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 14 February 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Rank 105 117 109
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing SaaS 26 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 17.93% 9.38% 47.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate £463 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.30% -20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £250 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £11.05 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -74.00%
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
145 64 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.68% 2.41% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 8
Average daily rate £385 £310 £377
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.19% -17.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £14.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £22.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
-17.77% +30.62%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +21 13 £450 -25.00% 2
Edinburgh -3 13 £500 +100.00% 3
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 22 (59.46%) Service Management
2 20 (54.05%) CA
2 20 (54.05%) Remedy
2 20 (54.05%) HP
2 20 (54.05%) ServiceNow
3 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) Waterfall
5 17 (45.95%) ITIL
5 17 (45.95%) SDLC
6 14 (37.84%) Finance
7 13 (35.14%) PRINCE2
7 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (32.43%) Scrum
8 12 (32.43%) Project Management
9 10 (27.03%) Resource Management
9 10 (27.03%) Change Control
10 6 (16.22%) .NET
11 5 (13.51%) Migration
11 5 (13.51%) ITSM
11 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
12 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
12 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.81%) Test Management
12 4 (10.81%) PaaS
12 4 (10.81%) SAP
13 3 (8.11%) Oracle
13 3 (8.11%) Linux
13 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
13 3 (8.11%) IaaS
13 3 (8.11%) Data Migration

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (2.70%) Alfresco
1 1 (2.70%) CMS
1 1 (2.70%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.70%) BigMachines
2 1 (2.70%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) PaaS
2 3 (8.11%) IaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Firewall
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (5.41%) VPN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle APEX
General
1 14 (37.84%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Engagement Manager
2 8 (21.62%) Remedy Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) HR Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) ITSM Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) ITSM Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Remedy Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Data Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Environment Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Migration Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) Ajax
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.70%) CSS
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
2 1 (2.70%) Mason
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.70%) REST
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (2.70%) Visualforce
2 1 (2.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.11%) Linux
2 2 (5.41%) Debian
2 2 (5.41%) Windows
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Service Management
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (48.65%) Waterfall
4 17 (45.95%) ITIL
4 17 (45.95%) SDLC
5 13 (35.14%) PRINCE2
5 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (32.43%) Project Management
6 12 (32.43%) Scrum
7 10 (27.03%) Change Control
7 10 (27.03%) Resource Management
8 5 (13.51%) ITSM
8 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Test Management
10 3 (8.11%) Data Migration
10 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (8.11%) Presales
11 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
11 2 (5.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
1 2 (5.41%) Perl
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Apex Code
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB
1 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
2 2 (5.41%) MCP
2 2 (5.41%) MCSA
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) CA
1 20 (54.05%) HP
1 20 (54.05%) Remedy
1 20 (54.05%) ServiceNow
2 4 (10.81%) SAP
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) Siebel