Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 117 138
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 36 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.12% 0.93% 0.74%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.00% 6.94% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 20
Manchester median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £294 £325
90th Percentile £600 £635 £625
North West median daily rate £500 £500 £375
% change year-on-year - +33.33% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £14.25 - -
North West median hourly rate £14.25 - -

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 720 389 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 22.37% 13.37% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 250 233
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £291
90th Percentile £648 £600 £572
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 2 2
Manchester median hourly rate £17.13 £91.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.23% +575.93% -28.00%
10th Percentile £12.05 £31.83 £12.40
90th Percentile £170.00 £154.08 £15.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £12.75
% change year-on-year +3.70% +32.35% -57.77%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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
Altrincham - 3 - - 2
Stockport - 3 £375 - 2
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (38.89%) Docker
4 13 (36.11%) Kubernetes
4 13 (36.11%) DevOps
5 12 (33.33%) Python
6 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
6 11 (30.56%) TDD
6 11 (30.56%) Scrum
7 10 (27.78%) C#
7 10 (27.78%) Web Services
7 10 (27.78%) CRM
7 10 (27.78%) Ansible
7 10 (27.78%) Microservices
7 10 (27.78%) BDD
7 10 (27.78%) Puppet
7 10 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 9 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 9 (25.00%) User Stories
8 9 (25.00%) Mobile App
8 9 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 9 (25.00%) B2B
8 9 (25.00%) B2C
8 9 (25.00%) Java
8 9 (25.00%) Spring
8 9 (25.00%) Spring Boot

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 1 (2.78%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 15 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (25.00%) Amazon SQS
3 6 (16.67%) IaaS
3 6 (16.67%) PaaS
4 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.78%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
1 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Grunt
2 1 (2.78%) gulp
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Analyst
1 8 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Technical Business Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Agile Product Owner
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (5.56%) Product Delivery Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Product Owner
4 2 (5.56%) Python Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Service Manager
4 2 (5.56%) Service Owner
4 2 (5.56%) Services Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (2.78%) Public Sector Business Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.78%) Web Services
2 9 (25.00%) Spring
2 9 (25.00%) Spring Boot
3 4 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (8.33%) .NET
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
5 2 (5.56%) RESTful
6 1 (2.78%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.78%) CSS3
6 1 (2.78%) Ember.js
6 1 (2.78%) Express
6 1 (2.78%) Flask
6 1 (2.78%) HTML5
6 1 (2.78%) Node.js
6 1 (2.78%) React
6 1 (2.78%) React Native
6 1 (2.78%) REST
6 1 (2.78%) Sass
6 1 (2.78%) Sequelize
6 1 (2.78%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Life Science
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) DevOps
3 11 (30.56%) Scrum
3 11 (30.56%) TDD
4 10 (27.78%) BDD
4 10 (27.78%) CRM
4 10 (27.78%) Microservices
5 9 (25.00%) API Design
5 9 (25.00%) API Development
5 9 (25.00%) B2B
5 9 (25.00%) B2C
5 9 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 9 (25.00%) Monetization
5 9 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
5 9 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (25.00%) User Stories
6 7 (19.44%) ERP
7 6 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 4 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Python
2 11 (30.56%) JavaScript
3 10 (27.78%) C#
4 9 (25.00%) Java
4 9 (25.00%) Java 8
5 2 (5.56%) SQL
6 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) AWS Certification
2 1 (2.78%) CISM
2 1 (2.78%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) Kubernetes
2 10 (27.78%) Ansible
2 10 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (27.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.78%) Google
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
4 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.78%) Sitecore