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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / North West
Rank 100 127 123
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -4
Contract jobs citing SaaS 31 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.13% 13.48% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 9
Median daily rate £375 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £327 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £500 £450
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £10.50

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
306 230 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.76% 6.06% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 149 72
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £25.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.70% +13.88%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +4 12 £425 - 8
Lancashire - 12 £335 - 1
Cheshire +21 4 £325 -19.75% 6
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 61 (72.62%) PaaS
2 59 (70.24%) IaaS
3 49 (58.33%) Open Source
4 46 (54.76%) ITIL
5 43 (51.19%) Change Management
6 34 (40.48%) Data Management
7 30 (35.71%) Oracle
8 28 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
8 28 (33.33%) DevOps
8 28 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
9 27 (32.14%) Oracle Application Server
9 27 (32.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 27 (32.14%) Oracle Database
10 25 (29.76%) High Availability
11 23 (27.38%) Performance Tuning
12 22 (26.19%) Problem Management
12 22 (26.19%) PRINCE2
13 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
13 20 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (22.62%) ITSM
14 19 (22.62%) Linux
14 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
15 17 (20.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
17 15 (17.86%) Service Management
18 14 (16.67%) Finance
18 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
19 13 (15.48%) Oracle Reports
20 12 (14.29%) JavaScript

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 27 (32.14%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (13.10%) WebSphere
3 7 (8.33%) Apache
4 5 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.19%) Drupal
5 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) nginx
5 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
2 11 (13.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.76%) MS Project
4 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (33.33%) Oracle EBS
1 28 (33.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (5.95%) SAP ERP
2 5 (5.95%) SAP GRC
2 5 (5.95%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.38%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.19%) Magento
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 61 (72.62%) PaaS
2 59 (70.24%) IaaS
3 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (8.33%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) Firewall
2 1 (1.19%) Intranet
2 1 (1.19%) LDAP
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) Oracle Database
1 27 (32.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 13 (15.48%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (9.52%) MySQL
4 5 (5.95%) SAP BW
5 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.19%) Big Data
8 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.19%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (1.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.76%) Subversion
2 3 (3.57%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.38%) JIRA
3 2 (2.38%) MSI
3 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.19%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.19%) Maven
4 1 (1.19%) Protractor
4 1 (1.19%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.19%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) General Ledger
2 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.19%) Back Office
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Legal
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) DBA
1 20 (23.81%) Oracle DBA
2 13 (15.48%) Architect
3 12 (14.29%) Developer
3 12 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (10.71%) Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Administrator
6 7 (8.33%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Operational Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Operations Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Operations Support Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Project Manager
8 5 (5.95%) SAP Architect
8 5 (5.95%) SAP Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) .NET
1 8 (9.52%) Web Services
2 6 (7.14%) LAMP
2 6 (7.14%) RESTful
2 6 (7.14%) Zend Framework
3 5 (5.95%) CSS
4 4 (4.76%) React
5 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.57%) Aurelia
5 3 (3.57%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.57%) Durandal
5 3 (3.57%) EJS
5 3 (3.57%) HTML
5 3 (3.57%) Jinja
5 3 (3.57%) jQuery
5 3 (3.57%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (3.57%) LESS
5 3 (3.57%) Pug
5 3 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.52%) Tandem
3 6 (7.14%) User Experience
4 5 (5.95%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.95%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.57%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.19%) CESG
6 1 (1.19%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.19%) Fintech
6 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.62%) Linux
2 11 (13.10%) AIX
2 11 (13.10%) Windows
2 11 (13.10%) Windows 2000
2 11 (13.10%) Windows XP
3 10 (11.90%) Unix
4 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.19%) Android
5 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (58.33%) Open Source
2 46 (54.76%) ITIL
3 43 (51.19%) Change Management
4 34 (40.48%) Data Management
5 28 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (33.33%) DevOps
6 25 (29.76%) High Availability
7 23 (27.38%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (26.19%) PRINCE2
8 22 (26.19%) Problem Management
9 20 (23.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 19 (22.62%) ITSM
11 17 (20.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 15 (17.86%) Service Management
13 10 (11.90%) Project Management
14 9 (10.71%) OO
14 9 (10.71%) OOD
15 8 (9.52%) Data Analysis
15 8 (9.52%) Release Management
15 8 (9.52%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 11 (13.10%) Python
3 9 (10.71%) PHP
4 8 (9.52%) C#
5 7 (8.33%) Java
5 7 (8.33%) Ruby
6 5 (5.95%) Perl
6 5 (5.95%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.57%) C
7 3 (3.57%) C++
7 3 (3.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.19%) CCNA
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) CLAS
4 1 (1.19%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) ISEB
4 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (8.33%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (35.71%) Oracle
2 20 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.33%) SAP
4 6 (7.14%) Zend
5 5 (5.95%) Ariba
5 5 (5.95%) Concur
5 5 (5.95%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (1.19%) ATG
7 1 (1.19%) Cisco
7 1 (1.19%) hybris
7 1 (1.19%) Juniper
7 1 (1.19%) Saba
7 1 (1.19%) Talend
7 1 (1.19%) Workday