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 2 May 2016 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 314 148 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.57% 4.87% 7.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.67% 29.78% 40.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 91 69
Median daily rate £350 £348 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £390 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 8
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.24 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.66% -32.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £12.46 £17.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.60 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £29.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+37.81% +65.27%
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
719 497 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.19% 16.37% 18.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 257 236
Median daily rate £335 £347 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 20
Median hourly rate £37.75 £27.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% +52.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire 0 208 £340 -0.72% 3
Glasgow +7 61 £373 -2.61% 2
Moray - 4 £420 -
Fife - 1 £355 -
Inverclyde - 1 £420 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 449 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 151 (33.63%) Microsoft
3 138 (30.73%) HP
4 137 (30.51%) Windows
5 117 (26.06%) Active Directory
6 102 (22.72%) PowerShell
7 100 (22.27%) ITIL
8 93 (20.71%) Windows Server
9 87 (19.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 73 (16.26%) SAN
10 73 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (16.04%) SQL
12 66 (14.70%) Degree
13 64 (14.25%) VMware
14 63 (14.03%) DNS
14 63 (14.03%) OpenStack
15 62 (13.81%) Project Management
16 60 (13.36%) SQL Server
17 59 (13.14%) Unix
18 57 (12.69%) Citrix
18 57 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
19 56 (12.47%) Migration
20 55 (12.25%) WAN
21 54 (12.03%) Linux
22 51 (11.36%) Cisco
22 51 (11.36%) Computer Science
23 50 (11.14%) MS Excel
24 47 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
25 46 (10.24%) SharePoint
26 44 (9.80%) LAN

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 63 (14.03%) OpenStack
2 46 (10.24%) SharePoint
3 27 (6.01%) MS Exchange
4 24 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 23 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (4.90%) Skype for Business
7 18 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (3.56%) Office Communications Server
9 15 (3.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (2.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (2.00%) IIS
12 8 (1.78%) Apache
13 7 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
14 6 (1.34%) Live Communications Server
15 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.22%) IBM HTTP Server
16 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (11.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.34%) MS Office
3 4 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (8.02%) Office 365
2 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (16.26%) SAN
2 63 (14.03%) DNS
3 55 (12.25%) WAN
4 44 (9.80%) LAN
5 34 (7.57%) Firewall
6 28 (6.24%) DHCP
7 22 (4.90%) iSCSI
8 21 (4.68%) NAS
9 19 (4.23%) SNMP
10 18 (4.01%) Kerberos
10 18 (4.01%) Skype
11 17 (3.79%) TCP/IP
12 16 (3.56%) HTTP
13 15 (3.34%) X.500
14 14 (3.12%) HTTPS
14 14 (3.12%) LDAP
15 9 (2.00%) Network Security
16 8 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
16 8 (1.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 8 (1.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 7 (1.56%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.45%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 31 (6.90%) HP UFT
2 18 (4.01%) TestDirector
3 17 (3.79%) WinRunner
4 10 (2.23%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.00%) StarTeam
6 8 (1.78%) MSI
6 8 (1.78%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.89%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.67%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.45%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (4.68%) Finance
2 5 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (0.89%) Legal
4 2 (0.45%) Retail
4 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.22%) Electronics
5 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 54 (12.03%) Architect
2 35 (7.80%) Network Engineer
3 32 (7.13%) Consultant
4 30 (6.68%) Analyst
4 30 (6.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 27 (6.01%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (5.57%) Test Analyst
7 23 (5.12%) Project Manager
8 20 (4.45%) Active Directory Engineer
9 14 (3.12%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 13 (2.90%) Tester
11 12 (2.67%) Build Engineer
11 12 (2.67%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (2.67%) Storage Consultant
11 12 (2.67%) Storage Engineer
11 12 (2.67%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.45%) PMO Specialist
12 11 (2.45%) Wintel Engineer
13 10 (2.23%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 10 (2.23%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.80%) .NET
2 27 (6.01%) HTML
3 20 (4.45%) ASP.NET
4 17 (3.79%) XML
5 14 (3.12%) Middleware
6 12 (2.67%) CSS
7 8 (1.78%) WinForms
7 8 (1.78%) WPF
7 8 (1.78%) XSD
8 6 (1.34%) jQuery
8 6 (1.34%) XSLT
9 3 (0.67%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.67%) JSP
9 3 (0.67%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.67%) Web Services
10 2 (0.45%) COM+
11 1 (0.22%) JSON
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (0.22%) SOAP
11 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.90%) Replication
4 19 (4.23%) Clustering
4 19 (4.23%) PKI
5 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.56%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (3.12%) PDA
8 13 (2.90%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.45%) Public Cloud
10 9 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (1.78%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.34%) CMDB
14 4 (0.89%) Cryptography
14 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.89%) PMI
15 3 (0.67%) Celerra
15 3 (0.67%) CLARiiON
15 3 (0.67%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 137 (30.51%) Windows
2 93 (20.71%) Windows Server
3 73 (16.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 59 (13.14%) Unix
5 57 (12.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (12.03%) Linux
7 47 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (5.12%) AIX
9 20 (4.45%) Windows XP
10 19 (4.23%) Windows 7
11 14 (3.12%) Solaris
12 9 (2.00%) HPUX
13 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (22.27%) ITIL
2 62 (13.81%) Project Management
3 56 (12.47%) Migration
4 39 (8.69%) Change Management
5 37 (8.24%) ITIL V3
6 33 (7.35%) Test Scripting
7 31 (6.90%) Load Balancing
7 31 (6.90%) Network Design
8 28 (6.24%) Six Sigma
9 26 (5.79%) Test Automation
10 25 (5.57%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (5.12%) Unit Testing
12 22 (4.90%) Change Control
12 22 (4.90%) Service Delivery
13 19 (4.23%) Office Automation
14 16 (3.56%) Risk Management
14 16 (3.56%) Software Testing
15 14 (3.12%) Configuration Management
15 14 (3.12%) CRM
15 14 (3.12%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 102 (22.72%) PowerShell
2 72 (16.04%) SQL
3 42 (9.35%) JavaScript
4 29 (6.46%) C#
5 27 (6.01%) VBScript
6 17 (3.79%) C
7 16 (3.56%) VB
8 11 (2.45%) Java
8 11 (2.45%) Korn
8 11 (2.45%) Perl
9 10 (2.23%) Jython
9 10 (2.23%) Python
9 10 (2.23%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.78%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.56%) C-shell
12 6 (1.34%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.89%) C++
13 4 (0.89%) COBOL
13 4 (0.89%) PL/1
13 4 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 449 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 87 (19.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (14.70%) Degree
4 44 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (8.46%) MCSE
6 35 (7.80%) ISTQB
7 33 (7.35%) CCNA
8 31 (6.90%) CCNP
9 30 (6.68%) MCSA
10 28 (6.24%) MCTS
11 27 (6.01%) MCITP
12 19 (4.23%) ISEB
12 19 (4.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 14 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (2.90%) DV Cleared
15 12 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (2.67%) MCP
16 10 (2.23%) PMI Certification
16 10 (2.23%) PMP
17 9 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.35%) JSP 440
2 16 (3.56%) QA
3 6 (1.34%) SLA
4 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 35 (7.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.56%) VMware ESX
4 16 (3.56%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.34%) XenApp
6 12 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (2.23%) Terminal Services
7 10 (2.23%) vSphere
8 7 (1.56%) Samba
9 6 (1.34%) DFS Replication
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.45%) Firmware
12 1 (0.22%) KVM
12 1 (0.22%) RHEV
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
12 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
12 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (5.57%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (5.57%) Netcool
1 25 (5.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (5.12%) SCCM
3 14 (3.12%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (2.23%) BladeLogic
4 10 (2.23%) NetBackup
4 10 (2.23%) Puppet
4 10 (2.23%) SCOrch
5 9 (2.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 7 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.34%) EMC Navisphere
7 6 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.34%) WSUS
8 4 (0.89%) SCOM
9 3 (0.67%) Simpana
9 3 (0.67%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.45%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.45%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 151 (33.63%) Microsoft
2 138 (30.73%) HP
3 64 (14.25%) VMware
4 57 (12.69%) Citrix
5 51 (11.36%) Cisco
6 33 (7.35%) Oracle
7 24 (5.35%) CA
8 18 (4.01%) Veritas
9 17 (3.79%) F5
9 17 (3.79%) Intel Security
10 16 (3.56%) Juniper
11 14 (3.12%) AppSense
12 13 (2.90%) EMC
13 10 (2.23%) Altiris
13 10 (2.23%) BMC
13 10 (2.23%) Dell
14 9 (2.00%) CheckPoint
14 9 (2.00%) IronPort
15 8 (1.78%) Fortinet
15 8 (1.78%) TippingPoint
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