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 30 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 88 62 86
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +24
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 19 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 1.65% 0.15%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.04% 54.29% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
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£475 £475 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-44.44% +73.07%
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
23 35 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.62% 3.04% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 1
Average daily rate £450 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.14% -41.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
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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
Altrincham - - - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) CasperJS
2 1 (16.67%) HTML
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Taleo
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Java EE
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Mason
2 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Force.com
2 1 (16.67%) Visualforce
2 1 (16.67%) Apex Code
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP ERP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Taleo
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Force.com
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) CasperJS
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (16.67%) Grunt
1 1 (16.67%) Bower
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) ScrumMaster
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) Mason
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (16.67%) Visualforce
1 1 (16.67%) Haml
1 1 (16.67%) Underscore.js
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Content Management
2 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) OOP
2 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
2 1 (16.67%) OO
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) SOA
2 1 (16.67%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Apex Code
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Sitecore
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) Salesforce.com