Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 20 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 85 110
Rank change year-on-year -4 +25 -13
Contract jobs citing SaaS 3 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.25% 1.36% 0.36%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.55% 9.18% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 4
Wales median daily rate £365 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.75% +4.41% +13.33%
10th Percentile £348 £336 £413
90th Percentile £395 £538 £438
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £41.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year -31.10% +27.13% +22.86%

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 Wales with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 194 207 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.36% 14.78% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 133 73
Wales median daily rate £450 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +37.93% -9.38%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £263
90th Percentile £588 £617 £455
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -49.47% -
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
% change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Wales

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Wales

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 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
South Wales +4 3 £365 -15.12%
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) HR Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Implementation Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Implementation Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Modelling
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Stories
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SAP