Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 258 281
Rank change year-on-year +35 +23 +95
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,253 899 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 0.97% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.34% 7.41% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 670 622
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £313
90th Percentile £640 £657 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £36.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.60% +92.11% -3.59%
10th Percentile £17.83 £18.92 £17.09
90th Percentile £40.55 £49.58 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.11% - -

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 19,753 12,131 8,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.54% 13.09% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,496 8,448 6,019
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £305 £281 £290
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £412
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.22% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 154 143
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.38 £51.05 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year - +1.49% -16.25%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +44 1,191 £500 +11.11% 734
London +43 617 £525 +5.00% 307
UK excluding London +48 606 £475 +11.76% 470
South East -7 195 £500 +11.11% 156
North of England +15 168 £429 +14.50% 93
Midlands +60 113 £500 +11.11% 86
North West +4 77 £475 +11.76% 54
West Midlands +25 65 £463 +2.78% 55
Yorkshire +33 57 £450 -15.29% 27
South West +20 53 £494 +17.21% 48
East Midlands +20 48 £525 +5.00% 31
East of England +5 41 £450 +7.78% 43
North East -6 36 £400 +12.28% 12
Scotland -13 34 £410 +17.14% 24
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 14
Wales -12 3 £575 +39.39% 6

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 482 (38.47%) PaaS
2 432 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 425 (33.92%) IaaS
4 368 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
5 354 (28.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 234 (18.68%) Microsoft
7 221 (17.64%) DevOps
8 218 (17.40%) Finance
9 172 (13.73%) ITIL
10 145 (11.57%) Project Management
11 142 (11.33%) JavaScript
12 141 (11.25%) Windows
12 141 (11.25%) Linux
13 138 (11.01%) Web Services
13 138 (11.01%) Java
14 120 (9.58%) Migration
15 119 (9.50%) Change Management
16 118 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
17 116 (9.26%) SQL
18 112 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
19 108 (8.62%) Open Source
20 106 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
21 102 (8.14%) CSS
22 101 (8.06%) HTML
22 101 (8.06%) Docker
23 100 (7.98%) Oracle
24 98 (7.82%) Firewall
25 95 (7.58%) Retail
26 94 (7.50%) TOGAF
26 94 (7.50%) REST

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 34 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 20 (1.60%) Confluence
3 18 (1.44%) Apache Spark
3 18 (1.44%) OpenStack
4 17 (1.36%) Apache
5 16 (1.28%) CMS
6 15 (1.20%) IIS
6 15 (1.20%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.96%) SAS
8 12 (0.96%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.56%) ThingWorx
11 6 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.40%) JBoss
12 5 (0.40%) Marvel
13 3 (0.24%) EPiServer
13 3 (0.24%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (2.95%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.40%) InVision
6 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.080%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.080%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 28 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.12%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.72%) Workday HCM
5 7 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.48%) Eloqua
6 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.48%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.32%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.24%) HFM
10 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.16%) iTrent
10 2 (0.16%) Magento
10 2 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
10 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 2 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
11 1 (0.080%) SAP Business ByDesign
11 1 (0.080%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 482 (38.47%) PaaS
2 425 (33.92%) IaaS
3 368 (29.37%) Amazon AWS
4 354 (28.25%) Microsoft Azure
5 75 (5.99%) Office 365
6 36 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
7 35 (2.79%) npm
8 27 (2.15%) GitHub
9 25 (2.00%) SuccessFactors
10 21 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
11 19 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 17 (1.36%) Serverless
13 16 (1.28%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (1.20%) iPaaS
15 13 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (1.04%) Slack
16 12 (0.96%) Heroku
16 12 (0.96%) Trello
17 10 (0.80%) OpenShift
17 10 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (7.82%) Firewall
2 50 (3.99%) TCP/IP
3 48 (3.83%) VPN
4 47 (3.75%) DNS
5 37 (2.95%) WAN
6 35 (2.79%) Network Security
7 31 (2.47%) LAN
8 26 (2.08%) Internet
9 23 (1.84%) HTTP
10 18 (1.44%) MQTT
11 13 (1.04%) SSL
12 12 (0.96%) DHCP
12 12 (0.96%) Unified Communications
12 12 (0.96%) Wireless
13 10 (0.80%) ICMP
13 10 (0.80%) Skype
14 9 (0.72%) Intranet
14 9 (0.72%) SMS
14 9 (0.72%) Software-Defined Networking
15 8 (0.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.47%) MySQL
3 51 (4.07%) Big Data
4 32 (2.55%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.47%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.15%) Hadoop
8 24 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
8 24 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (1.76%) Relational Database
10 17 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 16 (1.28%) Power BI
12 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
14 8 (0.64%) Data Lake
15 7 (0.56%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.56%) Redis
15 7 (0.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 94 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 78 (6.23%) JIRA
3 66 (5.27%) Git (software)
4 39 (3.11%) gulp
5 32 (2.55%) Grunt
6 31 (2.47%) webpack
7 22 (1.76%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.36%) Maven
9 16 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.04%) Bitbucket
11 12 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 11 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (0.88%) Jasmine
12 11 (0.88%) TeamCity
13 9 (0.72%) Bower
14 8 (0.64%) Selenium
15 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.56%) NUnit
16 6 (0.48%) eggPlant
General
1 218 (17.40%) Finance
2 95 (7.58%) Retail
3 75 (5.99%) Marketing
4 38 (3.03%) Banking
4 38 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.87%) Legal
6 33 (2.63%) Law
7 25 (2.00%) Publishing
8 20 (1.60%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.20%) Automotive
10 13 (1.04%) Games
11 12 (0.96%) Billing
12 10 (0.80%) Advertising
12 10 (0.80%) German Language
12 10 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.64%) Back Office
14 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.56%) Front Office
15 6 (0.48%) Electronics
16 4 (0.32%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (28.89%) Architect
2 178 (14.21%) Developer
3 144 (11.49%) Solutions Architect
4 133 (10.61%) Analyst
5 94 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
6 90 (7.18%) Consultant
7 84 (6.70%) Project Manager
8 58 (4.63%) Security Architect
9 53 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 52 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
11 47 (3.75%) Business Analyst
12 46 (3.67%) Technical Architect
13 40 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (2.87%) Azure Architect
15 32 (2.55%) AWS Architect
16 29 (2.31%) HTML Developer
17 28 (2.23%) Product Manager
18 26 (2.08%) Java Developer
19 23 (1.84%) Cloud Engineer
19 23 (1.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (11.01%) Web Services
2 102 (8.14%) CSS
3 101 (8.06%) HTML
4 94 (7.50%) REST
5 84 (6.70%) .NET
6 72 (5.75%) AngularJS
7 60 (4.79%) Middleware
8 57 (4.55%) Node.js
8 57 (4.55%) React
9 55 (4.39%) HTML5
10 45 (3.59%) XML
11 41 (3.27%) JSON
12 39 (3.11%) RESTful
13 29 (2.31%) CSS3
13 29 (2.31%) SOAP
14 27 (2.15%) LESS
14 27 (2.15%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 26 (2.08%) Spring
16 23 (1.84%) jQuery
17 22 (1.76%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 90 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (5.35%) Public Cloud
3 66 (5.27%) Management Information System
4 63 (5.03%) User Experience
5 46 (3.67%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (2.47%) Mobile App
8 29 (2.31%) Greenfield Project
9 28 (2.23%) Private Cloud
10 26 (2.08%) Computer Science
11 25 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 22 (1.76%) Fintech
13 18 (1.44%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.44%) Derivative
14 16 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (1.20%) Cyberthreat
15 15 (1.20%) VSAM
16 13 (1.04%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
18 11 (0.88%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 141 (11.25%) Linux
1 141 (11.25%) Windows
2 50 (3.99%) Unix
3 48 (3.83%) Windows Server
4 26 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.84%) VMS
6 21 (1.68%) Android
7 19 (1.52%) Solaris
8 18 (1.44%) Windows 10
9 17 (1.36%) AIX
9 17 (1.36%) HPUX
10 16 (1.28%) MVS
10 16 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 15 (1.20%) Apple iOS
11 15 (1.20%) VME
12 13 (1.04%) Windows 7
13 12 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 221 (17.64%) DevOps
3 172 (13.73%) ITIL
4 145 (11.57%) Project Management
5 120 (9.58%) Migration
6 119 (9.50%) Change Management
7 118 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 112 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
9 108 (8.62%) Open Source
10 106 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
11 94 (7.50%) TOGAF
12 92 (7.34%) Scrum
12 92 (7.34%) Waterfall
13 90 (7.18%) Data Management
14 86 (6.86%) CRM
15 79 (6.30%) PRINCE2
15 79 (6.30%) SOA
16 75 (5.99%) SDLC
17 67 (5.35%) Service Management
18 66 (5.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 142 (11.33%) JavaScript
2 138 (11.01%) Java
3 116 (9.26%) SQL
4 77 (6.15%) C#
5 72 (5.75%) Python
6 55 (4.39%) PowerShell
7 45 (3.59%) Ruby
8 41 (3.27%) C
9 30 (2.39%) TypeScript
10 29 (2.31%) ES6
11 28 (2.23%) PHP
12 27 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 22 (1.76%) Scala
14 21 (1.68%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.44%) Bash Shell
16 16 (1.28%) Go
16 16 (1.28%) JCL
17 11 (0.88%) PL/SQL
18 9 (0.72%) C++
19 8 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (7.26%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.86%) Degree
3 65 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 55 (4.39%) CISSP
5 40 (3.19%) CISM
6 32 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (2.31%) TOGAF Certification
9 28 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 27 (2.15%) CCNP
11 22 (1.76%) CCDP
12 21 (1.68%) Chartered Engineer
13 18 (1.44%) CCIE
14 17 (1.36%) CISA
14 17 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (1.12%) ISEB
15 14 (1.12%) PMI Certification
16 13 (1.04%) CEH
17 10 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 10 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.99%) QA
2 27 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.92%) GDPR
4 20 (1.60%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.28%) PMO
6 12 (0.96%) SLA
7 11 (0.88%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.80%) GAAP
9 8 (0.64%) BS25999
10 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 5 (0.40%) GCP
11 5 (0.40%) GxP
12 4 (0.32%) COBIT
12 4 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
12 4 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 3 (0.24%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.24%) SEPA
14 2 (0.16%) GLP
14 2 (0.16%) GMP
14 2 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 101 (8.06%) Docker
2 88 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 37 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 30 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.36%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 16 (1.28%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 15 (1.20%) RACF
7 15 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
8 13 (1.04%) XenDesktop
9 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.64%) XenApp
11 7 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.48%) XenServer
13 4 (0.32%) vCloud
14 3 (0.24%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.24%) NFS
14 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 76 (6.07%) Ansible
2 67 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (3.91%) Terraform
4 40 (3.19%) Puppet
5 31 (2.47%) Kubernetes
6 29 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
7 22 (1.76%) Tivoli
8 15 (1.20%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 12 (0.96%) Mesos
10 10 (0.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 10 (0.80%) SCCM
11 7 (0.56%) CASB
11 7 (0.56%) Grafana
11 7 (0.56%) Salt
12 6 (0.48%) Marathon
12 6 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.48%) WSUS
13 5 (0.40%) SCOM
14 4 (0.32%) CloudForms
14 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 234 (18.68%) Microsoft
2 100 (7.98%) Oracle
3 77 (6.15%) ServiceNow
4 74 (5.91%) SAP
5 66 (5.27%) Salesforce.com
6 53 (4.23%) Cisco
7 47 (3.75%) VMware
8 45 (3.59%) Google
9 29 (2.31%) IBM
9 29 (2.31%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.08%) Workday
11 21 (1.68%) HP
12 20 (1.60%) BMC
13 18 (1.44%) Citrix
14 15 (1.20%) Informatica
15 11 (0.88%) F5
15 11 (0.88%) Ivanti
15 11 (0.88%) Splunk
16 10 (0.80%) New Relic
16 10 (0.80%) Tableau