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 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 52 46 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.39% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 41.18% 66.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -
Cloud Services Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
17 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.76% 0.58% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Average daily rate £450 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 16 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 16 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 5 (38.46%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Apex Code
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) BMC
4 2 (15.38%) Remedy
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) Web Services
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) XSL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) CRM
4 2 (15.38%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) SAS
4 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Workflow
4 2 (15.38%) Billing
4 2 (15.38%) Subversion
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (15.38%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Billing
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Architect
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Release Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) XSL
1 2 (15.38%) XML Schema
1 2 (15.38%) WPF
1 2 (15.38%) Visualforce
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) SOA
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
2 2 (15.38%) Change Control
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Financial Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Apex Code
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) C
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
3 2 (15.38%) Remedy
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos
3 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow