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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 80 79 70
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 13 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.92% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Cloud Services category 16.67% 11.76% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate £500 £250 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -35.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £483 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+7.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -76.47%
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
78 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.51% 2.52% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 5
Average daily rate £400 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £420 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
% change year-on-year
-2.52% +18.60%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) Service Management
2 20 (86.96%) HP
2 20 (86.96%) CA
2 20 (86.96%) Remedy
2 20 (86.96%) ServiceNow
3 17 (73.91%) ITIL
3 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (69.57%) Waterfall
4 16 (69.57%) SDLC
5 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (52.17%) Scrum
5 12 (52.17%) PRINCE2
5 12 (52.17%) Project Management
6 11 (47.83%) Finance
7 10 (43.48%) Resource Management
7 10 (43.48%) Change Control
8 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (17.39%) Test Management
9 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
9 4 (17.39%) ITSM
10 3 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (13.04%) Presales
11 2 (8.70%) Banking
11 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
11 2 (8.70%) Release Management
11 2 (8.70%) Change Management
11 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
11 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
11 2 (8.70%) Linux

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (4.35%) BigMachines
2 1 (4.35%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Engagement Manager
1 8 (34.78%) Remedy Analyst
1 8 (34.78%) Test Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) ITSM Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) ITSM Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Remedy Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Service Analyst
2 3 (13.04%) Test Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Environment Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Release Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) Ajax
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
1 1 (4.35%) jQuery
1 1 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (4.35%) Mason
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (4.35%) Visualforce
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Debian
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) Service Management
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (73.91%) ITIL
3 16 (69.57%) SDLC
3 16 (69.57%) Waterfall
4 12 (52.17%) PRINCE2
4 12 (52.17%) Project Management
4 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 12 (52.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (43.48%) Change Control
5 10 (43.48%) Resource Management
6 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
7 4 (17.39%) ITSM
7 4 (17.39%) Test Management
8 3 (13.04%) Presales
9 2 (8.70%) Change Management
9 2 (8.70%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (8.70%) Release Management
9 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
10 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) Apex Code
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB
1 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) CA
1 20 (86.96%) HP
1 20 (86.96%) Remedy
1 20 (86.96%) ServiceNow
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (4.35%) Siebel