Period
to 16 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 6 months to 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 90 84
Rank change year-on-year +38 -6 +7
Contract jobs citing SaaS 36 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.72% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 15.93% 7.97% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 8 2
Birmingham median daily rate £495 £456 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.49% +1.39% -5.26%
10th Percentile £397 £299 £395
90th Percentile £575 £794 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +15.63% -5.88% +37.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 -

SaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 226 138 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 17.07% 8.96% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 90 45
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -8.57%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £278
90th Percentile £575 £528 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.25 £20.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.78% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £18.38 £20.50
% change year-on-year -19.73% -10.37% +26.15%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Birmingham

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Birmingham

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (47.22%) PaaS
2 17 (47.22%) IaaS
3 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (36.11%) DevOps
4 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (33.33%) Microservices
5 12 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (30.56%) Java
7 10 (27.78%) SOAP
7 10 (27.78%) Linux
7 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
7 10 (27.78%) Billing
7 10 (27.78%) Spring
7 10 (27.78%) GitLab
7 10 (27.78%) Kubernetes
7 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
7 10 (27.78%) MuleSoft
7 10 (27.78%) Apigee
7 10 (27.78%) API Development
7 10 (27.78%) API Design
7 10 (27.78%) API Integration
7 10 (27.78%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (27.78%) OpenShift
7 10 (27.78%) Docker
7 10 (27.78%) Open Source
7 10 (27.78%) Heroku
7 10 (27.78%) REST
7 10 (27.78%) GitHub
7 10 (27.78%) Bitbucket

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 10 (27.78%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (8.33%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle iRecruitment
Cloud Services
1 21 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (47.22%) IaaS
2 17 (47.22%) PaaS
3 13 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (27.78%) GitHub
4 10 (27.78%) Heroku
4 10 (27.78%) OpenShift
5 3 (8.33%) Office 365
6 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Bitbucket
1 10 (27.78%) GitLab
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (27.78%) Billing
2 5 (13.89%) Finance
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Architect
2 9 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Developer
4 5 (13.89%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Angular Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Azure Architect
6 3 (8.33%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (8.33%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.56%) ERP Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.56%) SaaS Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Service Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Sitecore Developer
7 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) REST
1 10 (27.78%) SOAP
1 10 (27.78%) Spring
1 10 (27.78%) Spring Boot
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Core
3 4 (11.11%) RESTful
3 4 (11.11%) Web Services
4 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) HTML
5 2 (5.56%) D3.js
5 2 (5.56%) Dojo
5 2 (5.56%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js
6 1 (2.78%) Sass
6 1 (2.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 13 (36.11%) DevOps
3 12 (33.33%) Microservices
4 10 (27.78%) API Design
4 10 (27.78%) API Development
4 10 (27.78%) API Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (27.78%) Open Source
5 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (16.67%) ERP
7 4 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.33%) CRM
8 3 (8.33%) ITIL
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (8.33%) Project Governance
8 3 (8.33%) Scrum
8 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.33%) Service Design
8 3 (8.33%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) ES6
4 1 (2.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) GxP
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (27.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 10 (27.78%) Apigee
2 10 (27.78%) MuleSoft
2 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (8.33%) SAP
6 2 (5.56%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.78%) Casewise