Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 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.

Disclosure Scotland
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 51 61
Rank change year-on-year -25 +10 +18
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 124 167 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.62% 3.50% 3.28%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 20.95% 22.97% 27.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 94 78
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.86% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £106 £142 £143
90th Percentile £650 £563 £475
UK median daily rate £484 £413 £420
% change year-on-year +17.33% -1.79% -4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Scotland median hourly rate £23.41 £14.87 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.43% -17.39% -
UK median hourly rate £36.23 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +20.75% -16.67% -67.27%

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 592 727 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.49% 15.26% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 429 248
Scotland median daily rate £388 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +1.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £202 £192 £150
90th Percentile £558 £563 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 23
Scotland median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -4.00% -22.90%
10th Percentile £11.71 £13.00 £16.60
90th Percentile £34.40 £45.50 £40.50
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.60 £23.34
% change year-on-year -1.72% -11.74% -6.64%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 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
Edinburgh -13 77 £363 -3.33%
Glasgow -8 37 £388 +10.86% 1
North Lanarkshire +1 3 £453 -4.74%
Dundee 0 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire +2 1 - -
Scottish Borders 0 1 £105 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - - 1
East Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
Disclosure Scotland
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.74%) DevOps
3 21 (16.94%) Linux
4 17 (13.71%) Windows
4 17 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
6 15 (12.10%) Java
6 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
7 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (11.29%) Scrum
8 13 (10.48%) SQL
9 11 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (8.06%) MongoDB
10 10 (8.06%) Ansible
10 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
10 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
10 10 (8.06%) JIRA
11 9 (7.26%) Data Protection
11 9 (7.26%) Cisco
11 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
11 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
11 9 (7.26%) Icinga
11 9 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (7.26%) TeamCity
11 9 (7.26%) Windows Server
12 8 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (6.45%) GoCD
12 8 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (6.45%) Public Cloud
12 8 (6.45%) Graphite

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 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.42%) CMS
2 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.42%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.61%) Confluence
3 2 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (0.81%) Moodle
4 1 (0.81%) SAS
4 1 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.65%) IaaS
3 5 (4.03%) PaaS
4 4 (3.23%) SaaS
5 2 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.81%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Firewall
2 3 (2.42%) BGP
2 3 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (2.42%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (2.42%) OSPF
2 3 (2.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.42%) VoIP
3 2 (1.61%) HTTP
3 2 (1.61%) LAN
3 2 (1.61%) MPLS
3 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
3 2 (1.61%) VPN
3 2 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) Network Security
4 1 (0.81%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
4 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.42%) DB2
2 3 (2.42%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Big Data
4 1 (0.81%) Data Lake
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.81%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 15 (12.10%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.06%) JIRA
4 9 (7.26%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.45%) GoCD
6 6 (4.84%) Hudson
7 5 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.03%) JUnit
7 5 (4.03%) Protractor
8 4 (3.23%) JMeter
8 4 (3.23%) Selenium
9 3 (2.42%) Appium
9 3 (2.42%) Gatling
9 3 (2.42%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.61%) Subversion
10 2 (1.61%) TestNG
11 1 (0.81%) WinRunner
General
1 4 (3.23%) Finance
2 3 (2.42%) Banking
3 2 (1.61%) Games
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (17.74%) Analyst
2 14 (11.29%) Architect
3 9 (7.26%) Technical Architect
4 8 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.65%) Test Analyst
6 5 (4.03%) Applications Packager
6 5 (4.03%) Developer
6 5 (4.03%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (4.03%) Risk Manager
7 4 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (3.23%) Agile Coach
7 4 (3.23%) Designer
7 4 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.23%) Service Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.42%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.42%) Information Manager
8 3 (2.42%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.42%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
1 8 (6.45%) HTML
1 8 (6.45%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (4.84%) AngularJS
2 6 (4.84%) REST
2 6 (4.84%) Spring
3 5 (4.03%) React
3 5 (4.03%) RESTful
3 5 (4.03%) SOAP
4 4 (3.23%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.23%) XML
5 3 (2.42%) CSS
6 2 (1.61%) jQuery
6 2 (1.61%) JSON
6 2 (1.61%) Middleware
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.61%) Sass
6 2 (1.61%) Thymeleaf
6 2 (1.61%) Web Services
6 2 (1.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Public Cloud
2 6 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.03%) CESG
4 3 (2.42%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Blog
5 2 (1.61%) Clustering
5 2 (1.61%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.81%) CMDB
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Wallet
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 21 (16.94%) Linux
2 17 (13.71%) Windows
3 9 (7.26%) Windows Server
4 8 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.23%) Unix
7 3 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.42%) Solaris
7 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.61%) Android
8 2 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.61%) CentOS
8 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (34.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (17.74%) DevOps
3 17 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (11.29%) Scrum
5 11 (8.87%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (8.06%) Test Automation
7 9 (7.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (7.26%) Data Protection
8 8 (6.45%) Load Balancing
8 8 (6.45%) Microservices
8 8 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (5.65%) Coaching
9 7 (5.65%) Kanban
9 7 (5.65%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.84%) ITIL
10 6 (4.84%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.84%) Project Management
10 6 (4.84%) Risk Management
10 6 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.10%) Java
2 13 (10.48%) SQL
3 9 (7.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.65%) Python
5 3 (2.42%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.42%) Perl
6 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.61%) XPath
7 1 (0.81%) C
7 1 (0.81%) Java 8
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) Scala
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.65%) CCNP
1 7 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (5.65%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (4.03%) ISACA
3 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.23%) CCNA
5 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.61%) Degree
6 2 (1.61%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.61%) MCP
6 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CCDP
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) COBIT
1 5 (4.03%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 5 (4.03%) NIST 800
2 4 (3.23%) QA
3 2 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (7.26%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.81%) Docker
4 1 (0.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (8.06%) Ansible
2 9 (7.26%) Icinga
3 8 (6.45%) Graphite
3 8 (6.45%) HAProxy
3 8 (6.45%) SCCM
4 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.61%) Terraform
5 1 (0.81%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.81%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.26%) Cisco
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle
4 6 (4.84%) VMware
5 4 (3.23%) Apple
6 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.42%) HP
6 3 (2.42%) IBM
6 3 (2.42%) Mitel
6 3 (2.42%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.61%) Google
7 2 (1.61%) NetApp
7 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.61%) Tableau
7 2 (1.61%) Twitter
8 1 (0.81%) Aruba
8 1 (0.81%) Blackboard
8 1 (0.81%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (0.81%) Open-E
8 1 (0.81%) Synology