Period
to 21 June 2018

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 6 months to 21 June 2018 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
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 111 133
Rank change year-on-year +14 +22 +3
Contract jobs citing SaaS 59 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.93% 0.86% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 11.41% 7.42% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 17 16
Manchester median daily rate £425 £550 £875
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% -37.14% +167.18%
10th Percentile £263 £170 £319
90th Percentile £560 £738 £1,000
North West median daily rate £469 £550 £450
% change year-on-year -14.77% +22.22% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £22.90 -
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -

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 Manchester with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 517 310 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.92% 11.58% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 205 130
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.58% +6.88%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £305
90th Percentile £588 £600 £538
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 7
Manchester median hourly rate £14.46 £20.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.42% +39.31% +9.43%
10th Percentile £12.64 £10.83 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.13 £27.54 £22.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £20.20 £14.50
% change year-on-year -25.74% +39.31% -35.56%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Manchester

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
Wigan - 3 £225 -
Stockport - 2 £375 -
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (54.24%) PaaS
3 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
4 25 (42.37%) DevOps
5 22 (37.29%) Data Management
6 21 (35.59%) IaaS
7 20 (33.90%) Management Information System
8 19 (32.20%) ITIL
9 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
9 18 (30.51%) Project Management
9 18 (30.51%) Open Source
9 18 (30.51%) SFIA
10 17 (28.81%) Problem Management
11 16 (27.12%) Network Design
11 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
12 15 (25.42%) Resource Management
12 15 (25.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 15 (25.42%) Cisco
12 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (23.73%) CISSP
13 14 (23.73%) CCDP
13 14 (23.73%) CCNP
13 14 (23.73%) Finance
13 14 (23.73%) CISM
13 14 (23.73%) Chartered Engineer
14 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
14 13 (22.03%) SQL
15 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
15 12 (20.34%) IT Strategy
16 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (10.17%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (10.17%) Confluence
1 6 (10.17%) OpenStack
2 5 (8.47%) SAS
3 1 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (54.24%) PaaS
2 21 (35.59%) IaaS
3 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (15.25%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (8.47%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (5.08%) npm
7 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Firewall
2 2 (3.39%) Converged Networks
2 2 (3.39%) VPN
3 1 (1.69%) BGP
3 1 (1.69%) DHCP
3 1 (1.69%) DNS
3 1 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (1.69%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.69%) Network Security
3 1 (1.69%) OSPF
3 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (8.47%) DB2
2 5 (8.47%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.78%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Power BI
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
2 6 (10.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (10.17%) Bitbucket
2 6 (10.17%) eggPlant
3 5 (8.47%) SonarQube
3 5 (8.47%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.08%) Grunt
4 3 (5.08%) gulp
4 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.39%) Maven
6 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.69%) Selenium
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 7 (11.86%) Legal
3 5 (8.47%) Games
4 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.39%) Law
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Architect
2 15 (25.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (20.34%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Azure Architect
6 5 (8.47%) Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) Developer
6 5 (8.47%) SOA Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Senior Citrix Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) HR Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Java Architect
8 3 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) .NET
1 8 (13.56%) CSS
1 8 (13.56%) HTML
1 8 (13.56%) REST
2 6 (10.17%) .NET Framework
2 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET
2 6 (10.17%) ASP.NET Web API
2 6 (10.17%) HTML5
2 6 (10.17%) XML
3 5 (8.47%) ADO.NET
3 5 (8.47%) JSON
3 5 (8.47%) LINQ
3 5 (8.47%) Node.js
3 5 (8.47%) WCF
3 5 (8.47%) Web Services
4 4 (6.78%) RESTful
5 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (5.08%) CSS3
5 3 (5.08%) jQuery
5 3 (5.08%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (33.90%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.47%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Life Science
3 3 (5.08%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.08%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.69%) CMDB
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.56%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (42.37%) DevOps
3 22 (37.29%) Data Management
4 19 (32.20%) ITIL
5 18 (30.51%) Open Source
5 18 (30.51%) PRINCE2
5 18 (30.51%) Project Management
5 18 (30.51%) SFIA
6 17 (28.81%) Problem Management
7 16 (27.12%) Network Design
8 15 (25.42%) Resource Management
9 13 (22.03%) Configuration Management
10 12 (20.34%) IT Strategy
11 11 (18.64%) Product Management
11 11 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (16.95%) Change Management
12 10 (16.95%) Service Management
12 10 (16.95%) SOA
13 8 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (13.56%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.17%) C#
3 6 (10.17%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) XPath
5 2 (3.39%) Java 8
6 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (25.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 14 (23.73%) CCDP
2 14 (23.73%) CCNP
2 14 (23.73%) Chartered Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) CISM
2 14 (23.73%) CISSP
3 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 8 (13.56%) CCIE
4 8 (13.56%) Degree
5 5 (8.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.69%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) GCP
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (8.47%) XenApp
3 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.78%) Docker
5 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) Puppet
2 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.78%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) Ansible
4 2 (3.39%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (44.07%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) Cisco
3 8 (13.56%) Oracle
4 7 (11.86%) Informatica
5 6 (10.17%) Atlassian
6 5 (8.47%) Citrix
6 5 (8.47%) Ivanti
7 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.08%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.39%) Talend
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec
9 1 (1.69%) Tableau
9 1 (1.69%) VMware