Period
to 21 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 151 186
Rank change year-on-year +34 +35 +33
Contract jobs citing SaaS 107 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 0.92% 0.71%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.23% 8.22% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 34 34
North West median daily rate £450 £550 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +26.44% +8.75%
10th Percentile £350 £300 £325
90th Percentile £626 £738 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +189.47% -36.67%

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 1,159 645 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.03% 11.21% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 425 333
North West median daily rate £429 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.82% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £293
90th Percentile £600 £600 £538
England median daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 16 11
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +58.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.63 £9.63 £11.65
90th Percentile £182.00 £67.63 £30.25
England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -5.00% +1.99% -14.74%

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 August 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 21 August 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 +15 65 £425 -22.73% 36
Cheshire +7 28 £450 -23.40% 8
Merseyside +23 7 £675 +130.77% 6
Lancashire - 6 £563 - 5
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (36.45%) PaaS
3 35 (32.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (32.71%) Microsoft
4 29 (27.10%) IaaS
4 29 (27.10%) DevOps
5 28 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (22.43%) Finance
7 21 (19.63%) Java
8 20 (18.69%) PRINCE2
8 20 (18.69%) Project Management
8 20 (18.69%) Data Management
9 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
10 17 (15.89%) ITIL
11 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
12 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (14.02%) CISM
12 15 (14.02%) CISSP
12 15 (14.02%) Network Design
12 15 (14.02%) Spring
12 15 (14.02%) Problem Management
12 15 (14.02%) Open Source
12 15 (14.02%) SFIA
12 15 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (13.08%) Availability Management
13 14 (13.08%) Microservices
13 14 (13.08%) Node.js
13 14 (13.08%) Chartered Engineer
13 14 (13.08%) Resource Management
13 14 (13.08%) Degree

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 6 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.67%) OpenStack
2 5 (4.67%) SAS
3 4 (3.74%) Confluence
4 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (36.45%) PaaS
2 35 (32.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (27.10%) IaaS
4 28 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (4.67%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (4.67%) Azure Data Factory
6 4 (3.74%) npm
7 3 (2.80%) Office 365
8 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.87%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.41%) Firewall
2 4 (3.74%) VPN
3 3 (2.80%) BGP
3 3 (2.80%) DHCP
3 3 (2.80%) DNS
3 3 (2.80%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.80%) Network Security
3 3 (2.80%) OSPF
3 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) Unified Communications
3 3 (2.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.87%) Converged Networks
5 1 (0.93%) FTP
5 1 (0.93%) Internet
5 1 (0.93%) SMS
5 1 (0.93%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (4.67%) DB2
4 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.93%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.93%) GIS
7 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Maven
2 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.67%) JIRA
4 4 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (3.74%) Bitbucket
4 4 (3.74%) eggPlant
4 4 (3.74%) Grunt
4 4 (3.74%) gulp
4 4 (3.74%) SonarQube
4 4 (3.74%) Vagrant
4 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.87%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
General
1 24 (22.43%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Law
3 7 (6.54%) Legal
4 4 (3.74%) Games
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Local Government
5 2 (1.87%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (28.97%) Architect
2 20 (18.69%) Solutions Architect
3 17 (15.89%) Analyst
4 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Azure Architect
5 10 (9.35%) Java Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Java Software Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Software Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Business Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) Developer
7 7 (6.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Java Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) SOA Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Business Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) Spring
2 14 (13.08%) Node.js
3 10 (9.35%) HTML
3 10 (9.35%) Web Services
4 9 (8.41%) CSS
5 7 (6.54%) .NET
5 7 (6.54%) REST
6 6 (5.61%) HTML5
6 6 (5.61%) XML
7 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (4.67%) RESTful
7 5 (4.67%) Spring Boot
8 4 (3.74%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.74%) CSS3
8 4 (3.74%) Express
8 4 (3.74%) React Native
8 4 (3.74%) Redux
8 4 (3.74%) Sass
8 4 (3.74%) Sequelize
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.95%) Management Information System
2 12 (11.21%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.61%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.67%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.67%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.74%) Life Science
6 3 (2.80%) User Experience
6 3 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) LLPG
7 2 (1.87%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) CMDB
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.93%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.67%) Windows
2 3 (2.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (27.10%) DevOps
3 20 (18.69%) Data Management
3 20 (18.69%) PRINCE2
3 20 (18.69%) Project Management
4 17 (15.89%) ITIL
5 15 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (14.02%) Network Design
5 15 (14.02%) Open Source
5 15 (14.02%) Problem Management
5 15 (14.02%) SFIA
5 15 (14.02%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (13.08%) Availability Management
6 14 (13.08%) Microservices
6 14 (13.08%) Resource Management
7 13 (12.15%) IT Strategy
8 12 (11.21%) Software Engineering
8 12 (11.21%) User Stories
9 11 (10.28%) Scrum
9 11 (10.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (19.63%) Java
2 18 (16.82%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.15%) C#
4 11 (10.28%) SQL
5 7 (6.54%) Java 8
6 6 (5.61%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.87%) XPath
8 1 (0.93%) Go
8 1 (0.93%) Scala
8 1 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (14.02%) CISM
1 15 (14.02%) CISSP
2 14 (13.08%) CCDP
2 14 (13.08%) CCNP
2 14 (13.08%) Chartered Engineer
2 14 (13.08%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (13.08%) Degree
2 14 (13.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (10.28%) Security Cleared
4 10 (9.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (6.54%) CCIE
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.87%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.93%) CISA
8 1 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.67%) GDPR
2 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.93%) GCP
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) NIST 800
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.15%) Docker
2 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.80%) XenApp
5 3 (2.80%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Puppet
2 9 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.48%) Kubernetes
4 7 (6.54%) Ansible
5 4 (3.74%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.87%) Cisco IPCC
6 2 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (32.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (13.08%) Cisco
3 7 (6.54%) Informatica
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) Atlassian
6 3 (2.80%) Citrix
6 3 (2.80%) Ivanti
6 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.80%) Symantec
7 2 (1.87%) Dell
7 2 (1.87%) McAfee
7 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.87%) Splunk
7 2 (1.87%) Talend
7 2 (1.87%) Trustwave
8 1 (0.93%) ESRI
8 1 (0.93%) IBM
8 1 (0.93%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.93%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) Sitecore