Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 6 months to 23 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.

Internet
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 92 166
Rank change year-on-year -24 +74 -23
Contract jobs citing Internet 71 104 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.41% 2.40% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.74% 14.42% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 14
Scotland median daily rate £353 £330 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -15.11% +11.07%
10th Percentile £144 £211 £313
90th Percentile £550 £400 £421
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +160.61% -82.45%
UK median hourly rate £15.99 £19.85 £17.23
% change year-on-year -19.47% +15.24% +14.83%

Internet is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 605 721 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 16.64% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 433 306
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Scotland

Internet
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in Scotland

Internet
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Scotland

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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 Internet within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh 0 39 £315 -10.64% 1
Glasgow -23 24 £450 +32.35% 2
Falkirk - 2 £356 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £110 -
Midlothian 0 1 £110 -2.22%
Aberdeen -10 1 £150 -48.72%
South Lanarkshire - 1 £338 -
Internet
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 33 (46.48%) Firewall
2 25 (35.21%) Windows
3 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 17 (23.94%) LAN
5 17 (23.94%) HP
5 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
5 17 (23.94%) IIS
6 15 (21.13%) HTML
6 15 (21.13%) WAN
6 15 (21.13%) IBM
6 15 (21.13%) Project Management
7 14 (19.72%) Perl
7 14 (19.72%) Linux
7 14 (19.72%) SCCM
7 14 (19.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (19.72%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (18.31%) Web Development
8 13 (18.31%) Java
8 13 (18.31%) SQL
8 13 (18.31%) Cisco
9 12 (16.90%) Python
9 12 (16.90%) Symantec
9 12 (16.90%) Banking
9 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
9 12 (16.90%) Task Automation
10 11 (15.49%) Security Operations
10 11 (15.49%) Business Continuity Planning

Internet
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 17 (23.94%) IIS
2 6 (8.45%) JBoss
3 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.82%) Apache
6 2 (2.82%) CMS
6 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.82%) Umbraco
7 1 (1.41%) Confluence
7 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.63%) IaaS
3 4 (5.63%) PaaS
4 2 (2.82%) AdWords
4 2 (2.82%) Basecamp
4 2 (2.82%) GitHub
4 2 (2.82%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.82%) SaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Trello
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.41%) BlazeMeter
5 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.41%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (1.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.41%) Sauce Labs
5 1 (1.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (46.48%) Firewall
2 17 (23.94%) LAN
3 15 (21.13%) WAN
4 10 (14.08%) Wireless
5 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (11.27%) LDAP
6 8 (11.27%) NetScaler
6 8 (11.27%) Network Security
7 7 (9.86%) Intranet
8 6 (8.45%) DNS
9 5 (7.04%) BIG-IP
9 5 (7.04%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (7.04%) VPN
10 4 (5.63%) 802.11
10 4 (5.63%) BGP
10 4 (5.63%) EIGRP
10 4 (5.63%) IPsec
10 4 (5.63%) MPLS
10 4 (5.63%) OSPF
10 4 (5.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Redis
3 2 (2.82%) Big Data
3 2 (2.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Maven
2 3 (4.23%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Appium
3 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.41%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 12 (16.90%) Banking
3 11 (15.49%) Publishing
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (15.49%) Analyst
2 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
3 8 (11.27%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) IT Security Specialist
5 6 (8.45%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Security Specialist
5 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.63%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.13%) HTML
2 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
2 7 (9.86%) SOAP
2 7 (9.86%) XML
3 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 5 (7.04%) jQuery
3 5 (7.04%) RESTful
3 5 (7.04%) Spring
4 4 (5.63%) 802.1X
4 4 (5.63%) Java EE
4 4 (5.63%) XSLT
5 3 (4.23%) .NET Core
5 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.23%) Entity Framework
5 3 (4.23%) JSON
5 3 (4.23%) NHibernate
5 3 (4.23%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (4.23%) SignalR
5 3 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) PKI
3 5 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.63%) Private Cloud
5 3 (4.23%) DataPower
5 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.23%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.23%) User Experience
5 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.82%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.82%) iPad
7 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Linux
2 14 (19.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (18.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server
6 7 (9.86%) Unix
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Android
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.13%) Project Management
3 14 (19.72%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (18.31%) Web Development
5 12 (16.90%) Task Automation
6 11 (15.49%) BCP
6 11 (15.49%) Business Continuity
6 11 (15.49%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (15.49%) Security Operations
6 11 (15.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (14.08%) Data Loss Prevention
8 8 (11.27%) Information Security
8 8 (11.27%) Test Scripting
9 7 (9.86%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (8.45%) E-Commerce
10 6 (8.45%) Migration
10 6 (8.45%) Scrum
11 5 (7.04%) Change Management
11 5 (7.04%) Content Management
11 5 (7.04%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
2 14 (19.72%) Perl
3 13 (18.31%) Java
3 13 (18.31%) SQL
4 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
4 12 (16.90%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.82%) PHP
7 1 (1.41%) Dart
Qualifications
1 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.23%) CCNA
3 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) CISM
4 1 (1.41%) CISSP
4 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.41%) Degree
4 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) HND
4 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PMP
4 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.82%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Docker
2 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (19.72%) SCCM
2 10 (14.08%) IBM BigFix
2 10 (14.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.63%) Cacti
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) EnCase
4 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.82%) Puppet
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (1.41%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (23.94%) HP
3 15 (21.13%) IBM
4 13 (18.31%) Cisco
5 12 (16.90%) Symantec
6 11 (15.49%) Dell
7 10 (14.08%) F5
7 10 (14.08%) Oracle
8 8 (11.27%) Citrix
9 6 (8.45%) CheckPoint
9 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.63%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
11 3 (4.23%) VMware
12 2 (2.82%) Adobe
12 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.82%) CA
12 2 (2.82%) Google
12 2 (2.82%) Imperva
12 2 (2.82%) Teradata