User Experience
4 27 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 26 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 24 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.48%) Computer Science
7 22 (3.48%) Fintech
8 20 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
9 16 (2.53%) Cloud Native
9 16 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (1.58%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.11%) PKI
12 7 (1.11%) Reinsurance
12 7 (1.11%) Robotics
12 7 (1.11%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 78 (12.34%) Linux
2 69 (10.92%) Windows
3 25 (3.96%) Windows Server
4 16 (2.53%) Unix
5 13 (2.06%) Ubuntu
6 12 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.58%) Windows 10
7 10 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.47%) Android
9 3 (0.47%) Debian
9 3 (0.47%) FreeBSD
9 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) VMS
10 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (23.58%) DevOps
3 68 (10.76%) Migration
4 57 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
5 56 (8.86%) Scrum
6 55 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 52 (8.23%) Open Source
8 49 (7.75%) Project Management
9 46 (7.28%) ITIL
10 45 (7.12%) Analytics
11 42 (6.65%) Microservices
12 39 (6.17%) SDLC
13 37 (5.85%) CRM
13 37 (5.85%) Identity Access Management
13 37 (5.85%) IT Strategy
14 36 (5.70%) Configuration Management
15 34 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
15 34 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 31 (4.91%) Test Automation
16 31 (4.91%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.67%) JavaScript
2 70 (11.08%) Python
3 69 (10.92%) Java
4 65 (10.28%) SQL
5 52 (8.23%) C#
6 31 (4.91%) Ruby
7 29 (4.59%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.48%) Bash Shell
9 21 (3.32%) C
10 16 (2.53%) TypeScript
11 13 (2.06%) Shell Script
12 10 (1.58%) Java 8
13 8 (1.27%) PHP
14 7 (1.11%) Scala
15 6 (0.95%) Go
15 6 (0.95%) Groovy
15 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.79%) C++
16 5 (0.79%) ES6
17 4 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.70%) Degree
4 12 (1.90%) CISSP
4 12 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (1.27%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.79%) CEH
7 5 (0.79%) DBS Check
8 4 (0.63%) CISA
8 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.63%) CISM
8 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.47%) CCIE
9 3 (0.47%) CCNP
9 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.32%) MBA
10 2 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.06%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 10 (1.58%) FedRAMP
3 10 (1.58%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.42%) GDPR
4 9 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 8 (1.27%) Data Quality
6 7 (1.11%) SLA
7 3 (0.47%) COBIT
7 3 (0.47%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.16%) PSD2
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
8 1 (0.16%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (11.55%) Docker
2 55 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.63%) XenApp
7 3 (0.47%) KVM
7 3 (0.47%) NFS
7 3 (0.47%) pfSense
7 3 (0.47%) Samba
7 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.47%) vSphere
8 2 (0.32%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.16%) vCloud
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (11.08%) Kubernetes
2 66 (10.44%) Ansible
3 57 (9.02%) Terraform
4 44 (6.96%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (6.01%) Puppet
6 15 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (2.06%) CASB
8 11 (1.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (1.58%) Kibana
9 10 (1.58%) SCCM
10 9 (1.42%) Nagios
11 7 (1.11%) logstash
12 6 (0.95%) Mesos
13 5 (0.79%) Marathon
14 4 (0.63%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.63%) Fluentd
14 4 (0.63%) Grafana
14 4 (0.63%) Packer
14 4 (0.63%) Prometheus
14 4 (0.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 155 (24.53%) Microsoft
2 39 (6.17%) Google
3 32 (5.06%) Oracle
4 28 (4.43%) VMware
5 24 (3.80%) Splunk
6 20 (3.16%) New Relic
7 19 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.85%) Cisco
9 16 (2.53%) Okta
10 15 (2.37%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.06%) IBM
11 13 (2.06%) SAP
12 12 (1.90%) AppDynamics
13 7 (1.11%) Micro Focus
13 7 (1.11%) Workday
14 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.95%) Citrix
14 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
15 5 (0.79%) NetApp
15 5 (0.79%) PagerDuty