The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SCADA in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCADA over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rank 111 113 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing SCADA 12 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.69% 0.76% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £525 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +28.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £440 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.34% +25.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.88 £27.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+34.09% -17.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
712 656 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.08% 25.97% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 329 250
Average daily rate £350 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 49
Average hourly rate £15.77 £13.11 £19.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -31.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £11.47 £9.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.38 £18.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

SCADA
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCADA across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

SCADA Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SCADA
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCADA across the Scotland region.

SCADA Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SCADA
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCADA across the Scotland region.

SCADA Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SCADA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SCADA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCADA.

1 12 (92.31%) Validation
2 8 (61.54%) Manufacturing
2 8 (61.54%) Change Management
3 7 (53.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (53.85%) GAMP
3 7 (53.85%) Firmware
3 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (30.77%) Degree
6 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) PDCA
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (23.08%) Product Management
7 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
7 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Statistics
7 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
7 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
8 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco
8 1 (7.69%) CCNA
8 1 (7.69%) CISSP
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (7.69%) Firewall
8 1 (7.69%) MCSA

SCADA
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing SCADA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCADA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 8 (61.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Project Manager
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Validation Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Quality Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Computer Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (23.08%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Validation
2 8 (61.54%) Change Management
3 7 (53.85%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (23.08%) PDCA
5 3 (23.08%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (23.08%) Product Management
5 3 (23.08%) Risk Management
5 3 (23.08%) Statistical Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Six Sigma
5 3 (23.08%) Benchmarking
6 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Cyber Security
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCSA
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (53.85%) GAMP
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco