Period
to 31 July 2021

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 31 July 2021 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
31 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 95 113 94
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 +79
Contract jobs citing SaaS 168 80 372
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.43% 1.56% 2.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.34% 5.89% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 55 214
10th Percentile £425 £425 £325
25th Percentile £491 £488 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £510
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +7.84% +2.00%
75th Percentile £650 £638 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Median hourly rate - £72.50 £80.00
Median % change year-on-year - -9.38% -
England median hourly rate £57.50 £64.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year -10.16% -20.00% -

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 2,015 1,359 4,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.14% 26.47% 27.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,409 959 2,612
10th Percentile £264 £263 £275
25th Percentile £375 £400 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £462
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.87% +2.61%
75th Percentile £575 £556 £538
90th Percentile £638 £650 £610
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 40 76
10th Percentile £10.19 £16.13 £16.25
25th Percentile £19.00 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £34.00
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -41.18% +94.29%
75th Percentile £65.00 £39.88 £61.88
90th Percentile £68.12 £57.55 £83.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% - +11.17%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 31 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the South East

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the South East.

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 31 July 2021. 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 +2 91 £575 +6.98% 72
Berkshire -4 58 £575 +5.75% 48
Hampshire -8 30 £543 +3.43% 50
Surrey +1 24 £625 -3.85% 25
Buckinghamshire -11 19 £553 +5.24% 11
Oxfordshire - 14 £500 - 13
West Sussex -8 7 £800 +28.00% 6
East Sussex -1 3 £888 +61.36% 8
Kent - 2 £524 - 16
Middlesex - 1 £550 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2021, 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 73 (43.45%) Azure
2 58 (34.52%) Social Skills
3 50 (29.76%) Microsoft
4 45 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (26.79%) DevOps
5 43 (25.60%) SQL
6 42 (25.00%) Oracle
7 35 (20.83%) AWS
8 34 (20.24%) PaaS
8 34 (20.24%) Migration
9 33 (19.64%) ERP
10 31 (18.45%) Salesforce.com
11 29 (17.26%) .NET
12 28 (16.67%) Finance
13 26 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (14.88%) Microservices
15 23 (13.69%) CRM
15 23 (13.69%) Scrum
15 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (12.50%) Windows
17 20 (11.90%) VMware
17 20 (11.90%) AngularJS
17 20 (11.90%) Test Automation
18 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (11.31%) IaaS
19 18 (10.71%) Active Directory
19 18 (10.71%) Workday
20 17 (10.12%) SAP
21 16 (9.52%) C#
21 16 (9.52%) Marketing

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 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.19%) Apache
2 2 (1.19%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.19%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.60%) JBoss
3 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.79%) Adobe XD
2 3 (1.79%) Figma
2 3 (1.79%) InVision
2 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.60%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (9.52%) NetSuite
2 6 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.79%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.19%) iTrent
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.19%) SAP MDM
4 2 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (1.19%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.60%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 73 (43.45%) Azure
2 35 (20.83%) AWS
3 34 (20.24%) PaaS
4 19 (11.31%) IaaS
5 16 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (5.95%) GCP
7 8 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (4.76%) Boomi
8 7 (4.17%) Microsoft 365
9 6 (3.57%) GitHub
10 5 (2.98%) Power Platform
11 4 (2.38%) Azure Storage
11 4 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (2.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 3 (1.79%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (1.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.79%) Azure Logic Apps
12 3 (1.79%) Force.com
12 3 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 2 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.17%) Firewall
2 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.19%) VPN
2 2 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.60%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.60%) IPv4
3 1 (0.60%) IPv6
3 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
3 1 (0.60%) Wireless
3 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.36%) NoSQL
3 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.38%) Data Lake
5 3 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.79%) DTS
6 2 (1.19%) Big Data
6 2 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.19%) Power BI
6 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.19%) Tableau
7 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.60%) MySQL
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.38%) JIRA
4 2 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.19%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.19%) Bitbucket Server
4 2 (1.19%) Postman
4 2 (1.19%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.19%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.60%) Moq
5 1 (0.60%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.60%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.60%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Toad
5 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 58 (34.52%) Social Skills
2 28 (16.67%) Finance
3 26 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (9.52%) Marketing
5 7 (4.17%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.38%) Legal
7 4 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (1.19%) Automotive
8 2 (1.19%) Billing
8 2 (1.19%) Retail
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
9 1 (0.60%) Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (0.60%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.60%) German Language
9 1 (0.60%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.60%) Influencing Skills
9 1 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
9 1 (0.60%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 39 (23.21%) Architect
2 21 (12.50%) Developer
3 19 (11.31%) Cloud Architect
4 16 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (8.93%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (8.33%) Analyst
7 13 (7.74%) Consultant
7 13 (7.74%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (5.36%) IT Manager
10 8 (4.76%) Cutover Manager
11 7 (4.17%) Business Analyst
11 7 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.57%) Programme Manager
12 6 (3.57%) Security Architect
12 6 (3.57%) Software Engineer
12 6 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.98%) Salesforce Architect
13 5 (2.98%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (17.26%) .NET
2 20 (11.90%) AngularJS
3 15 (8.93%) Middleware
4 14 (8.33%) .NET Core
5 11 (6.55%) RESTful
6 10 (5.95%) Web Services
7 8 (4.76%) HTML
8 7 (4.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (3.57%) ASP.NET
9 6 (3.57%) CSS
10 5 (2.98%) JSON
10 5 (2.98%) REST
11 4 (2.38%) SOAP
11 4 (2.38%) XML
12 3 (1.79%) Node.js
12 3 (1.79%) OpenID
12 3 (1.79%) SAML
12 3 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (1.79%) Velocity
13 2 (1.19%) React
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.93%) Cloud Native
2 14 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.36%) User Experience
4 8 (4.76%) Public Cloud
5 7 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.57%) Legacy Applications
6 6 (3.57%) Legacy Systems
7 4 (2.38%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.19%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.19%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.19%) Tandem
8 2 (1.19%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
9 1 (0.60%) Replication
9 1 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.60%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.50%) Windows
2 16 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (1.19%) CentOS
4 2 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.79%) Agile Software Development
1 45 (26.79%) DevOps
2 34 (20.24%) Migration
3 33 (19.64%) ERP
4 25 (14.88%) Microservices
5 23 (13.69%) CRM
5 23 (13.69%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (13.69%) Scrum
6 20 (11.90%) Test Automation
7 15 (8.93%) Project Management
7 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (8.33%) Data Migration
9 13 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.74%) Network Design
9 13 (7.74%) Software Engineering
10 12 (7.14%) Full Stack Development
10 12 (7.14%) Unit Testing
11 11 (6.55%) Business Transformation
12 10 (5.95%) SDLC
12 10 (5.95%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.60%) SQL
2 16 (9.52%) C#
3 15 (8.93%) Python
4 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 10 (5.95%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.76%) Go
8 7 (4.17%) Java
9 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 3 (1.79%) C
10 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.19%) C++
11 2 (1.19%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) Fortran
12 1 (0.60%) R
12 1 (0.60%) Ruby
12 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.14%) Degree
3 10 (5.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.19%) CCIE
6 2 (1.19%) CCNP
6 2 (1.19%) CISM
6 2 (1.19%) CISSP
6 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.60%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.60%) CCNA
7 1 (0.60%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.60%) CRISC
7 1 (0.60%) OCP
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.57%) PMO
2 4 (2.38%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) Accessibility
3 2 (1.19%) GDPR
3 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.19%) SLA
4 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.60%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 14 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (5.36%) XenApp
6 8 (4.76%) Docker
7 4 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.55%) Terraform
3 8 (4.76%) Istio
4 6 (3.57%) Ansible
5 2 (1.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (29.76%) Microsoft
2 42 (25.00%) Oracle
3 31 (18.45%) Salesforce.com
4 20 (11.90%) VMware
5 18 (10.71%) Workday
6 17 (10.12%) SAP
7 11 (6.55%) Citrix
7 11 (6.55%) Google
8 9 (5.36%) Dell
9 8 (4.76%) Cisco
9 8 (4.76%) Informatica
10 3 (1.79%) Adobe
11 2 (1.19%) Capita
11 2 (1.19%) CyberArk
11 2 (1.19%) Databricks
11 2 (1.19%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 2 (1.19%) Sitecore
11 2 (1.19%) Veracode
12 1 (0.60%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.60%) Ekahau