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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 14 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 265 76 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.53% 3.08% 2.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.41% 20.27% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 50 25
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£347 £362 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.07% +2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.63 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% -6.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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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
559 375 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.11% 15.18% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 191 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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
Renfrewshire +1 111 £347 -2.25% 2
Glasgow +18 77 £375 +9.09% 1
Edinburgh -7 7 £425 +6.25% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £325 -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Lothian - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 494 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 203 (41.09%) Microsoft
3 194 (39.27%) Windows
4 125 (25.30%) HP
5 104 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 75 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (14.78%) SQL
8 68 (13.77%) ITIL
8 68 (13.77%) MS Excel
8 68 (13.77%) Citrix
9 66 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (12.75%) Project Management
11 61 (12.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 57 (11.54%) VMware
13 56 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
14 52 (10.53%) MS Office
15 51 (10.32%) MS Project
15 51 (10.32%) SAN
16 50 (10.12%) DNS
17 46 (9.31%) VBScript
18 45 (9.11%) PowerShell
18 45 (9.11%) ISTQB
19 44 (8.91%) Oracle
20 42 (8.50%) .NET
21 41 (8.30%) Change Management
22 34 (6.88%) Clustering
22 34 (6.88%) DHCP
23 33 (6.68%) C#
23 33 (6.68%) HTML
23 33 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 30 (6.07%) SharePoint
2 21 (4.25%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (2.63%) IIS
5 11 (2.23%) MS Project Server
6 10 (2.02%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.40%) Lync
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.20%) Apache
Applications
1 68 (13.77%) MS Excel
2 52 (10.53%) MS Office
3 51 (10.32%) MS Project
4 11 (2.23%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.82%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (2.43%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.61%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.32%) SAN
2 50 (10.12%) DNS
3 34 (6.88%) DHCP
4 26 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.66%) LAN
6 22 (4.45%) WAN
7 19 (3.85%) IPsec
8 16 (3.24%) X.500
9 15 (3.04%) NAS
10 13 (2.63%) SNMP
11 12 (2.43%) SSL
11 12 (2.43%) LDAP
12 10 (2.02%) Firewall
12 10 (2.02%) Kerberos
13 4 (0.81%) IPv4
13 4 (0.81%) VLAN
14 3 (0.61%) Network Security
14 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.61%) VPN
15 2 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (1.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.42%) IDOL
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.81%) MS Access
5 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.61%) Spotfire
6 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.40%) DB2
7 2 (0.40%) DTS
7 2 (0.40%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.20%) MySQL
8 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.20%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.04%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (2.02%) MSI
3 6 (1.21%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.81%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.81%) WinRunner
4 4 (0.81%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.61%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (0.40%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.20%) JIRA
7 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 14 (2.83%) Finance
2 7 (1.42%) Marketing
3 3 (0.61%) Retail
4 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.40%) Banking
5 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.20%) Electronics
5 1 (0.20%) Military
5 1 (0.20%) Advertising
5 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (8.91%) Wintel Engineer
2 31 (6.28%) Analyst
3 26 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 25 (5.06%) Project Manager
5 24 (4.86%) Architect
5 24 (4.86%) Consultant
6 23 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (4.25%) Build Engineer
8 20 (4.05%) Desktop Support
9 19 (3.85%) Applications Packager
10 16 (3.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (3.04%) Integration Engineer
12 13 (2.63%) Test Manager
12 13 (2.63%) Developer
12 13 (2.63%) Project Planner
13 12 (2.43%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.02%) Design Engineer
14 10 (2.02%) Server Engineer
14 10 (2.02%) Test Specialist
14 10 (2.02%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (8.50%) .NET
2 33 (6.68%) HTML
3 30 (6.07%) JSP
4 27 (5.47%) ASP.NET
5 22 (4.45%) XML
6 21 (4.25%) Software Packaging
7 18 (3.64%) Application Packaging
8 10 (2.02%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.42%) Ajax
9 7 (1.42%) XSLT
9 7 (1.42%) Middleware
10 5 (1.01%) Web Services
11 3 (0.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 2 (0.40%) COM
12 2 (0.40%) CSS
13 1 (0.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.88%) Clustering
2 25 (5.06%) Replication
3 22 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.44%) Economics
5 16 (3.24%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.43%) CMDB
8 12 (2.43%) Fat Client
9 11 (2.23%) Firmware
10 9 (1.82%) PKI
11 7 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.81%) Device Driver
12 4 (0.81%) Blackberry
12 4 (0.81%) Cryptography
12 4 (0.81%) PDA
13 3 (0.61%) e-Health
13 3 (0.61%) PMI
14 2 (0.40%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 194 (39.27%) Windows
2 75 (15.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 66 (13.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (6.48%) Linux
5 30 (6.07%) Windows 7
5 30 (6.07%) UNIX
6 29 (5.87%) Windows XP
7 14 (2.83%) Solaris
8 9 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.42%) AIX
10 4 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.40%) HPUX
12 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (13.77%) ITIL
2 63 (12.75%) Project Management
3 41 (8.30%) Change Management
4 33 (6.68%) Mentoring
5 30 (6.07%) Workflow
5 30 (6.07%) Configuration Management
6 29 (5.87%) Enterprise Architecture
7 20 (4.05%) Project Planning
8 17 (3.44%) PRINCE2
9 16 (3.24%) Unit Testing
10 15 (3.04%) Risk Management
11 14 (2.83%) Service Delivery
11 14 (2.83%) Validation
11 14 (2.83%) Migration
12 13 (2.63%) Performance Management
12 13 (2.63%) Software Distribution
12 13 (2.63%) Test Automation
12 13 (2.63%) ITIL V3
12 13 (2.63%) CRM
12 13 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (14.78%) SQL
2 46 (9.31%) VBScript
3 45 (9.11%) PowerShell
4 33 (6.68%) C#
5 32 (6.48%) JavaScript
6 20 (4.05%) Perl
6 20 (4.05%) VB
7 13 (2.63%) Java
8 11 (2.23%) VBA
9 9 (1.82%) C
10 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.81%) PHP
12 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.61%) Tcl
13 2 (0.40%) REXX
14 1 (0.20%) Korn
14 1 (0.20%) C-shell
14 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.20%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 494 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (9.11%) ISTQB
4 32 (6.48%) DV Cleared
5 31 (6.28%) MCTS
6 27 (5.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 26 (5.26%) MCP
8 18 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (3.24%) MCITP
10 15 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (2.43%) MCSE
12 11 (2.23%) Degree
13 8 (1.62%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.62%) MCSA
14 6 (1.21%) CCNP
15 5 (1.01%) CCNA
15 5 (1.01%) PMP
16 4 (0.81%) CCSP
16 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.66%) QA
2 10 (2.02%) SLA
3 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 104 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (3.44%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.63%) XenApp
6 11 (2.23%) vSphere
7 9 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.21%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.81%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.81%) vCloud
10 3 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.40%) KVM
11 2 (0.40%) RHEV
12 1 (0.20%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.20%) Samba
Systems Management
1 61 (12.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 30 (6.07%) SCCM
3 22 (4.45%) Tivoli
4 20 (4.05%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (4.05%) Netcool
5 17 (3.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.82%) SCOM
7 6 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (1.01%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (0.81%) MIIS
10 3 (0.61%) WMI
11 2 (0.40%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.40%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.40%) Legato
11 2 (0.40%) Ionix
11 2 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.40%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 1 (0.20%) HP NNM
12 1 (0.20%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 203 (41.09%) Microsoft
2 125 (25.30%) HP
3 68 (13.77%) Citrix
4 57 (11.54%) VMware
5 44 (8.91%) Oracle
6 20 (4.05%) Veritas
7 18 (3.64%) Altiris
8 17 (3.44%) Cisco
9 13 (2.63%) IBM
9 13 (2.63%) AppSense
10 11 (2.23%) ArcSight
11 10 (2.02%) McAfee
11 10 (2.02%) Dell
11 10 (2.02%) BMC
12 7 (1.42%) Meridio
12 7 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.21%) CA
13 6 (1.21%) EMC
14 4 (0.81%) Wyse
14 4 (0.81%) Red Hat
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