Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 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)
UK
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 182 224
Rank change year-on-year +43 +42 +58
Contract jobs citing SaaS 826 1,411 1,270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.57% 1.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.04% 5.67% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 1,006 901
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £338 £325
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £464
% change year-on-year - +7.76% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 £76.25 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.10% +369.23% -60.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £80.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +627.27% -74.86%

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 13,670 24,866 21,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.24% 27.66% 21.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,090 17,061 14,524
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 312 307
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.68% +15.79% +5.56%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £54.88 £56.25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £16.76
% change year-on-year +15.00% +19.33% -3.62%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS.

Hourly rate trend for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SaaS over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 17 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 3 June 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
England +43 750 £525 - 293
UK excluding London +37 396 £500 - 203
London +51 385 £550 - 100
South East -1 116 £575 +18.73% 58
North of England +66 97 £450 -12.83% 65
Work from Home +27 75 £525 -4.55% 61
South West +36 58 £508 +19.41% 28
Midlands +28 48 £406 -17.51% 27
Scotland +22 43 £450 +1.41% 6
Yorkshire +52 36 £500 -4.31% 27
West Midlands +10 33 £388 -18.42% 11
North West +41 32 £513 +2.50% 22
East of England +61 30 £475 -5.00% 16
North East +46 29 £433 -15.61% 16
East Midlands +44 15 £444 -11.25% 16
Wales -11 5 £575 +4.55% 3
Northern Ireland +14 1 £413 -19.51% 1

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 with a requirement for SaaS.

1 322 (38.98%) Azure
2 302 (36.56%) PaaS
3 272 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
4 203 (24.58%) IaaS
5 201 (24.33%) DevOps
6 196 (23.73%) AWS
7 175 (21.19%) Microsoft
8 145 (17.55%) Finance
9 139 (16.83%) Security Cleared
10 137 (16.59%) SQL
10 137 (16.59%) Windows
11 128 (15.50%) JavaScript
11 128 (15.50%) Migration
12 124 (15.01%) Oracle
13 122 (14.77%) Public Sector
14 121 (14.65%) Docker
15 118 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 115 (13.92%) Java
17 107 (12.95%) Web Services
18 100 (12.11%) Microservices
19 99 (11.99%) ERP
20 94 (11.38%) .NET
21 91 (11.02%) Active Directory
21 91 (11.02%) Kubernetes
22 89 (10.77%) C#
23 88 (10.65%) Firewall
24 84 (10.17%) SQL Server
25 79 (9.56%) Office 365
26 78 (9.44%) DNS
27 77 (9.32%) Linux

