The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 96 99 81
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs citing SaaS 10 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.75% 6.35% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £488 £556
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -12.35%
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 Manchester region.

Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
174 63 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 9.36% 3.54% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 38 9
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £279 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (53.33%) PaaS
2 8 (53.33%) IaaS
2 8 (53.33%) SOA
3 7 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
6 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (20.00%) FMCG
7 2 (13.33%) High Availability
7 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing Automation
7 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
7 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
7 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Marketing
7 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
8 1 (6.67%) Web Development
8 1 (6.67%) Degree

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 7 (46.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SAS
3 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (53.33%) IaaS
2 8 (53.33%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (13.33%) Office 365
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Architect
2 8 (53.33%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (40.00%) Azure Architect
4 5 (33.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (26.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 3 (20.00%) SOA Architect
7 2 (13.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 2 (13.33%) CRM Architect
7 2 (13.33%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
8 1 (6.67%) SaaS Architect
8 1 (6.67%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.67%) jQuery
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (20.00%) FMCG
3 1 (6.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 3 (20.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (13.33%) Data Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Marketing Automation
3 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (13.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) RAD
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCP
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft
3 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (6.67%) Teradata