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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 11 40 32
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 297 84 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.63% 3.43% 3.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 53.04% 22.95% 26.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 53 28
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£337 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.03% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £320 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £445 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £374
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.06%
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
560 366 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.04% 14.93% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 186 146
Average daily rate £345 £355 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.81% +16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 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 £36.00 £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 29 August 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 29 August 2014.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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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 29 August 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 0 114 £330 -7.30% 2
Glasgow +26 96 £375 +7.14% 3
Edinburgh -19 12 £190 -52.50% 2
Fife +1 3 £360 +2.85%
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
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 29 August 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.

1 478 (87.71%) SC Cleared
2 215 (39.45%) Windows
3 214 (39.27%) Microsoft
4 126 (23.12%) HP
5 106 (19.45%) Active Directory
6 93 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 85 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 77 (14.13%) Project Management
9 75 (13.76%) MS Excel
10 73 (13.39%) SQL
11 70 (12.84%) Citrix
12 68 (12.48%) VMware
13 67 (12.29%) ITIL
14 65 (11.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 55 (10.09%) MS Project
15 55 (10.09%) MS Office
16 54 (9.91%) ISTQB
17 52 (9.54%) Oracle
17 52 (9.54%) SAN
17 52 (9.54%) DNS
18 51 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
19 47 (8.62%) PowerShell
19 47 (8.62%) Change Management
19 47 (8.62%) .NET
20 45 (8.26%) VBScript
21 42 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (7.52%) Windows XP
23 38 (6.97%) DHCP
24 37 (6.79%) HTML
25 36 (6.61%) SQL Server

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 26 (4.77%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.04%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.75%) IIS
3 15 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
5 7 (1.28%) MS Project Server
6 6 (1.10%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.37%) Lync
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) Apache
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (13.76%) MS Excel
2 55 (10.09%) MS Project
2 55 (10.09%) MS Office
3 10 (1.83%) InfoPath
4 8 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (1.47%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.75%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.55%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.18%) Movex
4 1 (0.18%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 52 (9.54%) SAN
1 52 (9.54%) DNS
2 38 (6.97%) DHCP
3 28 (5.14%) TCP/IP
4 25 (4.59%) LAN
5 21 (3.85%) WAN
6 16 (2.94%) IPsec
7 15 (2.75%) X.500
8 13 (2.39%) NAS
9 12 (2.20%) SNMP
10 11 (2.02%) LDAP
11 10 (1.83%) SSL
12 9 (1.65%) Firewall
12 9 (1.65%) Kerberos
13 5 (0.92%) VPN
14 3 (0.55%) Wireless
14 3 (0.55%) IPv4
14 3 (0.55%) VLAN
14 3 (0.55%) Network Security
15 2 (0.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (6.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (2.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 11 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.92%) IDOL
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.73%) MS Access
9 3 (0.55%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.37%) DB2
10 2 (0.37%) Cognos Impromptu
11 1 (0.18%) EDMS
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (3.85%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (2.02%) MSI
3 8 (1.47%) TestDirector
4 7 (1.28%) LoadRunner
5 6 (1.10%) WinRunner
6 5 (0.92%) Facilita Forecast
7 4 (0.73%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.55%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.18%) Toad
9 1 (0.18%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.18%) PVCS
9 1 (0.18%) JIRA
9 1 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 16 (2.94%) Finance
2 6 (1.10%) Marketing
3 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
3 3 (0.55%) Banking
3 3 (0.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.18%) Advertising
4 1 (0.18%) Publishing
4 1 (0.18%) Local Government
4 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (9.36%) Analyst
2 48 (8.81%) Wintel Engineer
3 30 (5.50%) Project Manager
4 26 (4.77%) Consultant
4 26 (4.77%) Support Engineer
5 23 (4.22%) Architect
5 23 (4.22%) Build Engineer
6 21 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 20 (3.67%) Desktop Support
8 19 (3.49%) Applications Packager
9 17 (3.12%) Test Manager
10 16 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 15 (2.75%) Developer
