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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rank 588 560 555
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -5
Contract jobs citing SCADA 31 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.081% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 9
Average daily rate £425 £469 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £321 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £479 £350
% change year-on-year
-19.06% +36.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £31.50 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £37.50 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +66.66%

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
16633 15745 15629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.34% 31.08% 32.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9458
Average daily rate £425 £420 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 666 650
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -16 25 £350 -25.33% 14
East of England +8 9 £308 -33.51%
South East -7 7 £430 -21.81% 1
Hertfordshire +11 5 - -
Scotland - 4 - -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £308 -
Cambridge - 4 £308 -
Royston - 4 - -
Hampshire +6 3 £350 -
London -10 3 £633 +46.66% 4
West Midlands -14 3 £300 -14.28% 2
Berkshire - 3 £430 -
Andover - 3 £350 -
City of London +38 2 - -
South West +4 2 £325 - 1
Newbury - 2 £430 -
Reading - 2 £430 -
Dundee - 2 - -
Gloucestershire +6 1 - - 1
Surrey -5 1 - - 1
East Midlands -8 1 £425 +6.25% 3
Coventry - 1 £215 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Greenwich - 1 £633 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Sussex - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 £300 -
Inverness - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -

SCADA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (25.00%) CCTV
2 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
2 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
3 17 (21.25%) SQL
4 16 (20.00%) Wonderware
5 14 (17.50%) Modbus
6 13 (16.25%) C++
7 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (13.75%) Manufacturing
8 11 (13.75%) .NET
8 11 (13.75%) C#
9 10 (12.50%) SOAP
9 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 10 (12.50%) Finance
9 10 (12.50%) Firewall
10 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
10 9 (11.25%) Content Management
10 9 (11.25%) CISSP
10 9 (11.25%) Windows
10 9 (11.25%) WebSockets
10 9 (11.25%) CentOS
10 9 (11.25%) CppUnit
10 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
10 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
10 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (11.25%) Wonderware InTouch
11 8 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
11 8 (10.00%) Allen-Bradley
11 8 (10.00%) Video Conferencing

SCADA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (6.25%) ArchestrA
1 5 (6.25%) CMS
2 4 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.25%) Documentum
3 1 (1.25%) IIS
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.25%) WinCC
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Doxygen
2 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (10.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) IaaS
1 4 (5.00%) PaaS
1 4 (5.00%) SaaS
2 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.50%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.50%) Modbus
3 10 (12.50%) Firewall
4 8 (10.00%) IP Telephony
4 8 (10.00%) PABX
4 8 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (6.25%) Profibus
6 3 (3.75%) Wireless
7 2 (2.50%) Internet
7 2 (2.50%) SAN
8 1 (1.25%) DHCP
8 1 (1.25%) DNS
8 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.25%) Extranet
8 1 (1.25%) Intranet
8 1 (1.25%) Network Security
8 1 (1.25%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) CppUnit
1 9 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) NUnit
General
1 11 (13.75%) Manufacturing
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
3 9 (11.25%) Telecoms
4 8 (10.00%) Retail
5 4 (5.00%) Banking
6 3 (3.75%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (2.50%) Automotive
8 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Architect
2 15 (18.75%) Software Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) Developer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Telecoms Technician
6 5 (6.25%) Designer
6 5 (6.25%) SCADA Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 4 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) SCADA Project Manager
7 4 (5.00%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) SOAP
3 9 (11.25%) WebSockets
4 6 (7.50%) WCF
4 6 (7.50%) WinForms
5 5 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 5 (6.25%) Middleware
5 5 (6.25%) WPF
6 4 (5.00%) SAP PI
6 4 (5.00%) Web Services
7 1 (1.25%) EJB
7 1 (1.25%) POSIX
7 1 (1.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.00%) CCTV
2 8 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.00%) Social Media
4 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) PMI
5 1 (1.25%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) CentOS
2 9 (11.25%) Windows
3 8 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (1.25%) AIX
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
2 12 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (11.25%) Content Management
3 9 (11.25%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (7.50%) Migration
6 5 (6.25%) Change Control
6 5 (6.25%) Integration Testing
6 5 (6.25%) Validation
7 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.00%) CRM
7 4 (5.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.00%) Project Management
7 4 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 4 (5.00%) SOA
7 4 (5.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.75%) Logistics
8 3 (3.75%) Network Design
8 3 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.25%) SQL
2 13 (16.25%) C++
3 11 (13.75%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (3.75%) AWK
5 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.75%) VBA
6 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) Ruby
6 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) CISSP
1 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (6.25%) SANS
4 3 (3.75%) CISM
4 3 (3.75%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.75%) PMP
5 2 (2.50%) HND
5 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.25%) IISP
6 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Solvency II
2 3 (3.75%) GAMP
2 3 (3.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Wonderware InTouch
2 1 (1.25%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (20.00%) Wonderware
2 10 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 8 (10.00%) Allen-Bradley
3 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle
5 5 (6.25%) SAP
6 4 (5.00%) Adobe
6 4 (5.00%) FatWire
6 4 (5.00%) Guidewire
6 4 (5.00%) hybris
6 4 (5.00%) MuleSoft
6 4 (5.00%) Pega
6 4 (5.00%) Rockwell
6 4 (5.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (2.50%) VMware
8 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.25%) BMC
8 1 (1.25%) McAfee
8 1 (1.25%) Remedy
8 1 (1.25%) Siemens