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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 27 11 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +34
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 165 316 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 5.16% 11.38% 3.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.74% 51.72% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 143 52
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£328 £330 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.75% -13.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £246 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £426 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £16.35 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.86 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.90 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+54.50% -6.97%
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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
475 611 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.84% 22.00% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 303 193
Average daily rate £340 £347 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 24
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.25 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.88 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+27.33% -10.71%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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 0 62 £345 +4.54%
Glasgow -4 58 £325 -3.70% 9
Edinburgh -19 8 £338 -10.00% 4
Highlands - 7 - -
Fife -9 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £440 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

1 237 (67.91%) SC Cleared
2 78 (22.35%) Windows
3 72 (20.63%) Microsoft
4 68 (19.48%) Project Management
5 58 (16.62%) SQL
6 55 (15.76%) ITIL
7 50 (14.33%) HP
8 43 (12.32%) Active Directory
9 40 (11.46%) Change Management
10 35 (10.03%) MS Excel
11 34 (9.74%) Migration
11 34 (9.74%) Finance
12 33 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 31 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
14 30 (8.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 30 (8.60%) VMware
15 29 (8.31%) Citrix
15 29 (8.31%) SharePoint
15 29 (8.31%) HTML
16 28 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
17 27 (7.74%) JavaScript
17 27 (7.74%) SQL Server
17 27 (7.74%) Change Control
18 26 (7.45%) Degree
18 26 (7.45%) MS Office
18 26 (7.45%) C#
18 26 (7.45%) Cisco
19 25 (7.16%) Java
19 25 (7.16%) XML

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 29 (8.31%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.58%) MS Project Server
3 6 (1.72%) Documentum
4 5 (1.43%) NetWeaver
4 5 (1.43%) Captiva
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.86%) Lync
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.86%) JBoss
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.57%) IIS
6 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) WordPress
7 1 (0.29%) CMS
7 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (10.03%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.45%) MS Office
3 17 (4.87%) MS Project
4 8 (2.29%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.72%) Windchill
5 6 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.72%) BusinessWorks
2 12 (3.44%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.57%) Maximo
3 2 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (7.16%) Firewall
2 24 (6.88%) SAN
3 19 (5.44%) WAN
4 18 (5.16%) LAN
5 14 (4.01%) Network Security
6 13 (3.72%) DNS
7 10 (2.87%) VPN
7 10 (2.87%) IPsec
8 8 (2.29%) LDAP
9 7 (2.01%) Ethernet
9 7 (2.01%) X.500
9 7 (2.01%) NAS
9 7 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (1.72%) Kerberos
11 4 (1.15%) SNMP
11 4 (1.15%) SDH
12 3 (0.86%) DHCP
12 3 (0.86%) MPLS
12 3 (0.86%) Junos
12 3 (0.86%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.44%) Spotfire
3 10 (2.87%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.43%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.15%) Cognos Report Studio
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.86%) Cognos Analysis Studio
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.57%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 25 (7.16%) MSI
2 13 (3.72%) Ant
2 13 (3.72%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.44%) JUnit
4 7 (2.01%) TestDirector
5 5 (1.43%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.86%) HP UFT
6 3 (0.86%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.86%) WinRunner
6 3 (0.86%) Maven
7 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.57%) Subversion
7 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.57%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.57%) JIRA
7 2 (0.57%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle APEX
General
1 34 (9.74%) Finance
2 20 (5.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.43%) Legal
3 5 (1.43%) Military
3 5 (1.43%) Marketing
4 3 (0.86%) Billing
4 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.57%) Local Government
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (11.17%) Developer
2 38 (10.89%) Project Manager
3 33 (9.46%) Analyst
4 22 (6.30%) Architect
5 21 (6.02%) Network Engineer
6 15 (4.30%) Consultant
7 14 (4.01%) Java Developer
8 13 (3.72%) Systems Analyst
8 13 (3.72%) Business Analyst
9 12 (3.44%) Business Systems Analyst
10 10 (2.87%) Coordinator
11 9 (2.58%) Applications Packager
11 9 (2.58%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (2.29%) Security Engineer
12 8 (2.29%) Integration Engineer
12 8 (2.29%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.01%) Design Engineer
13 7 (2.01%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (2.01%) Development Engineer
14 6 (1.72%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (8.31%) HTML
2 25 (7.16%) XML
3 24 (6.88%) CSS
4 16 (4.58%) .NET
5 13 (3.72%) J2EE
5 13 (3.72%) jQuery
6 10 (2.87%) ASP.NET
7 9 (2.58%) XSD
7 9 (2.58%) WinForms
7 9 (2.58%) WPF
8 7 (2.01%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.01%) Web Services
9 6 (1.72%) Application Packaging
10 5 (1.43%) SAP Basis
11 4 (1.15%) JSP
11 4 (1.15%) Apache Camel
11 4 (1.15%) 802.1X
12 3 (0.86%) Oracle Streams
12 3 (0.86%) SOAP
13 1 (0.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.44%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.58%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.58%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.01%) PMI
5 12 (3.44%) Clustering
6 11 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.87%) Economics
7 10 (2.87%) PKI
8 7 (2.01%) Replication
9 4 (1.15%) PDA
10 3 (0.86%) CMDB
10 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.86%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.57%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.57%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.29%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 78 (22.35%) Windows
2 33 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
2 33 (9.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (5.73%) Linux
4 15 (4.30%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.29%) UNIX
5 8 (2.29%) Solaris
6 7 (2.01%) AIX
7 5 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (19.48%) Project Management
2 55 (15.76%) ITIL
3 40 (11.46%) Change Management
4 34 (9.74%) Migration
5 27 (7.74%) Change Control
6 20 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.44%) OO
7 19 (5.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (5.16%) SDLC
9 17 (4.87%) OOP
10 16 (4.58%) Workflow
11 15 (4.30%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.30%) Project Planning
11 15 (4.30%) Unit Testing
12 14 (4.01%) Service Delivery
12 14 (4.01%) Risk Management
13 13 (3.72%) Performance Management
14 12 (3.44%) ITIL V3
14 12 (3.44%) Analytics
14 12 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.62%) SQL
2 27 (7.74%) JavaScript
3 26 (7.45%) C#
4 25 (7.16%) Java
5 23 (6.59%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.72%) VBScript
7 11 (3.15%) VB
8 8 (2.29%) REXX
8 8 (2.29%) Tcl
9 7 (2.01%) C
10 5 (1.43%) ABAP
10 5 (1.43%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.15%) VBA
11 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
12 1 (0.29%) PHP
12 1 (0.29%) C++
12 1 (0.29%) Python
12 1 (0.29%) Ada
12 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 237 (67.91%) SC Cleared
2 31 (8.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (7.45%) Degree
4 21 (6.02%) PMI Certification
5 19 (5.44%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.44%) PMP
7 11 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.87%) CCNA
8 10 (2.87%) MCSE
8 10 (2.87%) MCSA
8 10 (2.87%) MCTS
9 8 (2.29%) MCITP
9 8 (2.29%) CCNP
10 7 (2.01%) MCP
10 7 (2.01%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.15%) CAPM
12 3 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.01%) QA
3 6 (1.72%) SLA
4 4 (1.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 43 (12.32%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.01%) vSphere
6 4 (1.15%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.29%) Firmware
8 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (8.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (3.72%) WMI
3 10 (2.87%) SCCM
4 8 (2.29%) Netcool
5 7 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.86%) Data Guard
7 3 (0.86%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.86%) WSUS
7 3 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
7 3 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.57%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.29%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 72 (20.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (14.33%) HP
3 30 (8.60%) VMware
4 29 (8.31%) Citrix
5 26 (7.45%) Cisco
6 16 (4.58%) Oracle
7 15 (4.30%) Juniper
8 14 (4.01%) CheckPoint
8 14 (4.01%) F5
9 13 (3.72%) TIBCO
10 11 (3.15%) Veritas
11 10 (2.87%) SAP
11 10 (2.87%) McAfee
12 9 (2.58%) EMC
13 6 (1.72%) Remedy
13 6 (1.72%) AppSense
13 6 (1.72%) Crossbeam
14 5 (1.43%) TippingPoint
14 5 (1.43%) Vignette
14 5 (1.43%) Borland
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