The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 136 138 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing SaaS 28 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.74% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.34% 6.57% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £328 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £356 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £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 £17.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+12.05% -61.53%
SaaS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
247 198 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.57% 5.34% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 109 27
Median daily rate £440 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.15 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.75 £12.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.79 £25.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-36.86% +66.66%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +8 14 £400 - 8
Manchester -5 9 £425 +29.77% 9
Merseyside -2 1 £500 +66.66% 2
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 25 (55.56%) PaaS
2 21 (46.67%) IaaS
2 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (22.22%) ITIL
6 9 (20.00%) Windows
6 9 (20.00%) Open Source
7 8 (17.78%) DevOps
7 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
7 8 (17.78%) CRM
7 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
8 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
8 7 (15.56%) Service Management
8 7 (15.56%) ITSM
8 7 (15.56%) Project Management
8 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
9 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.33%) Change Management
9 6 (13.33%) SQL
9 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
10 5 (11.11%) SOA
10 5 (11.11%) Linux
10 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
10 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.11%) CESG
10 5 (11.11%) VMware
10 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 4 (8.89%) IIS
2 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) SAS
5 1 (2.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 25 (55.56%) PaaS
2 21 (46.67%) IaaS
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (11.11%) Office 365
6 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
1 3 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (6.67%) Skype
1 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Grunt
General
1 4 (8.89%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.67%) Marketing
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Architect
2 9 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (15.56%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Azure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) CRM Architect
7 2 (4.44%) CRM Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Developer
7 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.44%) SaaS Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Test Automation Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.22%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) OAuth
1 4 (8.89%) SAML
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.44%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) CSS3
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) Sass
4 1 (2.22%) SOAP
4 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) CESG
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.67%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.44%) CMDB
4 2 (4.44%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) FMCG
4 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) BYOD
5 1 (2.22%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (11.11%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) AIX
3 4 (8.89%) CentOS
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) ITIL
3 9 (20.00%) Open Source
4 8 (17.78%) CRM
4 8 (17.78%) DevOps
5 7 (15.56%) ITSM
5 7 (15.56%) PRINCE2
5 7 (15.56%) Problem Management
5 7 (15.56%) Project Management
5 7 (15.56%) Service Management
6 6 (13.33%) Change Management
7 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
7 5 (11.11%) SOA
8 4 (8.89%) API Integration
8 4 (8.89%) ArchiMate
8 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
8 4 (8.89%) Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.89%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Python
3 3 (6.67%) PHP
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) C++
4 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.22%) CISSP
2 1 (2.22%) CLAS
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Puppet
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) SCOM
2 3 (6.67%) vRealize
3 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (4.44%) BMC
4 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 1 (2.22%) Facebook
5 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.22%) Teradata
5 1 (2.22%) Twitter