Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 195 185
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 +74
Contract jobs citing SaaS 215 163 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 1.07% 1.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.84% 8.94% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 125 179
South East median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -13.98%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £255
90th Percentile £631 £925 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
South East median hourly rate - £36.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +86.13% +106.42%
England median hourly rate £21.50 £40.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -47.24% +114.47% -30.44%

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 3,141 1,823 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.79% 11.92% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,902 1,143 1,056
South East median daily rate £462 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £300 £264 £288
90th Percentile £600 £598 £575
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +5.05% +2.22% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 30
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £16.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -15.86% -7.72%
10th Percentile £10.73 £14.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £34.25 £43.75 £60.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -6.17% -10.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +24 111 £510 +13.33% 78
Berkshire +28 69 £500 +11.11% 58
Hampshire -12 56 £500 -2.30% 34
Surrey -20 33 £450 +20.00% 13
Oxfordshire +3 21 £583 +33.14% 9
Buckinghamshire -4 21 £500 +14.29% 11
Middlesex -5 5 £450 +7.14%
West Sussex -6 5 £290 -41.27% 3
East Sussex +7 4 £488 +116.67% 3
Kent +15 1 £385 +63.83% 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 80 (37.21%) PaaS
2 62 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (25.12%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (24.65%) Microsoft
6 47 (21.86%) IaaS
7 46 (21.40%) Windows
8 40 (18.60%) DevOps
9 39 (18.14%) Project Management
10 35 (16.28%) Linux
11 32 (14.88%) REST
12 27 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
13 25 (11.63%) ITIL
13 25 (11.63%) SAP
13 25 (11.63%) Java
13 25 (11.63%) Change Management
13 25 (11.63%) Migration
14 24 (11.16%) Retail
15 23 (10.70%) TOGAF
16 22 (10.23%) XML
16 22 (10.23%) TCP/IP
16 22 (10.23%) Finance
16 22 (10.23%) Microservices
17 21 (9.77%) Web Services
18 20 (9.30%) JavaScript
18 20 (9.30%) Firewall
19 19 (8.84%) Active Directory
19 19 (8.84%) HTML
19 19 (8.84%) PRINCE2
19 19 (8.84%) SOA

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 11 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.19%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.72%) Apache
4 6 (2.79%) IIS
4 6 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 4 (1.86%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.86%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.86%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.86%) SAS
7 3 (1.40%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.93%) nginx
8 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.47%) Totara
Applications
1 5 (2.33%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.93%) CATIA
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.33%) SAP HR
3 4 (1.86%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.93%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.93%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.93%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.93%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.47%) Global One
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 1 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.47%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.47%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (37.21%) PaaS
2 55 (25.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (25.12%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (21.86%) IaaS
5 14 (6.51%) Slack
6 8 (3.72%) npm
7 7 (3.26%) Office 365
8 6 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (2.33%) Serverless
9 5 (2.33%) Yarn
10 4 (1.86%) Datadog
10 4 (1.86%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (1.40%) Azure Machine Learning
11 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.40%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
11 3 (1.40%) Firebase
11 3 (1.40%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.23%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.30%) Firewall
3 14 (6.51%) DNS
3 14 (6.51%) VPN
4 12 (5.58%) Network Security
5 11 (5.12%) HTTP
5 11 (5.12%) MQTT
6 7 (3.26%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.33%) Internet
8 4 (1.86%) Skype
8 4 (1.86%) SSL
8 4 (1.86%) WAN
9 3 (1.40%) DHCP
9 3 (1.40%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (1.40%) VLAN
9 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.93%) NAS
10 2 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.93%) SAN
10 2 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.05%) RDBMS
1 13 (6.05%) Relational Database
2 9 (4.19%) Big Data
2 9 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.72%) MySQL
4 7 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.79%) Data Lake
5 6 (2.79%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.33%) GIS
6 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.86%) SQLite
8 3 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.40%) Geospatial Data
8 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.93%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.19%) JIRA
4 8 (3.72%) Bower
5 5 (2.33%) Grunt
5 5 (2.33%) Jasmine
5 5 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
5 5 (2.33%) Mocha
6 4 (1.86%) gulp
7 3 (1.40%) Gradle
7 3 (1.40%) PostCSS
7 3 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.47%) Maven
9 1 (0.47%) NWDI
9 1 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.47%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (11.16%) Retail
2 22 (10.23%) Finance
3 14 (6.51%) Telecoms
4 13 (6.05%) Automotive
5 11 (5.12%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (3.26%) Marketing
7 6 (2.79%) Publishing
8 5 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.40%) Back Office
9 3 (1.40%) Banking
9 3 (1.40%) Billing
9 3 (1.40%) German Language
9 3 (1.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.47%) French Language
10 1 (0.47%) Games
10 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (35.35%) Architect
2 50 (23.26%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (10.70%) Project Manager
4 22 (10.23%) Analyst
5 20 (9.30%) Developer
6 16 (7.44%) Cloud Architect
7 15 (6.98%) IT Manager
8 14 (6.51%) Consultant
9 11 (5.12%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.12%) Technical Architect
10 10 (4.65%) Designer
10 10 (4.65%) Security Architect
11 9 (4.19%) IT Analyst
11 9 (4.19%) IT Programme Manager
11 9 (4.19%) Programme Manager
11 9 (4.19%) Transformation Manager
11 9 (4.19%) Transformation Programme Manager
12 8 (3.72%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.72%) Integration Architect
12 8 (3.72%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (14.88%) REST
2 22 (10.23%) XML
3 21 (9.77%) Web Services
4 19 (8.84%) HTML
5 16 (7.44%) .NET
6 13 (6.05%) AngularJS
7 12 (5.58%) CSS
7 12 (5.58%) Node.js
8 9 (4.19%) JSON
8 9 (4.19%) React
8 9 (4.19%) RESTful
9 8 (3.72%) Middleware
9 8 (3.72%) SAML
10 7 (3.26%) PostGIS
11 6 (2.79%) ASP.NET
11 6 (2.79%) Spring
12 5 (2.33%) Ember.js
12 5 (2.33%) LDAP
12 5 (2.33%) Redux
12 5 (2.33%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.12%) Mobile App
2 11 (5.12%) User Experience
3 10 (4.65%) Life Science
4 9 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.72%) LIMS
6 7 (3.26%) Infotainment
7 6 (2.79%) CMDB
8 5 (2.33%) Data Centre
8 5 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.33%) Social Media
9 4 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.86%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.86%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.86%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.40%) Clustering
10 3 (1.40%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.93%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 46 (21.40%) Windows
2 35 (16.28%) Linux
3 9 (4.19%) Android
3 9 (4.19%) Windows Server
4 6 (2.79%) Unix
4 6 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.86%) Windows 10
7 3 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.93%) DC/OS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (28.84%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (18.60%) DevOps
3 39 (18.14%) Project Management
4 27 (12.56%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (11.63%) Change Management
5 25 (11.63%) ITIL
5 25 (11.63%) Migration
6 23 (10.70%) TOGAF
7 22 (10.23%) Microservices
8 19 (8.84%) PRINCE2
8 19 (8.84%) SOA
8 19 (8.84%) Waterfall
9 18 (8.37%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (8.37%) CRM
9 18 (8.37%) Validation
10 17 (7.91%) Project Planning
10 17 (7.91%) Security Architecture
11 16 (7.44%) Open Source
12 15 (6.98%) Business Analysis
12 15 (6.98%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.63%) Java
2 20 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 18 (8.37%) C#
4 17 (7.91%) SQL
5 16 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 10 (4.65%) Python
7 7 (3.26%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.33%) C
9 5 (2.33%) PHP
10 4 (1.86%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.86%) Ruby
11 3 (1.40%) C++
12 2 (0.93%) Perl
12 2 (0.93%) VBScript
13 1 (0.47%) ABAP
13 1 (0.47%) Java 8
13 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (8.37%) Degree
2 13 (6.05%) PMI Certification
3 10 (4.65%) PgMP
4 9 (4.19%) CISSP
5 7 (3.26%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (2.33%) CISA
6 5 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.86%) PMP
7 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.40%) CISM
9 2 (0.93%) CCDP
9 2 (0.93%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) Chartered Engineer
9 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.47%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.47%) MCSE
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) GxP
2 9 (4.19%) QA
3 6 (2.79%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 6 (2.79%) GCP
3 6 (2.79%) GDPR
3 6 (2.79%) GLP
3 6 (2.79%) GMP
3 6 (2.79%) PMO
4 5 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (2.33%) SLA
5 3 (1.40%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.72%) Docker
2 8 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
3 7 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 7 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (3.26%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.26%) XenServer
4 3 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (4.65%) Terraform
2 9 (4.19%) Puppet
3 8 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.79%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.40%) SCCM
6 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.47%) Oozie
6 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (24.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.63%) SAP
3 14 (6.51%) New Relic
3 14 (6.51%) Oracle
3 14 (6.51%) PagerDuty
4 11 (5.12%) VMware
5 9 (4.19%) Citrix
6 6 (2.79%) Cisco
6 6 (2.79%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.33%) IBM
7 5 (2.33%) Workday
8 4 (1.86%) Google
8 4 (1.86%) Okta
8 4 (1.86%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.40%) Databricks
9 3 (1.40%) McAfee
9 3 (1.40%) Samsung
10 2 (0.93%) ATG
10 2 (0.93%) Fortinet
10 2 (0.93%) Mirantis