The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 94 84 68
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.25% 6.06% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£490 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £45.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-26.37% +24.65%
SaaS
West Yorkshire

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

Cloud Services Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
80 33 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 5.90% 2.71% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 59
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £12.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -51.92%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) MySQL
2 6 (42.86%) Ruby
2 6 (42.86%) Django
2 6 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
2 6 (42.86%) Scala
2 6 (42.86%) Software Architecture
2 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 6 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 6 (42.86%) Play Framework
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 3 (21.43%) Java
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (14.29%) C#
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) WLAN
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) PaaS
5 2 (14.29%) IaaS
6 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
6 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (7.14%) Puppet

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (7.14%) Node.js
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) WLAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (42.86%) MySQL
1 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
1 6 (42.86%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Architect
2 7 (50.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Django
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (42.86%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (7.14%) Mustache
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) XHTML
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 6 (42.86%) Software Architecture
3 5 (35.71%) User Stories
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Management
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Web Design
4 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Ruby
1 6 (42.86%) Scala
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.14%) KVM
1 1 (7.14%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) VMware