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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 134 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 24 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.48% 9.92% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 1
Average daily rate £385 £420 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.05 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.00%
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
209 121 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.51% 3.70% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 72 50
Average daily rate £425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £288 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £516 £665
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +23.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £16.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £22.50 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-13.35% +30.62%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester -1 15 £425 +28.78% 10
Cheshire -3 8 £380 +38.18% 4
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 16 (36.36%) PaaS
2 14 (31.82%) IaaS
3 12 (27.27%) CRM
4 11 (25.00%) SOA
5 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 10 (22.73%) SQL
6 9 (20.45%) HTML
6 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
6 9 (20.45%) TOGAF
7 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
8 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
8 7 (15.91%) CSS
8 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (15.91%) HTML5
8 7 (15.91%) Front End Development
9 6 (13.64%) REST
9 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
9 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (13.64%) Oracle
9 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (13.64%) Extranet
10 5 (11.36%) Project Management
10 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
10 5 (11.36%) C#
10 5 (11.36%) PHP

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.64%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.55%) Node.js
3 2 (4.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.55%) BigMachines
2 2 (4.55%) Eloqua
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) PaaS
2 14 (31.82%) IaaS
3 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (11.36%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (11.36%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Extranet
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) Wireless
4 2 (4.55%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
5 1 (2.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) MySQL
2 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.36%) Grunt
1 5 (11.36%) MSTest
1 5 (11.36%) NUnit
2 2 (4.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
3 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 1 (2.27%) Advertising
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Architect
2 10 (22.73%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (13.64%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
5 5 (11.36%) Consultant
5 5 (11.36%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (9.09%) HR Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) HR Business Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Workday Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Workday Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Azure Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Business Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Security Architect
7 3 (6.82%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) HTML
2 7 (15.91%) CSS
2 7 (15.91%) HTML5
3 6 (13.64%) REST
4 5 (11.36%) .NET
4 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
4 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
4 5 (11.36%) JSON
4 5 (11.36%) Web Services
4 5 (11.36%) XML
4 5 (11.36%) XSLT
5 4 (9.09%) OAuth
5 4 (9.09%) SAML
6 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 2 (4.55%) CSS3
6 2 (4.55%) Ember.js
6 2 (4.55%) J2EE
6 2 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
6 2 (4.55%) Mason
6 2 (4.55%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) AIX
3 1 (2.27%) HPUX
3 1 (2.27%) Solaris
3 1 (2.27%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) CRM
2 11 (25.00%) SOA
3 9 (20.45%) TOGAF
4 8 (18.18%) Data Modelling
5 7 (15.91%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) Front End Development
6 6 (13.64%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) Process Improvement
6 6 (13.64%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.36%) MVC
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
8 4 (9.09%) ERP
9 3 (6.82%) Change Management
9 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.82%) Resource Management
9 3 (6.82%) Risk Analysis
9 3 (6.82%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) JavaScript
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C#
2 5 (11.36%) PHP
2 5 (11.36%) T-SQL
2 5 (11.36%) XPath
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) PCI DSS
1 3 (6.82%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.27%) XenApp
2 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) CFEngine
1 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) EPiServer
4 3 (6.82%) VMware
5 2 (4.55%) LANDesk
5 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.55%) Siebel
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) Facebook
6 1 (2.27%) Hitachi
6 1 (2.27%) hybris
6 1 (2.27%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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