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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 52 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 16 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.14% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 23.88% 10.77% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
Median daily rate £400 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £27.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +18.99%
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
67 65 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.96% 6.21% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 7
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £650 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +32.35%

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 24 August 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 +20 10 £400 -15.78% 1
Macclesfield - 4 - - 1
Chester - 1 £435 -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 23 (76.67%) PaaS
2 19 (63.33%) IaaS
3 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (33.33%) Open Source
4 10 (33.33%) DevOps
5 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 8 (26.67%) Windows
7 7 (23.33%) ITSM
7 7 (23.33%) ITIL
8 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 6 (20.00%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (20.00%) Service Management
8 6 (20.00%) Change Management
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (20.00%) Puppet
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) VMware
9 5 (16.67%) Apache
9 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.67%) Python
9 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.33%) API Integration
10 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 4 (13.33%) Project Management

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 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (76.67%) PaaS
2 19 (63.33%) IaaS
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (10.00%) Office 365
5 3 (10.00%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (10.00%) Skype
1 3 (10.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) Internet
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Grunt
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Architect
2 6 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Architect
3 5 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) HR Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) HR Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Angular Developer
6 1 (3.33%) HR Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.33%) Compass CSS Framework
3 1 (3.33%) CSS
3 1 (3.33%) CSS3
3 1 (3.33%) HTML
3 1 (3.33%) HTML5
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) CESG
3 3 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.33%) BYOD
5 1 (3.33%) CMDB
5 1 (3.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (13.33%) AIX
3 4 (13.33%) CentOS
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) DevOps
2 10 (33.33%) Open Source
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 7 (23.33%) ITSM
4 6 (20.00%) Change Management
4 6 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 6 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (13.33%) API Integration
5 4 (13.33%) ArchiMate
5 4 (13.33%) Capacity Management
5 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.33%) CRM
5 4 (13.33%) Information Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Project Management
5 4 (13.33%) UML
6 3 (10.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) C++
4 3 (10.00%) Ruby
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 3 (10.00%) vRealize
3 2 (6.67%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Saba
4 2 (6.67%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) Talend