The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term SCADA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCADA over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rank 572 520 513
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -7
Contract jobs citing SCADA 22 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.098% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.37% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £500 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.95% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £407 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £595 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £485 £313
% change year-on-year
-22.62% +55.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 21
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +18.33%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

SCADA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCADA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

SCADA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCADA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCADA within the UK.

SCADA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCADA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SCADA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SCADA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SCADA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCADA within the UK.

SCADA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCADA
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCADA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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
England -43 16 £350 -33.28% 32
West Midlands -18 6 £308 - 8
Scotland -33 4 £418 -11.17%
Cheshire +3 2 - -
North West -4 2 - - 1
South East -10 2 £525 +5.05% 5
Gloucestershire -19 2 - - 1
South West -25 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 - - 5
London +11 1 - - 4
Aberdeen - 1 £418 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 2
Surrey - - - - 1
Isle of Wight - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - - 4
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Cowes - - - - 2
Crewe - - - -

SCADA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCADA 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 SCADA.

1 13 (26.53%) Manufacturing
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 12 (24.49%) Windows
3 9 (18.37%) Siemens
4 7 (14.29%) Validation
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.24%) SQL
5 6 (12.24%) .NET
5 6 (12.24%) SAP
6 5 (10.20%) C
6 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) Cyber Security
7 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.16%) C++
7 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
7 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
7 4 (8.16%) ERP
7 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
7 4 (8.16%) CCNA
7 4 (8.16%) HNC
7 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.16%) Migration
7 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.12%) Six Sigma
8 3 (6.12%) CAD
8 3 (6.12%) AutoCAD
8 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery

SCADA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCADA 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 SCADA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) WinCC
3 1 (2.04%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) Smallworld
3 1 (2.04%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) AutoCAD
3 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) TrackWise
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.12%) WAN
1 3 (6.12%) Firewall
2 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (4.08%) VLAN
2 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.08%) Network Security
2 2 (4.08%) LAN
2 2 (4.08%) SDH
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
2 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.04%) IPv4
3 1 (2.04%) IPv6
3 1 (2.04%) ISDN
3 1 (2.04%) MPLS
3 1 (2.04%) OSPF
3 1 (2.04%) BGP
3 1 (2.04%) DSL
3 1 (2.04%) VRRP
3 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.04%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) StreamInsight
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (26.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.12%) Automotive
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Finance
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 8 (16.33%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Consultant
3 4 (8.16%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.12%) Electrical Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) PLC Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.08%) Validation Specialist
5 2 (4.08%) Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Architect
5 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Management Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Risk Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) WPF
2 3 (6.12%) Silverlight
2 3 (6.12%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) WCF
3 1 (2.04%) HTML
3 1 (2.04%) SAP PI
3 1 (2.04%) HTML5
3 1 (2.04%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.04%) JDBC
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Firmware
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.04%) LIMS
4 1 (2.04%) GIS
4 1 (2.04%) CCTV
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) Informatics
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.04%) Physics
4 1 (2.04%) CMDB
4 1 (2.04%) Wiki
4 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Validation
2 5 (10.20%) Cyber Security
3 4 (8.16%) Migration
3 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
3 4 (8.16%) ERP
3 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) Six Sigma
4 3 (6.12%) CAD
4 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.12%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.12%) Workflow
4 3 (6.12%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (6.12%) Change Control
4 3 (6.12%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Reverse Engineering
5 2 (4.08%) CAPA
5 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
5 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C
3 4 (8.16%) C++
4 3 (6.12%) C#
4 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.08%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) VB
6 1 (2.04%) Python
6 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.04%) Magik
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Degree
2 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.16%) HNC
4 4 (8.16%) CCNA
5 3 (6.12%) CISSP
5 3 (6.12%) PhD
6 2 (4.08%) CCNP
6 2 (4.08%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) CISM
6 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) IIBA
7 1 (2.04%) CBAP
7 1 (2.04%) GIAC
7 1 (2.04%) CCSA
7 1 (2.04%) CEH
7 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) ISO 9001
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.08%) GAMP
3 1 (2.04%) GxP
3 1 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Siemens
2 6 (12.24%) SAP
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Allen-Bradley
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 1 (2.04%) EMC
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) ESRI
5 1 (2.04%) Intergraph
5 1 (2.04%) VMware
5 1 (2.04%) Wonderware
5 1 (2.04%) IBM
5 1 (2.04%) Siebel
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