The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 11 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 225 245 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.23% 8.60% 7.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.73% 45.37% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 151 122
Median daily rate £340 £363 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +3.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £268 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Median hourly rate £44.00 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 - £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.38 £30.90 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.95% +62.63%
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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
492 540 498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 24.55% 18.95% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 300 260
Median daily rate £330 £320 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £437 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 26
Median hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £46.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 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 0 126 £340 -1.44%
Glasgow -7 40 £363 +3.57% 10
Edinburgh +14 32 £538 +34.37% 4
Fife +5 5 £268 +67.18%
South Lanarkshire - 4 £270 - 2
Aberdeen -6 3 £300 +233.33%
Dundee - 1 £240 -
Midlothian - 1 - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 315 (76.09%) SC Cleared
2 128 (30.92%) Windows
3 126 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 113 (27.29%) ITIL
5 108 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 82 (19.81%) HP
7 73 (17.63%) SQL Server
8 68 (16.43%) SQL
9 60 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 60 (14.49%) Project Management
9 60 (14.49%) PowerShell
10 54 (13.04%) Degree
11 51 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (12.32%) Windows Server
12 46 (11.11%) DNS
13 44 (10.63%) Java
13 44 (10.63%) Unix
13 44 (10.63%) Linux
13 44 (10.63%) MS Excel
13 44 (10.63%) VMware
13 44 (10.63%) Computer Science
13 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (9.66%) JavaScript
15 39 (9.42%) SAN
15 39 (9.42%) ITIL V3
15 39 (9.42%) OpenStack
16 37 (8.94%) Relational Database
16 37 (8.94%) Citrix
17 35 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (8.45%) Migration

Security 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 39 (9.42%) OpenStack
2 25 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.14%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.42%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.93%) JBoss
7 7 (1.69%) Apache
8 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.72%) IIS
11 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.48%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.24%) CMS
12 1 (0.24%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.24%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.24%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.48%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.48%) SAP MII
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.97%) Office 365
2 4 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 46 (11.11%) DNS
2 39 (9.42%) SAN
3 30 (7.25%) Firewall
4 27 (6.52%) WAN
5 24 (5.80%) LAN
6 21 (5.07%) DHCP
7 18 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 17 (4.11%) Internet
8 17 (4.11%) Kerberos
9 16 (3.86%) LDAP
10 15 (3.62%) X.500
11 12 (2.90%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.66%) HTTP
12 11 (2.66%) HTTPS
12 11 (2.66%) Network Security
13 10 (2.42%) Intranet
13 10 (2.42%) NAS
13 10 (2.42%) Skype
14 9 (2.17%) SSL
15 7 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (17.63%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.94%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 5 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.97%) MySQL
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 4 (0.97%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) Big Data
7 3 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.72%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.48%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.48%) MaxDB
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.48%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (2.66%) StarTeam
2 9 (2.17%) HP UFT
3 7 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.21%) Maven
5 5 (1.21%) MSI
5 5 (1.21%) Talend Open Studio
5 5 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.97%) git-flow
6 4 (0.97%) GitLab
6 4 (0.97%) PVCS
7 2 (0.48%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.48%) NWDI
7 2 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.48%) Subversion
8 1 (0.24%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.24%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (3.86%) Finance
2 7 (1.69%) Electronics
2 7 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.21%) Military
4 4 (0.97%) Marketing
5 3 (0.72%) French Language
5 3 (0.72%) German Language
5 3 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.48%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (7.97%) Analyst
2 32 (7.73%) Developer
3 30 (7.25%) Architect
4 26 (6.28%) Consultant
5 20 (4.83%) Active Directory Engineer
6 19 (4.59%) Test Analyst
7 17 (4.11%) Network Engineer
7 17 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 16 (3.86%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.90%) Administrator
9 12 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.66%) Applications Developer
11 10 (2.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (2.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.42%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
11 10 (2.42%) Integration Engineer
12 9 (2.17%) Java Developer
12 9 (2.17%) SQL Developer
12 9 (2.17%) Unix Engineer
13 8 (1.93%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.28%) .NET
2 25 (6.04%) XML
3 18 (4.35%) jQuery
4 13 (3.14%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.14%) HTML
5 12 (2.90%) JSON
6 9 (2.17%) Web Services
7 7 (1.69%) Middleware
7 7 (1.69%) XSD
8 6 (1.45%) RESTful
9 5 (1.21%) SOAP
10 4 (0.97%) CSS
10 4 (0.97%) JAXB
10 4 (0.97%) JDBC
10 4 (0.97%) Spring
10 4 (0.97%) Spring Security
11 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.72%) Java EE
11 3 (0.72%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.48%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.63%) Computer Science
2 27 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (6.28%) Data Centre
4 25 (6.04%) Clustering
5 22 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (4.35%) PKI
7 16 (3.86%) Replication
8 13 (3.14%) Management Information System
9 10 (2.42%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.17%) Cryptography
10 9 (2.17%) User Experience
11 8 (1.93%) Data Structures
12 6 (1.45%) CESG
12 6 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (1.45%) Statistics
13 5 (1.21%) Economics
13 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.72%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.72%) RIA
14 3 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (30.92%) Windows
2 51 (12.32%) Windows Server
2 51 (12.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (10.63%) Linux
3 44 (10.63%) Unix
3 44 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (7.25%) AIX
6 22 (5.31%) Windows 7
7 20 (4.83%) Windows XP
8 19 (4.59%) Solaris
9 14 (3.38%) Windows 10
10 9 (2.17%) HPUX
11 6 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.21%) Android
12 5 (1.21%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.48%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.48%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (27.29%) ITIL
2 60 (14.49%) Project Management
3 39 (9.42%) ITIL V3
4 35 (8.45%) Migration
5 34 (8.21%) Test Scripting
6 33 (7.97%) Configuration Management
7 28 (6.76%) Six Sigma
8 24 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (5.80%) Change Management
9 21 (5.07%) Software Testing
10 20 (4.83%) Release Management
10 20 (4.83%) Service Delivery
11 19 (4.59%) Service Management
11 19 (4.59%) Software Distribution
12 18 (4.35%) Load Balancing
13 16 (3.86%) Application Packaging
13 16 (3.86%) Network Design
13 16 (3.86%) Virtual Environments
14 15 (3.62%) Information Security
14 15 (3.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (16.43%) SQL
2 60 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 44 (10.63%) Java
4 40 (9.66%) JavaScript
5 27 (6.52%) C#
6 22 (5.31%) Perl
7 16 (3.86%) C
8 15 (3.62%) Python
8 15 (3.62%) VB
9 12 (2.90%) Korn
10 11 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 11 (2.66%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.42%) C++
11 10 (2.42%) PHP
11 10 (2.42%) VBScript
12 9 (2.17%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.93%) VB6
13 8 (1.93%) VBA
14 7 (1.69%) Jython
15 6 (1.45%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 315 (76.09%) SC Cleared
2 60 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (13.04%) Degree
4 28 (6.76%) MCSE
5 26 (6.28%) ISTQB
6 23 (5.56%) MCTS
7 22 (5.31%) DV Cleared
8 19 (4.59%) MCSA
9 11 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.66%) CISSP
9 11 (2.66%) MCITP
10 10 (2.42%) CCNP
10 10 (2.42%) ISEB
10 10 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (2.42%) MCP
11 9 (2.17%) CCNA
11 9 (2.17%) PMP
11 9 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (1.69%) CEH
12 7 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.76%) JSP 440
2 8 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.21%) QA
4 4 (0.97%) ISO27005
5 3 (0.72%) Actionable Recommendations
6 2 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 32 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (4.11%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (3.62%) vSphere
5 6 (1.45%) Samba
5 6 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.21%) Firmware
6 5 (1.21%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.21%) XenApp
7 3 (0.72%) DFS Replication
8 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.24%) KVM
9 1 (0.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (4.59%) SCCM
2 17 (4.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 16 (3.86%) Netcool
4 14 (3.38%) PowerCLI
5 12 (2.90%) vRealize
6 11 (2.66%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.93%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (1.93%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.69%) BladeLogic
8 7 (1.69%) Puppet
9 6 (1.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 6 (1.45%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.21%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.97%) HP SiteScope
12 3 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.72%) OVPA
13 2 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 126 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 82 (19.81%) HP
3 44 (10.63%) VMware
4 37 (8.94%) Citrix
5 30 (7.25%) Oracle
6 16 (3.86%) Cisco
6 16 (3.86%) Veritas
7 15 (3.62%) F5
8 12 (2.90%) AppSense
9 11 (2.66%) Intel Security
10 10 (2.42%) CheckPoint
10 10 (2.42%) Dell
10 10 (2.42%) IBM
10 10 (2.42%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.17%) EMC
12 8 (1.93%) CA
12 8 (1.93%) ILOG
12 8 (1.93%) Juniper
13 7 (1.69%) BMC
13 7 (1.69%) TippingPoint
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