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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 61 62 72
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 9 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.97% 0.66% 0.45%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.45% 20.83% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate £385 £275 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -76.47%
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
44 24 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.76% 3.18% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 25
Average daily rate £425 £375 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -33.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £288 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £696
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

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
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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Alderley Edge - 3 - -
Macclesfield -3 1 £375 -
Warrington -11 1 £725 - 1
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) CRM
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Taleo
3 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (26.67%) PaaS
3 4 (26.67%) IaaS
4 3 (20.00%) SSAE 16
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (20.00%) SIEM
4 3 (20.00%) CISSP
4 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
4 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Legal
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (13.33%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (13.33%) Node.js
1 2 (13.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) BigMachines
1 2 (13.33%) Eloqua
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Taleo
2 4 (26.67%) IaaS
2 4 (26.67%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
1 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 4 (26.67%) HR Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) HR Business Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Workday Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Workday Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Business IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) HTML Developer
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (13.33%) UI Developer
4 2 (13.33%) UI/UX Developer
4 2 (13.33%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) CSS3
1 2 (13.33%) Ember.js
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
1 2 (13.33%) jQuery
1 2 (13.33%) KnockoutJS
1 2 (13.33%) Mason
1 2 (13.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) AIX
1 1 (6.67%) HPUX
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
1 1 (6.67%) Unix
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 3 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) SIEM
2 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Front End Development
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
3 2 (13.33%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (13.33%) Use Case
3 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Apex Code
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (20.00%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) CFEngine
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (13.33%) Siebel
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
4 1 (6.67%) Sitecore