12 14 (2.57%) Design Engineer
13 13 (2.39%) Project Planner
13 13 (2.39%) Test Analyst
13 13 (2.39%) Integration Engineer
14 12 (2.20%) Citrix Engineer
14 12 (2.20%) Release Manager
15 11 (2.02%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.62%) .NET
2 37 (6.79%) HTML
3 33 (6.06%) JSP
4 30 (5.50%) ASP.NET
5 21 (3.85%) Software Packaging
5 21 (3.85%) Application Packaging
6 18 (3.30%) XML
7 8 (1.47%) Middleware
8 7 (1.28%) Web Services
9 6 (1.10%) Ajax
10 5 (0.92%) XSLT
10 5 (0.92%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.73%) Windows SharePoint Services
12 3 (0.55%) CSS
13 2 (0.37%) Java EE
13 2 (0.37%) COM
14 1 (0.18%) Hibernate
14 1 (0.18%) EDI
14 1 (0.18%) XHTML
14 1 (0.18%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.06%) Clustering
2 27 (4.95%) Replication
3 19 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 15 (2.75%) Economics
5 13 (2.39%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.39%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (2.39%) Fat Client
6 9 (1.65%) Firmware
6 9 (1.65%) PKI
6 9 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.65%) CMDB
7 8 (1.47%) PDA
8 5 (0.92%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.73%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.55%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.55%) e-Health
10 3 (0.55%) CESG
10 3 (0.55%) Open Source
11 2 (0.37%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 215 (39.45%) Windows
2 93 (17.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 85 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (7.52%) Windows XP
5 36 (6.61%) Windows 7
6 32 (5.87%) UNIX
6 32 (5.87%) Linux
7 15 (2.75%) Solaris
8 12 (2.20%) AIX
9 9 (1.65%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.92%) HPUX
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.13%) Project Management
2 67 (12.29%) ITIL
3 47 (8.62%) Change Management
4 34 (6.24%) Configuration Management
5 32 (5.87%) Workflow
6 28 (5.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 24 (4.40%) PRINCE2
8 20 (3.67%) Project Planning
9 19 (3.49%) Build Automation
9 19 (3.49%) Test Scripting
10 18 (3.30%) Software Testing
11 17 (3.12%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.12%) Service Management
11 17 (3.12%) Test Automation
12 16 (2.94%) Unit Testing
12 16 (2.94%) Migration
13 15 (2.75%) Performance Testing
14 14 (2.57%) ITIL V3
14 14 (2.57%) CRM
14 14 (2.57%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (13.39%) SQL
2 47 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 45 (8.26%) VBScript
4 35 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 32 (5.87%) C#
6 24 (4.40%) VB
7 19 (3.49%) Perl
8 14 (2.57%) Java
9 11 (2.02%) VBA
10 7 (1.28%) C
11 6 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) PHP
13 2 (0.37%) Tcl
14 1 (0.18%) REXX
14 1 (0.18%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 478 (87.71%) SC Cleared
2 54 (9.91%) ISTQB
3 51 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 29 (5.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 28 (5.14%) MCTS
7 21 (3.85%) MCP
8 18 (3.30%) MCITP
8 18 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 14 (2.57%) Degree
10 13 (2.39%) MCSE
11 9 (1.65%) MCSA
12 6 (1.10%) CCNP
12 6 (1.10%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.92%) PMP
13 5 (0.92%) CCNA
14 4 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.55%) GIAC
15 3 (0.55%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.22%) QA
2 11 (2.02%) SLA
3 3 (0.55%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 106 (19.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (3.67%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.20%) XenApp
5 12 (2.20%) vSphere
6 10 (1.83%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.73%) DFS Replication
8 4 (0.73%) vCloud
8 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.55%) KVM
9 3 (0.55%) RHEV
10 2 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.18%) Brightmail
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 65 (11.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 27 (4.95%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (4.95%) SCCM
3 25 (4.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 22 (4.04%) Netcool
5 19 (3.49%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.47%) SCOM
6 8 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.73%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 4 (0.73%) MIIS
8 3 (0.55%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.37%) Ionix
9 2 (0.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.37%) WMI
9 2 (0.37%) Legato
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.18%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 214 (39.27%) Microsoft
2 126 (23.12%) HP
3 70 (12.84%) Citrix
4 68 (12.48%) VMware
5 52 (9.54%) Oracle
6 21 (3.85%) Cisco
6 21 (3.85%) Altiris
7 20 (3.67%) Veritas
8 14 (2.57%) IBM
9 13 (2.39%) AppSense
9 13 (2.39%) McAfee
10 11 (2.02%) Dell
11 10 (1.83%) ArcSight
12 9 (1.65%) BMC
13 7 (1.28%) EMC
14 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.10%) Symantec
15 5 (0.92%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.92%) NetApp
15 5 (0.92%) CA
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40.00 - £52.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Austin Fraser
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen
DP Connect
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Scotland
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 21 days ago