Period
to 20 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 238 306
Rank change year-on-year +20 +68 +67
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,239 1,023 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.07% 0.78%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.70% 8.48% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 861 784 530
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.10% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £305
90th Percentile £663 £650 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £485 £420 £450
% change year-on-year +15.48% -6.67% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 9
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.41% +16.44% +46.00%
10th Percentile £17.60 £13.42 £22.49
90th Percentile £38.70 £50.00 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% - +46.00%

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 18,499 12,065 7,883
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.22% 12.66% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,814 8,351 5,450
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £275
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 169 122
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.55 £19.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.85% -7.08% -11.30%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.10 £55.55 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.06 £19.50
% change year-on-year -0.35% -12.49% -2.53%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 +13 1,174 £500 +11.11% 667
London +32 633 £513 +7.89% 310
UK excluding London +11 572 £485 +15.48% 386
South East +7 194 £500 +12.68% 114
North of England -11 150 £450 +15.76% 89
Midlands +50 110 £500 +25.00% 54
West Midlands +32 63 £475 +15.15% 30
Yorkshire +38 60 £450 -10.00% 19
North West -13 54 £500 +33.33% 61
East Midlands +26 47 £525 +55.56% 24
South West +19 38 £500 +17.65% 43
Scotland +1 37 £388 -3.13% 15
North East -20 37 £400 +1.27% 9
East of England -5 36 £425 +7.94% 56
Northern Ireland - 7 - - 10
Wales -6 3 £475 +15.15% 5

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, 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.

1 449 (36.24%) PaaS
2 434 (35.03%) IaaS
3 430 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
4 363 (29.30%) Amazon AWS
5 347 (28.01%) Microsoft Azure
6 244 (19.69%) Microsoft
7 218 (17.59%) Finance
8 202 (16.30%) DevOps
9 155 (12.51%) JavaScript
10 149 (12.03%) Web Services
11 138 (11.14%) ITIL
12 136 (10.98%) Linux
12 136 (10.98%) Java
13 135 (10.90%) Project Management
14 131 (10.57%) Windows
15 122 (9.85%) Migration
16 121 (9.77%) Oracle
17 118 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
18 116 (9.36%) SQL
19 114 (9.20%) HTML
20 109 (8.80%) TOGAF
21 108 (8.72%) CSS
22 102 (8.23%) Change Management
23 100 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
24 97 (7.83%) CRM
25 95 (7.67%) Docker
25 95 (7.67%) Open Source
26 93 (7.51%) Scrum
27 92 (7.43%) Firewall
27 92 (7.43%) SDLC

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 24 (1.94%) Confluence
2 23 (1.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 22 (1.78%) Apache Spark
4 20 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.21%) CMS
6 14 (1.13%) Skype for Business
7 12 (0.97%) OpenStack
7 12 (0.97%) SAS
7 12 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.89%) Apache
9 8 (0.65%) IIS
9 8 (0.65%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.56%) JBoss
10 7 (0.56%) ThingWorx
11 6 (0.48%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.32%) Marvel
12 4 (0.32%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.32%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.24%) nginx
Applications
1 31 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.73%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.32%) HipChat
7 4 (0.32%) InVision
8 1 (0.081%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.081%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.081%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 37 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.97%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.81%) Workday HCM
4 6 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.40%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.32%) iTrent
6 4 (0.32%) ResourceLink
6 4 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.24%) Oracle HRMS
7 3 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.16%) SnowdropKCS
9 1 (0.081%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.081%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.081%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.081%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 449 (36.24%) PaaS
2 434 (35.03%) IaaS
3 363 (29.30%) Amazon AWS
4 347 (28.01%) Microsoft Azure
