The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Cloud Services category for the West Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 110 94 104
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 8 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.56% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.33% 40.74% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£381 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £421 £419
% change year-on-year
+0.89% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
49 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.02% 1.38% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 1
Average daily rate £345 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.25 £12.50 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £12.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-48.43% +137.03%
SaaS
England

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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 -4 2 £288 +2.67%
Solihull - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 £463 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 3
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (44.00%) ITIL
2 11 (44.00%) XML
2 11 (44.00%) SOA
3 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 9 (36.00%) Service Management
4 8 (32.00%) ITSM
4 8 (32.00%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (32.00%) ServiceNow
4 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
4 8 (32.00%) XSL
4 8 (32.00%) XML Schema
4 8 (32.00%) HP
4 8 (32.00%) BMC
4 8 (32.00%) Remedy
5 7 (28.00%) Workflow
5 7 (28.00%) HTML
5 7 (28.00%) .NET
5 7 (28.00%) HTML5
6 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (24.00%) ERP
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (20.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 4 (16.00%) CSS
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) MySQL
9 3 (12.00%) SharePoint

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (8.00%) SAS
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.00%) Drupal
3 1 (4.00%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.00%) WebSpeed
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
1 6 (24.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
2 7 (28.00%) Administrator
3 6 (24.00%) ServiceNow Developer
4 5 (20.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Author
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Author
6 2 (8.00%) Release Manager
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration and Release Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Architect
6 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Developer Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Progress Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (4.00%) C# Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) XML
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) XML Schema
3 8 (32.00%) XSL
4 7 (28.00%) HTML
4 7 (28.00%) .NET
4 7 (28.00%) HTML5
5 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
5 4 (16.00%) CSS
6 3 (12.00%) jQuery
6 3 (12.00%) CSS3
7 2 (8.00%) OSGi
7 2 (8.00%) REST
7 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
7 2 (8.00%) Spring
7 2 (8.00%) Ajax
7 2 (8.00%) Java EE
8 1 (4.00%) Middleware
8 1 (4.00%) XSLT
8 1 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (8.00%) GIS
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.00%) SCORM
3 1 (4.00%) Learning Management System
3 1 (4.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) ITIL
1 11 (44.00%) SOA
2 9 (36.00%) Service Management
3 8 (32.00%) ITSM
4 7 (28.00%) Workflow
5 6 (24.00%) ERP
6 3 (12.00%) Web Development
6 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.00%) Time Management
7 2 (8.00%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (8.00%) Release Management
7 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Change Control
8 1 (4.00%) Business Process Mapping
8 1 (4.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (8.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) HP
1 8 (32.00%) BMC
1 8 (32.00%) Remedy
1 8 (32.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) Cognos
4 2 (8.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.00%) Progress