The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 102 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -13
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.23% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 16.67% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£488 £556 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% +17.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £440 £403
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +9.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%
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 Manchester region.

Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
58 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.08% 1.38% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 13
Average daily rate £475 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.64 - £17.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £17.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+38.23% -44.71%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (62.50%) Java
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) PaaS
3 3 (37.50%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
4 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (25.00%) MVVM
4 2 (25.00%) Memcached
4 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (25.00%) CMS
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) MSMQ
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 2 (25.00%) Umbraco
2 1 (12.50%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
2 1 (12.50%) SoftLayer
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (12.50%) Force.com
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 2 (25.00%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Environment Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Service Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) REST
2 2 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (25.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (25.00%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) MSMQ
2 2 (25.00%) Memcached
2 2 (25.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (12.50%) Spring MVC
3 1 (12.50%) J2EE
3 1 (12.50%) Mason
3 1 (12.50%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
4 2 (25.00%) OOP
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) SOA
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) MVVM
5 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (12.50%) AOP
5 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Python
2 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 2 (25.00%) PHP5
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) C++
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Groovy
4 1 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (12.50%) Apex Code
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) IBM
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (12.50%) Google