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 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 108 92 104
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 2 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.088% 0.60% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.64% 43.33% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £394 £420
% change year-on-year
+10.47% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
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 West Midlands region.

Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
55 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.41% 1.39% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 13 8
Average daily rate £375 £288 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -9.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £176 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £453 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -45.00%
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 West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands 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
Warwickshire -3 1 £325 +18.18%
Coventry -4 1 £438 +23.23% 4
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) E-Learning
3 3 (37.50%) SCORM
3 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) Middleware
3 3 (37.50%) OO
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) ERP
3 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 3 (37.50%) CSS
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
3 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) HTML5
3 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
1 3 (37.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 3 (37.50%) .NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET Developer
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Agile C# Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) HTML
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) CSS
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
1 3 (37.50%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) E-Learning
1 3 (37.50%) SCORM
1 3 (37.50%) Learning Management System
1 3 (37.50%) N-Tier
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) OO
2 3 (37.50%) ERP
2 3 (37.50%) SOA
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (12.50%) TDD
3 1 (12.50%) Test-First Development
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
2 3 (37.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee
2 1 (12.50%) VMware