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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 74 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.13% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 25.53% 8.06% 57.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Average daily rate
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£650 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
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
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
47 62 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 4.41% 6.42% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 1
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
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 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 29 January 2015.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Ruby
3 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (46.15%) MySQL
3 6 (46.15%) Django
3 6 (46.15%) Scala
3 6 (46.15%) Software Architecture
3 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
3 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
3 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
4 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
5 3 (23.08%) SAN
5 3 (23.08%) Java
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Service Management
7 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 1 (7.69%) Law
7 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
7 1 (7.69%) VMware
7 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) WFM
7 1 (7.69%) TDD

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WLAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
1 6 (46.15%) MongoDB
1 6 (46.15%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (46.15%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Architect
2 8 (61.54%) Technical Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) Ruby on Rails
1 6 (46.15%) Django
1 6 (46.15%) Play Framework
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) VMS
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (46.15%) Software Architecture
3 5 (38.46%) User Stories
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) WFM
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Kanban
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Ruby
2 6 (46.15%) Scala
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) C++
4 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) VMware
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.69%) NetApp