Period
to

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 4 July 2022 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
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 108 124 153
Rank change year-on-year +16 +29 +39
Contract jobs citing SaaS 2,156 1,440 730
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.41% 2.17% 1.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.70% 6.04% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,649 1,021 505
10th Percentile £405 £388 £363
25th Percentile £475 £440 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £580 £540 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £675 £619 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £570 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +8.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 3
10th Percentile £34.50 £12.50 £62.30
25th Percentile £36.25 £14.00 £62.75
Median hourly rate £40.25 £21.00 £64.00
Median % change year-on-year +91.67% -67.19% -20.00%
75th Percentile £50.31 £51.06 £69.88
90th Percentile £81.05 £75.25 £72.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.75 £28.00 £64.00
% change year-on-year +124.11% -56.25% -20.00%

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 32,199 23,858 12,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.95% 35.96% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,408 17,013 9,055
10th Percentile £345 £325 £308
25th Percentile £450 £413 £405
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £509 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.16% +1.70% -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £595
90th Percentile £745 £679 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £463
% change year-on-year +8.11% - +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 395 190
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.24 £12.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.75 £16.31
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.33% +7.50% -2.44%
75th Percentile £50.39 £45.00 £32.88
90th Percentile £67.50 £65.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.69
% change year-on-year -3.78% +1.57% +9.39%

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022.

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 4 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +11 1,752 £585 +11.43% 723
Work from Home +12 1,175 £575 +4.55% 409
London +39 1,025 £593 +7.73% 305
UK excluding London -4 659 £570 +8.57% 448
South East +1 194 £600 +4.35% 133
North of England -11 186 £525 - 116
Midlands 0 115 £550 +22.22% 79
North West +17 110 £550 +5.77% 68
West Midlands -2 89 £575 +27.78% 49
Scotland +17 78 £566 +7.81% 24
Yorkshire -18 69 £525 +2.44% 42
South West -27 49 £563 +25.00% 40
East of England -31 28 £675 +28.57% 42
East Midlands -10 26 £494 +6.18% 30
North East -12 12 £515 -10.43% 6
Wales -15 8 £513 -14.58% 7

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, 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.

1 798 (37.01%) Azure
2 688 (31.91%) PaaS
3 654 (30.33%) Agile
4 510 (23.65%) Finance
5 484 (22.45%) AWS
6 480 (22.26%) IaaS
7 450 (20.87%) DevOps
8 440 (20.41%) Social Skills
9 416 (19.29%) Microsoft
10 290 (13.45%) SQL
11 270 (12.52%) Migration
12 267 (12.38%) Microservices
13 263 (12.20%) CI/CD
14 260 (12.06%) Windows
15 256 (11.87%) Oracle
16 222 (10.30%) Kubernetes
17 213 (9.88%) Linux
18 203 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
18 203 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
19 196 (9.09%) .NET
20 190 (8.81%) Firewall
21 185 (8.58%) Scrum
22 184 (8.53%) JavaScript
23 183 (8.49%) Java
23 183 (8.49%) Python
23 183 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
24 176 (8.16%) Azure DevOps
25 175 (8.12%) SAP
26 170 (7.88%) Terraform
27 169 (7.84%) ERP

