The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 53 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% - 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.69% - 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £433 £401 £425
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -5.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £38.75
SaaS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
29 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.13% 2.25% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 6
Average daily rate £400 £438 £456
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £319 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £553 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £293
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +32.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £15.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+48.38% -53.03%

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
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 6 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) CRM
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) PaaS
3 3 (50.00%) Lync
3 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) CISA
4 2 (33.33%) CISM
4 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) COBIT
4 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
4 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) SABSA
5 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
5 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (16.67%) Banking

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) SAS
Business Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Big Data
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Security Solutions Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Information Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) IT Architect
4 1 (16.67%) IT Security Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) CRM
2 4 (66.67%) ERP
2 4 (66.67%) TOGAF
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (33.33%) SABSA
3 2 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Cyber Security
4 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) CISA
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft