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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Clearance
Rank 21 14 31
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 192 239 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.59% 9.45% 5.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.43% 49.08% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 85 90
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£343 £330 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.78% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £246 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -56.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.09%
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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
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Glasgow +15 81 £350 +11.93% 3
Renfrewshire 0 62 £343 +4.26%
Highlands - 11 - -
Edinburgh -25 7 £325 -13.33% 3
Argyll and Bute +1 1 £393 -
Fife -10 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £320 -
West Lothian - 1 £350 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 307 (78.72%) SC Cleared
2 101 (25.90%) Windows
3 90 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 82 (21.03%) Project Management
5 78 (20.00%) SQL
6 77 (19.74%) ITIL
7 65 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 52 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (12.31%) Citrix
10 46 (11.79%) HP
10 46 (11.79%) MS Excel
11 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 43 (11.03%) Change Management
11 43 (11.03%) VMware
12 42 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 39 (10.00%) SAN
13 39 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
14 34 (8.72%) Firewall
15 32 (8.21%) Finance
15 32 (8.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 32 (8.21%) Cisco
15 32 (8.21%) HTML
16 31 (7.95%) Linux
16 31 (7.95%) PMI Certification
17 30 (7.69%) JavaScript
17 30 (7.69%) MS Office
18 29 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (7.18%) Degree
19 28 (7.18%) SharePoint
20 26 (6.67%) PMP

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 28 (7.18%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.54%) Documentum
2 6 (1.54%) MS Project Server
3 5 (1.28%) Captiva
3 5 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.28%) NetWeaver
4 4 (1.03%) IIS
4 4 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.77%) Lync
5 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.77%) JBoss
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.26%) WordPress
7 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 46 (11.79%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.69%) MS Office
3 15 (3.85%) MS Project
4 6 (1.54%) Windchill
4 6 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.51%) Maximo
3 2 (0.51%) TIBCO iProcess
3 2 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.26%) HP Helion
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (10.00%) SAN
2 34 (8.72%) Firewall
3 23 (5.90%) WAN
4 21 (5.38%) LAN
5 20 (5.13%) Network Security
6 15 (3.85%) IPsec
7 12 (3.08%) VPN
7 12 (3.08%) NAS
8 11 (2.82%) DNS
9 10 (2.56%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (1.54%) TCP/IP
11 6 (1.54%) Junos
12 5 (1.28%) DHCP
12 5 (1.28%) LDAP
13 4 (1.03%) Internet
13 4 (1.03%) X.500
13 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
13 4 (1.03%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.28%) SAP HANA
5 5 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.03%) Cognos Report Studio
7 3 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
7 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.77%) Cognos Analysis Studio
7 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) EDRMS
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.51%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.51%) Spotfire
8 2 (0.51%) Cognos Framework Manager
Development Applications
1 16 (4.10%) TestDirector
2 12 (3.08%) MSI
2 12 (3.08%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (3.08%) WinRunner
3 10 (2.56%) Ant
4 9 (2.31%) JUnit
5 5 (1.28%) ClearCase
6 4 (1.03%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.77%) LabVIEW
8 2 (0.51%) Maven
9 1 (0.26%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.26%) JIRA
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) Subversion
9 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 32 (8.21%) Finance
2 10 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.05%) Marketing
4 7 (1.79%) Military
5 5 (1.28%) Legal
6 3 (0.77%) Billing
6 3 (0.77%) Electronics
6 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.51%) Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (11.03%) Project Manager
2 38 (9.74%) Developer
3 35 (8.97%) Analyst
4 26 (6.67%) Architect
5 19 (4.87%) Network Engineer
6 17 (4.36%) Consultant
7 16 (4.10%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (3.33%) Test Engineer
9 12 (3.08%) Java Developer
9 12 (3.08%) Integration Engineer
10 11 (2.82%) Test Analyst
11 10 (2.56%) Coordinator
12 9 (2.31%) Security Engineer
