The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 26 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 117 113
Rank change year-on-year +27 -4  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 27 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.77% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.68% 10.45% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 1
Median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 311 220 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.22% 7.37% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 152 60
Median daily rate £475 £415 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.45% +20.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 5
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £13.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 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
Birmingham +32 16 £550 -2.22% 5
Coventry +16 5 £400 - 4
Shropshire - 3 £365 - 3
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (48.84%) IaaS
3 20 (46.51%) PaaS
4 18 (41.86%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (39.53%) Enterprise Architecture
6 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
7 14 (32.56%) Java
7 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (32.56%) DevOps
8 13 (30.23%) Microservices
9 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (27.91%) Linux
9 12 (27.91%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (25.58%) SOAP
10 11 (25.58%) Spring
10 11 (25.58%) Spring Boot
10 11 (25.58%) Docker
10 11 (25.58%) REST
10 11 (25.58%) API Design
11 10 (23.26%) API Integration
11 10 (23.26%) API Development
11 10 (23.26%) Open Source
11 10 (23.26%) Heroku
11 10 (23.26%) MuleSoft
11 10 (23.26%) Apigee
11 10 (23.26%) GitLab
11 10 (23.26%) Kubernetes
11 10 (23.26%) GitHub
11 10 (23.26%) Bitbucket
11 10 (23.26%) OpenShift

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 10 (23.26%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) Mule
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (4.65%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.33%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 26 (60.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (48.84%) IaaS
3 20 (46.51%) PaaS
4 18 (41.86%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (23.26%) GitHub
5 10 (23.26%) Heroku
5 10 (23.26%) OpenShift
6 5 (11.63%) Office 365
7 4 (9.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
1 2 (4.65%) VPN
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) SSH
2 1 (2.33%) SSL
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.33%) DB2
1 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Bitbucket
1 10 (23.26%) GitLab
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 10 (23.26%) Billing
2 4 (9.30%) Finance
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Legal
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Architect
2 8 (18.60%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Architect
3 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Azure Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Angular Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) CRM Architect
5 3 (6.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 3 (6.98%) Java Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) REST
1 11 (25.58%) SOAP
1 11 (25.58%) Spring
1 11 (25.58%) Spring Boot
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) HTML
3 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (4.65%) D3.js
4 2 (4.65%) Dojo
4 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (4.65%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) Java EE
5 1 (2.33%) Java SE
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (4.65%) Social Media
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.33%) iSeries
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.91%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 3 (6.98%) Unix
4 2 (4.65%) VMS
5 1 (2.33%) AIX
5 1 (2.33%) HPUX
5 1 (2.33%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) Enterprise Architecture
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (32.56%) DevOps
3 13 (30.23%) Microservices
4 12 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (25.58%) API Design
6 10 (23.26%) API Development
6 10 (23.26%) API Integration
6 10 (23.26%) Open Source
6 10 (23.26%) Scrum
7 7 (16.28%) CRM
8 6 (13.95%) Kanban
8 6 (13.95%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) TOGAF
9 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 5 (11.63%) Project Governance
9 5 (11.63%) Service Design
10 4 (9.30%) Business Development
10 4 (9.30%) SOA
10 4 (9.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) Java
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) Groovy
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.33%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) GxP
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) Docker
2 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.30%) Puppet
3 3 (6.98%) Ansible
3 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Kibana
4 1 (2.33%) logstash
4 1 (2.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.91%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (23.26%) Apigee
3 10 (23.26%) MuleSoft
3 10 (23.26%) Red Hat
4 7 (16.28%) Oracle
5 3 (6.98%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Casewise
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 2 (4.65%) VMware
7 1 (2.33%) CA
7 1 (2.33%) CyberArk
7 1 (2.33%) HP
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) webMethods
7 1 (2.33%) WSO2
7 1 (2.33%) Xamarin
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