Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 146 187
Rank change year-on-year +6 +41 -13
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 60 12 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 0.33% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.88% 2.22% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 11
Scotland median daily rate £350 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +32.81% -14.67%
10th Percentile £206 £312 £230
90th Percentile £488 £650 £440
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £17.62 - -
UK median hourly rate £24.55 £15.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +63.67% -64.29% -8.70%

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 872 540 1,206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.86% 15.06% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 339 655
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £220
90th Percentile £500 £526 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.69% -13.33% +36.66%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.82 £14.66
90th Percentile £62.38 £52.12 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% -7.69% +47.73%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -4 26 £450 -14.29% 5
Renfrewshire -8 22 £250 -19.35%
Edinburgh -27 10 £475 +11.76%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £375 -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
1 33 (55.00%) Security Cleared
1 33 (55.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 27 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
3 26 (43.33%) Windows
4 25 (41.67%) DNS
4 25 (41.67%) DHCP
5 23 (38.33%) Windows Server
6 22 (36.67%) Citrix
7 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (28.33%) Ivanti
9 16 (26.67%) XenApp
9 16 (26.67%) Software Delivery
9 16 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (25.00%) VMware
10 15 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
10 15 (25.00%) SCCM
11 14 (23.33%) SQL
11 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (20.00%) ThinPrint
13 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
13 12 (20.00%) Windows 8
14 11 (18.33%) Fat Client
14 11 (18.33%) Degree
14 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
14 11 (18.33%) Wi-Fi

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) CMS
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 5 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) npm
5 1 (1.67%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
5 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) DHCP
1 25 (41.67%) DNS
2 11 (18.33%) 3G
2 11 (18.33%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (6.67%) Skype
4 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (3.33%) ADSL
5 2 (3.33%) BGP
5 2 (3.33%) DSL
5 2 (3.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (3.33%) LAN
5 2 (3.33%) MPLS
5 2 (3.33%) OSPF
5 2 (3.33%) RIP
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.33%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) Power BI
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MSI
2 2 (3.33%) MSTest
2 2 (3.33%) NUnit
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.67%) gulp
3 1 (1.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.67%) webpack
3 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.00%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (8.33%) CRM Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 5 (8.33%) Mobility Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Architect
5 4 (6.67%) CMS Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Support Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) REST
2 4 (6.67%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) Node.js
2 4 (6.67%) Spring
2 4 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 3 (5.00%) Angular 2
3 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Core
4 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (3.33%) OAuth
4 2 (3.33%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) JSON
5 1 (1.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.67%) OOCSS
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Computer Science
1 11 (18.33%) Fat Client
1 11 (18.33%) Thin Client
2 6 (10.00%) PKI
3 3 (5.00%) User Experience
4 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) AS400
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) IVR
5 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.67%) PDA
5 1 (1.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows Server
3 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 12 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (8.33%) Android
6 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Phone
6 5 (8.33%) Windows Phone 8
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) Linux
9 1 (1.67%) AIX
9 1 (1.67%) HPUX
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Software Delivery
2 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) CRM
3 9 (15.00%) ITIL
4 8 (13.33%) Content Management
5 7 (11.67%) Incident Management
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 4 (6.67%) Data Management
9 3 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Design
9 3 (5.00%) Software Distribution
9 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.00%) Workflow
9 3 (5.00%) Workflow Development
10 2 (3.33%) Case Management
10 2 (3.33%) Front End Development
10 2 (3.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C#
2 7 (11.67%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) Java
4 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (5.00%) VBScript
6 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.67%) ES6
7 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) Degree
4 10 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.00%) CCNA
6 3 (5.00%) CCNP
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.00%) MCSE
7 2 (3.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.67%) MCDBA
8 1 (1.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (55.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 16 (26.67%) XenApp
3 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.00%) Docker
4 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.00%) XenServer
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) SCCM
1 15 (25.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 5 (8.33%) XenMobile
3 4 (6.67%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (1.67%) Ansible
4 1 (1.67%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.67%) OpenView
4 1 (1.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 33 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (36.67%) Citrix
3 17 (28.33%) Ivanti
4 15 (25.00%) VMware
5 12 (20.00%) ThinPrint
6 6 (10.00%) McAfee
7 5 (8.33%) Apple
7 5 (8.33%) SAP
8 3 (5.00%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) Oracle
9 2 (3.33%) Cisco
10 1 (1.67%) IBM
10 1 (1.67%) Pega
10 1 (1.67%) Veritas