Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 281 260
Rank change year-on-year +75 -21 +107
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,383 877 1,112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 0.92% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.43% 6.62% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 630 788
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £304
90th Percentile £650 £675 £646
UK excluding London median daily rate £462 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.60% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +136.84% -13.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £51.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year - +160.07% +12.06%

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 21,499 13,248 10,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 13.85% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,701 9,070 7,297
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +0.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £288
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 198 163
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.99 £11.68
90th Percentile £57.75 £61.83 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.86% +9.38% -20.00%

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 15 July 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
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 15 July 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 +67 1,300 £500 +5.26% 684
UK excluding London +83 757 £462 +5.60% 395
London +49 591 £525 +5.00% 317
South East +10 249 £500 +17.65% 119
North of England +89 207 £425 -12.82% 114
Midlands +50 128 £475 -2.56% 74
North West +32 112 £450 -18.18% 63
West Midlands +19 94 £475 - 51
Yorkshire +24 63 £425 -12.82% 40
South West +27 60 £500 +25.00% 31
East of England +26 55 £475 -5.00% 29
Scotland 0 49 £563 +21.62% 19
East Midlands +20 34 £438 +6.06% 23
North East - 34 £400 - 11
Wales -8 8 £438 +9.38% 2
Northern Ireland - 6 £425 - 7

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 518 (37.45%) PaaS
2 470 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (31.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 423 (30.59%) IaaS
5 371 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
6 315 (22.78%) Microsoft
7 267 (19.31%) DevOps
8 237 (17.14%) Finance
9 189 (13.67%) Windows
10 184 (13.30%) JavaScript
11 166 (12.00%) SQL
12 164 (11.86%) Project Management
13 151 (10.92%) ITIL
13 151 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
14 148 (10.70%) Migration
15 145 (10.48%) Linux
16 137 (9.91%) .NET
17 136 (9.83%) Java
18 127 (9.18%) C#
18 127 (9.18%) Change Management
19 126 (9.11%) SQL Server
20 125 (9.04%) Docker
21 124 (8.97%) Scrum
22 119 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
23 115 (8.32%) Web Services
24 112 (8.10%) HTML
24 112 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
25 110 (7.95%) CSS
25 110 (7.95%) Security Cleared
26 106 (7.66%) Oracle

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 53 (3.83%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.66%) Apache
3 22 (1.59%) CMS
4 21 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 19 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 15 (1.08%) Apache Spark
6 15 (1.08%) Confluence
6 15 (1.08%) IIS
7 10 (0.72%) MS Exchange
7 10 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (0.72%) SAS
8 9 (0.65%) Skype for Business
9 8 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.36%) Marvel
12 5 (0.36%) WordPress
13 4 (0.29%) Mule
Applications
1 53 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.36%) InVision
4 5 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
5 4 (0.29%) CATIA
5 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.14%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.87%) SAP HR
3 10 (0.72%) Eloqua
3 10 (0.72%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.51%) Infor M3
6 6 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 6 (0.43%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.36%) Workday HCM
8 4 (0.29%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.29%) SAP MII
8 4 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
9 3 (0.22%) Global One
9 3 (0.22%) HFM
9 3 (0.22%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 518 (37.45%) PaaS
2 438 (31.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 423 (30.59%) IaaS
4 371 (26.83%) Amazon AWS
5 101 (7.30%) Office 365
6 49 (3.54%) GitHub
7 39 (2.82%) Serverless
8 36 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
9 31 (2.24%) SuccessFactors
10 30 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (1.81%) npm
13 20 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
14 19 (1.37%) Slack
15 18 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
16 16 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
17 15 (1.08%) Datadog
17 15 (1.08%) G Suite
18 14 (1.01%) OpenShift
19 13 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 83 (6.00%) Firewall
2 49 (3.54%) DNS
3 45 (3.25%) VPN
4 34 (2.46%) Network Security
5 28 (2.02%) TCP/IP
5 28 (2.02%) WAN
6 20 (1.45%) LAN
7 17 (1.23%) Unified Communications
8 16 (1.16%) DHCP
9 15 (1.08%) Internet
10 14 (1.01%) SAN
10 14 (1.01%) Skype
11 13 (0.94%) Software-Defined Networking
12 9 (0.65%) BGP
12 9 (0.65%) SSL
13 8 (0.58%) HTTP
13 8 (0.58%) Intranet
13 8 (0.58%) VoIP
13 8 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.47%) MySQL
3 40 (2.89%) Big Data
3 40 (2.89%) MongoDB
4 32 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (1.81%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.66%) Relational Database
8 21 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
8 21 (1.52%) Power BI
9 19 (1.37%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.30%) Azure SQL Database
10 18 (1.30%) Data Lake
11 13 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (0.87%) Cosmos DB
13 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 97 (7.01%) Jenkins
2 80 (5.78%) Git (software)
3 62 (4.48%) JIRA
4 43 (3.11%) Visual Studio
5 39 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 37 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
7 31 (2.24%) gulp
8 30 (2.17%) Maven
9 23 (1.66%) Selenium
10 22 (1.59%) Grunt
11 18 (1.30%) Cucumber
12 15 (1.08%) Bitbucket
13 13 (0.94%) TeamCity
14 12 (0.87%) Jasmine
15 11 (0.80%) webpack
16 9 (0.65%) Bower
17 8 (0.58%) Artifactory
17 8 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 8 (0.58%) NUnit
17 8 (0.58%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 237 (17.14%) Finance
2 84 (6.07%) Retail
3 62 (4.48%) Marketing
4 49 (3.54%) Banking
5 48 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.68%) Legal
7 29 (2.10%) Law
8 28 (2.02%) Publishing
9 19 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 14 (1.01%) Advertising
12 13 (0.94%) Back Office
13 11 (0.80%) Automotive
13 11 (0.80%) Games
14 10 (0.72%) German Language
15 9 (0.65%) Front Office
16 8 (0.58%) Electronics
17 4 (0.29%) Billing
17 4 (0.29%) French Language
17 4 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 392 (28.34%) Architect
2 191 (13.81%) Developer
3 152 (10.99%) Analyst
4 147 (10.63%) Solutions Architect
5 95 (6.87%) Cloud Architect
6 92 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 92 (6.65%) Project Manager
7 82 (5.93%) Consultant
8 60 (4.34%) Technical Architect
9 53 (3.83%) Business Analyst
10 49 (3.54%) Azure Architect
10 49 (3.54%) JavaScript Developer
11 42 (3.04%) Security Architect
12 39 (2.82%) Infrastructure Architect
13 35 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (2.31%) .NET Developer
14 32 (2.31%) IT Manager
15 31 (2.24%) Azure Engineer
15 31 (2.24%) Cloud Engineer
16 27 (1.95%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.91%) .NET
2 115 (8.32%) Web Services
3 112 (8.10%) HTML
4 110 (7.95%) CSS
5 92 (6.65%) Node.js
6 73 (5.28%) REST
7 70 (5.06%) AngularJS
8 67 (4.84%) Middleware
9 55 (3.98%) React
10 54 (3.90%) RESTful
11 51 (3.69%) HTML5
12 42 (3.04%) XML
13 40 (2.89%) JSON
14 34 (2.46%) jQuery
15 33 (2.39%) .NET Framework
15 33 (2.39%) Spring
16 32 (2.31%) CSS3
17 31 (2.24%) ASP.NET
18 30 (2.17%) SAML
19 23 (1.66%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (5.78%) Public Cloud
3 79 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 68 (4.92%) User Experience
5 52 (3.76%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
7 34 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (2.39%) Computer Science
9 28 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
10 26 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
11 24 (1.74%) Mobile App
12 23 (1.66%) Private Cloud
13 19 (1.37%) Fintech
14 17 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.16%) Life Science
15 16 (1.16%) Reinsurance
16 14 (1.01%) VSAM
17 11 (0.80%) Social Media
18 10 (0.72%) Cloud Native
18 10 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 189 (13.67%) Windows
2 145 (10.48%) Linux
3 77 (5.57%) Windows Server
4 57 (4.12%) Unix
5 36 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (2.24%) Windows 10
8 26 (1.88%) AIX
9 22 (1.59%) VMS
10 18 (1.30%) Solaris
11 16 (1.16%) HPUX
12 15 (1.08%) MVS
12 15 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (1.01%) Android
13 14 (1.01%) VME
14 13 (0.94%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.87%) Apple iOS
16 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (0.72%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.51%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (33.98%) Agile Software Development
2 267 (19.31%) DevOps
3 164 (11.86%) Project Management
4 151 (10.92%) Continuous Integration
4 151 (10.92%) ITIL
5 148 (10.70%) Migration
6 127 (9.18%) Change Management
7 124 (8.97%) Scrum
8 119 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (7.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 96 (6.94%) Waterfall
11 94 (6.80%) Open Source
11 94 (6.80%) Service Management
12 91 (6.58%) Microservices
13 85 (6.15%) Data Management
13 85 (6.15%) Test Automation
14 84 (6.07%) ERP
15 82 (5.93%) CRM
15 82 (5.93%) PRINCE2
16 81 (5.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 184 (13.30%) JavaScript
2 166 (12.00%) SQL
3 136 (9.83%) Java
4 127 (9.18%) C#
5 95 (6.87%) Python
6 74 (5.35%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.11%) Ruby
8 34 (2.46%) C
9 29 (2.10%) T-SQL
10 28 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.59%) TypeScript
12 19 (1.37%) ES6
13 17 (1.23%) PHP
14 16 (1.16%) Go
15 15 (1.08%) JCL
16 13 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.65%) Java 8
18 6 (0.43%) C++
18 6 (0.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 110 (7.95%) Security Cleared
2 101 (7.30%) Degree
3 72 (5.21%) SC Cleared
4 56 (4.05%) CISSP
5 42 (3.04%) CISM
6 32 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 29 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 27 (1.95%) CCNP
9 27 (1.95%) TOGAF Certification
10 22 (1.59%) CCDP
11 21 (1.52%) Chartered Engineer
12 19 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 19 (1.37%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.30%) CCIE
14 17 (1.23%) CISA
15 13 (0.94%) CEH
16 12 (0.87%) ISEB
16 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (0.72%) PgMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.89%) QA
2 19 (1.37%) GDPR
3 17 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.16%) PMO
5 15 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 14 (1.01%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.80%) SLA
8 10 (0.72%) GxP
9 8 (0.58%) BS25999
9 8 (0.58%) GCP
10 7 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 6 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 6 (0.43%) GLP
11 6 (0.43%) GMP
12 5 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 4 (0.29%) HIPAA
13 4 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 3 (0.22%) COBIT
14 3 (0.22%) SEPA
15 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 125 (9.04%) Docker
2 105 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 43 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 43 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (1.59%) XenApp
5 21 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 16 (1.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 15 (1.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 14 (1.01%) RACF
10 12 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.65%) XenDesktop
12 8 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.51%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
15 5 (0.36%) KVM
15 5 (0.36%) vSphere
16 4 (0.29%) NFS
17 3 (0.22%) Xen
17 3 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 75 (5.42%) Ansible
2 69 (4.99%) Terraform
3 67 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (4.56%) Kubernetes
5 62 (4.48%) Puppet
6 35 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
7 21 (1.52%) Tivoli
8 18 (1.30%) SCCM
9 15 (1.08%) WSUS
10 14 (1.01%) Tivoli Monitoring
11 10 (0.72%) Data Guard
12 9 (0.65%) CASB
13 8 (0.58%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 7 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
15 6 (0.43%) Kibana
15 6 (0.43%) Mesos
16 5 (0.36%) logstash
17 4 (0.29%) CloudForms
17 4 (0.29%) Packer
Vendors
1 315 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 106 (7.66%) Oracle
3 91 (6.58%) SAP
4 67 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 62 (4.48%) VMware
6 48 (3.47%) Cisco
7 45 (3.25%) Google
8 39 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.46%) IBM
10 33 (2.39%) Red Hat
11 31 (2.24%) HP
12 30 (2.17%) Citrix
13 27 (1.95%) Workday
14 26 (1.88%) New Relic
15 21 (1.52%) BMC
16 19 (1.37%) PagerDuty
17 15 (1.08%) Informatica
17 15 (1.08%) Splunk
18 12 (0.87%) Atlassian
18 12 (0.87%) Concur