Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 121 97 118
Rank change year-on-year -24 +21 +18
Contract jobs citing SaaS 21 57 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.77% 1.87% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.03% 10.54% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 43 15
Manchester median daily rate £525 £413 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -28.26% +64.29%
10th Percentile £414 £264 £183
90th Percentile £618 £568 £738
North West median daily rate £500 £475 £575
% change year-on-year +5.26% -17.39% +32.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 694 541 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 25.52% 17.79% 12.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 373 211
Manchester median daily rate £464 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.12% - -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £263
90th Percentile £619 £588 £600
North West median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 2
Manchester median hourly rate £14.00 £14.46 £20.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.18% -28.42% +34.67%
10th Percentile £12.74 £12.77 £16.91
90th Percentile £34.55 £55.25 £22.53
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £20.20
% change year-on-year +13.79% -28.22% -36.38%

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 20 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps
3 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 5 (23.81%) Puppet
3 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 5 (23.81%) IaaS
4 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (19.05%) PaaS
4 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Finance
4 4 (19.05%) Law
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) User Experience
4 4 (19.05%) Microservices
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (14.29%) Ansible
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) C#
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) Content Management
5 3 (14.29%) JIRA
5 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (14.29%) REST

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 (9.52%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (9.52%) Confluence
1 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (4.76%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) IaaS
2 5 (23.81%) Office 365
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (19.05%) PaaS
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (4.76%) Boomi
5 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (4.76%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
1 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
3 2 (9.52%) eggPlant
3 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) Maven
3 2 (9.52%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) webpack
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
1 4 (19.05%) Law
2 2 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (9.52%) DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) SQL DBA
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (9.52%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) .NET
1 3 (14.29%) CSS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) REST
2 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 2 (9.52%) ADO.NET
2 2 (9.52%) AngularJS
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 2 (9.52%) HTML5
2 2 (9.52%) jQuery
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) LINQ
2 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (9.52%) WCF
2 2 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (9.52%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) XML Schema
2 2 (9.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) User Experience
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Online Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (19.05%) Microservices
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (14.29%) Content Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Code Coverage
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) Data Management
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
2 3 (14.29%) C#
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) PHP
3 2 (9.52%) XPath
4 1 (4.76%) ES6
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) CISM
1 2 (9.52%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.76%) PSD2
1 1 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.76%) Kibana
4 1 (4.76%) logstash
4 1 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (4.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) Informatica
3 1 (4.76%) MuleSoft
3 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) SnapLogic
3 1 (4.76%) Zend