Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 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
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 184 231
Rank change year-on-year +9 +47 +9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 512 742 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.50% 1.58% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.47% 5.70% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 530 393
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.04%
10th Percentile £331 £375 £350
90th Percentile £738 £713 £648
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
London median hourly rate £110.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +714.81% -37.21% -54.01%
10th Percentile £66.00 £12.75 £19.70
90th Percentile £121.00 £14.25 £44.13
England median hourly rate £80.00 £19.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +310.26% -44.29% -20.45%

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 11,461 13,019 9,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 33.69% 27.67% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,197 9,656 7,055
London median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
England median daily rate £500 £493 £475
% change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 77 87
London median hourly rate £22.93 £19.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.68% -11.63% -14.00%
10th Percentile £16.63 £12.50 £11.70
90th Percentile £78.75 £75.77 £71.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +5.26%

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 12 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in London over the 6 months to 12 December 2019.

Contractor 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 12 December 2019. 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 +20 81 £500 -4.76% 72
West London +26 21 £485 -8.71% 67
South London +32 16 £425 -15.00% 4
East London +29 16 £513 -2.38% 15
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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.

1 180 (35.16%) Azure
2 178 (34.77%) PaaS
3 158 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
4 141 (27.54%) IaaS
5 137 (26.76%) AWS
6 126 (24.61%) Finance
7 119 (23.24%) Microsoft
8 118 (23.05%) DevOps
9 84 (16.41%) Active Directory
10 73 (14.26%) Web Services
10 73 (14.26%) Windows
11 72 (14.06%) JavaScript
12 68 (13.28%) Kubernetes
13 63 (12.30%) SQL
14 60 (11.72%) Microservices
15 59 (11.52%) Java
16 55 (10.74%) Docker
17 54 (10.55%) Migration
18 53 (10.35%) Office 365
19 48 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
20 47 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
20 47 (9.18%) Google
20 47 (9.18%) Marketing
21 46 (8.98%) Firewall
21 46 (8.98%) HTML
22 45 (8.79%) GCP
23 44 (8.59%) Analytics
23 44 (8.59%) Python
24 43 (8.40%) .NET
25 42 (8.20%) Ansible

