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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 121 130 109
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs citing SaaS 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 0.037% 0.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 20.00% 2.56% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£480 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year
- +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £22.69 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+18.99% -44.99%
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
75 39 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.29% 1.42% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 17 21
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £170 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £456 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+41.17% -48.48%

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 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow - 10 £480 - 2
Edinburgh -13 2 - - 4
West Lothian - 2 £280 -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (42.31%) PaaS
2 9 (34.62%) SOA
3 7 (26.92%) Middleware
3 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
4 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (19.23%) IaaS
5 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
6 4 (15.38%) CSS3
6 4 (15.38%) jQuery
6 4 (15.38%) CMS
6 4 (15.38%) Oracle
6 4 (15.38%) HTML
6 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
6 4 (15.38%) CSS
7 3 (11.54%) XML
7 3 (11.54%) XSLT
7 3 (11.54%) TeamSite
7 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (11.54%) MVC
7 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
7 3 (11.54%) HTML5
7 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (11.54%) Twitter
7 3 (11.54%) LESS
8 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (15.38%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) PaaS
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (19.23%) IaaS
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.85%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Architect
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) SaaS Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Web Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.85%) Applications Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) Middleware
2 4 (15.38%) jQuery
2 4 (15.38%) CSS3
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
2 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) XSLT
3 3 (11.54%) LESS
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (11.54%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) SOA
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 2 (7.69%) Web Design
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Investment Management
4 2 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.85%) BPR
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) ServiceNow
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (11.54%) Twitter
4 2 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Pega