13 7 (1.79%) Technical Leader
13 7 (1.79%) Security Architect
13 7 (1.79%) DBA
14 6 (1.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 6 (1.54%) Project Coordinator
14 6 (1.54%) Network Architect
14 6 (1.54%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.21%) HTML
2 20 (5.13%) .NET
2 20 (5.13%) CSS
3 19 (4.87%) XML
4 12 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 10 (2.56%) J2EE
5 10 (2.56%) jQuery
6 9 (2.31%) Web Services
7 8 (2.05%) JSP
8 5 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 5 (1.28%) SAP Basis
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Streams
9 4 (1.03%) Apache Camel
10 3 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.77%) Application Packaging
10 3 (0.77%) SOAP
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 1 (0.26%) Ajax
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.38%) Clustering
4 18 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.62%) Economics
5 16 (4.10%) PDA
6 10 (2.56%) PMI
6 10 (2.56%) PKI
7 8 (2.05%) Replication
7 8 (2.05%) Cryptography
8 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.51%) Data Integration
9 2 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.26%) Statistics
10 1 (0.26%) Web 2.0
10 1 (0.26%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 101 (25.90%) Windows
2 52 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (7.95%) Linux
5 25 (6.41%) UNIX
6 24 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 20 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 15 (3.85%) AIX
9 10 (2.56%) Solaris
10 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.51%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (21.03%) Project Management
2 77 (19.74%) ITIL
3 43 (11.03%) Change Management
4 24 (6.15%) Migration
4 24 (6.15%) Test Scripting
5 22 (5.64%) Change Control
5 22 (5.64%) Project Planning
6 21 (5.38%) Incident Management
7 19 (4.87%) Software Testing
7 19 (4.87%) Configuration Management
8 18 (4.62%) Risk Management
8 18 (4.62%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.36%) Service Management
9 17 (4.36%) PRINCE2
10 16 (4.10%) ITIL V3
11 15 (3.85%) SIEM
11 15 (3.85%) OO
12 14 (3.59%) ITSM
12 14 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (3.33%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.00%) SQL
2 30 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 25 (6.41%) Java
4 21 (5.38%) PowerShell
5 16 (4.10%) C#
6 14 (3.59%) C
7 11 (2.82%) Perl
7 11 (2.82%) VB
7 11 (2.82%) Python
8 10 (2.56%) VBScript
9 5 (1.28%) ABAP
9 5 (1.28%) VBA
10 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.03%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.77%) Ruby
11 3 (0.77%) Tcl
11 3 (0.77%) REXX
11 3 (0.77%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.51%) C++
13 1 (0.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 307 (78.72%) SC Cleared
2 43 (11.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (7.95%) PMI Certification
4 28 (7.18%) Degree
5 26 (6.67%) PMP
6 23 (5.90%) DV Cleared
7 21 (5.38%) ISTQB
7 21 (5.38%) MCITP
7 21 (5.38%) MCSA
8 19 (4.87%) MCSE
9 18 (4.62%) MCTS
10 14 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (2.31%) CCNA
12 7 (1.79%) CCNP
12 7 (1.79%) CISSP
12 7 (1.79%) MCP
13 6 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.28%) GCIA
15 4 (1.03%) CCIE
16 3 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.82%) QA
2 11 (2.82%) SLA
3 8 (2.05%) JSP 440
System Software
1 65 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 29 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 17 (4.36%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.59%) vSphere
6 10 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.03%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.26%) XenApp
8 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 32 (8.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 18 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
3 17 (4.36%) Netcool
4 13 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (2.31%) WMI
6 7 (1.79%) SCCM
7 6 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
8 5 (1.28%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
9 4 (1.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.77%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.77%) WSUS
10 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.51%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.51%) SCOM
11 2 (0.51%) Nmap
11 2 (0.51%) Nessus
12 1 (0.26%) Unicenter
12 1 (0.26%) Legato
Vendors
1 90 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 48 (12.31%) Citrix
3 46 (11.79%) HP
4 43 (11.03%) VMware
5 32 (8.21%) Cisco
6 24 (6.15%) Veritas
6 24 (6.15%) McAfee
7 19 (4.87%) Oracle
8 16 (4.10%) F5
9 15 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.59%) Juniper
11 12 (3.08%) EMC
12 9 (2.31%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.05%) SAP
13 8 (2.05%) Crossbeam
14 7 (1.79%) TippingPoint
14 7 (1.79%) 3PAR
15 6 (1.54%) Remedy
15 6 (1.54%) Riverbed
16 5 (1.28%) Varonis
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