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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 140 138 112
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing SaaS 21 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.33% 0.79%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.17% 5.74% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
Median daily rate £450 £328 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.40% -15.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £33.50 £45.50
% change year-on-year
-41.46% -26.37%
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
229 209 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.87% 5.69% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 127 38
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £700 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £135.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -90.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +96.07%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +2 14 £450 +12.50% 3
Manchester -5 5 £675 +106.10% 13
Merseyside - 1 £500 - 1
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 16 (36.36%) PaaS
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.27%) IaaS
5 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (22.73%) Project Management
6 10 (22.73%) Windows
6 10 (22.73%) CRM
7 8 (18.18%) SQL
7 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
8 7 (15.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
9 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.64%) VMware
10 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
10 5 (11.36%) CESG
10 5 (11.36%) Taleo
10 5 (11.36%) .NET
10 5 (11.36%) Linux
10 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
10 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (11.36%) Office 365
10 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
11 4 (9.09%) API Integration
11 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
11 4 (9.09%) ArchiMate
11 4 (9.09%) Puppet
11 4 (9.09%) OAuth

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 4 (9.09%) Apache
1 4 (9.09%) IIS
1 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 4 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.27%) SAS
3 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) PaaS
2 12 (27.27%) IaaS
3 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (11.36%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (11.36%) Office 365
4 5 (11.36%) Taleo
5 3 (6.82%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Firewall
1 3 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (6.82%) Skype
1 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) LAN
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Grunt
2 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.55%) MSTest
2 2 (4.55%) NUnit
General
1 7 (15.91%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Architect
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Business Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Technical Architect
4 5 (11.36%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (9.09%) HR Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) HR Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Workday Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Workday Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) OAuth
2 4 (9.09%) SAML
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
3 3 (6.82%) HTML5
3 3 (6.82%) REST
3 3 (6.82%) XML
4 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.55%) jQuery
4 2 (4.55%) JSON
4 2 (4.55%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) XSLT
5 1 (2.27%) CSS3
5 1 (2.27%) Sass
5 1 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.36%) CESG
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.82%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) BYOD
5 1 (2.27%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (9.09%) AIX
3 4 (9.09%) CentOS
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.73%) CRM
2 10 (22.73%) Project Management
3 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
3 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
4 4 (9.09%) API Integration
4 4 (9.09%) ArchiMate
4 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 4 (9.09%) Information Architecture
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Migration
4 4 (9.09%) UML
5 3 (6.82%) Data Privacy
5 3 (6.82%) Front End Development
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 3 (6.82%) MVC
5 3 (6.82%) Resource Management
5 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.82%) Test Management
5 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.82%) C#
3 3 (6.82%) PHP
4 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) Ruby
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) CISSP
2 1 (2.27%) CLAS
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Puppet
2 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) vRealize
2 3 (6.82%) Windows Intune
3 2 (4.55%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) BMC
4 2 (4.55%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.27%) Facebook
5 1 (2.27%) hybris
5 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) Teradata
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter