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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.80% 1.12% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.67% 22.22% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Median daily rate £325 £405 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £440
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 - £10.50

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
60 45 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.05% 5.06% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 14
Median daily rate £550 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

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
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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +17 3 £325 -43.47%
Macclesfield -3 1 - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 16 (84.21%) PaaS
1 16 (84.21%) IaaS
2 12 (63.16%) Open Source
3 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
4 8 (42.11%) Change Management
4 8 (42.11%) DevOps
5 7 (36.84%) ITSM
6 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
6 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
6 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Project Management
7 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) Middleware
7 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 3 (15.79%) C++
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) Python
8 2 (10.53%) User Experience
8 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (10.53%) Puppet
8 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
8 2 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (10.53%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
8 2 (10.53%) Client/Server

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 2 (10.53%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 16 (84.21%) IaaS
1 16 (84.21%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (5.26%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Back Office
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Operations Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Chief Technology Officer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Architect
4 1 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Applications DBA
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Client/Server
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Android
2 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) Open Source
2 9 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Change Management
3 8 (42.11%) DevOps
3 8 (42.11%) ITIL
4 7 (36.84%) ITSM
5 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (21.05%) Project Management
6 3 (15.79%) Service Management
7 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.53%) Network Design
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C++
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Saba
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Talend