Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 254 238 327
Rank change year-on-year -16 +89 +44
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1055 1160 812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.11% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.30% 9.39% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 879 475
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £638 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 20
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £41.00 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.10% +27.13% +22.86%
10th Percentile £19.70 £12.50 £11.13
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.00 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.61 £32.00
% change year-on-year +78.48% -38.72% +28.00%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 16750 12357 7422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.24% 11.80% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11614 8496 5010
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 185 116
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.45% -14.02% +19.83%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.70 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £56.75 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.58% -24.18% +28.57%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 15 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 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
England -8 1016 £488 +8.33% 415
London -7 536 £500 - 185
UK excluding London -29 507 £450 +5.88% 235
South East +11 193 £450 +12.50% 97
North of England -39 105 £488 +14.71% 45
Midlands +25 102 £475 +5.44% 37
West Midlands +26 65 £455 +13.75% 17
Yorkshire +49 55 £481 -8.33% 6
East of England +3 50 £425 -10.99% 24
North West -30 44 £485 +25.16% 34
East Midlands +14 36 £500 -50.00% 20
Scotland -7 29 £328 -15.48% 6
South West -31 26 £450 - 23
North East -29 7 £625 +36.17% 5
Wales -4 3 £365 -17.75% 2

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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 377 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (28.82%) PaaS
2 304 (28.82%) IaaS
3 253 (23.98%) Amazon AWS
4 251 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
5 233 (22.09%) Microsoft
6 203 (19.24%) Finance
7 194 (18.39%) DevOps
8 159 (15.07%) JavaScript
9 155 (14.69%) Web Services
10 129 (12.23%) HTML
11 128 (12.13%) Java
12 126 (11.94%) Linux
13 122 (11.56%) CSS
14 119 (11.28%) Migration
15 118 (11.18%) SQL
16 112 (10.62%) REST
17 111 (10.52%) ITIL
17 111 (10.52%) Windows
18 106 (10.05%) Project Management
19 97 (9.19%) .NET
19 97 (9.19%) Scrum
20 94 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
20 94 (8.91%) Python
20 94 (8.91%) AngularJS
21 93 (8.82%) Oracle
22 90 (8.53%) HTML5
23 86 (8.15%) TOGAF
24 82 (7.77%) PRINCE2
24 82 (7.77%) JSON

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 36 (3.41%) Confluence
2 23 (2.18%) Apache Spark
3 22 (2.09%) Apache
4 21 (1.99%) SharePoint
5 18 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 15 (1.42%) CMS
6 15 (1.42%) JBoss
6 15 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.95%) SAS
8 9 (0.85%) nginx
8 9 (0.85%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.66%) Mule
9 7 (0.66%) Skype for Business
9 7 (0.66%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
10 6 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.57%) IIS
10 6 (0.57%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.47%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 20 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 9 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (0.76%) HipChat
7 6 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 5 (0.47%) InVision
9 3 (0.28%) UXPin
10 1 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.095%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.66%) SAP HR
3 6 (0.57%) iTrent
4 5 (0.47%) SAP HCM
5 4 (0.38%) NetSuite
5 4 (0.38%) Oracle HRMS
5 4 (0.38%) ResourceLink
5 4 (0.38%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.19%) SAP PA-EC
7 2 (0.19%) SnowdropKCS
8 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.095%) Relativity
8 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.095%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.095%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 304 (28.82%) IaaS
1 304 (28.82%) PaaS
2 253 (23.98%) Amazon AWS
3 251 (23.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (7.39%) Office 365
5 38 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
6 36 (3.41%) SuccessFactors
7 32 (3.03%) npm
8 29 (2.75%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.75%) Serverless
9 27 (2.56%) GitHub
9 27 (2.56%) iPaaS
10 20 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
11 12 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.76%) Firebase
12 8 (0.76%) Heroku
13 7 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.66%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.66%) Trello
14 6 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 70 (6.64%) Firewall
2 58 (5.50%) VPN
3 44 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 43 (4.08%) DNS
5 35 (3.32%) Internet
6 33 (3.13%) LAN
7 32 (3.03%) WAN
8 28 (2.65%) Network Security
9 22 (2.09%) Skype
9 22 (2.09%) SSL
10 18 (1.71%) SAN
11 16 (1.52%) HTTP
12 13 (1.23%) LDAP
13 12 (1.14%) DHCP
13 12 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (1.04%) Unified Communications
15 10 (0.95%) SMS
16 9 (0.85%) ICMP
17 8 (0.76%) NAS
18 7 (0.66%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (5.97%) Big Data
2 61 (5.78%) NoSQL
3 55 (5.21%) MySQL
4 52 (4.93%) SQL Server
5 32 (3.03%) MongoDB
6 24 (2.27%) Hadoop
7 19 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 17 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (1.14%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.76%) Power BI
14 8 (0.76%) Redis
15 7 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
16 6 (0.57%) DocumentDB
16 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 77 (7.30%) JIRA
2 74 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 67 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 29 (2.75%) gulp
5 26 (2.46%) webpack
6 20 (1.90%) Grunt
7 19 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 17 (1.61%) Bitbucket
9 15 (1.42%) Maven
10 14 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 14 (1.33%) JBehave
10 14 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
12 12 (1.14%) PostCSS
13 11 (1.04%) TestRail
13 11 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 10 (0.95%) Bower
14 10 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
14 10 (0.95%) Subversion
14 10 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 203 (19.24%) Finance
2 76 (7.20%) Retail
3 47 (4.45%) Banking
4 36 (3.41%) Marketing
5 27 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.71%) Law
7 13 (1.23%) Billing
7 13 (1.23%) Publishing
8 12 (1.14%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.76%) Games
11 7 (0.66%) Back Office
11 7 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.57%) Advertising
13 5 (0.47%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.28%) Front Office
16 2 (0.19%) Automotive
16 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 290 (27.49%) Architect
2 198 (18.77%) Developer
3 112 (10.62%) Solutions Architect
4 90 (8.53%) Consultant
5 82 (7.77%) Analyst
6 71 (6.73%) Project Manager
7 63 (5.97%) Cloud Architect
8 62 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 49 (4.64%) Azure Architect
10 44 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
11 41 (3.89%) Business Analyst
12 38 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
13 36 (3.41%) AWS DevOps
13 36 (3.41%) Technical Architect
14 34 (3.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 32 (3.03%) Senior Developer
16 31 (2.94%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 30 (2.84%) Cloud Engineer
18 27 (2.56%) Security Architect
19 24 (2.27%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (14.69%) Web Services
2 129 (12.23%) HTML
3 122 (11.56%) CSS
4 112 (10.62%) REST
5 97 (9.19%) .NET
6 94 (8.91%) AngularJS
7 90 (8.53%) HTML5
8 82 (7.77%) JSON
9 68 (6.45%) Node.js
10 58 (5.50%) CSS3
11 54 (5.12%) XML
12 48 (4.55%) Middleware
13 47 (4.45%) React
13 47 (4.45%) SOAP
14 39 (3.70%) Sass
15 38 (3.60%) RESTful
16 35 (3.32%) ASP.NET
17 34 (3.22%) jQuery
18 32 (3.03%) LESS
19 27 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 65 (6.16%) User Experience
2 62 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.12%) Data Centre
4 51 (4.83%) Enterprise Software
4 51 (4.83%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 33 (3.13%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
8 21 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (1.99%) Mobile App
9 18 (1.71%) Fintech
9 18 (1.71%) PKI
10 15 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.23%) CMDB
12 10 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
13 9 (0.85%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.76%) Private Cloud
15 7 (0.66%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.66%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 126 (11.94%) Linux
2 111 (10.52%) Windows
3 36 (3.41%) Android
4 31 (2.94%) Unix
5 24 (2.27%) Windows Server
6 19 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 13 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (1.14%) Windows 10
9 10 (0.95%) HPUX
10 9 (0.85%) AIX
11 8 (0.76%) Solaris
11 8 (0.76%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.57%) CentOS
13 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.28%) VMS
15 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.19%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.095%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 377 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (18.39%) DevOps
3 119 (11.28%) Migration
4 111 (10.52%) ITIL
5 106 (10.05%) Project Management
6 97 (9.19%) Scrum
7 94 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 86 (8.15%) TOGAF
9 82 (7.77%) PRINCE2
10 78 (7.39%) SOA
11 74 (7.01%) SDLC
11 74 (7.01%) Test Automation
12 66 (6.26%) Change Management
12 66 (6.26%) Continuous Integration
13 63 (5.97%) Enterprise Architecture
14 62 (5.88%) ERP
15 61 (5.78%) Open Source
16 60 (5.69%) Configuration Management
17 59 (5.59%) CRM
18 56 (5.31%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 159 (15.07%) JavaScript
2 128 (12.13%) Java
3 118 (11.18%) SQL
4 94 (8.91%) Python
5 69 (6.54%) C#
6 46 (4.36%) Ruby
7 43 (4.08%) Bash Shell
8 36 (3.41%) TypeScript
9 28 (2.65%) PHP
10 25 (2.37%) ES6
10 25 (2.37%) PowerShell
11 20 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 19 (1.80%) ECMAScript
13 14 (1.33%) Go
13 14 (1.33%) T-SQL
14 12 (1.14%) C
15 11 (1.04%) Perl
15 11 (1.04%) Shell Script
16 10 (0.95%) Groovy
16 10 (0.95%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (6.07%) Degree
2 41 (3.89%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.65%) CISSP
4 23 (2.18%) SC Cleared
5 21 (1.99%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (1.61%) CISM
7 15 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 14 (1.33%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
8 14 (1.33%) ISEB
9 13 (1.23%) MCSE
10 12 (1.14%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.95%) CCIE
12 8 (0.76%) CCDP
12 8 (0.76%) CCNP
13 7 (0.66%) DV Cleared
13 7 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.84%) QA
2 27 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.37%) GDPR
4 14 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.85%) COBIT
5 9 (0.85%) PMO
6 7 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 6 (0.57%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.57%) HIPAA
7 6 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.47%) Actionable Recommendations
8 5 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.28%) GxP
10 3 (0.28%) SLA
11 2 (0.19%) GAMP
11 2 (0.19%) GCP
11 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27005
11 2 (0.19%) RMADS
11 2 (0.19%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 81 (7.68%) Docker
2 71 (6.73%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.42%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 9 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.19%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.095%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.095%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.095%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.095%) OpenIDM
9 1 (0.095%) UAG
9 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.095%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.095%) XenApp
9 1 (0.095%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 79 (7.49%) Ansible
2 50 (4.74%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.79%) Kubernetes
4 37 (3.51%) Terraform
5 33 (3.13%) Puppet
6 10 (0.95%) SCCM
7 6 (0.57%) Nagios
7 6 (0.57%) SCOM
8 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 5 (0.47%) vCenter Server
9 4 (0.38%) AirWatch
9 4 (0.38%) MOM
9 4 (0.38%) Rancher
9 4 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.28%) logstash
10 3 (0.28%) Mesos
10 3 (0.28%) Rundeck
11 2 (0.19%) Icinga
Vendors
1 233 (22.09%) Microsoft
2 93 (8.82%) Oracle
3 79 (7.49%) Salesforce.com
4 68 (6.45%) SAP
5 52 (4.93%) ServiceNow
6 50 (4.74%) Workday
7 41 (3.89%) VMware
8 35 (3.32%) Cisco
9 27 (2.56%) Red Hat
10 24 (2.27%) Google
10 24 (2.27%) IBM
11 13 (1.23%) MuleSoft
12 10 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.95%) Citrix
12 10 (0.95%) Dell
12 10 (0.95%) Palo Alto
12 10 (0.95%) Tableau
13 8 (0.76%) HP
13 8 (0.76%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.66%) CheckPoint