Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 November 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)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 152 159 130
Rank change year-on-year +7 -29 +76
Contract jobs citing SaaS 73 44 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.22% 0.77% 1.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.46% 5.89% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 35 79
North West median daily rate £500 £485 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +25.16% -18.42%
10th Percentile £363 £305 £313
90th Percentile £635 £650 £940
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £14.25 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -30.97% -31.10% +27.13%

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 the North West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 1,338 747 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 22.45% 13.01% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 481 410
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £274
90th Percentile £613 £600 £571
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 5 11
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +42.86% -44.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.60 £11.65
90th Percentile £42.50 £113.05 £15.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% -12.20%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 November 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
Manchester -4 39 £488 +19.63% 26
Cheshire +10 26 £513 -2.38% 7
Merseyside -1 3 £675 +58.82% 1
Lancashire - 3 £475 - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (32.88%) PaaS
4 22 (30.14%) IaaS
5 21 (28.77%) Java
6 17 (23.29%) DevOps
7 16 (21.92%) Docker
7 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
7 16 (21.92%) Spring
8 13 (17.81%) Scrum
8 13 (17.81%) Kubernetes
8 13 (17.81%) Microservices
9 12 (16.44%) User Stories
9 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
9 12 (16.44%) CRM
10 11 (15.07%) Python
10 11 (15.07%) C#
10 11 (15.07%) Web Services
10 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
10 11 (15.07%) TDD
10 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
11 10 (13.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (13.70%) Public Cloud
11 10 (13.70%) BDD
11 10 (13.70%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (13.70%) Node.js
11 10 (13.70%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
11 10 (13.70%) Java 8

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.37%) Confluence
2 1 (1.37%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (35.62%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (32.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (32.88%) PaaS
3 22 (30.14%) IaaS
4 10 (13.70%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (13.70%) Amazon SQS
5 6 (8.22%) Office 365
6 3 (4.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.74%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.74%) npm
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.37%) Boomi
8 1 (1.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.37%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.37%) Route 53
8 1 (1.37%) Serverless
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.48%) Firewall
2 2 (2.74%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) ICMP
3 1 (1.37%) SMS
3 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.37%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
2 7 (9.59%) Maven
3 2 (2.74%) Grunt
3 2 (2.74%) gulp
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
3 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) GitLab
4 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.37%) Selenium
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.74%) Law
2 2 (2.74%) Local Government
2 2 (2.74%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (28.77%) Architect
2 13 (17.81%) Analyst
3 9 (12.33%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) Technical Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Java Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Java Software Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Software Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.22%) Azure Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (5.48%) Java Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Java Technical Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Service Manager
10 2 (2.74%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.92%) Spring
2 11 (15.07%) Web Services
3 10 (13.70%) Node.js
4 9 (12.33%) Spring Boot
5 5 (6.85%) HTML
6 4 (5.48%) .NET
6 4 (5.48%) CSS
7 3 (4.11%) RESTful
8 2 (2.74%) AngularJS
8 2 (2.74%) CSS3
8 2 (2.74%) Express
8 2 (2.74%) HTML5
8 2 (2.74%) Jest
8 2 (2.74%) Middleware
8 2 (2.74%) React
8 2 (2.74%) React Native
8 2 (2.74%) Redux
8 2 (2.74%) Sass
8 2 (2.74%) Sequelize
8 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Public Cloud
2 9 (12.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) LLPG
5 2 (2.74%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) CESG
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.37%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (4.11%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) DevOps
3 13 (17.81%) Microservices
3 13 (17.81%) Scrum
4 12 (16.44%) CRM
4 12 (16.44%) User Stories
5 11 (15.07%) Software Engineering
5 11 (15.07%) TDD
6 10 (13.70%) BDD
7 9 (12.33%) API Design
7 9 (12.33%) API Development
7 9 (12.33%) B2B
7 9 (12.33%) B2C
7 9 (12.33%) Functional Testing
7 9 (12.33%) Monetization
7 9 (12.33%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.96%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 7 (9.59%) ERP
10 6 (8.22%) Data Management
10 6 (8.22%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) Java
2 12 (16.44%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.07%) C#
3 11 (15.07%) Python
4 10 (13.70%) Java 8
5 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) SQL
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) Go
6 1 (1.37%) VB
6 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.96%) Degree
3 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.74%) CISM
4 2 (2.74%) CISSP
5 1 (1.37%) CCDP
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.37%) CISA
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) GDPR
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Docker
2 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (17.81%) Kubernetes
2 9 (12.33%) Ansible
2 9 (12.33%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (12.33%) Puppet
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (4.11%) Dell
3 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.74%) McAfee
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Splunk
4 2 (2.74%) Symantec
4 2 (2.74%) Trustwave
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco
5 1 (1.37%) ESRI
5 1 (1.37%) Google
5 1 (1.37%) IBM
5 1 (1.37%) Informatica
5 1 (1.37%) SAP
5 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.37%) Sitecore