Period
to 31 May 2020

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 31 May 2020 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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 153 124
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29 +34
Contract jobs citing SaaS 34 50 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.16% 0.96% 1.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.72% 3.59% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 78
Median daily rate £519 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -18.48%
10th Percentile £359 £408 £321
90th Percentile £614 £600 £638
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year -56.25% +392.31% -60.12%

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 914 1,392 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 31.12% 26.75% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 951 635
Median daily rate £450 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £273 £290 £280
90th Percentile £663 £650 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 31 30
Median hourly rate £27.22 £16.50 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.94% +11.86% -15.71%
10th Percentile £15.52 £12.74 £12.59
90th Percentile £54.60 £28.75 £55.38
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.73% +10.00% +5.49%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

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 31 May 2020. 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 +48 27 £450 -12.20% 20
Merseyside +10 4 £575 +21.05% 4
Lancashire +27 1 - - 1
Cheshire +14 1 - - 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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 18 (52.94%) PaaS
2 14 (41.18%) Azure
3 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 12 (35.29%) IaaS
5 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 9 (26.47%) Service Management
6 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
6 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (23.53%) Operational Stability
7 8 (23.53%) AWS
7 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) Firewall
8 7 (20.59%) Cisco
8 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
8 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (20.59%) Open Source
8 7 (20.59%) SIEM
9 6 (17.65%) Office 365
9 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
9 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
9 6 (17.65%) VPN
10 5 (14.71%) WAN
10 5 (14.71%) Java
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL
10 5 (14.71%) Information Security

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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (52.94%) PaaS
2 14 (41.18%) Azure
3 12 (35.29%) IaaS
4 8 (23.53%) AWS
5 6 (17.65%) Office 365
6 4 (11.76%) Serverless
7 2 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (5.88%) Amazon S3
7 2 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (5.88%) Azure Functions
7 2 (5.88%) GCP
8 1 (2.94%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 6 (17.65%) VPN
3 5 (14.71%) WAN
4 4 (11.76%) LAN
4 4 (11.76%) MPLS
5 3 (8.82%) DNS
5 3 (8.82%) Network Security
5 3 (8.82%) X.509
6 1 (2.94%) BGP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) DHCP
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) OSPF
6 1 (2.94%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon Athena
2 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.88%) BigQuery
2 2 (5.88%) Data Lake
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) Mocha
2 1 (2.94%) MSI
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) TestCafe
2 1 (2.94%) webpack
General
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Public Sector
3 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.88%) Electronics
4 2 (5.88%) Law
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Architect
2 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (20.59%) Developer
4 6 (17.65%) Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) IT Security Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Security Architect
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) React
1 3 (8.82%) SAML
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) CSS
2 2 (5.88%) CSS3
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) HTML5
2 2 (5.88%) JSP
2 2 (5.88%) Spring
2 2 (5.88%) Spring Boot
2 2 (5.88%) Velocity
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) Chai
3 1 (2.94%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.94%) Kendo UI
3 1 (2.94%) Sass
3 1 (2.94%) Struts
3 1 (2.94%) Vue.js
3 1 (2.94%) Vuex
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Social Media
3 2 (5.88%) User Experience
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.94%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Linux
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 9 (26.47%) Service Management
2 8 (23.53%) Operational Stability
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Open Source
3 7 (20.59%) SIEM
4 6 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 5 (14.71%) Architecture Roadmap
5 5 (14.71%) Information Security
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) Capacity Management
6 4 (11.76%) CRM
6 4 (11.76%) DevOps
6 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
6 4 (11.76%) Patch Management
6 4 (11.76%) Security Patching
6 4 (11.76%) Server Hardening
6 4 (11.76%) Software Distribution
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 5 (14.71%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) TypeScript
5 2 (5.88%) ES6
5 2 (5.88%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CAPM
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (11.76%) BS7799
3 2 (5.88%) GDPR
3 2 (5.88%) NCSC
4 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Docker
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Jamf Pro
1 4 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (11.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCOM
2 3 (8.82%) SCCM
3 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (5.88%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (5.88%) Terraform
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) Okta
3 4 (11.76%) Symantec
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Zscaler
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (5.88%) Pega
5 2 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.94%) BMC
6 1 (2.94%) EMC
6 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.94%) Meraki
6 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) ServiceNow