Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 152 163
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11 +18
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 55 33 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 0.67% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.90% 4.69% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 13
Scotland median daily rate £390 £450 £296
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +52.03% -1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £325 £226
90th Percentile £496 £614 £650
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £28.80 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.03% - -
UK median hourly rate £26.56 £32.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -18.27% +16.07% -37.08%

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 797 704 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.25% 14.23% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 415 562
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.01% -1.09%
10th Percentile £206 £211 £240
90th Percentile £530 £513 £468
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 37 29
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -23.61% +71.43%
10th Percentile £14.65 £12.15 £12.27
90th Percentile £44.28 £46.20 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.31 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -2.65% +4.00%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +7 34 £400 - 2
Edinburgh -4 11 £298 -33.89%
Renfrewshire - 9 £355 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (25.45%) Project Management
4 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
4 13 (23.64%) Office 365
5 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.00%) Internet
6 11 (20.00%) PMO
7 10 (18.18%) Migration
7 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (18.18%) Windows
7 10 (18.18%) Degree
8 9 (16.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2
9 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (12.73%) Finance
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
10 7 (12.73%) LAN
10 7 (12.73%) WAN
11 6 (10.91%) VPN
11 6 (10.91%) Cisco
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Project
11 6 (10.91%) BC Cleared
11 6 (10.91%) Technical Leadership
12 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (9.09%) xDSL
12 5 (9.09%) OpenStack
12 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.64%) Apache
3 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (16.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.64%) Office 365
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.82%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Internet
2 7 (12.73%) LAN
2 7 (12.73%) WAN
3 6 (10.91%) VPN
4 5 (9.09%) ADSL
4 5 (9.09%) ATM
4 5 (9.09%) BGP
4 5 (9.09%) DSL
4 5 (9.09%) EIGRP
4 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 5 (9.09%) MPLS
4 5 (9.09%) OSPF
4 5 (9.09%) RIP
4 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.09%) xDSL
5 4 (7.27%) DWDM
5 4 (7.27%) SDH
6 3 (5.45%) Firewall
6 3 (5.45%) Skype
7 2 (3.64%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Big Data
1 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
1 2 (3.64%) Electronic Patient Records
1 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.82%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.82%) Power BI
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Appium
1 1 (1.82%) Calabash
1 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.82%) Gatling
1 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.82%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.82%) JBehave
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) JMeter
1 1 (1.82%) JUnit
1 1 (1.82%) Maven
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.82%) SpecFlow
1 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
1 1 (1.82%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (12.73%) Project Manager
3 5 (9.09%) Coordinator
3 5 (9.09%) Project Coordinator
4 4 (7.27%) Architect
4 4 (7.27%) Designer
4 4 (7.27%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.27%) PMO Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Business Analyst
5 3 (5.45%) Developer
5 3 (5.45%) Interaction Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Senior Interaction Designer
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Manager
5 3 (5.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Digital Architect
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (3.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (3.64%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) HTML
2 1 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.82%) JMS
2 1 (1.82%) REST
2 1 (1.82%) SOAP
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) XML
2 1 (1.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) e-Health
2 2 (3.64%) LIMS
2 2 (3.64%) PACS
2 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.64%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) PDA
3 1 (1.82%) PMI
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.64%) Android
3 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.82%) AIX
4 1 (1.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.45%) Project Management
3 10 (18.18%) Migration
4 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2
5 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 6 (10.91%) Technical Leadership
8 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (9.09%) Project Governance
8 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (7.27%) Analytics
9 4 (7.27%) Change Management
9 4 (7.27%) Design Thinking
9 4 (7.27%) DevOps
9 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
9 4 (7.27%) Prototyping
9 4 (7.27%) Six Sigma
9 4 (7.27%) Time Management
10 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) Java
3 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.82%) C#
4 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Scala
4 1 (1.82%) VB
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) SC Cleared
3 10 (18.18%) Degree
4 6 (10.91%) BC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) CCNA
5 5 (9.09%) CCNP
5 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.64%) CCIP
7 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.82%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) PMO
2 4 (7.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (7.27%) JSP 440
2 4 (7.27%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
3 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.82%) XenApp
3 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.82%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (5.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.82%) MOM
2 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) Cisco
3 4 (7.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (7.27%) Nortel
4 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.64%) Ciena
4 2 (3.64%) Citrix
4 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
4 2 (3.64%) Huawei
4 2 (3.64%) Ivanti
4 2 (3.64%) Juniper
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) VMware
5 1 (1.82%) Brocade
5 1 (1.82%) Dell
5 1 (1.82%) HP
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.82%) Tableau
5 1 (1.82%) Veritas