Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 142 157
Rank change year-on-year +21 +15 +12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 62 61 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.99% 0.40%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.02% 9.79% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 44 10
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £400 £558
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -28.25% +85.83%
10th Percentile £364 £287 £200
90th Percentile £575 £569 £606
England median daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £13.00 -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 773 623 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.88% 10.11% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 370 136
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £209
90th Percentile £575 £569 £590
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% -21.95% +2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.14 £14.15
90th Percentile £24.98 £21.47 £23.00
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 West Midlands

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 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
Birmingham +17 26 £450 +5.88% 9
Coventry +13 13 £425 +6.25% 4
Shropshire - 5 £425 - 1
Kingswinford - 3 £460 -
Warwickshire -6 2 £500 -
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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 23 (37.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (33.87%) PaaS
2 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) IaaS
4 15 (24.19%) Web Services
5 14 (22.58%) .NET
6 12 (19.35%) Finance
6 12 (19.35%) Migration
6 12 (19.35%) Oracle
7 11 (17.74%) SQL
8 10 (16.13%) SOAP
8 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (16.13%) DevOps
8 10 (16.13%) REST
9 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (14.52%) C#
10 8 (12.90%) Linux
10 8 (12.90%) CRM
10 8 (12.90%) VPN
10 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (11.29%) WCF
11 7 (11.29%) Test Automation
11 7 (11.29%) ERP
11 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.29%) SAP
11 7 (11.29%) Continuous Deployment
12 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
12 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
12 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g

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 4 (6.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.84%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (3.23%) JBoss
3 2 (3.23%) Mule
3 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) SAP HR
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.23%) ResourceLink
3 1 (1.61%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle iRecruitment
3 1 (1.61%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.61%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.61%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (33.87%) PaaS
3 20 (32.26%) IaaS
4 9 (14.52%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (9.68%) Office 365
6 5 (8.06%) GitHub
7 3 (4.84%) Heroku
7 3 (4.84%) OpenShift
7 3 (4.84%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.23%) npm
9 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) VPN
2 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) Firewall
4 2 (3.23%) HTTP
4 2 (3.23%) ICMP
4 2 (3.23%) LDAP
4 2 (3.23%) SSL
5 1 (1.61%) Intranet
5 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (8.06%) NoSQL
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.23%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) OLAP
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.84%) Bitbucket
2 3 (4.84%) GitLab
3 2 (3.23%) Maven
3 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.61%) Codeship
4 1 (1.61%) MorphX
General
1 12 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 3 (4.84%) Billing
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Architect
2 15 (24.19%) Consultant
3 14 (22.58%) Developer
4 12 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.45%) Designer
6 3 (4.84%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.23%) ERP Architect
7 2 (3.23%) SAP Functional Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) Web Services
2 14 (22.58%) .NET
3 10 (16.13%) REST
3 10 (16.13%) SOAP
4 7 (11.29%) WCF
5 5 (8.06%) CSS
5 5 (8.06%) HTML
5 5 (8.06%) HTML5
5 5 (8.06%) JSON
5 5 (8.06%) Spring
5 5 (8.06%) Spring Boot
6 4 (6.45%) .NET Core
6 4 (6.45%) RESTful
6 4 (6.45%) WPF
7 3 (4.84%) Ajax
7 3 (4.84%) CSS3
7 3 (4.84%) Sass
8 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 2 (3.23%) Java EE
8 2 (3.23%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.45%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.23%) CMDB
3 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Social Media
4 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Linux
2 5 (8.06%) Windows
3 2 (3.23%) AIX
3 2 (3.23%) HPUX
3 2 (3.23%) Solaris
3 2 (3.23%) Unix
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (19.35%) Migration
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps
3 10 (16.13%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (12.90%) CRM
5 7 (11.29%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (11.29%) ERP
5 7 (11.29%) Test Automation
6 6 (9.68%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.06%) API Design
7 5 (8.06%) Business Transformation
7 5 (8.06%) Microservices
7 5 (8.06%) MVC
7 5 (8.06%) Open Source
7 5 (8.06%) TDD
7 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.45%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 4 (6.45%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) C#
3 6 (9.68%) PL/SQL
4 5 (8.06%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.23%) ES6
6 2 (3.23%) Go
6 2 (3.23%) Groovy
6 2 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
6 2 (3.23%) XPath
7 1 (1.61%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.61%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GCP
1 1 (1.61%) GxP
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
1 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (4.84%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Ansible
1 5 (8.06%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.84%) Puppet
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
4 2 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.29%) SAP
4 4 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (6.45%) VMware
5 3 (4.84%) Apigee
5 3 (4.84%) Capita
5 3 (4.84%) Google
5 3 (4.84%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) Kronos
6 2 (3.23%) NGA Human Resources
6 2 (3.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.23%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.23%) webMethods
6 2 (3.23%) WSO2
7 1 (1.61%) Cognos
7 1 (1.61%) Symantec
7 1 (1.61%) Workday