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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 22 49 13
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -36
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 195 99 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.63% 3.11% 10.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 37.21% 20.71% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 57 128
Median daily rate £325 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £451 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £371
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 16
Median hourly rate £42.75 £46.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +156.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £27.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £54.51 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +108.33%
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
524 478 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.49% 14.99% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 234 309
Median daily rate £325 £338 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -2.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 27
Median hourly rate £41.00 £27.44 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.41% +61.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £11.86 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.58 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 July 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 0 142 £325 -5.79% 2
Glasgow +9 30 £350 +7.69% 4
Edinburgh +1 10 £245 -35.09% 3
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 156 (31.45%) Microsoft
3 146 (29.44%) HP
4 144 (29.03%) Windows
5 116 (23.39%) Active Directory
6 112 (22.58%) ITIL
7 96 (19.35%) PowerShell
8 92 (18.55%) SQL
9 84 (16.94%) Windows Server
10 83 (16.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 80 (16.13%) SAN
12 78 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
13 74 (14.92%) SQL Server
14 71 (14.31%) Unix
15 67 (13.51%) Linux
16 65 (13.10%) Degree
17 64 (12.90%) Migration
18 63 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 63 (12.70%) DNS
19 62 (12.50%) VMware
19 62 (12.50%) Project Management
20 59 (11.90%) Citrix
21 57 (11.49%) OpenStack
21 57 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
22 56 (11.29%) JavaScript
23 55 (11.09%) MS Excel
24 51 (10.28%) Computer Science
25 50 (10.08%) Office 365
25 50 (10.08%) WAN
26 47 (9.48%) Cisco

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 57 (11.49%) OpenStack
2 42 (8.47%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.24%) MS Exchange
4 23 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 20 (4.03%) Skype for Business
7 17 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.23%) Apache
9 13 (2.62%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.02%) IIS
10 10 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.60%) JBoss
Applications
1 55 (11.09%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.22%) MS Office
3 5 (1.01%) MS Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.60%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.08%) Office 365
2 7 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.20%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (16.13%) SAN
2 63 (12.70%) DNS
3 50 (10.08%) WAN
4 42 (8.47%) Firewall
5 37 (7.46%) LAN
6 29 (5.85%) DHCP
7 27 (5.44%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.44%) iSCSI
9 21 (4.23%) SNMP
10 18 (3.63%) Skype
11 15 (3.02%) HTTP
11 15 (3.02%) Network Security
12 14 (2.82%) Kerberos
13 13 (2.62%) HTTPS
13 13 (2.62%) NAS
13 13 (2.62%) SSL
14 10 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (2.02%) LDAP
14 10 (2.02%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (14.92%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.66%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.42%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.41%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (0.81%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.60%) MySQL
9 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.60%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.40%) Cognos Report Studio
10 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.40%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 32 (6.45%) HP UFT
2 13 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (2.62%) WinRunner
3 12 (2.42%) StarTeam
3 12 (2.42%) TestDirector
4 9 (1.81%) Visual Studio
5 8 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.81%) LoadRunner
6 4 (0.81%) MSI
6 4 (0.81%) Toad
7 3 (0.60%) Build Forge
8 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.20%) Bower
9 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.20%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.20%) Subversion
General
1 27 (5.44%) Finance
2 6 (1.21%) Legal
3 5 (1.01%) Billing
3 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.81%) French Language
4 4 (0.81%) German Language
5 2 (0.40%) Electronics
5 2 (0.40%) Retail
5 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.20%) Marketing
6 1 (0.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (8.06%) Analyst
2 39 (7.86%) Architect
3 34 (6.85%) Network Engineer
4 29 (5.85%) Consultant
5 27 (5.44%) Project Manager
5 27 (5.44%) Test Analyst
6 26 (5.24%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (3.43%) Developer
9 16 (3.23%) Active Directory Engineer
10 15 (3.02%) PMO Specialist
10 15 (3.02%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 15 (3.02%) Wintel Engineer
11 13 (2.62%) Storage Engineer
11 13 (2.62%) Test Engineer
11 13 (2.62%) Tester
12 12 (2.42%) Build Engineer
12 12 (2.42%) Storage Consultant
13 10 (2.02%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
13 10 (2.02%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.46%) .NET
2 28 (5.65%) HTML
3 27 (5.44%) XML
4 24 (4.84%) ASP.NET
5 18 (3.63%) jQuery
6 15 (3.02%) Middleware
7 9 (1.81%) CSS
8 8 (1.61%) JSON
9 6 (1.21%) Regular Expression
9 6 (1.21%) XSLT
10 4 (0.81%) IBM Integration Bus
10 4 (0.81%) JSP
10 4 (0.81%) WinForms
10 4 (0.81%) XSD
11 3 (0.60%) J2EE
11 3 (0.60%) WPF
12 2 (0.40%) Web Services
13 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.20%) SOAP
13 1 (0.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.28%) Computer Science
2 26 (5.24%) Data Centre
3 19 (3.83%) PKI
4 18 (3.63%) Clustering
4 18 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.63%) Management Information System
5 16 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.23%) Replication
6 15 (3.02%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.02%) Cryptography
8 9 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (1.81%) PDA
8 9 (1.81%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.61%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.41%) CMDB
10 7 (1.41%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.21%) PMI
11 6 (1.21%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.60%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 144 (29.03%) Windows
2 84 (16.94%) Windows Server
3 78 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 71 (14.31%) Unix
5 67 (13.51%) Linux
6 63 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 57 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (6.65%) AIX
9 27 (5.44%) Solaris
10 21 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 17 (3.43%) HPUX
12 16 (3.23%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.21%) Windows 10
15 3 (0.60%) OS/390
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.58%) ITIL
2 64 (12.90%) Migration
3 62 (12.50%) Project Management
4 43 (8.67%) Change Management
5 35 (7.06%) Test Scripting
6 32 (6.45%) Change Control
7 29 (5.85%) Unit Testing
8 27 (5.44%) Load Balancing
8 27 (5.44%) Network Design
8 27 (5.44%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (5.24%) ITIL V3
9 26 (5.24%) Matrix Organization
9 26 (5.24%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 25 (5.04%) Test Automation
11 23 (4.64%) Software Testing
12 21 (4.23%) Service Delivery
13 20 (4.03%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.03%) Office Automation
14 19 (3.83%) Six Sigma
15 18 (3.63%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 96 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 92 (18.55%) SQL
3 56 (11.29%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.86%) C#
5 36 (7.26%) Java
6 29 (5.85%) Perl
7 28 (5.65%) VBScript
8 25 (5.04%) C
9 22 (4.44%) VB
10 18 (3.63%) Python
11 17 (3.43%) Korn
12 14 (2.82%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.62%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.42%) C-shell
15 10 (2.02%) C++
16 9 (1.81%) Jython
16 9 (1.81%) PHP
17 5 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 496 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 83 (16.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 65 (13.10%) Degree
4 42 (8.47%) ISTQB
5 41 (8.27%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (7.66%) MCSE
7 34 (6.85%) CCNA
8 32 (6.45%) CCNP
9 31 (6.25%) MCSA
10 22 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 22 (4.44%) MCITP
10 22 (4.44%) MCTS
11 21 (4.23%) ISEB
12 20 (4.03%) PMP
13 17 (3.43%) PMI Certification
14 15 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 13 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.81%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.04%) QA
2 13 (2.62%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.61%) SLA
4 6 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 116 (23.39%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.43%) XenApp
5 14 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.42%) Samba
6 12 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.22%) Terminal Services
7 11 (2.22%) VMware ESX
8 8 (1.61%) vSphere
9 7 (1.41%) DFS Replication
9 7 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (1.41%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.60%) Firmware
11 1 (0.20%) KVM
11 1 (0.20%) RHEV
11 1 (0.20%) vCloud
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (5.04%) HP Quality Center
1 25 (5.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 25 (5.04%) SCCM
2 24 (4.84%) Netcool
3 12 (2.42%) BladeLogic
3 12 (2.42%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (1.81%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 9 (1.81%) Puppet
4 9 (1.81%) SCOrch
4 9 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.21%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.01%) SCOM
8 4 (0.81%) HP SiteScope
8 4 (0.81%) OVPA
8 4 (0.81%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.81%) WSUS
9 3 (0.60%) EMC Navisphere
9 3 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 156 (31.45%) Microsoft
2 146 (29.44%) HP
3 62 (12.50%) VMware
4 59 (11.90%) Citrix
5 47 (9.48%) Cisco
6 44 (8.87%) Oracle
7 21 (4.23%) CA
8 19 (3.83%) Juniper
9 16 (3.23%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.23%) Intel Security
10 15 (3.02%) AppSense
10 15 (3.02%) Veritas
11 13 (2.62%) F5
12 12 (2.42%) Altiris
13 11 (2.22%) EMC
13 11 (2.22%) IronPort
14 10 (2.02%) Fortinet
14 10 (2.02%) IBM
14 10 (2.02%) TippingPoint
15 9 (1.81%) BMC
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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LA International
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
LA International
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
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