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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 123 114 125
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing SaaS 16 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.53% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 22.06% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£475 £413 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £328 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £394 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £43.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-74.85% +118.75%
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
96 68 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.99% 2.40% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 16
Average daily rate £425 £469 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +35.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.23 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+4.49% -13.87%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 +8 6 £400 -27.27% 3
Merseyside -2 5 £625 +78.57%
Lancashire - 3 - -
Manchester -17 2 £403 -2.42% 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (50.00%) Java
1 24 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 19 (39.58%) Degree
4 18 (37.50%) VBA
4 18 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 17 (35.42%) SAP
5 17 (35.42%) Python
6 16 (33.33%) ResourceLink
6 16 (33.33%) SuccessFactors
7 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
7 14 (29.17%) Perl
7 14 (29.17%) webMethods
7 14 (29.17%) Shell Script
7 14 (29.17%) Dell
7 14 (29.17%) Software AG
8 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 11 (22.92%) PaaS
10 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (18.75%) Puppet
11 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
12 8 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
12 8 (16.67%) Vagrant
12 8 (16.67%) DevOps
12 8 (16.67%) RightScale
12 8 (16.67%) Hudson
12 8 (16.67%) Route 53
12 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.25%) Jetty
2 3 (6.25%) nginx
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.17%) Node.js
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 16 (33.33%) ResourceLink
2 1 (2.08%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (33.33%) SuccessFactors
2 11 (22.92%) PaaS
3 9 (18.75%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (16.67%) Amazon S3
4 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (16.67%) Route 53
4 8 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (6.25%) IaaS
5 3 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.08%) Force.com
6 1 (2.08%) Taleo
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
6 1 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) DHCP
1 7 (14.58%) DNS
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) IPsec
5 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) SSL
5 1 (2.08%) SAN
5 1 (2.08%) FTP
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (18.75%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.67%) Hudson
3 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.17%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.08%) Grunt
6 1 (2.08%) Bower
6 1 (2.08%) CasperJS
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (45.83%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Integration Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Data Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Architect
9 1 (2.08%) IT Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Support Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Support
9 1 (2.08%) Business Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.25%) Servlets
2 3 (6.25%) WCF
2 3 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.17%) JSON
3 2 (4.17%) jQuery
3 2 (4.17%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 2 (4.17%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
4 1 (2.08%) MSMQ
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) Mason
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.08%) Visualforce
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.08%) Haml
Miscellaneous
1 24 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.67%) Open Source
3 5 (10.42%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) CentOS
2 3 (6.25%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.42%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) CMMI
5 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 5 (10.42%) Procure-to-pay
6 4 (8.33%) SOA
7 3 (6.25%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) MVC
7 3 (6.25%) TDD
7 3 (6.25%) ERP
8 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.17%) Scrum
8 2 (4.17%) OOP
8 2 (4.17%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (50.00%) Java
2 20 (41.67%) SQL
3 18 (37.50%) VBA
3 18 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 17 (35.42%) Python
5 14 (29.17%) Shell Script
5 14 (29.17%) Perl
6 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
7 3 (6.25%) C#
8 2 (4.17%) PHP
9 1 (2.08%) C
9 1 (2.08%) C++
9 1 (2.08%) PHP5
9 1 (2.08%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Degree
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Xen
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
2 8 (16.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) SAP
2 14 (29.17%) Dell
2 14 (29.17%) Software AG
2 14 (29.17%) webMethods
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.67%) RightScale
4 8 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) Sitecore