Period
to 1 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 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
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 141 151
Rank change year-on-year +37 +10 +9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 23 59 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 1.04% 1.11% 1.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.23% 4.26% 4.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 42 48
Median daily rate £550 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £314 £363
90th Percentile £700 £575 £620
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £80.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -56.25% +310.26% -44.29%

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 711 1,385 1,415
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 32.00% 26.05% 24.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 931 934
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £271 £268 £230
90th Percentile £600 £600 £602
England median daily rate £495 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -1.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 69
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -0.40% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.09 £13.70 £11.46
90th Percentile £57.75 £55.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +30.23% +22.86% -14.63%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the North West over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the North West

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SaaS in the North West.

Hourly rate trend 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 1 December 2020. 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 +19 13 £475 -5.00% 39
Cheshire +32 3 £550 +37.50% 13
Merseyside +34 2 - - 9
Lancashire +20 2 £700 - 2
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 10 (43.48%) Azure
2 5 (21.74%) AWS
2 5 (21.74%) PaaS
3 4 (17.39%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (17.39%) Umbraco
3 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) .NET
3 4 (17.39%) Scrum
3 4 (17.39%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) Finance
4 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) SAML
4 3 (13.04%) QA
4 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
4 3 (13.04%) IaaS
4 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Architectural Design
5 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
5 2 (8.70%) Databricks
5 2 (8.70%) Marketing Technology
5 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
5 2 (8.70%) Power Platform
5 2 (8.70%) SIEM
5 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared

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 4 (17.39%) Umbraco
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle iRecruitment
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Azure
2 5 (21.74%) AWS
2 5 (21.74%) PaaS
3 3 (13.04%) IaaS
4 2 (8.70%) Apigee
4 2 (8.70%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Functions
5 1 (4.35%) GCP
5 1 (4.35%) Serverless
5 1 (4.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (8.70%) X.509
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) MPLS
3 1 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Power BI
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (4.35%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) Data Lake
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.35%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.35%) Law
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) .NET Development Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Lead .NET Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Lead Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Security Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Python Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing Technology
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Linux
1 1 (4.35%) VMS
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) DevOps
1 4 (17.39%) Digital Marketing
1 4 (17.39%) Scrum
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Architectural Design
3 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.70%) Critical Success Factor
3 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
3 2 (8.70%) Data Security
3 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
3 2 (8.70%) EAM
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.70%) Server Hardening
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
3 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Python
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) AWS Certification
2 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) MCTS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (4.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Databricks
2 2 (8.70%) MuleSoft
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
3 1 (4.35%) Meraki
3 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com