Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 155 200
Rank change year-on-year +65 +45 -28
Contract jobs citing SaaS 370 263 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.54% 1.58% 1.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.23% 7.53% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 169 141
South East median daily rate £513 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £361 £315
90th Percentile £638 £640 £569
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 0 1
South East median hourly rate £80.00 - £36.50
10th Percentile £69.38 - £35.25
90th Percentile £85.93 - £37.75
England median hourly rate £80.00 - £55.00

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 4,009 3,494 2,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.47% 21.01% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,548 2,219 1,496
South East median daily rate £467 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £298 £269
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 47 32
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £18.89 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.93% +14.48% -18.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.95 £11.25
90th Percentile £83.75 £56.25 £41.33
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.18% -7.32% +4.54%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +52 199 £525 -4.55% 71
Berkshire +38 162 £513 +7.89% 48
Hampshire +8 80 £550 +10.00% 30
Surrey +43 44 £492 +6.72% 47
Buckinghamshire +19 28 £550 - 11
Kent +16 18 £400 -11.11% 3
West Sussex +28 16 £363 -15.20% 3
Oxfordshire +16 9 £550 -8.33% 12
East Sussex -2 9 £218 -55.38% 7
Middlesex +12 1 - -
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 209 (56.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (48.38%) PaaS
3 164 (44.32%) Microsoft
4 150 (40.54%) IaaS
5 100 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (25.68%) Security Cleared
6 95 (25.68%) DevOps
7 89 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
8 82 (22.16%) SC Cleared
9 78 (21.08%) Oracle
10 76 (20.54%) Windows
11 74 (20.00%) SQL
12 56 (15.14%) .NET
13 55 (14.86%) Firewall
14 53 (14.32%) Office 365
15 52 (14.05%) SQL Server
16 48 (12.97%) TOGAF
17 47 (12.70%) ITIL
18 46 (12.43%) Java
18 46 (12.43%) ERP
19 45 (12.16%) VMware
20 44 (11.89%) DNS
21 43 (11.62%) Citrix
22 42 (11.35%) Project Management
22 42 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
22 42 (11.35%) Windows Server
23 41 (11.08%) Web Services
23 41 (11.08%) Finance
23 41 (11.08%) JIRA
23 41 (11.08%) Computer Science

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 21 (5.68%) Confluence
2 19 (5.14%) SharePoint
3 16 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.05%) Apache
5 12 (3.24%) IIS
6 10 (2.70%) GeoServer
7 6 (1.62%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 3 (0.81%) JBoss
10 2 (0.54%) Anypoint
10 2 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.27%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.27%) Mule
Applications
1 40 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.35%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (2.97%) SAP ERP
2 10 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.70%) Eloqua
3 9 (2.43%) Sonata
4 7 (1.89%) SAP HR
5 4 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.81%) assyst
7 2 (0.54%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.27%) Lawson
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 209 (56.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 179 (48.38%) PaaS
3 150 (40.54%) IaaS
4 89 (24.05%) Amazon AWS
5 53 (14.32%) Office 365
6 27 (7.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 21 (5.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 20 (5.41%) Power Platform
9 19 (5.14%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 15 (4.05%) Serverless
12 14 (3.78%) Cloud Computing
13 11 (2.97%) GitHub
14 10 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
15 9 (2.43%) iPaaS
15 9 (2.43%) OpenShift
16 7 (1.89%) G Suite
16 7 (1.89%) Google Analytics
16 7 (1.89%) SuccessFactors
17 5 (1.35%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 55 (14.86%) Firewall
2 44 (11.89%) DNS
3 40 (10.81%) VPN
4 32 (8.65%) Internet
5 28 (7.57%) TCP/IP
6 26 (7.03%) Reverse Proxy
7 24 (6.49%) NAS
7 24 (6.49%) SAN
8 13 (3.51%) NetScaler
9 11 (2.97%) Network Security
10 9 (2.43%) Software-Defined Networking
11 8 (2.16%) 3GPP
12 7 (1.89%) WAN
13 6 (1.62%) LAN
14 5 (1.35%) DHCP
15 4 (1.08%) Skype
16 3 (0.81%) HTTP
16 3 (0.81%) Intranet
16 3 (0.81%) SSL
17 2 (0.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.68%) Cosmos DB
2 21 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 19 (5.14%) Power BI
4 17 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (4.32%) Azure SQL Database
5 16 (4.32%) GIS
6 14 (3.78%) Data Lake
6 14 (3.78%) Relational Database
7 13 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 11 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (2.43%) BigQuery
10 9 (2.43%) Data Mart
11 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.89%) MariaDB
12 7 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
13 6 (1.62%) MySQL
13 6 (1.62%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 41 (11.08%) JIRA
2 34 (9.19%) Jenkins
3 27 (7.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 21 (5.68%) Git (software)
5 18 (4.86%) Visual Studio
6 13 (3.51%) Maven
7 11 (2.97%) JMeter
7 11 (2.97%) JUnit
7 11 (2.97%) Mockito
8 10 (2.70%) Bitbucket
8 10 (2.70%) MSTest
9 8 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio Code
11 6 (1.62%) GitLab
11 6 (1.62%) SpecFlow
11 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 6 (1.62%) tSQLt
12 5 (1.35%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.35%) MSBuild
12 5 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (11.08%) Finance
2 30 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.14%) Marketing
4 15 (4.05%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.97%) Legal
6 10 (2.70%) Retail
7 7 (1.89%) Banking
8 3 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.81%) Publishing
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 139 (37.57%) Architect
2 52 (14.05%) Solutions Architect
3 39 (10.54%) Developer
4 36 (9.73%) Azure Architect
5 31 (8.38%) Consultant
6 28 (7.57%) Cloud Architect
7 20 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
8 18 (4.86%) Designer
9 17 (4.59%) Analyst
10 16 (4.32%) Security Architect
10 16 (4.32%) Solutions Designer
11 15 (4.05%) Integration Architect
12 13 (3.51%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.24%) Technical Architect
14 11 (2.97%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.97%) Cloud Solutions Architect
14 11 (2.97%) Infrastructure Designer
14 11 (2.97%) Product Owner
14 11 (2.97%) SaaS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (15.14%) .NET
2 41 (11.08%) Web Services
3 34 (9.19%) XML
4 23 (6.22%) REST
5 22 (5.95%) JSON
6 21 (5.68%) .NET Framework
7 20 (5.41%) Middleware
8 19 (5.14%) SOAP
9 15 (4.05%) Oracle Fusion
10 14 (3.78%) HTML
11 13 (3.51%) RESTful
12 12 (3.24%) Java EE
12 12 (3.24%) JMS
12 12 (3.24%) Spring
13 11 (2.97%) AngularJS
14 10 (2.70%) CSS
14 10 (2.70%) JAXB
14 10 (2.70%) JAX-RS
14 10 (2.70%) JDBC
14 10 (2.70%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 42 (11.35%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.95%) Replication
3 21 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 20 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 17 (4.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (4.05%) User Experience
7 14 (3.78%) Management Information System
8 12 (3.24%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.16%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.89%) Microsoft Licensing
11 6 (1.62%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.62%) DataPower
11 6 (1.62%) N-Tier
12 5 (1.35%) Graphic Design
12 5 (1.35%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.35%) Private Cloud
13 4 (1.08%) PKI
14 2 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 76 (20.54%) Windows
2 42 (11.35%) Windows Server
3 25 (6.76%) Linux
4 23 (6.22%) Windows 10
5 22 (5.95%) Unix
6 12 (3.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (2.16%) Windows 8
8 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (1.89%) Android
10 6 (1.62%) AIX
11 4 (1.08%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.27%) CentOS
12 1 (0.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (25.68%) DevOps
3 48 (12.97%) TOGAF
4 47 (12.70%) ITIL
5 46 (12.43%) ERP
6 42 (11.35%) Project Management
7 41 (11.08%) Computer Science
8 36 (9.73%) PRINCE2
9 35 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
10 33 (8.92%) Enterprise Architecture
11 32 (8.65%) Architectural Design
11 32 (8.65%) CRM
11 32 (8.65%) Service Management
12 31 (8.38%) SOA
13 30 (8.11%) Project Delivery
14 27 (7.30%) Information Security
15 26 (7.03%) Migration
16 25 (6.76%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (6.22%) Identity Management
17 23 (6.22%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 74 (20.00%) SQL
2 46 (12.43%) Java
3 39 (10.54%) PowerShell
4 33 (8.92%) C#
5 26 (7.03%) Python
6 20 (5.41%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.43%) PHP
7 9 (2.43%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.89%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 3 (0.81%) ES6
9 3 (0.81%) Lua
10 2 (0.54%) C++
10 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.27%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) C
11 1 (0.27%) Korn
11 1 (0.27%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 95 (25.68%) Security Cleared
2 82 (22.16%) SC Cleared
3 40 (10.81%) Degree
4 22 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
6 19 (5.14%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.86%) CISSP
8 12 (3.24%) MCSE
9 11 (2.97%) CISM
10 10 (2.70%) CCNA
11 9 (2.43%) CCIE
12 8 (2.16%) CRISC
13 5 (1.35%) MCP
13 5 (1.35%) SSCP
14 4 (1.08%) MCDBA
14 4 (1.08%) MCSA
15 3 (0.81%) CEH
15 3 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.81%) SANS
16 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.59%) QA
2 13 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (3.51%) NIST
3 11 (2.97%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.97%) GDPR
4 9 (2.43%) PCI DSS
5 8 (2.16%) COBIT
6 4 (1.08%) SLA
7 3 (0.81%) PMO
8 2 (0.54%) GxP
9 1 (0.27%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.27%) GAAP
9 1 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 1 (0.27%) NCSC
9 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (10.27%) Active Directory
2 31 (8.38%) Docker
3 18 (4.86%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.32%) XenApp
5 12 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.43%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 9 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.43%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.08%) LXC
9 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
10 1 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (7.03%) Kubernetes
2 22 (5.95%) Single Sign-On
3 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (2.43%) Ansible
5 8 (2.16%) Terraform
6 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.62%) Data Guard
7 6 (1.62%) Puppet
8 5 (1.35%) SCCM
9 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.54%) SCOM
10 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.27%) Kibana
10 1 (0.27%) logstash
10 1 (0.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 164 (44.32%) Microsoft
2 78 (21.08%) Oracle
3 45 (12.16%) VMware
4 43 (11.62%) Citrix
5 36 (9.73%) SAP
6 33 (8.92%) Salesforce.com
7 30 (8.11%) Workday
8 21 (5.68%) Atlassian
9 17 (4.59%) Google
10 13 (3.51%) Remedy
11 10 (2.70%) Databricks
11 10 (2.70%) IBM
12 9 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.16%) CyberArk
13 8 (2.16%) Dynatrace
14 6 (1.62%) Cisco
14 6 (1.62%) Dell
15 5 (1.35%) Splunk
16 4 (1.08%) ArcSight
16 4 (1.08%) ForgeRock