The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 12 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 276 69 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.20% 2.79% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.15% 18.40% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 46 19
Average daily rate
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£330 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £525 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £366 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% +41.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.25% -7.77%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
598 375 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 22.09% 15.16% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 205 135
Average daily rate £345 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £260 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 36
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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 0 123 £330 -14.56% 2
Glasgow +32 75 £338 -3.57% 5
Edinburgh -17 16 £400 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 481 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 228 (47.40%) Windows
3 190 (39.50%) Microsoft
4 118 (24.53%) HP
5 108 (22.45%) Active Directory
6 99 (20.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 88 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (14.55%) Citrix
9 67 (13.93%) MS Excel
10 66 (13.72%) ITIL
11 65 (13.51%) VMware
12 58 (12.06%) SQL
13 57 (11.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 54 (11.23%) Project Management
15 51 (10.60%) SAN
16 50 (10.40%) PowerShell
16 50 (10.40%) Windows XP
17 48 (9.98%) MS Office
18 46 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
19 45 (9.36%) DNS
20 44 (9.15%) VBScript
21 42 (8.73%) SQL Server
21 42 (8.73%) MS Project
21 42 (8.73%) ISTQB
21 42 (8.73%) Windows 7
22 39 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
22 39 (8.11%) Change Management
22 39 (8.11%) Workflow
23 38 (7.90%) DHCP
24 36 (7.48%) .NET

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.12%) IIS
3 14 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 10 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (1.87%) MS Project Server
6 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.42%) Lync
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 67 (13.93%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.98%) MS Office
3 42 (8.73%) MS Project
4 12 (2.49%) InfoPath
5 9 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.66%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.25%) TIBCO iProcess
2 6 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 51 (10.60%) SAN
2 45 (9.36%) DNS
3 38 (7.90%) DHCP
4 28 (5.82%) LAN
5 27 (5.61%) TCP/IP
6 24 (4.99%) WAN
7 11 (2.29%) SNMP
7 11 (2.29%) X.500
7 11 (2.29%) NAS
8 9 (1.87%) IPsec
8 9 (1.87%) LDAP
9 8 (1.66%) Firewall
10 7 (1.46%) SSL
11 5 (1.04%) Kerberos
12 4 (0.83%) VPN
12 4 (0.83%) Wireless
13 3 (0.62%) VLAN
14 2 (0.42%) Junos
14 2 (0.42%) NetScaler
14 2 (0.42%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 21 (4.37%) SQL Server 2000
4 10 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.25%) Spotfire
5 6 (1.25%) MS Access
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.42%) DB2
7 2 (0.42%) Cognos Impromptu
8 1 (0.21%) IDOL
8 1 (0.21%) MySQL
8 1 (0.21%) EDMS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 17 (3.53%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (2.70%) MSI
3 10 (2.08%) TestDirector
4 6 (1.25%) WinRunner
5 5 (1.04%) InstallShield
5 5 (1.04%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.62%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.62%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (0.42%) Subversion
7 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
General
1 10 (2.08%) Finance
2 6 (1.25%) Marketing
3 1 (0.21%) Banking
3 1 (0.21%) Military
3 1 (0.21%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 51 (10.60%) Wintel Engineer
2 39 (8.11%) Analyst
3 28 (5.82%) Support Engineer
4 23 (4.78%) Desktop Engineer
5 20 (4.16%) Desktop Support
6 19 (3.95%) Architect
6 19 (3.95%) Applications Packager
7 18 (3.74%) Consultant
8 17 (3.53%) Build Engineer
8 17 (3.53%) Project Manager
9 16 (3.33%) Developer
10 15 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 14 (2.91%) Design Engineer
12 12 (2.49%) Integration Engineer
13 11 (2.29%) Project Planner
14 10 (2.08%) Programme Analyst
14 10 (2.08%) Test Manager
14 10 (2.08%) Test Analyst
14 10 (2.08%) Software Engineer
14 10 (2.08%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.48%) .NET
2 27 (5.61%) JSP
3 26 (5.41%) HTML
4 23 (4.78%) Application Packaging
5 22 (4.57%) ASP.NET
6 20 (4.16%) Software Packaging
7 12 (2.49%) XML
8 10 (2.08%) Web Services
9 9 (1.87%) Windows SharePoint Services
10 7 (1.46%) Middleware
11 3 (0.62%) CSS
12 2 (0.42%) JAAS
12 2 (0.42%) XSLT
12 2 (0.42%) COM
13 1 (0.21%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.21%) ADO
13 1 (0.21%) Spring
13 1 (0.21%) Ajax
13 1 (0.21%) jBPM
13 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.65%) Clustering
2 17 (3.53%) Replication
3 15 (3.12%) Thin Client
3 15 (3.12%) Enterprise Storage
3 15 (3.12%) Fat Client
4 11 (2.29%) Economics
5 10 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.66%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.66%) PKI
8 7 (1.46%) Firmware
8 7 (1.46%) PDA
9 6 (1.25%) CMDB
10 4 (0.83%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.83%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.62%) e-Health
11 3 (0.62%) Open Source
12 2 (0.42%) Celerra
12 2 (0.42%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 228 (47.40%) Windows
2 99 (20.58%) Windows Server 2003
3 88 (18.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (10.40%) Windows XP
5 42 (8.73%) Windows 7
6 31 (6.44%) UNIX
7 29 (6.03%) Linux
8 18 (3.74%) Solaris
9 16 (3.33%) AIX
10 10 (2.08%) Windows Vista
11 4 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.62%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (13.72%) ITIL
2 54 (11.23%) Project Management
3 39 (8.11%) Change Management
3 39 (8.11%) Workflow
4 32 (6.65%) Enterprise Architecture
5 23 (4.78%) Configuration Management
6 16 (3.33%) CRM
6 16 (3.33%) Service Management
7 15 (3.12%) Migration
7 15 (3.12%) Build Automation
7 15 (3.12%) Test Automation
8 13 (2.70%) Service Delivery
8 13 (2.70%) Performance Testing
8 13 (2.70%) Performance Management
9 12 (2.49%) ITIL V3
9 12 (2.49%) Release Management
9 12 (2.49%) Software Testing
9 12 (2.49%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.29%) MODAF
10 11 (2.29%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.06%) SQL
2 50 (10.40%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.15%) VBScript
4 27 (5.61%) VB
4 27 (5.61%) C#
5 22 (4.57%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.70%) Perl
7 10 (2.08%) Java
8 9 (1.87%) C
9 8 (1.66%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.46%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.04%) VBA
12 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.21%) VB6
13 1 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.21%) ABAP
13 1 (0.21%) Tcl
13 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 481 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (9.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (8.73%) ISTQB
4 26 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 24 (4.99%) MCTS
5 24 (4.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 18 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.74%) MCITP
7 16 (3.33%) MCP
8 13 (2.70%) MCSE
8 13 (2.70%) Degree
8 13 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (1.87%) MCSA
10 7 (1.46%) PMP
10 7 (1.46%) PMI Certification
11 5 (1.04%) CCNP
11 5 (1.04%) CCNA
12 4 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.53%) QA
2 10 (2.08%) SLA
3 5 (1.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 108 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 39 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (3.95%) VMware ESX
5 17 (3.53%) XenApp
6 11 (2.29%) Terminal Services
6 11 (2.29%) vSphere
7 8 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.83%) DFS Replication
9 3 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.62%) KVM
9 3 (0.62%) RHEV
10 2 (0.42%) vCloud
10 2 (0.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.21%) VMware GSX
11 1 (0.21%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 57 (11.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 28 (5.82%) SCCM
3 25 (5.20%) Netcool
4 23 (4.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 19 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
6 18 (3.74%) Tivoli
7 11 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.25%) SCOM
9 4 (0.83%) WSUS
9 4 (0.83%) MIIS
10 3 (0.62%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.62%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 3 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.42%) Ionix
11 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.42%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.42%) Legato
12 1 (0.21%) HP NNM
12 1 (0.21%) WMI
Vendors
1 190 (39.50%) Microsoft
2 118 (24.53%) HP
3 70 (14.55%) Citrix
4 65 (13.51%) VMware
5 35 (7.28%) Oracle
6 20 (4.16%) McAfee
7 19 (3.95%) Veritas
8 15 (3.12%) Cisco
8 15 (3.12%) Altiris
9 13 (2.70%) AppSense
10 12 (2.49%) IBM
10 12 (2.49%) Dell
11 10 (2.08%) EMC
12 9 (1.87%) CA
13 8 (1.66%) ArcSight
14 7 (1.46%) BMC
15 6 (1.25%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.25%) TIBCO
16 5 (1.04%) Borland
17 4 (0.83%) Symantec
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