Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 70 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 +30 -10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.90% 1.86% 0.62%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.45% 20.61% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 7
Cheshire median daily rate £525 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.32% +18.75%
10th Percentile £413 £250 £443
90th Percentile £675 £484 £598
North West median daily rate £485 £388 £475
% change year-on-year +25.16% -18.42% -9.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 186 131 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.95% 9.00% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 86 63
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £256 £315
90th Percentile £583 £650 £638
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Cheshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.00% +106.35%
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -44.00% +31.58%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 1 £650 +85.71%
Wilmslow - 1 £425 - 1
Crewe - 1 £500 - 1
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 9 (75.00%) PaaS
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Web Services
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
6 2 (16.67%) Skype
6 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
6 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (16.67%) SABSA
6 2 (16.67%) REST
6 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (16.67%) IaaS
6 2 (16.67%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) SAML
6 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com

SaaS
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) PaaS
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (41.67%) Office 365
4 2 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) IaaS
4 2 (16.67%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
1 2 (16.67%) Intranet
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Power BI
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Azure Architect
3 3 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Java Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Java Technical Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
5 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Messaging Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Release and Configuration Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Release Manager
5 1 (8.33%) SaaS Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (16.67%) JSON
2 2 (16.67%) OAuth
2 2 (16.67%) REST
2 2 (16.67%) SAML
2 2 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (8.33%) Node.js
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) SABSA
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Contract Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Programming
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) IT Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Product Management
3 1 (8.33%) SFIA
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCDP
1 1 (8.33%) CCIE
1 1 (8.33%) CCNP
1 1 (8.33%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) EMC
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) VMware