Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 138 192
Rank change year-on-year -8 +54 -16
Contract jobs citing SaaS 53 78 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 1.33% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.53% 12.09% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 28
North West median daily rate £500 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -11.76% -1.16%
10th Percentile £345 £285 £325
90th Percentile £638 £580 £625
England median daily rate £500 £450 £466
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.49% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £22.90 -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £40.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year -46.58% +10.27% +33.63%

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 812 645 470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 15.34% 10.99% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 425 293
North West median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £264 £263 £275
90th Percentile £598 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
North West median hourly rate £14.46 £14.40 £33.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.45% -56.47% +46.98%
10th Percentile £12.76 £10.88 £11.48
90th Percentile £30.40 £31.07 £37.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £19.96
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.80% -11.30%

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 25 February 2018.

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 6 months to 25 February 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 +23 26 £375 - 45
Cheshire -2 14 £569 +82.00% 11
Lancashire -20 7 £575 +53.33% 6
Merseyside - 4 £425 - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) PaaS
3 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (33.96%) IaaS
4 18 (33.96%) DevOps
5 17 (32.08%) Data Management
6 16 (30.19%) ITIL
7 15 (28.30%) SFIA
8 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
8 14 (26.42%) Open Source
9 13 (24.53%) Problem Management
10 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
10 12 (22.64%) PRINCE2
10 12 (22.64%) Public Cloud
11 10 (18.87%) Java
11 10 (18.87%) Finance
11 10 (18.87%) Network Design
11 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (16.98%) Resource Management
12 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
12 9 (16.98%) Project Management
12 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (16.98%) Cisco
13 8 (15.09%) CISSP
13 8 (15.09%) CCNP
13 8 (15.09%) CCDP
13 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
13 8 (15.09%) Service Management

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 3 (5.66%) CMS
2 2 (3.77%) Apache
2 2 (3.77%) Confluence
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) nginx
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (52.83%) PaaS
2 19 (35.85%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (33.96%) IaaS
3 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.66%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.66%) Boomi
4 3 (5.66%) Serverless
5 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.77%) iPaaS
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.89%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.89%) Datadog
6 1 (1.89%) GitHub
6 1 (1.89%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) SAN
2 2 (3.77%) Skype
2 2 (3.77%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.89%) Firewall
3 1 (1.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) MySQL
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.89%) Power BI
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.55%) JIRA
2 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (3.77%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.77%) eggPlant
4 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.89%) GitLab
4 1 (1.89%) GoCD
4 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Technical Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Cloud Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) AWS Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Change and Release Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Change Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Java Technical Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.32%) HTML
1 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 5 (9.43%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) CSS
3 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.55%) JSON
3 4 (7.55%) REST
3 4 (7.55%) XML
4 3 (5.66%) ADO.NET
4 3 (5.66%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (5.66%) Laravel
4 3 (5.66%) LINQ
4 3 (5.66%) Node.js
4 3 (5.66%) WCF
5 2 (3.77%) HTML5
6 1 (1.89%) CSS3
6 1 (1.89%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Management Information System
2 12 (22.64%) Public Cloud
3 5 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.66%) Data Structures
6 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.77%) Social Media
6 2 (3.77%) User Experience
7 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.89%) NHS
7 1 (1.89%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) CentOS
4 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.89%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (33.96%) DevOps
3 17 (32.08%) Data Management
4 16 (30.19%) ITIL
5 15 (28.30%) SFIA
6 14 (26.42%) Open Source
7 13 (24.53%) Problem Management
8 12 (22.64%) PRINCE2
9 10 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (18.87%) Network Design
10 9 (16.98%) Project Management
10 9 (16.98%) Resource Management
10 9 (16.98%) Software Engineering
11 8 (15.09%) Change Management
11 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
11 8 (15.09%) Product Management
11 8 (15.09%) Service Management
12 7 (13.21%) ITSM
12 7 (13.21%) User Stories
12 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) C#
3 5 (9.43%) PHP
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Python
6 1 (1.89%) Go
6 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) Scala
6 1 (1.89%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (16.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (15.09%) CCDP
2 8 (15.09%) CCNP
2 8 (15.09%) Chartered Engineer
2 8 (15.09%) CISM
2 8 (15.09%) CISSP
3 6 (11.32%) CCIE
4 5 (9.43%) Degree
4 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) MCSE
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) ISEB
8 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.89%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) GDPR
1 1 (1.89%) PMO
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Docker
2 4 (7.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (7.55%) XenApp
2 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Puppet
2 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
2 3 (5.66%) Terraform
3 2 (3.77%) Nagios
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) Cisco
3 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.55%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Ivanti
4 4 (7.55%) VMware
5 3 (5.66%) NetApp
5 3 (5.66%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.77%) Atlassian
6 2 (3.77%) Informatica
6 2 (3.77%) MuleSoft
6 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.77%) SnapLogic
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) Google
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Kronos
7 1 (1.89%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) Tableau