The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 51 69 62
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 17 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.15% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Cloud Services category 19.10% 15.38% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 2
Median daily rate £338 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £31.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-38.23% +7.63%
SaaS
North West

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

Cloud Services Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
89 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.24% 4.56% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 25 6
Median daily rate £435 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-27.55% +22.50%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +21 12 £300 -36.84%
Macclesfield - 4 - -
Chester - 1 £435 -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 26 (81.25%) PaaS
2 23 (71.88%) IaaS
3 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (46.88%) Open Source
5 12 (37.50%) ITIL
6 11 (34.38%) Change Management
6 11 (34.38%) ITSM
6 11 (34.38%) DevOps
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
8 6 (18.75%) Service Management
8 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
9 5 (15.63%) Project Management
9 5 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.50%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) Linux
10 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 4 (12.50%) SQL
10 4 (12.50%) Finance
10 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
10 4 (12.50%) Puppet
11 3 (9.38%) ArchiMate
11 3 (9.38%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (9.38%) Data Centre

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 26 (81.25%) PaaS
2 23 (71.88%) IaaS
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (9.38%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (6.25%) Office 365
7 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (6.25%) Skype
1 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Grunt
2 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Maven
2 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (15.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) HR Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.13%) Compass CSS Framework
2 1 (3.13%) CSS
2 1 (3.13%) CSS3
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) jQuery
2 1 (3.13%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) CESG
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Linux
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) AIX
2 2 (6.25%) CentOS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) Open Source
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 11 (34.38%) Change Management
4 11 (34.38%) DevOps
4 11 (34.38%) ITSM
5 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
5 6 (18.75%) Problem Management
5 6 (18.75%) Service Management
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (9.38%) API Integration
8 3 (9.38%) ArchiMate
8 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) CRM
8 3 (9.38%) Information Architecture
8 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.38%) UML
8 3 (9.38%) Validation
9 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C++
2 3 (9.38%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) vRealize
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 3 (9.38%) Saba
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (3.13%) Talend