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 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 10 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -19
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 339 124 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.73% 4.32% 8.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.37% 25.10% 41.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 77 77
Median daily rate £344 £342 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +3.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £252 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £451 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 19
Median hourly rate £41.00 £34.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% +90.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £21.10 £17.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.25 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.52 £32.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+12.36% +80.55%
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
731 494 508
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.29% 17.22% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 243 245
Median daily rate £335 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 32
Median hourly rate £38.00 £28.22 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.65% +56.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 1 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 1 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 0 232 £340 -0.72% 3
Glasgow +15 60 £365 +12.30% 3
Edinburgh -5 6 £306 +94.44% 5
Moray - 2 £420 -
Fife +5 1 £355 -
SC Cleared
UK

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 460 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 154 (33.48%) Microsoft
3 141 (30.65%) Windows
4 137 (29.78%) HP
5 118 (25.65%) Active Directory
6 111 (24.13%) PowerShell
7 107 (23.26%) ITIL
8 96 (20.87%) Windows Server
9 86 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 77 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (16.09%) SAN
11 74 (16.09%) SQL
12 68 (14.78%) Migration
12 68 (14.78%) OpenStack
13 67 (14.57%) Degree
13 67 (14.57%) Project Management
14 65 (14.13%) VMware
14 65 (14.13%) SQL Server
14 65 (14.13%) DNS
15 60 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
16 59 (12.83%) Unix
17 58 (12.61%) Linux
17 58 (12.61%) MS Excel
18 57 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 55 (11.96%) Citrix
20 53 (11.52%) Cisco
21 52 (11.30%) Computer Science
22 46 (10.00%) Office 365
23 45 (9.78%) WAN
24 44 (9.57%) 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 68 (14.78%) OpenStack
2 44 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 28 (6.09%) MS Exchange
4 25 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (5.00%) Skype for Business
6 20 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (3.48%) Office Communications Server
9 11 (2.39%) Apache
9 11 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (2.39%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (2.17%) IIS
11 7 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (1.09%) Live Communications Server
12 5 (1.09%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 58 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.09%) MS Office
3 4 (0.87%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.65%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (10.00%) Office 365
2 7 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (16.09%) SAN
2 65 (14.13%) DNS
3 45 (9.78%) WAN
4 41 (8.91%) Firewall
5 34 (7.39%) LAN
6 32 (6.96%) DHCP
7 20 (4.35%) Skype
7 20 (4.35%) SNMP
7 20 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 19 (4.13%) iSCSI
9 15 (3.26%) HTTP
9 15 (3.26%) Kerberos
9 15 (3.26%) NAS
10 14 (3.04%) Network Security
11 13 (2.83%) HTTPS
12 12 (2.61%) SSL
13 11 (2.39%) X.500
14 10 (2.17%) LDAP
15 9 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.96%) Relational Database
3 12 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.65%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.43%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.43%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.43%) MySQL
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.22%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 28 (6.09%) HP UFT
2 14 (3.04%) TestDirector
2 14 (3.04%) WinRunner
3 11 (2.39%) Visual Studio
4 9 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (1.74%) MSI
5 8 (1.74%) Rational DOORS
5 8 (1.74%) StarTeam
6 4 (0.87%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.87%) Toad
7 3 (0.65%) Build Forge
7 3 (0.65%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.43%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
General
1 30 (6.52%) Finance
2 6 (1.30%) Legal
3 5 (1.09%) Billing
3 5 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.65%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.43%) Retail
6 1 (0.22%) Electronics
6 1 (0.22%) French Language
6 1 (0.22%) German Language
6 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (8.04%) Architect
2 36 (7.83%) Network Engineer
3 35 (7.61%) Analyst
4 32 (6.96%) Consultant
5 25 (5.43%) Project Manager
6 24 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (4.57%) Test Analyst
8 18 (3.91%) Active Directory Engineer
9 15 (3.26%) PMO Specialist
10 13 (2.83%) Storage Engineer
11 12 (2.61%) Build Engineer
11 12 (2.61%) Storage Consultant
11 12 (2.61%) Tester
11 12 (2.61%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (2.39%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 11 (2.39%) Test Engineer
