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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 19 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +22
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 155 201 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.05% 7.57% 3.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.50% 40.44% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 62 60
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£350 £335 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 5
Average hourly rate £16.12 £21.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.23% -52.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £18.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+80.55% -31.42%
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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
492 497 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.03% 18.72% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 236 228
Average daily rate £348 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.93 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.37% -55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.25 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +9 66 £398 -0.62% 5
Renfrewshire 0 54 £337 +2.10%
West Lothian - 5 - - 3
Fife - 2 - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 323 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 93 (28.79%) Windows
3 88 (27.24%) Microsoft
4 70 (21.67%) ITIL
5 67 (20.74%) SQL
5 67 (20.74%) Project Management
6 65 (20.12%) Active Directory
7 55 (17.03%) VMware
8 52 (16.10%) Citrix
9 51 (15.79%) SAN
10 46 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
11 44 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (12.38%) Change Management
13 39 (12.07%) HP
14 38 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 37 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
16 36 (11.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 36 (11.15%) Clustering
17 34 (10.53%) MS Excel
18 33 (10.22%) Linux
18 33 (10.22%) Veritas
19 28 (8.67%) Configuration Management
19 28 (8.67%) Degree
20 26 (8.05%) Finance
21 25 (7.74%) Windows 7
22 24 (7.43%) IPsec
22 24 (7.43%) Firewall
22 24 (7.43%) Netcool
23 23 (7.12%) VMware ESX

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.86%) MS Project Server
4 5 (1.55%) Captiva
4 5 (1.55%) Documentum
5 4 (1.24%) IIS
5 4 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 23 (7.12%) MS Office
3 18 (5.57%) MS Project
4 3 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.93%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.62%) Windchill
6 1 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.31%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.62%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 51 (15.79%) SAN
2 24 (7.43%) Firewall
2 24 (7.43%) IPsec
3 22 (6.81%) NAS
4 17 (5.26%) WAN
5 14 (4.33%) LAN
6 13 (4.02%) DNS
7 12 (3.72%) Network Security
8 8 (2.48%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.17%) DHCP
10 6 (1.86%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.86%) VPN
10 6 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.55%) Junos
11 5 (1.55%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.55%) LDAP
11 5 (1.55%) X.500
12 4 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.93%) SSL
14 2 (0.62%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.79%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.31%) DTS
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (4.33%) TestDirector
2 13 (4.02%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (4.02%) WinRunner
3 7 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.24%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.93%) LabVIEW
5 3 (0.93%) MSI
6 2 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.31%) Toad
7 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
General
1 26 (8.05%) Finance
2 8 (2.48%) Marketing
3 5 (1.55%) Legal
3 5 (1.55%) Military
4 3 (0.93%) Electronics
5 2 (0.62%) Banking
5 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) Publishing
6 1 (0.31%) Billing
6 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (12.69%) Project Manager
2 22 (6.81%) Analyst
3 20 (6.19%) Architect
3 20 (6.19%) Integration Engineer
4 17 (5.26%) Consultant
5 16 (4.95%) Developer
5 16 (4.95%) Wintel Engineer
6 14 (4.33%) Test Engineer
7 11 (3.41%) Coordinator
8 8 (2.48%) Network Engineer
8 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (2.17%) Project Coordinator
9 7 (2.17%) Test Analyst
10 6 (1.86%) Operations Manager
10 6 (1.86%) Project Analyst
10 6 (1.86%) Server Engineer
10 6 (1.86%) Technical Leader
11 5 (1.55%) Security Engineer
12 4 (1.24%) Virtualisation Specialist
12 4 (1.24%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.33%) HTML
2 13 (4.02%) .NET
3 12 (3.72%) XML
4 7 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 6 (1.86%) JSP
6 5 (1.55%) Web Services
7 4 (1.24%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
8 3 (0.93%) CSS
9 2 (0.62%) Middleware
9 2 (0.62%) SAP Basis
10 1 (0.31%) Ajax
10 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Streams
10 1 (0.31%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (11.15%) Clustering
3 21 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.57%) Replication
4 18 (5.57%) Computer Science
5 17 (5.26%) PDA
6 16 (4.95%) Economics
7 13 (4.02%) PKI
8 7 (2.17%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.55%) CESG
10 2 (0.62%) CESG CLAS
10 2 (0.62%) PMI
10 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.62%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.62%) RMADS
10 2 (0.62%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 93 (28.79%) Windows
2 44 (13.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 33 (10.22%) Linux
5 25 (7.74%) Windows 7
6 22 (6.81%) Windows XP
7 20 (6.19%) UNIX
8 16 (4.95%) Solaris
9 15 (4.64%) AIX
10 4 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.93%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.62%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.31%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (21.67%) ITIL
2 67 (20.74%) Project Management
3 40 (12.38%) Change Management
4 28 (8.67%) Configuration Management
5 22 (6.81%) Test Scripting
6 21 (6.50%) Project Planning
7 19 (5.88%) Software Distribution
8 18 (5.57%) PRINCE2
9 17 (5.26%) Incident Management
9 17 (5.26%) Software Testing
10 15 (4.64%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.64%) Risk Management
10 15 (4.64%) Migration
10 15 (4.64%) SIEM
11 14 (4.33%) Programme Management
11 14 (4.33%) PRINCE
12 13 (4.02%) Service Management
12 13 (4.02%) Test Automation
12 13 (4.02%) ITIL V3
13 12 (3.72%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.74%) SQL
2 20 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.02%) C
3 13 (4.02%) JavaScript
4 12 (3.72%) VBScript
5 11 (3.41%) Perl
5 11 (3.41%) Python
6 10 (3.10%) C#
7 8 (2.48%) Java
8 7 (2.17%) VB
9 4 (1.24%) VBA
9 4 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.93%) Ruby
10 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.62%) C++
11 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.62%) ABAP
11 2 (0.62%) REXX
11 2 (0.62%) Tcl
12 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 323 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (8.67%) Degree
4 23 (7.12%) PMI Certification
5 22 (6.81%) MCSE
5 22 (6.81%) MCSA
5 22 (6.81%) MCITP
6 21 (6.50%) MCTS
6 21 (6.50%) PMP
7 19 (5.88%) ISTQB
8 13 (4.02%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.17%) CISSP
10 6 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.55%) MCP
11 5 (1.55%) GCIA
12 4 (1.24%) CCNA
12 4 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.41%) SLA
3 7 (2.17%) QA
3 7 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 65 (20.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.12%) VMware ESX
4 17 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.95%) vSphere
6 4 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.24%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.31%) KVM
7 1 (0.31%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 36 (11.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 24 (7.43%) Netcool
3 16 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (4.33%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.72%) Tivoli
6 10 (3.10%) SCOM
7 9 (2.79%) SCCM
8 8 (2.48%) WMI
9 5 (1.55%) WhatsUp Gold
10 4 (1.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.93%) WSUS
11 3 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.93%) HP UCMDB
12 2 (0.62%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.62%) Nessus
12 2 (0.62%) Nmap
13 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
13 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
13 1 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 88 (27.24%) Microsoft
2 55 (17.03%) VMware
3 52 (16.10%) Citrix
4 39 (12.07%) HP
5 33 (10.22%) Veritas
6 23 (7.12%) Cisco
6 23 (7.12%) McAfee
7 16 (4.95%) EMC
8 14 (4.33%) Oracle
9 12 (3.72%) F5
10 9 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.48%) ArcSight
12 7 (2.17%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.55%) Varonis
13 5 (1.55%) Crossbeam
13 5 (1.55%) TippingPoint
13 5 (1.55%) Riverbed
13 5 (1.55%) Vignette
13 5 (1.55%) CA
13 5 (1.55%) Juniper
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