Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 140 145 141
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +35
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 43 42 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.93% 0.87% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.34% 5.61% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 15
Scotland median daily rate £484 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £242
90th Percentile £689 £525 £680
UK median daily rate £485 £450 £423
% change year-on-year +7.78% +6.51% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £20.11 - -
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £35.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -24.53% +145.61% -66.47%

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 678 748 667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.62% 15.55% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 469 436
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £200 £206 £205
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 23
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -25.33% +37.61%
10th Percentile £15.22 £12.71 £14.76
90th Percentile £45.10 £56.25 £52.14
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -0.58%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019. 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 -2 26 £520 +18.86% 3
Edinburgh +3 15 £475 -
Renfrewshire -3 2 £350 +34.62%
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (13.95%) Office 365
5 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (13.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.63%) Scrum
6 5 (11.63%) Information Security
6 5 (11.63%) Degree
6 5 (11.63%) Data Management
6 5 (11.63%) Windows
6 5 (11.63%) HTML
6 5 (11.63%) Internet
6 5 (11.63%) Analytics
6 5 (11.63%) User Stories
6 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
6 5 (11.63%) Coaching
6 5 (11.63%) PMO
6 5 (11.63%) Sprint Planning
7 4 (9.30%) Acceptance Criteria
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Coaching
7 4 (9.30%) Design Thinking
7 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.30%) Microservices
7 4 (9.30%) Prototyping
7 4 (9.30%) Product Management

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 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) PaaS
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Internet
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
3 2 (4.65%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.33%) BGP
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (2.33%) DWDM
4 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (2.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.33%) HSRP
4 1 (2.33%) IPsec
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) MPLS
4 1 (2.33%) OSPF
4 1 (2.33%) SDH
4 1 (2.33%) Skype
4 1 (2.33%) SONET
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) VPLS
4 1 (2.33%) VRRP
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Big Data
2 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
2 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.33%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) SpecFlow
2 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Analyst
2 5 (11.63%) Architect
2 5 (11.63%) Designer
2 5 (11.63%) Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Coach
3 4 (9.30%) C# Developer
3 4 (9.30%) Data Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Applications Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Azure Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (6.98%) C# Application Developer
4 3 (6.98%) DevOps Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Interaction Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Lead Architect
4 3 (6.98%) Lead Data Architect
4 3 (6.98%) PMO Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Designer
4 3 (6.98%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 2 (4.65%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.65%) C# Web Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.98%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (6.98%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.33%) JMS
4 1 (2.33%) React
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) e-Health
3 1 (2.33%) LIMS
3 1 (2.33%) PACS
3 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Windows
1 5 (11.63%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Android
4 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Unix
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.63%) Analytics
3 5 (11.63%) Coaching
3 5 (11.63%) Data Management
3 5 (11.63%) Information Security
3 5 (11.63%) Scrum
3 5 (11.63%) Sprint Planning
3 5 (11.63%) User Stories
4 4 (9.30%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Coaching
4 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
4 4 (9.30%) Design Thinking
4 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.30%) Microservices
4 4 (9.30%) Product Management
4 4 (9.30%) Project Management
4 4 (9.30%) Prototyping
4 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) C
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) Clojure
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
3 3 (6.98%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (11.63%) PMO
3 2 (4.65%) QA
4 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.33%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Brocade
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco
2 2 (4.65%) Dell
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle
2 2 (4.65%) VMware
3 1 (2.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.33%) Ciena
3 1 (2.33%) Ericsson
3 1 (2.33%) Huawei
3 1 (2.33%) Juniper
3 1 (2.33%) Lotus
3 1 (2.33%) Nokia
3 1 (2.33%) Nortel
3 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow