Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 180 229 248
Rank change year-on-year +49 +19 +80
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,513 1,124 1,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.37% 6.41% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,002 774 762
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £350 £333 £313
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £489 £404
% change year-on-year +2.30% +21.05% -10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £21.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.79% -51.14% +20.55%
10th Percentile £12.73 £17.60 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.78 £38.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £35.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -30.71% -4.11% +3.55%

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 23,744 17,543 12,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.22% 17.64% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,374 12,183 8,338
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £281
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 229 165
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.04% -1.97% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £55.25 £54.55 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +53 1,381 £525 +5.00% 718
UK excluding London +58 792 £500 +2.30% 469
London +35 688 £538 +5.13% 303
South East +49 245 £525 +2.94% 140
Midlands +32 155 £464 -7.25% 75
North of England -7 146 £500 +11.11% 104
West Midlands +29 123 £470 +2.17% 49
South West +16 89 £400 -20.00% 60
Scotland +46 72 £520 +57.58% 24
Yorkshire -8 64 £475 +5.56% 21
East of England +20 57 £500 +17.65% 36
North West +7 57 £500 -4.76% 66
Wales +5 29 £625 +71.23% 12
North East -5 25 £475 +18.75% 17
East Midlands -13 24 £488 -7.14% 26
Northern Ireland +23 3 £510 - 18

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 604 (39.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 582 (38.47%) PaaS
3 552 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
4 495 (32.72%) IaaS
5 415 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
6 400 (26.44%) Microsoft
7 329 (21.74%) DevOps
8 287 (18.97%) Finance
9 221 (14.61%) JavaScript
10 199 (13.15%) .NET
11 198 (13.09%) SQL
12 194 (12.82%) Web Services
13 182 (12.03%) Windows
14 173 (11.43%) C#
15 171 (11.30%) Java
16 163 (10.77%) Scrum
17 154 (10.18%) Linux
17 154 (10.18%) Jenkins
18 153 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
19 151 (9.98%) Office 365
19 151 (9.98%) Migration
20 149 (9.85%) Oracle
21 144 (9.52%) Microservices
22 139 (9.19%) Public Cloud
23 138 (9.12%) Firewall
23 138 (9.12%) Active Directory
24 131 (8.66%) Open Source
25 122 (8.06%) Test Automation
26 121 (8.00%) SQL Server
27 120 (7.93%) Banking

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 55 (3.64%) Confluence
2 54 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 30 (1.98%) IIS
4 25 (1.65%) Mule
5 22 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 22 (1.45%) NServiceBus
6 21 (1.39%) Apache Spark
7 18 (1.19%) Apache
7 18 (1.19%) Mule ESB
8 17 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 16 (1.06%) CMS
10 14 (0.93%) Anypoint
11 12 (0.79%) JBoss
11 12 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 10 (0.66%) WebLogic
13 9 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 8 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 8 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.53%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.33%) nginx
Applications
1 60 (3.97%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.26%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.13%) SPSS
9 1 (0.066%) InVision
9 1 (0.066%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 40 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.65%) NetSuite
3 14 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
4 13 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
5 11 (0.73%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 10 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
7 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
7 9 (0.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 9 (0.59%) Sentinel
8 8 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
8 8 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
9 7 (0.46%) Workday HCM
10 5 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
11 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.26%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.20%) Maximo
12 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
13 2 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 604 (39.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 582 (38.47%) PaaS
3 495 (32.72%) IaaS
4 415 (27.43%) Amazon AWS
5 151 (9.98%) Office 365
6 83 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
7 66 (4.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 64 (4.23%) Google Cloud Platform
9 48 (3.17%) Serverless
10 41 (2.71%) Boomi
11 38 (2.51%) Dynamics 365
12 37 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 36 (2.38%) GitHub
14 34 (2.25%) OpenShift
15 31 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
16 30 (1.98%) Datadog
17 24 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
18 23 (1.52%) Amazon S3
19 22 (1.45%) Amazon SQS
19 22 (1.45%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 138 (9.12%) Firewall
2 94 (6.21%) VPN
3 77 (5.09%) DNS
4 56 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.84%) WAN
6 37 (2.45%) LAN
7 30 (1.98%) SSL
8 26 (1.72%) Internet
9 23 (1.52%) ICMP
9 23 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
10 22 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
10 22 (1.45%) Network Security
10 22 (1.45%) Skype
11 20 (1.32%) HTTP
12 17 (1.12%) NetScaler
12 17 (1.12%) WLAN
13 14 (0.93%) SAN
13 14 (0.93%) Wireless
14 12 (0.79%) Unified Communications
15 11 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.83%) MongoDB
3 49 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 45 (2.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 42 (2.78%) Big Data
6 41 (2.71%) MySQL
7 31 (2.05%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 29 (1.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 27 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
11 26 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.65%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
14 19 (1.26%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 15 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 10 (0.66%) Power BI
17 9 (0.59%) Data Lake
17 9 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 154 (10.18%) Jenkins
2 108 (7.14%) JIRA
3 96 (6.35%) Visual Studio Team System
4 80 (5.29%) Git (software)
5 51 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 43 (2.84%) Selenium
7 40 (2.64%) Bitbucket
8 39 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 34 (2.25%) Maven
10 32 (2.12%) Cucumber
11 31 (2.05%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
13 25 (1.65%) GitLab
14 20 (1.32%) Artifactory
14 20 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 20 (1.32%) IBM UrbanCode
14 20 (1.32%) Pylint
15 19 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
16 15 (0.99%) Zephyr
17 14 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 287 (18.97%) Finance
2 120 (7.93%) Banking
3 59 (3.90%) Retail
4 49 (3.24%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.58%) Law
6 28 (1.85%) Marketing
7 27 (1.78%) Legal
8 20 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 17 (1.12%) Billing
10 10 (0.66%) Publishing
11 9 (0.59%) Front Office
11 9 (0.59%) German Language
12 8 (0.53%) Advertising
12 8 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.40%) Electronics
14 5 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.20%) Automotive
15 3 (0.20%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 384 (25.38%) Architect
2 279 (18.44%) Developer
3 148 (9.78%) Solutions Architect
4 113 (7.47%) Analyst
4 113 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 103 (6.81%) Consultant
6 98 (6.48%) Azure Architect
7 81 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 75 (4.96%) Cloud Architect
9 72 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 59 (3.90%) Azure Engineer
11 53 (3.50%) Cloud Engineer
12 49 (3.24%) AWS Engineer
13 42 (2.78%) .NET Developer
14 40 (2.64%) Security Architect
15 35 (2.31%) AWS DevOps
15 35 (2.31%) Senior Developer
16 34 (2.25%) Azure DevOps
17 33 (2.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 33 (2.18%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (13.15%) .NET
2 194 (12.82%) Web Services
3 111 (7.34%) HTML
4 99 (6.54%) JSON
5 95 (6.28%) REST
6 88 (5.82%) XML
7 83 (5.49%) Node.js
8 80 (5.29%) CSS
9 65 (4.30%) React
10 64 (4.23%) SOAP
11 61 (4.03%) ASP.NET
11 61 (4.03%) RESTful
12 55 (3.64%) Spring
13 52 (3.44%) AngularJS
14 49 (3.24%) SAML
15 48 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
16 46 (3.04%) OAuth
16 46 (3.04%) Redux
17 35 (2.31%) jQuery
18 34 (2.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 139 (9.19%) Public Cloud
2 109 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.42%) User Experience
4 54 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 52 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
6 50 (3.30%) Data Centre
7 40 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
10 26 (1.72%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.72%) Private Cloud
11 24 (1.59%) Fintech
12 21 (1.39%) Cloud Native
13 20 (1.32%) Data Structures
14 19 (1.26%) Hedge funds
14 19 (1.26%) PKI
15 14 (0.93%) Replication
16 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Licensing
17 11 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 10 (0.66%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 182 (12.03%) Windows
2 154 (10.18%) Linux
3 95 (6.28%) Windows Server
4 58 (3.83%) Unix
5 39 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (2.58%) Windows 10
6 26 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (1.65%) Ubuntu
8 22 (1.45%) Android
9 18 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 12 (0.79%) AIX
11 11 (0.73%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.59%) CentOS
13 7 (0.46%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 5 (0.33%) Mesosphere
14 5 (0.33%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.26%) HPUX
15 4 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (36.48%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (21.74%) DevOps
3 163 (10.77%) Scrum
4 153 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (9.98%) Migration
6 144 (9.52%) Microservices
7 131 (8.66%) Open Source
8 122 (8.06%) Test Automation
9 106 (7.01%) Problem-Solving
10 102 (6.74%) TDD
11 99 (6.54%) ITIL
12 97 (6.41%) TOGAF
13 94 (6.21%) Project Management
14 91 (6.01%) SDLC
15 90 (5.95%) ERP
16 89 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
17 87 (5.75%) CRM
18 86 (5.68%) Mentoring
19 74 (4.89%) SOA
20 73 (4.82%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 221 (14.61%) JavaScript
2 198 (13.09%) SQL
3 173 (11.43%) C#
4 171 (11.30%) Java
5 110 (7.27%) Python
6 93 (6.15%) PowerShell
7 41 (2.71%) Bash Shell
8 29 (1.92%) C
9 27 (1.78%) PHP
10 26 (1.72%) Ruby
11 23 (1.52%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.26%) Java 8
12 19 (1.26%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.93%) Perl
14 13 (0.86%) Shell Script
15 12 (0.79%) Objective-C
16 11 (0.73%) Apple Swift
16 11 (0.73%) Scala
17 10 (0.66%) Groovy
18 9 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (7.87%) Security Cleared
2 87 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.50%) Degree
4 41 (2.71%) CISSP
5 17 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (1.12%) CISM
5 17 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.12%) TOGAF Certification
6 13 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 12 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (0.79%) CCNP
7 12 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.66%) CCIE
9 7 (0.46%) MCSE
10 6 (0.40%) CCNA
10 6 (0.40%) MCP
11 5 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.33%) SSCP
12 4 (0.26%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.37%) QA
2 28 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.45%) GDPR
4 15 (0.99%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.93%) PMO
6 13 (0.86%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.79%) SLA
8 11 (0.73%) FedRAMP
9 10 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.66%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.33%) Government Security Classifications
11 3 (0.20%) HL7
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.13%) WCAG
13 1 (0.066%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.066%) PSD2
13 1 (0.066%) SEPA
System Software
1 138 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 116 (7.67%) Docker
3 24 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
4 23 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (1.19%) XenApp
6 16 (1.06%) Hyper-V
7 14 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.33%) KVM
10 5 (0.33%) NFS
11 4 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 3 (0.20%) BIND 9
12 3 (0.20%) Postfix
12 3 (0.20%) Shibboleth
12 3 (0.20%) vSphere
13 2 (0.13%) pfSense
13 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 113 (7.47%) Terraform
2 112 (7.40%) Ansible
3 108 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 73 (4.82%) Puppet
5 60 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.71%) Single Sign-On
7 28 (1.85%) SCCM
8 22 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 22 (1.45%) Nagios
9 15 (0.99%) Kibana
10 14 (0.93%) CloudHub
11 13 (0.86%) Mesos
12 11 (0.73%) logstash
13 10 (0.66%) CASB
14 9 (0.59%) HockeyApp
14 9 (0.59%) Marathon
15 8 (0.53%) Data Guard
15 8 (0.53%) SCOM
16 6 (0.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 5 (0.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 400 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 149 (9.85%) Oracle
3 84 (5.55%) Google
4 65 (4.30%) Splunk
5 58 (3.83%) SAP
6 53 (3.50%) VMware
7 47 (3.11%) Cisco
8 45 (2.97%) Dell
9 42 (2.78%) Citrix
10 39 (2.58%) Salesforce.com
10 39 (2.58%) ServiceNow
11 32 (2.12%) IBM
12 30 (1.98%) Workday
13 28 (1.85%) New Relic
13 28 (1.85%) Red Hat
14 23 (1.52%) AppDynamics
15 22 (1.45%) Apple
16 19 (1.26%) MuleSoft
17 17 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 17 (1.12%) Okta