The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 59 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.68% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 33.33% 11.43% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£275 £550 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +83.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%
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
15 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.03% 3.91% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 4
Average daily rate £375 £565 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.62% +67.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £697 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
Crewe - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (56.25%) PaaS
3 8 (50.00%) RightScale
3 8 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (50.00%) Amazon S3
3 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (50.00%) CentOS
3 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (50.00%) Puppet
3 8 (50.00%) Hudson
3 8 (50.00%) Route 53
3 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
3 8 (50.00%) Vagrant
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Maven
5 6 (37.50%) QA
5 6 (37.50%) Open Source
5 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 6 (37.50%) DNS
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) DHCP
5 6 (37.50%) .NET
6 5 (31.25%) C#
6 5 (31.25%) SOA
6 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
6 5 (31.25%) WCF

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) nginx
1 2 (12.50%) Jetty
1 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) PaaS
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon S3
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (50.00%) Route 53
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
1 6 (37.50%) DNS
1 6 (37.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Hudson
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (37.50%) Maven
3 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (31.25%) WCF
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) Servlets
3 2 (12.50%) SOAP
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 2 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (37.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (50.00%) DevOps
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) MVC
6 4 (25.00%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (25.00%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 2 (12.50%) JVM Tuning
8 1 (6.25%) User Stories
8 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) AOP
8 1 (6.25%) TDD
8 1 (6.25%) ERP
8 1 (6.25%) OOD
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL
8 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Puppet
1 8 (50.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) RightScale
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft