Period
to 24 May 2020

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 May 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 87 93 103
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 +36
Contract jobs citing SaaS 37 103 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.75% 2.22% 1.86%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 7.38% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 58 61
Median daily rate £400 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.79% - -
10th Percentile £275 £329 £313
90th Percentile £619 £700 £625
England median daily rate £525 £525 £500
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £81.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -56.92% +277.91% -47.24%

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 661 1,395 1,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.18% 30.03% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 887 677
Median daily rate £463 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £287
90th Percentile £615 £630 £590
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 27
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.80 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +125.30% +9.09%
Median hourly rate £28.75 £21.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year +35.87% +5.80% +5.26%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SaaS as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SaaS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SaaS in the West Midlands

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 May 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
Birmingham +3 13 £613 +24.37% 6
Warwickshire +22 10 £350 -37.78% 1
Coventry -1 10 £480 +3.78%
Shropshire +45 1 £550 +29.41% 2
Staffordshire +9 1 £525 +27.27%
Solihull 0 1 - - 1
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 21 (56.76%) PaaS
2 20 (54.05%) Azure
3 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 12 (32.43%) DevOps
5 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (27.03%) IaaS
7 9 (24.32%) Migration
8 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (18.92%) CSS
8 7 (18.92%) HTML
8 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
8 7 (18.92%) Linux
8 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
9 6 (16.22%) Power BI
9 6 (16.22%) Power Platform
9 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
9 6 (16.22%) Data Mining
10 5 (13.51%) Java
10 5 (13.51%) C#
10 5 (13.51%) MVC
10 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
10 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
10 5 (13.51%) Public Sector
10 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (13.51%) Front End Development
10 5 (13.51%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (13.51%) React
11 4 (10.81%) Docker
11 4 (10.81%) User Stories

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 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
3 1 (2.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (2.70%) Workday HCM
1 1 (2.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) PaaS
2 20 (54.05%) Azure
3 10 (27.03%) IaaS
4 6 (16.22%) Power Platform
5 4 (10.81%) Office 365
6 3 (8.11%) AWS
6 3 (8.11%) GitHub
6 3 (8.11%) Monitis
7 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.70%) BrowserStack
7 1 (2.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 1 (2.70%) DNS
2 1 (2.70%) SAN
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) SSH
2 1 (2.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) Data Mining
1 6 (16.22%) Power BI
2 5 (13.51%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (10.81%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.11%) Apache Archiva
3 3 (8.11%) Gradle
3 3 (8.11%) Maven
3 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (5.41%) RStudio
5 1 (2.70%) Appium
5 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.70%) Postman
5 1 (2.70%) Selenium
5 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
5 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Public Sector
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Advertising
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Local Government
3 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Developer
2 9 (24.32%) Architect
3 6 (16.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Azure Architect
4 5 (13.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (13.51%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Azure Test Lead
5 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) Data Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Power BI Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Angular Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) CSS
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 5 (13.51%) React
3 4 (10.81%) Node.js
3 4 (10.81%) Web Services
4 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.11%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) .NET
5 2 (5.41%) Sass
5 2 (5.41%) Shiny
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
6 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.70%) CakePHP
6 1 (2.70%) JSON
6 1 (2.70%) LDAP
6 1 (2.70%) Middleware
6 1 (2.70%) SAML
6 1 (2.70%) Velocity
6 1 (2.70%) XML
6 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
3 1 (2.70%) Tandem
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Windows
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) DevOps
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (24.32%) Migration
4 7 (18.92%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (16.22%) Data Modelling
6 5 (13.51%) Front End Development
6 5 (13.51%) MVC
6 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.81%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (10.81%) Kanban
7 4 (10.81%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.81%) User Stories
8 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis
8 3 (8.11%) Data Architecture
8 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
8 3 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 7 (18.92%) JavaScript
3 5 (13.51%) C#
3 5 (13.51%) Java
3 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
4 3 (8.11%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 3 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.41%) ES6
6 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) Grafana
1 3 (8.11%) Kibana
1 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Prometheus
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) SAP
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Dell
4 1 (2.70%) EMC
4 1 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (2.70%) Twitter
4 1 (2.70%) Veeam
4 1 (2.70%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Workday