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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 84 129 115
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -14
Contract jobs citing SaaS 67 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.13% 0.68% 0.77%
As % of the Cloud Services category 18.46% 12.33% 22.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 16 8
Median daily rate £375 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £383 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £36.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-64.38% +46.00%
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
363 227 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.55% 5.49% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 137 68
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £404 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £13.65 £31.35 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.46% +39.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.90 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £68.00 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +48.64%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Lancashire - 36 £388 - 1
Manchester -3 16 £375 -11.76% 12
Cheshire +19 11 £313 -30.55% 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 71 (75.53%) PaaS
2 69 (73.40%) IaaS
3 55 (58.51%) Open Source
4 53 (56.38%) ITIL
5 49 (52.13%) Change Management
6 35 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (36.17%) DevOps
8 33 (35.11%) Data Management
9 29 (30.85%) Oracle
10 28 (29.79%) Oracle EBS
10 28 (29.79%) Oracle EBS R12
11 27 (28.72%) Problem Management
11 27 (28.72%) Oracle Application Server
11 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database 12c
11 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database
11 27 (28.72%) PRINCE2
12 25 (26.60%) ITSM
12 25 (26.60%) High Availability
13 23 (24.47%) Performance Tuning
13 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
14 21 (22.34%) Service Management
15 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
15 20 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
16 19 (20.21%) Linux
17 17 (18.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
19 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
20 13 (13.83%) Finance
20 13 (13.83%) Oracle Reports
21 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure

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 (28.72%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (11.70%) WebSphere
3 7 (7.45%) Apache
4 6 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.06%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.06%) nginx
5 1 (1.06%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (21.28%) MS Excel
2 11 (11.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.26%) MS Project
4 3 (3.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (29.79%) Oracle EBS
1 28 (29.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (4.26%) SAP ERP
2 4 (4.26%) SAP GRC
2 4 (4.26%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (2.13%) SAP BPC
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 71 (75.53%) PaaS
2 69 (73.40%) IaaS
3 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (8.51%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.06%) Firewall
2 1 (1.06%) Intranet
2 1 (1.06%) LDAP
2 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database
1 27 (28.72%) Oracle Database 12c
2 13 (13.83%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (7.45%) MySQL
4 4 (4.26%) SAP BW
5 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.06%) Big Data
7 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.06%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.26%) Subversion
2 3 (3.19%) JIRA
2 3 (3.19%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.13%) MSI
3 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.06%) Maven
4 1 (1.06%) Protractor
4 1 (1.06%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (13.83%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.13%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) DBA
1 20 (21.28%) Oracle DBA
2 19 (20.21%) Operations Engineer
3 15 (15.96%) Architect
4 13 (13.83%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 12 (12.77%) Developer
6 10 (10.64%) Analyst
6 10 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.45%) Administrator
8 6 (6.38%) PHP Developer
8 6 (6.38%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (6.38%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.38%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.32%) Operational Support Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Operations Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Operations Support Analyst
9 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) HR Analyst
10 4 (4.26%) LAMP Developer
10 4 (4.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.51%) .NET
1 8 (8.51%) Web Services
2 6 (6.38%) LAMP
2 6 (6.38%) RESTful
2 6 (6.38%) Zend Framework
3 5 (5.32%) CSS
4 4 (4.26%) React
5 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.19%) Aurelia
5 3 (3.19%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.19%) Durandal
5 3 (3.19%) EJS
5 3 (3.19%) HTML
5 3 (3.19%) jQuery
5 3 (3.19%) KnockoutJS
5 3 (3.19%) LESS
5 3 (3.19%) Middleware
5 3 (3.19%) Pug
5 3 (3.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.51%) Tandem
3 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
4 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.32%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.06%) CESG
7 1 (1.06%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.06%) Fintech
7 1 (1.06%) FMCG
7 1 (1.06%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.06%) RIA
7 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Linux
2 11 (11.70%) AIX
2 11 (11.70%) Windows
2 11 (11.70%) Windows 2000
2 11 (11.70%) Windows XP
3 10 (10.64%) Unix
4 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.06%) Android
5 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (58.51%) Open Source
2 53 (56.38%) ITIL
3 49 (52.13%) Change Management
4 35 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (36.17%) DevOps
6 33 (35.11%) Data Management
7 27 (28.72%) PRINCE2
7 27 (28.72%) Problem Management
8 25 (26.60%) High Availability
8 25 (26.60%) ITSM
9 23 (24.47%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (22.34%) Service Management
11 20 (21.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (18.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 10 (10.64%) Project Management
14 9 (9.57%) OO
14 9 (9.57%) OOD
14 9 (9.57%) SOA
15 8 (8.51%) Data Analysis
15 8 (8.51%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.77%) JavaScript
2 11 (11.70%) Python
3 9 (9.57%) PHP
4 8 (8.51%) C#
5 7 (7.45%) Java
5 7 (7.45%) Ruby
6 5 (5.32%) Perl
6 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.19%) C
7 3 (3.19%) C++
7 3 (3.19%) SQL
7 3 (3.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) CISSP
4 1 (1.06%) CLAS
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (7.45%) SLA
3 3 (3.19%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (30.85%) Oracle
2 23 (24.47%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.38%) SAP
3 6 (6.38%) Zend
4 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow
5 4 (4.26%) Ariba
5 4 (4.26%) Concur
6 3 (3.19%) Saba
7 2 (2.13%) Google
8 1 (1.06%) Cisco
8 1 (1.06%) HP
8 1 (1.06%) Juniper
8 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.06%) Talend
8 1 (1.06%) Workday