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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 103 98 102
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing SaaS 15 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Cloud Services category 34.88% 33.33% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £400 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £223 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £403 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £17.50 -
% change year-on-year
+160.00% -
Cloud Services Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
43 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.81% 0.82% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 6
Average daily rate £373 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £253 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £439 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.39% +26.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -38.00%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -5 6 £463 - 6
Warwickshire -1 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (27.59%) C#
3 8 (27.59%) Web Services
3 8 (27.59%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) XSL
3 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
3 8 (27.59%) SOA
3 8 (27.59%) XML Schema
3 8 (27.59%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) BMC
3 8 (27.59%) Service Management
3 8 (27.59%) Remedy
3 8 (27.59%) ITSM
3 8 (27.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (27.59%) ServiceNow
4 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
4 7 (24.14%) Workflow
4 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
4 7 (24.14%) ERP
5 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 4 (13.79%) Finance
6 4 (13.79%) Apex Code
6 4 (13.79%) WPF
6 4 (13.79%) Retail
6 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.34%) TDD
7 3 (10.34%) Test-First Development

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (6.90%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) Drupal
2 1 (3.45%) Alfresco
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
1 2 (6.90%) Selenium
1 2 (6.90%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
1 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
2 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Retail
3 2 (6.90%) Billing
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) ServiceNow Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (10.34%) C# Developer
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Author
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Author
6 2 (6.90%) Release Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
1 8 (27.59%) XML
1 8 (27.59%) XSL
1 8 (27.59%) XML Schema
2 4 (13.79%) WPF
3 2 (6.90%) .NET
3 2 (6.90%) Silverlight
3 2 (6.90%) Visualforce
4 1 (3.45%) jQuery
4 1 (3.45%) Dojo
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (3.45%) HTML
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.90%) GIS
2 2 (6.90%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.90%) Visualisation
3 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) SOA
2 8 (27.59%) Service Management
2 8 (27.59%) ITSM
3 7 (24.14%) Workflow
3 7 (24.14%) ERP
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
6 3 (10.34%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Test-First Development
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
7 2 (6.90%) OO
7 2 (6.90%) Change Management
7 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (6.90%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (6.90%) Test Scripting
7 2 (6.90%) System Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) C#
3 4 (13.79%) Apex Code
4 2 (6.90%) C++
4 2 (6.90%) Java
4 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 2 (6.90%) SQL
5 1 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ISEB
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
1 8 (27.59%) BMC
1 8 (27.59%) Remedy
1 8 (27.59%) ServiceNow
2 5 (17.24%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Cognos
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
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