Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 206 221
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 194 151 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 0.98% 0.94%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.26% 8.29% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 118 91
South East median daily rate £500 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.68% +4.41% -10.53%
10th Percentile £337 £325 £263
90th Percentile £643 £925 £590
England median daily rate £500 £450 £470
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -49.41% +16.44% +39.05%

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 3,097 1,821 1,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.41% 11.83% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,903 1,126 862
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
90th Percentile £590 £613 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £426
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.76% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 33 32
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -4.21% +23.46%
10th Percentile £10.05 £13.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £44.32 £54.15 £59.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +24 101 £500 -2.44% 42
Berkshire +35 75 £500 -4.76% 26
Hampshire -13 39 £500 - 41
Surrey -13 34 £550 +57.14% 20
Oxfordshire -13 14 £500 +5.26% 9
Buckinghamshire -25 11 £456 -10.98% 7
West Sussex -6 10 £750 +71.43%
Middlesex -3 4 £450 +13.21% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 5
Kent - 1 £385 - 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 78 (40.21%) IaaS
2 75 (38.66%) PaaS
3 69 (35.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 53 (27.32%) Microsoft
5 48 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
6 46 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (17.01%) Windows
8 32 (16.49%) TOGAF
9 31 (15.98%) JavaScript
9 31 (15.98%) Oracle
10 28 (14.43%) Web Services
10 28 (14.43%) HTML
11 26 (13.40%) Project Management
11 26 (13.40%) TCP/IP
12 25 (12.89%) Java
13 24 (12.37%) Migration
14 23 (11.86%) Linux
14 23 (11.86%) REST
15 22 (11.34%) CSS
16 21 (10.82%) XML
16 21 (10.82%) SQL
17 20 (10.31%) SAP
17 20 (10.31%) User Experience
18 19 (9.79%) DevOps
18 19 (9.79%) MySQL
18 19 (9.79%) SOA
18 19 (9.79%) Firewall
19 18 (9.28%) Change Management
19 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (9.28%) PRINCE2

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 10 (5.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (4.12%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.06%) Apache
3 4 (2.06%) Confluence
4 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.55%) IIS
4 3 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.03%) CMS
5 2 (1.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.03%) Totara
5 2 (1.03%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) GlassFish
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.52%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.06%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (2.06%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) NetSuite
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.03%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 78 (40.21%) IaaS
2 75 (38.66%) PaaS
3 69 (35.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 48 (24.74%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (7.22%) Office 365
6 12 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (6.19%) iPaaS
7 9 (4.64%) SuccessFactors
8 8 (4.12%) npm
9 4 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (2.06%) Yarn
10 3 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (1.55%) Firebase
10 3 (1.55%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) Serverless
11 2 (1.03%) Bluemix
11 2 (1.03%) GitHub
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle CX
11 2 (1.03%) Slack
12 1 (0.52%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.40%) TCP/IP
2 19 (9.79%) Firewall
3 15 (7.73%) DNS
4 14 (7.22%) Internet
4 14 (7.22%) VPN
5 11 (5.67%) HTTP
5 11 (5.67%) MQTT
6 7 (3.61%) NAS
6 7 (3.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (3.61%) SAN
7 6 (3.09%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.58%) Network Security
9 4 (2.06%) Intranet
10 3 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (1.03%) Skype
11 2 (1.03%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (1.03%) VLAN
12 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
12 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.79%) MySQL
2 13 (6.70%) Relational Database
3 12 (6.19%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.67%) RDBMS
5 10 (5.15%) Big Data
6 7 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.09%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.06%) Geospatial Data
8 4 (2.06%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.06%) SQLite
9 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.03%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.03%) Spatial Data
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 12 (6.19%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.12%) JIRA
3 7 (3.61%) Bower
3 7 (3.61%) Grunt
3 7 (3.61%) gulp
4 5 (2.58%) Jasmine
4 5 (2.58%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.06%) Mocha
5 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.55%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.55%) PostCSS
6 3 (1.55%) Subversion
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.03%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 16 (8.25%) Finance
2 15 (7.73%) Retail
3 11 (5.67%) Automotive
4 9 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.12%) Marketing
6 5 (2.58%) Law
7 4 (2.06%) Banking
7 4 (2.06%) Billing
