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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 139 124 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 10 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.81% 13.04% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £401 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.65% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.05 £41.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-73.53% +108.75%
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
128 69 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.71% 2.51% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 45 13
Average daily rate £425 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £12.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+80.00% -34.21%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 -4 4 £275 -31.25% 6
Manchester -16 1 £330 -12.00% 10
Merseyside - - - - 2
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 8 (23.53%) .NET
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (20.59%) PaaS
4 7 (20.59%) SAP
5 6 (17.65%) VBA
5 6 (17.65%) C#
5 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 6 (17.65%) SOA
5 6 (17.65%) Puppet
5 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (17.65%) WCF
5 6 (17.65%) MVC
5 6 (17.65%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 5 (14.71%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (14.71%) Hudson
6 5 (14.71%) Route 53
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Metrics
6 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
6 5 (14.71%) Procure-to-pay
6 5 (14.71%) DevOps
6 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
6 5 (14.71%) Finance
6 5 (14.71%) CentOS

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) SAS
3 2 (5.88%) Apache
3 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) nginx
3 2 (5.88%) Jetty
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) SAP HR
2 2 (5.88%) ResourceLink
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) PaaS
2 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (14.71%) Route 53
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon S3
3 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.82%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
6 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (2.94%) Taleo
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.94%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) DNS
1 4 (11.76%) DHCP
2 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) IPsec
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
4 1 (2.94%) SSL
4 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) Couchbase
2 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 5 (14.71%) Hudson
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (8.82%) Maven
5 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.94%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.94%) Grunt
6 1 (2.94%) Bower
6 1 (2.94%) CasperJS
6 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Developer
3 7 (20.59%) .NET Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Integration Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.94%) Front-End Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 6 (17.65%) WCF
3 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.82%) REST
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (5.88%) Servlets
5 2 (5.88%) SOAP
5 2 (5.88%) jQuery
5 2 (5.88%) JSON
5 2 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.94%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.94%) Underscore.js
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Haml
6 1 (2.94%) Memcached
6 1 (2.94%) HTML
6 1 (2.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (38.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (11.76%) Open Source
4 1 (2.94%) User Experience
4 1 (2.94%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) CentOS
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
3 1 (2.94%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (17.65%) SOA
3 6 (17.65%) MVC
4 5 (14.71%) Procure-to-pay
4 5 (14.71%) DevOps
4 5 (14.71%) Service Management
4 5 (14.71%) CMMI
4 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) ITIL
5 4 (11.76%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (11.76%) Domain-Driven Design
5 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.82%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) OOP
7 2 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (5.88%) ERP
7 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) VBA
3 6 (17.65%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) PL/SQL
4 5 (14.71%) Python
5 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 2 (5.88%) Perl
7 2 (5.88%) PHP
7 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.94%) PHP5
8 1 (2.94%) C
8 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Xen
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) SAP
3 5 (14.71%) RightScale
3 5 (14.71%) Red Hat
3 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) webMethods
4 2 (5.88%) Dell
4 2 (5.88%) Software AG
5 1 (2.94%) Google
5 1 (2.94%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
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