Period
to 21 November 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 210 213
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 -7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 193 175 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 1.05% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.61% 8.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 133 84
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -16.67%
10th Percentile £325 £253 £271
90th Percentile £629 £825 £546
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
South East median hourly rate - £19.61 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.88% -50.00%
England median hourly rate £28.25 £41.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year -31.10% +27.13% +22.86%

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 2919 1989 1316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.35% 11.96% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1824 1274 790
South East median daily rate £425 £438 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +5.74% +0.30%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £256
90th Percentile £575 £588 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 33
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.59% +14.06% +11.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.09 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.97 £56.75 £38.95
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.64
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.20% +20.22%

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 2017.

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 2017. 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 +14 91 £450 +2.86% 35
Berkshire +4 57 £469 +17.19% 25
Surrey +16 49 £400 +14.29% 17
Hampshire -12 33 £500 +27.55% 39
Oxfordshire +23 23 £438 -32.69% 7
West Sussex -3 14 £738 +77.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 10 £425 -10.53% 3
Middlesex +2 1 £575 +27.78%
East Sussex -5 1 - - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 72 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (29.53%) IaaS
3 55 (28.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 45 (23.32%) PaaS
4 45 (23.32%) Microsoft
5 42 (21.76%) JavaScript
6 37 (19.17%) HTML
7 35 (18.13%) Web Services
7 35 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
8 33 (17.10%) CSS
9 30 (15.54%) Windows
10 29 (15.03%) ITIL
10 29 (15.03%) Migration
10 29 (15.03%) User Experience
11 28 (14.51%) Test Automation
11 28 (14.51%) Finance
12 27 (13.99%) AngularJS
13 26 (13.47%) DevOps
13 26 (13.47%) HTML5
14 24 (12.44%) .NET
14 24 (12.44%) Linux
15 23 (11.92%) C#
15 23 (11.92%) Change Management
15 23 (11.92%) TOGAF
15 23 (11.92%) REST
16 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
16 22 (11.40%) Java
16 22 (11.40%) Oracle
17 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (10.36%) Project Management

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 (7.25%) Confluence
2 6 (3.11%) Apache
2 6 (3.11%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.07%) CMS
3 4 (2.07%) JBoss
3 4 (2.07%) NServiceBus
3 4 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.04%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.52%) Drupal
6 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.52%) nginx
6 1 (0.52%) Totara
Applications
1 5 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 5 (2.59%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.52%) Workday HCM
1 1 (0.52%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (29.53%) IaaS
2 55 (28.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (23.32%) PaaS
4 35 (18.13%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (7.25%) Office 365
6 12 (6.22%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (5.18%) iPaaS
7 10 (5.18%) npm
8 8 (4.15%) Firebase
8 8 (4.15%) SuccessFactors
9 6 (3.11%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.07%) Boomi
11 3 (1.55%) Serverless
12 2 (1.04%) Bluemix
12 2 (1.04%) GitHub
12 2 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (1.04%) Slack
13 1 (0.52%) Akamai
13 1 (0.52%) G Suite
13 1 (0.52%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.29%) VPN
2 12 (6.22%) DNS
3 11 (5.70%) Internet
3 11 (5.70%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.15%) Firewall
5 6 (3.11%) LDAP
5 6 (3.11%) SAN
6 5 (2.59%) NAS
6 5 (2.59%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (2.07%) DHCP
7 4 (2.07%) Network Security
7 4 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (1.55%) Intranet
8 3 (1.55%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.04%) 4G
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.52%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.52%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.22%) MySQL
1 12 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.70%) Big Data
3 6 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.07%) Geospatial Data
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.07%) SQLite
5 3 (1.55%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.55%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.55%) SAP HANA
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.04%) IDOL
6 2 (1.04%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.04%) Spatial Data
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (11.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.84%) JIRA
3 13 (6.74%) gulp
4 12 (6.22%) PostCSS
5 9 (4.66%) Bower
5 9 (4.66%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.63%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (2.59%) GDB
8 4 (2.07%) Axure RP
8 4 (2.07%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (2.07%) Gradle
8 4 (2.07%) Grunt
8 4 (2.07%) JSUnit
8 4 (2.07%) Subversion
9 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 2 (1.04%) PHPUnit
10 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.52%) JBehave
General
1 28 (14.51%) Finance
2 12 (6.22%) Retail
3 7 (3.63%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.59%) Law
4 5 (2.59%) Publishing
5 4 (2.07%) Marketing
6 3 (1.55%) Banking
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
8 1 (0.52%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (29.53%) Architect
2 37 (19.17%) Developer
3 18 (9.33%) Cloud Architect
3 18 (9.33%) Project Manager
3 18 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (7.77%) Test Manager
5 14 (7.25%) Analyst
6 13 (6.74%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.18%) Consultant
8 9 (4.66%) .NET Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Android Developer
8 9 (4.66%) C# .NET Developer
8 9 (4.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (4.66%) Security Architect
9 8 (4.15%) AWS Architect
9 8 (4.15%) Digital Architect
9 8 (4.15%) Integration Manager
10 7 (3.63%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.63%) Data Architect
10 7 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.17%) HTML
2 35 (18.13%) Web Services
3 33 (17.10%) CSS
4 27 (13.99%) AngularJS
5 26 (13.47%) HTML5
6 24 (12.44%) .NET
7 23 (11.92%) REST
8 20 (10.36%) Sass
9 19 (9.84%) ASP.NET
9 19 (9.84%) CSS3
10 17 (8.81%) Node.js
10 17 (8.81%) XML
11 15 (7.77%) JSON
12 12 (6.22%) RESTful
13 11 (5.70%) Angular 2
14 10 (5.18%) jQuery
14 10 (5.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 9 (4.66%) Apache Cordova
15 9 (4.66%) Ionic Framework
16 8 (4.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.03%) User Experience
2 14 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.66%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.63%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.11%) CMDB
8 5 (2.59%) Animation
9 4 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Licensing
9 4 (2.07%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.55%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.55%) Replication
11 2 (1.04%) FMCG
11 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.04%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.52%) Life Science
12 1 (0.52%) PKI
12 1 (0.52%) Semantic Web
12 1 (0.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Windows
2 24 (12.44%) Linux
3 20 (10.36%) Android
4 11 (5.70%) Apple iOS
5 7 (3.63%) Unix
6 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.11%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.07%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.55%) HPUX
9 2 (1.04%) CentOS
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (15.03%) ITIL
2 29 (15.03%) Migration
3 28 (14.51%) Test Automation
4 26 (13.47%) DevOps
5 23 (11.92%) Change Management
5 23 (11.92%) TOGAF
6 21 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (10.36%) Project Management
8 19 (9.84%) Scrum
8 19 (9.84%) Waterfall
9 18 (9.33%) Test Management
9 18 (9.33%) Test Strategy
10 15 (7.77%) Regression Testing
10 15 (7.77%) SOA
11 14 (7.25%) ERP
11 14 (7.25%) SDLC
12 13 (6.74%) Configuration Management
12 13 (6.74%) OO
12 13 (6.74%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.76%) JavaScript
2 23 (11.92%) C#
3 22 (11.40%) Java
4 18 (9.33%) SQL
5 14 (7.25%) Python
6 11 (5.70%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.70%) ECMAScript
7 8 (4.15%) TypeScript
8 7 (3.63%) Perl
9 6 (3.11%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.59%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.07%) PHP
12 3 (1.55%) C
12 3 (1.55%) C++
13 2 (1.04%) ActionScript
13 2 (1.04%) ActionScript 2.0
13 2 (1.04%) ES6
13 2 (1.04%) Ruby
13 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.22%) Degree
3 11 (5.70%) ISEB
4 10 (5.18%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.07%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.07%) CISSP
6 4 (2.07%) GCIH
6 4 (2.07%) GIAC
6 4 (2.07%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.55%) PMP
7 3 (1.55%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.52%) CCIE
9 1 (0.52%) CCIP
9 1 (0.52%) CCNP
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) QA
2 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.55%) GDPR
4 2 (1.04%) RosettaNet
5 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.66%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Docker
4 2 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.52%) OpenAM
5 1 (0.52%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.52%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (4.15%) Puppet
2 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.04%) Ansible
4 2 (1.04%) Cacti
4 2 (1.04%) CFEngine
4 2 (1.04%) Icinga
4 2 (1.04%) logstash
4 2 (1.04%) Nagios
4 2 (1.04%) Netcool
4 2 (1.04%) SCCM
4 2 (1.04%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.52%) Grafana
5 1 (0.52%) Mesos
5 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.52%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.52%) Rancher
5 1 (0.52%) systemd
5 1 (0.52%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.40%) Oracle
3 19 (9.84%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (8.29%) Workday
5 13 (6.74%) SAP
6 8 (4.15%) Cisco
6 8 (4.15%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.59%) IBM
8 5 (2.59%) VMware
9 4 (2.07%) Dell
9 4 (2.07%) Google
9 4 (2.07%) HP
9 4 (2.07%) Samsung
10 3 (1.55%) Cloudera
10 3 (1.55%) Motorola
10 3 (1.55%) Splunk
10 3 (1.55%) Wallstreet Suite
11 2 (1.04%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.04%) Zend