The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Clearance
Scotland / Renfrewshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 21 266 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 65.63% 59.64% 60.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 91.30% 77.10% 78.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 194 53
Median daily rate £415 £330 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.75% -4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £232 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.04% -1.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 2
Median hourly rate - £41.00 £44.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.80%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

Security Cleared is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Renfrewshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 23 345 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 71.88% 77.35% 77.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 229 57
Median daily rate £315 £325 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -6.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £437 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 32 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Renfrewshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Renfrewshire citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Renfrewshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Renfrewshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Renfrewshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Renfrewshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Renfrewshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Renfrewshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Renfrewshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Renfrewshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Renfrewshire

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Contract Job Locations in Renfrewshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared within the Renfrewshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Erskine -1 21 £415 +25.75%
Security Cleared
Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Renfrewshire region with a requirement for Security Cleared.

1 60 (82.19%) SC Cleared
2 40 (54.79%) Windows
3 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
4 29 (39.73%) PowerShell
5 26 (35.62%) Cisco
5 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
6 20 (27.40%) Firewall
7 19 (26.03%) XAML
7 19 (26.03%) Git (software)
7 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (26.03%) IIS
7 19 (26.03%) C#
7 19 (26.03%) .NET
8 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (23.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 17 (23.29%) Open Source
8 17 (23.29%) Puppet
9 16 (21.92%) WAN
10 15 (20.55%) ITIL
10 15 (20.55%) LAN
10 15 (20.55%) HP
11 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
11 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (17.81%) SQL
12 13 (17.81%) Linux
13 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
13 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
13 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
13 11 (15.07%) Windows XP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Renfrewshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (26.03%) IIS
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) Firewall
2 16 (21.92%) WAN
3 15 (20.55%) LAN
4 10 (13.70%) SAN
5 8 (10.96%) iSCSI
5 8 (10.96%) NAS
5 8 (10.96%) Wireless
6 7 (9.59%) HTTP
6 7 (9.59%) HTTPS
6 7 (9.59%) SSL
6 7 (9.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.22%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.48%) DNS
9 3 (4.11%) DHCP
10 1 (1.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Git (software)
1 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.59%) MSI
3 4 (5.48%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (23.29%) Network Engineer
2 16 (21.92%) Automation Engineer
3 12 (16.44%) PowerShell Engineer
4 9 (12.33%) Consultant
5 7 (9.59%) NetBackup Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Data Network Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Network Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Build Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
10 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 1 (1.37%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 1 (1.37%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.37%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.85%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.11%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.79%) Windows
2 33 (45.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (39.73%) Windows Server
4 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.81%) Linux
6 11 (15.07%) Windows 10
6 11 (15.07%) Windows 7
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (15.07%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.48%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) Continuous Delivery
1 17 (23.29%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (23.29%) Open Source
2 15 (20.55%) ITIL
3 9 (12.33%) Configuration Management
3 9 (12.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 7 (9.59%) Network Design
4 7 (9.59%) Patch Management
4 7 (9.59%) Prototyping
4 7 (9.59%) Software Distribution
5 6 (8.22%) Change Control
5 6 (8.22%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (8.22%) ITSM
5 6 (8.22%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) Information Security
6 5 (6.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (5.48%) Change Management
7 4 (5.48%) QMS
7 4 (5.48%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.73%) PowerShell
2 19 (26.03%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) XAML
3 13 (17.81%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) REXX
4 7 (9.59%) Tcl
4 7 (9.59%) VB
5 3 (4.11%) VBScript
6 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.37%) C
6 1 (1.37%) C-shell
6 1 (1.37%) Korn
6 1 (1.37%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (82.19%) SC Cleared
2 10 (13.70%) CCNP
2 10 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.59%) CCIE
4 6 (8.22%) CCDP
4 6 (8.22%) CCIP
4 6 (8.22%) CCSA
4 6 (8.22%) CCSE
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
4 6 (8.22%) JNCIA
4 6 (8.22%) JNCIE
5 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) HP ASE
5 4 (5.48%) HP MASE
5 4 (5.48%) ISTQB
6 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.11%) MCITP
6 3 (4.11%) MCSE
6 3 (4.11%) MCTS
6 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
2 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (4.11%) Terminal Services
3 3 (4.11%) XenApp
4 1 (1.37%) Samba
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (23.29%) Puppet
2 8 (10.96%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (10.96%) NetBackup
3 7 (9.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (8.22%) EMC Navisphere
4 6 (8.22%) FortiGate
5 3 (4.11%) Netcool
Vendors
1 26 (35.62%) Cisco
1 26 (35.62%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) HP
3 8 (10.96%) EMC
3 8 (10.96%) F5
3 8 (10.96%) McAfee
3 8 (10.96%) Riverbed
4 6 (8.22%) Aruba
4 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
4 6 (8.22%) Citrix
4 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
4 6 (8.22%) Juniper
5 5 (6.85%) Intel
6 3 (4.11%) Veritas
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle
7 1 (1.37%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.37%) VMware