The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 30 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.

Software as a Service (SaaS)
Scotland / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 40 66
Rank change year-on-year -11 +26  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 7 20 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.30% 3.42% 0.23%
As % of the Cloud Services category 12.96% 37.04% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 0
Median daily rate £413 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - £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 Glasgow with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 54 54 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 10.06% 9.23% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 6
Median daily rate £370 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £178 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.23%  
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 Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Glasgow

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Glasgow over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) Umbraco
2 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
2 3 (23.08%) IaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (23.08%) Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (15.38%) PaaS
3 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Middleware
3 2 (15.38%) XML
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Maximo

SaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Umbraco
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (7.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (15.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Technology Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Integration Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) XHTML
2 1 (7.69%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Prototyping
2 3 (23.08%) Rapid Prototyping
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 2 (15.38%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (15.38%) Document Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C#
1 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
1 3 (23.08%) Sitecore
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow