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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 33 19 48
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +29
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 130 200 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.46% 7.91% 3.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.69% 41.07% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 63
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£343 £329 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -8.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £234 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £393 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -55.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.32 £40.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £21.90 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.50% -6.97%
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
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Renfrewshire 0 61 £343 +3.94%
Glasgow +3 47 £338 +7.86% 3
Edinburgh -20 4 £158 -75.76% 3
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £393 -
Stirling - 1 £320 -
Highlands - 1 - -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 88 (28.66%) Windows
3 76 (24.76%) Microsoft
4 75 (24.43%) Project Management
5 65 (21.17%) ITIL
6 54 (17.59%) SQL
7 53 (17.26%) Active Directory
8 46 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 43 (14.01%) HP
10 42 (13.68%) Citrix
11 41 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (13.36%) Change Management
12 39 (12.70%) VMware
12 39 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (12.38%) MS Excel
14 37 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (11.40%) SAN
16 29 (9.45%) PMI Certification
16 29 (9.45%) Firewall
17 27 (8.79%) Linux
17 27 (8.79%) MS Office
18 26 (8.47%) Finance
18 26 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (8.14%) Degree
19 25 (8.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 24 (7.82%) PMP
20 24 (7.82%) Windows 7
21 22 (7.17%) Project Planning
21 22 (7.17%) Test Scripting
21 22 (7.17%) Veritas

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.95%) MS Project Server
3 5 (1.63%) Documentum
3 5 (1.63%) Captiva
4 4 (1.30%) IIS
5 3 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.65%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.33%) JBoss
7 1 (0.33%) Lync
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (12.38%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.79%) MS Office
3 13 (4.23%) MS Project
4 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.65%) Windchill
6 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.33%) SaaS
2 1 (0.33%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (11.40%) SAN
2 29 (9.45%) Firewall
3 17 (5.54%) WAN
4 16 (5.21%) Network Security
5 15 (4.89%) LAN
6 14 (4.56%) IPsec
7 11 (3.58%) NAS
8 9 (2.93%) DNS
8 9 (2.93%) VPN
9 8 (2.61%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (2.28%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.95%) TCP/IP
12 5 (1.63%) DHCP
12 5 (1.63%) LDAP
12 5 (1.63%) Junos
13 4 (1.30%) Internet
13 4 (1.30%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.30%) X.500
14 3 (0.98%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.63%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.65%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.65%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.33%) DTS
7 1 (0.33%) DB2
7 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (4.89%) TestDirector
2 12 (3.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (3.91%) WinRunner
3 8 (2.61%) MSI
4 7 (2.28%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.98%) LabVIEW
5 3 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.98%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.33%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.33%) JDeveloper
6 1 (0.33%) Toad
6 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 26 (8.47%) Finance
2 8 (2.61%) Marketing
3 5 (1.63%) Military
3 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.63%) Legal
4 3 (0.98%) Electronics
4 3 (0.98%) Billing
5 2 (0.65%) Banking
5 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (12.05%) Project Manager
2 24 (7.82%) Analyst
3 19 (6.19%) Architect
4 17 (5.54%) Developer
5 16 (5.21%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (4.23%) Network Engineer
6 13 (4.23%) Test Engineer
7 12 (3.91%) Integration Engineer
7 12 (3.91%) Consultant
8 10 (3.26%) Coordinator
9 7 (2.28%) Test Analyst
10 6 (1.95%) Technical Leader
10 6 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (1.95%) Project Analyst
10 6 (1.95%) Project Coordinator
11 5 (1.63%) Security Architect
11 5 (1.63%) Security Engineer
11 5 (1.63%) Security Manager
11 5 (1.63%) Security Project Manager
12 4 (1.30%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.89%) .NET
2 14 (4.56%) HTML
2 14 (4.56%) XML
3 7 (2.28%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.95%) JSP
4 6 (1.95%) Web Services
5 4 (1.30%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.98%) CSS
6 3 (0.98%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Streams
7 2 (0.65%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.33%) Middleware
8 1 (0.33%) WinForms
8 1 (0.33%) J2EE
8 1 (0.33%) XSD
8 1 (0.33%) XSL
8 1 (0.33%) Ajax
8 1 (0.33%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.33%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.84%) Clustering
3 20 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.86%) Economics
5 17 (5.54%) Computer Science
6 16 (5.21%) PDA
7 10 (3.26%) PKI
8 9 (2.93%) PMI
9 7 (2.28%) Replication
9 7 (2.28%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.65%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.33%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.33%) EMV
12 1 (0.33%) Chip and PIN
12 1 (0.33%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 88 (28.66%) Windows
2 46 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (8.79%) Linux
5 24 (7.82%) Windows 7
6 20 (6.51%) UNIX
6 20 (6.51%) Windows XP
7 13 (4.23%) AIX
8 8 (2.61%) Solaris
9 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.43%) Project Management
2 65 (21.17%) ITIL
3 41 (13.36%) Change Management
4 22 (7.17%) Project Planning
4 22 (7.17%) Test Scripting
5 20 (6.51%) Change Control
6 19 (6.19%) Configuration Management
6 19 (6.19%) Incident Management
7 18 (5.86%) Migration
8 17 (5.54%) Risk Management
8 17 (5.54%) Software Testing
9 15 (4.89%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.89%) PRINCE2
9 15 (4.89%) SIEM
10 14 (4.56%) Service Management
11 12 (3.91%) ITIL V3
11 12 (3.91%) Test Automation
12 11 (3.58%) ITSM
12 11 (3.58%) Workflow
12 11 (3.58%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.59%) SQL
2 18 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.23%) C
4 11 (3.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (3.58%) Perl
4 11 (3.58%) Python
5 10 (3.26%) C#
6 9 (2.93%) VBScript
7 8 (2.61%) VB
8 7 (2.28%) Java
9 4 (1.30%) VBA
10 3 (0.98%) REXX
10 3 (0.98%) Tcl
10 3 (0.98%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.98%) Ruby
11 2 (0.65%) C++
11 2 (0.65%) ABAP
12 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 307 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (9.45%) PMI Certification
4 25 (8.14%) Degree
5 24 (7.82%) PMP
6 21 (6.84%) MCSA
6 21 (6.84%) MCITP
7 19 (6.19%) ISTQB
8 18 (5.86%) MCTS
9 17 (5.54%) MCSE
10 13 (4.23%) DV Cleared
11 8 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (2.28%) CISSP
13 6 (1.95%) CCNA
14 5 (1.63%) GCIA
14 5 (1.63%) CCNP
14 5 (1.63%) MCP
15 4 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.98%) CAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.26%) SLA
3 9 (2.93%) QA
4 7 (2.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 26 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.54%) VMware ESX
3 17 (5.54%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.56%) vSphere
5 8 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.30%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (8.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 16 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (5.21%) Netcool
3 13 (4.23%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (2.93%) WMI
5 6 (1.95%) SCCM
6 5 (1.63%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (1.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.98%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (0.98%) WSUS
9 2 (0.65%) SCOM
9 2 (0.65%) Nessus
9 2 (0.65%) Nmap
9 2 (0.65%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 76 (24.76%) Microsoft
2 43 (14.01%) HP
3 42 (13.68%) Citrix
4 39 (12.70%) VMware
5 22 (7.17%) Veritas
5 22 (7.17%) Cisco
5 22 (7.17%) McAfee
6 13 (4.23%) F5
7 12 (3.91%) Oracle
7 12 (3.91%) CheckPoint
7 12 (3.91%) EMC
8 10 (3.26%) Juniper
9 8 (2.61%) ArcSight
10 7 (2.28%) Crossbeam
11 6 (1.95%) TippingPoint
11 6 (1.95%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.95%) Remedy
12 5 (1.63%) Vignette
12 5 (1.63%) SAP
12 5 (1.63%) Riverbed
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