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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 142 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 9 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.25% 0.45% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.42% 20.63% 35.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 2
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £408 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £403 £420
% change year-on-year
+4.96% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.10 £41.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-71.01% +119.73%
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
166 63 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.55% 2.20% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 35 10
Average daily rate £475 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £345 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £425 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £77.53 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -35.13%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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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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
Cheshire -2 6 £300 -25.00% 1
Lancashire - 3 £440 -
Merseyside - - - -
Manchester - - - - 10
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) .NET
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) MVC
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) SOA
4 6 (23.08%) WCF
5 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) PaaS
5 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
5 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
5 5 (19.23%) SAP
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (15.38%) TDD
6 4 (15.38%) SAP HR
6 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
6 4 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
7 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
7 3 (11.54%) Puppet
7 3 (11.54%) RightScale
7 3 (11.54%) CentOS
7 3 (11.54%) Git (software)

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.54%) SAS
1 3 (11.54%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) PaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Route 53
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon S3
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) NoSQL
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
1 3 (11.54%) Hudson
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Grunt
2 1 (3.85%) Bower
2 1 (3.85%) CasperJS
2 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.85%) Maven
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 6 (23.08%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Service Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Services Delivery Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Administrator
6 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (23.08%) WCF
3 5 (19.23%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.54%) REST
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (7.69%) jQuery
5 2 (7.69%) JSON
5 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.85%) HTML
6 1 (3.85%) Underscore.js
6 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.85%) Haml
6 1 (3.85%) Memcached
6 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (3.85%) Web Services
6 1 (3.85%) MSMQ
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Linux
1 3 (11.54%) CentOS
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) MVC
2 6 (23.08%) SOA
3 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Domain-Driven Design
4 4 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
5 3 (11.54%) OO
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 3 (11.54%) CMMI
5 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Procure-to-pay
5 3 (11.54%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
2 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (15.38%) Python
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.54%) VBA
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) C
5 2 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
1 3 (11.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 3 (11.54%) RightScale
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft
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