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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 26 63 13
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -50
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 133 79 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.81% 2.42% 9.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.04% 16.36% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 52 142
Median daily rate £325 £355 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £267 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-4.12% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £40.75 £50.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.50% +177.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £27.20 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £55.15 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £35.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +77.50%
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
458 483 594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.01% 14.80% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 247 296
Median daily rate £325 £345 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 22
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £18.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 93 £321 -6.95% 2
Glasgow +24 28 £350 +5.66% 1
Edinburgh -1 4 £245 -37.97% 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 471 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 138 (29.30%) Windows
3 133 (28.24%) Microsoft
4 131 (27.81%) HP
5 108 (22.93%) ITIL
6 105 (22.29%) Active Directory
7 86 (18.26%) PowerShell
8 80 (16.99%) SQL
9 78 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (15.92%) Windows Server
11 71 (15.07%) SQL Server
11 71 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 64 (13.59%) Degree
12 64 (13.59%) Project Management
13 61 (12.95%) Migration
14 60 (12.74%) DNS
15 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 58 (12.31%) Unix
15 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 56 (11.89%) OpenStack
16 56 (11.89%) SAN
17 55 (11.68%) Citrix
18 54 (11.46%) MS Excel
18 54 (11.46%) VMware
19 53 (11.25%) Linux
20 51 (10.83%) JavaScript
20 51 (10.83%) WAN
21 49 (10.40%) Computer Science
21 49 (10.40%) Office 365
22 43 (9.13%) Oracle

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 56 (11.89%) OpenStack
2 38 (8.07%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.31%) MS Exchange
4 22 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 18 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 18 (3.82%) Skype for Business
8 16 (3.40%) Apache
9 11 (2.34%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (2.12%) IIS
11 8 (1.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
13 5 (1.06%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.64%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 54 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.76%) MS Office
3 5 (1.06%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.12%) 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 49 (10.40%) Office 365
2 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (12.74%) DNS
2 56 (11.89%) SAN
3 51 (10.83%) WAN
4 39 (8.28%) LAN
5 38 (8.07%) Firewall
6 28 (5.94%) DHCP
7 27 (5.73%) TCP/IP
8 17 (3.61%) Skype
9 15 (3.18%) Network Security
10 14 (2.97%) Kerberos
11 13 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.76%) SNMP
12 12 (2.55%) SSL
13 10 (2.12%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 10 (2.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 10 (2.12%) LDAP
13 10 (2.12%) X.500
14 9 (1.91%) HTTP
15 8 (1.70%) HTTPS
15 8 (1.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.07%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.92%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.55%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.27%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.85%) Oracle Discoverer
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 (0.42%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.21%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (6.16%) HP UFT
2 13 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (1.70%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.49%) StarTeam
4 7 (1.49%) WinRunner
5 6 (1.27%) MSI
6 5 (1.06%) TestDirector
7 4 (0.85%) LoadRunner
7 4 (0.85%) Toad
8 3 (0.64%) Build Forge
8 3 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.21%) Bower
9 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.21%) Hudson
9 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.21%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.21%) Subversion
General
1 26 (5.52%) Finance
2 6 (1.27%) Legal
3 5 (1.06%) Billing
3 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.85%) French Language
4 4 (0.85%) German Language
5 2 (0.42%) Electronics
5 2 (0.42%) Law
5 2 (0.42%) Retail
5 2 (0.42%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.21%) Marketing
6 1 (0.21%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (8.92%) Architect
2 38 (8.07%) Analyst
3 28 (5.94%) Project Manager
3 28 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
4 25 (5.31%) Network Engineer
5 23 (4.88%) Test Analyst
6 18 (3.82%) Consultant
6 18 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (3.40%) Active Directory Engineer
8 15 (3.18%) Developer
8 15 (3.18%) PMO Specialist
8 15 (3.18%) Wintel Engineer
