Period
to 4 August 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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 149 177 207
Rank change year-on-year +28 +30 +86
Contract jobs citing SaaS 619 1,437 1,371
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.58% 1.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.71% 5.54% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 998 940
Median daily rate £508 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £351 £340 £325
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £511 £475
% change year-on-year -2.20% +7.63% +9.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £64.00 £76.25 -
% change year-on-year -16.07% - -

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 10,840 25,930 22,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.27% 28.44% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,114 17,756 15,497
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.44%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £305
90th Percentile £680 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 375 339
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.05 £70.00 £72.75
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.98% +27.63% -

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 August 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 4 August 2020.

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 August 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 +32 558 £513 -2.38% 347
London +49 319 £525 -4.55% 116
UK excluding London +11 259 £500 -2.20% 255
Work from Home -6 85 £450 -18.18% 75
South East -27 77 £575 +15.00% 81
North of England +54 51 £463 -8.59% 77
South West +67 37 £473 +12.50% 27
Midlands +44 37 £431 -17.86% 34
Scotland +44 33 £475 +8.57% 15
North West +50 23 £476 -4.90% 26
East of England +73 21 £504 -8.20% 11
Yorkshire +50 21 £500 -4.76% 41
West Midlands +36 21 £425 -10.53% 13
East Midlands +46 16 £488 -7.14% 21
North East +30 7 £430 -0.29% 10
Wales +2 4 £600 +9.09% 10

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 243 (39.26%) PaaS
2 231 (37.32%) Azure
3 195 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (25.36%) IaaS
5 154 (24.88%) AWS
6 148 (23.91%) DevOps
7 133 (21.49%) Finance
8 128 (20.68%) Windows
9 127 (20.52%) Oracle
10 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
11 118 (19.06%) Security Cleared
12 108 (17.45%) SQL
13 107 (17.29%) SC Cleared
14 103 (16.64%) Migration
15 90 (14.54%) Java
16 89 (14.38%) JavaScript
17 86 (13.89%) Firewall
18 83 (13.41%) DNS
19 81 (13.09%) Microservices
20 80 (12.92%) Docker
20 80 (12.92%) Public Sector
21 77 (12.44%) Active Directory
22 73 (11.79%) Kubernetes
23 72 (11.63%) Linux
23 72 (11.63%) Web Services
24 69 (11.15%) Python
24 69 (11.15%) ERP
24 69 (11.15%) Windows Server
25 63 (10.18%) REST
26 62 (10.02%) SQL Server

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 37 (5.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 34 (5.49%) WebLogic
3 27 (4.36%) Apache
3 27 (4.36%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.39%) Confluence
5 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 15 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.94%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.94%) Apache Spark
8 10 (1.62%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.97%) JBoss
10 5 (0.81%) CMS
11 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.65%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.48%) NetWeaver
12 3 (0.48%) SAS
13 2 (0.32%) nginx
14 1 (0.16%) Kentico
14 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) UserZoom
5 1 (0.16%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 25 (4.04%) Oracle ERP
2 18 (2.91%) NetSuite
3 9 (1.45%) SAP S/4HANA
4 8 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.65%) CA PPM
5 4 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.48%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.48%) Magento
6 3 (0.48%) Shopify
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payroll
7 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.32%) Siebel CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 243 (39.26%) PaaS
2 231 (37.32%) Azure
3 157 (25.36%) IaaS
4 154 (24.88%) AWS
5 55 (8.89%) Office 365
6 43 (6.95%) GCP
7 28 (4.52%) Serverless
8 20 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (2.91%) GitHub
10 17 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (2.58%) AWS Lambda
11 16 (2.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 15 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (2.26%) Amazon S3
14 13 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
15 12 (1.94%) Power Platform
16 10 (1.62%) Amazon ELB
16 10 (1.62%) OpenShift
17 9 (1.45%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 86 (13.89%) Firewall
2 83 (13.41%) DNS
3 50 (8.08%) VPN
4 36 (5.82%) Network Security
5 32 (5.17%) DMZ
6 30 (4.85%) WAN
7 26 (4.20%) TCP/IP
8 23 (3.72%) Skype
9 19 (3.07%) X.509
10 18 (2.91%) LAN
11 17 (2.75%) SSL
12 15 (2.42%) HTTP
13 14 (2.26%) OSPF
14 11 (1.78%) DHCP
14 11 (1.78%) SNMP
14 11 (1.78%) Wireless
15 10 (1.62%) MPLS
16 9 (1.45%) Internet
16 9 (1.45%) Kerberos
16 9 (1.45%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.39%) Oracle ODI
3 20 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 20 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.91%) Big Data
4 18 (2.91%) NoSQL
5 16 (2.58%) Azure SQL Database
6 14 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.94%) Cosmos DB
9 11 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.78%) MySQL
9 11 (1.78%) Oracle Database
10 10 (1.62%) Power BI
11 9 (1.45%) Relational Database
12 8 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (1.13%) DB2
14 5 (0.81%) SAP HANA
14 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (8.56%) Jenkins
2 46 (7.43%) Git (software)
3 38 (6.14%) JIRA
4 21 (3.39%) Cucumber
5 17 (2.75%) Postman
5 17 (2.75%) Selenium
6 14 (2.26%) SoapUI
7 13 (2.10%) GitLab
8 10 (1.62%) Cypress.io
8 10 (1.62%) Subversion
8 10 (1.62%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.29%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.13%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.13%) Maven
10 7 (1.13%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.97%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (0.97%) Hudson
11 6 (0.97%) JUnit
11 6 (0.97%) webpack
12 5 (0.81%) Sourcetree
General
1 133 (21.49%) Finance
2 80 (12.92%) Public Sector
3 39 (6.30%) Banking
3 39 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 37 (5.98%) Manufacturing
5 32 (5.17%) Marketing
6 28 (4.52%) Retail
7 23 (3.72%) Electronics
8 14 (2.26%) Law
9 12 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (1.45%) Billing
11 8 (1.29%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.29%) Legal
12 6 (0.97%) Advertising
13 5 (0.81%) Back Office
13 5 (0.81%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.81%) German Language
13 5 (0.81%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.65%) French Language
14 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (20.03%) Developer
2 120 (19.39%) Architect
3 57 (9.21%) Consultant
4 45 (7.27%) Solutions Architect
5 38 (6.14%) Analyst
6 34 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 29 (4.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (4.36%) Cloud Architect
9 25 (4.04%) Security Architect
10 23 (3.72%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.55%) Azure Architect
12 20 (3.23%) Business Analyst
12 20 (3.23%) Cloud Developer
12 20 (3.23%) Technical Architect
13 19 (3.07%) .NET Developer
14 18 (2.91%) Office 365 Engineer
15 16 (2.58%) Software Engineer
16 15 (2.42%) React Developer
16 15 (2.42%) Security Engineer
17 14 (2.26%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.63%) Web Services
2 63 (10.18%) REST
3 58 (9.37%) Oracle Fusion
4 57 (9.21%) .NET
5 56 (9.05%) SAML
6 44 (7.11%) HTML
7 43 (6.95%) React
8 37 (5.98%) SOAP
9 36 (5.82%) CSS
10 33 (5.33%) Middleware
10 33 (5.33%) XML
11 28 (4.52%) JSON
12 27 (4.36%) AngularJS
13 24 (3.88%) XSLT
14 23 (3.72%) Node.js
15 17 (2.75%) .NET Core
15 17 (2.75%) ASP.NET
16 16 (2.58%) Kafka
17 15 (2.42%) .NET Framework
17 15 (2.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.36%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (4.36%) Public Cloud
3 23 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.75%) Data Centre
7 15 (2.42%) Cloud Native
8 14 (2.26%) Social Media
9 12 (1.94%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
10 11 (1.78%) User Experience
10 11 (1.78%) Virtual Team
11 10 (1.62%) Clustering
12 9 (1.45%) PKI
13 6 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.81%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 128 (20.68%) Windows
2 72 (11.63%) Linux
3 69 (11.15%) Windows Server
4 33 (5.33%) Windows 10
5 24 (3.88%) Unix
6 22 (3.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (1.13%) Android
10 7 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.81%) Solaris
11 5 (0.81%) VMS
11 5 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.65%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (31.50%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (23.91%) DevOps
3 103 (16.64%) Migration
4 81 (13.09%) Microservices
5 69 (11.15%) ERP
6 57 (9.21%) SOA
7 52 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
8 51 (8.24%) Problem-Solving
9 50 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
10 46 (7.43%) Scrum
11 44 (7.11%) Test Automation
12 42 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (6.79%) ITIL
13 41 (6.62%) Analytics
14 40 (6.46%) Open Source
14 40 (6.46%) Software Engineering
15 38 (6.14%) Information Security
16 33 (5.33%) Data Migration
16 33 (5.33%) High Availability
16 33 (5.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 108 (17.45%) SQL
2 90 (14.54%) Java
3 89 (14.38%) JavaScript
4 69 (11.15%) Python
5 58 (9.37%) PowerShell
6 55 (8.89%) C#
7 39 (6.30%) C
8 37 (5.98%) Shell Script
9 26 (4.20%) Bash Shell
10 24 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.26%) TypeScript
12 12 (1.94%) PHP
12 12 (1.94%) Ruby
13 10 (1.62%) Perl
13 10 (1.62%) Scala
14 6 (0.97%) ES6
14 6 (0.97%) Java 8
15 5 (0.81%) Groovy
15 5 (0.81%) R
15 5 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 107 (17.29%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.30%) Degree
4 33 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 19 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.97%) PMI Certification
8 5 (0.81%) CISSP
9 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.65%) MCSE
9 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
10 3 (0.48%) AAT
10 3 (0.48%) ACCA
10 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.48%) CIMA
10 3 (0.48%) CISA
10 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (6.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 34 (5.49%) GDPR
3 23 (3.72%) QA
4 15 (2.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 13 (2.10%) HIPAA
5 13 (2.10%) SLA
6 6 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.97%) GxP
7 5 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.48%) COBIT
8 3 (0.48%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.32%) ITGC
9 2 (0.32%) NCSC
9 2 (0.32%) PMO
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.16%) IFRS
10 1 (0.16%) NIST
10 1 (0.16%) NIST 800
System Software
1 80 (12.92%) Docker
2 77 (12.44%) Active Directory
3 19 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 10 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.97%) OpenAM
6 6 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.81%) XenApp
8 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.32%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.16%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 73 (11.79%) Kubernetes
2 45 (7.27%) Ansible
2 45 (7.27%) Single Sign-On
3 31 (5.01%) Terraform
4 26 (4.20%) SCCM
5 25 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.72%) Puppet
7 10 (1.62%) WSUS
8 9 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (0.97%) FreeIPA
9 6 (0.97%) SCOM
10 5 (0.81%) Grafana
11 4 (0.65%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (0.65%) Kibana
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.65%) Nagios
12 3 (0.48%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.48%) Control-M
Vendors
1 127 (20.52%) Oracle
2 122 (19.71%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.59%) SAP
4 26 (4.20%) Splunk
5 24 (3.88%) Cisco
5 24 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (3.88%) ServiceNow
6 20 (3.23%) VMware
7 18 (2.91%) Citrix
8 14 (2.26%) Google
9 10 (1.62%) IBM
10 9 (1.45%) Talend
10 9 (1.45%) Workday
11 8 (1.29%) Cognizant
11 8 (1.29%) Dell
12 7 (1.13%) AppDynamics
12 7 (1.13%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.97%) CA
13 6 (0.97%) SaltStack
13 6 (0.97%) Tableau