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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Clearance
Rank 16 20 20
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 220 199 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.63% 7.32% 6.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 45.64% 40.20% 39.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 115 46
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £260 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £481 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £393 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.71% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+51.78% +55.55%
Security 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
482 495 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.92% 18.22% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 271 169
Average daily rate £343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 16
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £13.24 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £35.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire 0 107 £400 +14.28% 3
Glasgow +6 65 £375 +7.14% 16
Edinburgh 0 22 £450 - 3
West Lothian +4 4 £385 +79.06%
Moray - 4 £375 -
Fife +3 3 £215 -
Security Cleared
UK

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared.

1 257 (60.33%) SC Cleared
2 133 (31.22%) Microsoft
3 126 (29.58%) Windows
4 94 (22.07%) Active Directory
5 82 (19.25%) HP
6 81 (19.01%) SQL
7 79 (18.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 71 (16.67%) ITIL
9 70 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
10 67 (15.73%) Change Management
11 64 (15.02%) Windows Server
12 56 (13.15%) VMware
12 56 (13.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 55 (12.91%) Finance
13 55 (12.91%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (11.97%) SAN
15 50 (11.74%) MCSE
15 50 (11.74%) Project Management
15 50 (11.74%) MCTS
16 48 (11.27%) Service Delivery
17 41 (9.62%) Hyper-V
18 40 (9.39%) MCSA
19 39 (9.15%) Citrix
20 38 (8.92%) Windows 7
20 38 (8.92%) MCITP
21 37 (8.69%) ITIL V3
22 36 (8.45%) Degree
22 36 (8.45%) Test Scripting
23 35 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
23 35 (8.22%) Cisco

