Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 12 November 2018 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)
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 266 244
Rank change year-on-year +69 -22 +96
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,468 1,028 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.43% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.22% 6.27% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 710 899
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £455 £425
% change year-on-year +9.89% +7.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £27.75 £30.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.32% -8.43% -6.75%
10th Percentile £12.70 £20.83 £12.55
90th Percentile £60.75 £33.68 £49.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £35.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -32.86% +78.48% -39.19%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 23,595 16,388 12,403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.94% 16.18% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,304 11,349 8,516
UK median daily rate £485 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.30% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £269 £275
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 221 185
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.70
90th Percentile £58.75 £58.75 £56.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.06
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.51% -25.01%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the UK over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
England +55 1,352 £500 +2.56% 716
UK excluding London +64 753 £500 +9.89% 424
London +62 678 £530 +5.90% 330
South East +32 257 £520 +15.56% 126
North of England +26 156 £475 -2.56% 97
Midlands +17 127 £470 -1.05% 61
West Midlands +7 99 £464 -0.80% 33
North West +17 78 £500 +2.83% 44
Scotland +31 70 £575 +74.24% 24
East of England +29 70 £500 +17.65% 39
Yorkshire 0 65 £450 -6.49% 45
South West +11 57 £363 -19.44% 63
East Midlands +12 27 £475 -5.00% 28
Wales -10 15 £580 +58.90% 9
North East +5 13 £475 -24.00% 8
Northern Ireland - 2 £450 - 5

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 555 (37.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 530 (36.10%) PaaS
3 510 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
4 439 (29.90%) IaaS
5 417 (28.41%) Microsoft
6 373 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
7 307 (20.91%) DevOps
8 264 (17.98%) Finance
9 210 (14.31%) JavaScript
10 201 (13.69%) .NET
11 199 (13.56%) Windows
12 183 (12.47%) C#
13 167 (11.38%) SQL
14 160 (10.90%) Scrum
15 152 (10.35%) Office 365
16 150 (10.22%) Java
17 148 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
18 145 (9.88%) Migration
19 140 (9.54%) Web Services
20 139 (9.47%) Public Cloud
21 136 (9.26%) Docker
22 134 (9.13%) SQL Server
23 133 (9.06%) Oracle
23 133 (9.06%) Linux
24 127 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
25 124 (8.45%) Active Directory
25 124 (8.45%) Security Cleared
26 122 (8.31%) Jenkins
27 118 (8.04%) Firewall
28 111 (7.56%) Project Management

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 55 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.25%) Confluence
3 20 (1.36%) IIS
4 19 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (1.23%) Apache
6 17 (1.16%) CMS
7 15 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.02%) Mule
7 15 (1.02%) Skype for Business
8 14 (0.95%) Apache Spark
9 13 (0.89%) Cloud Foundry
9 13 (0.89%) OpenStack
10 11 (0.75%) NServiceBus
11 10 (0.68%) JBoss
12 9 (0.61%) MS Exchange
13 8 (0.54%) Mule ESB
13 8 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.41%) Anypoint
16 5 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 54 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
4 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) InVision
5 2 (0.14%) SPSS
6 1 (0.068%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 41 (2.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.02%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 8 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
5 8 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
6 7 (0.48%) Oracle Receivables
6 7 (0.48%) SAP HR
7 6 (0.41%) Eloqua
7 6 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.27%) Infor M3
9 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 4 (0.27%) SAP Business ByDesign
9 4 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
10 3 (0.20%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 555 (37.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 530 (36.10%) PaaS
3 439 (29.90%) IaaS
4 373 (25.41%) Amazon AWS
5 152 (10.35%) Office 365
6 64 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
7 51 (3.47%) GitHub
8 50 (3.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 48 (3.27%) Serverless
