Period
to 21 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 21 February 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 > South East
6 months to
21 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 167 199
Rank change year-on-year +72 +32 +15
Contract jobs citing SaaS 247 251 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.30% 1.57% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.34% 6.44% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 165 141
South East median daily rate £503 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +2.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £281 £334 £340
90th Percentile £679 £688 £663
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% - -
England median hourly rate £78.75 £24.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +224.74% +12.79% -49.41%

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 the South East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 2,960 3,895 3,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.55% 24.34% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,910 2,455 1,972
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £215 £281 £300
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 59 44
South East median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -7.52%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £10.08
90th Percentile £82.50 £64.20 £45.00
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 21 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the South East region over the 6 months to 21 February 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
Thames Valley +45 145 £503 +3.08% 75
Berkshire +51 123 £503 +5.79% 52
Hampshire +51 47 £550 +4.76% 24
Surrey +16 36 £363 -30.95% 31
East Sussex +23 13 £631 +83.64% 8
Buckinghamshire +14 13 £510 -16.39% 12
Oxfordshire +10 9 £575 +21.05% 11
West Sussex +30 3 £600 -1.64% 5
Kent - 1 £550 - 6
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 South East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 121 (48.99%) Azure
2 84 (34.01%) PaaS
3 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 75 (30.36%) IaaS
5 63 (25.51%) .NET
6 55 (22.27%) Security Cleared
7 52 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (20.24%) SC Cleared
8 50 (20.24%) DevOps
9 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
10 45 (18.22%) SQL
11 43 (17.41%) Web Services
12 41 (16.60%) ERP
13 39 (15.79%) Java
14 37 (14.98%) Windows
15 33 (13.36%) Oracle
15 33 (13.36%) C#
15 33 (13.36%) Degree
16 32 (12.96%) AWS
16 32 (12.96%) Node.js
17 31 (12.55%) Enterprise Software
17 31 (12.55%) Office 365
17 31 (12.55%) Finance
17 31 (12.55%) Information Security
18 30 (12.15%) Firewall
18 30 (12.15%) PowerShell
19 29 (11.74%) DNS
19 29 (11.74%) TCP/IP
20 28 (11.34%) Active Directory
20 28 (11.34%) Computer Science

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.02%) CMS
2 5 (2.02%) Confluence
3 4 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.62%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.81%) Apache Solr
4 2 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.81%) Headless CMS
4 2 (0.81%) IIS
4 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.40%) Drupal
5 1 (0.40%) JBoss
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Fuse
5 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.40%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.83%) NetSuite
2 7 (2.83%) SAP ERP
3 6 (2.43%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (1.62%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.40%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.40%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 121 (48.99%) Azure
2 84 (34.01%) PaaS
3 75 (30.36%) IaaS
4 32 (12.96%) AWS
5 31 (12.55%) Office 365
6 24 (9.72%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 20 (8.10%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
9 14 (5.67%) Serverless
10 12 (4.86%) Dynamics 365
11 10 (4.05%) iPaaS
11 10 (4.05%) Power Platform
12 8 (3.24%) GCP
13 7 (2.83%) OpenShift
14 4 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
15 3 (1.21%) Amazon S3
15 3 (1.21%) GitHub
16 2 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
16 2 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.15%) Firewall
2 29 (11.74%) DNS
2 29 (11.74%) TCP/IP
3 27 (10.93%) VPN
4 26 (10.53%) Internet
4 26 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
5 24 (9.72%) SAN
6 22 (8.91%) NAS
7 4 (1.62%) Wireless
8 3 (1.21%) LAN
9 2 (0.81%) HTTP
9 2 (0.81%) Network Security
9 2 (0.81%) Skype
9 2 (0.81%) SSL
9 2 (0.81%) WAN
10 1 (0.40%) 3G
10 1 (0.40%) 4G
10 1 (0.40%) 5G
10 1 (0.40%) LTE
10 1 (0.40%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.86%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (4.86%) Cosmos DB
3 11 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.05%) Data Lake
4 10 (4.05%) Power BI
5 9 (3.64%) MongoDB
5 9 (3.64%) MySQL
5 9 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (3.24%) Data Mart
7 7 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.62%) Big Data
9 4 (1.62%) Essbase
9 4 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.62%) Redis
10 3 (1.21%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (4.45%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.05%) JIRA
2 10 (4.05%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (3.24%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.02%) Selenium
6 4 (1.62%) CircleCI
6 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.21%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.21%) Visual Studio Code
8 2 (0.81%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.81%) JMeter
8 2 (0.81%) kappa
8 2 (0.81%) REST Assured
8 2 (0.81%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.81%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (12.55%) Finance
2 15 (6.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.83%) Retail
4 6 (2.43%) General Ledger
4 6 (2.43%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Automotive
5 5 (2.02%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 2 (0.81%) Billing
7 2 (0.81%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
8 1 (0.40%) French Language
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 66 (26.72%) Architect
2 51 (20.65%) Developer
3 22 (8.91%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (7.29%) Analyst
5 17 (6.88%) Azure Architect
5 17 (6.88%) Cloud Architect
6 16 (6.48%) Azure Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (6.07%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.67%) Consultant
8 14 (5.67%) Project Manager
9 13 (5.26%) .NET Developer
10 9 (3.64%) Lead Developer
11 8 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
12 7 (2.83%) C# Developer
12 7 (2.83%) Designer
12 7 (2.83%) Implementation Engineer
12 7 (2.83%) Integration Architect
12 7 (2.83%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (25.51%) .NET
2 43 (17.41%) Web Services
3 32 (12.96%) Node.js
4 25 (10.12%) CSS
4 25 (10.12%) HTML
5 22 (8.91%) REST
6 17 (6.88%) React
7 16 (6.48%) .NET Core
8 15 (6.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 11 (4.45%) Middleware
9 11 (4.45%) SOAP
10 9 (3.64%) ASP.NET
11 8 (3.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (2.83%) AngularJS
13 6 (2.43%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.02%) OAuth
15 4 (1.62%) SAML
15 4 (1.62%) Sass
16 3 (1.21%) RESTful
16 3 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.55%) Enterprise Software
2 24 (9.72%) Replication
3 21 (8.50%) Public Cloud
4 16 (6.48%) Hybrid Cloud
4 16 (6.48%) User Experience
5 15 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (4.45%) Cloud Native
7 10 (4.05%) W3C
8 9 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.83%) Life Science
9 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Licensing
9 7 (2.83%) Private Cloud
10 6 (2.43%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.62%) Graphic Design
11 4 (1.62%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.81%) EPoS
12 2 (0.81%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.81%) Social Media
13 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (14.98%) Windows
2 12 (4.86%) Windows 10
2 12 (4.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (2.83%) Linux
4 4 (1.62%) AIX
4 4 (1.62%) Unix
5 3 (1.21%) Android
5 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.81%) CentOS
6 2 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.40%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (20.24%) DevOps
3 41 (16.60%) ERP
4 31 (12.55%) Information Security
5 28 (11.34%) Computer Science
6 27 (10.93%) SOA
7 22 (8.91%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (8.91%) Microservices
8 21 (8.50%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (8.50%) Migration
9 20 (8.10%) Analytics
9 20 (8.10%) CRM
9 20 (8.10%) Project Management
9 20 (8.10%) Scrum
10 19 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (6.48%) Identity Management
11 16 (6.48%) Load Testing
12 15 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (5.67%) Data Modelling
13 14 (5.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.62%) JavaScript
2 45 (18.22%) SQL
3 39 (15.79%) Java
4 33 (13.36%) C#
5 30 (12.15%) PowerShell
6 24 (9.72%) PHP
7 8 (3.24%) Python
8 6 (2.43%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.02%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.62%) TypeScript
11 3 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.81%) C
12 2 (0.81%) C++
12 2 (0.81%) Perl
13 1 (0.40%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 55 (22.27%) Security Cleared
2 50 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 33 (13.36%) Degree
4 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.62%) CISSP
6 4 (1.62%) MCSE
7 3 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.81%) AAT
8 2 (0.81%) ACCA
8 2 (0.81%) CCNA
8 2 (0.81%) CIMA
8 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.81%) CISM
8 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) CISMP
9 1 (0.40%) GIAC
9 1 (0.40%) MCSA
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.31%) QA
2 8 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.62%) GxP
3 4 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.21%) GDPR
4 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.21%) SLA
5 2 (0.81%) COBIT
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.40%) NIST
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (11.34%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.10%) Docker
3 11 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.43%) XenApp
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 26 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 21 (8.50%) Ansible
3 17 (6.88%) Single Sign-On
4 15 (6.07%) Terraform
5 9 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.02%) Puppet
7 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.81%) Nessus
7 2 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.40%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.40%) Grafana
8 1 (0.40%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.40%) Kibana
8 1 (0.40%) logstash
8 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.40%) SCCM
8 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 76 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 33 (13.36%) Oracle
3 22 (8.91%) AppDynamics
4 18 (7.29%) Workday
5 15 (6.07%) VMware
6 13 (5.26%) SAP
7 9 (3.64%) Google
7 9 (3.64%) Hyperion
8 8 (3.24%) Citrix
8 8 (3.24%) Databricks
9 6 (2.43%) IBM
10 5 (2.02%) Qualys
10 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.62%) Splunk
12 3 (1.21%) ArcSight
12 3 (1.21%) Barracuda Networks
12 3 (1.21%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.21%) JD Edwards
12 3 (1.21%) Trend Micro