Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 112 143
Rank change year-on-year +16 +31 0
Contract jobs citing SaaS 66 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.02% 0.97% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.51% 8.26% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 21 12
Manchester median daily rate £425 £550 £1,000
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% -45.00% +166.67%
North West median daily rate £450 £550 £435
% change year-on-year -18.18% +26.44% +12.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
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 628 339 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.19% 11.75% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 418 220 160
Manchester median daily rate £436 £435 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.14% +0.35% +6.38%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £287
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
North West median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.62% - -1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 6
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £29.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.31% +100.00% +9.43%
10th Percentile £12.37 £12.50 £12.25
90th Percentile £185.00 £140.90 £22.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%

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 August 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 August 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 -
Wigan - 3 £225 -
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) DevOps
3 25 (37.88%) PaaS
4 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 17 (25.76%) Data Management
5 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (25.76%) IaaS
6 16 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
6 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
7 15 (22.73%) ITIL
7 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
7 15 (22.73%) Project Management
8 14 (21.21%) Management Information System
8 14 (21.21%) Microservices
9 13 (19.70%) Open Source
9 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
9 13 (19.70%) C#
9 13 (19.70%) SFIA
9 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (18.18%) Availability Management
10 12 (18.18%) Cisco
10 12 (18.18%) CCNP
10 12 (18.18%) CCDP
10 12 (18.18%) CISSP
10 12 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 12 (18.18%) CISM
10 12 (18.18%) Network Design
10 12 (18.18%) Resource Management
10 12 (18.18%) Chartered Engineer

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 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 5 (7.58%) SAS
3 4 (6.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (37.88%) PaaS
2 17 (25.76%) IaaS
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (7.58%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (7.58%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (7.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 4 (6.06%) npm
6 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 2 (3.03%) Converged Networks
2 2 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (1.52%) BGP
3 1 (1.52%) DHCP
3 1 (1.52%) DNS
3 1 (1.52%) FTP
3 1 (1.52%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.52%) Network Security
3 1 (1.52%) OSPF
3 1 (1.52%) SMS
3 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (7.58%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (7.58%) DB2
2 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.58%) JIRA
3 4 (6.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (6.06%) Bitbucket
3 4 (6.06%) eggPlant
3 4 (6.06%) Grunt
3 4 (6.06%) gulp
3 4 (6.06%) SonarQube
3 4 (6.06%) Vagrant
3 4 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (1.52%) Selenium
General
1 11 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (10.61%) Legal
3 4 (6.06%) Games
3 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
5 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (22.73%) Architect
2 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 11 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Azure Architect
6 5 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) SOA Architect
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Integration Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Java Architect
7 4 (6.06%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) HR Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) IT Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Java Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
1 10 (15.15%) Web Services
2 9 (13.64%) CSS
3 7 (10.61%) .NET
3 7 (10.61%) REST
3 7 (10.61%) Spring
4 6 (9.09%) HTML5
4 6 (9.09%) Node.js
4 6 (9.09%) XML
5 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (7.58%) RESTful
5 5 (7.58%) Spring Boot
6 4 (6.06%) CSS3
6 4 (6.06%) Express
6 4 (6.06%) JSON
6 4 (6.06%) LINQ
6 4 (6.06%) React Native
6 4 (6.06%) Sass
6 4 (6.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
3 4 (6.06%) Life Science
4 3 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.03%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) DevOps
3 17 (25.76%) Data Management
4 15 (22.73%) ITIL
4 15 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 15 (22.73%) Project Management
5 14 (21.21%) Microservices
6 13 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (19.70%) Open Source
6 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
6 13 (19.70%) SFIA
7 12 (18.18%) Availability Management
7 12 (18.18%) Network Design
7 12 (18.18%) Resource Management
8 11 (16.67%) TDD
9 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
9 10 (15.15%) IT Strategy
9 10 (15.15%) Scrum
9 10 (15.15%) Service Management
10 9 (13.64%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 16 (24.24%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.70%) C#
3 11 (16.67%) SQL
4 10 (15.15%) Java
5 7 (10.61%) Java 8
6 6 (9.09%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) CCDP
1 12 (18.18%) CCNP
1 12 (18.18%) Chartered Engineer
1 12 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (18.18%) CISM
1 12 (18.18%) CISSP
1 12 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 11 (16.67%) Degree
3 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (7.58%) CCIE
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.52%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Docker
2 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.55%) XenApp
4 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Puppet
2 9 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (12.12%) Kubernetes
4 7 (10.61%) Ansible
5 4 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 24 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (10.61%) Informatica
3 7 (10.61%) Oracle
4 4 (6.06%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix
5 3 (4.55%) Ivanti
5 3 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.03%) Talend
7 1 (1.52%) Sitecore