Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 107 138 191
Rank change year-on-year +31 +53 +20
Contract jobs citing SaaS 187 297 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.91% 1.90% 1.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.20% 7.29% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 197 146
Median daily rate £513 £492 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -1.60% +16.28%
10th Percentile £313 £329 £340
90th Percentile £688 £644 £638
England median daily rate £525 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £80.00 £48.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.10% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +55.56% +4.65% -41.10%

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 2,598 4,075 3,329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.57% 26.01% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,681 2,582 2,018
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £213 £277 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £596
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 66 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.38 £18.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.84% +1.46% +20.73%
10th Percentile £15.10 £12.25 £11.21
90th Percentile £56.90 £60.63 £45.00
Median hourly rate £24.10 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.26% -7.50% +5.26%

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 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +6 105 £525 +13.51% 77
Berkshire +12 84 £525 +16.67% 48
Hampshire +36 41 £513 -2.38% 35
Surrey +21 26 £488 -2.50% 14
Buckinghamshire +4 14 £510 +7.37% 16
East Sussex +26 8 £625 +81.82% 5
Oxfordshire +11 7 £575 +27.78% 13
West Sussex +27 4 £650 +6.56% 5
Kent +13 1 £550 -12.70% 6
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 81 (43.32%) Azure
2 57 (30.48%) PaaS
3 51 (27.27%) IaaS
3 51 (27.27%) .NET
4 49 (26.20%) Microsoft
5 40 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (20.32%) DevOps
7 33 (17.65%) AWS
8 32 (17.11%) JavaScript
9 30 (16.04%) Java
10 29 (15.51%) Finance
10 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
11 28 (14.97%) Node.js
11 28 (14.97%) SQL
11 28 (14.97%) Oracle
12 27 (14.44%) Web Services
13 26 (13.90%) C#
13 26 (13.90%) ERP
14 25 (13.37%) Windows
14 25 (13.37%) Microservices
15 24 (12.83%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (12.83%) SC Cleared
16 22 (11.76%) Kubernetes
17 20 (10.70%) PHP
17 20 (10.70%) Migration
18 19 (10.16%) SQL Server
18 19 (10.16%) AppDynamics
19 18 (9.63%) Public Cloud
20 17 (9.09%) Docker
20 17 (9.09%) SOA

