Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 161 212 222
Rank change year-on-year +51 +10 +26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 250 182 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.56% 1.10% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.83% 6.02% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 126 103
South East median daily rate £525 £510 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +20.00% +7.94%
10th Percentile £361 £363 £287
90th Percentile £689 £650 £685
England median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £66.00 - £36.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £21.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +9.30% -51.14% +20.55%

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 3,661 3,022 1,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.87% 18.33% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,301 1,841 1,195
South East median daily rate £475 £445 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.74% -1.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £298 £275 £283
90th Percentile £619 £588 £612
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 41 33
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -9.14% +3.39%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £45.00 £56.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% -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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +50 121 £500 - 69
Berkshire +11 80 £475 -5.94% 52
Surrey +21 74 £538 +2.38% 19
Hampshire -15 45 £525 +2.44% 32
Buckinghamshire +38 21 £610 +33.70% 6
Oxfordshire +34 20 £475 -5.00% 11
West Sussex -22 5 £543 -26.44% 3
East Sussex -5 4 £375 - 7
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 118 (47.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (36.80%) Microsoft
3 79 (31.60%) PaaS
4 73 (29.20%) IaaS
5 63 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
7 45 (18.00%) Windows
7 45 (18.00%) TOGAF
8 44 (17.60%) JavaScript
8 44 (17.60%) DevOps
9 43 (17.20%) Firewall
10 39 (15.60%) .NET
11 38 (15.20%) Office 365
11 38 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
12 37 (14.80%) ERP
13 35 (14.00%) PowerShell
14 34 (13.60%) Finance
15 33 (13.20%) Linux
16 32 (12.80%) C#
16 32 (12.80%) SQL
17 30 (12.00%) HTML
17 30 (12.00%) Oracle
17 30 (12.00%) Windows Server
18 29 (11.60%) Security Cleared
19 28 (11.20%) SQL Server
20 27 (10.80%) Docker
21 26 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
21 26 (10.40%) Public Cloud
22 25 (10.00%) SAP
22 25 (10.00%) 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 18 (7.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.60%) Apache
2 4 (1.60%) Apache Spark
2 4 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.60%) nginx
2 4 (1.60%) Totara
2 4 (1.60%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.20%) CMS
3 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
4 1 (0.40%) Mule
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.20%) Chatbot
2 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.20%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) InVision
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.00%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) SAP WM
3 1 (0.40%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 118 (47.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (31.60%) PaaS
3 73 (29.20%) IaaS
4 55 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
5 38 (15.20%) Office 365
6 22 (8.80%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (6.40%) Boomi
8 12 (4.80%) Serverless
9 8 (3.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 7 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (2.40%) Azure Functions
12 5 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (2.00%) Azure Data Factory
12 5 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
12 5 (2.00%) GitHub
12 5 (2.00%) npm
12 5 (2.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 4 (1.60%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (1.60%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.20%) Firewall
2 23 (9.20%) VPN
3 19 (7.60%) DNS
4 16 (6.40%) TCP/IP
5 15 (6.00%) Internet
5 15 (6.00%) NetScaler
5 15 (6.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 11 (4.40%) SAN
7 10 (4.00%) NAS
8 7 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.40%) HTTP
10 4 (1.60%) SSL
11 3 (1.20%) BGP
11 3 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.20%) MPLS
11 3 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
11 3 (1.20%) SNMP
11 3 (1.20%) Value-Added Service
11 3 (1.20%) VLAN
11 3 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 17 (6.80%) MySQL
4 12 (4.80%) Big Data
4 12 (4.80%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 8 (3.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 8 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.00%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 4 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (1.60%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.20%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.20%) MariaDB
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Smart View
Development Applications
1 21 (8.40%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 12 (4.80%) Git (software)
4 10 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 9 (3.60%) JIRA
5 9 (3.60%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.20%) Selenium
6 8 (3.20%) webpack
7 6 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (1.60%) Babel
8 4 (1.60%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.20%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.20%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.80%) GitLab
10 2 (0.80%) Mocha