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Security Cleared 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.51%) OpenStack
2 29 (6.81%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.99%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 8 (1.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.41%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.41%) Live Communications Server
6 6 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.70%) Apache
8 3 (0.70%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.47%) JBoss
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.05%) MS Office
3 9 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) MS Project
5 2 (0.47%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.23%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (0.47%) Maximo
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.47%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.23%) Misys Midas
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.35%) Office 365
2 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (11.97%) SAN
2 31 (7.28%) DNS
3 29 (6.81%) WAN
4 25 (5.87%) LAN
5 22 (5.16%) LDAP
6 20 (4.69%) Kerberos
6 20 (4.69%) NAS
7 18 (4.23%) iSCSI
7 18 (4.23%) X.500
8 10 (2.35%) SNMP
9 8 (1.88%) Firewall
10 7 (1.64%) DHCP
10 7 (1.64%) TCP/IP
11 5 (1.17%) HTTP
11 5 (1.17%) HTTPS
12 4 (0.94%) FTP
12 4 (0.94%) SSL
13 3 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.70%) Skype
14 2 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.51%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.35%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 6 (1.41%) GIS
6 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.94%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (0.47%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.47%) Spotfire
9 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.23%) MS Access
9 1 (0.23%) OLAP
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.23%) QlikView
9 1 (0.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (7.98%) TestDirector
2 33 (7.75%) HP UFT
2 33 (7.75%) WinRunner
3 16 (3.76%) MSI
4 9 (2.11%) StarTeam
5 4 (0.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.23%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.23%) LabVIEW
General
1 55 (12.91%) Finance
2 5 (1.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.23%) Banking
3 1 (0.23%) Front Office
3 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (13.38%) Architect
2 56 (13.15%) Analyst
3 30 (7.04%) Test Analyst
4 28 (6.57%) Project Manager
5 27 (6.34%) Consultant
5 27 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
6 25 (5.87%) Developer
7 24 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 19 (4.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 19 (4.46%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 18 (4.23%) Active Directory Engineer
10 15 (3.52%) Network Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) Business Systems Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) Designer
12 13 (3.05%) Systems Analyst
13 11 (2.58%) Messaging Engineer
13 11 (2.58%) Storage Consultant
13 11 (2.58%) User Researcher
14 10 (2.35%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.16%) .NET
2 12 (2.82%) XML
3 9 (2.11%) HTML
4 8 (1.88%) WinForms
4 8 (1.88%) WPF
5 7 (1.64%) XSD
6 6 (1.41%) .NET Framework
6 6 (1.41%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.41%) CSS
6 6 (1.41%) Dojo
6 6 (1.41%) jQuery
7 5 (1.17%) Middleware
7 5 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 5 (1.17%) Web Services
8 3 (0.70%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.47%) COM+
10 1 (0.23%) Java EE
10 1 (0.23%) MDX
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
10 1 (0.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.22%) Clustering
2 30 (7.04%) PDA
3 27 (6.34%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.10%) Computer Science
5 24 (5.63%) Replication
6 22 (5.16%) PKI
7 21 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (4.93%) User Experience
8 12 (2.82%) Blackberry
8 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.82%) Private Cloud
9 9 (2.11%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.17%) HP Storage
10 5 (1.17%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.94%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.70%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.47%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
13 2 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
13 2 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 126 (29.58%) Windows
2 64 (15.02%) Windows Server
3 56 (13.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 55 (12.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (8.92%) Windows 7
6 32 (7.51%) Windows XP
7 31 (7.28%) AIX
8 28 (6.57%) Unix
9 24 (5.63%) Linux
10 16 (3.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.47%) Solaris
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (16.67%) ITIL
2 70 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (15.73%) Change Management
4 50 (11.74%) Project Management
5 48 (11.27%) Service Delivery
6 37 (8.69%) ITIL V3
7 36 (8.45%) Test Scripting
8 35 (8.22%) Migration
9 33 (7.75%) Software Testing
9 33 (7.75%) Test Automation
10 31 (7.28%) Scrum
11 30 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
12 28 (6.57%) Six Sigma
13 26 (6.10%) Technical Architecture
14 21 (4.93%) PRINCE2
15 19 (4.46%) Data Architecture
15 19 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 18 (4.23%) TOGAF
17 17 (3.99%) Change Control
18 16 (3.76%) ArchiMate
Programming Languages
1 81 (19.01%) SQL
2 34 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.99%) Java
4 14 (3.29%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.29%) VBScript
5 13 (3.05%) C#
6 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
7 5 (1.17%) C
7 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.70%) C++
8 3 (0.70%) COBOL
8 3 (0.70%) Korn
8 3 (0.70%) Perl
8 3 (0.70%) PL/1
8 3 (0.70%) Python
8 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.70%) VB
9 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.47%) C-shell
9 2 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 257 (60.33%) SC Cleared
2 79 (18.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (11.74%) MCSE
3 50 (11.74%) MCTS
4 40 (9.39%) MCSA
5 38 (8.92%) MCITP
6 36 (8.45%) Degree
7 30 (7.04%) ISTQB
8 23 (5.40%) MCP
9 22 (5.16%) ISEB
10 14 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (3.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 10 (2.35%) CCNA
12 10 (2.35%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.11%) CCNP
14 8 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.70%) BC Cleared
16 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.34%) JSP 440
2 9 (2.11%) QA
3 8 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (22.07%) Active Directory
2 41 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 30 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (6.57%) VMware ESX
5 7 (1.64%) Firmware
6 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (1.41%) vSphere
7 5 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.47%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (8.22%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (7.51%) Netcool
3 28 (6.57%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (3.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 14 (3.29%) NetBackup
6 10 (2.35%) SCCM
7 8 (1.88%) EMC Navisphere
8 5 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
8 5 (1.17%) WSUS
9 3 (0.70%) Puppet
9 3 (0.70%) Simpana
10 2 (0.47%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 2 (0.47%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.47%) Legato
10 2 (0.47%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.23%) ThinApp
11 1 (0.23%) WMI
Vendors
1 133 (31.22%) Microsoft
2 82 (19.25%) HP
3 56 (13.15%) VMware
4 39 (9.15%) Citrix
5 35 (8.22%) Cisco
6 33 (7.75%) Veritas
7 28 (6.57%) Intel Security
8 24 (5.63%) Oracle
9 20 (4.69%) EMC
10 10 (2.35%) F5
11 7 (1.64%) Brocade
11 7 (1.64%) CA
12 6 (1.41%) Juniper
12 6 (1.41%) Symantec
13 5 (1.17%) TIBCO
14 4 (0.94%) Cognos
14 4 (0.94%) MicroStrategy
15 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
15 3 (0.70%) CommVault
15 3 (0.70%) Red Hat
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 15 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: £320 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £445.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago