The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 26 April 2017 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)
England / North East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 90 -
Contract jobs citing SaaS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.27% -
As % of the Cloud Services category - 6.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.00 - £12.10

SaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 94 44 23
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 14.09% 4.00% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 24 21
Median daily rate £450 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £269 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +1.74% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £13.80 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.31% -18.00%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the North East

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 63 (98.44%) Open Source
1 63 (98.44%) PaaS
1 63 (98.44%) IaaS
2 62 (96.88%) ITIL
3 56 (87.50%) Data Management
4 53 (82.81%) Change Management
5 52 (81.25%) Linux
5 52 (81.25%) Windows
6 48 (75.00%) Unix
7 41 (64.06%) AIX
7 41 (64.06%) Microsoft Excel
7 41 (64.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 41 (64.06%) DevOps
8 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
9 38 (59.38%) PRINCE2
9 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (57.81%) Analytical Skills
11 35 (54.69%) Problem Management
11 35 (54.69%) Service Management
12 31 (48.44%) ITSM
12 31 (48.44%) WebSphere
13 30 (46.88%) Windows 2000
13 30 (46.88%) Windows XP
14 29 (45.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 26 (40.63%) SLA
16 19 (29.69%) Performance Tuning
17 18 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
17 18 (28.13%) Oracle
18 16 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
19 15 (23.44%) SQL

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 31 (48.44%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.81%) SAS
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) IIS
4 2 (3.13%) Jetty
4 2 (3.13%) Mongrel
4 2 (3.13%) nginx
4 2 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (64.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 41 (64.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 63 (98.44%) IaaS
1 63 (98.44%) PaaS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) LDAP
2 2 (3.13%) DHCP
2 2 (3.13%) DNS
2 2 (3.13%) FTP
2 2 (3.13%) HTTP
2 2 (3.13%) IPsec
2 2 (3.13%) SSL
2 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.31%) MongoDB
2 12 (18.75%) DB2
2 12 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 10 (15.63%) Oracle Database
4 9 (14.06%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (12.50%) Ingres
5 8 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (4.69%) SAS Enterprise Miner
7 1 (1.56%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.13%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (1.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Operations Engineer
2 18 (28.13%) DBA
2 18 (28.13%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) Administrator
3 15 (23.44%) Analyst
4 14 (21.88%) Support Analyst
5 13 (20.31%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (18.75%) Operational Support Analyst
6 12 (18.75%) Operations Support Analyst
7 11 (17.19%) Oracle DBA
8 8 (12.50%) Applications Support
9 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) Ingres DBA
10 5 (7.81%) Operations Support Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Applications Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Applications Support Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) Linux Support
11 4 (6.25%) SQL DBA
12 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
12 3 (4.69%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (3.13%) J2EE
2 2 (3.13%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (57.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
3 10 (15.63%) Tandem
4 2 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 52 (81.25%) Linux
1 52 (81.25%) Windows
2 48 (75.00%) Unix
3 41 (64.06%) AIX
4 30 (46.88%) Windows 2000
4 30 (46.88%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.25%) MVS
5 4 (6.25%) VME
6 3 (4.69%) zOS
7 1 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (98.44%) Open Source
2 62 (96.88%) ITIL
3 56 (87.50%) Data Management
4 53 (82.81%) Change Management
5 41 (64.06%) DevOps
6 38 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (59.38%) PRINCE2
7 35 (54.69%) Problem Management
7 35 (54.69%) Service Management
8 31 (48.44%) ITSM
9 29 (45.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 19 (29.69%) Performance Tuning
11 18 (28.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (21.88%) Release Management
14 10 (15.63%) Data Analysis
14 10 (15.63%) High Availability
15 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
16 6 (9.38%) Resource Management
17 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) Java
3 5 (7.81%) Perl
3 5 (7.81%) Python
3 5 (7.81%) Ruby
4 4 (6.25%) C
5 2 (3.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) IBM Certification
2 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) CISSP
3 1 (1.56%) CLAS
3 1 (1.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (40.63%) SLA
2 5 (7.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.25%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) Data Guard
3 3 (4.69%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 40 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 18 (28.13%) Oracle
3 2 (3.13%) CA
3 2 (3.13%) Google
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
3 2 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (1.56%) Capita