The first table below looks at the demand for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 51 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.00% 0.20% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.50% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £33.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.87% +65.00%
Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
16 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.65% 0.40% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate £450 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 - £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-50.96% +4.00%
SaaS
West Midlands

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the Birmingham region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Birmingham region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS.

1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Apex Code
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) XSL
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Cognos
3 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (16.67%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) SAS
3 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (16.67%) WPF
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Billing
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration and Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Release Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) XML
1 2 (16.67%) XSL
1 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
1 2 (16.67%) WPF
1 2 (16.67%) Visualforce
2 1 (8.33%) jQuery
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (16.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) CRM
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Service Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) ITSM
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Financial Modelling
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Content Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (25.00%) Apex Code
2 2 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) Remedy
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (16.67%) Cognos
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) BMC