The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SaaS over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank - 80 81
Contract jobs citing SaaS 0 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.79% 0.41%
As % of the Cloud Services category - 16.90% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £475 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +90.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £420
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.95 - £12.10

SaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 53 71 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 5.90% 4.67% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 33
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

Job vacancy trend for SaaS in Edinburgh

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SaaS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Edinburgh

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Route 53
2 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Ant

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (60.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (60.00%) IaaS
1 3 (60.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon S3
2 2 (40.00%) Route 53
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Ant
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (20.00%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple