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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rank 540 528 490
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing SCADA 43 25 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.052% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 11
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£475 £350 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £253 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+41.42% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -21.05%

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
15251 14775 13370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.68% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9638 9110 7984
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 589 811
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.69 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 +6 43 £475 +35.71% 25
South East +12 16 £550 +89.65% 3
London 0 7 £431 - 2
North West -12 7 £495 +41.42% 5
West Midlands +3 4 £350 -15.15%
East Midlands +12 2 £400 +9.58% 1
Cheshire +6 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
City of London - 2 £475 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 - -
Farnborough - 2 - -
East of England -1 1 £463 - 6
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Waterlooville - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Dudley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Havant - - - -
Horley - - - -
Huddersfield - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2

SCADA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (22.12%) Information Security
2 20 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 19 (18.27%) Manufacturing
4 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
5 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 16 (15.38%) Cyber Security
6 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (12.50%) Validation
6 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 13 (12.50%) Change Management
6 13 (12.50%) .NET
7 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
8 11 (10.58%) VB.NET
9 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
9 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
10 9 (8.65%) C
11 8 (7.69%) McAfee
11 8 (7.69%) SQL
11 8 (7.69%) Windows
11 8 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
11 8 (7.69%) Finance
12 7 (6.73%) Network Security
12 7 (6.73%) SAP
12 7 (6.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 7 (6.73%) GAMP
12 7 (6.73%) Firmware
13 6 (5.77%) Siemens
13 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (5.77%) Degree
13 6 (5.77%) E-Learning

SCADA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (2.88%) WinCC
1 3 (2.88%) Lync
2 2 (1.92%) ArchestrA
3 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.96%) MicroStation
2 1 (0.96%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Network Security
2 5 (4.81%) Firewall
3 3 (2.88%) SDH
3 3 (2.88%) Modbus
4 2 (1.92%) Multicast
4 2 (1.92%) Profibus
4 2 (1.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.92%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.96%) MPLS
5 1 (0.96%) GSM
5 1 (0.96%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.88%) JIRA
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.96%) Metasploit
General
1 19 (18.27%) Manufacturing
2 10 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.69%) Finance
4 5 (4.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (2.88%) Automotive
5 3 (2.88%) Marketing
6 2 (1.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (19.23%) Consultant
2 19 (18.27%) Security Consultant
3 13 (12.50%) Cyber Security Consultant
4 12 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (10.58%) Analyst
5 11 (10.58%) Architect
6 9 (8.65%) .NET Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Developer
7 8 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.69%) Security Architect
7 8 (7.69%) SCADA Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) VB.NET Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Senior Security Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Business Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Validation Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior IT Security Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) IT Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.50%) .NET
2 5 (4.81%) WinForms
2 5 (4.81%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (0.96%) OLE
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.77%) E-Learning
4 3 (2.88%) Statistics
5 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.92%) FMCG
5 2 (1.92%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.96%) Informatics
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.96%) CCTV
6 1 (0.96%) LIMS
6 1 (0.96%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.96%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.96%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (2.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.92%) VxWorks
4 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Information Security
2 20 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 16 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 13 (12.50%) Validation
4 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 13 (12.50%) Change Management
5 8 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (4.81%) Business Continuity
6 5 (4.81%) Information Security Management
6 5 (4.81%) Security Management
6 5 (4.81%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (4.81%) ERP
6 5 (4.81%) ITIL
6 5 (4.81%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.85%) ISMS
7 4 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (3.85%) Analytics
7 4 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.58%) VB.NET
2 9 (8.65%) C
3 8 (7.69%) SQL
4 5 (4.81%) VB
5 4 (3.85%) C#
6 3 (2.88%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) Ruby
7 1 (0.96%) Assembly Language
7 1 (0.96%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.96%) Java
7 1 (0.96%) Python
7 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.77%) Degree
4 5 (4.81%) CISSP
5 1 (0.96%) CEH
5 1 (0.96%) CISA
5 1 (0.96%) CISM
5 1 (0.96%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (6.73%) GAMP
2 6 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.88%) SLA
4 1 (0.96%) COBIT
4 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 7 (6.73%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.92%) Opsview
2 2 (1.92%) Nagios
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.69%) McAfee
3 7 (6.73%) SAP
4 6 (5.77%) Siemens
5 5 (4.81%) Symantec
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco
7 2 (1.92%) Wonderware
7 2 (1.92%) Allen-Bradley
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle
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