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 22 (4.30%) OpenStack
2 16 (3.13%) IIS
2 16 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.93%) Confluence
4 6 (1.17%) Apache
5 5 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.59%) Anypoint
6 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (0.59%) Ethereum
6 3 (0.59%) Hyperledger
6 3 (0.59%) nginx
6 3 (0.59%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.20%) Moodle
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 16 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.98%) Sketch
5 2 (0.39%) InVision
5 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 15 (2.93%) NetSuite
2 7 (1.37%) Oracle Internet Expenses
3 6 (1.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 3 (0.59%) R3 Corda
6 3 (0.59%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.59%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
7 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
7 2 (0.39%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 180 (35.16%) Azure
2 178 (34.77%) PaaS
3 141 (27.54%) IaaS
4 137 (26.76%) AWS
5 53 (10.35%) Office 365
6 47 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 45 (8.79%) GCP
8 35 (6.84%) Serverless
9 16 (3.13%) GitHub
10 13 (2.54%) AWS Lambda
11 11 (2.15%) Boomi
12 10 (1.95%) NuGet
12 10 (1.95%) OpenShift
13 9 (1.76%) Amazon Cognito
13 9 (1.76%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (1.37%) Power Platform
15 6 (1.17%) G Suite
16 5 (0.98%) iPaaS
16 5 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.98%) Firewall
2 32 (6.25%) VPN
3 30 (5.86%) DHCP
3 30 (5.86%) DNS
4 25 (4.88%) Network Security
5 15 (2.93%) WAN
6 13 (2.54%) VLAN
7 10 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (1.76%) Multicast
9 8 (1.56%) Internet
9 8 (1.56%) Kerberos
10 7 (1.37%) BGP
10 7 (1.37%) LAN
11 6 (1.17%) EIGRP
11 6 (1.17%) Skype
11 6 (1.17%) VXLAN
12 5 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.98%) NetScaler
12 5 (0.98%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.49%) NoSQL
3 21 (4.10%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.54%) Big Data
4 13 (2.54%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.37%) Data Lake
6 7 (1.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.37%) Power BI
7 6 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.17%) Blockchain
7 6 (1.17%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.98%) MySQL
9 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.78%) SAP HANA
9 4 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (7.03%) JIRA
2 24 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 23 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 11 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 11 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.17%) Selenium
7 4 (0.78%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.78%) GitLab
7 4 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.59%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (0.59%) Mocha
8 3 (0.59%) Protractor
8 3 (0.59%) webpack
9 2 (0.39%) Babel
9 2 (0.39%) Mockito
9 2 (0.39%) Pylint
9 2 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 126 (24.61%) Finance
2 47 (9.18%) Marketing
3 34 (6.64%) Banking
4 32 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 28 (5.47%) Telecoms
6 22 (4.30%) Retail
7 18 (3.52%) Law
7 18 (3.52%) Manufacturing
8 16 (3.13%) Legal
9 11 (2.15%) Electronics
9 11 (2.15%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.37%) Publishing
11 6 (1.17%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.59%) Billing
13 2 (0.39%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Games
13 2 (0.39%) International Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Arabic Language
14 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 123 (24.02%) Architect
2 106 (20.70%) Developer
3 52 (10.16%) Cloud Architect
4 37 (7.23%) Analyst
5 32 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 30 (5.86%) Security Architect
7 29 (5.66%) Consultant
8 27 (5.27%) DevOps Engineer
9 18 (3.52%) ServiceNow Developer
10 16 (3.13%) .NET Developer
10 16 (3.13%) Azure Architect
11 14 (2.73%) Project Manager
11 14 (2.73%) Security Engineer
11 14 (2.73%) Technical Architect
12 13 (2.54%) Azure Engineer
12 13 (2.54%) Designer
13 12 (2.34%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.15%) Business Analyst
14 11 (2.15%) Full Stack Developer
14 11 (2.15%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (14.26%) Web Services
2 46 (8.98%) HTML
3 43 (8.40%) .NET
4 40 (7.81%) REST
4 40 (7.81%) XML
5 30 (5.86%) React
6 24 (4.69%) CSS
7 23 (4.49%) SAML
8 20 (3.91%) JSON
9 19 (3.71%) AngularJS
9 19 (3.71%) OAuth
10 17 (3.32%) Node.js
11 16 (3.13%) YAML
12 15 (2.93%) RESTful
12 15 (2.93%) SOAP
13 14 (2.73%) OpenID
14 13 (2.54%) Redux
15 11 (2.15%) Middleware
16 10 (1.95%) .NET Core
17 9 (1.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (6.25%) User Experience
3 28 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 27 (5.27%) Data Centre
5 23 (4.49%) Cloud Native
6 21 (4.10%) PKI
7 19 (3.71%) Management Information System
8 17 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.76%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.76%) Social Media
11 8 (1.56%) Mobile App
12 7 (1.37%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (1.17%) Private Cloud
13 6 (1.17%) Replication
14 4 (0.78%) Reinsurance
14 4 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (14.26%) Windows
2 30 (5.86%) Linux
3 22 (4.30%) Unix
4 13 (2.54%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.34%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.76%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.56%) Android
7 8 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.37%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.17%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.78%) Debian
10 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (30.86%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (23.05%) DevOps
3 60 (11.72%) Microservices
4 54 (10.55%) Migration
5 48 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
6 44 (8.59%) Analytics
7 39 (7.62%) TOGAF
8 35 (6.84%) Scrum
9 34 (6.64%) B2B
10 33 (6.45%) Service Design
11 30 (5.86%) Information Security
12 29 (5.66%) Security Architecture
12 29 (5.66%) SIEM
13 27 (5.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (5.08%) Mentoring
14 26 (5.08%) Waterfall
15 25 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (4.69%) Project Management
17 23 (4.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (14.06%) JavaScript
2 63 (12.30%) SQL
3 59 (11.52%) Java
4 44 (8.59%) Python
5 38 (7.42%) PowerShell
6 35 (6.84%) C#
7 17 (3.32%) Go
8 16 (3.13%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.34%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.15%) Perl
10 11 (2.15%) PHP
11 10 (1.95%) Bash Shell
11 10 (1.95%) C++
12 9 (1.76%) Ruby
13 7 (1.37%) C
14 6 (1.17%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.17%) Tcl
15 5 (0.98%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.78%) Java 8
16 4 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (8.01%) Degree
2 29 (5.66%) CISSP
3 25 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 20 (3.91%) AWS Certification
5 19 (3.71%) SC Cleared
6 14 (2.73%) CISM
7 13 (2.54%) IISP
8 11 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.37%) MCSE
12 5 (0.98%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.98%) TOGAF Certification
13 4 (0.78%) (ISC)2 CCSP
13 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
13 4 (0.78%) MCITP
13 4 (0.78%) PMP
14 3 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.59%) CCIE
14 3 (0.59%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (3.13%) QA
3 14 (2.73%) PCI DSS
4 12 (2.34%) GDPR
5 8 (1.56%) NIST
6 4 (0.78%) NCSC
7 3 (0.59%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.59%) SLA
8 2 (0.39%) PMO
9 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.20%) GxP
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.20%) RMADS
9 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 84 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 55 (10.74%) Docker
3 20 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.73%) vSphere
5 9 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
6 6 (1.17%) XenApp
7 5 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.39%) Postfix
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) Varnish
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (13.28%) Kubernetes
2 42 (8.20%) Ansible
3 33 (6.45%) Terraform
4 21 (4.10%) Single Sign-On
5 18 (3.52%) CASB
5 18 (3.52%) Puppet
6 17 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (2.15%) Salt
8 11 (2.15%) SCCM
9 5 (0.98%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.98%) Istio
9 5 (0.98%) vCenter Server
10 4 (0.78%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 3 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.59%) Jamf Pro
11 3 (0.59%) Nessus
11 3 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (23.24%) Microsoft
2 47 (9.18%) Google
3 28 (5.47%) SAP
4 26 (5.08%) Cisco
4 26 (5.08%) VMware
5 25 (4.88%) Salesforce.com
6 22 (4.30%) Oracle
7 21 (4.10%) Splunk
8 20 (3.91%) ServiceNow
9 16 (3.13%) MuleSoft
10 15 (2.93%) Dell
11 12 (2.34%) Apple
12 10 (1.95%) SaltStack
13 8 (1.56%) Citrix
14 7 (1.37%) Adobe
14 7 (1.37%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.37%) Ceridian
14 7 (1.37%) Meraki
14 7 (1.37%) Samsung
15 6 (1.17%) Tableau