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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 269 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.62% 2.77% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.04% 18.58% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 46 20
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£338 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £323 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £463 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
- -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.73 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.65% -28.57%
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
560 366 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 14.93% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 186 146
Average daily rate £345 £355 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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
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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 0 111 £333 -6.37% 2
Glasgow +25 83 £375 +7.14% 2
Edinburgh -16 7 £438 +9.37%
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 478 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 204 (42.68%) Windows
3 193 (40.38%) Microsoft
4 118 (24.69%) HP
5 103 (21.55%) Active Directory
6 90 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 83 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (14.64%) Citrix
9 67 (14.02%) SQL
9 67 (14.02%) VMware
10 66 (13.81%) MS Excel
11 65 (13.60%) ITIL
12 62 (12.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 55 (11.51%) Project Management
14 51 (10.67%) SAN
15 50 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
15 50 (10.46%) DNS
16 49 (10.25%) MS Office
17 48 (10.04%) ISTQB
18 45 (9.41%) MS Project
19 44 (9.21%) PowerShell
20 43 (9.00%) VBScript
21 42 (8.79%) Oracle
21 42 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 40 (8.37%) Change Management
23 39 (8.16%) .NET
24 37 (7.74%) Windows XP
24 37 (7.74%) DHCP
25 33 (6.90%) SQL Server
25 33 (6.90%) Clustering

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (5.44%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 15 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (2.51%) IIS
5 9 (1.88%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (1.46%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.42%) Lync
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (13.81%) MS Excel
2 49 (10.25%) MS Office
3 45 (9.41%) MS Project
4 10 (2.09%) InfoPath
5 8 (1.67%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.63%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.67%) SAN
2 50 (10.46%) DNS
3 37 (7.74%) DHCP
4 25 (5.23%) TCP/IP
5 24 (5.02%) LAN
6 21 (4.39%) WAN
7 16 (3.35%) IPsec
8 14 (2.93%) X.500
9 13 (2.72%) NAS
10 12 (2.51%) SNMP
11 10 (2.09%) SSL
11 10 (2.09%) LDAP
12 9 (1.88%) Firewall
13 8 (1.67%) Kerberos
14 4 (0.84%) VPN
15 3 (0.63%) IPv4
15 3 (0.63%) Network Security
15 3 (0.63%) VLAN
16 2 (0.42%) Junos
16 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (2.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.05%) IDOL
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.84%) MS Access
7 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.42%) DB2
8 2 (0.42%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.21%) MySQL
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 17 (3.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (2.30%) MSI
3 7 (1.46%) TestDirector
4 6 (1.26%) WinRunner
5 4 (0.84%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.63%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.63%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.63%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.21%) JIRA
General
1 14 (2.93%) Finance
2 6 (1.26%) Marketing
3 3 (0.63%) Retail
4 2 (0.42%) Banking
5 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.21%) Advertising
5 1 (0.21%) Publishing
5 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (9.83%) Wintel Engineer
2 40 (8.37%) Analyst
3 25 (5.23%) Support Engineer
4 23 (4.81%) Consultant
4 23 (4.81%) Build Engineer
5 22 (4.60%) Architect
6 21 (4.39%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (4.18%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.18%) Desktop Support
8 19 (3.97%) Applications Packager
9 16 (3.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 13 (2.72%) Test Manager
10 13 (2.72%) Design Engineer
10 13 (2.72%) Integration Engineer
11 12 (2.51%) Citrix Engineer
12 11 (2.30%) Software Engineer
12 11 (2.30%) Developer
12 11 (2.30%) Project Planner
12 11 (2.30%) Programme Analyst
13 10 (2.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.16%) .NET
2 31 (6.49%) HTML
3 29 (6.07%) JSP
4 26 (5.44%) ASP.NET
5 21 (4.39%) Software Packaging
6 20 (4.18%) Application Packaging
7 17 (3.56%) XML
8 8 (1.67%) Middleware
9 7 (1.46%) Web Services
10 5 (1.05%) XSLT
10 5 (1.05%) Ajax
10 5 (1.05%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.84%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.63%) CSS
13 2 (0.42%) COM
14 1 (0.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.90%) Clustering
2 26 (5.44%) Replication
3 19 (3.97%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (3.14%) Economics
5 13 (2.72%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.72%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.72%) Fat Client
5 13 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.88%) Firmware
6 9 (1.88%) PKI
7 8 (1.67%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.46%) CMDB
8 7 (1.46%) PDA
9 4 (0.84%) Cryptography
9 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.63%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.63%) e-Health
10 3 (0.63%) Open Source
11 2 (0.42%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.42%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 204 (42.68%) Windows
2 90 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 83 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (7.74%) Windows XP
5 33 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 29 (6.07%) UNIX
7 28 (5.86%) Linux
8 13 (2.72%) Solaris
9 12 (2.51%) AIX
10 9 (1.88%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.63%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (13.60%) ITIL
2 55 (11.51%) Project Management
3 40 (8.37%) Change Management
4 32 (6.69%) Workflow
5 28 (5.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 27 (5.65%) Configuration Management
7 17 (3.56%) Project Planning
7 17 (3.56%) Build Automation
8 15 (3.14%) Service Delivery
8 15 (3.14%) Service Management
8 15 (3.14%) Test Automation
8 15 (3.14%) Unit Testing
9 14 (2.93%) Software Testing
10 13 (2.72%) Migration
10 13 (2.72%) CRM
10 13 (2.72%) Test Scripting
10 13 (2.72%) ITIL V3
11 12 (2.51%) Performance Management
11 12 (2.51%) Performance Testing
11 12 (2.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 67 (14.02%) SQL
2 44 (9.21%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.00%) VBScript
4 30 (6.28%) JavaScript
5 28 (5.86%) C#
6 21 (4.39%) VB
7 14 (2.93%) Perl
8 10 (2.09%) Java
9 8 (1.67%) VBA
10 7 (1.46%) C
11 6 (1.26%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.42%) Tcl
14 1 (0.21%) ABAP
14 1 (0.21%) PHP
14 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.21%) REXX
Qualifications
1 478 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (10.04%) ISTQB
4 32 (6.69%) DV Cleared
5 28 (5.86%) MCTS
6 27 (5.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 21 (4.39%) MCP
8 18 (3.77%) MCITP
8 18 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (3.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (2.72%) MCSE
11 12 (2.51%) Degree
12 9 (1.88%) MCSA
13 6 (1.26%) CCNP
14 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.05%) CCNA
15 4 (0.84%) PMP
15 4 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.63%) GIAC
16 3 (0.63%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.39%) QA
2 11 (2.30%) SLA
3 3 (0.63%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (21.55%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (4.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (4.18%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.51%) XenApp
5 12 (2.51%) vSphere
6 10 (2.09%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.84%) vCloud
8 4 (0.84%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.63%) RHEV
9 3 (0.63%) KVM
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 62 (12.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 26 (5.44%) SCCM
3 22 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (4.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 22 (4.60%) Netcool
4 18 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 8 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (1.46%) SCOM
7 4 (0.84%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.84%) MIIS
8 3 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.42%) Ionix
9 2 (0.42%) WMI
9 2 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.42%) Legato
10 1 (0.21%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 193 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 118 (24.69%) HP
3 70 (14.64%) Citrix
4 67 (14.02%) VMware
5 42 (8.79%) Oracle
6 21 (4.39%) Altiris
7 20 (4.18%) Veritas
8 15 (3.14%) Cisco
9 13 (2.72%) AppSense
9 13 (2.72%) McAfee
10 11 (2.30%) IBM
10 11 (2.30%) Dell
11 9 (1.88%) ArcSight
12 8 (1.67%) BMC
13 7 (1.46%) EMC
14 5 (1.05%) CA
14 5 (1.05%) NetApp
14 5 (1.05%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.05%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.05%) Meridio
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