Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 62 57
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.57% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.14% 2.86% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Merseyside median daily rate £675 £293 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +130.77% -41.50% +66.67%
10th Percentile £663 £261 £475
90th Percentile £688 £330 £525
North West median daily rate £450 £550 £435
% change year-on-year -18.18% +26.44% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside 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 Merseyside with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 69 70 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.44% 11.29% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 34 28
Merseyside median daily rate £410 £325 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -25.71% +94.44%
10th Percentile £151 £126 £289
90th Percentile £625 £569 £543
North West median daily rate £429 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +0.82% - -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +13.64% -24.14%
10th Percentile £13.70 £10.95 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.30 £15.55 £11.50
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 Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Merseyside

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Merseyside

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 21 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
Liverpool +20 7 £675 +130.77% 5
SaaS
North West

For the 6 months to 21 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 4 (57.14%) Law
1 4 (57.14%) GDPR
1 4 (57.14%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (42.86%) Information Management
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (28.57%) Middleware
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) OWASP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (14.29%) NIST 800
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) VB
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) CISSP
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Clustering
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Data Management
4 1 (14.29%) Analytics
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience
4 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
3 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (14.29%) IBM Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (57.14%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Azure Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Salesforce Solution Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 1 (14.29%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) OWASP
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) VB
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CISA
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
2 1 (14.29%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) GDPR
2 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) NIST 800
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) IBM