12 11 (2.39%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 10 (2.17%) Messaging Engineer
13 10 (2.17%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.96%) .NET
2 26 (5.65%) HTML
3 20 (4.35%) ASP.NET
4 19 (4.13%) XML
5 15 (3.26%) Middleware
6 11 (2.39%) CSS
7 9 (1.96%) jQuery
8 8 (1.74%) WinForms
8 8 (1.74%) WPF
8 8 (1.74%) XSD
9 6 (1.30%) XSLT
10 4 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
11 3 (0.65%) J2EE
11 3 (0.65%) JSP
11 3 (0.65%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.43%) JSON
12 2 (0.43%) Web Services
13 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
13 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.30%) Computer Science
2 25 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 19 (4.13%) PKI
4 17 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.70%) Replication
5 15 (3.26%) Clustering
6 10 (2.17%) PDA
6 10 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 9 (1.96%) Cryptography
7 9 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.96%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 7 (1.52%) CMDB
10 6 (1.30%) PMI
11 4 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.65%) Celerra
12 3 (0.65%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.65%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 141 (30.65%) Windows
2 96 (20.87%) Windows Server
3 77 (16.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (12.83%) Unix
6 58 (12.61%) Linux
7 57 (12.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (5.00%) AIX
9 19 (4.13%) Solaris
10 16 (3.48%) Windows XP
11 13 (2.83%) Windows 7
12 10 (2.17%) HPUX
13 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.65%) OS/390
15 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.26%) ITIL
2 68 (14.78%) Migration
3 67 (14.57%) Project Management
4 39 (8.48%) Change Management
5 31 (6.74%) ITIL V3
6 29 (6.30%) Six Sigma
7 28 (6.09%) Change Control
7 28 (6.09%) Load Balancing
7 28 (6.09%) Test Scripting
8 27 (5.87%) Performance Tuning
9 26 (5.65%) Unit Testing
10 24 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.00%) Network Design
11 23 (5.00%) Test Automation
12 18 (3.91%) Risk Management
13 16 (3.48%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.48%) Office Automation
14 15 (3.26%) Mentoring
15 14 (3.04%) CRM
15 14 (3.04%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 111 (24.13%) PowerShell
2 74 (16.09%) SQL
3 44 (9.57%) JavaScript
4 31 (6.74%) C#
5 30 (6.52%) VBScript
6 20 (4.35%) C
7 18 (3.91%) Java
8 15 (3.26%) Perl
9 14 (3.04%) VB
10 11 (2.39%) Korn
10 11 (2.39%) Python
11 10 (2.17%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.96%) Jython
13 8 (1.74%) Bash Shell
14 7 (1.52%) C++
14 7 (1.52%) C-shell
15 4 (0.87%) COBOL
15 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.87%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 460 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 86 (18.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (14.57%) Degree
4 44 (9.57%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (7.83%) MCSE
6 34 (7.39%) CCNA
7 33 (7.17%) CCNP
8 32 (6.96%) ISTQB
9 30 (6.52%) MCSA
10 23 (5.00%) MCITP
11 20 (4.35%) MCTS
12 19 (4.13%) ISEB
12 19 (4.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 14 (3.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.83%) PMI Certification
14 13 (2.83%) PMP
15 12 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (2.17%) DV Cleared
17 8 (1.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.22%) QA
2 23 (5.00%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.52%) SLA
4 6 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 118 (25.65%) Active Directory
2 36 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.30%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.48%) XenApp
5 13 (2.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (2.61%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (2.61%) vSphere
7 11 (2.39%) Terminal Services
8 7 (1.52%) DFS Replication
8 7 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.52%) Samba
9 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.65%) Firmware
11 1 (0.22%) RHEV
11 1 (0.22%) UAG
11 1 (0.22%) vCloud
11 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (0.22%) Veritas File System
11 1 (0.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (5.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (5.00%) SCCM
3 21 (4.57%) Netcool
4 20 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (2.61%) BladeLogic
6 10 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (1.96%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 9 (1.96%) Puppet
7 9 (1.96%) SCOrch
8 8 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.52%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (1.30%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.09%) EMC Navisphere
12 4 (0.87%) SCOM
12 4 (0.87%) WSUS
13 3 (0.65%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
14 2 (0.43%) Data Guard
14 2 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
14 2 (0.43%) OpenView
Vendors
1 154 (33.48%) Microsoft
2 137 (29.78%) HP
3 65 (14.13%) VMware
4 55 (11.96%) Citrix
5 53 (11.52%) Cisco
6 39 (8.48%) Oracle
7 20 (4.35%) CA
8 18 (3.91%) Juniper
9 15 (3.26%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.04%) AppSense
10 14 (3.04%) F5
10 14 (3.04%) Intel Security
11 13 (2.83%) Veritas
12 11 (2.39%) Altiris
12 11 (2.39%) EMC
13 10 (2.17%) IronPort
14 9 (1.96%) Dell
14 9 (1.96%) Fortinet
14 9 (1.96%) IBM
14 9 (1.96%) TippingPoint
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