Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for DV Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 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.

Developed Vetting (DV) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 160 179
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19 -23
Contract jobs citing DV Cleared 6 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.12% 0.49% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 2.15% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 31 8
Scotland median daily rate £338 £320 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -22.42% +46.28%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £315
90th Percentile £428 £450 £449
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +3.11% +2.39% -0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £27.80 £30.90
% change year-on-year -1.08% -10.03% +11.69%

DV Cleared 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 705 978 985
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.03% 22.69% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 605 524
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £213
90th Percentile £514 £465 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 26
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £35.75 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.68% +26.30% +48.97%
10th Percentile £12.85 £11.95 £13.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £43.53 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +31.58%

DV Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for DV Cleared in Scotland

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for DV Cleared in Scotland

DV Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DV Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DV Cleared in Scotland

DV Cleared
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 DV Cleared within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -13 3 £338 -14.01% 1
South Lanarkshire -2 2 £394 +28.05%
Stirling - 1 - -
DV Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing DV Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for DV Cleared.

1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Perl
4 3 (50.00%) PHP
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) MySQL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (50.00%) Network Management
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (16.67%) EPoS
6 1 (16.67%) Internet
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Junos
6 1 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
6 1 (16.67%) Retail
6 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (16.67%) PKI
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall

DV Cleared
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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Support
1 3 (50.00%) Applications Support Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) EPoS Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Perl
1 3 (50.00%) PHP
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) HND
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) VMware