The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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 / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 89
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 0.44% 0.33%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.45% 6.56% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
Median daily rate £475 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +29.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 161 122 60
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 11.57% 6.71% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 72 33
Median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.31% +26.08%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.95 £21.50 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £26.75
% change year-on-year +79.64% -39.65%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Manchester

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 7 (30.43%) PaaS
1 7 (30.43%) IaaS
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
4 3 (13.04%) Service Design
4 3 (13.04%) Workday
4 3 (13.04%) Big Data
4 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
4 3 (13.04%) Kanban
4 3 (13.04%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
4 3 (13.04%) SLA
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Legal
5 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) IPsec
5 2 (8.70%) Wyse

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.35%) InVision
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
1 1 (4.35%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (4.35%) SAP ERP
1 1 (4.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) IaaS
1 7 (30.43%) PaaS
2 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (17.39%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) IPsec
1 2 (8.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.35%) SAP BW
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
2 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) AWS DevOps
1 3 (13.04%) Contracts Manager
1 3 (13.04%) Programme Manager
1 3 (13.04%) Workday Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Architect
2 2 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Data Analyst
2 2 (8.70%) Developer
2 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
2 2 (8.70%) ICT Manager
2 2 (8.70%) IT Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Project Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Java Analyst Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Architect
3 1 (4.35%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (4.35%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) CSS
1 2 (8.70%) HTML
1 2 (8.70%) Serverless Framework
2 1 (4.35%) Ajax
2 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.35%) CSS3
2 1 (4.35%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.35%) HTML5
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.35%) REST
2 1 (4.35%) RESTful
2 1 (4.35%) Spring
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Life Science
3 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) Kanban
3 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Service Design
3 3 (13.04%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.70%) BDD
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 2 (8.70%) Machine Learning
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) Ruby
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Workday
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix
3 2 (8.70%) Wyse
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Ariba
4 1 (4.35%) ATG
4 1 (4.35%) Concur
4 1 (4.35%) hybris
4 1 (4.35%) Kronos
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SAP
4 1 (4.35%) Sybase