The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software as a Service (SaaS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 98 119
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 8 32 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 1.24% 0.28%
As % of the Cloud Services category 6.90% 21.77% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +80.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.44% +2.35%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 116 147 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 6.61% 5.68% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 83 36
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £200 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% -13.35%  

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SaaS in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SaaS in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SaaS in Scotland

SaaS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SaaS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -12 6 £400 -11.11% 2
Dundee - 1 - -
SaaS
UK

SaaS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) PaaS
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
2 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (19.05%) Java
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 3 (14.29%) C#
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Android
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
3 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 2 (9.52%) Puppet
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement

SaaS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
1 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
1 5 (23.81%) PaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
3 2 (9.52%) Route 53
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.52%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Ant
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 2 (9.52%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Developer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Developer
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Technology Architect
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Data Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Integration Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) SaaS Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) Middleware
3 1 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.76%) Entity Framework
3 1 (4.76%) JSON
3 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Android
1 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) OOD
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Prototyping
4 2 (9.52%) Regression Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Release Management
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) C++
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (9.52%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Apple
2 2 (9.52%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
2 2 (9.52%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow