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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
Rank - 112 -
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 0 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.24% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £378 £400
% change year-on-year
+19.20% -5.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.53 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.13% -15.43%
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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
485 343 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.33% 13.89% 17.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 151 181
Average daily rate £347 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 29
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.50 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.25 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

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
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 27 November 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
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DV Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 33 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (96.97%) SC Cleared
3 29 (87.88%) ISTQB
3 29 (87.88%) HP
4 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
5 24 (72.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 20 (60.61%) HTML
6 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
6 20 (60.61%) .NET
6 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
6 20 (60.61%) JSP
7 19 (57.58%) Oracle
8 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
9 10 (30.30%) CRM
9 10 (30.30%) VB
9 10 (30.30%) C#
9 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (27.27%) UNIX
10 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (21.21%) Cisco
11 7 (21.21%) MCITP
11 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
11 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (21.21%) SAN
11 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
11 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
11 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
11 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (15.15%) Linux

DV Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 1 (3.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Test Specialist
2 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Test Leader
3 5 (15.15%) Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Performance Tester
4 3 (9.09%) Security Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Defect Manager
5 2 (6.06%) QA Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Tester
6 1 (3.03%) QA Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) HTML
1 20 (60.61%) .NET
1 20 (60.61%) ASP.NET
1 20 (60.61%) JSP
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) UNIX
2 5 (15.15%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) CRM
2 7 (21.21%) Security Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Test Automation
2 7 (21.21%) Functional Testing
3 3 (9.09%) Test Management
3 3 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 1 (3.03%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 20 (60.61%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) VB
2 10 (30.30%) C#
3 5 (15.15%) VBA
3 5 (15.15%) PowerShell
4 4 (12.12%) Java
5 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (96.97%) SC Cleared
3 29 (87.88%) ISTQB
4 24 (72.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (21.21%) MCITP
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (21.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (9.09%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) HP
2 25 (75.76%) Microsoft
3 19 (57.58%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat