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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 20 23 36
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 190 137 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 6.80% 5.54% 4.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 40.34% 36.93% 26.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 56 55
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£348 £366 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% +0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £447 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.39% -6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 8
Average hourly rate £16.50 £28.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% -14.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £15.30 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.70 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £31.92
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -43.60%
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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
471 371 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.86% 15.00% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 177
Average daily rate £348 £351 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 20
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.74% -40.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.16 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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
Glasgow -6 45 £325 - 3
Edinburgh -11 16 £500 +25.00%
Aberdeen - 2 £550 -
Fife 0 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - -
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 428 (88.43%) SC Cleared
2 166 (34.30%) Microsoft
3 150 (30.99%) Windows
4 102 (21.07%) HP
5 91 (18.80%) SQL
6 88 (18.18%) ITIL
7 76 (15.70%) Active Directory
8 73 (15.08%) Project Management
9 70 (14.46%) SAN
10 69 (14.26%) VMware
11 66 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 66 (13.64%) Citrix
12 51 (10.54%) Clustering
13 50 (10.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 49 (10.12%) MS Excel
14 49 (10.12%) Oracle
15 48 (9.92%) MS Project
15 48 (9.92%) Change Management
16 47 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (9.50%) Linux
17 46 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (8.68%) ISTQB
19 41 (8.47%) UNIX
20 40 (8.26%) MS Office
20 40 (8.26%) Configuration Management
20 40 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
21 39 (8.06%) Veritas
22 38 (7.85%) MCTS
23 37 (7.64%) .NET
24 36 (7.44%) DNS

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 19 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.89%) IIS
4 12 (2.48%) MS Project Server
5 10 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (2.07%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.45%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.83%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.41%) CMS
9 2 (0.41%) Apache
9 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.41%) JBoss
9 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 48 (9.92%) MS Project
3 40 (8.26%) MS Office
4 9 (1.86%) InfoPath
5 7 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.24%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.21%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 12 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.21%) HP Helion
1 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 70 (14.46%) SAN
2 36 (7.44%) DNS
3 31 (6.40%) IPsec
4 27 (5.58%) Firewall
5 26 (5.37%) DHCP
6 24 (4.96%) WAN
7 22 (4.55%) NAS
8 21 (4.34%) TCP/IP
9 20 (4.13%) LAN
10 11 (2.27%) LDAP
10 11 (2.27%) X.500
11 10 (2.07%) SSL
11 10 (2.07%) SNMP
12 9 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (1.86%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.65%) Network Security
14 5 (1.03%) Junos
14 5 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
14 5 (1.03%) IPv4
15 4 (0.83%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.31%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.45%) IDOL
5 6 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.83%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.62%) DTS
8 3 (0.62%) MySQL
9 2 (0.41%) DB2
9 2 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.21%) BODI
10 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (3.72%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (2.48%) TestDirector
3 11 (2.27%) WinRunner
4 8 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.24%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.41%) PVCS
7 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.21%) JIRA
7 1 (0.21%) Toad
7 1 (0.21%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 30 (6.20%) Finance
2 6 (1.24%) Manufacturing
2 6 (1.24%) Marketing
3 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
3 4 (0.83%) Retail
4 3 (0.62%) Publishing
5 2 (0.41%) Electronics
5 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.41%) Military
5 2 (0.41%) Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (8.06%) Project Manager
2 29 (5.99%) Architect
2 29 (5.99%) Analyst
3 27 (5.58%) Consultant
3 27 (5.58%) Wintel Engineer
4 20 (4.13%) Integration Engineer
5 17 (3.51%) Developer
6 16 (3.31%) Server Engineer
7 13 (2.69%) Test Manager
8 11 (2.27%) Project Planner
9 10 (2.07%) Desktop Support
9 10 (2.07%) Test Engineer
9 10 (2.07%) Build Engineer
10 9 (1.86%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (1.86%) Network Engineer
10 9 (1.86%) Support Engineer
11 8 (1.65%) Technical Architect
12 7 (1.45%) Citrix Engineer
12 7 (1.45%) Technical Leader
12 7 (1.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.64%) .NET
2 35 (7.23%) HTML
3 25 (5.17%) JSP
4 21 (4.34%) XML
4 21 (4.34%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.27%) .NET Framework
6 8 (1.65%) Ajax
7 7 (1.45%) Web Services
7 7 (1.45%) XSLT
8 6 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (1.03%) Oracle Streams
9 5 (1.03%) Middleware
10 4 (0.83%) Application Packaging
11 3 (0.62%) Django
11 3 (0.62%) CSS
12 2 (0.41%) COM
12 2 (0.41%) Software Packaging
13 1 (0.21%) Play Framework
13 1 (0.21%) CSS3
13 1 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.54%) Clustering
2 33 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.20%) Replication
4 18 (3.72%) Economics
5 17 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.27%) PDA
8 9 (1.86%) PKI
8 9 (1.86%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.86%) CMDB
8 9 (1.86%) CESG
9 8 (1.65%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.45%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.45%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.83%) PMI
11 4 (0.83%) CESG CLAS
11 4 (0.83%) RMADS
11 4 (0.83%) Open Source
12 3 (0.62%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 150 (30.99%) Windows
2 47 (9.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 46 (9.50%) Linux
3 46 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (8.47%) UNIX
5 30 (6.20%) Windows 7
6 28 (5.79%) Solaris
7 25 (5.17%) Windows XP
8 14 (2.89%) AIX
9 6 (1.24%) HPUX
9 6 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.41%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (18.18%) ITIL
2 73 (15.08%) Project Management
3 48 (9.92%) Change Management
4 40 (8.26%) Configuration Management
5 33 (6.82%) Project Planning
6 20 (4.13%) PRINCE2
7 19 (3.93%) Risk Management
8 18 (3.72%) Test Scripting
8 18 (3.72%) Software Distribution
9 17 (3.51%) Software Testing
9 17 (3.51%) Test Automation
10 16 (3.31%) Service Management
10 16 (3.31%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.10%) ITIL V3
12 14 (2.89%) Programme Management
12 14 (2.89%) Build Automation
13 13 (2.69%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (2.69%) Service Delivery
13 13 (2.69%) Validation
13 13 (2.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 91 (18.80%) SQL
2 36 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 34 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 33 (6.82%) C#
5 27 (5.58%) Perl
6 26 (5.37%) VBScript
7 18 (3.72%) Java
8 17 (3.51%) VB
9 15 (3.10%) VBA
10 13 (2.69%) C
11 11 (2.27%) Python
12 6 (1.24%) Ruby
13 3 (0.62%) Scala
13 3 (0.62%) Tcl
13 3 (0.62%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.62%) PHP
13 3 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.41%) C++
14 2 (0.41%) REXX
15 1 (0.21%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 428 (88.43%) SC Cleared
2 66 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (8.68%) ISTQB
4 38 (7.85%) MCTS
5 24 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 23 (4.75%) PMI Certification
7 22 (4.55%) MCSE
8 21 (4.34%) MCP
9 20 (4.13%) MCITP
9 20 (4.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 19 (3.93%) PMP
11 17 (3.51%) Degree
12 16 (3.31%) MCSA
12 16 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (1.65%) CCNA
15 6 (1.24%) CISSP
16 5 (1.03%) GCIA
16 5 (1.03%) CCNP
17 4 (0.83%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.72%) QA
2 8 (1.65%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (15.70%) Active Directory
2 40 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.37%) VMware ESX
4 19 (3.93%) vSphere
5 14 (2.89%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.86%) XenApp
6 9 (1.86%) Firmware
7 6 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.83%) vCloud
9 4 (0.83%) KVM
9 4 (0.83%) RHEV
10 3 (0.62%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.21%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.21%) Nmap
11 1 (0.21%) Samba
Systems Management
1 50 (10.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (5.58%) Netcool
2 27 (5.58%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (4.75%) Tivoli
4 21 (4.34%) SCCM
5 18 (3.72%) SCOM
6 10 (2.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
7 8 (1.65%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.62%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.62%) WMI
9 3 (0.62%) Unicenter
10 2 (0.41%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.21%) HP UCMDB
11 1 (0.21%) Nessus
11 1 (0.21%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 166 (34.30%) Microsoft
2 102 (21.07%) HP
3 69 (14.26%) VMware
4 66 (13.64%) Citrix
5 49 (10.12%) Oracle
6 39 (8.06%) Veritas
7 31 (6.40%) Cisco
8 16 (3.31%) ArcSight
9 15 (3.10%) McAfee
10 14 (2.89%) IBM
11 10 (2.07%) BMC
11 10 (2.07%) CheckPoint
12 9 (1.86%) Altiris
12 9 (1.86%) EMC
13 7 (1.45%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.45%) Meridio
14 6 (1.24%) NetApp
14 6 (1.24%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.24%) CA
14 6 (1.24%) F5
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