Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 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
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 110 171
Rank change year-on-year -7 +61 +8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 98 334 245
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.60% 2.21% 1.43%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.92% 8.31% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 212 170
Median daily rate £559 £492 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -1.60% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £307 £338
90th Percentile £678 £638 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 0
Median hourly rate £53.75 £82.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.85% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 -
% change year-on-year -56.25% - -

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 1,655 4,021 3,481
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.05% 26.60% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,089 2,614 2,164
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £256 £288 £298
90th Percentile £638 £610 £594
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 76 41
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +86.67% +19.05%
10th Percentile £16.13 £15.38 £11.85
90th Percentile £54.25 £83.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.25 £23.84 £20.00
% change year-on-year +43.70% +19.18% -2.44%

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 4 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SaaS in the South East over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 2020. 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 +1 58 £575 +15.00% 29
Berkshire +3 49 £563 +23.63% 18
Hampshire +27 21 £525 - 13
Surrey +43 11 £650 +32.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +20 8 £625 +23.76% 5
East Sussex +32 4 £525 +98.11% 4
West Sussex +22 3 £625 +72.41% 7
Oxfordshire +28 1 - - 6
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, 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 35 (35.71%) Azure
2 28 (28.57%) PaaS
3 25 (25.51%) .NET
3 25 (25.51%) Oracle
4 24 (24.49%) IaaS
5 23 (23.47%) AWS
6 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 21 (21.43%) DevOps
7 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
7 19 (19.39%) Migration
8 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
8 18 (18.37%) Java
8 18 (18.37%) Node.js
9 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (17.35%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (16.33%) AppDynamics
10 16 (16.33%) PHP
11 15 (15.31%) Finance
12 14 (14.29%) SQL
13 13 (13.27%) ERP
14 12 (12.24%) Windows
14 12 (12.24%) Data Migration
15 11 (11.22%) Load Testing
15 11 (11.22%) NetSuite
16 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
16 10 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
17 8 (8.16%) SAP
17 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
17 8 (8.16%) CRM

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 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.04%) Confluence
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (11.22%) NetSuite
2 7 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (5.10%) SAP ERP
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (4.08%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.71%) Azure
2 28 (28.57%) PaaS
3 24 (24.49%) IaaS
4 23 (23.47%) AWS
5 7 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (6.12%) Serverless
7 4 (4.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (4.08%) GCP
8 3 (3.06%) Apigee
8 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.06%) Boomi
8 3 (3.06%) Power Platform
9 2 (2.04%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (2.04%) Azure Functions
10 1 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (1.02%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 1 (1.02%) Azure Stack
10 1 (1.02%) Logic Apps
10 1 (1.02%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.12%) DNS
2 4 (4.08%) VPN
3 2 (2.04%) 3G
3 2 (2.04%) 4G
3 2 (2.04%) 5G
3 2 (2.04%) Broadband
3 2 (2.04%) DMZ
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
3 2 (2.04%) GPRS
3 2 (2.04%) LTE
3 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.04%) UMTS
4 1 (1.02%) FTP
4 1 (1.02%) HTTP
4 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.02%) Internet
4 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.02%) LAN
4 1 (1.02%) Skype
4 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.08%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.06%) Big Data
3 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.04%) Essbase
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Smart View
4 2 (2.04%) Power BI
5 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.02%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.02%) Looker
5 1 (1.02%) MySQL
5 1 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.02%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.02%) GitLab
3 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.02%) TestDirector
General
1 18 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.31%) Finance
3 5 (5.10%) General Ledger
3 5 (5.10%) Public Sector
4 4 (4.08%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 2 (2.04%) Billing
7 1 (1.02%) Games
7 1 (1.02%) Legal
7 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Architect
2 22 (22.45%) Developer
3 10 (10.20%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.18%) Consultant
5 8 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Analyst
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.10%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Data Strategist
8 4 (4.08%) Security Architect
8 4 (4.08%) Technical Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.06%) ERP Architect
9 3 (3.06%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.06%) IT Project Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Oracle Developer
10 2 (2.04%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.04%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.51%) .NET
2 18 (18.37%) Node.js
3 7 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (6.12%) Middleware
4 6 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (5.10%) SAML
6 4 (4.08%) React
7 3 (3.06%) .NET Core
7 3 (3.06%) HTML
8 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
8 2 (2.04%) CSS
8 2 (2.04%) JSON
8 2 (2.04%) OAuth
8 2 (2.04%) OpenID
8 2 (2.04%) SOAP
8 2 (2.04%) XML
9 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.02%) HTML5
9 1 (1.02%) Java SE
9 1 (1.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.16%) Cloud Native
2 8 (8.16%) Public Cloud
3 7 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.08%) Mainframe
5 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (3.06%) Life Science
6 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.02%) Anti-Piracy
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.02%) Industry 4.0
7 1 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.24%) Windows
2 8 (8.16%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.12%) Unix
4 4 (4.08%) Linux
5 2 (2.04%) AIX
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.02%) Solaris
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.43%) DevOps
2 19 (19.39%) Migration
3 17 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.27%) ERP
5 12 (12.24%) Data Migration
6 11 (11.22%) Load Testing
7 8 (8.16%) CRM
8 7 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (7.14%) Microservices
8 7 (7.14%) SDLC
9 6 (6.12%) Data Strategy
9 6 (6.12%) Project Delivery
9 6 (6.12%) Scrum
9 6 (6.12%) SOA
10 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.10%) Information Security
10 5 (5.10%) ITIL
10 5 (5.10%) Project Management
10 5 (5.10%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.08%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) JavaScript
2 18 (18.37%) Java
3 16 (16.33%) PHP
4 14 (14.29%) SQL
5 8 (8.16%) Shell Script
6 6 (6.12%) C#
7 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
8 4 (4.08%) Python
9 2 (2.04%) C
9 2 (2.04%) Perl
10 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.02%) Google Apps Script
10 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.02%) R
10 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) Degree
3 7 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.06%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.04%) CISSP
7 1 (1.02%) AAT
7 1 (1.02%) ACCA
7 1 (1.02%) CBAP
7 1 (1.02%) CIMA
7 1 (1.02%) GIAC
7 1 (1.02%) IIBA
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 4 (4.08%) GxP
3 3 (3.06%) GDPR
3 3 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) Docker
2 5 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) Single Sign-On
2 4 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 4 (4.08%) Terraform
3 2 (2.04%) Ansible
3 2 (2.04%) Istio
3 2 (2.04%) Nessus
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (25.51%) Oracle
2 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.33%) AppDynamics
4 10 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (8.16%) SAP
6 7 (7.14%) Workday
7 5 (5.10%) Citrix
7 5 (5.10%) VMware
8 4 (4.08%) Qualys
9 3 (3.06%) Cognizant
9 3 (3.06%) Dell
9 3 (3.06%) Google
9 3 (3.06%) Splunk
10 2 (2.04%) ArcSight
10 2 (2.04%) Cadence
10 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.04%) Hyperion
10 2 (2.04%) IBM
10 2 (2.04%) Informatica
10 2 (2.04%) Symantec