Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 252 343
Rank change year-on-year -11 +91 +11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 971 1106 774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.31% 9.22% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 831 441
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +7.59% +1.16%
10th Percentile £317 £306 £303
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 21
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £19.61 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +180.47% -39.66% +10.18%
10th Percentile £26.23 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £50.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £32.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -38.72% +28.00%

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 15377 12001 7290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.48% 11.29% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10600 8273 4869
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.43% +0.61%
10th Percentile £269 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 186 112
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.10% +23.61%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £23.00
% change year-on-year +9.91% -25.83% +31.43%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SaaS in the UK

SaaS
Top 15 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 October 2017. 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 0 934 £475 +1.50% 270
UK excluding London +2 498 £450 +5.88% 161
London -6 463 £475 -5.00% 116
South East +31 196 £448 +11.88% 53
North of England -8 104 £488 -2.01% 38
Midlands +49 100 £475 +5.44% 28
West Midlands +31 67 £475 +18.75% 14
Yorkshire +41 53 £475 -9.52% 10
North West -9 47 £500 +17.65% 22
East of England -24 45 £418 -1.76% 14
East Midlands +24 35 £450 -55.00% 14
Scotland +13 29 £425 +7.94% 5
South West -20 21 £413 -10.81% 21
North East -2 5 £625 +25.00% 6
Wales -8 3 £365 -16.57% 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SaaS.

1 331 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 281 (28.94%) IaaS
3 280 (28.84%) PaaS
4 239 (24.61%) Amazon AWS
5 226 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 217 (22.35%) Microsoft
7 200 (20.60%) DevOps
8 181 (18.64%) Finance
9 148 (15.24%) Web Services
10 145 (14.93%) JavaScript
11 129 (13.29%) HTML
11 129 (13.29%) Linux
12 116 (11.95%) CSS
13 115 (11.84%) Java
14 108 (11.12%) Windows
15 106 (10.92%) SQL
16 105 (10.81%) Migration
17 104 (10.71%) REST
18 103 (10.61%) .NET
19 98 (10.09%) Project Management
20 95 (9.78%) ITIL
21 94 (9.68%) AngularJS
22 91 (9.37%) Python
22 91 (9.37%) Scrum
23 90 (9.27%) Oracle
24 88 (9.06%) Docker
25 85 (8.75%) HTML5
26 81 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
27 78 (8.03%) PRINCE2
28 77 (7.93%) C#

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 29 (2.99%) Confluence
2 25 (2.57%) Apache
3 19 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 18 (1.85%) Tomcat
5 17 (1.75%) JBoss
6 15 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 14 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 11 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (1.03%) CMS
9 10 (1.03%) IIS
10 9 (0.93%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.82%) nginx
11 8 (0.82%) Skype for Business
12 7 (0.72%) Mule
13 6 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.62%) MS Exchange
14 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.41%) Drupal
14 4 (0.41%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.93%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (0.82%) HipChat
6 7 (0.72%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.51%) InVision
8 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (0.31%) UXPin
9 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.10%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.72%) SAP HR
3 5 (0.51%) iTrent
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.41%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.41%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.41%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.31%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.21%) Relativity
6 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.21%) SAP PA-EC
6 2 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
7 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 281 (28.94%) IaaS
2 280 (28.84%) PaaS
3 239 (24.61%) Amazon AWS