11 1 (0.40%) git-flow
11 1 (0.40%) GoCD
11 1 (0.40%) Mockito
11 1 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.40%) Protractor
General
1 34 (13.60%) Finance
2 16 (6.40%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.40%) Billing
4 5 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) Banking
7 1 (0.40%) Electronics
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) Games
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (32.40%) Architect
2 48 (19.20%) Developer
3 44 (17.60%) Solutions Architect
4 19 (7.60%) Designer
5 18 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.80%) Solutions Designer
7 16 (6.40%) Azure Architect
8 13 (5.20%) Cloud Architect
9 12 (4.80%) Senior Developer
10 11 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (4.00%) .NET Developer
12 9 (3.60%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.60%) SaaS Architect
12 9 (3.60%) Technical Architect
13 8 (3.20%) Analyst
13 8 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (3.20%) IT Manager
14 7 (2.80%) Azure Developer
14 7 (2.80%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 7 (2.80%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (15.60%) .NET
2 30 (12.00%) HTML
3 24 (9.60%) Web Services
4 23 (9.20%) CSS
5 19 (7.60%) AngularJS
5 19 (7.60%) ASP.NET
6 18 (7.20%) Node.js
7 17 (6.80%) JSON
8 16 (6.40%) React
9 15 (6.00%) REST
10 14 (5.60%) Kafka
11 13 (5.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (4.80%) Redux
13 10 (4.00%) jQuery
13 10 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 9 (3.60%) Jest
14 9 (3.60%) Middleware
15 7 (2.80%) Sass
15 7 (2.80%) XML
16 6 (2.40%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (10.40%) Public Cloud
3 18 (7.20%) User Experience
4 14 (5.60%) Replication
5 13 (5.20%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (5.20%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Licensing
7 11 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (4.40%) Private Cloud
8 8 (3.20%) Data Centre
9 5 (2.00%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.00%) DataPower
9 5 (2.00%) Social Media
10 4 (1.60%) CMDB
10 4 (1.60%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.60%) Mobile App
11 3 (1.20%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.80%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 45 (18.00%) Windows
2 33 (13.20%) Linux
3 30 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (7.60%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (5.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.60%) Unix
7 8 (3.20%) AIX
7 8 (3.20%) CentOS
8 5 (2.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.80%) Android
11 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (18.00%) TOGAF
3 44 (17.60%) DevOps
4 37 (14.80%) ERP
5 26 (10.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 23 (9.20%) Project Management
7 22 (8.80%) Migration
8 18 (7.20%) CRM
8 18 (7.20%) Scrum
8 18 (7.20%) Software Engineering
8 18 (7.20%) Test Automation
9 17 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.80%) Data Protection
9 17 (6.80%) ITIL
9 17 (6.80%) MVC
9 17 (6.80%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (5.60%) Analytics
12 13 (5.20%) SOA
12 13 (5.20%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.60%) JavaScript
2 35 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 32 (12.80%) C#
3 32 (12.80%) SQL
4 16 (6.40%) Java
4 16 (6.40%) Python
5 11 (4.40%) PHP
6 7 (2.80%) Perl
6 7 (2.80%) TypeScript
6 7 (2.80%) VBA
7 6 (2.40%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.20%) C
8 3 (1.20%) Ruby
9 2 (0.80%) F#
9 2 (0.80%) PHP 7
9 2 (0.80%) Scala
10 1 (0.40%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.40%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 29 (11.60%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.20%) TOGAF Certification
4 10 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.60%) CISSP
6 8 (3.20%) Degree
7 4 (1.60%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.60%) SSCP
8 2 (0.80%) APMP
8 2 (0.80%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.80%) MBA
9 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.40%) CIPD
9 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.40%) MCP
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.40%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.80%) QA
2 10 (4.00%) GDPR
3 5 (2.00%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (1.60%) PMO
5 2 (0.80%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.40%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (10.80%) Docker
2 25 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.60%) XenApp
3 9 (3.60%) XenDesktop
4 8 (3.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (3.20%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.20%) BIND 9
7 3 (1.20%) KVM
7 3 (1.20%) NFS
7 3 (1.20%) Postfix
8 2 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.80%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (9.60%) Kubernetes
2 18 (7.20%) Ansible
3 14 (5.60%) Puppet
4 10 (4.00%) Terraform
5 8 (3.20%) Data Guard
6 4 (1.60%) Packer
7 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.80%) Netcool
9 1 (0.40%) CloudForms
9 1 (0.40%) Grafana
9 1 (0.40%) Graylog
9 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.40%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 92 (36.80%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.00%) Oracle
3 25 (10.00%) SAP
4 22 (8.80%) Citrix
5 20 (8.00%) Dell
6 16 (6.40%) Red Hat
7 14 (5.60%) Workday
8 13 (5.20%) VMware
9 12 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (4.00%) IBM
11 9 (3.60%) ForgeRock
11 9 (3.60%) Sitecore
12 8 (3.20%) Cisco
13 7 (2.80%) Google
14 6 (2.40%) ServiceNow
15 4 (1.60%) 3PAR
15 4 (1.60%) CA
15 4 (1.60%) EMC
15 4 (1.60%) HP
15 4 (1.60%) Tableau