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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 11 35 30
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 294 91 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.57% 3.75% 3.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.69% 24.86% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 58 39
Average daily rate
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£345 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £320 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.25 £18.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.49% +5.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.25 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £38.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -32.69%
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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
558 366 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.06% 15.07% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 185 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
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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 +1 108 £345 -2.81% 2
Glasgow +20 96 £375 +11.11% 2
Edinburgh -9 14 £400 - 4
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £325 - 1
Fife -1 1 £370 +5.71%
Lothian - - - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 488 (86.68%) SC Cleared
2 221 (39.25%) Microsoft
3 204 (36.23%) Windows
4 129 (22.91%) HP
5 106 (18.83%) Active Directory
6 86 (15.28%) Project Management
7 81 (14.39%) SQL
8 78 (13.85%) MS Excel
9 77 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (12.26%) Citrix
10 69 (12.26%) ITIL
11 67 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
12 64 (11.37%) MS Project
12 64 (11.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 59 (10.48%) MS Office
14 58 (10.30%) VMware
15 55 (9.77%) Oracle
16 54 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
17 52 (9.24%) SAN
18 50 (8.88%) DNS
18 50 (8.88%) .NET
18 50 (8.88%) ISTQB
19 46 (8.17%) PowerShell
19 46 (8.17%) Change Management
20 45 (7.99%) VBScript
21 40 (7.10%) HTML
22 38 (6.75%) JavaScript
22 38 (6.75%) Configuration Management
23 37 (6.57%) C#
24 36 (6.39%) Linux

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 31 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.73%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.66%) IIS
4 14 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (1.95%) MS Project Server
6 10 (1.78%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.36%) Lync
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.36%) Apache
10 2 (0.36%) CMS
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 78 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 64 (11.37%) MS Project
3 59 (10.48%) MS Office
4 11 (1.95%) InfoPath
5 10 (1.78%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.53%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.18%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.24%) SAN
2 50 (8.88%) DNS
3 34 (6.04%) DHCP
4 29 (5.15%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.91%) LAN
6 20 (3.55%) WAN
6 20 (3.55%) IPsec
7 16 (2.84%) X.500
8 15 (2.66%) NAS
9 13 (2.31%) SNMP
10 12 (2.13%) LDAP
10 12 (2.13%) SSL
11 10 (1.78%) Kerberos
12 9 (1.60%) Firewall
13 4 (0.71%) VPN
14 3 (0.53%) IPv4
14 3 (0.53%) Wireless
14 3 (0.53%) VLAN
14 3 (0.53%) Network Security
14 3 (0.53%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.24%) IDOL
4 7 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.71%) MS Access
6 4 (0.71%) MySQL
7 3 (0.53%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.53%) Spotfire
7 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.36%) Cognos Impromptu
8 2 (0.36%) DTS
8 2 (0.36%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) EDMS
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (3.37%) QuickTest Pro
2 10 (1.78%) MSI
3 7 (1.24%) LoadRunner
4 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.89%) TestDirector
5 5 (0.89%) Facilita Forecast
6 4 (0.71%) WinRunner
7 2 (0.36%) PVCS
7 2 (0.36%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.36%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.18%) JIRA
8 1 (0.18%) Maven
8 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.18%) Toad
8 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (3.02%) Finance
2 7 (1.24%) Marketing
3 3 (0.53%) Retail
3 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.36%) Banking
5 1 (0.18%) Advertising
5 1 (0.18%) Publishing
5 1 (0.18%) Military
5 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (7.82%) Wintel Engineer
2 42 (7.46%) Analyst
3 35 (6.22%) Project Manager
4 28 (4.97%) Architect
5 27 (4.80%) Consultant
6 26 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 23 (4.09%) Desktop Engineer
8 21 (3.73%) Build Engineer
9 20 (3.55%) Desktop Support
10 19 (3.37%) Applications Packager
11 17 (3.02%) Developer
11 17 (3.02%) Project Planner
11 17 (3.02%) Test Manager
12 16 (2.84%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 15 (2.66%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (2.13%) Software Engineer
15 11 (1.95%) Design Engineer
15 11 (1.95%) Release Manager
16 10 (1.78%) Applications Support
16 10 (1.78%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.88%) .NET
2 40 (7.10%) HTML
3 34 (6.04%) JSP
4 32 (5.68%) ASP.NET
5 22 (3.91%) XML
6 21 (3.73%) Software Packaging
7 19 (3.37%) Application Packaging
8 10 (1.78%) .NET Framework
9 8 (1.42%) Ajax
10 7 (1.24%) XSLT
10 7 (1.24%) Middleware
11 5 (0.89%) Web Services
12 3 (0.53%) CSS
12 3 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.53%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.53%) Django
13 2 (0.36%) Java EE
13 2 (0.36%) COM
14 1 (0.18%) J2EE
14 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.04%) Clustering
2 28 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.44%) Replication
4 17 (3.02%) Economics
5 16 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 13 (2.31%) CMDB
9 12 (2.13%) Fat Client
9 12 (2.13%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.95%) Firmware
11 8 (1.42%) PKI
11 8 (1.42%) Computer Science
12 5 (0.89%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.71%) PMI
13 4 (0.71%) Device Driver
13 4 (0.71%) PDA
13 4 (0.71%) Cryptography
14 3 (0.53%) e-Health
14 3 (0.53%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 204 (36.23%) Windows
2 77 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 67 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (6.39%) Linux
5 33 (5.86%) Windows 7
6 32 (5.68%) Windows XP
6 32 (5.68%) UNIX
7 16 (2.84%) Solaris
8 9 (1.60%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.24%) AIX
10 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.71%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (15.28%) Project Management
2 69 (12.26%) ITIL
3 46 (8.17%) Change Management
4 38 (6.75%) Configuration Management
5 35 (6.22%) Mentoring
6 30 (5.33%) Workflow
7 29 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 29 (5.15%) Enterprise Architecture
8 25 (4.44%) Project Planning
9 20 (3.55%) Risk Management
10 18 (3.20%) Migration
11 16 (2.84%) Service Delivery
11 16 (2.84%) Unit Testing
11 16 (2.84%) Test Scripting
12 15 (2.66%) Test Automation
12 15 (2.66%) Service Management
13 14 (2.49%) CRM
13 14 (2.49%) Performance Testing
13 14 (2.49%) Software Testing
13 14 (2.49%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 81 (14.39%) SQL
2 46 (8.17%) PowerShell
3 45 (7.99%) VBScript
4 38 (6.75%) JavaScript
5 37 (6.57%) C#
6 25 (4.44%) Perl
7 22 (3.91%) VB
8 20 (3.55%) Java
9 14 (2.49%) VBA
10 9 (1.60%) C
11 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
11 5 (0.89%) PHP
11 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.53%) Tcl
12 3 (0.53%) Ruby
12 3 (0.53%) Scala
13 2 (0.36%) REXX
14 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 488 (86.68%) SC Cleared
2 54 (9.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (8.88%) ISTQB
4 33 (5.86%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.15%) MCTS
5 29 (5.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 24 (4.26%) MCP
7 18 (3.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (2.84%) MCITP
10 13 (2.31%) Degree
11 12 (2.13%) MCSE
12 10 (1.78%) PMI Certification
13 8 (1.42%) MCSA
14 6 (1.07%) PMP
15 5 (0.89%) CCNP
16 4 (0.71%) CCNA
16 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
17 3 (0.53%) GIAC
17 3 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.44%) QA
2 10 (1.78%) SLA
3 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (18.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 17 (3.02%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.31%) XenApp
6 11 (1.95%) vSphere
7 9 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.71%) vCloud
9 4 (0.71%) DFS Replication
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 2 (0.36%) KVM
11 2 (0.36%) RHEV
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.18%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.18%) Samba
Systems Management
1 64 (11.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 31 (5.51%) SCCM
3 25 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
4 22 (3.91%) Tivoli
5 20 (3.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 20 (3.55%) Netcool
6 9 (1.60%) SCOM
7 6 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (0.89%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (0.71%) MIIS
10 3 (0.53%) WMI
11 2 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.36%) Ionix
11 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.36%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.36%) Legato
11 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 221 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 129 (22.91%) HP
3 69 (12.26%) Citrix
4 58 (10.30%) VMware
5 55 (9.77%) Oracle
6 22 (3.91%) Cisco
7 20 (3.55%) Veritas
8 18 (3.20%) Altiris
9 15 (2.66%) IBM
10 13 (2.31%) AppSense
11 11 (1.95%) ArcSight
12 10 (1.78%) Dell
12 10 (1.78%) BMC
12 10 (1.78%) McAfee
13 7 (1.24%) Meridio
14 6 (1.07%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.07%) CA
14 6 (1.07%) EMC
15 5 (0.89%) JBoss
15 5 (0.89%) Red Hat
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