4 226 (23.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 73 (7.52%) Office 365
6 37 (3.81%) SuccessFactors
7 33 (3.40%) Serverless
8 29 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
8 29 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
9 26 (2.68%) npm
10 24 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
10 24 (2.47%) GitHub
11 22 (2.27%) iPaaS
12 15 (1.54%) OpenShift
13 13 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 11 (1.13%) Heroku
15 8 (0.82%) Firebase
16 7 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
17 6 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
18 5 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.00%) Firewall
2 60 (6.18%) VPN
3 49 (5.05%) DNS
4 42 (4.33%) TCP/IP
5 39 (4.02%) Internet
6 36 (3.71%) LAN
7 35 (3.60%) WAN
8 23 (2.37%) Network Security
9 21 (2.16%) Skype
10 18 (1.85%) SAN
10 18 (1.85%) SSL
11 15 (1.54%) HTTP
11 15 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (1.24%) DHCP
12 12 (1.24%) LDAP
13 10 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.93%) Intranet
14 9 (0.93%) Unified Communications
15 8 (0.82%) VoIP
16 7 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (5.46%) NoSQL
1 53 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.05%) Big Data
3 48 (4.94%) MySQL
4 30 (3.09%) MongoDB
5 24 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 17 (1.75%) Hadoop
7 15 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
8 13 (1.34%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (1.24%) Power BI
10 10 (1.03%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.93%) Presto
12 8 (0.82%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.72%) Redis
13 7 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 72 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 64 (6.59%) JIRA
3 56 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.68%) gulp
5 19 (1.96%) Grunt
6 18 (1.85%) Bitbucket
6 18 (1.85%) Cucumber
7 17 (1.75%) webpack
8 15 (1.54%) Visual Studio
9 13 (1.34%) JBehave
9 13 (1.34%) Maven
10 12 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.24%) PostCSS
10 12 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 11 (1.13%) GitLab
11 11 (1.13%) NUnit
11 11 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (1.03%) Bower
12 10 (1.03%) Selenium
12 10 (1.03%) TestRail
General
1 181 (18.64%) Finance
2 49 (5.05%) Retail
3 39 (4.02%) Banking
4 32 (3.30%) Marketing
5 20 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.85%) Law
7 12 (1.24%) Billing
8 11 (1.13%) Legal
9 10 (1.03%) Publishing
10 9 (0.93%) Back Office
10 9 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.82%) Advertising
12 7 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.51%) Games
14 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 2 (0.21%) French Language
16 2 (0.21%) Front Office
16 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 247 (25.44%) Architect
2 187 (19.26%) Developer
3 87 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
4 77 (7.93%) Analyst
5 76 (7.83%) Consultant
6 65 (6.69%) Project Manager
7 61 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 54 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
9 43 (4.43%) AWS Engineer
10 40 (4.12%) Azure Architect
11 37 (3.81%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (3.71%) Business Analyst
13 34 (3.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 33 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
15 32 (3.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 31 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
16 31 (3.19%) Technical Architect
17 28 (2.88%) Senior Developer
18 26 (2.68%) C# Developer
19 25 (2.57%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (15.24%) Web Services
2 129 (13.29%) HTML
3 116 (11.95%) CSS
4 104 (10.71%) REST
5 103 (10.61%) .NET
6 94 (9.68%) AngularJS
7 85 (8.75%) HTML5
8 74 (7.62%) JSON
9 65 (6.69%) Node.js
10 52 (5.36%) XML
11 50 (5.15%) CSS3
12 46 (4.74%) Middleware
13 43 (4.43%) ASP.NET
13 43 (4.43%) SOAP
14 35 (3.60%) Sass
15 34 (3.50%) React
15 34 (3.50%) RESTful
16 32 (3.30%) jQuery
17 29 (2.99%) Spring
18 28 (2.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 61 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
1 61 (6.28%) User Experience
2 54 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 41 (4.22%) Public Cloud
5 39 (4.02%) Management Information System
6 31 (3.19%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.96%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.85%) Fintech
10 17 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