10 46 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
11 34 (2.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 31 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
13 29 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
14 27 (1.84%) Datadog
15 25 (1.70%) OpenShift
16 21 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 21 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
17 20 (1.36%) G Suite
18 19 (1.29%) Amazon S3
18 19 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 118 (8.04%) Firewall
2 71 (4.84%) VPN
3 64 (4.36%) DNS
4 47 (3.20%) TCP/IP
5 29 (1.98%) SSL
6 26 (1.77%) WAN
7 23 (1.57%) Skype
8 21 (1.43%) ICMP
8 21 (1.43%) Internet
9 19 (1.29%) LAN
10 18 (1.23%) HTTP
11 17 (1.16%) NetScaler
11 17 (1.16%) Network Security
12 16 (1.09%) SAN
13 15 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (1.02%) Unified Communications
14 13 (0.89%) Wireless
15 10 (0.68%) WLAN
16 9 (0.61%) Reverse Proxy
16 9 (0.61%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.47%) Big Data
3 37 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 36 (2.45%) MySQL
5 35 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 32 (2.18%) MongoDB
7 24 (1.63%) NoSQL
8 23 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 23 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 20 (1.36%) Power BI
10 18 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
11 17 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 17 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 17 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.89%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.68%) Cosmos DB
13 10 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.54%) Apache Hive
15 7 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 122 (8.31%) Jenkins
2 87 (5.93%) JIRA
3 78 (5.31%) Visual Studio Team System
4 75 (5.11%) Git (software)
5 42 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (2.72%) Octopus Deploy
7 35 (2.38%) Selenium
8 33 (2.25%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.18%) Maven
9 32 (2.18%) TeamCity
10 26 (1.77%) Cucumber
11 23 (1.57%) GitLab
12 18 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.16%) Bitbucket
14 15 (1.02%) IBM UrbanCode
15 13 (0.89%) Artifactory
15 13 (0.89%) gulp
16 12 (0.82%) CircleCI
16 12 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
17 11 (0.75%) JMeter
General
1 264 (17.98%) Finance
2 96 (6.54%) Banking
3 73 (4.97%) Retail
4 50 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.11%) Marketing
6 29 (1.98%) Legal
7 23 (1.57%) Law
8 17 (1.16%) Advertising
9 11 (0.75%) Billing
10 10 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.68%) Publishing
11 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.54%) Automotive
12 8 (0.54%) Back Office
12 8 (0.54%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.48%) Games
13 7 (0.48%) German Language
14 6 (0.41%) Front Office
15 5 (0.34%) Electronics
15 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 413 (28.13%) Architect
2 225 (15.33%) Developer
3 166 (11.31%) Solutions Architect
4 131 (8.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 123 (8.38%) Analyst
6 98 (6.68%) Consultant
7 97 (6.61%) Azure Architect
8 79 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 76 (5.18%) Technical Architect
10 69 (4.70%) Cloud Architect
11 55 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
12 50 (3.41%) Business Analyst
13 43 (2.93%) .NET Developer
13 43 (2.93%) AWS Engineer
14 42 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
15 41 (2.79%) Cloud Engineer
16 38 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
17 37 (2.52%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 33 (2.25%) Azure DevOps
19 32 (2.18%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (13.69%) .NET
2 140 (9.54%) Web Services
3 102 (6.95%) HTML
4 94 (6.40%) Node.js
5 89 (6.06%) CSS
6 73 (4.97%) REST
7 57 (3.88%) Middleware
8 56 (3.81%) ASP.NET
9 54 (3.68%) AngularJS
10 51 (3.47%) SAML
11 50 (3.41%) XML
12 49 (3.34%) JSON
13 47 (3.20%) Spring
14 46 (3.13%) RESTful
15 45 (3.07%) React
16 41 (2.79%) HTML5
17 39 (2.66%) jQuery
18 37 (2.52%) OAuth
19 35 (2.38%) SOAP
20 33 (2.25%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.47%) Public Cloud
2 127 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (5.31%) User Experience
4 59 (4.02%) Management Information System
5 46 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 45 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
7 44 (3.00%) Data Centre
8 42 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
9 38 (2.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 35 (2.38%) Mobile App
11 34 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
12 24 (1.63%) Cloud Native
13 22 (1.50%) Fintech
14 20 (1.36%) PKI
15 13 (0.89%) Data Structures
15 13 (0.89%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 11 (0.75%) Replication
17 10 (0.68%) iPhone
18 8 (0.54%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 199 (13.56%) Windows
2 133 (9.06%) Linux
3 110 (7.49%) Windows Server
4 52 (3.54%) Unix
5 46 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 40 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 37 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.23%) AIX
9 18 (1.23%) Ubuntu
10 17 (1.16%) Android
11 14 (0.95%) Windows XP
12 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.34%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.27%) HPUX
14 4 (0.27%) Solaris
14 4 (0.27%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.20%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.20%) MVS
15 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (20.91%) DevOps
3 160 (10.90%) Scrum
4 148 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
5 145 (9.88%) Migration
6 111 (7.56%) Project Management
6 111 (7.56%) Test Automation
7 110 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
8 108 (7.36%) Microservices
9 107 (7.29%) Open Source
10 104 (7.08%) CRM
11 102 (6.95%) ITIL
12 92 (6.27%) TOGAF
13 86 (5.86%) ERP
14 77 (5.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 77 (5.25%) TDD
15 76 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
16 74 (5.04%) SDLC
17 73 (4.97%) Analytics
18 69 (4.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (14.31%) JavaScript
2 183 (12.47%) C#
3 167 (11.38%) SQL
4 150 (10.22%) Java
5 102 (6.95%) Python
6 88 (5.99%) PowerShell
7 47 (3.20%) Bash Shell
8 41 (2.79%) Ruby
9 32 (2.18%) C
10 23 (1.57%) TypeScript
11 22 (1.50%) Java 8
11 22 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.09%) Shell Script
13 15 (1.02%) PHP
14 14 (0.95%) Perl
15 12 (0.82%) Objective-C
16 10 (0.68%) Apple Swift
16 10 (0.68%) Groovy
17 9 (0.61%) Go
18 8 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 124 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 82 (5.59%) Degree
3 80 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.72%) CISSP
5 22 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
6 19 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (0.95%) CISM
8 12 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.75%) CCNP
9 11 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 11 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.41%) CCDP
12 6 (0.41%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.41%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.41%) SSCP
13 5 (0.34%) CCIE
13 5 (0.34%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.45%) QA
2 19 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.16%) GDPR
4 16 (1.09%) PMO
5 12 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.82%) SLA
6 11 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.75%) FedRAMP
6 11 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.68%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.27%) Government Security Classifications
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
10 2 (0.14%) NIST 800
10 2 (0.14%) WCAG
11 1 (0.068%) HL7
11 1 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.068%) PSD2
11 1 (0.068%) SEPA
11 1 (0.068%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 136 (9.26%) Docker
2 124 (8.45%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 26 (1.77%) XenApp
6 19 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
9 14 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.75%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.34%) KVM
11 5 (0.34%) vSphere
11 5 (0.34%) XenServer
12 4 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.20%) NFS
13 3 (0.20%) pfSense
13 3 (0.20%) Samba
13 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
13 3 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 111 (7.56%) Kubernetes
2 104 (7.08%) Ansible
3 79 (5.38%) Terraform
4 76 (5.18%) Puppet
5 69 (4.70%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (2.93%) Single Sign-On
7 29 (1.98%) SCCM
8 21 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.23%) Kibana
10 15 (1.02%) CASB
11 14 (0.95%) Data Guard
11 14 (0.95%) Nagios
12 12 (0.82%) logstash
13 11 (0.75%) WSUS
14 9 (0.61%) HockeyApp
15 8 (0.54%) Mesos
15 8 (0.54%) SCOM
16 7 (0.48%) Grafana
16 7 (0.48%) Marathon
17 6 (0.41%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 417 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 133 (9.06%) Oracle
3 78 (5.31%) VMware
4 67 (4.56%) Google
5 65 (4.43%) SAP
6 47 (3.20%) Salesforce.com
7 45 (3.07%) Citrix
7 45 (3.07%) IBM
8 39 (2.66%) Splunk
9 38 (2.59%) Workday
10 36 (2.45%) ServiceNow
11 33 (2.25%) Cisco
12 30 (2.04%) New Relic
13 27 (1.84%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.50%) HP
15 21 (1.43%) Okta
16 18 (1.23%) 3PAR
16 18 (1.23%) AppDynamics
16 18 (1.23%) Atlassian
17 17 (1.16%) Twitter