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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 27 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 164 111 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.89% 4.49% 2.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.97% 30.00% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 32
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£350 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £28.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.29% +7.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.11 £15.30 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £41.70 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
SC 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
469 370 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.84% 14.98% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 161 177
Average daily rate £348 £355 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 20
Average hourly rate £16.16 £20.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -40.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.16 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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
Glasgow -9 31 £300 -7.69% 4
Fife +1 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 429 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 160 (37.30%) Microsoft
3 140 (32.63%) Windows
4 99 (23.08%) HP
5 87 (20.28%) ITIL
6 80 (18.65%) SQL
7 75 (17.48%) Active Directory
8 71 (16.55%) VMware
9 67 (15.62%) Citrix
10 66 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
11 62 (14.45%) SAN
12 61 (14.22%) Project Management
13 51 (11.89%) Clustering
14 49 (11.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 48 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (10.72%) Change Management
18 45 (10.49%) MS Excel
19 40 (9.32%) Linux
19 40 (9.32%) MS Project
19 40 (9.32%) Configuration Management
19 40 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 40 (9.32%) ISTQB
20 38 (8.86%) MCTS
21 36 (8.39%) DNS
21 36 (8.39%) Oracle
22 35 (8.16%) MS Office
22 35 (8.16%) PowerShell
23 34 (7.93%) UNIX
23 34 (7.93%) Veritas

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (5.83%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.43%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.56%) MS Project Server
3 11 (2.56%) IIS
4 10 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (2.10%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 45 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 40 (9.32%) MS Project
3 35 (8.16%) MS Office
4 9 (2.10%) InfoPath
5 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.23%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 10 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.23%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 62 (14.45%) SAN
2 36 (8.39%) DNS
3 30 (6.99%) IPsec
4 25 (5.83%) DHCP
5 24 (5.59%) WAN
6 23 (5.36%) Firewall
7 22 (5.13%) NAS
8 20 (4.66%) LAN
9 19 (4.43%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.56%) X.500
10 11 (2.56%) LDAP
11 10 (2.33%) SSL
11 10 (2.33%) SNMP
12 9 (2.10%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (2.10%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.86%) Network Security
14 5 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.17%) Junos
14 5 (1.17%) IPv4
15 4 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.40%) IDOL
4 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.70%) DTS
6 2 (0.47%) DB2
6 2 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.23%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.23%) MS Access
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 18 (4.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (2.56%) WinRunner
2 11 (2.56%) TestDirector
3 8 (1.86%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.23%) MSI
4 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (4.90%) Finance
2 6 (1.40%) Manufacturing
2 6 (1.40%) Marketing
3 3 (0.70%) Retail
3 3 (0.70%) Publishing
4 2 (0.47%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.47%) Military
4 2 (0.47%) Electronics
4 2 (0.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (8.86%) Project Manager
2 27 (6.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 25 (5.83%) Consultant
4 23 (5.36%) Architect
5 20 (4.66%) Analyst
5 20 (4.66%) Integration Engineer
6 16 (3.73%) Server Engineer
7 15 (3.50%) Developer
8 12 (2.80%) Test Manager
9 10 (2.33%) Desktop Support
9 10 (2.33%) Test Engineer
9 10 (2.33%) Build Engineer
10 9 (2.10%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (2.10%) Network Engineer
10 9 (2.10%) Support Engineer
11 7 (1.63%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (1.63%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (1.63%) Test Analyst
11 7 (1.63%) Operations Manager
12 6 (1.40%) Project Planner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (7.23%) .NET
2 30 (6.99%) HTML
3 23 (5.36%) JSP
4 19 (4.43%) XML
5 18 (4.20%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.33%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.63%) Web Services
8 6 (1.40%) XSLT
8 6 (1.40%) Ajax
9 5 (1.17%) Middleware
10 4 (0.93%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.47%) COM
12 2 (0.47%) CSS
12 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
13 1 (0.23%) Java EE
13 1 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
13 1 (0.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.89%) Clustering
2 30 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.76%) Replication
4 18 (4.20%) Economics
5 17 (3.96%) Management Information System
6 11 (2.56%) PDA
7 10 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.10%) CMDB
8 9 (2.10%) PKI
8 9 (2.10%) CESG
9 8 (1.86%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.63%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.93%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.93%) Open Source
11 4 (0.93%) RMADS
12 3 (0.70%) EqualLogic
12 3 (0.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 140 (32.63%) Windows
2 48 (11.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (9.32%) Linux
5 34 (7.93%) UNIX
6 28 (6.53%) Windows 7
7 24 (5.59%) Windows XP
8 20 (4.66%) Solaris
9 14 (3.26%) AIX
10 6 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.93%) HPUX
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (20.28%) ITIL
2 61 (14.22%) Project Management
3 46 (10.72%) Change Management
4 40 (9.32%) Configuration Management
5 27 (6.29%) Project Planning
6 18 (4.20%) Software Distribution
7 17 (3.96%) Software Testing
7 17 (3.96%) Test Automation
8 16 (3.73%) Risk Management
8 16 (3.73%) Service Management
8 16 (3.73%) PRINCE2
8 16 (3.73%) Incident Management
8 16 (3.73%) Test Scripting
9 15 (3.50%) ITIL V3
10 14 (3.26%) Programme Management
11 13 (3.03%) Validation
12 12 (2.80%) Service Delivery
12 12 (2.80%) Unit Testing
13 11 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (2.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.65%) SQL
2 35 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 29 (6.76%) C#
3 29 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 26 (6.06%) VBScript
5 23 (5.36%) Perl
6 13 (3.03%) Java
7 12 (2.80%) C
7 12 (2.80%) VBA
8 11 (2.56%) VB
8 11 (2.56%) Python
9 3 (0.70%) Ruby
9 3 (0.70%) PHP
9 3 (0.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.70%) Tcl
10 2 (0.47%) REXX
10 2 (0.47%) C++
11 1 (0.23%) XPath
11 1 (0.23%) Korn
11 1 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 429 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 66 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (9.32%) ISTQB
4 38 (8.86%) MCTS
5 26 (6.06%) DV Cleared
6 22 (5.13%) MCSE
7 21 (4.90%) MCP
7 21 (4.90%) PMI Certification
8 20 (4.66%) MCITP
9 19 (4.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 18 (4.20%) PMP
11 16 (3.73%) MCSA
12 15 (3.50%) Degree
12 15 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (1.86%) CCNA
15 6 (1.40%) CISSP
16 5 (1.17%) CCNP
16 5 (1.17%) GCIA
17 3 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.20%) QA
2 8 (1.86%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (17.48%) Active Directory
2 40 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 19 (4.43%) vSphere
5 14 (3.26%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.10%) XenApp
6 9 (2.10%) Firmware
7 5 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (0.93%) KVM
8 4 (0.93%) RHEV
8 4 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.93%) vCloud
9 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.23%) Nmap
10 1 (0.23%) Brightmail
10 1 (0.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.23%) Samba
Systems Management
1 49 (11.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (6.29%) Netcool
3 24 (5.59%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (5.36%) Tivoli
5 21 (4.90%) SCCM
6 18 (4.20%) SCOM
7 10 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
8 9 (2.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 8 (1.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.70%) WMI
10 3 (0.70%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.70%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.23%) Nessus
12 1 (0.23%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 160 (37.30%) Microsoft
2 99 (23.08%) HP
3 71 (16.55%) VMware
4 67 (15.62%) Citrix
5 36 (8.39%) Oracle
6 34 (7.93%) Veritas
7 25 (5.83%) Cisco
8 16 (3.73%) ArcSight
9 15 (3.50%) McAfee
10 12 (2.80%) IBM
11 10 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 10 (2.33%) BMC
12 9 (2.10%) EMC
12 9 (2.10%) Altiris
13 7 (1.63%) 3PAR
14 6 (1.40%) NetApp
14 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.40%) CA
14 6 (1.40%) F5
14 6 (1.40%) Meridio
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