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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 60 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.48% 0.65% -
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.71% 8.93% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £450 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 £19.61 £12.10
% change year-on-year +160.07% +62.06%  

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 84 56 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.84% 7.26% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 39 12
Median daily rate £450 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.17% -19.00%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 5 (50.00%) Project Governance
4 4 (40.00%) ArchiMate
4 4 (40.00%) IaaS
4 4 (40.00%) SDLC
4 4 (40.00%) Presales
4 4 (40.00%) Service Design
4 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Business Development
4 4 (40.00%) Kanban
4 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (40.00%) PaaS
4 4 (40.00%) UML
4 4 (40.00%) CRM
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (40.00%) SOA
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (30.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL
7 1 (10.00%) ERP

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 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) IaaS
2 4 (40.00%) PaaS
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Architect
2 6 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Azure Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (30.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 3 (30.00%) CRM Architect
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (50.00%) Project Governance
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) ArchiMate
3 4 (40.00%) Business Development
3 4 (40.00%) CRM
3 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (40.00%) Kanban
3 4 (40.00%) Presales
3 4 (40.00%) SDLC
3 4 (40.00%) Service Design
3 4 (40.00%) SOA
3 4 (40.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Casewise
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