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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 18 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 162 156 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.30% 5.49% 6.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.57% 28.62% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 116 101
Median daily rate £350 £365 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +101.31%
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
443 545 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.69% 19.16% 17.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 310 248
Median daily rate £330 £321 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.80% -7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £436 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 24
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.80 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 96 £340 -4.89%
Glasgow +12 30 £388 +10.71% 5
Edinburgh +35 24 £648 +43.88% 4
Fife +5 4 £268 +67.18%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - - 1
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 317 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 102 (32.18%) Microsoft
3 93 (29.34%) Windows
4 89 (28.08%) ITIL
5 85 (26.81%) Active Directory
6 73 (23.03%) HP
7 55 (17.35%) SQL Server
8 53 (16.72%) Project Management
9 51 (16.09%) SQL
10 49 (15.46%) PowerShell
11 48 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
12 45 (14.20%) Degree
13 41 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (11.99%) Windows Server
15 36 (11.36%) Computer Science
16 35 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (11.04%) DNS
17 34 (10.73%) MS Excel
17 34 (10.73%) OpenStack
18 33 (10.41%) Linux
19 32 (10.09%) ITIL V3
20 31 (9.78%) JavaScript
20 31 (9.78%) SAN
20 31 (9.78%) VMware
21 29 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (9.15%) Java
21 29 (9.15%) Unix
22 25 (7.89%) Firewall
22 25 (7.89%) Office 365
22 25 (7.89%) Enterprise Software

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 34 (10.73%) OpenStack
2 21 (6.62%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.84%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.89%) Apache
7 5 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.63%) IIS
9 2 (0.63%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.63%) JBoss
9 2 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.32%) CMS
10 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (10.73%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.42%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.04%) DNS
2 31 (9.78%) SAN
3 25 (7.89%) Firewall
4 21 (6.62%) WAN
5 18 (5.68%) LAN
6 16 (5.05%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.42%) DHCP
7 14 (4.42%) Internet
7 14 (4.42%) Kerberos
8 13 (4.10%) LDAP
9 12 (3.79%) X.500
10 11 (3.47%) HTTP
10 11 (3.47%) HTTPS
10 11 (3.47%) iSCSI
11 10 (3.15%) NAS
11 10 (3.15%) Network Security
12 9 (2.84%) Skype
13 8 (2.52%) Intranet
14 6 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.95%) Big Data
3 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.32%) MySQL
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (2.52%) HP UFT
1 8 (2.52%) StarTeam
2 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (1.58%) MSI
4 3 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.32%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 10 (3.15%) Finance
2 5 (1.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.26%) Electronics
4 3 (0.95%) French Language
4 3 (0.95%) German Language
4 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.95%) Marketing
5 2 (0.63%) Law
5 2 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (9.78%) Architect
2 19 (5.99%) Consultant
3 18 (5.68%) Analyst
4 17 (5.36%) Active Directory Engineer
4 17 (5.36%) Developer
4 17 (5.36%) Support Engineer
5 14 (4.42%) Project Manager
5 14 (4.42%) Test Analyst
6 12 (3.79%) Network Engineer
7 10 (3.15%) Integration Engineer
8 9 (2.84%) Applications Developer
8 9 (2.84%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (2.52%) Applications Packager
9 8 (2.52%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 8 (2.52%) Unix Engineer
10 7 (2.21%) Administrator
10 7 (2.21%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (2.21%) Security Architect
10 7 (2.21%) Security Consultant
11 6 (1.89%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.31%) .NET
2 16 (5.05%) XML
3 14 (4.42%) jQuery
4 10 (3.15%) ASP.NET
5 9 (2.84%) HTML
6 8 (2.52%) JSON
7 7 (2.21%) Middleware
8 3 (0.95%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.95%) XSD
9 2 (0.63%) J2EE
9 2 (0.63%) JSP
9 2 (0.63%) Web Services
10 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.32%) jBPM
10 1 (0.32%) JMS
