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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 114 119
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 17 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.74% 0.59% 0.12%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.88% 7.51% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +34.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £12.10

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 247 213 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 10.73% 7.90% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 125 29
Median daily rate £425 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Median hourly rate £11.25 £22.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -13.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +2 10 £450 +28.57% 8
Warwickshire -3 2 £544 -7.99% 2
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Coventry +3 1 £413 -5.71% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £275 - 5
SaaS
England

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 22 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 17 (44.74%) Scrum
5 15 (39.47%) .NET
5 15 (39.47%) IaaS
6 14 (36.84%) PaaS
7 13 (34.21%) Kanban
7 13 (34.21%) HTML
8 12 (31.58%) C#
9 11 (28.95%) HTML5
10 10 (26.32%) TDD
10 10 (26.32%) CSS
10 10 (26.32%) MVC
10 10 (26.32%) SOLID
11 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
12 8 (21.05%) BDD
12 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
12 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (21.05%) CQRS
12 8 (21.05%) Sass
12 8 (21.05%) LESS
12 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
12 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
12 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
12 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
12 8 (21.05%) Cross-Browser Testing

SaaS
Top Related 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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (57.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (39.47%) IaaS
3 14 (36.84%) PaaS
4 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
2 1 (2.63%) Protractor
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Advertising
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Marketing
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Architect
2 13 (34.21%) Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C# Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (13.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Cloud Solutions Architect
7 4 (10.53%) Commercial Manager
7 4 (10.53%) CRM Architect
7 4 (10.53%) IT Manager
8 3 (7.89%) Agile .NET Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Agile C# Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Agile Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Azure Architect
9 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (5.26%) C# WPF Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 13 (34.21%) HTML
3 11 (28.95%) HTML5
4 10 (26.32%) CSS
5 8 (21.05%) .NET Framework
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET
5 8 (21.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (21.05%) Dapper ORM
5 8 (21.05%) Entity Framework
5 8 (21.05%) LESS
5 8 (21.05%) Sass
6 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.89%) Angular 2
8 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (5.26%) WPF
9 1 (2.63%) CSS3
9 1 (2.63%) Highcharts JS
9 1 (2.63%) jQuery
9 1 (2.63%) Node.js
9 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Scrum
3 13 (34.21%) Kanban
4 10 (26.32%) MVC
4 10 (26.32%) SOLID
4 10 (26.32%) TDD
5 9 (23.68%) Waterfall
6 8 (21.05%) BDD
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Deployment
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (21.05%) CQRS
6 8 (21.05%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Domain-Driven Design
6 8 (21.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (21.05%) SDLC
6 8 (21.05%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.79%) CRM
7 6 (15.79%) Service Design
8 5 (13.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
3 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.63%) CISSP
3 1 (2.63%) CLAS
3 1 (2.63%) ISEB
3 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.16%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Casewise
3 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) CA
4 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) NetApp
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
4 1 (2.63%) Xamarin