Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 136 214
Rank change year-on-year -22 +78 -55
Contract jobs citing SaaS 45 98 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.79% 1.44% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.04% 15.01% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 71 20
North West median daily rate £486 £375 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.67% -21.05% -9.95%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £374
90th Percentile £656 £575 £625
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year -14.63% +28.13% +21.90%

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 745 653 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.09% 9.59% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 415 241
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £268 £230
90th Percentile £600 £560 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -44.00% +20.48%
10th Percentile £9.88 £11.65 £10.95
90th Percentile £99.13 £15.25 £34.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% -10.59% +18.06%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +22 28 £408 +1.88% 21
Cheshire -6 13 £550 +57.14% 8
Merseyside +5 2 £425 - 3
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (40.00%) PaaS
3 16 (35.56%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 9 (20.00%) DevOps
7 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 8 (17.78%) Linux
7 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
8 7 (15.56%) HTML
8 7 (15.56%) Java
8 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
8 7 (15.56%) CSS
8 7 (15.56%) Windows
8 7 (15.56%) IaaS
8 7 (15.56%) Office 365
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) User Stories
9 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
9 6 (13.33%) Python
9 6 (13.33%) Project Management
10 5 (11.11%) SAN
10 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 5 (11.11%) Web Services
10 5 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (11.11%) VMware
10 5 (11.11%) Docker
10 5 (11.11%) CentOS
10 5 (11.11%) nginx

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 5 (11.11%) nginx
2 4 (8.89%) Apache
2 4 (8.89%) Apache Spark
3 3 (6.67%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) Drupal
4 1 (2.22%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (6.67%) InVision
1 3 (6.67%) Photoshop
1 3 (6.67%) UXPin
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (40.00%) PaaS
2 16 (35.56%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (15.56%) IaaS
4 7 (15.56%) Office 365
5 4 (8.89%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (8.89%) Serverless
6 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (4.44%) Route 53
7 2 (4.44%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (2.22%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (2.22%) Datadog
8 1 (2.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (6.67%) Skype
2 3 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (4.44%) Internet
3 2 (4.44%) Intranet
3 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.22%) Firewall
4 1 (2.22%) HTTP
4 1 (2.22%) IPsec
4 1 (2.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.22%) Power BI
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.22%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.22%) FogBugz
2 1 (2.22%) GitLab
2 1 (2.22%) GoCD
2 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Architect
2 10 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (8.89%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (8.89%) Technical Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Azure Architect
4 3 (6.67%) Designer
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) UX Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Java Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Java Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) PHP Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Python Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) CSS
1 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 5 (11.11%) CSS3
2 5 (11.11%) HTML5
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
3 4 (8.89%) Kafka
3 4 (8.89%) Node.js
4 3 (6.67%) Laravel
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.44%) JSON
5 2 (4.44%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (4.44%) OAuth
5 2 (4.44%) RESTful
5 2 (4.44%) SAML
5 2 (4.44%) Spring
5 2 (4.44%) Symfony
6 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.22%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Graphic Design
3 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.44%) BYOD
4 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Life Science
5 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) CentOS
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.22%) Unix
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
3 9 (20.00%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
4 6 (13.33%) User Stories
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (8.89%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) Machine Learning
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) Mobile First
7 3 (6.67%) Network Design
7 3 (6.67%) Open Source
7 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 3 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (6.67%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.56%) Java
1 7 (15.56%) JavaScript
2 6 (13.33%) Python
3 4 (8.89%) PHP
4 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) SQL
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
6 1 (2.22%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CCDP
1 3 (6.67%) CCNP
1 3 (6.67%) Chartered Engineer
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.67%) CISM
1 3 (6.67%) CISSP
1 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) ISEB
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) MCSE
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 5 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Terraform
2 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
2 4 (8.89%) Puppet
3 3 (6.67%) Nagios
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) NetApp
4 3 (6.67%) Adobe
5 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix
6 1 (2.22%) EMC
6 1 (2.22%) HP
6 1 (2.22%) IBM
6 1 (2.22%) Kronos
6 1 (2.22%) Oracle
6 1 (2.22%) SAP
6 1 (2.22%) Symantec
6 1 (2.22%) Zend