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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 10 38 35
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 297 85 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.63% 3.45% 3.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.42% 23.48% 25.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 54 28
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£337 £369 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £320 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £443 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 11
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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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
556 362 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.90% 14.70% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 184 153
Average daily rate £345 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.80 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 0 109 £338 -5.10% 2
Glasgow +23 99 £363 +5.45% 3
Edinburgh -24 12 £325 -18.75% 5
Fife +1 3 £360 +2.85%
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - - 1
Moray - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
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Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 486 (87.41%) SC Cleared
2 217 (39.03%) Windows
3 216 (38.85%) Microsoft
4 125 (22.48%) HP
5 109 (19.60%) Active Directory
6 93 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 85 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (14.03%) Project Management
9 76 (13.67%) SQL
10 74 (13.31%) MS Excel
10 74 (13.31%) Citrix
11 70 (12.59%) VMware
12 68 (12.23%) ITIL
13 67 (12.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 57 (10.25%) MS Project
15 56 (10.07%) MS Office
16 54 (9.71%) SAN
16 54 (9.71%) ISTQB
17 52 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 52 (9.35%) DNS
17 52 (9.35%) Oracle
18 49 (8.81%) .NET
19 47 (8.45%) PowerShell
20 46 (8.27%) Change Management
21 45 (8.09%) VBScript
22 43 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (7.37%) Windows XP
24 38 (6.83%) HTML
24 38 (6.83%) DHCP
25 36 (6.47%) JavaScript

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 28 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 22 (3.96%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.70%) IIS
3 15 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
5 8 (1.44%) MS Project Server
6 6 (1.08%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.36%) CMS
9 2 (0.36%) Lync
9 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
Applications
1 74 (13.31%) MS Excel
2 57 (10.25%) MS Project
3 56 (10.07%) MS Office
4 10 (1.80%) InfoPath
5 8 (1.44%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.54%) TIBCO iProcess
3 3 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.18%) Movex
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 54 (9.71%) SAN
2 52 (9.35%) DNS
3 38 (6.83%) DHCP
4 29 (5.22%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.50%) LAN
6 21 (3.78%) WAN
7 19 (3.42%) IPsec
8 15 (2.70%) X.500
8 15 (2.70%) NAS
9 12 (2.16%) SNMP
10 11 (1.98%) LDAP
10 11 (1.98%) SSL
11 9 (1.62%) Kerberos
11 9 (1.62%) Firewall
12 5 (0.90%) VPN
13 3 (0.54%) IPv4
13 3 (0.54%) Wireless
13 3 (0.54%) VLAN
13 3 (0.54%) Network Security
14 2 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.44%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.08%) IDOL
6 6 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.72%) MS Access
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.54%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.36%) Cognos Impromptu
9 2 (0.36%) DB2
10 1 (0.18%) EDMS
10 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.78%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (1.98%) MSI
3 8 (1.44%) TestDirector
4 7 (1.26%) LoadRunner
5 6 (1.08%) WinRunner
6 5 (0.90%) Facilita Forecast
7 4 (0.72%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.54%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) PVCS
9 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.18%) Toad
9 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
9 1 (0.18%) JIRA
General
1 17 (3.06%) Finance
2 6 (1.08%) Marketing
3 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.54%) Banking
3 3 (0.54%) Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.18%) Local Government
4 1 (0.18%) Advertising
4 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (9.35%) Analyst
2 48 (8.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 30 (5.40%) Project Manager
4 26 (4.68%) Consultant
4 26 (4.68%) Support Engineer
5 24 (4.32%) Build Engineer
6 23 (4.14%) Architect
7 22 (3.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (3.60%) Desktop Support
9 19 (3.42%) Applications Packager
10 17 (3.06%) Test Manager
11 16 (2.88%) Developer
11 16 (2.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (2.52%) Design Engineer
12 14 (2.52%) Integration Engineer
13 13 (2.34%) Citrix Engineer
13 13 (2.34%) Project Planner
13 13 (2.34%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.16%) Release Manager
15 11 (1.98%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.81%) .NET
2 38 (6.83%) HTML
3 33 (5.94%) JSP
4 31 (5.58%) ASP.NET
5 21 (3.78%) Application Packaging
5 21 (3.78%) Software Packaging
6 19 (3.42%) XML
7 8 (1.44%) Middleware
8 7 (1.26%) Web Services
8 7 (1.26%) Ajax
9 6 (1.08%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.08%) XSLT
10 4 (0.72%) CSS
10 4 (0.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 2 (0.36%) Java EE
11 2 (0.36%) COM
12 1 (0.18%) J2EE
12 1 (0.18%) XHTML
12 1 (0.18%) EDI
12 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.29%) Clustering
2 27 (4.86%) Replication
3 19 (3.42%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (2.70%) Economics
5 14 (2.52%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.34%) Fat Client
6 13 (2.34%) Thin Client
7 10 (1.80%) Firmware
8 9 (1.62%) PKI
8 9 (1.62%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.62%) CMDB
9 8 (1.44%) PDA
10 5 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.72%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.72%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.54%) e-Health
12 3 (0.54%) CESG
12 3 (0.54%) Open Source
13 2 (0.36%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 217 (39.03%) Windows
2 93 (16.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (7.37%) Windows XP
5 36 (6.47%) Windows 7
6 34 (6.12%) Linux
7 32 (5.76%) UNIX
8 17 (3.06%) Solaris
9 12 (2.16%) AIX
10 9 (1.62%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.90%) HPUX
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.03%) Project Management
2 68 (12.23%) ITIL
3 46 (8.27%) Change Management
4 35 (6.29%) Configuration Management
5 32 (5.76%) Workflow
5 32 (5.76%) Mentoring
6 28 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 25 (4.50%) PRINCE2
8 20 (3.60%) Project Planning
9 19 (3.42%) Test Scripting
10 18 (3.24%) Build Automation
10 18 (3.24%) Software Testing
10 18 (3.24%) Migration
11 17 (3.06%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.06%) Service Management
11 17 (3.06%) Test Automation
12 16 (2.88%) Unit Testing
13 15 (2.70%) Performance Testing
14 14 (2.52%) Risk Management
14 14 (2.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 76 (13.67%) SQL
2 47 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 45 (8.09%) VBScript
4 36 (6.47%) JavaScript
5 34 (6.12%) C#
6 24 (4.32%) VB
7 19 (3.42%) Perl
8 14 (2.52%) Java
9 11 (1.98%) VBA
10 7 (1.26%) C
11 6 (1.08%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.36%) PHP
13 2 (0.36%) Tcl
14 1 (0.18%) REXX
14 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 486 (87.41%) SC Cleared
2 54 (9.71%) ISTQB
3 52 (9.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 28 (5.04%) MCTS
7 21 (3.78%) MCP
8 18 (3.24%) MCITP
8 18 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.52%) MCSE
10 14 (2.52%) Degree
11 9 (1.62%) MCSA
12 7 (1.26%) PMI Certification
13 6 (1.08%) PMP
14 5 (0.90%) CCNP
15 4 (0.72%) CCNA
15 4 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.54%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.14%) QA
2 11 (1.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.54%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (19.60%) Active Directory
2 43 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (3.60%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.34%) vSphere
5 13 (2.34%) XenApp
6 10 (1.80%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.44%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.90%) vCloud
9 4 (0.72%) DFS Replication
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.54%) KVM
10 3 (0.54%) RHEV
11 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.18%) Brightmail
Systems Management
1 67 (12.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 29 (5.22%) SCCM
3 27 (4.86%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (4.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 24 (4.32%) Netcool
5 21 (3.78%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.44%) SCOM
7 4 (0.72%) MIIS
7 4 (0.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 3 (0.54%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.36%) WMI
9 2 (0.36%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.36%) Ionix
9 2 (0.36%) Legato
9 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.18%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 216 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 125 (22.48%) HP
3 74 (13.31%) Citrix
4 70 (12.59%) VMware
5 52 (9.35%) Oracle
6 22 (3.96%) Veritas
7 21 (3.78%) Altiris
8 20 (3.60%) Cisco
9 14 (2.52%) IBM
10 13 (2.34%) AppSense
10 13 (2.34%) McAfee
11 11 (1.98%) Dell
12 10 (1.80%) ArcSight
13 9 (1.62%) BMC
14 7 (1.26%) EMC
15 6 (1.08%) Red Hat
15 6 (1.08%) Symantec
15 6 (1.08%) Meridio
16 5 (0.90%) NetApp
16 5 (0.90%) CheckPoint
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Rate: £240 - £260 per day + Negotiable "DOE"
Posted: 21 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Austin Fraser
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Aberdeen
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Scotland
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 25 days ago