Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 166 187
Rank change year-on-year +44 +21 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 97 39 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.65% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.18% 6.35% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 25 36
North West median daily rate £475 £575 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.39% +27.78% +27.66%
10th Percentile £319 £230 £319
90th Percentile £638 £723 £1,000
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
North West median hourly rate - £65.00 -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £40.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year -47.24% +114.47% -30.44%

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 953 614 487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.23% 11.21% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 406 324
North West median daily rate £440 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £285 £228 £306
90th Percentile £598 £600 £559
England median daily rate £483 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +4.89% +2.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 10
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -44.88% +41.11%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.45 £13.20
90th Percentile £56.13 £65.90 £57.35
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +21 59 £419 -27.17% 50
Cheshire -6 22 £500 -23.08% 6
Lancashire - 10 £625 - 4
Merseyside +23 5 £525 +101.92%
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.58%) PaaS
3 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
4 36 (37.11%) IaaS
5 33 (34.02%) Data Management
6 32 (32.99%) DevOps
7 31 (31.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 30 (30.93%) ITIL
9 27 (27.84%) PRINCE2
9 27 (27.84%) Management Information System
9 27 (27.84%) Finance
9 27 (27.84%) SFIA
10 26 (26.80%) Open Source
11 25 (25.77%) Problem Management
12 24 (24.74%) Project Management
13 23 (23.71%) Network Design
14 21 (21.65%) Resource Management
14 21 (21.65%) Cisco
14 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (21.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 20 (20.62%) CISSP
15 20 (20.62%) CCNP
15 20 (20.62%) CCDP
15 20 (20.62%) CISM
15 20 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
15 20 (20.62%) Chartered Engineer
16 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 17 (17.53%) IT Strategy
18 16 (16.49%) Service Management
19 15 (15.46%) SQL Server

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 (6.19%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (6.19%) Confluence
2 5 (5.15%) OpenStack
3 4 (4.12%) SAS
4 3 (3.09%) CMS
5 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (52.58%) PaaS
2 36 (37.11%) IaaS
3 31 (31.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.15%) Azure Data Factory
6 3 (3.09%) Boomi
6 3 (3.09%) iPaaS
7 2 (2.06%) npm
8 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) Firewall
2 4 (4.12%) Unified Communications
2 4 (4.12%) VPN
3 3 (3.09%) BGP
3 3 (3.09%) DHCP
3 3 (3.09%) DNS
3 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.09%) Network Security
3 3 (3.09%) OSPF
3 3 (3.09%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (3.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.09%) WAN
4 2 (2.06%) Converged Networks
4 2 (2.06%) Skype
5 1 (1.03%) FTP
5 1 (1.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.15%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (4.12%) DB2
4 4 (4.12%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.06%) MySQL
7 1 (1.03%) Big Data
7 1 (1.03%) EDRMS
7 1 (1.03%) Power BI
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (8.25%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (6.19%) Bitbucket
3 6 (6.19%) eggPlant
4 5 (5.15%) Maven
4 5 (5.15%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.06%) Grunt
5 2 (2.06%) gulp
5 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.06%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
General
1 27 (27.84%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Legal
3 6 (6.19%) Law
4 5 (5.15%) Games
5 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Architect
2 21 (21.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (11.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) Technical Architect
6 9 (9.28%) Azure Architect
7 7 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.22%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Java Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Senior Citrix Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Developer
9 5 (5.15%) Security Analyst
9 5 (5.15%) SOA Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) REST
2 10 (10.31%) .NET
3 9 (9.28%) HTML
3 9 (9.28%) Node.js
3 9 (9.28%) Web Services
3 9 (9.28%) XML
4 8 (8.25%) .NET Framework
4 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET
4 8 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 8 (8.25%) CSS
4 8 (8.25%) JSON
5 7 (7.22%) ADO.NET
5 7 (7.22%) LINQ
5 7 (7.22%) WCF
6 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
6 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 5 (5.15%) HTML5
6 5 (5.15%) Spring
7 3 (3.09%) RESTful
7 3 (3.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.34%) Public Cloud
3 6 (6.19%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.19%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.09%) Life Science
6 3 (3.09%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.06%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.06%) Social Media
8 1 (1.03%) CMDB
8 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.03%) NHS
8 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Windows
2 4 (4.12%) Linux
3 3 (3.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.02%) Data Management
3 32 (32.99%) DevOps
4 30 (30.93%) ITIL
5 27 (27.84%) PRINCE2
5 27 (27.84%) SFIA
6 26 (26.80%) Open Source
7 25 (25.77%) Problem Management
8 24 (24.74%) Project Management
9 23 (23.71%) Network Design
10 21 (21.65%) Resource Management
11 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (17.53%) IT Strategy
13 16 (16.49%) Service Management
14 15 (15.46%) Product Management
15 14 (14.43%) Change Management
15 14 (14.43%) Configuration Management
16 12 (12.37%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (12.37%) Decision-Making
17 11 (11.34%) Contract Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) SQL
2 13 (13.40%) Java
3 11 (11.34%) JavaScript
4 9 (9.28%) C#
5 3 (3.09%) XPath
6 2 (2.06%) Go
6 2 (2.06%) Java 8
6 2 (2.06%) PHP
7 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (21.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 20 (20.62%) CCDP
2 20 (20.62%) CCNP
2 20 (20.62%) Chartered Engineer
2 20 (20.62%) CISM
2 20 (20.62%) CISSP
3 14 (14.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (12.37%) CCIE
4 12 (12.37%) Degree
5 7 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.03%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.03%) MCSE
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) GDPR
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.03%) GCP
2 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (7.22%) XenApp
1 7 (7.22%) XenDesktop
2 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.15%) Docker
3 5 (5.15%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Puppet
2 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.09%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.06%) Ansible
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco IPCC
4 2 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.06%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 21 (21.65%) Cisco
3 8 (8.25%) Informatica
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Ivanti
4 7 (7.22%) Oracle
5 6 (6.19%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.19%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.06%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.06%) Okta
6 2 (2.06%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.06%) SnapLogic
6 2 (2.06%) Symantec
6 2 (2.06%) Talend
6 2 (2.06%) VMware
7 1 (1.03%) Dell
7 1 (1.03%) Google
7 1 (1.03%) IBM
7 1 (1.03%) SAP