The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 49 73 64
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 1 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.83% 0.72%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.30% 11.27% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 4
Median daily rate - £450 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £423
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £12.10

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 Cheshire with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 77 71 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.61% 7.36% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 53 45
Median daily rate £425 £478 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.99% +3.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Cheshire

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Macclesfield +3 1 - -
SaaS
North West

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (20.00%) MS Project
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Back Office
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Supply Chain Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) ITSM
1 3 (60.00%) Open Source
1 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
1 3 (60.00%) Service Management
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
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