The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the Manchester region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 85 - 79
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% - 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.81% - 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate £318 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -
Cloud Services Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
27 1 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.88% 0.100% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 10
Average daily rate £350 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £325 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.53 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
SaaS
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - - - -
Audenshaw - - - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (60.00%) ERP
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) SSL
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe
2 2 (40.00%) Interwoven
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
2 2 (40.00%) VB
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) Social Media
2 2 (40.00%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScriptMVC
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) Sass
3 1 (20.00%) LESS
3 1 (20.00%) REST
3 1 (20.00%) CSS3
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Implementation Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScriptMVC
2 1 (20.00%) Sass
2 1 (20.00%) LESS
2 1 (20.00%) REST
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) YUI
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Web 2.0
1 2 (40.00%) Social Media
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
1 2 (40.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
1 2 (40.00%) Interwoven