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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank 131 124 126
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 20 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.67% 0.30% 0.075%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.80% 1.85% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 1
Average daily rate £362 £600 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.75% +46.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
- +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -21.63%
DV Cleared
UK

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
715 487 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.95% 16.34% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 254 230
Average daily rate £335 £345 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 17
Average hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire - 13 £375 -
Glasgow +6 5 £335 -44.16%
Fife - 1 £355 -
DV Cleared
UK

DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
4 15 (55.56%) ITIL
4 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
5 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
5 14 (51.85%) SQL
6 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
7 11 (40.74%) SAN
7 11 (40.74%) HP
8 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 7 (25.93%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
10 6 (22.22%) iSCSI
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (18.52%) NAS
11 5 (18.52%) SCCM
11 5 (18.52%) Software Distribution
11 5 (18.52%) Puppet
11 5 (18.52%) Migration
11 5 (18.52%) Jython
11 5 (18.52%) Replication
11 5 (18.52%) VMware
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) SAN
2 7 (25.93%) DNS
3 6 (22.22%) iSCSI
4 5 (18.52%) DHCP
4 5 (18.52%) Firewall
4 5 (18.52%) HTTP
4 5 (18.52%) HTTPS
4 5 (18.52%) NAS
5 3 (11.11%) Skype
6 1 (3.70%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.70%) LDAP
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) DBA
2 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared DBA
2 4 (14.81%) SQL DBA
3 3 (11.11%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Development Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Public Cloud
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) ITSM
2 5 (18.52%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) OO
2 5 (18.52%) Software Distribution
3 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.41%) Conflict Management
4 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) CRM
5 1 (3.70%) Process Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Project Management
5 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Six Sigma
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 14 (51.85%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) Jython
4 5 (18.52%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) VB
6 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.70%) C
6 1 (3.70%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) C-shell
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) Korn
6 1 (3.70%) Perl
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (48.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (18.52%) MCSA
4 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (7.41%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ISEB
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) OCA
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) BladeLogic
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
1 5 (18.52%) SCOrch
2 4 (14.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 4 (14.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (14.81%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) HP
3 5 (18.52%) BMC
3 5 (18.52%) CA
3 5 (18.52%) Dell
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Symantec
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 2 (7.41%) IronPort
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle