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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 41 18
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -23
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 327 122 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.30% 4.03% 8.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.89% 24.21% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 76 100
Median daily rate £340 £341 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 16
Median hourly rate £41.00 £36.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £27.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £49.47 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +100.00%
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
745 504 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.73% 16.66% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 247 259
Median daily rate £330 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 30
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.31 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.31% +57.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 0 222 £330 -4.34% 3
Glasgow +18 61 £373 +14.61% 2
Edinburgh -5 9 £310 +96.82% 2
Moray - 2 £420 -
Fife +8 1 £355 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 469 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 153 (32.62%) Microsoft
3 140 (29.85%) Windows
4 137 (29.21%) HP
5 121 (25.80%) Active Directory
6 108 (23.03%) ITIL
7 102 (21.75%) PowerShell
8 91 (19.40%) Windows Server
9 86 (18.34%) SAN
10 85 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 85 (18.12%) SQL
11 81 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 72 (15.35%) SQL Server
13 68 (14.50%) DNS
14 67 (14.29%) Migration
15 64 (13.65%) VMware
16 63 (13.43%) Unix
16 63 (13.43%) Degree
17 61 (13.01%) OpenStack
17 61 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
18 60 (12.79%) Linux
18 60 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
19 57 (12.15%) Citrix
19 57 (12.15%) Project Management
20 56 (11.94%) MS Excel
21 51 (10.87%) Cisco
22 50 (10.66%) WAN
22 50 (10.66%) Computer Science
23 49 (10.45%) JavaScript
24 48 (10.23%) Office 365

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 61 (13.01%) OpenStack
2 42 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 27 (5.76%) MS Exchange
4 24 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.69%) Skype for Business
6 20 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.41%) Apache
9 15 (3.20%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.13%) IIS
10 10 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.85%) Live Communications Server
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 56 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.85%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.64%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (10.23%) Office 365
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (18.34%) SAN
2 68 (14.50%) DNS
3 50 (10.66%) WAN
4 42 (8.96%) Firewall
5 35 (7.46%) LAN
6 32 (6.82%) DHCP
7 26 (5.54%) TCP/IP
8 24 (5.12%) iSCSI
9 20 (4.26%) Skype
9 20 (4.26%) SNMP
10 15 (3.20%) HTTP
10 15 (3.20%) NAS
10 15 (3.20%) Network Security
11 14 (2.99%) Kerberos
12 13 (2.77%) HTTPS
13 12 (2.56%) SSL
14 10 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 10 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 10 (2.13%) LDAP
14 10 (2.13%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.25%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.49%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.64%) MySQL
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.64%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.43%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (6.18%) HP UFT
2 14 (2.99%) WinRunner
3 13 (2.77%) TestDirector
4 11 (2.35%) StarTeam
4 11 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.71%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (1.07%) MSI
8 4 (0.85%) LoadRunner
8 4 (0.85%) Toad
9 3 (0.64%) Build Forge
10 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.21%) Bower
11 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.21%) Hudson
11 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
11 1 (0.21%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 26 (5.54%) Finance
2 6 (1.28%) Legal
3 5 (1.07%) Billing
3 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.43%) Electronics
4 2 (0.43%) Retail
4 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.21%) French Language
5 1 (0.21%) German Language
5 1 (0.21%) Marketing
5 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (8.53%) Architect
2 37 (7.89%) Network Engineer
3 36 (7.68%) Analyst
4 30 (6.40%) Consultant
5 23 (4.90%) Project Manager
5 23 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 22 (4.69%) Test Analyst
7 21 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (3.62%) Active Directory Engineer
9 15 (3.20%) PMO Specialist
10 14 (2.99%) Developer
11 13 (2.77%) Storage Engineer
11 13 (2.77%) Test Engineer
12 12 (2.56%) Build Engineer
12 12 (2.56%) Storage Consultant
12 12 (2.56%) Tester
