Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 216 279
Rank change year-on-year +46 +63 -11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,468 1,261 817
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.25% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.89% 6.01% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,000 867 607
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £332 £325 £314
90th Percentile £689 £650 £659
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £21.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +272.09% -47.24% +114.47%
10th Percentile £34.15 £12.95 £22.50
90th Percentile £83.75 £32.45 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £81.25 £23.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +253.26% -47.43% +123.10%

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 24,943 20,986 12,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 27.51% 20.83% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,179 14,347 8,698
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £306 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 297 300 169
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -12.20%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £58.80 £56.25 £58.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.76 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.33% -4.23% +1.45%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 +36 1,340 £525 +5.00% 392
UK excluding London +39 783 £500 +5.26% 248
London +62 664 £525 - 155
South East +66 318 £482 -3.60% 93
Midlands +7 126 £485 +2.11% 31
North of England -39 121 £516 +19.02% 61
West Midlands +14 103 £475 - 16
South West 0 82 £425 -6.85% 29
Scotland +49 66 £450 -18.18% 4
Yorkshire +2 52 £523 +22.94% 17
North West -32 47 £500 +5.26% 38
Wales +41 43 £550 +15.79% 1
East of England -1 26 £500 +2.56% 23
North East +3 21 £506 +26.56% 6
East Midlands -5 16 £500 - 15
Northern Ireland +8 5 £513 - 6

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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.

1 539 (36.72%) PaaS
2 534 (36.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 533 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
4 435 (29.63%) IaaS
5 415 (28.27%) Amazon AWS
6 314 (21.39%) Microsoft
7 283 (19.28%) Finance
7 283 (19.28%) DevOps
8 265 (18.05%) SQL
9 237 (16.14%) JavaScript
10 193 (13.15%) Web Services
11 184 (12.53%) .NET
12 183 (12.47%) Oracle
13 179 (12.19%) Microservices
14 177 (12.06%) Windows
15 175 (11.92%) Migration
16 166 (11.31%) Java
17 164 (11.17%) C#
18 145 (9.88%) SQL Server
19 144 (9.81%) Active Directory
20 143 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
21 137 (9.33%) Linux
22 135 (9.20%) Jenkins
23 132 (8.99%) Banking
24 131 (8.92%) HTML
25 130 (8.86%) TDD
25 130 (8.86%) Office 365
26 125 (8.51%) Python
27 121 (8.24%) Scrum
28 119 (8.11%) XML

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 63 (4.29%) Confluence
2 51 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 33 (2.25%) Apache
3 33 (2.25%) IIS
4 31 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 24 (1.63%) Apache Spark
6 22 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 19 (1.29%) CMS
8 18 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
8 18 (1.23%) NServiceBus
9 15 (1.02%) Mule
10 13 (0.89%) Anypoint
11 12 (0.82%) Mule ESB
11 12 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 11 (0.75%) MS Exchange
13 10 (0.68%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.54%) GeoServer
14 8 (0.54%) JBoss
Applications
1 75 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.75%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.41%) Chatbot
7 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.34%) Sketch
8 2 (0.14%) InVision
9 1 (0.068%) Blender
9 1 (0.068%) Figma
9 1 (0.068%) Maya
9 1 (0.068%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 26 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
3 13 (0.89%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.54%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (0.54%) Workday HCM
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
6 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.41%) Primavera
6 6 (0.41%) Sentinel
7 4 (0.27%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.27%) SAP APO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP IBP
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.20%) assyst
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.14%) Actimize
9 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 539 (36.72%) PaaS
2 534 (36.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 435 (29.63%) IaaS
4 415 (28.27%) Amazon AWS
5 130 (8.86%) Office 365
6 88 (5.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 70 (4.77%) Serverless
8 62 (4.22%) Azure Active Directory
9 47 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
10 40 (2.72%) Boomi
11 39 (2.66%) AWS Lambda
12 34 (2.32%) OpenShift
13 33 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (2.25%) GitHub
14 27 (1.84%) Azure Data Factory
15 26 (1.77%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 24 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
17 19 (1.29%) Azure Functions
18 17 (1.16%) Amazon S3
19 16 (1.09%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 85 (5.79%) Firewall
2 55 (3.75%) VPN
3 50 (3.41%) DNS
4 35 (2.38%) LAN
5 34 (2.32%) WAN
6 31 (2.11%) Internet
7 27 (1.84%) TCP/IP
8 24 (1.63%) Skype
9 20 (1.36%) DHCP
10 19 (1.29%) SAN
11 18 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 16 (1.09%) NAS
12 16 (1.09%) VoIP
13 14 (0.95%) Network Security
14 12 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
15 11 (0.75%) MPLS
16 9 (0.61%) BGP
16 9 (0.61%) Intranet
17 8 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.04%) MongoDB
2 74 (5.04%) NoSQL
3 55 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
4 46 (3.13%) MySQL
5 39 (2.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (2.18%) Azure SQL Database
6 32 (2.18%) Big Data
6 32 (2.18%) Oracle Database
7 30 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.77%) Hadoop
10 24 (1.63%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 20 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
13 16 (1.09%) Data Lake
13 16 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
13 16 (1.09%) RDBMS
14 13 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 135 (9.20%) Jenkins
2 117 (7.97%) JIRA
3 100 (6.81%) Git (software)
4 79 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
5 59 (4.02%) Bitbucket
6 52 (3.54%) Visual Studio
7 41 (2.79%) TeamCity
8 37 (2.52%) Pylint
8 37 (2.52%) Sourcetree
9 36 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (2.25%) Selenium
11 28 (1.91%) Maven
12 24 (1.63%) Octopus Deploy
13 21 (1.43%) NUnit
14 20 (1.36%) Cucumber
15 18 (1.23%) JMeter
16 16 (1.09%) Jasmine
17 15 (1.02%) Subversion
18 14 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (0.95%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 283 (19.28%) Finance
2 132 (8.99%) Banking
3 62 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 59 (4.02%) Marketing
5 50 (3.41%) Retail
6 25 (1.70%) Law
7 24 (1.63%) Legal
8 20 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.29%) Publishing
10 17 (1.16%) Electronics
11 15 (1.02%) Games
12 14 (0.95%) Investment Banking
13 11 (0.75%) Billing
13 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.68%) Back Office
15 8 (0.54%) Advertising
16 6 (0.41%) German Language
17 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.27%) Front Office
19 3 (0.20%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 379 (25.82%) Architect
2 308 (20.98%) Developer
3 150 (10.22%) Solutions Architect
4 94 (6.40%) Cloud Architect
5 93 (6.34%) Analyst
6 75 (5.11%) Consultant
7 70 (4.77%) .NET Developer
7 70 (4.77%) Project Manager
8 66 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
9 65 (4.43%) Technical Architect
10 51 (3.47%) Azure Engineer
11 48 (3.27%) Security Architect
12 44 (3.00%) Azure Architect
12 44 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
13 40 (2.72%) Python Developer
14 38 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
15 37 (2.52%) Full Stack Developer
16 36 (2.45%) AWS Architect
16 36 (2.45%) Infrastructure Architect
17 33 (2.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (13.15%) Web Services
2 184 (12.53%) .NET
3 131 (8.92%) HTML
4 119 (8.11%) XML
5 111 (7.56%) JSON
6 104 (7.08%) REST
7 90 (6.13%) CSS
8 89 (6.06%) RESTful
9 76 (5.18%) Node.js
9 76 (5.18%) React
10 71 (4.84%) AngularJS
11 67 (4.56%) .NET Framework
11 67 (4.56%) SOAP
12 62 (4.22%) ASP.NET Web API
13 60 (4.09%) ASP.NET
14 59 (4.02%) Redux
15 53 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
16 51 (3.47%) HTML5
17 46 (3.13%) Spring
18 42 (2.86%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (7.49%) Public Cloud
3 70 (4.77%) User Experience
4 58 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 47 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 43 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 38 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 33 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 28 (1.91%) Fintech
11 27 (1.84%) Private Cloud
12 23 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 17 (1.16%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.16%) Cloud Native
13 17 (1.16%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.89%) PKI
15 12 (0.82%) DataPower
15 12 (0.82%) Replication
16 11 (0.75%) Mobile App
16 11 (0.75%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 177 (12.06%) Windows
2 137 (9.33%) Linux
3 81 (5.52%) Windows Server
4 47 (3.20%) Unix
5 27 (1.84%) Windows 10
6 25 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (1.43%) Android
9 17 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (1.02%) Ubuntu
11 13 (0.89%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.82%) AIX
12 12 (0.82%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.68%) CentOS
14 6 (0.41%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.41%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.34%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.27%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.14%) Debian
17 2 (0.14%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (19.28%) DevOps
3 179 (12.19%) Microservices
4 175 (11.92%) Migration
5 143 (9.74%) Continuous Integration
6 130 (8.86%) TDD
7 121 (8.24%) Scrum
8 116 (7.90%) Test Automation
9 107 (7.29%) ITIL
10 105 (7.15%) Project Management
11 98 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 98 (6.68%) TOGAF
12 97 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
13 96 (6.54%) Analytics
13 96 (6.54%) SDLC
14 89 (6.06%) Open Source
15 79 (5.38%) ERP
16 78 (5.31%) Mentoring
17 74 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
18 72 (4.90%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 265 (18.05%) SQL
2 237 (16.14%) JavaScript
3 166 (11.31%) Java
4 164 (11.17%) C#
5 125 (8.51%) Python
6 81 (5.52%) PowerShell
7 35 (2.38%) T-SQL
8 33 (2.25%) TypeScript
9 30 (2.04%) PHP
10 19 (1.29%) ES6
11 18 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 11 (0.75%) C
12 11 (0.75%) Scala
13 9 (0.61%) Java 8
13 9 (0.61%) Ruby
14 8 (0.54%) Perl
15 7 (0.48%) Go
16 6 (0.41%) C++
16 6 (0.41%) ES7
16 6 (0.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 114 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 98 (6.68%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.68%) Degree
4 33 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.77%) TOGAF Certification
7 25 (1.70%) CISSP
8 19 (1.29%) MCSE
9 17 (1.16%) CISM
10 16 (1.09%) CCNA
11 15 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (0.82%) AWS Certification
12 12 (0.82%) CCIE
13 11 (0.75%) CCNP
13 11 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
14 10 (0.68%) DV Cleared
15 5 (0.34%) MCSA
15 5 (0.34%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.34%) PMP
15 5 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (5.11%) QA
2 27 (1.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.43%) GDPR
4 18 (1.23%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.95%) PMO
6 13 (0.89%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.41%) SLA
8 5 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.27%) COBIT
10 3 (0.20%) HL7
11 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.14%) GxP
12 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.068%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.068%) IFRS
12 1 (0.068%) ISO 22301
12 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.068%) P3O
12 1 (0.068%) PSD2
System Software
1 144 (9.81%) Active Directory
2 100 (6.81%) Docker
3 31 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (1.91%) XenApp
5 24 (1.63%) Hyper-V
6 19 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.68%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.41%) vSphere
11 5 (0.34%) KVM
11 5 (0.34%) NFS
11 5 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.20%) BIND 9
12 3 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (0.20%) Postfix
12 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.20%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 2 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 99 (6.74%) Terraform
2 75 (5.11%) Kubernetes
3 58 (3.95%) Ansible
4 53 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
5 38 (2.59%) Puppet
6 33 (2.25%) SCCM
7 31 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
8 13 (0.89%) Kibana
9 12 (0.82%) Data Guard
9 12 (0.82%) Nagios
10 11 (0.75%) logstash
11 10 (0.68%) AirWatch
11 10 (0.68%) Mesos
11 10 (0.68%) SCOM
12 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.54%) CloudHub
14 6 (0.41%) WSUS
15 5 (0.34%) Marathon
16 3 (0.20%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
16 3 (0.20%) rkt
Vendors
1 314 (21.39%) Microsoft
2 183 (12.47%) Oracle
3 86 (5.86%) SAP
4 80 (5.45%) Google
5 67 (4.56%) VMware
6 66 (4.50%) Salesforce.com
7 60 (4.09%) Citrix
8 56 (3.81%) Splunk
9 50 (3.41%) Dell
10 41 (2.79%) ServiceNow
11 38 (2.59%) Cisco
12 30 (2.04%) Workday
13 25 (1.70%) Red Hat
14 22 (1.50%) IBM
15 19 (1.29%) MuleSoft
16 18 (1.23%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.23%) Hyperion
17 12 (0.82%) CheckPoint
18 10 (0.68%) Apple
18 10 (0.68%) Micro Focus