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 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 138 115
Rank change year-on-year +36 -23  
Contract jobs citing SaaS 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.50% 0.31% 0.64%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.82% 5.77% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 7
Median daily rate £475 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.47% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £19.61 £16.25
% change year-on-year +231.46% +20.67%  

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 228 156 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.39% 5.31% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 40
Median daily rate £425 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.49 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.75% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £40.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +75.75% -36.53%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 June 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
Edinburgh +27 7 £488 +30.00% 3
Glasgow +7 4 £363 -23.68% 1
SaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SaaS.

1 13 (65.00%) IaaS
2 11 (55.00%) PaaS
3 10 (50.00%) DevOps
4 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (30.00%) Ansible
4 6 (30.00%) Puppet
4 6 (30.00%) Private Cloud
4 6 (30.00%) vRealize
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) .NET
5 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (20.00%) Information Management
6 4 (20.00%) OpenShift
6 4 (20.00%) Docker
7 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
7 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
7 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (15.00%) C#
8 2 (10.00%) Oracle
8 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (10.00%) Web Services
8 2 (10.00%) CRM
8 2 (10.00%) IBM
8 2 (10.00%) SOA
8 2 (10.00%) Middleware
8 2 (10.00%) Data Integration

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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (10.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (65.00%) IaaS
2 11 (55.00%) PaaS
3 4 (20.00%) OpenShift
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Service Cloud
6 1 (5.00%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Power BI
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
General
1 1 (5.00%) Games
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Developer
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Product Owner
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Technology Architect
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.00%) Middleware
3 2 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) Spring
4 1 (5.00%) Struts
4 1 (5.00%) XHTML
4 1 (5.00%) XML
4 1 (5.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
1 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Information Management
4 3 (15.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Data Integration
5 2 (10.00%) Document Management
5 2 (10.00%) MVC
5 2 (10.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Software Delivery
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (5.00%) OO
6 1 (5.00%) OOD
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) C++
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Ansible
1 6 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (30.00%) Puppet
1 6 (30.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Sitecore