Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 89 159 203
Rank change year-on-year +70 +44 +1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 348 266 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.58% 1.60% 1.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.45% 7.05% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 169 139
South East median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £325
90th Percentile £675 £655 £628
England median daily rate £509 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +1.75% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 0 0
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £19.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +310.26% -29.73% -32.32%

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 3,683 3,773 2,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.32% 22.63% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,321 2,406 1,856
South East median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £300 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £483 £470
% change year-on-year +3.63% +2.60% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 47 46
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +6.06% -9.59%
10th Percentile £16.00 £11.95 £10.63
90th Percentile £82.50 £73.10 £43.31
England median hourly rate £22.17 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% -12.50% +5.26%

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 16 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 November 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 +60 193 £513 +2.50% 73
Berkshire +47 170 £513 +7.89% 50
Hampshire +44 74 £556 +11.25% 41
Surrey +25 50 £444 -15.48% 35
Buckinghamshire +13 17 £550 -6.38% 17
West Sussex +24 12 £400 -31.03% 1
East Sussex +19 12 £688 +83.33% 3
Oxfordshire +19 6 £405 -33.88% 6
Kent +10 4 £391 -13.11% 3
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 218 (62.64%) Azure
2 168 (48.28%) PaaS
3 159 (45.69%) Microsoft
4 144 (41.38%) IaaS
5 115 (33.05%) Security Cleared
6 103 (29.60%) SC Cleared
7 86 (24.71%) DevOps
8 80 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
9 72 (20.69%) SQL
10 68 (19.54%) ERP
11 66 (18.97%) Windows
11 66 (18.97%) Office 365
12 65 (18.68%) Oracle
12 65 (18.68%) Firewall
13 63 (18.10%) Web Services
13 63 (18.10%) Computer Science
14 62 (17.82%) .NET
15 61 (17.53%) DNS
16 59 (16.95%) PowerShell
16 59 (16.95%) AWS
17 58 (16.67%) Degree
18 56 (16.09%) VPN
19 52 (14.94%) TCP/IP
19 52 (14.94%) Internet
20 50 (14.37%) Reverse Proxy
21 49 (14.08%) Finance
22 47 (13.51%) Information Security
22 47 (13.51%) SAN
22 47 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
23 45 (12.93%) NAS

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 16 (4.60%) Confluence
2 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.01%) Apache
3 7 (2.01%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.72%) GeoServer
5 4 (1.15%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (1.15%) JBoss
5 4 (1.15%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.57%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.29%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.29%) IIS
7 1 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 47 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 9 (2.59%) Photoshop
3 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.29%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 13 (3.74%) SAP ERP
2 9 (2.59%) Eloqua
2 9 (2.59%) Sonata
3 8 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (2.30%) NetSuite
4 7 (2.01%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (1.15%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.29%) Lawson
7 1 (0.29%) MFGPRO
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 218 (62.64%) Azure
2 168 (48.28%) PaaS
3 144 (41.38%) IaaS
4 66 (18.97%) Office 365
5 59 (16.95%) AWS
6 38 (10.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 30 (8.62%) Cloud Computing
8 22 (6.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 22 (6.32%) Dynamics 365
9 21 (6.03%) Power Platform
10 20 (5.75%) Serverless
11 18 (5.17%) iPaaS
12 13 (3.74%) GitHub
12 13 (3.74%) OpenShift
13 10 (2.87%) GCP
14 5 (1.44%) Azure Data Factory
14 5 (1.44%) NuGet
15 4 (1.15%) Amazon S3
15 4 (1.15%) Boomi
15 4 (1.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 65 (18.68%) Firewall
2 61 (17.53%) DNS
3 56 (16.09%) VPN
4 52 (14.94%) Internet
4 52 (14.94%) TCP/IP
5 50 (14.37%) Reverse Proxy
6 47 (13.51%) SAN
7 45 (12.93%) NAS
8 11 (3.16%) NetScaler
9 9 (2.59%) Network Security
10 8 (2.30%) Software-Defined Networking
11 6 (1.72%) 3GPP
12 3 (0.86%) HTTP
13 2 (0.57%) Skype
14 1 (0.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
3 27 (7.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (7.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 21 (6.03%) Power BI
6 18 (5.17%) Data Lake
6 18 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (5.17%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.89%) Data Mart
8 13 (3.74%) GIS
8 13 (3.74%) Relational Database
9 12 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 11 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.59%) SSDT
12 7 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (1.72%) MongoDB
14 4 (1.15%) MySQL
14 4 (1.15%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
15 3 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 31 (8.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 30 (8.62%) JIRA
3 27 (7.76%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 13 (3.74%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.74%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.87%) MSTest
7 9 (2.59%) JMeter
7 9 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 9 (2.59%) Visual Studio Code
8 7 (2.01%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.01%) JUnit
8 7 (2.01%) Maven
8 7 (2.01%) Mockito
8 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (1.72%) GitLab
9 6 (1.72%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.72%) tSQLt
10 5 (1.44%) MSBuild
11 4 (1.15%) Ranorex
General
1 49 (14.08%) Finance
2 14 (4.02%) Marketing
3 13 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.45%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.72%) Legal
6 5 (1.44%) Retail
7 3 (0.86%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Banking
8 2 (0.57%) Dutch Language
8 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 118 (33.91%) Architect
2 57 (16.38%) Developer
3 47 (13.51%) Azure Architect
4 38 (10.92%) Solutions Architect
5 27 (7.76%) Consultant
6 26 (7.47%) Cloud Architect
7 25 (7.18%) Azure Engineer
8 24 (6.90%) Analyst
9 20 (5.75%) Designer
10 18 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.89%) Integration Architect
12 16 (4.60%) .NET Developer
13 14 (4.02%) Cloud Engineer
13 14 (4.02%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.74%) Integration Developer
14 13 (3.74%) Solutions Designer
15 12 (3.45%) Project Manager
16 11 (3.16%) Implementation Engineer
16 11 (3.16%) Infrastructure Designer
17 10 (2.87%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.10%) Web Services
2 62 (17.82%) .NET
3 33 (9.48%) REST
4 31 (8.91%) HTML
5 30 (8.62%) CSS
6 22 (6.32%) SOAP
7 21 (6.03%) XML
8 20 (5.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 19 (5.46%) .NET Framework
10 16 (4.60%) .NET Core
10 16 (4.60%) React
11 12 (3.45%) AngularJS
12 11 (3.16%) ASP.NET
12 11 (3.16%) Node.js
12 11 (3.16%) RESTful
13 9 (2.59%) JSON
13 9 (2.59%) Sass
14 8 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.30%) Spring
15 7 (2.01%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.64%) Replication
2 25 (7.18%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (6.03%) User Experience
6 16 (4.60%) Management Information System
7 15 (4.31%) Data Centre
8 14 (4.02%) Microsoft Licensing
8 14 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
9 13 (3.74%) Public Cloud
10 12 (3.45%) Private Cloud
11 10 (2.87%) W3C
12 9 (2.59%) Graphic Design
13 8 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (1.72%) N-Tier
15 5 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
16 4 (1.15%) Life Science
17 3 (0.86%) Cloud Native
18 2 (0.57%) Mainframe
18 2 (0.57%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (18.97%) Windows
2 29 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 28 (8.05%) Windows Server
4 17 (4.89%) Linux
5 16 (4.60%) Unix
6 7 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Android
9 2 (0.57%) AIX
9 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
10 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.71%) DevOps
2 80 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (19.54%) ERP
4 63 (18.10%) Computer Science
5 47 (13.51%) Information Security
6 41 (11.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (11.78%) SOA
7 33 (9.48%) Project Management
8 31 (8.91%) Non-Functional Testing
9 30 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
10 29 (8.33%) Microservices
11 28 (8.05%) Information Management
12 27 (7.76%) Analytics
13 26 (7.47%) ITIL
14 25 (7.18%) CRM
14 25 (7.18%) Identity Management
15 24 (6.90%) PRINCE2
15 24 (6.90%) Project Delivery
15 24 (6.90%) Re-Platforming
16 23 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 72 (20.69%) SQL
2 59 (16.95%) PowerShell
3 44 (12.64%) C#
4 43 (12.36%) Java
5 35 (10.06%) JavaScript
6 22 (6.32%) Python
7 11 (3.16%) PHP
8 10 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 9 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 8 (2.30%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.86%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.57%) C++
13 1 (0.29%) C
13 1 (0.29%) ES6
Qualifications
1 115 (33.05%) Security Cleared
2 103 (29.60%) SC Cleared
3 58 (16.67%) Degree
4 16 (4.60%) CISSP
5 15 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (3.74%) TOGAF Certification
7 11 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.59%) CISM
9 7 (2.01%) MCSE
10 6 (1.72%) CCIE
10 6 (1.72%) CRISC
11 5 (1.44%) CCNA
11 5 (1.44%) SSCP
12 3 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.57%) ACCA
13 2 (0.57%) CIMA
13 2 (0.57%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.57%) MCITP
13 2 (0.57%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.77%) QA
2 18 (5.17%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.59%) GDPR
4 7 (2.01%) NIST
5 6 (1.72%) COBIT
5 6 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.72%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.44%) SLA
7 1 (0.29%) FedRAMP
7 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (8.91%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.76%) Docker
3 11 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.59%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 9 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.59%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.15%) LXC
5 4 (1.15%) XenApp
6 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 33 (9.48%) Kubernetes
2 25 (7.18%) Single Sign-On
3 20 (5.75%) Ansible
4 17 (4.89%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (2.59%) Terraform
6 2 (0.57%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.57%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.57%) Puppet
6 2 (0.57%) SCCM
7 1 (0.29%) CloudHub
7 1 (0.29%) Grafana
7 1 (0.29%) logstash
7 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 159 (45.69%) Microsoft
2 65 (18.68%) Oracle
3 34 (9.77%) Workday
4 33 (9.48%) VMware
5 26 (7.47%) SAP
6 19 (5.46%) Citrix
7 17 (4.89%) Databricks
8 16 (4.60%) Atlassian
9 12 (3.45%) Google
10 10 (2.87%) Remedy
11 5 (1.44%) Dynatrace
11 5 (1.44%) Red Hat
12 4 (1.15%) Dell
12 4 (1.15%) IBM
12 4 (1.15%) JD Edwards
12 4 (1.15%) MuleSoft
12 4 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.86%) AppDynamics
14 2 (0.57%) IFS
14 2 (0.57%) Sitecore