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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 106 96 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.18% 0.29%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.13% 5.36% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £328 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £16.05 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+22.18% -64.72%
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
96 56 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.21% 3.40% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 20
Median daily rate £480 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £295 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £725 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £75.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -82.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 5 May 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 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
1 7 (33.33%) PaaS
2 6 (28.57%) IaaS
2 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) SOA
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 5 (23.81%) .NET
3 5 (23.81%) C#
3 5 (23.81%) XML
3 5 (23.81%) REST
3 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 5 (23.81%) MVC
4 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
4 4 (19.05%) XPath
4 4 (19.05%) JSON
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) EPiServer
4 4 (19.05%) MSTest
4 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 4 (19.05%) OAuth
4 4 (19.05%) HTML5
4 4 (19.05%) Grunt
4 4 (19.05%) Front End Development
4 4 (19.05%) XSLT
4 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
4 4 (19.05%) CSS

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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.76%) CMS
3 1 (4.76%) SAS
3 1 (4.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 7 (33.33%) PaaS
2 6 (28.57%) IaaS
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Extranet
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Grunt
1 4 (19.05%) MSTest
1 4 (19.05%) NUnit
General
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (23.81%) .NET Developer
4 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Full Stack Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (9.52%) SaaS Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) SOA Architect
6 2 (9.52%) TOGAF Architect
7 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 1 (4.76%) BizTalk Architect
7 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Functional Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
1 5 (23.81%) REST
1 5 (23.81%) XML
2 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (19.05%) CSS
2 4 (19.05%) HTML
2 4 (19.05%) HTML5
2 4 (19.05%) JSON
2 4 (19.05%) OAuth
2 4 (19.05%) SAML
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) XSLT
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.76%) J2EE
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
3 1 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) CMDB
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) SOA
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) MVC
2 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (19.05%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Front End Development
3 4 (19.05%) Workflow
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (9.52%) Data Management
5 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
5 2 (9.52%) Data Privacy
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.52%) Microservices
5 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (23.81%) C#
3 4 (19.05%) T-SQL
3 4 (19.05%) XPath
4 3 (14.29%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) MCP
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) EPiServer
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Facebook
4 1 (4.76%) hybris
4 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
4 1 (4.76%) Teradata
4 1 (4.76%) Twitter
4 1 (4.76%) VMware