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 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 96 82
Rank change year-on-year +23 -14  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.15% 0.55%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.43% 3.77% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £488 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £375 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.41% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £20.00
% change year-on-year +231.46% -1.95%  

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 129 53 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 10.82% 3.93% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 25 20
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £295 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.14 £27.50
% change year-on-year +79.64% -41.30%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 7 (100.00%) PaaS
1 7 (100.00%) IaaS
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Private Cloud
2 6 (85.71%) Ansible
2 6 (85.71%) vRealize
2 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (85.71%) Puppet
3 4 (57.14%) Information Management
3 4 (57.14%) Docker
3 4 (57.14%) OpenShift
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS

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:

Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) IaaS
1 7 (100.00%) PaaS
2 4 (57.14%) OpenShift
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Product Owner
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (57.14%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Ansible
1 6 (85.71%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (85.71%) Puppet
1 6 (85.71%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft