Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 209 283 266
Rank change year-on-year +74 -17 +93
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1,346 900 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.31% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.03% 6.11% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 613 794
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £348 £313 £313
90th Percentile £671 £613 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
UK median hourly rate £24.25 £55.00 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.91% +180.47% -38.72%
10th Percentile £17.50 £37.43 £17.40
90th Percentile £30.60 £65.00 £43.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £65.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -62.69% +231.46% -37.75%

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 22,306 14,727 11,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.67% 14.90% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,323 10,097 8,052
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +9.76%
10th Percentile £303 £270 £281
90th Percentile £645 £624 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 217 178
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £20.00 £18.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +6.54% -16.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £63.68 £63.75 £48.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.96 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.70% +11.53% -26.09%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +55 1,245 £500 +5.26% 707
UK excluding London +68 734 £475 +5.56% 427
London +44 576 £525 +5.00% 315
South East +42 260 £500 +17.65% 116
North of England +27 153 £450 -7.69% 109
Midlands +13 131 £450 -6.74% 79
West Midlands +11 107 £450 -2.17% 51
North West +13 89 £463 -11.90% 59
Scotland +22 65 £550 +25.71% 26
East of England +28 61 £494 +23.53% 37
South West +27 56 £375 -6.25% 51
Yorkshire +1 55 £425 -10.53% 43
East Midlands -5 24 £444 -11.25% 28
North East -1 10 £463 -26.00% 7
Wales -12 7 £381 +0.99% 3
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 - 6

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 485 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (34.47%) PaaS
3 451 (33.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 366 (27.19%) IaaS
5 345 (25.63%) Microsoft
6 337 (25.04%) Amazon AWS
7 255 (18.95%) DevOps
8 245 (18.20%) Finance
9 217 (16.12%) JavaScript
10 189 (14.04%) Windows
11 176 (13.08%) .NET
12 168 (12.48%) SQL
13 160 (11.89%) C#
14 145 (10.77%) Java
15 144 (10.70%) Scrum
16 140 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
17 139 (10.33%) Migration
18 133 (9.88%) Web Services
19 132 (9.81%) Project Management
20 127 (9.44%) Docker
21 125 (9.29%) SQL Server
22 122 (9.06%) Office 365
23 116 (8.62%) Active Directory
24 113 (8.40%) Test Automation
25 112 (8.32%) Linux
25 112 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
26 110 (8.17%) Microservices
27 109 (8.10%) Public Cloud
27 109 (8.10%) HTML
28 108 (8.02%) Node.js

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 54 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.78%) BizTalk Server
2 24 (1.78%) CMS
3 17 (1.26%) Apache
3 17 (1.26%) Confluence
4 16 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 13 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 12 (0.89%) IIS
7 11 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (0.82%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
8 10 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 9 (0.67%) Mule
10 8 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (0.52%) SAS
11 7 (0.52%) WordPress
12 5 (0.37%) Marvel
12 5 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 47 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.37%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.37%) InVision
5 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) CATIA
6 4 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.74%) Eloqua
3 9 (0.67%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.67%) SAP HR
4 8 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.52%) Infor M3
6 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
8 4 (0.30%) ENOVIA
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.30%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 4 (0.30%) SAP MII
9 3 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.22%) Global One
9 3 (0.22%) Magento
9 3 (0.22%) Maximo
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 464 (34.47%) PaaS
2 451 (33.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 366 (27.19%) IaaS
4 337 (25.04%) Amazon AWS
5 122 (9.06%) Office 365
6 52 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (3.57%) GitHub
8 40 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
9 39 (2.90%) Serverless
10 22 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.63%) Datadog
10 22 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
11 17 (1.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (1.26%) Azure Functions
11 17 (1.26%) SuccessFactors
12 15 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 13 (0.97%) G Suite
13 13 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.97%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.97%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 99 (7.36%) Firewall
2 62 (4.61%) VPN
3 46 (3.42%) DNS
4 33 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 29 (2.15%) Network Security
5 29 (2.15%) SSL
6 27 (2.01%) WAN
7 22 (1.63%) Skype
8 21 (1.56%) LAN
9 17 (1.26%) SAN
10 15 (1.11%) HTTP
10 15 (1.11%) NetScaler
10 15 (1.11%) Unified Communications
11 14 (1.04%) Internet
11 14 (1.04%) Wireless
12 11 (0.82%) DHCP
13 10 (0.74%) Software-Defined Networking
14 9 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (0.67%) WLAN
15 8 (0.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.12%) Big Data
2 42 (3.12%) MongoDB
3 39 (2.90%) MySQL
4 37 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (1.78%) NoSQL
7 23 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
8 19 (1.41%) Power BI
9 17 (1.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 17 (1.26%) Data Lake
10 16 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 15 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
12 14 (1.04%) Hadoop
13 13 (0.97%) Cosmos DB
13 13 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.59%) Oracle Reports
15 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 75 (5.57%) Git (software)
3 62 (4.61%) JIRA
4 55 (4.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 51 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 42 (3.12%) Visual Studio
7 31 (2.30%) Selenium
8 29 (2.15%) Maven
9 21 (1.56%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.49%) gulp
11 15 (1.11%) TeamCity
12 13 (0.97%) Bitbucket
13 12 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.82%) CircleCI
15 10 (0.74%) JMeter
16 9 (0.67%) Artifactory
16 9 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (0.67%) GitLab
16 9 (0.67%) IBM UrbanCode
16 9 (0.67%) MSBuild
General
1 245 (18.20%) Finance
2 84 (6.24%) Banking
3 77 (5.72%) Retail
4 51 (3.79%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.38%) Marketing
6 28 (2.08%) Legal
7 22 (1.63%) Law
8 20 (1.49%) Advertising
8 20 (1.49%) Publishing
9 15 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 13 (0.97%) Front Office
11 10 (0.74%) Automotive
11 10 (0.74%) Back Office
12 9 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.52%) Games
13 7 (0.52%) German Language
14 6 (0.45%) Billing
15 5 (0.37%) Electronics
16 4 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 390 (28.97%) Architect
2 206 (15.30%) Developer
3 169 (12.56%) Solutions Architect
4 126 (9.36%) Analyst
5 98 (7.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 88 (6.54%) Consultant
7 83 (6.17%) Project Manager
8 82 (6.09%) Cloud Architect
9 74 (5.50%) Azure Architect
10 72 (5.35%) Technical Architect
11 52 (3.86%) Business Analyst
12 42 (3.12%) .NET Developer
12 42 (3.12%) Infrastructure Architect
13 36 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
14 35 (2.60%) JavaScript Developer
14 35 (2.60%) Security Architect
15 32 (2.38%) C# Developer
16 31 (2.30%) IT Manager
16 31 (2.30%) Security Engineer
17 28 (2.08%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (13.08%) .NET
2 133 (9.88%) Web Services
3 109 (8.10%) HTML
4 108 (8.02%) Node.js
5 102 (7.58%) CSS
6 74 (5.50%) REST
7 54 (4.01%) Middleware
8 53 (3.94%) RESTful
9 48 (3.57%) JSON
10 47 (3.49%) SAML
11 45 (3.34%) React
11 45 (3.34%) XML
12 44 (3.27%) AngularJS
12 44 (3.27%) HTML5
13 41 (3.05%) ASP.NET
13 41 (3.05%) jQuery
13 41 (3.05%) Spring
14 39 (2.90%) CSS3
15 34 (2.53%) .NET Framework
16 32 (2.38%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (8.10%) Public Cloud
3 79 (5.87%) User Experience
4 54 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 45 (3.34%) Data Centre
6 40 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 38 (2.82%) Mobile App
8 35 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 35 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 24 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
9 24 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (1.41%) Fintech
11 18 (1.34%) Cloud Native
12 16 (1.19%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.19%) PKI
13 15 (1.11%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.97%) Replication
15 10 (0.74%) Derivative
15 10 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 10 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 189 (14.04%) Windows
2 112 (8.32%) Linux
3 88 (6.54%) Windows Server
4 46 (3.42%) Unix
5 44 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 41 (3.05%) Windows 10
7 27 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.34%) AIX
10 17 (1.26%) Android
11 15 (1.11%) Windows XP
12 12 (0.89%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.74%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.30%) HPUX
15 4 (0.30%) Solaris
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.15%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 255 (18.95%) DevOps
3 144 (10.70%) Scrum
4 140 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
5 139 (10.33%) Migration
6 132 (9.81%) Project Management
7 113 (8.40%) Test Automation
8 110 (8.17%) Microservices
9 107 (7.95%) ITIL
9 107 (7.95%) Problem-Solving
10 90 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 85 (6.32%) TOGAF
12 82 (6.09%) ERP
13 79 (5.87%) CRM
13 79 (5.87%) Open Source
14 76 (5.65%) SDLC
15 72 (5.35%) Service Management
16 70 (5.20%) Analytics
16 70 (5.20%) Change Management
16 70 (5.20%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 217 (16.12%) JavaScript
2 168 (12.48%) SQL
3 160 (11.89%) C#
4 145 (10.77%) Java
5 102 (7.58%) Python
6 70 (5.20%) PowerShell
7 38 (2.82%) Ruby
8 27 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.93%) Bash Shell
10 23 (1.71%) C
11 19 (1.41%) PHP
12 17 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.19%) Java 8
13 16 (1.19%) TypeScript
14 11 (0.82%) Go
15 9 (0.67%) Objective-C
15 9 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 8 (0.59%) Perl
16 8 (0.59%) XPath
17 7 (0.52%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 102 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 84 (6.24%) Degree
3 58 (4.31%) SC Cleared
4 40 (2.97%) CISSP
5 22 (1.63%) CISM
6 19 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.19%) TOGAF Certification
8 15 (1.11%) PMI Certification
8 15 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 14 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.97%) CCNP
11 12 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 11 (0.82%) CEH
13 10 (0.74%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.67%) CCDP
14 9 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
14 9 (0.67%) PMP
15 8 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
16 7 (0.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.97%) QA
2 19 (1.41%) GDPR
3 15 (1.11%) PMO
4 13 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.89%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.89%) HIPAA
5 12 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.82%) GCP
7 9 (0.67%) FedRAMP
8 8 (0.59%) SLA
9 7 (0.52%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (0.37%) GxP
12 4 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 4 (0.30%) GLP
12 4 (0.30%) GMP
13 3 (0.22%) COBIT
14 2 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
14 2 (0.15%) NIST 800
14 2 (0.15%) SEPA
System Software
1 127 (9.44%) Docker
2 116 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (3.19%) Hyper-V
5 25 (1.86%) XenApp
6 19 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.74%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.45%) vSphere
12 5 (0.37%) XenServer
13 4 (0.30%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.22%) KVM
15 1 (0.074%) HDFS
15 1 (0.074%) pfSense
15 1 (0.074%) QEMU
15 1 (0.074%) vCloud
15 1 (0.074%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 87 (6.46%) Kubernetes
2 73 (5.42%) Ansible
3 62 (4.61%) Terraform
4 59 (4.38%) Puppet
5 54 (4.01%) Single Sign-On
6 45 (3.34%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.93%) SCCM
8 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (1.19%) WSUS
10 15 (1.11%) CASB
11 14 (1.04%) Data Guard
12 11 (0.82%) Kibana
13 10 (0.74%) HockeyApp
13 10 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 9 (0.67%) Nagios
15 8 (0.59%) SCOM
16 6 (0.45%) Grafana
16 6 (0.45%) logstash
17 5 (0.37%) Failover Clustering
17 5 (0.37%) Packer
Vendors
1 345 (25.63%) Microsoft
2 104 (7.73%) Oracle
3 81 (6.02%) SAP
4 68 (5.05%) VMware
5 46 (3.42%) Salesforce.com
6 43 (3.19%) IBM
7 42 (3.12%) Google
8 37 (2.75%) Citrix
9 34 (2.53%) ServiceNow
10 30 (2.23%) New Relic
10 30 (2.23%) Workday
11 28 (2.08%) Cisco
12 27 (2.01%) Splunk
13 22 (1.63%) HP
14 21 (1.56%) Red Hat
15 18 (1.34%) 3PAR
16 17 (1.26%) Okta
17 16 (1.19%) AppDynamics
17 16 (1.19%) Atlassian
18 13 (0.97%) Sitecore