12 12 (2.56%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (2.35%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 11 (2.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 10 (2.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.82%) .NET
2 25 (5.33%) HTML
3 19 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 19 (4.05%) XML
4 16 (3.41%) jQuery
5 15 (3.20%) Middleware
6 11 (2.35%) CSS
7 6 (1.28%) XSLT
8 5 (1.07%) WinForms
8 5 (1.07%) XSD
9 4 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.85%) JSP
9 4 (0.85%) WPF
10 3 (0.64%) J2EE
10 3 (0.64%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.43%) JSON
11 2 (0.43%) Web Services
12 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.21%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.66%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.05%) PKI
4 18 (3.84%) Clustering
5 17 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 16 (3.41%) Replication
7 11 (2.35%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.13%) Cryptography
8 10 (2.13%) PDA
9 9 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.92%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.71%) Visualisation
11 7 (1.49%) CMDB
12 6 (1.28%) PMI
13 4 (0.85%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.64%) EMC VNX
14 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 140 (29.85%) Windows
2 91 (19.40%) Windows Server
3 81 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (13.43%) Unix
5 61 (13.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (12.79%) Linux
6 60 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (5.54%) AIX
8 20 (4.26%) Solaris
9 19 (4.05%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.20%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.13%) HPUX
12 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.85%) Windows 10
14 3 (0.64%) OS/390
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (23.03%) ITIL
2 67 (14.29%) Migration
3 57 (12.15%) Project Management
4 42 (8.96%) Change Management
5 31 (6.61%) Change Control
6 29 (6.18%) Load Balancing
6 29 (6.18%) Test Scripting
7 28 (5.97%) Unit Testing
8 27 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (5.54%) ITIL V3
10 24 (5.12%) Network Design
11 23 (4.90%) Matrix Organization
11 23 (4.90%) Service Delivery
11 23 (4.90%) Test Automation
11 23 (4.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 19 (4.05%) Configuration Management
12 19 (4.05%) Six Sigma
13 18 (3.84%) Risk Management
13 18 (3.84%) Virtual Environments
14 17 (3.62%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 102 (21.75%) PowerShell
2 85 (18.12%) SQL
3 49 (10.45%) JavaScript
4 35 (7.46%) C#
5 26 (5.54%) VBScript
6 24 (5.12%) Java
7 20 (4.26%) Perl
8 19 (4.05%) C
8 19 (4.05%) VB
9 16 (3.41%) Korn
10 14 (2.99%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.77%) Bash Shell
12 12 (2.56%) C-shell
13 11 (2.35%) Python
14 9 (1.92%) Jython
15 8 (1.71%) C++
16 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 5 (1.07%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 469 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 85 (18.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 63 (13.43%) Degree
4 43 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (8.10%) MCSE
6 36 (7.68%) CCNA
7 34 (7.25%) CCNP
7 34 (7.25%) ISTQB
8 33 (7.04%) MCSA
9 22 (4.69%) MCITP
9 22 (4.69%) MCTS
10 17 (3.62%) ISEB
10 17 (3.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 14 (2.99%) PMI Certification
11 14 (2.99%) PMP
12 13 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (1.92%) DV Cleared
15 7 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.33%) QA
2 15 (3.20%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.71%) SLA
4 6 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (25.80%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (6.40%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.41%) XenApp
5 13 (2.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.56%) Samba
6 12 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.56%) vSphere
7 11 (2.35%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.49%) DFS Replication
8 7 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.64%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) RHEV
11 1 (0.21%) UAG
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 24 (5.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (4.90%) Netcool
2 23 (4.90%) SCCM
3 21 (4.48%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (2.56%) BladeLogic
4 12 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (1.92%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 9 (1.92%) Puppet
5 9 (1.92%) SCOrch
6 8 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.07%) EMC Navisphere
10 4 (0.85%) SCOM
10 4 (0.85%) WSUS
11 3 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 153 (32.62%) Microsoft
2 137 (29.21%) HP
3 64 (13.65%) VMware
4 57 (12.15%) Citrix
5 51 (10.87%) Cisco
6 39 (8.32%) Oracle
7 20 (4.26%) CA
8 19 (4.05%) Juniper
9 16 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.41%) Intel Security
10 15 (3.20%) F5
10 15 (3.20%) Veritas
11 14 (2.99%) AppSense
12 11 (2.35%) Altiris
13 10 (2.13%) EMC
13 10 (2.13%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.13%) IronPort
13 10 (2.13%) TippingPoint
14 9 (1.92%) Dell
14 9 (1.92%) IBM
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