The table below looks at the statistics for DV Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited DV Cleared over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 120 116 105
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.67% 0.86% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate
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£600 £393 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.86% -5.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £364 £400
% change year-on-year
+16.91% -9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -37.93%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
479 465 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.23% 18.83% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 221 175
Average daily rate £350 £327 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 11
Average hourly rate £29.09 £17.86 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.84% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

DV Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

DV Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

DV Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing DV Cleared across the Scotland region.

DV Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

DV Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

DV Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

DV Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DV Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared.

1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (26.67%) .NET
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) JSP
7 4 (26.67%) UNIX
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited DV Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) SAP HANA
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.67%) Ant
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Electronics
1 2 (13.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Developer
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) SAP Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (26.67%) JSP
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Basis
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (6.67%) CSS
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (26.67%) UNIX
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
4 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Fault Management
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
3 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (6.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) CMMI
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOD
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) ABAP
3 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (86.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCSE
6 2 (13.33%) CCNP
6 2 (13.33%) CCNA
7 1 (6.67%) ISEB
7 1 (6.67%) MCITP
7 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (13.33%) Nessus
2 2 (13.33%) Nmap
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (6.67%) Lumension