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 73 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 56 (2.60%) Confluence
3 23 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
4 21 (0.97%) Apache
5 17 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 17 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 17 (0.79%) Sitefinity
5 17 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 15 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 12 (0.56%) CMS
7 12 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (0.51%) nginx
9 9 (0.42%) Apache Spark
10 6 (0.28%) IIS
10 6 (0.28%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.28%) WordPress
11 5 (0.23%) SAS
12 4 (0.19%) Headless CMS
12 4 (0.19%) NServiceBus
13 3 (0.14%) Traefik
Applications
1 39 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
4 13 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.28%) Sketch
7 5 (0.23%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.23%) Marvel
8 4 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.14%) InVision
9 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.093%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.046%) InDesign
11 1 (0.046%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.046%) Revit
11 1 (0.046%) Snagit
11 1 (0.046%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 58 (2.69%) NetSuite
2 52 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 35 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
4 23 (1.07%) SAP S/4HANA
5 12 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
6 9 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
7 8 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 7 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 7 (0.32%) SAP ERP
9 6 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 5 (0.23%) Workfront
11 4 (0.19%) Eloqua
11 4 (0.19%) SAP BPC
11 4 (0.19%) SAP CRM
11 4 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 4 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
11 4 (0.19%) Shopify
11 4 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 798 (37.01%) Azure
2 688 (31.91%) PaaS
3 484 (22.45%) AWS
4 480 (22.26%) IaaS
5 176 (8.16%) Azure DevOps
6 131 (6.08%) Serverless
7 124 (5.75%) Microsoft 365
8 116 (5.38%) Power Platform
9 104 (4.82%) GCP
10 87 (4.04%) Azure Active Directory
11 80 (3.71%) Dynamics 365
12 73 (3.39%) GitHub
13 68 (3.15%) PowerApps
14 60 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
15 58 (2.69%) AWS CloudFormation
16 57 (2.64%) Azure Logic Apps
17 55 (2.55%) Azure AKS
18 48 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
19 40 (1.86%) Azure Functions
20 37 (1.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 190 (8.81%) Firewall
2 101 (4.68%) Network Security
3 79 (3.66%) DNS
4 68 (3.15%) VPN
5 63 (2.92%) Internet
6 61 (2.83%) WAN
7 49 (2.27%) LAN
8 44 (2.04%) DMZ
9 42 (1.95%) TCP/IP
10 31 (1.44%) HTTP
11 23 (1.07%) SSL
11 23 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (1.02%) OSPF
13 19 (0.88%) IPsec
14 18 (0.83%) SAN
14 18 (0.83%) SNMP
14 18 (0.83%) TACACS
14 18 (0.83%) Wireless
14 18 (0.83%) X.509
15 16 (0.74%) IKE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
3 46 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 45 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 41 (1.90%) MySQL
6 41 (1.90%) Power BI
7 38 (1.76%) MongoDB
8 28 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (1.16%) Azure SQL Database
11 22 (1.02%) DynamoDB
12 20 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (0.93%) Tableau
13 19 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
13 19 (0.88%) SAP HANA
14 16 (0.74%) Data Lake
14 16 (0.74%) Oracle Database
15 15 (0.70%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.60%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 131 (6.08%) Jenkins
2 130 (6.03%) Git (software)
3 109 (5.06%) JIRA
4 47 (2.18%) Postman
5 44 (2.04%) GitLab
6 38 (1.76%) SoapUI
7 28 (1.30%) Selenium
8 26 (1.21%) TeamCity
9 21 (0.97%) Artifactory
10 18 (0.83%) Cypress.io
11 17 (0.79%) SonarQube
12 15 (0.70%) JMeter
13 11 (0.51%) Bitbucket
14 9 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
15 8 (0.37%) Bitbucket Server
15 8 (0.37%) Jasmine
15 8 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
15 8 (0.37%) Locust
15 8 (0.37%) PowerDesigner
16 7 (0.32%) Moq
General
1 510 (23.65%) Finance
2 440 (20.41%) Social Skills
3 183 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
4 157 (7.28%) Public Sector
5 125 (5.80%) Banking
6 85 (3.94%) Retail
7 79 (3.66%) Marketing
8 56 (2.60%) Telecoms
9 53 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
10 48 (2.23%) Legal
11 45 (2.09%) Presentation Skills
12 37 (1.72%) Manufacturing
13 34 (1.58%) Documentation Skills
14 29 (1.35%) Law
15 26 (1.21%) Electronics
16 23 (1.07%) Back Office
17 22 (1.02%) Advertising
18 20 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
19 19 (0.88%) Front Office
20 18 (0.83%) Games
Job Titles
1 649 (30.10%) Architect
2 271 (12.57%) Solutions Architect
3 227 (10.53%) Developer
4 181 (8.40%) Analyst
5 151 (7.00%) Project Manager
6 114 (5.29%) Security Architect
7 102 (4.73%) Business Analyst
8 99 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
9 93 (4.31%) Infrastructure Architect
10 81 (3.76%) Consultant
11 75 (3.48%) Azure Engineer
12 68 (3.15%) Azure Architect
13 67 (3.11%) Security Engineer
14 65 (3.01%) DevOps Engineer
15 58 (2.69%) AWS Architect
16 48 (2.23%) Technical Architect
17 45 (2.09%) .NET Developer
18 44 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 41 (1.90%) Designer
20 39 (1.81%) Oracle Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (9.09%) .NET
2 136 (6.31%) REST
3 100 (4.64%) AngularJS
4 95 (4.41%) Web Services
5 94 (4.36%) Middleware
6 92 (4.27%) JSON
7 91 (4.22%) CSS
8 90 (4.17%) Node.js
9 83 (3.85%) HTML
10 82 (3.80%) SOAP
11 78 (3.62%) React
11 78 (3.62%) XML
12 59 (2.74%) .NET Core
13 52 (2.41%) Oracle Fusion
14 51 (2.37%) Kafka
15 46 (2.13%) SAML
16 43 (1.99%) RESTful
17 41 (1.90%) ASP.NET
17 41 (1.90%) XSLT
18 38 (1.76%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 104 (4.82%) Private Cloud
1 104 (4.82%) Public Cloud
2 100 (4.64%) Cloud Native
3 98 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 96 (4.45%) Data Centre
5 84 (3.90%) Management Information System
6 81 (3.76%) User Experience
7 60 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 54 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
9 45 (2.09%) PKI
10 39 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
11 37 (1.72%) Low-Code
12 30 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 26 (1.21%) Legacy Systems
14 24 (1.11%) Legacy Applications
15 23 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (1.02%) Data Structures
17 21 (0.97%) IoT
18 18 (0.83%) Virtual Team
19 15 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 260 (12.06%) Windows
2 213 (9.88%) Linux
3 111 (5.15%) Windows Server
4 99 (4.59%) Unix
5 34 (1.58%) Android
6 27 (1.25%) Apple iOS
7 23 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (0.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 17 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.70%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.42%) VMS
11 9 (0.42%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (0.28%) CentOS
14 5 (0.23%) HPUX
15 4 (0.19%) Solaris
15 4 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 654 (30.33%) Agile
2 450 (20.87%) DevOps
3 270 (12.52%) Migration
4 267 (12.38%) Microservices
5 263 (12.20%) CI/CD
6 203 (9.42%) Cybersecurity
6 203 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 185 (8.58%) Scrum
8 169 (7.84%) ERP
9 166 (7.70%) Project Management
10 155 (7.19%) Project Delivery
11 146 (6.77%) Infrastructure as Code
12 143 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
12 143 (6.63%) Test Automation
13 139 (6.45%) CRM
13 139 (6.45%) TOGAF
14 131 (6.08%) Analytics
15 128 (5.94%) SDLC
16 127 (5.89%) Waterfall
17 120 (5.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 290 (13.45%) SQL
2 184 (8.53%) JavaScript
3 183 (8.49%) Java
3 183 (8.49%) Python
4 162 (7.51%) C#
5 140 (6.49%) PowerShell
6 83 (3.85%) TypeScript
7 71 (3.29%) Bash
8 42 (1.95%) PL/SQL
9 37 (1.72%) C
10 33 (1.53%) Go
11 32 (1.48%) Ruby
11 32 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 32 (1.48%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.30%) VB.NET
13 27 (1.25%) Perl
13 27 (1.25%) PHP
14 15 (0.70%) Groovy
15 12 (0.56%) Kotlin
16 10 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 166 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 130 (6.03%) SC Cleared
3 98 (4.55%) Degree
4 63 (2.92%) CISSP
5 37 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
7 25 (1.16%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 24 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 23 (1.07%) CISA
10 21 (0.97%) CISM
10 21 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (0.65%) CCSK
13 14 (0.65%) CRISC
13 14 (0.65%) GIAC
13 14 (0.65%) PMI Certification
14 12 (0.56%) SANS
15 11 (0.51%) CCSP
16 10 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (5.15%) QA
2 91 (4.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (2.60%) NIST
4 53 (2.46%) GDPR
5 23 (1.07%) NCSC
6 21 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.93%) SLA
8 18 (0.83%) NIST 800
9 17 (0.79%) PCI DSS
10 16 (0.74%) PMO
11 15 (0.70%) MiFID
12 14 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 13 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 12 (0.56%) RMADS
15 10 (0.46%) Accessibility
15 10 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
15 10 (0.46%) GRC
16 7 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
17 6 (0.28%) ITGC
18 4 (0.19%) GxP
System Software
1 163 (7.56%) Docker
2 157 (7.28%) Active Directory
3 114 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
5 30 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 27 (1.25%) XenApp
7 21 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (0.93%) vSphere
9 18 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (0.74%) vCloud
12 7 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.32%) VMware NSX
13 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.19%) NFS
14 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.14%) Samba
16 1 (0.046%) Firmware
16 1 (0.046%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 1 (0.046%) Xen
Systems Management
1 222 (10.30%) Kubernetes
2 170 (7.88%) Terraform
3 86 (3.99%) Ansible
4 42 (1.95%) Single Sign-On
5 29 (1.35%) SCCM
6 27 (1.25%) Grafana
7 26 (1.21%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 24 (1.11%) Prometheus
8 24 (1.11%) SCOM
9 20 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (0.74%) Kibana
11 14 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (0.46%) Consul
12 10 (0.46%) logstash
13 9 (0.42%) Puppet
14 8 (0.37%) CASB
14 8 (0.37%) Packer
15 7 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.28%) Nessus
16 6 (0.28%) Opsgenie
Vendors
1 416 (19.29%) Microsoft
2 256 (11.87%) Oracle
3 175 (8.12%) SAP
4 164 (7.61%) VMware
5 155 (7.19%) Salesforce.com
6 87 (4.04%) Citrix
7 72 (3.34%) ServiceNow
8 69 (3.20%) Google
9 50 (2.32%) Cisco
10 33 (1.53%) IBM
10 33 (1.53%) Splunk
11 32 (1.48%) Workday
12 31 (1.44%) Sitecore
13 23 (1.07%) Adobe
14 22 (1.02%) Informatica
14 22 (1.02%) Red Hat
15 21 (0.97%) MuleSoft
16 20 (0.93%) Palo Alto
17 19 (0.88%) CA
18 18 (0.83%) Pega