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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 25 21 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +41
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 169 177 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.55% 6.95% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.35% 36.95% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 49 33
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£350 £355 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £262 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £457 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -52.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.17 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+84.27% -36.84%
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
492 479 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.17% 18.80% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 225 183
Average daily rate £350 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 12 12
Average hourly rate £29.00 £17.86 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.37% -55.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.75 £10.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.80 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £18.00 £24.90
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -27.71%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +15 74 £400 -8.57% 3
West Lothian - 5 - - 2
Fife - 2 - - 2
Moray - - - -
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SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 326 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 95 (29.14%) Windows
3 88 (26.99%) Microsoft
4 73 (22.39%) ITIL
5 67 (20.55%) SQL
6 66 (20.25%) Project Management
7 62 (19.02%) Active Directory
8 59 (18.10%) VMware
9 53 (16.26%) Citrix
10 51 (15.64%) SAN
11 47 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 39 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (11.96%) Change Management
14 38 (11.66%) Clustering
14 38 (11.66%) HP
15 35 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (10.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 35 (10.74%) Linux
16 34 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
17 33 (10.12%) MS Excel
18 32 (9.82%) Veritas
19 30 (9.20%) Configuration Management
20 26 (7.98%) Windows 7
21 25 (7.67%) Degree
21 25 (7.67%) Firewall
21 25 (7.67%) VMware ESX
22 24 (7.36%) Finance
22 24 (7.36%) Netcool
22 24 (7.36%) Windows XP

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.84%) MS Project Server
4 5 (1.53%) Documentum
4 5 (1.53%) Captiva
5 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.92%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.92%) IIS
6 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.61%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 33 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.75%) MS Office
3 18 (5.52%) MS Project
4 3 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.31%) Windchill
6 1 (0.31%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.61%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (15.64%) SAN
2 25 (7.67%) Firewall
3 23 (7.06%) IPsec
4 21 (6.44%) NAS
5 18 (5.52%) WAN
6 14 (4.29%) LAN
6 14 (4.29%) DNS
7 11 (3.37%) Network Security
8 9 (2.76%) DHCP
9 8 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (2.45%) VPN
10 6 (1.84%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.23%) Junos
11 4 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.23%) X.500
11 4 (1.23%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.23%) LDAP
12 3 (0.92%) SSL
13 2 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.61%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.61%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.31%) DB2
7 1 (0.31%) DTS
7 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (3.99%) WinRunner
1 13 (3.99%) TestDirector
1 13 (3.99%) QuickTest Pro
2 7 (2.15%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.92%) LabVIEW
3 3 (0.92%) StarTeam
4 2 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) MSI
5 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.31%) Toad
5 1 (0.31%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle APEX
General
1 24 (7.36%) Finance
2 8 (2.45%) Marketing
3 5 (1.53%) Legal
3 5 (1.53%) Military
4 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.92%) Electronics
5 2 (0.61%) Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Publishing
6 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (11.66%) Project Manager
2 22 (6.75%) Analyst
3 21 (6.44%) Integration Engineer
4 19 (5.83%) Architect
5 18 (5.52%) Consultant
6 16 (4.91%) Wintel Engineer
6 16 (4.91%) Developer
7 14 (4.29%) Test Engineer
8 10 (3.07%) Coordinator
9 9 (2.76%) Technical Leader
10 8 (2.45%) Server Engineer
10 8 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (2.15%) Test Analyst
12 6 (1.84%) Project Analyst
12 6 (1.84%) Project Coordinator
12 6 (1.84%) Network Engineer
12 6 (1.84%) Operations Manager
13 5 (1.53%) Support Engineer
13 5 (1.53%) Desktop Support
14 4 (1.23%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.29%) HTML
2 13 (3.99%) .NET
3 12 (3.68%) XML
4 8 (2.45%) JSP
5 7 (2.15%) Web Services
5 7 (2.15%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.23%) Middleware
6 4 (1.23%) CSS
7 3 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (0.61%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.31%) XSL
9 1 (0.31%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.31%) Ajax
9 1 (0.31%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.66%) Clustering
2 34 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.21%) Replication
4 17 (5.21%) PDA
4 17 (5.21%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.91%) Economics
6 12 (3.68%) PKI
7 7 (2.15%) CESG
8 6 (1.84%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.92%) Open Source
11 2 (0.61%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.61%) RMADS
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.61%) CESG CLAS
11 2 (0.61%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 95 (29.14%) Windows
2 42 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 35 (10.74%) Linux
4 26 (7.98%) Windows 7
5 24 (7.36%) Windows XP
6 20 (6.13%) UNIX
7 17 (5.21%) AIX
7 17 (5.21%) Solaris
8 5 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.92%) HPUX
10 3 (0.92%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (22.39%) ITIL
2 66 (20.25%) Project Management
3 39 (11.96%) Change Management
4 30 (9.20%) Configuration Management
5 21 (6.44%) Project Planning
5 21 (6.44%) Test Scripting
6 19 (5.83%) Software Distribution
6 19 (5.83%) PRINCE2
7 16 (4.91%) Incident Management
7 16 (4.91%) Software Testing
8 15 (4.60%) Risk Management
8 15 (4.60%) Service Management
8 15 (4.60%) SIEM
9 14 (4.29%) Migration
9 14 (4.29%) Programme Management
9 14 (4.29%) PRINCE
10 13 (3.99%) Service Delivery
10 13 (3.99%) ITIL V3
10 13 (3.99%) Test Automation
11 12 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.55%) SQL
2 20 (6.13%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.29%) C
4 13 (3.99%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.68%) VBScript
6 11 (3.37%) Perl
6 11 (3.37%) Python
7 10 (3.07%) C#
8 8 (2.45%) Java
9 6 (1.84%) VB
10 4 (1.23%) VBA
10 4 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.92%) Ruby
12 2 (0.61%) Tcl
12 2 (0.61%) REXX
12 2 (0.61%) C++
12 2 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.61%) ABAP
13 1 (0.31%) R
Qualifications
1 326 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.67%) Degree
4 23 (7.06%) PMI Certification
5 22 (6.75%) MCSE
5 22 (6.75%) MCSA
5 22 (6.75%) MCITP
6 21 (6.44%) PMP
7 20 (6.13%) MCTS
8 19 (5.83%) ISTQB
9 13 (3.99%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.84%) CISSP
10 6 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.53%) GCIA
12 4 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.23%) CCNA
12 4 (1.23%) MCP
13 3 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.61%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.07%) SLA
3 8 (2.45%) JSP 440
4 7 (2.15%) QA
System Software
1 62 (19.02%) Active Directory
2 39 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.67%) VMware ESX
4 17 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 16 (4.91%) vSphere
6 4 (1.23%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.92%) RHEV
7 3 (0.92%) KVM
7 3 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 35 (10.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 24 (7.36%) Netcool
3 15 (4.60%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (3.68%) Tivoli
6 11 (3.37%) SCOM
7 9 (2.76%) SCCM
8 8 (2.45%) WMI
9 4 (1.23%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (1.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.92%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.92%) WSUS
11 2 (0.61%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.61%) Nessus
11 2 (0.61%) Nmap
11 2 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (0.31%) Unicenter
12 1 (0.31%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 88 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 59 (18.10%) VMware
3 53 (16.26%) Citrix
4 38 (11.66%) HP
5 32 (9.82%) Veritas
6 22 (6.75%) McAfee
6 22 (6.75%) Cisco
7 16 (4.91%) EMC
8 15 (4.60%) Oracle
9 11 (3.37%) F5
10 8 (2.45%) ArcSight
10 8 (2.45%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.15%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.53%) Vignette
12 5 (1.53%) CA
12 5 (1.53%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.53%) Varonis
13 4 (1.23%) Crossbeam
13 4 (1.23%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.23%) TippingPoint
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