The 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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rank 564 535 525
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -10
Contract jobs citing SCADA 37 40 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 22
Average daily rate
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£541 £518 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.58% +62.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £447 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 22
Average hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14120 13908 14654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.49% 26.15% 24.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8449 8513 8505
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £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 609 615 803
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.30 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -24.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 20 August 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 20 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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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 -39 22 £550 +4.76% 38
Scotland -11 10 £418 -16.50%
South East +2 7 £575 +15.00% 5
West Midlands -11 6 £300 - 3
London +6 4 £550 +4.76% 2
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
South West -31 2 - - 13
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £375 -
Reading +13 1 - - 1
Aberdeen +5 1 £418 -7.22%
Hampshire -15 1 £575 +53.33% 2
East of England -18 1 - -
Wales - 1 £450 - 4
Essex - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £450 - 4
Norwich - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - - 4
Dorset - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3

SCADA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 14 (21.54%) Windows
3 13 (20.00%) Validation
3 13 (20.00%) Degree
4 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 9 (13.85%) SAP
6 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.31%) Cyber Security
8 7 (10.77%) Information Security
8 7 (10.77%) ERP
9 6 (9.23%) C
9 6 (9.23%) Siemens
10 5 (7.69%) Change Management
10 5 (7.69%) Automotive
10 5 (7.69%) Firmware
10 5 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma
10 5 (7.69%) Symantec
10 5 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (7.69%) GAMP
10 5 (7.69%) C++
10 5 (7.69%) SQL
10 5 (7.69%) .NET
10 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
10 5 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
11 4 (6.15%) Network Security

SCADA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.62%) WinCC
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Smallworld
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) TrackWise
1 2 (3.08%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.15%) Firewall
1 4 (6.15%) Network Security
2 3 (4.62%) WAN
3 2 (3.08%) LAN
3 2 (3.08%) SDH
3 2 (3.08%) SAN
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.08%) VLAN
3 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
3 2 (3.08%) Modbus
4 1 (1.54%) HSRP
4 1 (1.54%) ISDN
4 1 (1.54%) IPv4
4 1 (1.54%) IPv6
4 1 (1.54%) PABX
4 1 (1.54%) MPLS
4 1 (1.54%) OSPF
4 1 (1.54%) BGP
4 1 (1.54%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) StreamInsight
General
1 20 (30.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.69%) Automotive
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (1.54%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 9 (13.85%) Consultant
2 8 (12.31%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Architect
4 6 (9.23%) Security Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.15%) Cyber Security Consultant
7 3 (4.62%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.62%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.62%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Security Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Validation Specialist
8 2 (3.08%) PLC Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Validation Engineer
8 2 (3.08%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.69%) .NET
2 3 (4.62%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.62%) WPF
2 3 (4.62%) Silverlight
3 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 1 (1.54%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) Middleware
4 1 (1.54%) OLE DB
4 1 (1.54%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.54%) HTML5
4 1 (1.54%) JDBC
4 1 (1.54%) SOAP
4 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Firmware
2 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.54%) Informatics
4 1 (1.54%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.54%) Physics
4 1 (1.54%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.54%) LIMS
4 1 (1.54%) GIS
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
4 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Wiki
4 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.54%) Open Source
4 1 (1.54%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.54%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) Validation
2 9 (13.85%) Risk Management
3 8 (12.31%) Cyber Security
4 7 (10.77%) Information Security
4 7 (10.77%) ERP
5 5 (7.69%) Six Sigma
5 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 5 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (6.15%) Software Engineering
6 4 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.15%) Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Workflow
7 3 (4.62%) Statistical Analysis
7 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.62%) Project Management
7 3 (4.62%) Benchmarking
7 3 (4.62%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (4.62%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.62%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) C
2 5 (7.69%) C++
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) Java
4 2 (3.08%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) Assembly Language
5 1 (1.54%) Magik
5 1 (1.54%) Ruby
5 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.54%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) VB
5 1 (1.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
3 10 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) CISSP
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) CISM
6 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.08%) Chartered Engineer
6 2 (3.08%) HNC
6 2 (3.08%) PhD
6 2 (3.08%) CCNP
7 1 (1.54%) IIBA
7 1 (1.54%) CBAP
7 1 (1.54%) CCIE
7 1 (1.54%) MCSA
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.54%) CISA
7 1 (1.54%) GIAC
7 1 (1.54%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (7.69%) GAMP
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 12207
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.54%) GxP
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.85%) SAP
3 6 (9.23%) Siemens
4 5 (7.69%) Symantec
5 4 (6.15%) McAfee
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.08%) Allen-Bradley
8 1 (1.54%) EMC
8 1 (1.54%) Citrix
8 1 (1.54%) IBM
8 1 (1.54%) Siebel
8 1 (1.54%) ESRI
8 1 (1.54%) Intergraph
8 1 (1.54%) VMware
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