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 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK / Scotland
Rank 40 34 22
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 72 118 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.21% 4.61% 6.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.97% 25.88% 38.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 84 99
Median daily rate £345 £403 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £277 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 14
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +163.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +48.33%

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
267 456 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.61% 17.82% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 229 258
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 32
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £12.50 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.71% +84.44%

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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 2017. 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 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 32 £328 -18.93% 3
Glasgow +3 17 £200 -46.66% 1
Edinburgh - 16 £420 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £390 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, 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.

1 265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (36.60%) Microsoft
3 81 (30.57%) Windows
4 80 (30.19%) Active Directory
5 68 (25.66%) ITIL
6 62 (23.40%) PowerShell
7 52 (19.62%) Windows Server
8 48 (18.11%) HP
9 45 (16.98%) MS Excel
10 42 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 38 (14.34%) Degree
13 37 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
14 35 (13.21%) Project Management
15 34 (12.83%) SQL Server
16 32 (12.08%) SQL
16 32 (12.08%) Computer Science
17 31 (11.70%) Firewall
18 30 (11.32%) Linux
18 30 (11.32%) DNS
19 26 (9.81%) Cisco
19 26 (9.81%) OpenStack
20 24 (9.06%) SAN
20 24 (9.06%) VMware
21 23 (8.68%) Windows Server 2003
22 22 (8.30%) Software Distribution
23 21 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
23 21 (7.92%) LAN
23 21 (7.92%) Migration
23 21 (7.92%) Agile Software Development

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 26 (9.81%) OpenStack
2 17 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.91%) IIS
4 9 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.40%) MS Exchange
4 9 (3.40%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.64%) JBoss
6 6 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.75%) iPlanet
8 2 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (16.98%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.02%) MS Office
3 6 (2.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.70%) Firewall
2 30 (11.32%) DNS
3 24 (9.06%) SAN
4 21 (7.92%) LAN
5 18 (6.79%) WAN
6 17 (6.42%) HTTP
6 17 (6.42%) HTTPS
7 15 (5.66%) NAS
8 14 (5.28%) Internet
8 14 (5.28%) Kerberos
9 13 (4.91%) DHCP
9 13 (4.91%) LDAP
10 12 (4.53%) Wireless
10 12 (4.53%) X.500
11 11 (4.15%) iSCSI
12 10 (3.77%) BIG-IP
12 10 (3.77%) Network Security
12 10 (3.77%) TCP/IP
13 9 (3.40%) Skype
13 9 (3.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.13%) Big Data
5 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.38%) DB2
6 1 (0.38%) MS Access
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 14 (5.28%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.02%) MSI
4 6 (2.26%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.26%) Maven
5 4 (1.51%) StarTeam
6 3 (1.13%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.13%) Selenium
6 3 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 16 (6.04%) Finance
2 8 (3.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.13%) Electronics
3 3 (1.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.13%) Marketing
4 1 (0.38%) Military
4 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (9.43%) Architect
2 23 (8.68%) Network Engineer
3 17 (6.42%) Active Directory Engineer
4 16 (6.04%) Consultant
5 15 (5.66%) Developer
6 14 (5.28%) Automation Engineer
7 12 (4.53%) Analyst
8 10 (3.77%) Integration Engineer
8 10 (3.77%) Project Manager
9 9 (3.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (3.02%) PowerShell Engineer
10 8 (3.02%) Support Engineer
11 7 (2.64%) Administrator
11 7 (2.64%) Security Architect
12 6 (2.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
12 6 (2.26%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.26%) Security Consultant
12 6 (2.26%) Unix Engineer
13 5 (1.89%) Service Architect
13 5 (1.89%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.42%) .NET
2 8 (3.02%) REST
3 7 (2.64%) AngularJS
3 7 (2.64%) Middleware
3 7 (2.64%) XML
3 7 (2.64%) XSD
4 6 (2.26%) Drools
4 6 (2.26%) Hibernate
4 6 (2.26%) Java EE
4 6 (2.26%) jBPM
4 6 (2.26%) JPA
5 5 (1.89%) HTML
5 5 (1.89%) JMS
5 5 (1.89%) SOAP
5 5 (1.89%) Web Services
5 5 (1.89%) XSLT
6 3 (1.13%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.13%) HTML5
6 3 (1.13%) JSON
7 2 (0.75%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.08%) Computer Science
2 18 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.04%) Clustering
4 13 (4.91%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (4.91%) Replication
5 12 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.53%) PKI
6 9 (3.40%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.51%) iPad
7 4 (1.51%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) CESG
8 3 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.13%) RIA
9 2 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.75%) PMI
10 1 (0.38%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.38%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 81 (30.57%) Windows
2 52 (19.62%) Windows Server
3 42 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (13.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (11.32%) Linux
6 23 (8.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.04%) Windows XP
8 15 (5.66%) Unix
8 15 (5.66%) Windows 7
9 13 (4.91%) AIX
10 11 (4.15%) Solaris
10 11 (4.15%) Windows 10
11 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.75%) Android
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.38%) HPUX
14 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.66%) ITIL
2 35 (13.21%) Project Management
3 22 (8.30%) Software Distribution
4 21 (7.92%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (7.92%) Migration
5 19 (7.17%) Configuration Management
5 19 (7.17%) ITIL V3
6 17 (6.42%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (5.66%) Six Sigma
8 14 (5.28%) ITSM
8 14 (5.28%) Load Balancing
8 14 (5.28%) Network Design
8 14 (5.28%) Service Delivery
8 14 (5.28%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (4.91%) Information Security
9 13 (4.91%) Risk Management
10 11 (4.15%) Change Management
10 11 (4.15%) Open Source
10 11 (4.15%) PRINCE2
10 11 (4.15%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.08%) SQL
3 15 (5.66%) C#
4 12 (4.53%) C
5 11 (4.15%) Java
6 10 (3.77%) XAML
7 8 (3.02%) JavaScript
7 8 (3.02%) Perl
7 8 (3.02%) VB
8 7 (2.64%) Bash Shell
8 7 (2.64%) Jython
8 7 (2.64%) Korn
8 7 (2.64%) Python
9 6 (2.26%) REXX
9 6 (2.26%) Tcl
10 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.51%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.51%) VBScript
12 2 (0.75%) C-shell
12 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 265 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 39 (14.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (14.34%) Degree
4 18 (6.79%) CCNP
4 18 (6.79%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (6.79%) MCSE
5 13 (4.91%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.15%) MCTS
7 10 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (3.02%) CCIE
8 8 (3.02%) CCNA
8 8 (3.02%) CCSA
8 8 (3.02%) JNCIA
8 8 (3.02%) MCSA
9 7 (2.64%) CEH
9 7 (2.64%) CISSP
9 7 (2.64%) CREST Certified
9 7 (2.64%) MCP
9 7 (2.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (2.26%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.42%) JSP 440
2 7 (2.64%) PMO
3 3 (1.13%) ISO27005
4 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.75%) QA
5 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 80 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.28%) vSphere
4 9 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (2.64%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.89%) Firmware
6 5 (1.89%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.13%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.38%) KVM
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.38%) Samba
9 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 18 (6.79%) Puppet
2 17 (6.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (4.15%) PowerCLI
3 11 (4.15%) vRealize
4 10 (3.77%) SCCM
5 8 (3.02%) Netcool
5 8 (3.02%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.64%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.26%) FortiGate
7 6 (2.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (1.89%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.89%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.51%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.13%) EMC Navisphere
11 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
11 1 (0.38%) SCSM
11 1 (0.38%) Simpana
11 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 97 (36.60%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.11%) HP
3 26 (9.81%) Cisco
4 24 (9.06%) VMware
5 20 (7.55%) F5
6 17 (6.42%) Oracle
7 13 (4.91%) Citrix
7 13 (4.91%) Juniper
8 12 (4.53%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.53%) Fortinet
9 11 (4.15%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.15%) Riverbed
10 9 (3.40%) Aruba
10 9 (3.40%) Veritas
11 8 (3.02%) EMC
12 7 (2.64%) BMC
12 7 (2.64%) CA
12 7 (2.64%) Dell
13 6 (2.26%) AppSense
13 6 (2.26%) IBM
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