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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 67 79
Rank change year-on-year +25 +12  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 15 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 1.63% 0.20%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.48% 27.27% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 0
Median daily rate £600 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -1.95%  

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 91 55 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.42% 5.98% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 44 54
Median daily rate £380 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £351 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £723
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Warrington +23 10 £650 +62.50%
Wilmslow - 1 £425 - 2
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 14 (87.50%) PaaS
2 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Open Source
4 7 (43.75%) Contract Management
5 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
6 4 (25.00%) Coaching
6 4 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (18.75%) IaaS
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 2 (12.50%) Network Design
8 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (12.50%) JSON
8 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
8 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 2 (12.50%) OAuth
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) XML
8 2 (12.50%) SOA
8 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint

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:

Cloud Services
1 14 (87.50%) PaaS
2 3 (18.75%) IaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (12.50%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) Intranet
2 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Power BI
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Coach
2 5 (31.25%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Agile Coach
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Transformation Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Change Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Supply Chain Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Transformation Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
1 2 (12.50%) OAuth
1 2 (12.50%) REST
1 2 (12.50%) SAML
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
1 2 (12.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Open Source
3 7 (43.75%) Contract Management
4 5 (31.25%) Service Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) Business Transformation
5 4 (25.00%) Coaching
5 4 (25.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Network Design
6 2 (12.50%) SABSA
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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