The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 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 North West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 116 110 126
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 19 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 26.39% 43.75% 32.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 9
Average daily rate £388 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £425 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £475
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 £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
72 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.27% 0.66% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 8 17
Average daily rate £400 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +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
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -6 13 £400 -5.88% 3
Manchester - 4 £318 - 5
Merseyside - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
1 13 (52.00%) QA
1 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (52.00%) CentOS
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon S3
1 13 (52.00%) PaaS
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (52.00%) RightScale
1 13 (52.00%) Puppet
1 13 (52.00%) Hudson
1 13 (52.00%) Route 53
1 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon ELB
1 13 (52.00%) Vagrant
2 11 (44.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) Open Source
3 9 (36.00%) Maven
3 9 (36.00%) DHCP
3 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
4 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
4 6 (24.00%) ERP
5 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
6 3 (12.00%) Java
6 3 (12.00%) VBScript
6 3 (12.00%) VB
6 3 (12.00%) .NET

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Jetty
2 1 (4.00%) nginx
2 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (52.00%) PaaS
1 13 (52.00%) Route 53
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon ELB
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon EC2
1 13 (52.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) DNS
2 9 (36.00%) DHCP
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
4 2 (8.00%) HTTP
4 2 (8.00%) SSL
5 1 (4.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Hudson
1 13 (52.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (36.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) NMock
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) DBA
3 2 (8.00%) Digital Project Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Developer
4 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (4.00%) Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) CSS
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) JSON
2 2 (8.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (4.00%) YUI
3 1 (4.00%) jQuery
3 1 (4.00%) Ext JS
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) CSS3
3 1 (4.00%) Sass
3 1 (4.00%) LESS
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScriptMVC
3 1 (4.00%) Spring
3 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) Servlets
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Web 2.0
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) CentOS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (36.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) ERP
4 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) MVC
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (8.00%) Analytics
6 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.00%) JVM Tuning
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) SIEM
6 1 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Java
1 3 (12.00%) VBScript
1 3 (12.00%) VB
2 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
3 1 (4.00%) Ruby
3 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CISSP
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (52.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) Puppet
1 13 (52.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Red Hat
1 13 (52.00%) RightScale
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
2 2 (8.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.00%) Typemock
3 1 (4.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
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