7 4 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.55%) German Language
8 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.52%) French Language
9 1 (0.52%) Games
9 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (37.63%) Architect
2 34 (17.53%) Solutions Architect
3 27 (13.92%) Developer
4 20 (10.31%) Cloud Architect
5 13 (6.70%) Analyst
5 13 (6.70%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.67%) Consultant
6 11 (5.67%) Security Architect
7 9 (4.64%) AWS Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Designer
7 9 (4.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 9 (4.64%) Product Manager
8 8 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.61%) Solutions Designer
9 7 (3.61%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.09%) Azure Consultant
10 6 (3.09%) React Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Applications Developer
11 5 (2.58%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.43%) HTML
1 28 (14.43%) Web Services
2 23 (11.86%) REST
3 22 (11.34%) CSS
4 21 (10.82%) XML
5 18 (9.28%) AngularJS
6 15 (7.73%) Node.js
7 13 (6.70%) HTML5
8 11 (5.67%) CSS3
8 11 (5.67%) Sass
9 10 (5.15%) .NET
9 10 (5.15%) jQuery
9 10 (5.15%) React
10 9 (4.64%) JSON
10 9 (4.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (4.12%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 7 (3.61%) PostGIS
12 7 (3.61%) Spring
13 6 (3.09%) JDBC
14 5 (2.58%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.31%) User Experience
2 14 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.15%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.64%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.61%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (3.61%) Infotainment
7 6 (3.09%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.58%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.58%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Licensing
8 5 (2.58%) Replication
9 4 (2.06%) Animation
9 4 (2.06%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
10 3 (1.55%) Life Science
10 3 (1.55%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.03%) Internet of Things
11 2 (1.03%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.01%) Windows
2 23 (11.86%) Linux
3 11 (5.67%) Unix
3 11 (5.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (3.61%) Android
5 5 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.55%) HPUX
6 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.03%) CentOS
7 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (23.71%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.49%) TOGAF
3 26 (13.40%) Project Management
4 24 (12.37%) Migration
5 19 (9.79%) DevOps
5 19 (9.79%) SOA
6 18 (9.28%) Change Management
6 18 (9.28%) PRINCE2
6 18 (9.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (8.76%) Enterprise Architecture
8 15 (7.73%) OO
9 14 (7.22%) Configuration Management
9 14 (7.22%) CRM
9 14 (7.22%) SDLC
10 13 (6.70%) Data Management
10 13 (6.70%) Waterfall
11 12 (6.19%) Analytics
11 12 (6.19%) Data Integration
11 12 (6.19%) ITIL
12 11 (5.67%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.98%) JavaScript
2 25 (12.89%) Java
3 21 (10.82%) SQL
4 16 (8.25%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.19%) C#
6 11 (5.67%) Python
7 10 (5.15%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.61%) PHP
9 6 (3.09%) Bash Shell
9 6 (3.09%) C
9 6 (3.09%) Shell Script
10 5 (2.58%) C++
10 5 (2.58%) Perl
11 2 (1.03%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.03%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.03%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) ES7
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (6.70%) Degree
2 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.09%) CISSP
3 6 (3.09%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.58%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.06%) CISA
5 4 (2.06%) ISEB
5 4 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (1.55%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.03%) CCDP
7 2 (1.03%) CCNP
7 2 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
7 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.03%) CISM
7 2 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.52%) MCSE
8 1 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (2.58%) GDPR
3 4 (2.06%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.06%) SLA
4 2 (1.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (1.03%) GCP
4 2 (1.03%) GLP
4 2 (1.03%) GMP
4 2 (1.03%) GxP
4 2 (1.03%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (4.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.12%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (3.09%) XenDesktop
3 6 (3.09%) XenServer
4 5 (2.58%) Docker
4 5 (2.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (2.58%) Puppet
2 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (1.03%) Ansible
3 2 (1.03%) Cacti
3 2 (1.03%) CFEngine
3 2 (1.03%) Icinga
3 2 (1.03%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.03%) logstash
3 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.03%) Nagios
3 2 (1.03%) Netcool
3 2 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.52%) Mesos
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.52%) Oozie
4 1 (0.52%) Salt
4 1 (0.52%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) systemd
Vendors
1 53 (27.32%) Microsoft
2 31 (15.98%) Oracle
3 20 (10.31%) SAP
4 12 (6.19%) VMware
5 11 (5.67%) Workday
6 10 (5.15%) Cisco
7 9 (4.64%) Citrix
8 8 (4.12%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.06%) Google
9 4 (2.06%) IBM
10 3 (1.55%) Remedy
10 3 (1.55%) Splunk
11 2 (1.03%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.03%) Jitterbit
11 2 (1.03%) McAfee
11 2 (1.03%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.03%) Twitter
11 2 (1.03%) Wallstreet Suite
11 2 (1.03%) Zend