The table below looks at the statistics for SaaS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 115 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing SaaS 5 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the Cloud Services category 10.64% 36.84% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
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£325 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -20.00%
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
UK

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
47 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 0.83% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 15
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 £219 £321 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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 Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SaaS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 January 2015.

SaaS Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -5 3 £238 -39.06% 2
Glasgow -2 1 £600 +60.00% 1
Morayshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) GIS
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) Cognos
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (15.38%) Market Research
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
5 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) SABSA
5 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
5 1 (7.69%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (7.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Taleo
2 1 (7.69%) Force.com
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Watij
1 1 (7.69%) FitNesse
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Data Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Web Tester
3 1 (7.69%) ICT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Mason
2 1 (7.69%) Visualforce
2 1 (7.69%) OAuth
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) GIS
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Data Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Market Research
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) Web Design
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) SABSA
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Information Management
5 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) IT Governance
5 1 (7.69%) Data Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cognos
2 2 (15.38%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Salesforce.com