Period
to 19 August 2018

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 19 August 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 > South East
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 193 166
Rank change year-on-year +38 -27 +67
Contract jobs citing SaaS 264 188 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.58% 1.17% 1.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.93% 8.01% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 142 198
South East median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +6.95%
10th Percentile £356 £315 £227
90th Percentile £639 £569 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +86.13% +56.88%
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +189.47% -36.67%

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 3,329 2,346 1,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.97% 14.59% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,112 1,464 1,284
South East median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £293 £272 £280
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £480 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +2.13% +4.44% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 26
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -18.52% -5.81%
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £13.32
90th Percentile £56.25 £41.33 £52.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -9.52% +7.09% -14.74%

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 19 August 2018.

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
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 19 August 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
Thames Valley +57 135 £550 +29.41% 56
Berkshire +32 88 £475 +7.04% 35
Hampshire +17 77 £500 +3.90% 21
Surrey -51 33 £460 +15.00% 8
Oxfordshire +12 24 £600 +41.18% 11
Buckinghamshire +26 23 £550 +29.41% 10
West Sussex +5 8 £428 -22.27% 7
East Sussex +1 4 £488 +116.67% 2
Kent +12 2 £450 +91.49% 6
Middlesex +4 1 £450 -21.74% 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 South East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 104 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 84 (31.82%) PaaS
3 72 (27.27%) Windows
4 67 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (20.83%) IaaS
7 52 (19.70%) DevOps
8 48 (18.18%) Linux
9 40 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
10 39 (14.77%) Project Management
11 38 (14.39%) SQL
12 36 (13.64%) .NET
12 36 (13.64%) SAP
12 36 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
12 36 (13.64%) Windows Server
13 34 (12.88%) Oracle
13 34 (12.88%) Migration
14 32 (12.12%) Finance
15 31 (11.74%) Firewall
15 31 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
16 30 (11.36%) C#
17 29 (10.98%) VMware
18 28 (10.61%) ERP
19 27 (10.23%) ITIL
19 27 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
19 27 (10.23%) Windows 10
20 26 (9.85%) Web Services
21 25 (9.47%) VPN
21 25 (9.47%) Active Directory

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 20 (7.58%) SharePoint
2 8 (3.03%) Apache
3 5 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.89%) OpenStack
4 4 (1.52%) Confluence
4 4 (1.52%) IIS
4 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.14%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.14%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.14%) CMS
5 3 (1.14%) NetWeaver
5 3 (1.14%) SAS
5 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.76%) nginx
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.38%) Totara
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.52%) SOLIDWORKS
4 3 (1.14%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.76%) CATIA
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (3.03%) SAP HR
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.14%) Global One
3 3 (1.14%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.14%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.76%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.76%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.76%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.76%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (39.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 84 (31.82%) PaaS
3 59 (22.35%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (20.83%) IaaS
5 23 (8.71%) Office 365
6 20 (7.58%) GitHub
6 20 (7.58%) Serverless
7 17 (6.44%) Slack
8 13 (4.92%) Azure Functions
9 8 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (3.03%) Boomi
9 8 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (2.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.65%) Datadog
11 6 (2.27%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (1.89%) Azure Machine Learning
12 5 (1.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (1.52%) OneDrive
14 3 (1.14%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.74%) Firewall
2 25 (9.47%) VPN
3 16 (6.06%) DNS
4 15 (5.68%) SAN
5 14 (5.30%) TCP/IP
6 13 (4.92%) NetScaler
7 10 (3.79%) Network Security
8 6 (2.27%) Internet
8 6 (2.27%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (2.27%) Skype
9 5 (1.89%) DHCP
10 4 (1.52%) SSL
10 4 (1.52%) WAN
11 3 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.76%) VLAN
13 1 (0.38%) 3G
13 1 (0.38%) LTE
13 1 (0.38%) NAS
13 1 (0.38%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.30%) Big Data
3 9 (3.41%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (2.65%) Power BI
4 7 (2.65%) RDBMS
4 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.27%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.89%) GIS
6 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.14%) Oracle Smart View
8 3 (1.14%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 27 (10.23%) Visual Studio Team System
2 18 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.44%) JIRA
4 16 (6.06%) Git (software)
4 16 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.14%) Gradle
5 3 (1.14%) Selenium
5 3 (1.14%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.76%) Hudson
6 2 (0.76%) JMeter
6 2 (0.76%) Mocha
7 1 (0.38%) Bower
7 1 (0.38%) GitLab
7 1 (0.38%) Grunt
7 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.38%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.38%) NWDI
General
1 32 (12.12%) Finance
2 20 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.82%) Retail
4 10 (3.79%) Publishing
5 8 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (2.65%) Back Office
7 6 (2.27%) Legal
8 5 (1.89%) Advertising
9 3 (1.14%) Banking
9 3 (1.14%) Marketing
10 2 (0.76%) Automotive
11 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 93 (35.23%) Architect
2 49 (18.56%) Solutions Architect
3 27 (10.23%) Developer
4 23 (8.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 22 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.20%) Analyst
7 17 (6.44%) Cloud Architect
7 17 (6.44%) IT Manager
8 16 (6.06%) Consultant
8 16 (6.06%) Technical Architect
9 14 (5.30%) Designer
10 12 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
11 9 (3.41%) .NET Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Azure Developer
11 9 (3.41%) Vendor Manager
12 7 (2.65%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (2.65%) Cloud Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.65%) IT Analyst
12 7 (2.65%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.64%) .NET
2 26 (9.85%) Web Services
3 24 (9.09%) Middleware
4 19 (7.20%) REST
5 18 (6.82%) SAML
6 16 (6.06%) HTML
7 15 (5.68%) XML
8 12 (4.55%) .NET Framework
9 10 (3.79%) Node.js
10 9 (3.41%) JSON
11 8 (3.03%) AngularJS
12 7 (2.65%) RESTful
13 6 (2.27%) .NET Core
13 6 (2.27%) CSS
14 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET
14 5 (1.89%) HTML5
14 5 (1.89%) jQuery
14 5 (1.89%) Kafka
14 5 (1.89%) LAMP
15 4 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.68%) Public Cloud
3 12 (4.55%) User Experience
4 8 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (3.03%) Life Science
5 7 (2.65%) CMDB
5 7 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.65%) LIMS
5 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.27%) Microsoft Licensing
6 6 (2.27%) PKI
6 6 (2.27%) Replication
7 5 (1.89%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.89%) Social Media
8 4 (1.52%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.52%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.27%) Windows
2 48 (18.18%) Linux
3 36 (13.64%) Windows Server
4 27 (10.23%) Windows 10
5 16 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (5.68%) Unix
7 14 (5.30%) AIX
7 14 (5.30%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.89%) Android
8 5 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.76%) DC/OS
10 2 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (25.38%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (19.70%) DevOps
3 39 (14.77%) Project Management
4 36 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 34 (12.88%) Migration
6 31 (11.74%) Problem-Solving
7 28 (10.61%) ERP
8 27 (10.23%) ITIL
9 24 (9.09%) TOGAF
10 22 (8.33%) Microservices
11 21 (7.95%) CRM
12 20 (7.58%) Change Management
12 20 (7.58%) Network Design
13 18 (6.82%) Content Management
14 17 (6.44%) Business Analysis
15 16 (6.06%) Scrum
15 16 (6.06%) Waterfall
16 15 (5.68%) Analytics
16 15 (5.68%) Programme Delivery
16 15 (5.68%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.39%) SQL
2 30 (11.36%) C#
3 23 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.95%) Java
5 18 (6.82%) Python
6 17 (6.44%) PowerShell
7 9 (3.41%) Ruby
8 6 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.14%) F#
9 3 (1.14%) PHP
9 3 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.14%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.76%) C
11 1 (0.38%) ABAP
11 1 (0.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (6.82%) Degree
2 12 (4.55%) PMI Certification
3 11 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.41%) PgMP
5 6 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (1.52%) CISSP
6 4 (1.52%) PMP
6 4 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.14%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.76%) SSCP
9 1 (0.38%) CISA
9 1 (0.38%) CISM
9 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) PMO
2 8 (3.03%) GxP
3 6 (2.27%) GDPR
4 4 (1.52%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (1.52%) GCP
4 4 (1.52%) GLP
4 4 (1.52%) GMP
5 3 (1.14%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.76%) QA
6 2 (0.76%) SLA
7 1 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.71%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (7.20%) XenApp
5 16 (6.06%) Docker
6 14 (5.30%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.89%) XenServer
10 4 (1.52%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (6.82%) Terraform
2 17 (6.44%) Puppet
3 14 (5.30%) Data Guard
4 13 (4.92%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (3.41%) Kubernetes
5 9 (3.41%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (3.41%) SCCM
6 3 (1.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.38%) Netcool
7 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.38%) OpenView
7 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.38%) TeMIP
7 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 84 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.64%) SAP
3 34 (12.88%) Oracle
4 29 (10.98%) VMware
5 24 (9.09%) Citrix
6 19 (7.20%) IBM
7 17 (6.44%) New Relic
7 17 (6.44%) PagerDuty
8 15 (5.68%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.30%) 3PAR
9 14 (5.30%) HP
9 14 (5.30%) Workday
10 9 (3.41%) Sitecore
11 8 (3.03%) Dell
11 8 (3.03%) ForgeRock
11 8 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (2.65%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.27%) Google
13 6 (2.27%) Okta
14 3 (1.14%) Ivanti