Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 103 140
Rank change year-on-year -1 +37 -6
Contract jobs citing SaaS 47 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.50% 1.13% 0.60%
As % of the Cloud Services category 7.41% 8.67% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 20
Manchester median daily rate £481 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.10% +5.13% +2.63%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £325
90th Percentile £570 £738 £1,000
North West median daily rate £494 £494 £425
% change year-on-year - +16.18% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £15.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £65.00 -
% change year-on-year -76.15% - -

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 634 369 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.23% 13.05% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 235 209
Manchester median daily rate £438 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +5.59%
10th Percentile £225 £281 £288
90th Percentile £629 £600 £550
North West median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 6
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% +68.97% -35.56%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.35 £12.25
90th Percentile £185.00 £126.98 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -39.66% +107.14% -37.78%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Stockport - 3 £375 - 1
Wigan +1 1 £225 - 1
Altrincham - 1 - - 3
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) DevOps
3 17 (36.17%) Microservices
3 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (34.04%) Docker
5 14 (29.79%) Java
6 13 (27.66%) Scrum
6 13 (27.66%) Kubernetes
7 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
8 11 (23.40%) Python
8 11 (23.40%) TDD
8 11 (23.40%) Spring
8 11 (23.40%) PaaS
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (23.40%) Java 8
9 10 (21.28%) BDD
9 10 (21.28%) C#
9 10 (21.28%) Web Services
10 9 (19.15%) B2B
10 9 (19.15%) B2C
10 9 (19.15%) CRM
10 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
10 9 (19.15%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
10 9 (19.15%) Puppet
10 9 (19.15%) Amazon SQS
10 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
10 9 (19.15%) IaaS
10 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
10 9 (19.15%) Amazon DynamoDB

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 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.13%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (23.40%) PaaS
3 9 (19.15%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (19.15%) Amazon SQS
3 9 (19.15%) IaaS
4 3 (6.38%) npm
5 2 (4.26%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) Converged Networks
3 1 (2.13%) SMS
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.38%) Grunt
2 3 (6.38%) gulp
2 3 (6.38%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.26%) Maven
4 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.13%) JIRA
4 1 (2.13%) Selenium
General
1 1 (2.13%) Back Office
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.13%) Marketing
1 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.28%) Architect
2 9 (19.15%) Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Business Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Developer
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Azure Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Java Architect
7 4 (8.51%) SOA Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Integration Architect
8 3 (6.38%) Java Solutions Architect
8 3 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.26%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (4.26%) Python Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Service Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Services Delivery Manager
9 2 (4.26%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) Spring
2 10 (21.28%) Web Services
3 9 (19.15%) Spring Boot
4 6 (12.77%) HTML
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) Node.js
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
6 4 (8.51%) RESTful
7 3 (6.38%) CSS3
7 3 (6.38%) Express
7 3 (6.38%) HTML5
7 3 (6.38%) Jest
7 3 (6.38%) React Native
7 3 (6.38%) Redux
7 3 (6.38%) REST
7 3 (6.38%) Sass
7 3 (6.38%) Sequelize
8 1 (2.13%) AngularJS
8 1 (2.13%) Ember.js
8 1 (2.13%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (59.57%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) DevOps
3 17 (36.17%) Microservices
4 13 (27.66%) Scrum
5 11 (23.40%) TDD
6 10 (21.28%) BDD
7 9 (19.15%) API Design
7 9 (19.15%) API Development
7 9 (19.15%) B2B
7 9 (19.15%) B2C
7 9 (19.15%) CRM
7 9 (19.15%) Functional Testing
7 9 (19.15%) Monetization
7 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
7 9 (19.15%) User Stories
8 7 (14.89%) ERP
8 7 (14.89%) Service Management
9 6 (12.77%) Data Management
9 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
9 6 (12.77%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.79%) Java
2 12 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 11 (23.40%) Java 8
3 11 (23.40%) Python
4 10 (21.28%) C#
5 5 (10.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) CCDP
2 3 (6.38%) CCNP
2 3 (6.38%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.38%) CISM
2 3 (6.38%) CISSP
2 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Kubernetes
2 9 (19.15%) Ansible
2 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (19.15%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Cisco
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Informatica
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.13%) Sitecore