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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 88 73 81
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.62% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.53% 16.67% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £450 £250 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -39.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £12.10 £45.50
% change year-on-year
+62.06% -73.40%
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
57 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.72% 3.70% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 35 6
Average daily rate £406 £400 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £323 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.61 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +78.57%

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 30 April 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 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) PRINCE2
2 16 (88.89%) ServiceNow
3 15 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 15 (83.33%) SDLC
3 15 (83.33%) HP
3 15 (83.33%) CA
3 15 (83.33%) Remedy
3 15 (83.33%) Project Management
3 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 15 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (83.33%) Scrum
3 15 (83.33%) Service Management
4 14 (77.78%) Finance
5 13 (72.22%) Resource Management
5 13 (72.22%) Change Control
6 3 (16.67%) Presales
7 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Release Management
7 2 (11.11%) Change Management
7 2 (11.11%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
8 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
8 1 (5.56%) CSS
8 1 (5.56%) XML
8 1 (5.56%) Windows
8 1 (5.56%) LAN
8 1 (5.56%) WAN

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Firewall
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) LAN
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Engagement Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Environment Manager
2 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (5.56%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Java Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) BYOD
1 1 (5.56%) CMDB
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (88.89%) PRINCE2
3 15 (83.33%) ITIL
3 15 (83.33%) Project Management
3 15 (83.33%) Scrum
3 15 (83.33%) SDLC
3 15 (83.33%) Service Management
3 15 (83.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (83.33%) Waterfall
4 13 (72.22%) Change Control
4 13 (72.22%) Resource Management
5 3 (16.67%) Presales
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (11.11%) Release Management
6 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) ServiceNow
2 15 (83.33%) CA
2 15 (83.33%) HP
2 15 (83.33%) Remedy
3 1 (5.56%) Fujitsu
3 1 (5.56%) VMware