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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 139 112 128
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 22 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.73% 0.11%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.42% 31.43% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
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£425 £538 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £431 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £589 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 - £40.00
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
187 70 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.83% 2.31% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 27 17
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £605 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £16.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+42.18% -51.51%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. 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
Cheshire -2 6 £475 - 5
Manchester -9 3 £375 -30.23% 16
Merseyside - 2 £300 - 1
Lancashire -7 1 - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) TDD
3 6 (27.27%) PaaS
3 6 (27.27%) Python
3 6 (27.27%) Java
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (18.18%) Ruby
5 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) OO
5 4 (18.18%) DHCP
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) SDLC
6 3 (13.64%) EdgeSight
6 3 (13.64%) IaaS
6 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) MVC
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 3 (13.64%) McAfee
6 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (9.09%) CMS
1 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
1 2 (9.09%) Node.js
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) ResourceLink
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) PaaS
2 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
3 3 (13.64%) IaaS
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (9.09%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (9.09%) Boomi
4 2 (9.09%) Route 53
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (4.55%) CloudFront
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (4.55%) Force.com
5 1 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DHCP
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
2 2 (9.09%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.09%) Couchbase
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Hudson
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.55%) Maven
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
1 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) .NET Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Business Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
6 1 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.64%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) REST
3 2 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (9.09%) WCF
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
3 2 (9.09%) MSMQ
3 2 (9.09%) Ajax
3 2 (9.09%) JSON
3 2 (9.09%) Memcached
3 2 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.55%) Spring MVC
4 1 (4.55%) J2EE
4 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
4 1 (4.55%) Spring
4 1 (4.55%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) CentOS
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) TDD
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
3 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
3 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (18.18%) SDLC
4 4 (18.18%) OO
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) MVC
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
6 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) MVVM
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) OOP
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
1 6 (27.27%) Python
2 4 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (9.09%) PHP5
3 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.09%) C
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) VBA
4 1 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (13.64%) XenServer
1 3 (13.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (13.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (13.64%) EdgeSight
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 3 (13.64%) Symantec
2 3 (13.64%) McAfee
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Lumension
3 2 (9.09%) webMethods
3 2 (9.09%) RightScale
3 2 (9.09%) Software AG
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 2 (9.09%) Dell
3 2 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (4.55%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
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