Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 154 172
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 +9
Contract jobs citing SaaS 29 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.69% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.97% 9.68% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 12
Scotland median daily rate £328 £388 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +26.53% -4.30%
10th Percentile £300 £200 £227
90th Percentile £500 £520 £495
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.75 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -32.32% +26.15% +30.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 583 310 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.78% 7.14% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 204 99
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £332
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +5.58% -11.60%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 2
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +16.67% -23.81%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £32.50 £29.15 £14.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.55 £21.64
% change year-on-year +2.45% -14.30% +20.22%

SaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 13 £400 - 2
Glasgow -11 9 £300 +2.56% 1
Aberdeen - 2 £330 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
Stirling - 1 - -
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 17 (58.62%) IaaS
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) PaaS
4 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (20.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
6 6 (20.69%) Degree
6 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Umbraco
7 5 (17.24%) Web Development
7 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 5 (17.24%) Product Management
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (17.24%) Strategic Planning
7 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 5 (17.24%) Firewall
7 5 (17.24%) CISSP
8 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
8 4 (13.79%) Big Data
8 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
8 4 (13.79%) User Experience
8 4 (13.79%) User Stories
8 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
8 4 (13.79%) Wireless
8 4 (13.79%) Risk Management

SaaS
Co-occurring 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 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
1 6 (20.69%) Umbraco
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (3.45%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (58.62%) IaaS
2 10 (34.48%) PaaS
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) Firewall
1 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
2 4 (13.79%) LAN
2 4 (13.79%) Network Security
2 4 (13.79%) Wireless
3 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
3 2 (6.90%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Data Lake
2 1 (3.45%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
1 5 (17.24%) Product Owner
2 4 (13.79%) Software Tester
2 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Compliance Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) CRM Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Information Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Information Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Security Compliance Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) RESTful
3 1 (3.45%) Ajax
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) EJB
3 1 (3.45%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (3.45%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.45%) Java EE
3 1 (3.45%) JPA
3 1 (3.45%) jQuery
3 1 (3.45%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) SOAP
3 1 (3.45%) Spring
3 1 (3.45%) Spring Boot
3 1 (3.45%) XML
3 1 (3.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) User Experience
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) DataPower
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (20.69%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 6 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Product Management
4 5 (17.24%) Strategic Planning
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) Web Development
5 4 (13.79%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
5 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (13.79%) Prototyping
5 4 (13.79%) Rapid Prototyping
5 4 (13.79%) Regression Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
5 4 (13.79%) User Stories
5 4 (13.79%) Web Testing
6 3 (10.34%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Python
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Degree
2 5 (17.24%) CISSP
3 3 (10.34%) CISM
4 2 (6.90%) CEH
4 2 (6.90%) SANS
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (6.90%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (6.90%) GDPR
3 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
1 2 (6.90%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Informatica
4 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.90%) Teradata
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) DataCash
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Workday