Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 252 269
Rank change year-on-year +34 +17 +31
Contract jobs citing SaaS 558 404 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.02% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.25% 6.26% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 305 279
London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £356 £317 £325
90th Percentile £675 £673 £675
England median daily rate £500 £478 £450
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.11% +1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
London median hourly rate - £33.67 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +77.20% -38.02%
England median hourly rate £11.00 £40.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -73.01% +114.47% -38.02%

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 10,620 6,456 4,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 23.65% 16.27% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,779 4,701 3,515
London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £485 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +5.90% +1.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 50 52
London median hourly rate £25.00 £21.33 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.22% -12.05% -11.22%
10th Percentile £14.04 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £94.03 £127.63 £46.86
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.55
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.83% -13.10%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 -3 117 £525 +2.44% 73
West London -6 35 £450 -14.29% 38
South London -22 26 £500 +42.86% 1
East London -21 4 £600 +29.73% 16
North London +2 2 £438 -7.89% 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 196 (35.13%) PaaS
2 190 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (32.80%) IaaS
4 175 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
5 168 (30.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 121 (21.68%) Finance
7 115 (20.61%) DevOps
8 110 (19.71%) Microsoft
9 83 (14.87%) JavaScript
10 72 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 68 (12.19%) SQL
12 66 (11.83%) Linux
13 64 (11.47%) Python
13 64 (11.47%) Java
13 64 (11.47%) Scrum
14 61 (10.93%) Project Management
14 61 (10.93%) Jenkins
15 58 (10.39%) Migration
16 57 (10.22%) CSS
17 56 (10.04%) Web Services
17 56 (10.04%) Docker
18 51 (9.14%) Windows
19 49 (8.78%) Degree
19 49 (8.78%) Ansible
20 46 (8.24%) Node.js
20 46 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
21 45 (8.06%) HTML
21 45 (8.06%) Office 365
21 45 (8.06%) SDLC
22 44 (7.89%) Opscode Chef

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 19 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.79%) Apache
3 9 (1.61%) OpenStack
4 8 (1.43%) CMS
4 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.25%) IIS
5 7 (1.25%) ThingWorx
6 6 (1.08%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (0.90%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.72%) Marvel
9 3 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.54%) Apache Pig
9 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.54%) Confluence
9 3 (0.54%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.54%) WordPress
10 2 (0.36%) CloudStack
10 2 (0.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.72%) InVision
3 4 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.43%) NetSuite
3 7 (1.25%) Workday HCM
4 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.90%) Eloqua
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.36%) Magento
6 2 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 2 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.18%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.18%) JDE World
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
7 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 196 (35.13%) PaaS
2 190 (34.05%) Amazon AWS
3 183 (32.80%) IaaS
4 168 (30.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (8.06%) Office 365
6 25 (4.48%) GitHub
7 22 (3.94%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.23%) Serverless
9 16 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (2.69%) npm
11 14 (2.51%) Amazon S3
11 14 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (1.97%) G Suite
14 10 (1.79%) SuccessFactors
15 8 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (1.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 34 (6.09%) Firewall
2 21 (3.76%) LAN
2 21 (3.76%) VPN
2 21 (3.76%) WAN
3 18 (3.23%) DNS
4 12 (2.15%) Internet
4 12 (2.15%) Wireless
5 11 (1.97%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.79%) Network Security
7 8 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (1.43%) Intranet
8 7 (1.25%) Modbus
8 7 (1.25%) MQTT
8 7 (1.25%) SSH
9 6 (1.08%) ICMP
9 6 (1.08%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.90%) MPLS
10 5 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (0.72%) BGP
11 4 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (5.20%) MySQL
3 23 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
4 21 (3.76%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.58%) Big Data
6 17 (3.05%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.87%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (2.69%) Hadoop
9 13 (2.33%) Power BI
10 8 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (1.25%) Spotfire
12 6 (1.08%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.08%) Redis
12 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 61 (10.93%) Jenkins
2 42 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.56%) JIRA
4 23 (4.12%) gulp
5 17 (3.05%) Grunt
6 15 (2.69%) webpack
7 14 (2.51%) Maven
8 10 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 10 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.61%) Selenium
10 8 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.08%) GoCD
12 6 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 3 (0.54%) Artifactory
14 3 (0.54%) Hudson
14 3 (0.54%) JBehave
14 3 (0.54%) JMeter
General
1 121 (21.68%) Finance
2 41 (7.35%) Marketing
3 40 (7.17%) Retail
4 26 (4.66%) Legal
5 25 (4.48%) Banking
6 20 (3.58%) Publishing
7 16 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.61%) Law
8 9 (1.61%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.43%) Advertising
10 7 (1.25%) Front Office
11 4 (0.72%) Back Office
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
11 4 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.54%) Billing
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Games
12 3 (0.54%) International Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 151 (27.06%) Architect
2 98 (17.56%) Developer
3 45 (8.06%) Analyst
4 41 (7.35%) Project Manager
5 39 (6.99%) Cloud Architect
5 39 (6.99%) Solutions Architect
6 38 (6.81%) Security Architect
7 34 (6.09%) Consultant
8 30 (5.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
10 22 (3.94%) Business Analyst
11 19 (3.41%) HTML Developer
12 18 (3.23%) AWS Engineer
13 17 (3.05%) Java Developer
14 16 (2.87%) Angular Developer
15 14 (2.51%) AWS DevOps
16 13 (2.33%) Data Architect
16 13 (2.33%) Delivery Manager
17 12 (2.15%) Azure Architect
17 12 (2.15%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (10.22%) CSS
2 56 (10.04%) Web Services
3 46 (8.24%) Node.js
4 45 (8.06%) HTML
5 38 (6.81%) Middleware
6 37 (6.63%) AngularJS
7 31 (5.56%) .NET
7 31 (5.56%) HTML5
8 29 (5.20%) REST
9 28 (5.02%) React
10 19 (3.41%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (2.87%) jQuery
12 15 (2.69%) LESS
12 15 (2.69%) Spring
12 15 (2.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 14 (2.51%) Express
13 14 (2.51%) RESTful
14 13 (2.33%) JSON
14 13 (2.33%) SOAP
15 11 (1.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.27%) Public Cloud
2 34 (6.09%) User Experience
3 28 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 20 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 20 (3.58%) Fintech
6 19 (3.41%) Data Centre
7 18 (3.23%) Reinsurance
8 15 (2.69%) Private Cloud
9 12 (2.15%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.79%) Derivative
10 10 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
11 9 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.61%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
12 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (1.25%) Internet of Things
14 5 (0.90%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 66 (11.83%) Linux
2 51 (9.14%) Windows
3 16 (2.87%) Unix
4 9 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.08%) Android
6 5 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.36%) CoreOS
9 2 (0.36%) SmartOS
9 2 (0.36%) Solaris
9 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.36%) VMS
9 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.18%) Debian
10 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (31.36%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (20.61%) DevOps
3 72 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 64 (11.47%) Scrum
5 61 (10.93%) Project Management
6 58 (10.39%) Migration
7 46 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (8.06%) SDLC
9 44 (7.89%) TOGAF
10 43 (7.71%) Change Management
11 41 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 39 (6.99%) Waterfall
13 34 (6.09%) CRM
14 32 (5.73%) Analytics
15 31 (5.56%) ERP
15 31 (5.56%) TDD
16 30 (5.38%) ITIL
16 30 (5.38%) Open Source
17 29 (5.20%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (5.20%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.87%) JavaScript
2 68 (12.19%) SQL
3 64 (11.47%) Java
3 64 (11.47%) Python
4 39 (6.99%) Ruby
5 34 (6.09%) C#
6 20 (3.58%) TypeScript
7 19 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 17 (3.05%) ES6
9 16 (2.87%) C
10 13 (2.33%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.97%) PHP
12 9 (1.61%) Go
13 8 (1.43%) Scala
14 6 (1.08%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.90%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.72%) R
17 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
17 3 (0.54%) C++
17 3 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (8.78%) Degree
2 39 (6.99%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.38%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.12%) CISSP
5 15 (2.69%) CISA
5 15 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 14 (2.51%) TOGAF Certification
7 12 (2.15%) CISM
8 9 (1.61%) CEH
8 9 (1.61%) ISEB
9 7 (1.25%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.08%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.90%) CCIE
11 5 (0.90%) CCNP
11 5 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.90%) PMP
12 4 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.72%) SANS
13 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.05%) QA
2 13 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.79%) GAAP
5 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.08%) PMO
7 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.72%) GDPR
8 3 (0.54%) SEPA
8 3 (0.54%) SLA
9 2 (0.36%) COBIT
9 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.18%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.18%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.18%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 56 (10.04%) Docker
2 37 (6.63%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.97%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.72%) NFS
5 4 (0.72%) vCloud
5 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.54%) KVM
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.36%) SRDF
7 2 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.18%) HDFS
8 1 (0.18%) pfSense
8 1 (0.18%) Samba
8 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 49 (8.78%) Ansible
2 44 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (6.27%) Terraform
4 25 (4.48%) Kubernetes
5 20 (3.58%) Puppet
6 7 (1.25%) CASB
6 7 (1.25%) Grafana
7 6 (1.08%) Mesos
7 6 (1.08%) SCCM
8 4 (0.72%) CloudForms
8 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.72%) SCOM
8 4 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.72%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.54%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.54%) Packer
10 2 (0.36%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 110 (19.71%) Microsoft
2 35 (6.27%) Oracle
3 33 (5.91%) Google
4 26 (4.66%) Salesforce.com
5 22 (3.94%) SAP
6 17 (3.05%) Cisco
7 14 (2.51%) ServiceNow
8 12 (2.15%) VMware
9 11 (1.97%) Progress
9 11 (1.97%) Splunk
10 10 (1.79%) Concur
10 10 (1.79%) Workday
11 9 (1.61%) IBM
12 8 (1.43%) Tableau
13 7 (1.25%) Sitecore
14 6 (1.08%) Adobe
14 6 (1.08%) F5
15 5 (0.90%) Charles River
15 5 (0.90%) Informatica
15 5 (0.90%) Telerik