5 76 (6.13%) Office 365
6 45 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
7 37 (2.99%) SuccessFactors
8 36 (2.91%) npm
9 31 (2.50%) iPaaS
10 27 (2.18%) Serverless
11 24 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 23 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
13 21 (1.69%) GitHub
14 15 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (1.05%) Trello
16 12 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (0.81%) Heroku
18 9 (0.73%) Amazon S3
19 8 (0.65%) OpenShift
19 8 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (7.43%) Firewall
2 64 (5.17%) VPN
3 58 (4.68%) TCP/IP
4 47 (3.79%) DNS
5 38 (3.07%) Internet
6 37 (2.99%) LAN
7 36 (2.91%) WAN
8 33 (2.66%) Network Security
9 20 (1.61%) HTTP
10 19 (1.53%) Skype
11 18 (1.45%) MQTT
12 14 (1.13%) SAN
13 13 (1.05%) Unified Communications
14 12 (0.97%) ICMP
14 12 (0.97%) SMS
14 12 (0.97%) Wireless
15 10 (0.81%) DHCP
15 10 (0.81%) SSL
15 10 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (0.73%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.49%) MySQL
2 61 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 59 (4.76%) Big Data
4 45 (3.63%) NoSQL
5 31 (2.50%) MongoDB
6 28 (2.26%) Hadoop
7 26 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
8 25 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
10 17 (1.37%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.21%) Power BI
12 14 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.97%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.81%) Redis
14 10 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 9 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 9 (0.73%) Amazon Redshift
16 8 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
16 8 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 91 (7.34%) Jenkins
2 75 (6.05%) JIRA
3 69 (5.57%) Git (software)
4 35 (2.82%) webpack
5 33 (2.66%) gulp
6 31 (2.50%) Grunt
7 16 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (0.97%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.97%) Visual Studio
10 11 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (0.81%) Jasmine
12 9 (0.73%) Maven
12 9 (0.73%) Subversion
12 9 (0.73%) TeamCity
13 8 (0.65%) Artifactory
13 8 (0.65%) Bower
13 8 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
13 8 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.56%) Cucumber
General
1 218 (17.59%) Finance
2 89 (7.18%) Retail
3 74 (5.97%) Marketing
4 44 (3.55%) Banking
5 32 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.42%) Law
7 19 (1.53%) Legal
8 18 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.29%) Publishing
10 13 (1.05%) Automotive
11 12 (0.97%) Billing
12 11 (0.89%) Games
13 9 (0.73%) Advertising
14 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
15 7 (0.56%) Back Office
15 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.56%) German Language
16 6 (0.48%) Electronics
16 6 (0.48%) Retail Banking
17 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 378 (30.51%) Architect
2 188 (15.17%) Developer
3 141 (11.38%) Solutions Architect
4 111 (8.96%) Analyst
5 96 (7.75%) Cloud Architect
6 90 (7.26%) Consultant
7 80 (6.46%) Project Manager
8 63 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
9 55 (4.44%) Security Architect
10 50 (4.04%) Technical Architect
11 47 (3.79%) JavaScript Developer
12 46 (3.71%) Azure Architect
13 42 (3.39%) Business Analyst
14 33 (2.66%) AWS Engineer
15 30 (2.42%) AWS Architect
15 30 (2.42%) Product Manager
16 29 (2.34%) Senior Developer
17 28 (2.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
18 26 (2.10%) Cloud Engineer
18 26 (2.10%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (12.03%) Web Services
2 114 (9.20%) HTML
3 108 (8.72%) CSS
4 90 (7.26%) REST
5 87 (7.02%) AngularJS
6 82 (6.62%) .NET
7 69 (5.57%) HTML5
8 65 (5.25%) Middleware
9 60 (4.84%) React
10 56 (4.52%) Node.js
11 50 (4.04%) JSON
12 45 (3.63%) XML
13 37 (2.99%) CSS3
14 34 (2.74%) SOAP
15 33 (2.66%) LESS
16 32 (2.58%) jQuery
17 30 (2.42%) RESTful
17 30 (2.42%) Vue (Vue.js)
18 26 (2.10%) Ruby on Rails
19 25 (2.02%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 100 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 62 (5.00%) User Experience
4 55 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 53 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 39 (3.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 31 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 29 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 27 (2.18%) Private Cloud
10 26 (2.10%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.78%) Fintech
12 16 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
12 16 (1.29%) Derivative
12 16 (1.29%) Equity Derivative
13 15 (1.21%) VSAM
14 14 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.97%) PKI
