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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 41 16 44
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +28
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 104 246 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.45% 9.18% 3.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.37% 44.97% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 116 63
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% -57.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £20.31 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+69.84% -5.52%
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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
465 547 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.41% 20.41% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 277 232
Average daily rate £338 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 19
Average hourly rate £28.31 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.25% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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
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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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 56 £343 +5.13%
Glasgow -18 30 £325 +3.93% 1
Edinburgh -12 4 - - 2
Fife -12 2 - -
Argyll and Bute 0 1 £393 -
Stirling - 1 £320 -
Highlands - 1 - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 275 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 73 (26.55%) Project Management
3 71 (25.82%) Windows
4 65 (23.64%) Microsoft
5 48 (17.45%) ITIL
6 47 (17.09%) SQL
7 42 (15.27%) Active Directory
8 39 (14.18%) HP
9 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (12.73%) Change Management
10 35 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (12.36%) VMware
12 33 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (11.64%) MS Excel
14 29 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
15 28 (10.18%) Citrix
16 27 (9.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 27 (9.82%) Finance
17 25 (9.09%) MS Office
17 25 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 24 (8.73%) PowerShell
18 24 (8.73%) Degree
19 23 (8.36%) SQL Server
19 23 (8.36%) SAN
19 23 (8.36%) Migration
20 22 (8.00%) PMI Certification
20 22 (8.00%) Change Control
21 21 (7.64%) Cisco
22 19 (6.91%) SharePoint
22 19 (6.91%) Firewall

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.55%) MS Project Server
3 5 (1.82%) Captiva
3 5 (1.82%) Documentum
4 2 (0.73%) NetWeaver
4 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.73%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.73%) IIS
4 2 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.36%) Lync
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
5 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 32 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 25 (9.09%) MS Office
3 14 (5.09%) MS Project
4 8 (2.91%) MS Visio
5 6 (2.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.73%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.73%) Windchill
7 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.73%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.36%) SaaS
1 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.36%) SAN
2 19 (6.91%) Firewall
3 14 (5.09%) WAN
4 12 (4.36%) LAN
5 11 (4.00%) Network Security
6 10 (3.64%) IPsec
6 10 (3.64%) VPN
6 10 (3.64%) DNS
7 8 (2.91%) NAS
8 5 (1.82%) LDAP
8 5 (1.82%) DHCP
9 4 (1.45%) Ethernet
9 4 (1.45%) SDH
9 4 (1.45%) Kerberos
9 4 (1.45%) Internet
9 4 (1.45%) X.500
9 4 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.09%) SNMP
10 3 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.73%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.73%) Spotfire
6 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (0.36%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 1 (0.36%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (0.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 14 (5.09%) MSI
2 10 (3.64%) TestDirector
3 8 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 7 (2.55%) HP UFT
4 7 (2.55%) WinRunner
5 4 (1.45%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.09%) LabVIEW
6 3 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.73%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.73%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.36%) Toad
8 1 (0.36%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.36%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.36%) FishEye
8 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.36%) Subversion
8 1 (0.36%) Maven
8 1 (0.36%) JIRA
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 27 (9.82%) Finance
2 8 (2.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.55%) Marketing
4 5 (1.82%) Military
4 5 (1.82%) Legal
5 3 (1.09%) Electronics
5 3 (1.09%) Billing
6 2 (0.73%) Banking
6 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 32 (11.64%) Project Manager
2 22 (8.00%) Analyst
3 18 (6.55%) Architect
4 15 (5.45%) Developer
5 13 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
6 12 (4.36%) Network Engineer
7 10 (3.64%) Consultant
7 10 (3.64%) Coordinator
7 10 (3.64%) Test Engineer
8 8 (2.91%) Integration Engineer
9 6 (2.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (2.18%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.18%) DBA
9 6 (2.18%) Development Engineer
9 6 (2.18%) Technical Leader
10 5 (1.82%) Security Manager
10 5 (1.82%) Security Project Manager
10 5 (1.82%) Project Coordinator
10 5 (1.82%) Software Development Engineer
10 5 (1.82%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.55%) XML
2 12 (4.36%) .NET
3 10 (3.64%) HTML
4 6 (2.18%) XSD
4 6 (2.18%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.18%) WinForms
4 6 (2.18%) WPF
5 5 (1.82%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.45%) CSS
6 4 (1.45%) JSP
6 4 (1.45%) Web Services
7 2 (0.73%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.73%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (0.73%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.73%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.36%) Ajax
8 1 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.36%) Middleware
8 1 (0.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.18%) Clustering
3 16 (5.82%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.45%) Economics
4 15 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.73%) PMI
5 13 (4.73%) Data Centre
6 11 (4.00%) PKI
7 10 (3.64%) PDA
8 8 (2.91%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.82%) Replication
10 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.73%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.36%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.36%) CMDB
11 1 (0.36%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 71 (25.82%) Windows
2 36 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (6.55%) Windows 7
5 15 (5.45%) Linux
6 11 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (3.27%) AIX
8 8 (2.91%) UNIX
9 7 (2.55%) Solaris
10 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (26.55%) Project Management
2 48 (17.45%) ITIL
3 35 (12.73%) Change Management
4 23 (8.36%) Migration
5 22 (8.00%) Change Control
6 18 (6.55%) PRINCE2
7 17 (6.18%) Risk Management
8 15 (5.45%) Project Planning
9 14 (5.09%) Test Scripting
9 14 (5.09%) Server Building
10 12 (4.36%) Unit Testing
10 12 (4.36%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.64%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.64%) Software Testing
11 10 (3.64%) Performance Management
11 10 (3.64%) ITIL V3
11 10 (3.64%) Software Distribution
12 9 (3.27%) Programme Management
12 9 (3.27%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.09%) SQL
2 24 (8.73%) PowerShell
3 16 (5.82%) C#
4 12 (4.36%) VBScript
5 10 (3.64%) C
6 9 (3.27%) VB
7 7 (2.55%) REXX
7 7 (2.55%) Tcl
8 6 (2.18%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.82%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.45%) Java
11 3 (1.09%) VBA
11 3 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.09%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.73%) ABAP
13 1 (0.36%) Python
13 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.36%) C++
13 1 (0.36%) Perl
13 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 275 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (8.73%) Degree
4 22 (8.00%) PMI Certification
5 18 (6.55%) MCSA
6 16 (5.82%) MCITP
7 13 (4.73%) PMP
7 13 (4.73%) MCTS
8 12 (4.36%) ISTQB
9 11 (4.00%) MCSE
10 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (2.91%) CCNA
12 7 (2.55%) CCNP
12 7 (2.55%) DV Cleared
13 4 (1.45%) CAPM
13 4 (1.45%) MCP
14 3 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.73%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.73%) CISSP
15 2 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (3.27%) SLA
3 7 (2.55%) QA
4 4 (1.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (15.27%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.36%) vSphere
4 11 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 10 (3.64%) VMware ESX
5 10 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.09%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.36%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 27 (9.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (4.73%) WMI
3 10 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (3.64%) Netcool
4 9 (3.27%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.55%) SCCM
6 4 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.09%) WSUS
7 3 (1.09%) HP UCMDB
8 2 (0.73%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.73%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.36%) Nessus
9 1 (0.36%) Nmap
9 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.36%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 39 (14.18%) HP
3 34 (12.36%) VMware
4 28 (10.18%) Citrix
5 21 (7.64%) Cisco
6 15 (5.45%) Veritas
6 15 (5.45%) McAfee
7 11 (4.00%) F5
8 10 (3.64%) Juniper
9 9 (3.27%) EMC
9 9 (3.27%) Oracle
9 9 (3.27%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.55%) SAP
11 5 (1.82%) Vignette
11 5 (1.82%) Remedy
11 5 (1.82%) Varonis
12 4 (1.45%) Borland
12 4 (1.45%) Crossbeam
13 3 (1.09%) TippingPoint
13 3 (1.09%) Serena
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