Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 108 115
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing SaaS 13 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.45% 0.55% 0.47%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.86% 10.62% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33% +12.15%
10th Percentile £317 £366 £261
90th Percentile £545 £480 £397
Scotland median daily rate £328 £388 £300
% change year-on-year -15.48% +29.17% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

SaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following 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.

All Cloud Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 337 113 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.56% 5.20% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 73 53
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.48% -6.00%
10th Percentile £261 £243 £259
90th Percentile £600 £523 £485
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +14.29% +3.70% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £26.25 - £10.00
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year +60.71% +16.67% -23.81%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Product Management
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 5 (38.46%) IaaS
3 4 (30.77%) User Stories
3 4 (30.77%) Degree
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) Banking
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Database Security
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (15.38%) Market Research
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management

SaaS
Co-occurring 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 (7.69%) Apache
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IaaS
1 5 (38.46%) PaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
2 2 (15.38%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) Network Security
2 2 (15.38%) VLAN
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
3 1 (7.69%) LDAP
3 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 3 (23.08%) Banking
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Product Owner
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Java Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) EJB
2 1 (7.69%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
2 1 (7.69%) Java EE
2 1 (7.69%) JPA
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) Spring
2 1 (7.69%) Spring Boot
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
1 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) DataPower
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Product Management
2 5 (38.46%) Strategic Planning
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) E-Commerce
3 4 (30.77%) User Stories
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
5 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Database Security
5 2 (15.38%) DevOps
5 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (15.38%) Microservices
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CISM
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) DataCash
2 1 (7.69%) F5
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat