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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 22 25 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 178 150 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.57% 6.07% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.33% 33.56% 19.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 41 35
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£363 £380 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.52% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £301 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.12 £21.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.23% -47.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.80 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £40.20 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+72.85% -33.33%
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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
490 447 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.07% 18.08% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 203 162
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 11
Average hourly rate £16.89 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.51% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.62 £11.65 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Glasgow +11 75 £363 -17.14% 4
Fife - 2 - - 1
Moray - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 113 (31.13%) Microsoft
3 112 (30.85%) Windows
4 81 (22.31%) ITIL
5 75 (20.66%) SQL
6 73 (20.11%) Project Management
7 64 (17.63%) VMware
8 62 (17.08%) Active Directory
9 57 (15.70%) Citrix
10 54 (14.88%) HP
11 51 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
12 50 (13.77%) SAN
13 47 (12.95%) Change Management
14 44 (12.12%) Clustering
15 42 (11.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 39 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
16 39 (10.74%) Linux
16 39 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
17 38 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 37 (10.19%) Veritas
19 36 (9.92%) MS Excel
20 35 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
21 33 (9.09%) Configuration Management
22 32 (8.82%) MS Project
23 29 (7.99%) Windows 7
24 28 (7.71%) Windows XP
24 28 (7.71%) Netcool
25 27 (7.44%) MS Office
26 26 (7.16%) PMI Certification
26 26 (7.16%) Finance

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 20 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.31%) MS Project Server
3 9 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.93%) IIS
5 7 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 32 (8.82%) MS Project
3 27 (7.44%) MS Office
4 8 (2.20%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.28%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.55%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.28%) SaaS
1 1 (0.28%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 50 (13.77%) SAN
2 24 (6.61%) IPsec
2 24 (6.61%) Firewall
3 23 (6.34%) NAS
4 22 (6.06%) WAN
5 19 (5.23%) DNS
6 17 (4.68%) LAN
7 16 (4.41%) DHCP
8 9 (2.48%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.48%) Network Security
9 8 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.93%) VPN
11 4 (1.10%) SSL
12 3 (0.83%) IPv4
12 3 (0.83%) LDAP
12 3 (0.83%) X.500
12 3 (0.83%) Kerberos
12 3 (0.83%) Junos
12 3 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.83%) IDOL
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.83%) DTS
5 2 (0.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) DB2
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (3.86%) WinRunner
1 14 (3.86%) TestDirector
1 14 (3.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.83%) LabVIEW
4 2 (0.55%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (7.16%) Finance
2 8 (2.20%) Marketing
3 7 (1.93%) Military
4 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.38%) Electronics
5 3 (0.83%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.55%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.55%) Publishing
6 2 (0.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (10.74%) Project Manager
2 21 (5.79%) Analyst
2 21 (5.79%) Integration Engineer
3 20 (5.51%) Developer
3 20 (5.51%) Architect
4 18 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
5 16 (4.41%) Consultant
6 14 (3.86%) Test Engineer
6 14 (3.86%) Server Engineer
7 11 (3.03%) Coordinator
8 9 (2.48%) Technical Leader
9 8 (2.20%) Test Analyst
10 7 (1.93%) Network Engineer
10 7 (1.93%) Programme Manager
10 7 (1.93%) Desktop Support
10 7 (1.93%) Support Engineer
10 7 (1.93%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (1.93%) Project Coordinator
10 7 (1.93%) Operations Manager
11 6 (1.65%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.13%) .NET
1 15 (4.13%) XML
2 12 (3.31%) HTML
3 8 (2.20%) Web Services
4 7 (1.93%) JSP
4 7 (1.93%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.10%) Middleware
5 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.83%) XSLT
6 3 (0.83%) Ajax
6 3 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.28%) XSL
7 1 (0.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.12%) Clustering
2 35 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.96%) PDA
3 18 (4.96%) Replication
4 17 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.68%) Economics
5 13 (3.58%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.03%) PKI
7 7 (1.93%) CESG
8 6 (1.65%) CMDB
9 5 (1.38%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.38%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.38%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.83%) PMI
10 3 (0.83%) Open Source
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.55%) RMADS
11 2 (0.55%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 112 (30.85%) Windows
2 39 (10.74%) Linux
2 39 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 39 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (7.99%) Windows 7
4 28 (7.71%) Windows XP
5 22 (6.06%) UNIX
6 20 (5.51%) Solaris
7 16 (4.41%) AIX
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.83%) HPUX
9 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (22.31%) ITIL
2 73 (20.11%) Project Management
3 47 (12.95%) Change Management
4 33 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 23 (6.34%) PRINCE2
5 23 (6.34%) Project Planning
6 21 (5.79%) Software Distribution
7 20 (5.51%) Test Scripting
7 20 (5.51%) Risk Management
8 18 (4.96%) Software Testing
9 17 (4.68%) Incident Management
10 16 (4.41%) Programme Management
11 14 (3.86%) Test Automation
11 14 (3.86%) Service Management
11 14 (3.86%) SIEM
12 13 (3.58%) PRINCE
13 12 (3.31%) ITIL V3
14 11 (3.03%) Change Control
14 11 (3.03%) ITSM
15 10 (2.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.66%) SQL
2 23 (6.34%) PowerShell
3 18 (4.96%) VBScript
4 17 (4.68%) Perl
4 17 (4.68%) C#
5 16 (4.41%) C
6 12 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 11 (3.03%) Python
8 9 (2.48%) Java
9 8 (2.20%) VBA
10 5 (1.38%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.83%) PHP
11 3 (0.83%) Ruby
12 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.55%) C++
12 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.55%) REXX
12 2 (0.55%) Tcl
13 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 363 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.16%) PMI Certification
4 25 (6.89%) MCTS
5 24 (6.61%) MCITP
5 24 (6.61%) MCSE
5 24 (6.61%) MCSA
6 23 (6.34%) PMP
7 19 (5.23%) ISTQB
8 18 (4.96%) Degree
9 10 (2.75%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.20%) MCP
11 7 (1.93%) CCNA
12 5 (1.38%) CISSP
12 5 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.38%) GCIA
13 4 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 11 (3.03%) QA
2 8 (2.20%) SLA
3 6 (1.65%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (17.08%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (6.89%) VMware ESX
4 17 (4.68%) Hyper-V
5 15 (4.13%) vSphere
6 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.83%) KVM
6 3 (0.83%) RHEV
6 3 (0.83%) Firmware
7 2 (0.55%) XenApp
7 2 (0.55%) Nmap
7 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.55%) vCloud
8 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Samba
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 42 (11.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 28 (7.71%) Netcool
3 17 (4.68%) Tivoli
4 16 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (4.13%) McAfee ePO
6 13 (3.58%) SCOM
7 9 (2.48%) SCCM
8 7 (1.93%) WMI
9 6 (1.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.83%) WhatsUp Gold
10 3 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.83%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.55%) Nessus
11 2 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
12 1 (0.28%) HP Data Protector
12 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.28%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 113 (31.13%) Microsoft
2 64 (17.63%) VMware
3 57 (15.70%) Citrix
4 54 (14.88%) HP
5 37 (10.19%) Veritas
6 22 (6.06%) Cisco
7 20 (5.51%) McAfee
8 16 (4.41%) Oracle
9 10 (2.75%) CheckPoint
9 10 (2.75%) ArcSight
10 9 (2.48%) F5
11 8 (2.20%) EMC
12 6 (1.65%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.38%) BMC
13 5 (1.38%) CA
13 5 (1.38%) IBM
14 4 (1.10%) NetApp
14 4 (1.10%) Brocade
14 4 (1.10%) Varonis
15 3 (0.83%) Fujitsu
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