The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 97 113 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing SaaS 6 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.51% 13.49% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Median daily rate £300 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +52.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £370 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £440
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 - £10.50

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

Cloud Services Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Cloud Services category
133 126 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.98% 4.77% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 62 36
Median daily rate £375 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.18% +22.22%

SaaS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SaaS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Cloud Services category.

SaaS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SaaS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SaaS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SaaS
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SaaS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SaaS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Scotland region.

SaaS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 January 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
Glasgow +9 4 £300 -25.00%
Edinburgh +11 1 - - 7
Dundee - 1 - -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) Java
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
1 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
2 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (13.04%) Games
2 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) SDLC
3 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (8.70%) SOLID
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Delphi
3 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (4.35%) JBoss
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (17.39%) IaaS
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
2 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Route 53
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Ant
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
1 1 (4.35%) SilkTest
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
1 3 (13.04%) Games
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Delphi Developer
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WebGL
2 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Algorithms
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
1 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Android
1 4 (17.39%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) SDLC
2 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) OO
3 2 (8.70%) OOD
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) SOLID
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
2 2 (8.70%) C#
2 2 (8.70%) C++
2 2 (8.70%) Delphi
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.35%) Sitecore