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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 29 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 139 183 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.45% 6.76% 5.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.08% 36.67% 31.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 102 29
Average daily rate £400 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £451 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
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
478 499 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.73% 18.44% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 273 163
Average daily rate £343 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 97 £400 +14.28% 5
Glasgow -17 19 £375 +7.14% 5
West Lothian +4 4 £385 -
Edinburgh -12 4 £450 - 2
Fife +3 3 £215 -
Moray - 3 £375 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 258 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 91 (35.27%) Microsoft
3 87 (33.72%) Windows
4 75 (29.07%) HP
5 69 (26.74%) Active Directory
6 54 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 54 (20.93%) ITIL
7 50 (19.38%) Windows Server
8 48 (18.60%) SQL
9 46 (17.83%) SAN
10 45 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (16.67%) Change Management
12 42 (16.28%) VMware
13 40 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (14.73%) Project Management
15 35 (13.57%) Hyper-V
16 34 (13.18%) MCTS
17 32 (12.40%) Citrix
17 32 (12.40%) PowerShell
18 31 (12.02%) MCSE
19 30 (11.63%) MCSA
19 30 (11.63%) ITIL V3
20 29 (11.24%) Cisco
20 29 (11.24%) Clustering
21 28 (10.85%) MCITP
22 27 (10.47%) DNS
22 27 (10.47%) Veritas
22 27 (10.47%) OpenStack
23 26 (10.08%) Windows 7
23 26 (10.08%) Netcool

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 27 (10.47%) OpenStack
2 21 (8.14%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.26%) MS Exchange
4 7 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.33%) Live Communications Server
5 6 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.16%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.78%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) JBoss
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) MS Project
3 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.39%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.55%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.39%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 46 (17.83%) SAN
2 27 (10.47%) DNS
3 26 (10.08%) WAN
4 21 (8.14%) LAN
5 18 (6.98%) NAS
6 16 (6.20%) iSCSI
7 15 (5.81%) LDAP
8 14 (5.43%) Kerberos
9 12 (4.65%) X.500
10 9 (3.49%) SNMP
11 7 (2.71%) DHCP
12 6 (2.33%) Firewall
13 5 (1.94%) HTTP
13 5 (1.94%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.94%) TCP/IP
14 4 (1.55%) FTP
15 3 (1.16%) Skype
15 3 (1.16%) SSL
16 1 (0.39%) Cisco ASA
16 1 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.55%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.78%) Cognos Report Studio
4 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.39%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.39%) Spotfire
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (9.30%) TestDirector
2 23 (8.91%) HP UFT
2 23 (8.91%) WinRunner
3 12 (4.65%) MSI
4 8 (3.10%) StarTeam
5 4 (1.55%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.39%) JProfiler
7 1 (0.39%) LabVIEW
General
1 6 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
2 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (11.63%) Architect
2 23 (8.91%) Consultant
3 21 (8.14%) Analyst
4 20 (7.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (7.75%) Test Analyst
5 15 (5.81%) Network Engineer
6 14 (5.43%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 14 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (4.65%) Active Directory Engineer
7 12 (4.65%) Developer
8 11 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 11 (4.26%) Storage Consultant
9 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 7 (2.71%) NetBackup Engineer
10 7 (2.71%) Network Architect
10 7 (2.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 6 (2.33%) Designer
11 6 (2.33%) Development Engineer
11 6 (2.33%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.65%) XML
2 11 (4.26%) .NET
3 9 (3.49%) HTML
4 8 (3.10%) WinForms
4 8 (3.10%) WPF
5 7 (2.71%) XSD
6 6 (2.33%) CSS
7 5 (1.94%) Web Services
8 4 (1.55%) Middleware
8 4 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (1.16%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.16%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.78%) COM+
11 1 (0.39%) Java EE
11 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
11 1 (0.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.24%) Clustering
2 20 (7.75%) PDA
3 18 (6.98%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.81%) PKI
5 14 (5.43%) Management Information System
5 14 (5.43%) Replication
6 10 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.49%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.94%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.94%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.94%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.16%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.16%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.78%) Celerra
11 2 (0.78%) CLARiiON
11 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.78%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 87 (33.72%) Windows
2 50 (19.38%) Windows Server
3 45 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (15.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (10.08%) Unix
5 26 (10.08%) Windows 7
6 24 (9.30%) AIX
7 22 (8.53%) Windows XP
8 20 (7.75%) Linux
9 15 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.78%) Solaris
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.93%) ITIL
2 43 (16.67%) Change Management
3 38 (14.73%) Project Management
4 30 (11.63%) ITIL V3
5 25 (9.69%) Test Scripting
6 23 (8.91%) Software Testing
6 23 (8.91%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.53%) Six Sigma
8 20 (7.75%) Service Delivery
9 16 (6.20%) Migration
10 15 (5.81%) Change Control
11 14 (5.43%) Network Design
11 14 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
12 13 (5.04%) Validation
13 12 (4.65%) Asset Management
13 12 (4.65%) Load Balancing
13 12 (4.65%) Unit Testing
14 11 (4.26%) Configuration Management
14 11 (4.26%) Risk Management
15 9 (3.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 48 (18.60%) SQL
2 32 (12.40%) PowerShell
3 13 (5.04%) JavaScript
4 12 (4.65%) VBScript
5 11 (4.26%) C#
6 8 (3.10%) Java
7 5 (1.94%) C
7 5 (1.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.16%) C++
8 3 (1.16%) COBOL
8 3 (1.16%) PL/1
9 2 (0.78%) Jython
9 2 (0.78%) Korn
9 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.78%) Python
9 2 (0.78%) REXX
9 2 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.78%) VB
9 2 (0.78%) VB6
Qualifications
1 258 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 54 (20.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (13.18%) MCTS
4 31 (12.02%) MCSE
5 30 (11.63%) MCSA
6 28 (10.85%) MCITP
7 25 (9.69%) Degree
8 20 (7.75%) ISTQB
9 16 (6.20%) MCP
10 14 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (3.88%) CCNA
12 9 (3.49%) CCNP
13 6 (2.33%) DV Cleared
13 6 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.94%) ISEB
15 3 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (1.16%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.14%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.94%) QA
3 3 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 69 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 35 (13.57%) Hyper-V
3 22 (8.53%) VMware ESX
3 22 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.33%) Firmware
4 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (2.33%) vSphere
5 4 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (10.08%) Netcool
2 24 (9.30%) HP Quality Center
3 22 (8.53%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (6.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (4.65%) NetBackup
6 10 (3.88%) SCCM
7 8 (3.10%) EMC Navisphere
8 6 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
9 5 (1.94%) WSUS
10 3 (1.16%) Simpana
11 2 (0.78%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 2 (0.78%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.78%) Legato
11 2 (0.78%) Puppet
11 2 (0.78%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.78%) WMI
12 1 (0.39%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 91 (35.27%) Microsoft
2 75 (29.07%) HP
3 42 (16.28%) VMware
4 32 (12.40%) Citrix
5 29 (11.24%) Cisco
6 27 (10.47%) Veritas
7 22 (8.53%) Intel Security
8 17 (6.59%) EMC
9 11 (4.26%) Oracle
10 8 (3.10%) F5
11 7 (2.71%) CA
12 6 (2.33%) Brocade
13 5 (1.94%) Juniper
13 5 (1.94%) Symantec
14 4 (1.55%) TIBCO
15 3 (1.16%) 3PAR
15 3 (1.16%) CommVault
15 3 (1.16%) Crossbeam
15 3 (1.16%) Riverbed
16 2 (0.78%) Cadence
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