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 25 June 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 135 139
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 32 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.10% 0.72% 0.35%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.58% 11.02% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 5
Median daily rate £550 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +22.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £465 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £16.25
% change year-on-year +231.46% +20.67%  

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 334 245 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 11.52% 6.53% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 160 110
Median daily rate £440 £446 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +11.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £393
% change year-on-year - +14.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +292.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.20 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.20 £17.30 £17.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +75.75% -40.00%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Cheshire +27 15 £600 +50.00% 5
Manchester +19 12 £475 +11.76% 9
Merseyside 0 2 £293 -41.50% 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (53.33%) PaaS
2 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Finance
3 11 (24.44%) Open Source
3 11 (24.44%) IaaS
4 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (20.00%) Contract Management
5 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
6 7 (15.56%) Oracle
7 6 (13.33%) VPN
7 6 (13.33%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (11.11%) Business Transformation
8 5 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 5 (11.11%) Coaching
8 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
8 5 (11.11%) SOA
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.89%) Project Management
9 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.89%) Supplier Management
9 4 (8.89%) DevOps
9 4 (8.89%) REST
9 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
10 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3

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 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.44%) Drupal
2 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.22%) InVision
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.22%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.22%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (2.22%) SAP ERP
1 1 (2.22%) SAP GRC
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (53.33%) PaaS
2 11 (24.44%) IaaS
3 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (13.33%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (8.89%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (6.67%) Amazon S3
7 2 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (4.44%) Office 365
8 1 (2.22%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) VPN
2 2 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) Firewall
2 2 (4.44%) Internet
2 2 (4.44%) Intranet
2 2 (4.44%) IPsec
2 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Big Data
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (2.22%) Power BI
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.22%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Moq
3 1 (2.22%) MSTest
3 1 (2.22%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Agile Coach
1 8 (17.78%) Architect
2 5 (11.11%) Digital Transformation
3 4 (8.89%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) IT Manager
3 4 (8.89%) Programme Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 3 (6.67%) Digital Agile Coach
4 3 (6.67%) Workday Manager
5 2 (4.44%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Transformation Manager
5 2 (4.44%) ICT Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Security Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) REST
2 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 3 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.67%) CSS
2 3 (6.67%) HTML
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.44%) CSS3
3 2 (4.44%) HTML5
3 2 (4.44%) JSON
3 2 (4.44%) OAuth
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.44%) SAML
3 2 (4.44%) Serverless Framework
3 2 (4.44%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.22%) Ember.js
4 1 (2.22%) LINQ
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Life Science
2 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Graphic Design
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) iPad
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.44%) Linux
2 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) Open Source
3 9 (20.00%) Contract Management
4 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
5 5 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 5 (11.11%) Coaching
5 5 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 5 (11.11%) SOA
6 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 3 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
7 3 (6.67%) Kanban
7 3 (6.67%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) Service Design
7 3 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) C
4 2 (4.44%) C#
4 2 (4.44%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
3 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 3 (6.67%) Workday
4 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.44%) Wyse
5 1 (2.22%) Adobe
5 1 (2.22%) Ariba
5 1 (2.22%) ATG
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
5 1 (2.22%) Kronos
5 1 (2.22%) Sybase
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec
5 1 (2.22%) VMware
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