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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 17 59 15
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -44
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 191 79 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.57% 2.47% 9.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.94% 16.81% 45.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 56 139
Median daily rate £330 £334 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% -3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +203.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +47.72%
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
517 470 577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.19% 14.72% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 238 294
Median daily rate £325 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £18.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 0 145 £330 +1.53% 2
Glasgow +35 36 £338 +12.50% 4
Edinburgh 0 1 £245 -38.36% 4
North Lanarkshire - 1 £120 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 518 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 160 (30.89%) Microsoft
3 154 (29.73%) Windows
4 150 (28.96%) HP
5 138 (26.64%) Active Directory
6 133 (25.68%) ITIL
7 96 (18.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 96 (18.53%) PowerShell
8 89 (17.18%) Project Management
9 88 (16.99%) SQL
10 83 (16.02%) SQL Server
11 80 (15.44%) Windows Server
12 77 (14.86%) Degree
13 74 (14.29%) OpenStack
14 73 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
15 65 (12.55%) Migration
16 63 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
17 62 (11.97%) DNS
18 61 (11.78%) Computer Science
19 60 (11.58%) Citrix
20 58 (11.20%) MS Excel
21 56 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
22 54 (10.42%) VMware
22 54 (10.42%) Office 365
23 53 (10.23%) JavaScript
24 51 (9.85%) SAN
25 49 (9.46%) Linux
26 48 (9.27%) Unix
26 48 (9.27%) Firewall
27 42 (8.11%) SharePoint

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 74 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 42 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 28 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 25 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (3.86%) Skype for Business
7 18 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 16 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.12%) Apache
10 8 (1.54%) Office Communications Server
11 7 (1.35%) IIS
12 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.58%) AquaLogic
14 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.58%) Tuxedo
14 3 (0.58%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 58 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.90%) MS Office
3 6 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.58%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 54 (10.42%) Office 365
2 9 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.39%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.97%) DNS
2 51 (9.85%) SAN
3 48 (9.27%) Firewall
4 32 (6.18%) DHCP
4 32 (6.18%) WAN
5 27 (5.21%) LAN
6 24 (4.63%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.05%) Network Security
8 20 (3.86%) Skype
9 19 (3.67%) Internet
10 18 (3.47%) Kerberos
11 16 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 16 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 15 (2.90%) SSL
13 14 (2.70%) HTTP
14 13 (2.51%) HTTPS
14 13 (2.51%) LDAP
15 12 (2.32%) SNMP
15 12 (2.32%) X.500
16 11 (2.12%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 33 (6.37%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.32%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.77%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.58%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.58%) MySQL
8 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.58%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.39%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 26 (5.02%) HP UFT
2 10 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.16%) StarTeam
4 4 (0.77%) LoadRunner
4 4 (0.77%) MSI
4 4 (0.77%) Toad
4 4 (0.77%) WinRunner
5 3 (0.58%) Build Forge
5 3 (0.58%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Bower
6 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.19%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.19%) Hudson
6 1 (0.19%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.19%) LabVIEW
6 1 (0.19%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 30 (5.79%) Finance
2 6 (1.16%) Legal
3 5 (0.97%) Billing
3 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.77%) French Language
4 4 (0.77%) German Language
5 2 (0.39%) Electronics
5 2 (0.39%) Law
5 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.19%) Marketing
6 1 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 36 (6.95%) Analyst
2 34 (6.56%) Project Manager
3 33 (6.37%) Architect
4 26 (5.02%) Network Engineer
5 22 (4.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 21 (4.05%) Test Analyst
7 20 (3.86%) Consultant
7 20 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
10 15 (2.90%) Developer
10 15 (2.90%) PMO Specialist
11 13 (2.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 13 (2.51%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 13 (2.51%) Support Engineer
11 13 (2.51%) Tester
12 12 (2.32%) Administrator
13 11 (2.12%) Integration Engineer
14 10 (1.93%) Automation Tester
14 10 (1.93%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.14%) .NET
2 27 (5.21%) ASP.NET
2 27 (5.21%) HTML
3 19 (3.67%) jQuery
3 19 (3.67%) XML
4 12 (2.32%) Middleware
5 8 (1.54%) JSON
6 6 (1.16%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.77%) JSP
8 3 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
8 3 (0.58%) J2EE
8 3 (0.58%) Web Services
9 2 (0.39%) CSS
10 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.19%) LAMP
10 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.19%) WCF
10 1 (0.19%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.19%) WinForms
10 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.78%) Computer Science
2 36 (6.95%) Data Centre
3 29 (5.60%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (4.25%) Clustering
5 22 (4.25%) PKI
6 17 (3.28%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.28%) Replication
7 14 (2.70%) Private Cloud
8 11 (2.12%) Cryptography
8 11 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.35%) CMDB
9 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.35%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.16%) PMI
10 6 (1.16%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.97%) Economics
12 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.77%) User Experience
13 2 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 154 (29.73%) Windows
2 80 (15.44%) Windows Server
3 73 (14.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (12.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (9.46%) Linux
7 48 (9.27%) Unix
8 32 (6.18%) Solaris
9 28 (5.41%) AIX
10 19 (3.67%) Windows XP
11 18 (3.47%) HPUX
12 16 (3.09%) Windows 7
13 8 (1.54%) Windows 10
14 7 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.58%) OS/390
16 2 (0.39%) Android
16 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (25.68%) ITIL
2 89 (17.18%) Project Management
3 65 (12.55%) Migration
4 41 (7.92%) ITIL V3
5 34 (6.56%) Load Balancing
5 34 (6.56%) Test Scripting
6 30 (5.79%) Six Sigma
7 28 (5.41%) Change Management
8 26 (5.02%) Service Delivery
9 24 (4.63%) Configuration Management
10 23 (4.44%) Release Management
11 21 (4.05%) Application Packaging
11 21 (4.05%) Software Distribution
12 20 (3.86%) Network Design
12 20 (3.86%) Network Management
12 20 (3.86%) Unit Testing
12 20 (3.86%) Virtual Environments
13 19 (3.67%) Functional Testing
14 18 (3.47%) Change Control
14 18 (3.47%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 96 (18.53%) PowerShell
2 88 (16.99%) SQL
3 53 (10.23%) JavaScript
4 42 (8.11%) Java
5 39 (7.53%) C#
6 28 (5.41%) VBScript
7 26 (5.02%) VB
8 24 (4.63%) Perl
9 17 (3.28%) C
10 16 (3.09%) Python
11 12 (2.32%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.12%) C++
12 11 (2.12%) Korn
13 10 (1.93%) PHP
14 7 (1.35%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.16%) C-shell
15 6 (1.16%) Jython
15 6 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.16%) VB6
15 6 (1.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 518 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 96 (18.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 77 (14.86%) Degree
4 39 (7.53%) ISTQB
5 36 (6.95%) MCSE
6 31 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (5.21%) MCSA
8 26 (5.02%) CCNA
9 23 (4.44%) ISEB
9 23 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 22 (4.25%) CCNP
10 22 (4.25%) PMP
11 20 (3.86%) MCTS
12 19 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (3.67%) PMI Certification
13 16 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 16 (3.09%) MCITP
14 12 (2.32%) DV Cleared
15 11 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 11 (2.12%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.02%) JSP 440
2 17 (3.28%) QA
3 8 (1.54%) SLA
4 7 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 138 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 25 (4.83%) Microsoft App-V
2 25 (4.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.47%) XenApp
4 16 (3.09%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.12%) Terminal Services
6 9 (1.74%) DFS Replication
7 8 (1.54%) Firmware
8 7 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.35%) vSphere
8 7 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.16%) Samba
10 4 (0.77%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.19%) KVM
11 1 (0.19%) UAG
11 1 (0.19%) vCloud
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (6.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (5.60%) SCCM
3 18 (3.47%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (2.70%) Netcool
5 12 (2.32%) PowerCLI
6 9 (1.74%) BladeLogic
6 9 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.35%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.16%) Puppet
8 6 (1.16%) SCOrch
9 5 (0.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 5 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (0.97%) SCOM
10 4 (0.77%) OVPA
11 3 (0.58%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.39%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 160 (30.89%) Microsoft
2 150 (28.96%) HP
3 60 (11.58%) Citrix
4 54 (10.42%) VMware
5 42 (8.11%) Oracle
6 33 (6.37%) Cisco
7 23 (4.44%) AppSense
8 22 (4.25%) CheckPoint
8 22 (4.25%) Juniper
9 17 (3.28%) F5
10 16 (3.09%) Fortinet
10 16 (3.09%) TippingPoint
11 13 (2.51%) CA
12 12 (2.32%) Altiris
13 11 (2.12%) Veritas
14 10 (1.93%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.74%) IBM
15 9 (1.74%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.54%) IronPort
17 6 (1.16%) Dell
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