Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 200 214
Rank change year-on-year +41 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing SaaS 262 194 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.57% 1.15% 1.05%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.16% 6.59% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 139 133
South East median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £363 £325 £253
90th Percentile £656 £628 £825
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £19.61
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -30.97% -31.10% +27.13%

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 3,659 2,946 2,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.97% 17.50% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,329 1,833 1,281
South East median daily rate £458 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -2.86% +5.74%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £266
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 47 34
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -9.59% +14.06%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.75 £12.09
90th Percentile £67.00 £42.97 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

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 November 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 21 November 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 +48 126 £500 +11.11% 68
Berkshire +19 86 £475 +1.33% 45
Surrey +4 68 £538 +34.38% 20
Hampshire +2 56 £500 - 31
Buckinghamshire +39 23 £588 +38.24% 7
Oxfordshire +4 17 £613 +40.00% 16
West Sussex -23 5 £580 -21.36% 4
Kent - 2 £450 - 6
East Sussex -6 1 £375 - 7
Home Counties - 1 - -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 134 (51.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (37.79%) Microsoft
3 75 (28.63%) PaaS
4 69 (26.34%) IaaS
5 58 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (21.37%) Amazon AWS
7 53 (20.23%) Windows
8 50 (19.08%) .NET
9 49 (18.70%) DevOps
10 46 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
11 41 (15.65%) Windows Server
12 40 (15.27%) SQL
12 40 (15.27%) C#
12 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
13 38 (14.50%) TOGAF
14 35 (13.36%) Oracle
15 33 (12.60%) Finance
16 32 (12.21%) Citrix
17 31 (11.83%) ERP
17 31 (11.83%) Windows 10
18 30 (11.45%) Office 365
19 29 (11.07%) SAP
19 29 (11.07%) VMware
20 28 (10.69%) Firewall
20 28 (10.69%) HTML
20 28 (10.69%) Project Management
20 28 (10.69%) Visual Studio Team System
20 28 (10.69%) PowerShell
21 26 (9.92%) SQL Server
22 25 (9.54%) Web Services

