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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 52 112 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Renfrewshire 68.42% 75.17% 49.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 92.86% 84.85% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 82 37
Median daily rate £345 £403 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.39% +20.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £280 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £445 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.20
% change year-on-year -9.88% +18.78%  

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 56 132 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Renfrewshire 73.68% 88.59% 68.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 96 46
Median daily rate £325 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £271 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.21 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +58.97%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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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 29 March 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 29 March 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 0 51 £348 -13.77%
Security Cleared
Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 80 (87.91%) SC Cleared
2 40 (43.96%) Windows
3 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
4 35 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 30 (32.97%) Windows Server
6 29 (31.87%) Cisco
7 28 (30.77%) ITIL
7 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
9 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 18 (19.78%) HP
10 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (18.68%) C#
11 17 (18.68%) SQL
11 17 (18.68%) .NET
11 17 (18.68%) Firewall
12 16 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
13 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
13 15 (16.48%) LAN
13 15 (16.48%) WAN
13 15 (16.48%) DNS
14 14 (15.38%) SAN
14 14 (15.38%) IIS
14 14 (15.38%) XAML
14 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
14 14 (15.38%) Puppet
15 13 (14.29%) Open Source
15 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (14.29%) Degree
15 13 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery

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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 14 (15.38%) IIS
2 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
4 1 (1.10%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (29.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.40%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) Firewall
2 15 (16.48%) DNS
2 15 (16.48%) LAN
2 15 (16.48%) WAN
3 14 (15.38%) SAN
4 10 (10.99%) Wireless
5 9 (9.89%) BIG-IP
5 9 (9.89%) HTTP
5 9 (9.89%) HTTPS
5 9 (9.89%) iSCSI
5 9 (9.89%) NAS
6 7 (7.69%) DHCP
6 7 (7.69%) LDAP
7 6 (6.59%) Kerberos
7 6 (6.59%) SSL
7 6 (6.59%) VSAN
7 6 (6.59%) X.500
8 2 (2.20%) Internet
8 2 (2.20%) Intranet
8 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.79%) MSI
4 4 (4.40%) StarTeam
5 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Automation Engineer
3 10 (10.99%) PowerShell Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
4 7 (7.69%) NetBackup Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Data Centre Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Consultant
6 5 (5.49%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Software Development Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) .NET
2 2 (2.20%) XML
2 2 (2.20%) XSD
3 1 (1.10%) J2EE
3 1 (1.10%) JSP
3 1 (1.10%) LAMP
3 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.59%) PKI
2 6 (6.59%) Replication
3 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.40%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 40 (43.96%) Windows
2 30 (32.97%) Windows Server
3 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (19.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.99%) Linux
6 9 (9.89%) Windows 10
6 9 (9.89%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.49%) AIX
8 3 (3.30%) Unix
9 2 (2.20%) Solaris
10 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) ITIL
2 13 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
2 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (14.29%) Open Source
3 12 (13.19%) Network Design
4 10 (10.99%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 9 (9.89%) Prototyping
5 9 (9.89%) Software Distribution
6 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (7.69%) Change Control
7 7 (7.69%) ITSM
8 6 (6.59%) Patch Management
8 6 (6.59%) Project Management
8 6 (6.59%) Service Management
9 5 (5.49%) Change Management
9 5 (5.49%) ITIL V3
9 5 (5.49%) Service Design
10 4 (4.40%) QMS
10 4 (4.40%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.68%) C#
2 17 (18.68%) SQL
3 14 (15.38%) XAML
4 7 (7.69%) VB
5 6 (6.59%) REXX
5 6 (6.59%) Tcl
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) C-shell
7 1 (1.10%) Java
7 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.10%) Jython
7 1 (1.10%) Korn
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (87.91%) SC Cleared
2 13 (14.29%) Degree
3 12 (13.19%) CCNP
3 12 (13.19%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.89%) CCIE
5 8 (8.79%) CCSA
5 8 (8.79%) JNCIA
5 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (6.59%) CCDP
6 6 (6.59%) CCIP
6 6 (6.59%) CCSE
6 6 (6.59%) JNCIE
6 6 (6.59%) MCTS
6 6 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.40%) HP ASE
8 4 (4.40%) HP MASE
9 3 (3.30%) CCNA
9 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (3.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.79%) vSphere
4 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) Puppet
2 8 (8.79%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (6.59%) EMC Navisphere
3 6 (6.59%) FortiGate
3 6 (6.59%) PowerCLI
3 6 (6.59%) vRealize
4 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.30%) Netcool
5 2 (2.20%) SCCM
5 2 (2.20%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.10%) SCSM
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 29 (31.87%) Cisco
3 18 (19.78%) HP
4 12 (13.19%) F5
4 12 (13.19%) VMware
5 10 (10.99%) Riverbed
6 8 (8.79%) Aruba
6 8 (8.79%) EMC
7 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.59%) Fortinet
7 6 (6.59%) Juniper
8 4 (4.40%) Citrix
9 3 (3.30%) Intel Security
9 3 (3.30%) Veritas
10 2 (2.20%) Oracle
10 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.10%) BEA
11 1 (1.10%) BMC
11 1 (1.10%) Dell
11 1 (1.10%) Sun