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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 111 108 120
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 31 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.69% 8.33% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 5
Median daily rate £350 £558 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.21% +85.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £189 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £615 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £31.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-38.23% +7.63%
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
320 120 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.97% 4.75% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 76 41
Median daily rate £400 £368 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -12.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £504
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £21.35
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 - £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 - £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-27.55% +22.50%

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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 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
Warwickshire - 6 £500 - 1
Birmingham -9 5 £350 -40.67% 6
Coventry - 5 £400 - 3
Dudley - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 £325 -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) PaaS
3 19 (34.55%) IaaS
4 17 (30.91%) Windows
5 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (25.45%) .NET
7 13 (23.64%) Unix
7 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
7 13 (23.64%) Scrum
8 12 (21.82%) HTML
9 10 (18.18%) C#
9 10 (18.18%) CSS
9 10 (18.18%) Linux
9 10 (18.18%) TDD
9 10 (18.18%) HTML5
9 10 (18.18%) Sass
10 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
11 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
11 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
11 8 (14.55%) MVC
12 7 (12.73%) Project Management
12 7 (12.73%) SQL
12 7 (12.73%) ITIL
12 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
12 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
12 7 (12.73%) High Availability
12 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
12 7 (12.73%) SDLC
12 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (12.73%) Waterfall

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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (36.36%) PaaS
2 19 (34.55%) IaaS
3 16 (29.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.82%) Office 365
7 1 (1.82%) Route 53
7 1 (1.82%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) LAN
2 3 (5.45%) SAN
2 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.45%) WLAN
3 2 (3.64%) Internet
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) Extranet
4 1 (1.82%) Intranet
4 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.82%) Network Security
4 1 (1.82%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.45%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.64%) OLTP
4 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
3 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Grunt
General
1 5 (9.09%) Automotive
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
3 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
4 1 (1.82%) Military
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (34.55%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) Architect
3 13 (23.64%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (18.18%) .NET Developer
5 7 (12.73%) Analyst
6 6 (10.91%) Security Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.27%) C# Developer
8 4 (7.27%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (7.27%) Security Solutions Architect
8 4 (7.27%) UI Developer
9 3 (5.45%) Applications Manager
9 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.45%) SaaS Architect
9 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (25.45%) .NET
2 12 (21.82%) HTML
3 10 (18.18%) CSS
3 10 (18.18%) HTML5
3 10 (18.18%) Sass
4 8 (14.55%) ASP.NET
5 7 (12.73%) AngularJS
6 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.09%) CSS3
7 5 (9.09%) Dapper ORM
7 5 (9.09%) Entity Framework
7 5 (9.09%) LESS
8 4 (7.27%) Backbone.js
8 4 (7.27%) Ember.js
8 4 (7.27%) J2EE
8 4 (7.27%) React
9 3 (5.45%) Middleware
10 1 (1.82%) jQuery
10 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) CESG
2 3 (5.45%) CESG CLAS
2 3 (5.45%) Economics
2 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.45%) EPoS
2 3 (5.45%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Unix
3 10 (18.18%) Linux
4 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.45%) MVS
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) Scrum
3 10 (18.18%) TDD
4 8 (14.55%) MVC
5 7 (12.73%) High Availability
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 7 (12.73%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.73%) Project Management
5 7 (12.73%) Project Planning
5 7 (12.73%) SDLC
5 7 (12.73%) Waterfall
6 6 (10.91%) BDD
6 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.91%) CQRS
6 6 (10.91%) Information Security
6 6 (10.91%) TOGAF
7 5 (9.09%) ERP
7 5 (9.09%) Migration
7 5 (9.09%) OO
7 5 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) C#
2 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 6 (10.91%) Java
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) CISSP
2 3 (5.45%) A+ Certification
2 3 (5.45%) CLAS
2 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) ISEB
2 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) GIAC
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) MOM
1 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.64%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
2 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.82%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco
3 2 (3.64%) Google
3 2 (3.64%) SAP
3 2 (3.64%) Symantec
4 1 (1.82%) Canon
4 1 (1.82%) EMC
4 1 (1.82%) HP
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle
4 1 (1.82%) Panasonic
4 1 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
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