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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 125 153 113
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -40
Contract jobs citing SaaS 31 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.31% 0.75%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.73% 6.63% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 7
Median daily rate £400 £475 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £27.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +18.99%
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
289 196 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.26% 4.67% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 103 34
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £12.90 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £22.90 £18.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

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
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 25 August 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 +16 16 £400 -15.78% 3
Manchester +3 10 £425 -12.82% 5
Merseyside +9 1 - - 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 35 (67.31%) PaaS
2 31 (59.62%) IaaS
3 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
7 13 (25.00%) Open Source
8 12 (23.08%) DevOps
9 11 (21.15%) SOA
10 10 (19.23%) ITIL
11 9 (17.31%) Windows
12 8 (15.38%) SQL
12 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
12 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
13 7 (13.46%) Puppet
13 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (13.46%) Python
13 7 (13.46%) BizTalk Server
13 7 (13.46%) Service Management
13 7 (13.46%) CRM
13 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
13 7 (13.46%) Linux
13 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
13 7 (13.46%) ITSM
14 6 (11.54%) Change Management
14 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
14 6 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared

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 7 (13.46%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
3 4 (7.69%) IIS
3 4 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.92%) CMS
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.92%) nginx
6 1 (1.92%) SAS
6 1 (1.92%) Umbraco
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 35 (67.31%) PaaS
2 31 (59.62%) IaaS
3 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (9.62%) Office 365
6 3 (5.77%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (5.77%) Skype
1 3 (5.77%) Unified Communications
2 2 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.92%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Grunt
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Architect
2 12 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 11 (21.15%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Azure Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) HR Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (5.77%) HR Business Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.77%) SOA Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.85%) CRM Architect
9 2 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (3.85%) jQuery
4 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.92%) Compass CSS Framework
4 1 (1.92%) CSS
4 1 (1.92%) CSS3
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) Sass
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.62%) CESG
2 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.77%) FMCG
3 3 (5.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) BYOD
5 1 (1.92%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.92%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Linux
3 4 (7.69%) AIX
3 4 (7.69%) CentOS
4 3 (5.77%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Open Source
3 12 (23.08%) DevOps
4 11 (21.15%) SOA
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL
6 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
7 7 (13.46%) CRM
7 7 (13.46%) ITSM
7 7 (13.46%) PRINCE2
7 7 (13.46%) Service Management
8 6 (11.54%) Change Management
8 6 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
9 5 (9.62%) Project Management
9 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
10 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
10 4 (7.69%) Information Architecture
10 4 (7.69%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
10 4 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C++
5 3 (5.77%) Ruby
6 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.92%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.92%) CISSP
2 1 (1.92%) CLAS
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) ISEB
2 1 (1.92%) MCP
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (5.77%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) SCOM
2 3 (5.77%) vRealize
3 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) VMware
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) Saba
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.92%) Talend
5 1 (1.92%) Teradata