Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 158 170
Rank change year-on-year +18 +12 +8
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 61 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 0.54% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 3.72% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 16 16
Scotland median daily rate £350 £463 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +44.53% -1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £319 £240
90th Percentile £443 £650 £444
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £28.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.63% - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.43% +25.00% -31.18%

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 854 699 1,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.93% 14.40% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 383 714
Scotland median daily rate £375 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +12.12% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.37% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.95 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +23 38 £315 -30.00% 2
Renfrewshire - 16 £315 -
Edinburgh -15 4 - -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £375 -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
4 17 (27.87%) Windows
4 17 (27.87%) Office 365
5 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (22.95%) Project Management
7 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
8 12 (19.67%) Migration
9 11 (18.03%) DHCP
9 11 (18.03%) DNS
10 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (16.39%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
11 9 (14.75%) Software Delivery
11 9 (14.75%) SQL
12 8 (13.11%) ITIL
12 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
12 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (13.11%) Citrix
12 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (13.11%) Ivanti
12 8 (13.11%) Degree
12 8 (13.11%) PMO
13 7 (11.48%) DevOps
13 7 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (11.48%) SCCM
13 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
13 7 (11.48%) Internet

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 5 (8.20%) OpenStack
1 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.92%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (27.87%) Office 365
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.56%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.64%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.64%) IaaS
5 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.03%) DHCP
1 11 (18.03%) DNS
2 7 (11.48%) Internet
2 7 (11.48%) LAN
2 7 (11.48%) WAN
3 6 (9.84%) ADSL
3 6 (9.84%) ATM
3 6 (9.84%) BGP
3 6 (9.84%) DSL
3 6 (9.84%) EIGRP
3 6 (9.84%) Ethernet
3 6 (9.84%) MPLS
3 6 (9.84%) OSPF
3 6 (9.84%) RIP
3 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.84%) VPN
3 6 (9.84%) xDSL
4 5 (8.20%) Skype
5 4 (6.56%) DWDM
5 4 (6.56%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Power BI
2 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 2 (3.28%) Data Lake
4 2 (3.28%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) Cucumber
2 2 (3.28%) HP UFT
2 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.28%) JIRA
2 2 (3.28%) MSI
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (3.28%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.64%) Appium
3 1 (1.64%) Calabash
3 1 (1.64%) Gatling
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) GitLab
3 1 (1.64%) JBehave
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.64%) Selenium
3 1 (1.64%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.64%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
1 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.64%) Banking
2 1 (1.64%) Law
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (11.48%) Developer
1 7 (11.48%) Project Manager
2 6 (9.84%) Analyst
2 6 (9.84%) Architect
2 6 (9.84%) Coordinator
3 5 (8.20%) Network Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (6.56%) CRM Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Consultant
5 3 (4.92%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Manager
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (3.28%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) REST
2 3 (4.92%) .NET
2 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.28%) SOAP
3 2 (3.28%) Web Services
4 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.64%) CSS
4 1 (1.64%) CSS3
4 1 (1.64%) FreeMarker
4 1 (1.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.64%) HTML5
4 1 (1.64%) jQuery
4 1 (1.64%) JSON
4 1 (1.64%) MEAN Stack
4 1 (1.64%) Node.js
4 1 (1.64%) Nunjucks
4 1 (1.64%) Redux
4 1 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.28%) e-Health
3 2 (3.28%) LIMS
3 2 (3.28%) PACS
3 2 (3.28%) PDA
3 2 (3.28%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.64%) IVR
4 1 (1.64%) PMI
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server
2 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.28%) AIX
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.95%) Project Management
3 12 (19.67%) Migration
4 9 (14.75%) Software Delivery
5 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (13.11%) ITIL
5 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (11.48%) DevOps
6 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.84%) CRM
7 6 (9.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (9.84%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.20%) Analytics
8 5 (8.20%) Change Management
8 5 (8.20%) Master Data Management
8 5 (8.20%) Time Management
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL V3
9 4 (6.56%) Project Governance
9 4 (6.56%) SDLC
9 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.75%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.20%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) C#
4 4 (6.56%) Java
5 3 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.92%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.28%) VB
6 2 (3.28%) VBScript
7 1 (1.64%) Python
7 1 (1.64%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (44.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 6 (9.84%) BC Cleared
4 6 (9.84%) CCNA
4 6 (9.84%) CCNP
4 6 (9.84%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.28%) CCIP
7 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.28%) MCSE
7 2 (3.28%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (13.11%) PMO
3 4 (6.56%) JSP 440
4 3 (4.92%) QA
5 2 (3.28%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) XenApp
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.28%) XenServer
6 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) HP ALM
3 2 (3.28%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.64%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.64%) MOM
4 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) Citrix
2 8 (13.11%) Ivanti
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco
3 7 (11.48%) VMware
4 4 (6.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (6.56%) HP
4 4 (6.56%) Nortel
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle
5 3 (4.92%) ThinPrint
6 2 (3.28%) Ciena
6 2 (3.28%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.28%) Huawei
6 2 (3.28%) Juniper
6 2 (3.28%) McAfee
6 2 (3.28%) Veritas
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.64%) Brocade
7 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.64%) Tableau