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 14 (5.34%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.53%) CMS
2 4 (1.53%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.53%) Totara
3 3 (1.15%) Apache
3 3 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.15%) Confluence
4 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.38%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.38%) Drupal
5 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.38%) Mule
5 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.53%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) SAP HR
2 5 (1.91%) NetSuite
3 3 (1.15%) Global One
4 2 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.76%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.76%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.76%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.76%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) Magento
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 134 (51.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (28.63%) PaaS
3 69 (26.34%) IaaS
4 56 (21.37%) Amazon AWS
5 30 (11.45%) Office 365
6 22 (8.40%) Serverless
7 19 (7.25%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (7.25%) GitHub
8 10 (3.82%) Azure Functions
9 9 (3.44%) Boomi
10 8 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
11 7 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
12 6 (2.29%) Dynamics 365
12 6 (2.29%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (1.91%) Salesforce Service Cloud
14 3 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (1.15%) Datadog
14 3 (1.15%) Slack
15 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
15 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.69%) Firewall
2 22 (8.40%) VPN
3 17 (6.49%) SAN
4 16 (6.11%) TCP/IP
5 14 (5.34%) NetScaler
6 13 (4.96%) DNS
7 11 (4.20%) Internet
7 11 (4.20%) Reverse Proxy
8 7 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (1.53%) HTTP
9 4 (1.53%) Skype
9 4 (1.53%) SSL
10 3 (1.15%) NAS
11 2 (0.76%) DHCP
12 1 (0.38%) 3G
12 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.38%) LTE
12 1 (0.38%) VoLTE
12 1 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.96%) Big Data
3 8 (3.05%) NoSQL
3 8 (3.05%) RDBMS
3 8 (3.05%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.67%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.29%) Cosmos DB
5 6 (2.29%) MongoDB
5 6 (2.29%) Power BI
6 4 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.53%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.15%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 3 (1.15%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.15%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle Smart View
7 3 (1.15%) Qlik Sense
7 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
7 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (10.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 18 (6.87%) Jenkins
3 17 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (4.20%) Git (software)
5 10 (3.82%) JIRA
6 9 (3.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (3.44%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.05%) Selenium
8 4 (1.53%) Mercurial
8 4 (1.53%) webpack
9 3 (1.15%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.76%) GitLab
10 2 (0.76%) Hudson
10 2 (0.76%) JMeter
10 2 (0.76%) Mocha
11 1 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.38%) GoCD
11 1 (0.38%) Protractor
General
1 33 (12.60%) Finance
2 17 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.67%) Legal
4 6 (2.29%) Publishing
5 5 (1.91%) Advertising
5 5 (1.91%) Billing
6 4 (1.53%) Back Office
7 2 (0.76%) Banking
7 2 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) French Language
8 1 (0.38%) Games
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.38%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (32.82%) Architect
2 47 (17.94%) Solutions Architect
3 44 (16.79%) Developer
4 21 (8.02%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Architect
6 18 (6.87%) Azure Architect
7 17 (6.49%) Designer
7 17 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.49%) Solutions Designer
8 14 (5.34%) .NET Developer
8 14 (5.34%) Cloud Architect
9 11 (4.20%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.82%) Azure Developer
11 9 (3.44%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.44%) SaaS Architect
11 9 (3.44%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.05%) Analyst
12 8 (3.05%) Consultant
12 8 (3.05%) IT Manager
12 8 (3.05%) Vendor Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (19.08%) .NET
2 28 (10.69%) HTML
3 25 (9.54%) Web Services
4 21 (8.02%) CSS
5 19 (7.25%) ASP.NET
5 19 (7.25%) Middleware
6 16 (6.11%) AngularJS
7 14 (5.34%) REST
8 13 (4.96%) .NET Framework
9 12 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (4.20%) SAML
11 10 (3.82%) Kafka
11 10 (3.82%) Node.js
12 9 (3.44%) jQuery
12 9 (3.44%) React
12 9 (3.44%) Redux
13 8 (3.05%) HTML5
14 7 (2.67%) .NET Core
14 7 (2.67%) XML
15 6 (2.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 46 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.40%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.73%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (5.73%) User Experience
4 12 (4.58%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.82%) Microsoft Licensing
6 10 (3.82%) Replication
7 9 (3.44%) Cloud Native
8 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.29%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.91%) PKI
10 5 (1.91%) Social Media
11 4 (1.53%) Data Centre
11 4 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
13 2 (0.76%) CMDB
13 2 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 2 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (20.23%) Windows
2 41 (15.65%) Windows Server
3 31 (11.83%) Windows 10
4 24 (9.16%) Linux
5 18 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.34%) AIX
7 14 (5.34%) Windows XP
8 13 (4.96%) Unix
9 4 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.76%) Android
10 2 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.70%) DevOps
3 38 (14.50%) TOGAF
4 31 (11.83%) ERP
5 28 (10.69%) Project Management
6 25 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (9.16%) Migration
8 22 (8.40%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (7.63%) Scrum
10 19 (7.25%) Network Design
11 17 (6.49%) CRM
11 17 (6.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (6.49%) Test Automation
12 16 (6.11%) Analytics
12 16 (6.11%) Enterprise Architecture
13 15 (5.73%) BDD
13 15 (5.73%) Software Engineering
14 14 (5.34%) MVC
15 13 (4.96%) Contract Management
15 13 (4.96%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 40 (15.27%) C#
1 40 (15.27%) JavaScript
1 40 (15.27%) SQL
2 28 (10.69%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.11%) Java
4 13 (4.96%) Python
5 8 (3.05%) Perl
6 7 (2.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.67%) Ruby
6 7 (2.67%) VBA
7 5 (1.91%) TypeScript
8 4 (1.53%) F#
9 3 (1.15%) C
9 3 (1.15%) PHP
10 1 (0.38%) Java 8
10 1 (0.38%) PHP 7
10 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.96%) Degree
3 12 (4.58%) TOGAF Certification
4 9 (3.44%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.05%) CISSP
6 6 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.53%) SSCP
9 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.76%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.76%) MBA
11 1 (0.38%) CIPD
11 1 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.38%) MCP
11 1 (0.38%) PhD
11 1 (0.38%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.67%) GDPR
1 7 (2.67%) PMO
2 4 (1.53%) Government Security Classifications
2 4 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.38%) FedRAMP
3 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (9.54%) Docker
2 24 (9.16%) Active Directory
3 22 (8.40%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (7.63%) XenApp
5 19 (7.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (5.34%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (3.44%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.53%) XenServer
10 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (6.87%) Kubernetes
2 16 (6.11%) Puppet
3 14 (5.34%) Data Guard
4 12 (4.58%) Terraform
5 10 (3.82%) Ansible
6 7 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.67%) SCCM
6 7 (2.67%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.38%) Grafana
8 1 (0.38%) Graylog
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.38%) Netcool
8 1 (0.38%) NetIQ Identity Manager
8 1 (0.38%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (0.38%) OpenView
8 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.38%) TeMIP
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 99 (37.79%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.36%) Oracle
3 32 (12.21%) Citrix
4 29 (11.07%) SAP
4 29 (11.07%) VMware
5 20 (7.63%) Workday
6 16 (6.11%) IBM
6 16 (6.11%) Red Hat
7 14 (5.34%) 3PAR
7 14 (5.34%) HP
8 12 (4.58%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.44%) Dell
9 9 (3.44%) ForgeRock
9 9 (3.44%) Sitecore
10 4 (1.53%) Tableau
11 3 (1.15%) Ariba
11 3 (1.15%) Cloudera
11 3 (1.15%) New Relic
11 3 (1.15%) PagerDuty
11 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow