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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 114 110 117
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 36 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.32% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 13.00% 7.02% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 3 5
Median daily rate £350 £475 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £179 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £515 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
- +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.61 £27.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-27.37% +18.99%
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
277 114 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.44% 4.61% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 71 42
Median daily rate £408 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.41% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £501 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £23.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £23.00 £33.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £22.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-21.11% +30.43%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 - 10 £500 - 1
Birmingham -9 7 £456 -3.94% 8
Solihull -6 3 £268 -
Coventry - 3 £381 -
Dudley - 3 £100 -
Herefordshire - 2 £325 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) PaaS
3 14 (25.00%) IaaS
4 12 (21.43%) Unix
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 10 (17.86%) Linux
5 10 (17.86%) Project Management
5 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (16.07%) Scrum
6 9 (16.07%) .NET
6 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
7 8 (14.29%) ITIL
7 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 8 (14.29%) HTML
7 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 7 (12.50%) SQL
8 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 7 (12.50%) High Availability
8 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 7 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 7 (12.50%) SDLC
9 6 (10.71%) Sass
9 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (10.71%) HTML5
9 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
9 6 (10.71%) Java
9 6 (10.71%) CSS
9 6 (10.71%) Active Directory

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 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.57%) SAS
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Project
2 2 (3.57%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.57%) PaaS
2 14 (25.00%) IaaS
3 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (8.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (8.93%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.79%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.79%) Heroku
7 1 (1.79%) Office 365
7 1 (1.79%) Route 53
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) LAN
2 3 (5.36%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.36%) WLAN
3 2 (3.57%) Internet
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) Extranet
4 1 (1.79%) Intranet
4 1 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.36%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.57%) OLTP
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.57%) QlikView
4 2 (3.57%) Roambi
4 2 (3.57%) SAP BI
4 2 (3.57%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 2 (3.57%) Spotfire
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.79%) Grunt
3 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (10.71%) Automotive
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.36%) Marketing
4 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.79%) Billing
5 1 (1.79%) German Language
5 1 (1.79%) Military
5 1 (1.79%) Retail
5 1 (1.79%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Architect
2 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 14 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (8.93%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.14%) J2EE Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Security Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.14%) UI Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Manager
7 3 (5.36%) SaaS Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Web Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) HTML
3 7 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 6 (10.71%) CSS
4 6 (10.71%) HTML5
4 6 (10.71%) Sass
5 5 (8.93%) CSS3
6 4 (7.14%) Backbone.js
6 4 (7.14%) Ember.js
6 4 (7.14%) J2EE
6 4 (7.14%) React
7 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
7 3 (5.36%) Middleware
8 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.79%) jQuery
8 1 (1.79%) LESS
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.14%) Economics
3 3 (5.36%) CESG
3 3 (5.36%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) EPoS
3 3 (5.36%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Replication
4 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.79%) Statistics
5 1 (1.79%) VCE vBlock
5 1 (1.79%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.57%) Windows
2 12 (21.43%) Unix
3 10 (17.86%) Linux
4 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
5 3 (5.36%) MVS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.86%) Project Management
3 9 (16.07%) Scrum
4 8 (14.29%) ITIL
4 8 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (12.50%) High Availability
5 7 (12.50%) Project Planning
5 7 (12.50%) SDLC
6 6 (10.71%) Information Security
6 6 (10.71%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.93%) ERP
7 5 (8.93%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (8.93%) Migration
7 5 (8.93%) OO
7 5 (8.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (8.93%) TDD
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.14%) Product Management
8 4 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) Java
4 5 (8.93%) C#
5 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) Python
6 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (1.79%) PHP
7 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) CISSP
2 3 (5.36%) A+ Certification
2 3 (5.36%) CLAS
2 3 (5.36%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) ISEB
2 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.57%) GIAC
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.36%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.79%) Docker
2 1 (1.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) MOM
1 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Cisco
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle
3 3 (5.36%) SAP
4 2 (3.57%) Cognos
4 2 (3.57%) EMC
4 2 (3.57%) IBM
4 2 (3.57%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
4 2 (3.57%) Symantec
4 2 (3.57%) Tableau
4 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.79%) Canon
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) HP
5 1 (1.79%) Panasonic
5 1 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.79%) VMware