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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 109 111 135
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +24
Contract jobs citing SaaS 28 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.71% 0.24%
As % of the Cloud Services category 37.33% 37.50% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 4
Average daily rate
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£530 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.77% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £390 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £44.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +70.19%
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
75 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.36% 1.89% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 5
Average daily rate £450 £388 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -29.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -26.78%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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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
Lancashire - 19 £530 - 2
Cheshire +7 5 £400 +2.56% 7
Manchester -21 4 £538 +4.87% 10
Merseyside - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (64.58%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (54.17%) Java
3 20 (41.67%) SAP
4 19 (39.58%) VBA
4 19 (39.58%) PL/SQL
4 19 (39.58%) SQL
4 19 (39.58%) ResourceLink
4 19 (39.58%) Degree
4 19 (39.58%) SuccessFactors
5 17 (35.42%) Puppet
5 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
5 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (35.42%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (35.42%) PaaS
5 17 (35.42%) Perl
5 17 (35.42%) Python
5 17 (35.42%) DNS
5 17 (35.42%) Shell Script
6 16 (33.33%) Software AG
6 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 16 (33.33%) webMethods
6 16 (33.33%) Dell
6 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (33.33%) Amazon S3
6 16 (33.33%) CentOS
6 16 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 16 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
6 16 (33.33%) Route 53
6 16 (33.33%) Hudson

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.25%) Jetty
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (39.58%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) SuccessFactors
2 17 (35.42%) Amazon EC2
2 17 (35.42%) PaaS
3 16 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (33.33%) Amazon S3
3 16 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
3 16 (33.33%) Route 53
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.08%) Taleo
5 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.08%) Force.com
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) DNS
2 15 (31.25%) DHCP
3 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 4 (8.33%) HTTP
5 3 (6.25%) SSL
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (2.08%) IPsec
7 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Big Data
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Jenkins
2 16 (33.33%) Hudson
3 14 (29.17%) Maven
4 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (4.17%) Marketing
1 2 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (41.67%) Architect
2 14 (29.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Integration Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Administrator
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Developer
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (2.08%) IT Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
1 3 (6.25%) Servlets
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) Java EE
3 1 (2.08%) JSON
3 1 (2.08%) Mason
3 1 (2.08%) Visualforce
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (64.58%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (33.33%) Open Source
3 2 (4.17%) Social Media
3 2 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.17%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (33.33%) DevOps
3 15 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (4.17%) JVM Tuning
5 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
5 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.17%) Web Development
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) ITSM
6 1 (2.08%) B2B
6 1 (2.08%) B2C
6 1 (2.08%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Java
2 19 (39.58%) VBA
2 19 (39.58%) PL/SQL
2 19 (39.58%) SQL
3 17 (35.42%) Perl
3 17 (35.42%) Python
3 17 (35.42%) Shell Script
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Degree
2 16 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 16 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (31.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Xen
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (35.42%) Puppet
2 16 (33.33%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) SAP
2 16 (33.33%) Software AG
2 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 16 (33.33%) webMethods
2 16 (33.33%) Dell
2 16 (33.33%) RightScale
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (4.17%) Adobe
5 2 (4.17%) Interwoven
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) Sitecore
6 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
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