The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 92 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs citing SaaS 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.12% 0.085% 0.091%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.88% 3.33% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%
SaaS
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Cloud Services category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Cloud Services Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
34 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.98% 2.54% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 9
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £198 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £466 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SaaS across the Edinburgh region.

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SaaS
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS.

1 5 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 4 (40.00%) CSS3
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) CMS
2 4 (40.00%) jQuery
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) XSLT
3 3 (30.00%) Twitter
3 3 (30.00%) LESS
3 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (30.00%) TeamSite
3 3 (30.00%) MVC
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
4 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
5 1 (10.00%) Pega
5 1 (10.00%) Force.com
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) J2EE
5 1 (10.00%) MySQL
5 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SaaS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SaaS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (40.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) ServiceNow Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) SaaS Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Web Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) SaaS Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) CSS
1 4 (40.00%) jQuery
1 4 (40.00%) CSS3
2 3 (30.00%) LESS
2 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
2 3 (30.00%) XML
2 3 (30.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) MVC
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (30.00%) Twitter
3 1 (10.00%) Pega