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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 125 143 113
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs citing SaaS 29 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.32% 0.80%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.66% 6.59% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Median daily rate £400 £375 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -30.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £431
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £455 £589
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 £18.75 -
% change year-on-year
+4.58% -
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
229 182 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.26% 4.82% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 93 30
Median daily rate £437 £419 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.35% -1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.70 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.50 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-29.54% +29.41%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +14 16 £400 -15.78% 3
Manchester 0 8 £425 +13.33% 8
Merseyside -2 1 £500 +66.66% 4
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 30 (63.83%) PaaS
2 26 (55.32%) IaaS
3 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (25.53%) Open Source
7 11 (23.40%) DevOps
8 10 (21.28%) ITIL
8 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
9 9 (19.15%) Windows
9 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.02%) CRM
10 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
10 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
11 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
11 7 (14.89%) Python
11 7 (14.89%) Project Management
11 7 (14.89%) Service Management
11 7 (14.89%) ITSM
11 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.77%) Puppet
12 6 (12.77%) Change Management
12 6 (12.77%) SOA
12 6 (12.77%) Linux
12 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
12 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
13 5 (10.64%) CESG
13 5 (10.64%) TOGAF

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 8 (17.02%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.51%) Apache
2 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.13%) SAS
5 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 30 (63.83%) PaaS
2 26 (55.32%) IaaS
3 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (10.64%) Office 365
6 2 (4.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (4.26%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (6.38%) Skype
1 3 (6.38%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.26%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Grunt
1 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.64%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Architect
2 8 (17.02%) Technical Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Azure Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) CRM Architect
6 2 (4.26%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM Architect
6 2 (4.26%) HR Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) HR Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Lead DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (4.26%) jQuery
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) Compass CSS Framework
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
4 1 (2.13%) CSS3
4 1 (2.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.13%) HTML5
4 1 (2.13%) Sass
4 1 (2.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) CESG
1 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) FMCG
2 3 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.26%) CMDB
3 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
4 1 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.13%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) AIX
3 4 (8.51%) CentOS
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) Open Source
3 11 (23.40%) DevOps
4 10 (21.28%) ITIL
5 8 (17.02%) CRM
5 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
6 7 (14.89%) ITSM
6 7 (14.89%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.89%) Project Management
6 7 (14.89%) Service Management
7 6 (12.77%) Change Management
7 6 (12.77%) SOA
8 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.64%) Identity Management
8 5 (10.64%) TOGAF
9 4 (8.51%) API Integration
9 4 (8.51%) ArchiMate
9 4 (8.51%) Capacity Management
9 4 (8.51%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.64%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) CISSP
2 1 (2.13%) CLAS
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
2 1 (2.13%) MCP
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.38%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) vRealize
3 2 (4.26%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) BMC
4 2 (4.26%) Saba
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata
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