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 (4.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (4.12%) WebLogic
3 29 (3.51%) Apache
4 28 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 26 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.03%) Confluence
7 15 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (1.57%) Apache Solr
8 13 (1.57%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.21%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.09%) CMS
10 9 (1.09%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.48%) Anypoint
12 4 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.36%) JBoss
14 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.24%) nginx
15 1 (0.12%) Drupal
15 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.73%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.24%) UserZoom
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.12%) Sketch
7 1 (0.12%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 31 (3.75%) Oracle ERP
2 26 (3.15%) NetSuite
3 25 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
4 12 (1.45%) Oracle Payables
4 12 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
6 8 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.85%) Oracle Cash Management
8 6 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.61%) SAP ERP
10 4 (0.48%) CA PPM
11 3 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.36%) Magento
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Assets
11 3 (0.36%) Shopify
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 2 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 322 (38.98%) Azure
2 302 (36.56%) PaaS
3 203 (24.58%) IaaS
4 196 (23.73%) AWS
5 79 (9.56%) Office 365
6 52 (6.30%) GCP
7 46 (5.57%) Serverless
8 28 (3.39%) Dynamics 365
9 27 (3.27%) AWS Lambda
10 25 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 22 (2.66%) Amazon S3
12 20 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
13 19 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (2.18%) Power Platform
15 17 (2.06%) Amazon ELB
15 17 (2.06%) GitHub
15 17 (2.06%) OpenShift
16 15 (1.82%) Amazon EKS
17 14 (1.69%) Azure Functions
17 14 (1.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 88 (10.65%) Firewall
2 78 (9.44%) DNS
3 43 (5.21%) VPN
4 41 (4.96%) Network Security
5 30 (3.63%) DMZ
6 27 (3.27%) WAN
7 22 (2.66%) LAN
7 22 (2.66%) X.509
8 21 (2.54%) Skype
9 17 (2.06%) SSL
9 17 (2.06%) TCP/IP
10 14 (1.69%) HTTP
10 14 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (1.09%) MPLS
11 9 (1.09%) OSPF
12 8 (0.97%) BGP
12 8 (0.97%) Wireless
13 7 (0.85%) DHCP
14 6 (0.73%) Kerberos
14 6 (0.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.75%) NoSQL
3 29 (3.51%) Big Data
4 28 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 23 (2.78%) MongoDB
6 21 (2.54%) Oracle ODI
7 16 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 15 (1.82%) Power BI
9 14 (1.69%) MySQL
9 14 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (1.45%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.85%) Cosmos DB
13 7 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 67 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 61 (7.38%) Jenkins
3 47 (5.69%) JIRA
4 19 (2.30%) Selenium
4 19 (2.30%) Visual Studio
5 18 (2.18%) Postman
6 16 (1.94%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.82%) SoapUI
8 11 (1.33%) Subversion
8 11 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (1.21%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.09%) GitLab
11 8 (0.97%) Bitbucket
11 8 (0.97%) JUnit
11 8 (0.97%) webpack
12 7 (0.85%) Maven
13 6 (0.73%) Bitbucket Server
13 6 (0.73%) Hudson
13 6 (0.73%) TestCafe
14 5 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 145 (17.55%) Finance
2 122 (14.77%) Public Sector
3 49 (5.93%) Marketing
4 45 (5.45%) Telecoms
5 42 (5.08%) Manufacturing
6 36 (4.36%) Retail
7 33 (4.00%) Banking
8 27 (3.27%) Electronics
9 13 (1.57%) Law
10 12 (1.45%) Billing
11 11 (1.33%) General Ledger
12 10 (1.21%) French Language
13 8 (0.97%) Back Office
14 7 (0.85%) Legal
14 7 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.73%) Games
15 6 (0.73%) German Language
16 5 (0.61%) Advertising
16 5 (0.61%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 193 (23.37%) Developer
2 171 (20.70%) Architect
3 79 (9.56%) Consultant
4 63 (7.63%) Solutions Architect
5 41 (4.96%) Cloud Engineer
6 40 (4.84%) Analyst
7 36 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
8 34 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
8 34 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 33 (4.00%) Security Architect
10 29 (3.51%) .NET Developer
11 26 (3.15%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.15%) Cloud Developer
12 25 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (2.91%) Business Analyst
13 24 (2.91%) Office 365 Engineer
14 22 (2.66%) Azure Architect
15 20 (2.42%) React Developer
15 20 (2.42%) Technical Architect
15 20 (2.42%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (12.95%) Web Services
2 94 (11.38%) .NET
3 72 (8.72%) REST
4 62 (7.51%) HTML
5 61 (7.38%) Oracle Fusion
6 57 (6.90%) React
7 56 (6.78%) SAML
8 48 (5.81%) Node.js
9 47 (5.69%) CSS
10 46 (5.57%) XML
11 41 (4.96%) SOAP
12 40 (4.84%) AngularJS
13 38 (4.60%) JSON
14 33 (4.00%) Middleware
15 27 (3.27%) .NET Core
16 24 (2.91%) ASP.NET
17 23 (2.78%) XSLT
18 18 (2.18%) Vue.js
19 17 (2.06%) Kafka
19 17 (2.06%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 45 (5.45%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (5.33%) Public Cloud
3 31 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 26 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (2.42%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.42%) Private Cloud
9 20 (2.42%) Social Media
10 19 (2.30%) User Experience
11 10 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.85%) PKI
13 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.73%) Life Science
13 6 (0.73%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.73%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.61%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 137 (16.59%) Windows
2 77 (9.32%) Linux
3 65 (7.87%) Windows Server
4 44 (5.33%) Windows 10
5 31 (3.75%) Android
5 31 (3.75%) Apple iOS
6 17 (2.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (1.69%) Unix
7 14 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.61%) VMS
10 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.36%) CentOS
11 3 (0.36%) Debian
11 3 (0.36%) Solaris
11 3 (0.36%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.24%) AIX
12 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (24.33%) DevOps
3 128 (15.50%) Migration
4 100 (12.11%) Microservices
5 99 (11.99%) ERP
6 67 (8.11%) Scrum
7 61 (7.38%) Problem-Solving
8 60 (7.26%) SOA
9 55 (6.66%) CRM
9 55 (6.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 54 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
11 52 (6.30%) Cybersecurity
11 52 (6.30%) ITIL
12 51 (6.17%) Analytics
13 50 (6.05%) Continuous Integration
14 43 (5.21%) Open Source
15 42 (5.08%) Information Security
15 42 (5.08%) Unit Testing
16 41 (4.96%) Programme Management
16 41 (4.96%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 137 (16.59%) SQL
2 128 (15.50%) JavaScript
3 115 (13.92%) Java
4 89 (10.77%) C#
5 73 (8.84%) Python
6 65 (7.87%) PowerShell
7 36 (4.36%) Shell Script
8 31 (3.75%) PL/SQL
9 30 (3.63%) C
10 24 (2.91%) PHP
11 22 (2.66%) TypeScript
12 21 (2.54%) Ruby
13 19 (2.30%) Bash Shell
14 14 (1.69%) Perl
15 13 (1.57%) ES6
16 11 (1.33%) Java 8
17 8 (0.97%) C++
17 8 (0.97%) T-SQL
18 7 (0.85%) Scala
19 5 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (16.83%) Security Cleared
2 118 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 58 (7.02%) Degree
4 38 (4.60%) DV Cleared
5 34 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.33%) CISSP
8 8 (0.97%) PMI Certification
9 6 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.73%) MCSE
10 5 (0.61%) CISM
10 5 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.61%) MCITP
10 5 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.48%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.48%) PMP
12 3 (0.36%) ACCA
12 3 (0.36%) APMG
12 3 (0.36%) CIMA
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 44 (5.33%) GDPR
3 25 (3.03%) QA
4 17 (2.06%) SLA
5 15 (1.82%) Cyber Essentials
6 13 (1.57%) HIPAA
7 11 (1.33%) GxP
8 6 (0.73%) NIST
8 6 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.48%) BS7799
10 4 (0.48%) NCSC
11 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
12 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.12%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.12%) IFRS
12 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
12 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 121 (14.65%) Docker
2 91 (11.02%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (1.69%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.73%) OpenAM
6 5 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.48%) vSphere
7 4 (0.48%) XenApp
8 3 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.24%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.24%) NFS
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.24%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.12%) UAG
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 91 (11.02%) Kubernetes
2 61 (7.38%) Ansible
3 45 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
4 39 (4.72%) Terraform
5 31 (3.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (3.15%) SCCM
7 23 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (2.78%) Puppet
8 11 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 11 (1.33%) SCOM
8 11 (1.33%) WSUS
9 8 (0.97%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (0.73%) FreeIPA
11 5 (0.61%) Kibana
11 5 (0.61%) Nessus
11 5 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.48%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.48%) Grafana
12 4 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (0.48%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 175 (21.19%) Microsoft
2 124 (15.01%) Oracle
3 60 (7.26%) SAP
4 35 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
5 30 (3.63%) Cisco
6 28 (3.39%) Citrix
7 26 (3.15%) ServiceNow
7 26 (3.15%) VMware
8 24 (2.91%) Splunk
9 22 (2.66%) Google
10 17 (2.06%) AppDynamics
11 13 (1.57%) Workday
12 10 (1.21%) MuleSoft
13 9 (1.09%) Dell
13 9 (1.09%) Hyperion
13 9 (1.09%) Red Hat
13 9 (1.09%) Sparx
13 9 (1.09%) Symantec
14 8 (0.97%) Concur
14 8 (0.97%) JD Edwards