Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 2019 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 97 124
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27 +33
Contract jobs citing SaaS 73 112 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 2.16% 1.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.39% 8.96% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 83 39
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +24.14%
10th Percentile £325 £337 £365
90th Percentile £630 £670 £583
England median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £80.00 £19.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +310.26% -44.29% -20.45%

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 1,142 1,250 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.99% 24.15% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 822 567
West Midlands median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £259 £300 £218
90th Percentile £600 £600 £560
England median daily rate £500 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 14
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.88 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.83% +5.26% -12.31%
10th Percentile £15.18 £10.38 £10.83
90th Percentile £103.73 £21.50 £24.98
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -14.63% +7.89%

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 7 December 2019.

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 7 December 2019. 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 38 £550 +29.41% 21
Coventry -10 17 £463 - 4
Shropshire +56 7 £350 -32.43% 1
Warwickshire -2 5 £550 +14.29% 4
SaaS
England

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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 42 (57.53%) Azure
2 26 (35.62%) PaaS
3 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
4 21 (28.77%) SQL
5 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (24.66%) XML
6 18 (24.66%) DevOps
7 17 (23.29%) ITIL
8 16 (21.92%) JSON
8 16 (21.92%) Public Sector
9 14 (19.18%) HTML
9 14 (19.18%) CSS
9 14 (19.18%) Legal
9 14 (19.18%) IaaS
10 13 (17.81%) Finance
10 13 (17.81%) Migration
10 13 (17.81%) Project Management
11 12 (16.44%) Travis CI
12 11 (15.07%) Agile Project Management
12 11 (15.07%) ICMP
12 11 (15.07%) Telnet
12 11 (15.07%) VBA
12 11 (15.07%) Windows
12 11 (15.07%) SNMP
12 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (15.07%) WMI
13 10 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
13 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 10 (13.70%) Node.js

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 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (57.53%) Azure
2 26 (35.62%) PaaS
3 14 (19.18%) IaaS
4 9 (12.33%) AWS
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (9.59%) Azure Stack
5 7 (9.59%) Office 365
6 4 (5.48%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (4.11%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (4.11%) GitHub
7 3 (4.11%) Power Platform
7 3 (4.11%) PowerApps
8 2 (2.74%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (1.37%) Force.com
9 1 (1.37%) iPaaS
9 1 (1.37%) Slack
9 1 (1.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.07%) ICMP
1 11 (15.07%) SNMP
1 11 (15.07%) Telnet
2 4 (5.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.74%) Intranet
4 2 (2.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.11%) Data Lake
3 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.37%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Travis CI
2 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.74%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.37%) Ant
General
1 16 (21.92%) Public Sector
2 14 (19.18%) Legal
3 13 (17.81%) Finance
4 3 (4.11%) Games
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (1.37%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Marketing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (38.36%) Architect
2 15 (20.55%) Developer
3 12 (16.44%) Azure Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Data Architect
4 10 (13.70%) Senior Developer
4 10 (13.70%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (9.59%) Node.js Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Azure Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Deployment Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) HTML Developer
8 4 (5.48%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) SCCM Specialist
8 4 (5.48%) Windows Specialist
9 3 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Security Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) XML
2 16 (21.92%) JSON
3 14 (19.18%) CSS
3 14 (19.18%) HTML
4 10 (13.70%) Node.js
5 9 (12.33%) Web Services
6 6 (8.22%) SOAP
7 5 (6.85%) REST
8 4 (5.48%) LDAP
8 4 (5.48%) SAML
9 3 (4.11%) OpenID
9 3 (4.11%) RESTful
10 2 (2.74%) .NET
11 1 (1.37%) Ajax
11 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.37%) MassTransit
11 1 (1.37%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (1.37%) SailPoint
11 1 (1.37%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (4.11%) Cyberattack
2 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
2 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.74%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.37%) Life Science
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.37%) Shadow IT
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Windows
2 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 4 (5.48%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.11%) Unix
4 2 (2.74%) VMS
4 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) DevOps
3 17 (23.29%) ITIL
4 13 (17.81%) Migration
4 13 (17.81%) Project Management
5 11 (15.07%) Agile Project Management
5 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (12.33%) Identity Access Management
7 9 (12.33%) TOGAF
8 7 (9.59%) Microservices
9 6 (8.22%) CRM
9 6 (8.22%) Kanban
9 6 (8.22%) Project Delivery
10 5 (6.85%) Case Management
10 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (6.85%) Service Management
10 5 (6.85%) Technology Roadmap
10 5 (6.85%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) SQL
2 11 (15.07%) VBA
3 10 (13.70%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.22%) Java
5 4 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) C
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) ISEB
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) TOGAF Certification
3 1 (1.37%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.37%) CISM
3 1 (1.37%) CISSP
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
3 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.48%) NCSC
2 4 (5.48%) NIST
3 3 (4.11%) SLA
4 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (1.37%) COBIT
5 1 (1.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) Docker
3 4 (5.48%) XenApp
3 4 (5.48%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) WMI
2 6 (8.22%) SCCM
3 2 (2.74%) Ansible
3 2 (2.74%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.22%) Citrix
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) ServiceNow
4 4 (5.48%) McAfee
4 4 (5.48%) Sparx
5 3 (4.11%) MuleSoft
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) Snow
5 3 (4.11%) Symantec
5 3 (4.11%) VMware
6 2 (2.74%) Adobe
6 2 (2.74%) Autodesk
6 2 (2.74%) IBM
6 2 (2.74%) iManage
7 1 (1.37%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (1.37%) Cadence
7 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com