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 5 (2.67%) Confluence
1 5 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (2.14%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (2.14%) CMS
2 4 (2.14%) OpenStack
2 4 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.07%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.07%) Headless CMS
3 2 (1.07%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.53%) Drupal
4 1 (0.53%) IIS
4 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.28%) NetSuite
3 5 (2.67%) SAP ERP
4 4 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Cash Management
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (2.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.53%) MFGPRO
6 1 (0.53%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 81 (43.32%) Azure
2 57 (30.48%) PaaS
3 51 (27.27%) IaaS
4 33 (17.65%) AWS
5 15 (8.02%) Office 365
6 14 (7.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (6.95%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 13 (6.95%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (5.88%) Dynamics 365
8 11 (5.88%) GCP
9 8 (4.28%) Serverless
10 5 (2.67%) OpenShift
11 4 (2.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.60%) Boomi
12 3 (1.60%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.60%) Power Platform
13 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
13 2 (1.07%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.56%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.02%) DNS
2 15 (8.02%) Firewall
3 13 (6.95%) VPN
4 12 (6.42%) Internet
4 12 (6.42%) Reverse Proxy
4 12 (6.42%) SAN
5 10 (5.35%) NAS
6 4 (2.14%) Wireless
7 3 (1.60%) LAN
7 3 (1.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.07%) 4G
8 2 (1.07%) 5G
8 2 (1.07%) Broadband
8 2 (1.07%) GPRS
8 2 (1.07%) HTTP
8 2 (1.07%) LTE
8 2 (1.07%) Skype
8 2 (1.07%) UMTS
8 2 (1.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 9 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.28%) MySQL
5 5 (2.67%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.14%) Big Data
6 4 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (2.14%) Essbase
6 4 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (2.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (2.14%) Redis
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Smart View
8 2 (1.07%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.07%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.07%) Power BI
8 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.53%) Looker
Development Applications
1 8 (4.28%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.21%) JIRA
3 5 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.67%) TeamCity
4 4 (2.14%) CircleCI
4 4 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.60%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.60%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.07%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.07%) kappa
6 2 (1.07%) Selenium
6 2 (1.07%) SonarQube
6 2 (1.07%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.53%) GitLab
7 1 (0.53%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.53%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.53%) Snyk
7 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 29 (15.51%) Finance
2 17 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.21%) Retail
4 4 (2.14%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.14%) Marketing
4 4 (2.14%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.60%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.07%) Automotive
6 2 (1.07%) Back Office
6 2 (1.07%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) French Language
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Publishing
7 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (25.13%) Architect
2 36 (19.25%) Developer
3 19 (10.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (7.49%) Cloud Architect
4 14 (7.49%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (6.42%) Analyst
5 12 (6.42%) Consultant
5 12 (6.42%) Project Manager
6 11 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 10 (5.35%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (4.28%) Lead Developer
9 7 (3.74%) .NET Developer
10 5 (2.67%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (2.67%) IT Manager
10 5 (2.67%) Security Architect
11 4 (2.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (2.14%) Data Migration Lead
11 4 (2.14%) IT Project Manager
11 4 (2.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (27.27%) .NET
2 28 (14.97%) Node.js
3 27 (14.44%) Web Services
4 13 (6.95%) .NET Core
5 11 (5.88%) Middleware
6 10 (5.35%) CSS
6 10 (5.35%) HTML
6 10 (5.35%) React
7 8 (4.28%) REST
8 7 (3.74%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (2.67%) ASP.NET
10 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (1.60%) AngularJS
11 3 (1.60%) JSON
11 3 (1.60%) RESTful
11 3 (1.60%) SAML
11 3 (1.60%) SOAP
12 2 (1.07%) OAuth
12 2 (1.07%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.83%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (9.63%) Public Cloud
3 12 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.88%) Cloud Native
5 10 (5.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 10 (5.35%) Replication
6 6 (3.21%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 5 (2.67%) Life Science
7 5 (2.67%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.14%) User Experience
8 4 (2.14%) W3C
9 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Licensing
9 3 (1.60%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.07%) EPoS
10 2 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.07%) Social Media
10 2 (1.07%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.53%) Anti-Piracy
11 1 (0.53%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 25 (13.37%) Windows
2 11 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.28%) Windows 10
4 7 (3.74%) Linux
4 7 (3.74%) Unix
5 4 (2.14%) AIX
5 4 (2.14%) Android
6 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (1.07%) CentOS
7 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.53%) Debian
8 1 (0.53%) Solaris
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (21.39%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (20.32%) DevOps
3 26 (13.90%) ERP
4 25 (13.37%) Microservices
5 20 (10.70%) Migration
6 17 (9.09%) Information Security
6 17 (9.09%) SOA
7 16 (8.56%) CRM
8 15 (8.02%) Analytics
8 15 (8.02%) Scrum
8 15 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (7.49%) Load Testing
10 13 (6.95%) Project Management
11 12 (6.42%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (6.42%) Project Delivery
12 11 (5.88%) Computer Science
13 10 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (5.35%) Test Automation
14 9 (4.81%) Mentoring
14 9 (4.81%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.11%) JavaScript
2 30 (16.04%) Java
3 28 (14.97%) SQL
4 26 (13.90%) C#
5 20 (10.70%) PHP
6 13 (6.95%) PowerShell
7 8 (4.28%) Python
8 5 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 5 (2.67%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.60%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.60%) Perl
10 2 (1.07%) C
10 2 (1.07%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.53%) Google Apps Script
11 1 (0.53%) Java 8
11 1 (0.53%) R
11 1 (0.53%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.83%) SC Cleared
3 17 (9.09%) Degree
4 7 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.14%) CISSP
6 4 (2.14%) MCSE
7 3 (1.60%) AAT
7 3 (1.60%) ACCA
7 3 (1.60%) CIMA
8 2 (1.07%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.07%) CCNA
8 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.07%) CISM
8 2 (1.07%) MCP
9 1 (0.53%) CBAP
9 1 (0.53%) CRISC
9 1 (0.53%) GIAC
9 1 (0.53%) IIBA
9 1 (0.53%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 4 (2.14%) GxP
2 4 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.60%) GDPR
3 3 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) COBIT
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.53%) NIST
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 17 (9.09%) Docker
2 9 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.21%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.21%) XenApp
5 2 (1.07%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (11.76%) Kubernetes
2 16 (8.56%) Ansible
3 15 (8.02%) Terraform
4 10 (5.35%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 4 (2.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.07%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.07%) Nessus
7 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.53%) Grafana
8 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.53%) Kibana
8 1 (0.53%) logstash
8 1 (0.53%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.53%) SCCM
8 1 (0.53%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 49 (26.20%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.97%) Oracle
3 19 (10.16%) AppDynamics
4 13 (6.95%) VMware
5 11 (5.88%) SAP
6 10 (5.35%) Google
7 9 (4.81%) Hyperion
8 8 (4.28%) Citrix
8 8 (4.28%) Workday
9 7 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (3.21%) IBM
11 5 (2.67%) Qualys
11 5 (2.67%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.14%) JD Edwards
12 4 (2.14%) Splunk
13 3 (1.60%) ArcSight
13 3 (1.60%) Barracuda Networks
13 3 (1.60%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.60%) Dell
13 3 (1.60%) Symantec