10 17 (1.75%) PKI
11 15 (1.54%) Virtual Team
12 12 (1.24%) Mobile App
13 10 (1.03%) CMDB
14 9 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.82%) Social Media
16 7 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 5 (0.51%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 129 (13.29%) Linux
2 108 (11.12%) Windows
3 31 (3.19%) Android
4 30 (3.09%) Unix
5 28 (2.88%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.65%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (1.03%) AIX
7 10 (1.03%) HPUX
8 9 (0.93%) CentOS
9 8 (0.82%) Solaris
9 8 (0.82%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
10 6 (0.62%) VMS
10 6 (0.62%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (20.60%) DevOps
3 105 (10.81%) Migration
4 98 (10.09%) Project Management
5 95 (9.78%) ITIL
6 91 (9.37%) Scrum
7 81 (8.34%) Stakeholder Management
8 78 (8.03%) PRINCE2
9 75 (7.72%) TOGAF
10 71 (7.31%) SOA
11 69 (7.11%) SDLC
12 68 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
12 68 (7.00%) Microservices
13 66 (6.80%) Test Automation
14 65 (6.69%) Enterprise Architecture
15 60 (6.18%) Change Management
15 60 (6.18%) Configuration Management
16 57 (5.87%) Open Source
17 53 (5.46%) ERP
18 49 (5.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 145 (14.93%) JavaScript
2 115 (11.84%) Java
3 106 (10.92%) SQL
4 91 (9.37%) Python
5 77 (7.93%) C#
6 42 (4.33%) Bash Shell
6 42 (4.33%) Ruby
7 36 (3.71%) TypeScript
8 27 (2.78%) PHP
8 27 (2.78%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.06%) PL/SQL
10 19 (1.96%) ES6
11 17 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 15 (1.54%) ECMAScript
13 14 (1.44%) Perl
14 12 (1.24%) C
15 10 (1.03%) Go
15 10 (1.03%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.93%) Groovy
16 9 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (5.77%) Degree
2 37 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.88%) CISSP
4 22 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (1.65%) MCSE
7 16 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (1.44%) AWS Certification
10 13 (1.34%) CISM
11 11 (1.13%) CCIE
11 11 (1.13%) ISEB
12 10 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.03%) PMP
13 9 (0.93%) PMI Certification
14 8 (0.82%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.82%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.72%) CCDP
15 7 (0.72%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.47%) QA
2 14 (1.44%) GDPR
3 13 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.24%) COBIT
4 12 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.62%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.51%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.51%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.51%) PMO
6 5 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.41%) GxP
8 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 3 (0.31%) SLA
9 2 (0.21%) GAMP
9 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.21%) RMADS
9 2 (0.21%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 88 (9.06%) Docker
2 70 (7.21%) Active Directory
3 28 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.41%) KVM
8 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.31%) Xen
10 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.10%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.10%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.10%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.10%) UAG
10 1 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.10%) vSphere
10 1 (0.10%) XenApp
10 1 (0.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 77 (7.93%) Ansible
2 57 (5.87%) Opscode Chef
3 52 (5.36%) Puppet
4 45 (4.63%) Kubernetes
5 32 (3.30%) Terraform
6 8 (0.82%) SCCM
6 8 (0.82%) SCOM
7 7 (0.72%) vCenter Server
8 6 (0.62%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.62%) Nagios
8 6 (0.62%) vRealize
9 5 (0.51%) logstash
9 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.41%) Consul
10 4 (0.41%) Grafana
10 4 (0.41%) Mesos
10 4 (0.41%) MOM
11 3 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 217 (22.35%) Microsoft
2 90 (9.27%) Oracle
3 73 (7.52%) Salesforce.com
4 60 (6.18%) SAP
5 48 (4.94%) Workday
6 42 (4.33%) VMware
7 40 (4.12%) Red Hat
8 39 (4.02%) ServiceNow
9 34 (3.50%) Cisco
10 21 (2.16%) Google
11 18 (1.85%) MuleSoft
12 14 (1.44%) Citrix
13 12 (1.24%) Apigee
13 12 (1.24%) IBM
14 11 (1.13%) Atlassian
14 11 (1.13%) HP
15 10 (1.03%) Dell
16 9 (0.93%) CheckPoint
16 9 (0.93%) Tableau
17 8 (0.82%) Palo Alto