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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 76 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs citing SaaS 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.29% 0.27% 0.14%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.39% 42.86% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £390 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.85% -7.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £42.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.29% +112.50%
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
23 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.68% 0.62% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Average daily rate £310 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.31% -5.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £316 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £430 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
- +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.23 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+30.62% -9.34%

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 January 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 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (28.57%) XML
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Web Design
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Watij
1 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) SABSA
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Force.com
2 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
2 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
2 1 (14.29%) Mason
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (14.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) PaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
1 2 (28.57%) Watij
1 2 (28.57%) FitNesse
1 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Web Tester
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Web Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Support Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) Visualforce
2 1 (14.29%) Mason
2 1 (14.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
1 1 (14.29%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Web Design
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) SABSA
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft