Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 14 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.

Disclosure Scotland
UK > Scotland
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 35 66
Rank change year-on-year -45 +31 +19
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 156 185 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.84% 4.27% 3.22%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.74% 33.21% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 105 113
Scotland median daily rate £270 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £110 £141 £105
90th Percentile £550 £504 £475
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 1
Scotland median hourly rate £20.12 £13.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -3.51% -
10th Percentile £14.21 £11.50 £14.12
90th Percentile £35.00 £14.93 £14.37
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £14.87 £32.00
% change year-on-year +88.30% -53.53% -79.68%

Disclosure Scotland is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance 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 quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 752 557 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.69% 12.84% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 312 430
Scotland median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £185 £150 £162
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
% change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 14
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.69% -42.96%
10th Percentile £10.58 £13.00 £13.13
90th Percentile £46.00 £42.50 £34.10
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in Scotland

Disclosure Scotland
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 Disclosure Scotland within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 14 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
Edinburgh -32 85 £325 -13.33%
Glasgow -13 39 £413 +26.92% 5
Renfrewshire -17 21 £225 -27.42%
North Lanarkshire +1 7 £238 -
South Ayrshire +2 3 £110 -
Dundee -11 3 £297 +169.55%
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Disclosure Scotland
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 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 Disclosure Scotland.

1 56 (35.90%) Windows
2 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
3 41 (26.28%) Active Directory
4 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (19.23%) SCCM
5 30 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 28 (17.95%) BPSS Clearance
6 28 (17.95%) Windows 10
7 25 (16.03%) Windows 7
8 24 (15.38%) VMware
9 22 (14.10%) DNS
9 22 (14.10%) DHCP
10 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
11 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (12.82%) Citrix
11 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (10.90%) Project Management
13 16 (10.26%) SQL
14 15 (9.62%) ITIL
14 15 (9.62%) Scrum
15 14 (8.97%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (8.97%) Ivanti
15 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (8.97%) XenApp
15 14 (8.97%) Software Delivery
16 13 (8.33%) Windows 8
16 13 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 13 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Disclosure Scotland
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 12 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.92%) CMS
4 3 (1.92%) Confluence
4 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.92%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (8.97%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.28%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.28%) InVision
3 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.28%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.64%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.56%) Office 365
2 3 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.28%) IaaS
3 2 (1.28%) SaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.10%) DHCP
1 22 (14.10%) DNS
2 11 (7.05%) 3G
2 11 (7.05%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (3.85%) VPN
4 4 (2.56%) Skype
5 3 (1.92%) Unified Communications
6 2 (1.28%) Firewall
6 2 (1.28%) Internet
6 2 (1.28%) Intranet
7 1 (0.64%) BGP
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.64%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.64%) LAN
7 1 (0.64%) Network Security
7 1 (0.64%) OSPF
7 1 (0.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.64%) WAN
7 1 (0.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.64%) GIS
3 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
3 1 (0.64%) Spatial Data
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) Maven
2 1 (0.64%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (6.41%) Finance
2 2 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (0.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (19.23%) Analyst
2 14 (8.97%) Support Engineer
3 12 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.05%) Architect
5 9 (5.77%) Developer
5 9 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.49%) Agile Coach
7 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
8 6 (3.85%) IT Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) IT Support
8 6 (3.85%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Administrator
9 5 (3.21%) Consultant
9 5 (3.21%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.85%) HTML
2 5 (3.21%) .NET
2 5 (3.21%) CSS
2 5 (3.21%) RESTful
3 4 (2.56%) REST
4 3 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.92%) Spring
5 2 (1.28%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.28%) React
5 2 (1.28%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.28%) Web Services
5 2 (1.28%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.64%) Drools
6 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.64%) Java EE
6 1 (0.64%) jBPM
6 1 (0.64%) Middleware
6 1 (0.64%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 11 (7.05%) Fat Client
2 11 (7.05%) Thin Client
3 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.49%) User Experience
5 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.21%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.21%) PKI
7 3 (1.92%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.64%) AS400
8 1 (0.64%) CESG
8 1 (0.64%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.64%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.64%) iPhone
8 1 (0.64%) IVR
8 1 (0.64%) Social Media
8 1 (0.64%) Tandem
8 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 56 (35.90%) Windows
2 30 (19.23%) Windows Server
3 28 (17.95%) Windows 10
4 25 (16.03%) Windows 7
5 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.85%) Android
10 5 (3.21%) Apple iOS
10 5 (3.21%) Windows Phone
10 5 (3.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (1.92%) Linux
12 1 (0.64%) HPUX
12 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (10.90%) Project Management
3 15 (9.62%) ITIL
3 15 (9.62%) Scrum
4 14 (8.97%) Software Delivery
5 13 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 12 (7.69%) Migration
7 11 (7.05%) Coaching
8 9 (5.77%) Business Analysis
8 9 (5.77%) Incident Management
9 8 (5.13%) Content Management
9 8 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 8 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (4.49%) Kanban
10 7 (4.49%) Mentoring
10 7 (4.49%) Microservices
10 7 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (4.49%) Risk Management
11 6 (3.85%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.26%) SQL
2 10 (6.41%) Java
3 9 (5.77%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.21%) C#
5 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.92%) Python
7 1 (0.64%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
7 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.64%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) BPSS Clearance
2 20 (12.82%) SC Cleared
2 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.33%) Degree
4 10 (6.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.92%) MCSE
7 2 (1.28%) CCNP
7 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.28%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.64%) CCNA
8 1 (0.64%) CIPFA
8 1 (0.64%) CISM
8 1 (0.64%) CISSP
8 1 (0.64%) ISEB
8 1 (0.64%) MCITP
8 1 (0.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) GDPR
2 5 (3.21%) PMO
2 5 (3.21%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.28%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
4 1 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27005
4 1 (0.64%) NIST 800
System Software
1 41 (26.28%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.97%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (8.97%) XenApp
4 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.64%) vSphere
6 1 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (19.23%) SCCM
2 13 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (3.21%) AirWatch
3 5 (3.21%) vCenter Server
3 5 (3.21%) XenMobile
4 4 (2.56%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.64%) OpenView
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 44 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.38%) VMware
3 20 (12.82%) Citrix
4 14 (8.97%) Ivanti
5 12 (7.69%) ThinPrint
6 8 (5.13%) Cisco
6 8 (5.13%) Oracle
7 5 (3.21%) Apple
7 5 (3.21%) McAfee
7 5 (3.21%) SAP
8 3 (1.92%) Adobe
9 2 (1.28%) Mitel
10 1 (0.64%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.64%) ESRI
10 1 (0.64%) HP
10 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.64%) ServiceNow