15 12 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (0.81%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 136 (10.98%) Linux
2 131 (10.57%) Windows
3 53 (4.28%) Unix
4 46 (3.71%) Windows Server
5 27 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (1.86%) Android
6 23 (1.86%) VMS
7 21 (1.69%) HPUX
8 18 (1.45%) AIX
8 18 (1.45%) Solaris
9 16 (1.29%) MVS
9 16 (1.29%) Windows 2000 Server
10 15 (1.21%) VME
10 15 (1.21%) Windows 10
11 14 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.97%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.48%) CentOS
15 6 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (16.30%) DevOps
3 138 (11.14%) ITIL
4 135 (10.90%) Project Management
5 122 (9.85%) Migration
6 118 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 109 (8.80%) TOGAF
8 102 (8.23%) Change Management
9 97 (7.83%) CRM
10 95 (7.67%) Open Source
11 93 (7.51%) Scrum
12 92 (7.43%) SDLC
13 87 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
13 87 (7.02%) SOA
14 86 (6.94%) PRINCE2
15 79 (6.38%) Configuration Management
16 78 (6.30%) Data Management
17 73 (5.89%) Enterprise Architecture
18 71 (5.73%) Waterfall
19 62 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 155 (12.51%) JavaScript
2 136 (10.98%) Java
3 116 (9.36%) SQL
4 91 (7.34%) Python
5 71 (5.73%) C#
6 53 (4.28%) PowerShell
6 53 (4.28%) Ruby
7 42 (3.39%) C
8 36 (2.91%) TypeScript
9 34 (2.74%) PHP
10 33 (2.66%) ES6
11 29 (2.34%) Shell Script
12 24 (1.94%) Bash Shell
13 19 (1.53%) Go
13 19 (1.53%) Scala
14 18 (1.45%) PL/SQL
15 16 (1.29%) JCL
16 15 (1.21%) T-SQL
17 11 (0.89%) C++
17 11 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 82 (6.62%) Security Cleared
2 81 (6.54%) Degree
3 56 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 37 (2.99%) CISSP
5 28 (2.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 22 (1.78%) CISM
7 21 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (1.21%) CCNP
10 14 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 11 (0.89%) CCDP
11 11 (0.89%) CCIE
11 11 (0.89%) Chartered Engineer
11 11 (0.89%) CISA
12 10 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
12 10 (0.81%) MCSE
13 9 (0.73%) AWS Certification
13 9 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.65%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.56%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.71%) QA
2 26 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (2.02%) GDPR
4 20 (1.61%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.89%) PMO
6 10 (0.81%) GAAP
7 8 (0.65%) BS25999
7 8 (0.65%) SLA
8 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 7 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 6 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.48%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
10 5 (0.40%) COBIT
11 4 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.24%) GCP
13 2 (0.16%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 2 (0.16%) GLP
13 2 (0.16%) GMP
13 2 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 95 (7.67%) Docker
2 85 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 26 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 16 (1.29%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 15 (1.21%) RACF
7 15 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
8 12 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.81%) XenDesktop
10 9 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.48%) XenServer
13 5 (0.40%) XenApp
14 4 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.32%) vCloud
15 3 (0.24%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.081%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 1 (0.081%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.081%) UAG
Systems Management
1 89 (7.18%) Ansible
2 66 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
3 53 (4.28%) Terraform
4 36 (2.91%) Puppet
5 35 (2.82%) Kubernetes
6 27 (2.18%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.69%) Tivoli
8 15 (1.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 10 (0.81%) Mesos
10 9 (0.73%) Grafana
10 9 (0.73%) SCCM
11 7 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 7 (0.56%) SCOM
12 6 (0.48%) Salt
13 5 (0.40%) Marathon
13 5 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.32%) Nagios
14 4 (0.32%) Rancher
15 3 (0.24%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 244 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 121 (9.77%) Oracle
3 78 (6.30%) SAP
4 73 (5.89%) Salesforce.com
5 72 (5.81%) ServiceNow
6 44 (3.55%) VMware
7 42 (3.39%) Workday
8 41 (3.31%) Cisco
8 41 (3.31%) Google
9 32 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.10%) IBM
11 22 (1.78%) HP
12 20 (1.61%) BMC
13 18 (1.45%) Citrix
14 12 (0.97%) Atlassian
15 11 (0.89%) F5
15 11 (0.89%) Ivanti
15 11 (0.89%) Splunk
16 10 (0.81%) MuleSoft
16 10 (0.81%) Tableau