9 14 (2.97%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 12 (2.55%) Administrator
10 12 (2.55%) Tester
11 10 (2.12%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.12%) Messaging Engineer
12 9 (1.91%) Junior
12 9 (1.91%) Support Engineer
12 9 (1.91%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.28%) .NET
2 27 (5.73%) HTML
3 26 (5.52%) XML
4 25 (5.31%) ASP.NET
5 21 (4.46%) jQuery
6 8 (1.70%) JSON
6 8 (1.70%) Middleware
7 7 (1.49%) CSS
8 6 (1.27%) Regular Expression
8 6 (1.27%) XSLT
9 4 (0.85%) JSP
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.64%) J2EE
10 3 (0.64%) Web Services
10 3 (0.64%) WinForms
11 2 (0.42%) WPF
11 2 (0.42%) XSD
12 1 (0.21%) LAMP
12 1 (0.21%) Node.js
12 1 (0.21%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.40%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.31%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
3 21 (4.46%) PKI
4 16 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.40%) Replication
5 15 (3.18%) Private Cloud
6 14 (2.97%) Clustering
7 13 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.34%) Cryptography
9 9 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.49%) CMDB
10 7 (1.49%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.49%) Visualisation
11 6 (1.27%) PMI
11 6 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.85%) PDA
12 4 (0.85%) User Experience
13 2 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 138 (29.30%) Windows
2 75 (15.92%) Windows Server
3 71 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (12.31%) Unix
4 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (11.25%) Linux
6 29 (6.16%) AIX
6 29 (6.16%) Solaris
7 18 (3.82%) HPUX
8 14 (2.97%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.55%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.27%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.64%) OS/390
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (22.93%) ITIL
2 64 (13.59%) Project Management
3 61 (12.95%) Migration
4 35 (7.43%) Test Scripting
5 30 (6.37%) Change Management
6 29 (6.16%) Network Design
7 28 (5.94%) ITIL V3
7 28 (5.94%) Matrix Organization
7 28 (5.94%) Unit Testing
7 28 (5.94%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 26 (5.52%) Load Balancing
9 22 (4.67%) Office Automation
10 21 (4.46%) Configuration Management
11 20 (4.25%) Release Management
11 20 (4.25%) Test Automation
12 19 (4.03%) Functional Testing
12 19 (4.03%) Six Sigma
13 18 (3.82%) Change Control
13 18 (3.82%) CRM
13 18 (3.82%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (18.26%) PowerShell
2 80 (16.99%) SQL
3 51 (10.83%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.92%) C#
5 40 (8.49%) Java
6 30 (6.37%) Perl
7 27 (5.73%) VBScript
8 25 (5.31%) VB
9 21 (4.46%) C
10 17 (3.61%) Korn
11 14 (2.97%) Shell Script
12 13 (2.76%) Bash Shell
13 12 (2.55%) C-shell
13 12 (2.55%) Python
14 11 (2.34%) C++
15 10 (2.12%) PHP
16 6 (1.27%) VB.NET
17 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
17 5 (1.06%) VB6
17 5 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 471 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 78 (16.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 64 (13.59%) Degree
4 39 (8.28%) ISTQB
5 32 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (6.79%) MCSE
6 25 (5.31%) CCNA
7 24 (5.10%) MCSA
8 23 (4.88%) CCNP
8 23 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 22 (4.67%) ISEB
9 22 (4.67%) PMP
10 19 (4.03%) PMI Certification
11 17 (3.61%) MCITP
11 17 (3.61%) MCTS
12 16 (3.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.91%) CISSP
15 8 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.03%) QA
2 14 (2.97%) JSP 440
3 8 (1.70%) SLA
4 7 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
System Software
1 105 (22.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (3.82%) XenApp
5 17 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.55%) Samba
6 12 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.34%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.49%) DFS Replication
8 7 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.49%) vSphere
8 7 (1.49%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.27%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.64%) Firmware
11 1 (0.21%) KVM
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 23 (4.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 23 (4.88%) SCCM
2 20 (4.25%) HP Quality Center
3 14 (2.97%) Netcool
4 9 (1.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (1.49%) Oracle RMAN
6 6 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.06%) BladeLogic
7 5 (1.06%) HP SiteScope
7 5 (1.06%) SCOM
8 4 (0.85%) OVPA
8 4 (0.85%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.42%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.42%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.42%) Puppet
10 2 (0.42%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 133 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 131 (27.81%) HP
3 55 (11.68%) Citrix
4 54 (11.46%) VMware
5 43 (9.13%) Oracle
6 34 (7.22%) Cisco
7 19 (4.03%) Juniper
8 17 (3.61%) AppSense
9 16 (3.40%) CheckPoint
10 14 (2.97%) CA
11 12 (2.55%) Altiris
11 12 (2.55%) F5
12 11 (2.34%) Intel Security
12 11 (2.34%) IronPort
13 10 (2.12%) Fortinet
13 10 (2.12%) TippingPoint
14 9 (1.91%) IBM
14 9 (1.91%) Red Hat
14 9 (1.91%) Veritas
15 6 (1.27%) EMC
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