The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 111 97 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.85% 0.093%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.76% 13.42% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 2
Median daily rate £425 £550 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +44.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £440
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 - £10.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
252 149 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.46% 6.35% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 84 21
Median daily rate £438 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £570 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £404 £412
% change year-on-year
+5.32% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
Median hourly rate £21.47 £13.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -48.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the West Midlands region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the West Midlands region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 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
Birmingham -6 4 £425 -25.43% 5
Coventry -12 2 £425 +14.93%
Warwickshire - 2 £438 - 1
Solihull - 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £300 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) C#
2 19 (50.00%) HTML
3 18 (47.37%) .NET
3 18 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (47.37%) PaaS
3 18 (47.37%) IaaS
4 17 (44.74%) MVC
5 16 (42.11%) Scrum
5 16 (42.11%) HTML5
6 15 (39.47%) TDD
7 14 (36.84%) CSS
7 14 (36.84%) SOLID
8 13 (34.21%) Sass
8 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
8 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
8 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (34.21%) Kanban
8 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (34.21%) BDD
8 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (34.21%) CQRS
9 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
9 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
9 12 (31.58%) Domain-Driven Design
9 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
9 12 (31.58%) LESS
9 12 (31.58%) Dapper ORM
9 12 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
10 11 (28.95%) Cross-Browser Testing

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (47.37%) IaaS
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (47.37%) PaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.63%) Route 53
3 1 (2.63%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (34.21%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.63%) Grunt
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Protractor
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) .NET Developer
3 10 (26.32%) C# Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Architect
4 7 (18.42%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (10.53%) Commercial Manager
6 4 (10.53%) IT Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile C# Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 2 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) SaaS Architect
8 2 (5.26%) WPF Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
9 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (50.00%) HTML
2 18 (47.37%) .NET
3 16 (42.11%) HTML5
4 14 (36.84%) CSS
5 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET
5 13 (34.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (34.21%) Sass
6 12 (31.58%) .NET Framework
6 12 (31.58%) Dapper ORM
6 12 (31.58%) Entity Framework
6 12 (31.58%) LESS
7 7 (18.42%) AngularJS
8 2 (5.26%) Angular 2
8 2 (5.26%) CSS3
8 2 (5.26%) jQuery
8 2 (5.26%) Web Services
8 2 (5.26%) WPF
9 1 (2.63%) Compass CSS Framework
9 1 (2.63%) Node.js
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Unix
3 2 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) MVC
3 16 (42.11%) Scrum
4 15 (39.47%) TDD
5 14 (36.84%) SOLID
6 13 (34.21%) BDD
6 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (34.21%) CQRS
6 13 (34.21%) Kanban
7 12 (31.58%) Continuous Deployment
7 12 (31.58%) Domain-Driven Design
7 12 (31.58%) Waterfall
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (28.95%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Microservices
9 3 (7.89%) SDLC
9 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.26%) Information Security
10 2 (5.26%) Migration
10 2 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) C#
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) CISSP
2 1 (2.63%) CLAS
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Casewise
3 1 (2.63%) Citrix
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle