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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / North West
Rank 124 143 136
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 13 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.51% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.80% 7.04% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
Median daily rate £550 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £436 £425
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.90 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £11.05

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 West with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 271 213 176
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.59% 5.58% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 146 102
Median daily rate £425 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +55.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +22 11 £550 +6.28% 13
Cheshire +24 1 - - 4
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 35 (57.38%) PaaS
2 33 (54.10%) IaaS
3 27 (44.26%) ITIL
4 26 (42.62%) Open Source
5 24 (39.34%) Change Management
6 22 (36.07%) Data Management
7 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (32.79%) PRINCE2
9 18 (29.51%) Oracle
9 18 (29.51%) DevOps
10 17 (27.87%) Linux
11 16 (26.23%) Service Management
11 16 (26.23%) ITSM
12 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (24.59%) Problem Management
13 14 (22.95%) Oracle EBS R12
13 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
13 14 (22.95%) Oracle EBS
13 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
13 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
14 13 (21.31%) Finance
14 13 (21.31%) Oracle Application Server
14 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 12c
14 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
15 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (19.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 12 (19.67%) High Availability
16 11 (18.03%) Project Management
16 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
16 11 (18.03%) Windows 2000

SaaS
Top Related 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 13 (21.31%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (18.03%) WebSphere
3 6 (9.84%) Apache
4 3 (4.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.64%) Drupal
5 1 (1.64%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (22.95%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.03%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (6.56%) MS Project
4 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle EBS
1 14 (22.95%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (9.84%) SAP ERP
2 6 (9.84%) SAP GRC
3 5 (8.20%) SAP HR
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (3.28%) SAP BPC
5 1 (1.64%) Magento
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 35 (57.38%) PaaS
2 33 (54.10%) IaaS
3 7 (11.48%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (6.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Internet
2 1 (1.64%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle Database 12c
2 9 (14.75%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (11.48%) MySQL
4 6 (9.84%) SAP BW
5 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.28%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (3.28%) Big Data
7 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.64%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.92%) Mercurial
1 3 (4.92%) Subversion
2 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.28%) Legal
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.39%) Architect
3 9 (14.75%) Operations Engineer
4 8 (13.11%) DBA
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle DBA
5 7 (11.48%) Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) PHP Developer
6 6 (9.84%) SAP Architect
6 6 (9.84%) SAP Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Operations Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 5 (8.20%) Operational Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Operations Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Operations Support Analyst
7 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
7 5 (8.20%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.56%) Contracts Manager
8 4 (6.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) .NET
1 8 (13.11%) Web Services
2 6 (9.84%) LAMP
2 6 (9.84%) RESTful
2 6 (9.84%) Zend Framework
3 4 (6.56%) CSS
4 3 (4.92%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (4.92%) Aurelia
4 3 (4.92%) Backbone.js
4 3 (4.92%) Durandal
4 3 (4.92%) EJS
4 3 (4.92%) HTML
4 3 (4.92%) Jinja
4 3 (4.92%) jQuery
4 3 (4.92%) KnockoutJS
4 3 (4.92%) LESS
4 3 (4.92%) Pug
4 3 (4.92%) React
4 3 (4.92%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Tandem
3 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.20%) User Experience
3 5 (8.20%) Virtual Team
4 4 (6.56%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.92%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.64%) Life Science
6 1 (1.64%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) AIX
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows 2000
2 11 (18.03%) Windows XP
3 10 (16.39%) Unix
4 2 (3.28%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.64%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) ITIL
2 26 (42.62%) Open Source
3 24 (39.34%) Change Management
4 22 (36.07%) Data Management
5 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (32.79%) PRINCE2
7 18 (29.51%) DevOps
8 16 (26.23%) ITSM
8 16 (26.23%) Service Management
9 15 (24.59%) Problem Management
10 14 (22.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (19.67%) High Availability
11 12 (19.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 12 (19.67%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (18.03%) Project Management
13 10 (16.39%) OO
14 9 (14.75%) OOD
15 8 (13.11%) Data Analysis
15 8 (13.11%) ERP
15 8 (13.11%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) C#
1 9 (14.75%) PHP
2 8 (13.11%) Java
2 8 (13.11%) JavaScript
2 8 (13.11%) Python
3 6 (9.84%) Ruby
4 5 (8.20%) C
4 5 (8.20%) Perl
4 5 (8.20%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.28%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) CLAS
5 1 (1.64%) Degree
5 1 (1.64%) ISEB
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
2 3 (4.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (4.92%) QA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) Oracle
2 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.11%) SAP
4 6 (9.84%) Ariba
4 6 (9.84%) Concur
4 6 (9.84%) Zend
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) Google
5 2 (3.28%) Wyse
6 1 (1.64%) ATG
6 1 (1.64%) hybris
6 1 (1.64%) Kronos
6 1 (1.64%) Sybase
6 1 (1.64%) Workday
North West
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago