Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 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.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 156 184
Rank change year-on-year +17 +28 0
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 72 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.31% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.97% 2.40% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 12
Scotland median daily rate £275 £413 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +18.79% -7.40%
10th Percentile £204 £314 £233
90th Percentile £488 £640 £440
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £28.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.63% - -
UK median hourly rate £28.49 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.61% +25.00% +11.46%

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 903 666 1,221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.40% 15.41% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 372 717
Scotland median daily rate £363 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £214 £210 £220
90th Percentile £525 £538 £469
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 44 57
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% -15.79% +44.93%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.74 £12.89
90th Percentile £58.25 £48.29 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £29.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% +6.25% +24.44%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Scotland

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Scotland

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for BPSS Clearance in Scotland

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Scotland

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +12 40 £450 -12.20%
Renfrewshire -9 28 £260 -16.13%
Edinburgh -24 2 £400 +6.67%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £375 -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 43 (59.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
4 31 (43.06%) Windows
5 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
6 28 (38.89%) Disclosure Scotland
7 27 (37.50%) DHCP
7 27 (37.50%) DNS
8 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
9 24 (33.33%) Citrix
10 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (26.39%) Ivanti
13 19 (26.39%) SQL
13 19 (26.39%) Software Delivery
14 17 (23.61%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (23.61%) SCCM
14 17 (23.61%) XenApp
15 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 16 (22.22%) VMware
15 16 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (18.06%) Office 365
17 13 (18.06%) Windows 10
18 12 (16.67%) ThinPrint
18 12 (16.67%) Windows 8
18 12 (16.67%) Migration
18 12 (16.67%) ITIL
18 12 (16.67%) CRM

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (4.17%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Office 365
2 7 (9.72%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.17%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) npm
6 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (37.50%) DHCP
1 27 (37.50%) DNS
2 11 (15.28%) 3G
2 11 (15.28%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (9.72%) Internet
3 7 (9.72%) LAN
3 7 (9.72%) WAN
4 6 (8.33%) ADSL
4 6 (8.33%) ATM
4 6 (8.33%) BGP
4 6 (8.33%) DSL
4 6 (8.33%) EIGRP
4 6 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 6 (8.33%) MPLS
4 6 (8.33%) OSPF
4 6 (8.33%) RIP
4 6 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.33%) VPN
4 6 (8.33%) xDSL
5 5 (6.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Power BI
3 5 (6.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
6 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.39%) HDInsight
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MSI
2 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.78%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) MSTest
3 2 (2.78%) NUnit
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.78%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.39%) GitLab
4 1 (1.39%) gulp
4 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.39%) webpack
General
1 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Banking
3 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) Developer
2 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.72%) CRM Developer
4 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (8.33%) Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Mobility Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Architect
6 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Support Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) REST
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.17%) Angular 2
4 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.78%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.78%) CSS
5 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.78%) OAuth
5 2 (2.78%) OAuth2
5 2 (2.78%) SOAP
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
6 1 (1.39%) JSON
6 1 (1.39%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (1.39%) Nunjucks
6 1 (1.39%) OOCSS
6 1 (1.39%) Redux
6 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Computer Science
1 11 (15.28%) Fat Client
1 11 (15.28%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.33%) PKI
3 4 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) PDA
6 1 (1.39%) AS400
6 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.39%) IVR
6 1 (1.39%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.39%) PMI
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.39%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Windows
2 25 (34.72%) Windows Server
3 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (30.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 13 (18.06%) Windows 10
7 12 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.33%) Android
9 5 (6.94%) Apple iOS
9 5 (6.94%) Windows Phone
9 5 (6.94%) Windows Phone 8
10 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.78%) AIX
12 1 (1.39%) HPUX
12 1 (1.39%) Linux
12 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.39%) Software Delivery
3 12 (16.67%) CRM
3 12 (16.67%) ITIL
3 12 (16.67%) Migration
4 7 (9.72%) DevOps
4 7 (9.72%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
5 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (8.33%) Data Management
5 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (8.33%) Project Management
6 5 (6.94%) Change Management
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (6.94%) Master Data Management
6 5 (6.94%) Service Design
7 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.56%) Software Distribution
7 4 (5.56%) Workflow
7 4 (5.56%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) SQL
2 9 (12.50%) C#
2 9 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
5 4 (5.56%) VB
5 4 (5.56%) VBScript
6 3 (4.17%) Java
6 3 (4.17%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) ES6
7 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 43 (59.72%) Security Cleared
2 37 (51.39%) SC Cleared
3 12 (16.67%) Degree
4 10 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (9.72%) CCNA
5 7 (9.72%) CCNP
5 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (8.33%) BC Cleared
6 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.17%) DBS Check
7 3 (4.17%) ISTQB
7 3 (4.17%) MCSE
7 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.39%) CCIP
8 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (38.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (5.56%) PMO
3 3 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 3 (4.17%) JSP 440
3 3 (4.17%) QA
4 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (40.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.61%) Microsoft App-V
2 17 (23.61%) XenApp
3 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.56%) XenServer
5 2 (2.78%) Docker
5 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (23.61%) SCCM
2 16 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (6.94%) AirWatch
3 5 (6.94%) XenMobile
4 4 (5.56%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (2.78%) HP ALM
5 2 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.39%) Ansible
6 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.39%) OpenView
6 1 (1.39%) QRadar
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (33.33%) Citrix
3 19 (26.39%) Ivanti
4 16 (22.22%) VMware
5 12 (16.67%) ThinPrint
6 7 (9.72%) McAfee
7 6 (8.33%) Cisco
8 5 (6.94%) Apple
8 5 (6.94%) HP
8 5 (6.94%) SAP
9 4 (5.56%) Oracle
10 3 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.17%) Nortel
11 2 (2.78%) Ciena
11 2 (2.78%) Ericsson
11 2 (2.78%) Huawei
11 2 (2.78%) Veritas
12 1 (1.39%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.39%) Juniper
12 1 (1.39%) Tableau