The table below looks at the statistics for SC 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 SC Cleared over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 62 15 50
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +35
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 79 255 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.40% 9.24% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.99% 46.70% 19.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 125 47
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£345 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £360
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £53.22 £18.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.66% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.64 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £19.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+61.36% +10.00%
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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
465 546 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.11% 19.79% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 256 183
Average daily rate £348 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 19
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.77 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.16% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £41.25 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SC 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 SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire 0 49 £330 -2.94%
Edinburgh -9 11 £385 -46.89% 1
Glasgow -44 10 £331 -11.66%
Fife -7 1 £160 -55.55%
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 201 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 52 (25.87%) Project Management
3 48 (23.88%) Windows
4 41 (20.40%) HP
5 35 (17.41%) Microsoft
6 30 (14.93%) ITIL
7 27 (13.43%) Active Directory
8 26 (12.94%) SQL
9 25 (12.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (11.94%) SAN
10 24 (11.94%) Cisco
10 24 (11.94%) Change Management
11 23 (11.44%) Migration
11 23 (11.44%) Change Control
12 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
13 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
13 18 (8.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 18 (8.96%) VMware
13 18 (8.96%) MSI
13 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
13 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (8.46%) Firewall
14 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (8.46%) XML
14 17 (8.46%) MS Office
15 16 (7.96%) PMI Certification
15 16 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (7.46%) Project Planning
16 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (7.46%) C#

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SC 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 SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.99%) MS Project Server
3 5 (2.49%) Documentum
3 5 (2.49%) Captiva
4 4 (1.99%) JBoss
5 2 (1.00%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.00%) IIS
6 1 (0.50%) Lync
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 22 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 17 (8.46%) MS Office
3 10 (4.98%) MS Visio
4 9 (4.48%) MS Project
5 7 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.00%) Windchill
7 1 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.99%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.49%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.00%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.94%) SAN
2 17 (8.46%) Firewall
3 11 (5.47%) LAN
3 11 (5.47%) WAN
4 10 (4.98%) DNS
5 9 (4.48%) NAS
6 8 (3.98%) Network Security
6 8 (3.98%) LDAP
7 7 (3.48%) X.500
8 6 (2.99%) IPsec
8 6 (2.99%) Ethernet
8 6 (2.99%) Kerberos
9 5 (2.49%) VPN
10 4 (1.99%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.99%) SDH
10 4 (1.99%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.49%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.49%) SNMP
11 3 (1.49%) Internet
12 2 (1.00%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.96%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.49%) Spotfire
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.00%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Event Studio
6 1 (0.50%) Cognos Metric Studio
6 1 (0.50%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 18 (8.96%) MSI
2 6 (2.99%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.99%) TestDirector
4 2 (1.00%) JProfiler
4 2 (1.00%) StarTeam
4 2 (1.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.00%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.50%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.50%) Subversion
5 1 (0.50%) Maven
5 1 (0.50%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.50%) JIRA
5 1 (0.50%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.50%) FishEye
5 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (7.46%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.49%) Legal
4 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.00%) Billing
5 1 (0.50%) Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 33 (16.42%) Project Manager
2 14 (6.97%) Network Engineer
3 10 (4.98%) Architect
4 9 (4.48%) Developer
4 9 (4.48%) Consultant
5 8 (3.98%) Analyst
6 7 (3.48%) Software Engineer
6 7 (3.48%) Storage Engineer
7 6 (2.99%) Software Development Engineer
7 6 (2.99%) DBA
7 6 (2.99%) Development Engineer
8 5 (2.49%) Network Architect
8 5 (2.49%) Integration Engineer
9 4 (1.99%) SQL DBA
9 4 (1.99%) Coordinator
9 4 (1.99%) Applications Packager
9 4 (1.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (1.99%) Design Engineer
10 3 (1.49%) Java Developer
10 3 (1.49%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.46%) XML
2 8 (3.98%) XSD
2 8 (3.98%) .NET
2 8 (3.98%) WinForms
2 8 (3.98%) WPF
3 6 (2.99%) HTML
4 5 (2.49%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.99%) CSS
5 4 (1.99%) Web Services
5 4 (1.99%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.00%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle Streams
6 2 (1.00%) Java EE
6 2 (1.00%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.00%) XSLT
7 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.50%) JSP
7 1 (0.50%) J2EE
7 1 (0.50%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.47%) PMI
3 11 (5.47%) PKI
4 9 (4.48%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.98%) Economics
5 8 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.48%) Replication
6 7 (3.48%) Clustering
7 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.00%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) PDA
9 1 (0.50%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.50%) EMV
9 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 48 (23.88%) Windows
2 25 (12.44%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (3.98%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.48%) Linux
6 6 (2.99%) UNIX
7 4 (1.99%) Solaris
8 3 (1.49%) AIX
9 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.87%) Project Management
2 30 (14.93%) ITIL
3 24 (11.94%) Change Management
4 23 (11.44%) Migration
4 23 (11.44%) Change Control
5 15 (7.46%) Project Planning
6 13 (6.47%) Risk Management
7 11 (5.47%) Service Delivery
7 11 (5.47%) Unit Testing
8 10 (4.98%) Performance Management
9 9 (4.48%) PRINCE2
10 8 (3.98%) Service Management
10 8 (3.98%) Workflow
10 8 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (3.98%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.48%) Quality Management
11 7 (3.48%) SOA
11 7 (3.48%) OO
11 7 (3.48%) ITIL V3
11 7 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 26 (12.94%) SQL
2 18 (8.96%) PowerShell
3 15 (7.46%) C#
4 10 (4.98%) VBScript
5 9 (4.48%) VB
5 9 (4.48%) REXX
5 9 (4.48%) Tcl
6 8 (3.98%) Java
7 6 (2.99%) C
8 5 (2.49%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.00%) ABAP
11 1 (0.50%) VBA
11 1 (0.50%) Python
11 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.50%) R
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.50%) Perl
11 1 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 201 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.96%) PMI Certification
4 13 (6.47%) Degree
5 8 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.48%) PMP
6 7 (3.48%) CCNA
6 7 (3.48%) MCTS
7 6 (2.99%) CCNP
8 5 (2.49%) MCSE
9 4 (1.99%) MCSA
9 4 (1.99%) MCP
9 4 (1.99%) CAPM
9 4 (1.99%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.49%) ISTQB
11 2 (1.00%) MCITP
11 2 (1.00%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.00%) CISSP
11 2 (1.00%) CISM
12 1 (0.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.49%) SLA
1 5 (2.49%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (13.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.48%) vSphere
5 2 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.00%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.50%) Firmware
6 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (4.48%) WMI
3 7 (3.48%) SCCM
4 4 (1.99%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.49%) WSUS
5 3 (1.49%) Netcool
5 3 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (1.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.00%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.00%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.00%) EMC Navisphere
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (20.40%) HP
2 35 (17.41%) Microsoft
3 24 (11.94%) Cisco
4 18 (8.96%) VMware
5 13 (6.47%) Citrix
6 10 (4.98%) Juniper
6 10 (4.98%) EMC
7 7 (3.48%) F5
8 6 (2.99%) SAP
8 6 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.49%) McAfee
9 5 (2.49%) Crossbeam
9 5 (2.49%) Vignette
9 5 (2.49%) Veritas
10 4 (1.99%) Remedy
10 4 (1.99%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.49%) Symantec
11 3 (1.49%) Cadence
11 3 (1.49%) AppSense
11 3 (1.49%) Fortinet