10 1 (0.32%) LAMP
10 1 (0.32%) SOAP
10 1 (0.32%) WinForms
10 1 (0.32%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (6.62%) Clustering
4 18 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.68%) Data Centre
5 15 (4.73%) PKI
6 13 (4.10%) Replication
7 11 (3.47%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.84%) Cryptography
8 9 (2.84%) Private Cloud
9 7 (2.21%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.89%) Statistics
11 5 (1.58%) Economics
12 4 (1.26%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.26%) User Experience
13 3 (0.95%) CESG
13 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.95%) RIA
13 3 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (29.34%) Windows
2 41 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (11.99%) Windows Server
4 35 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (10.41%) Linux
6 29 (9.15%) Unix
6 29 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 23 (7.26%) AIX
8 19 (5.99%) Solaris
9 16 (5.05%) Windows 7
9 16 (5.05%) Windows XP
10 10 (3.15%) Windows 10
11 9 (2.84%) HPUX
12 2 (0.63%) Android
12 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.32%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (28.08%) ITIL
2 53 (16.72%) Project Management
3 32 (10.09%) ITIL V3
4 24 (7.57%) Test Scripting
5 23 (7.26%) Migration
5 23 (7.26%) Six Sigma
6 21 (6.62%) Configuration Management
7 19 (5.99%) Software Distribution
8 18 (5.68%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.36%) Software Testing
10 16 (5.05%) Change Management
10 16 (5.05%) Load Balancing
10 16 (5.05%) Network Design
10 16 (5.05%) Release Management
11 14 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (4.42%) Risk Management
11 14 (4.42%) Virtual Environments
12 13 (4.10%) Application Packaging
12 13 (4.10%) Information Security
13 11 (3.47%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.09%) SQL
2 49 (15.46%) PowerShell
3 31 (9.78%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.15%) Java
5 23 (7.26%) C#
6 21 (6.62%) Perl
7 16 (5.05%) C
8 15 (4.73%) Python
9 13 (4.10%) VB
10 11 (3.47%) Korn
11 10 (3.15%) Bash Shell
12 9 (2.84%) PHP
12 9 (2.84%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.52%) C++
14 7 (2.21%) Jython
14 7 (2.21%) VBScript
15 6 (1.89%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.89%) VB6
15 6 (1.89%) VBA
16 5 (1.58%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 317 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 48 (15.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (14.20%) Degree
4 22 (6.94%) MCSE
5 20 (6.31%) ISTQB
6 16 (5.05%) MCTS
7 14 (4.42%) MCSA
8 11 (3.47%) CISSP
9 10 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (2.84%) CCNP
10 9 (2.84%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.52%) CCNA
11 8 (2.52%) ISEB
11 8 (2.52%) PMP
11 8 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.21%) CEH
12 7 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 7 (2.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.26%) JSP 440
2 3 (0.95%) ISO27005
3 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.63%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 85 (26.81%) Active Directory
2 22 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (4.42%) vSphere
5 11 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.58%) Firmware
6 5 (1.58%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.58%) Samba
6 5 (1.58%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.95%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.63%) XenApp
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (4.73%) SCCM
3 12 (3.79%) Netcool
3 12 (3.79%) PowerCLI
4 11 (3.47%) vRealize
5 8 (2.52%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.21%) BladeLogic
6 7 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.21%) Puppet
7 6 (1.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 6 (1.89%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.26%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.95%) OVPA
10 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
10 2 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.63%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.32%) SCSM
11 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (32.18%) Microsoft
2 73 (23.03%) HP
3 31 (9.78%) VMware
4 24 (7.57%) Citrix
5 17 (5.36%) Oracle
6 12 (3.79%) Veritas
7 11 (3.47%) Cisco
7 11 (3.47%) F5
8 10 (3.15%) AppSense
9 8 (2.52%) CA
10 7 (2.21%) BMC
10 7 (2.21%) Dell
10 7 (2.21%) IBM
10 7 (2.21%) Intel Security
11 6 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.89%) Fortinet
11 6 (1.89%) ILOG
11 6 (1.89%) Juniper
11 6 (1.89%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.89%) TippingPoint
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