Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 34 60 87
Rank change year-on-year +26 +27 -61
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 207 151 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.42% 3.21% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 33.23% 21.76% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 97 73
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.87% +5.15%
10th Percentile £242 £251 £200
90th Percentile £554 £600 £481
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 3
Scotland median hourly rate £38.00 £26.89 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.34% -53.24% +69.12%
10th Percentile £17.25 £16.30 £45.95
90th Percentile £51.50 £44.50 £61.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.78 £18.70
% change year-on-year -7.35% +102.01% -50.46%

SC 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 623 694 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.32% 14.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 404 434
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £164 £200 £202
90th Percentile £563 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 27
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.32% +6.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.49 £12.71
90th Percentile £51.50 £44.50 £53.62
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Scotland

SC 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 SC Cleared within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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 +38 84 £488 +2.63% 9
Renfrewshire 0 71 £425 - 9
Edinburgh +21 29 £306 -36.20% 10
South Lanarkshire -1 5 £458 -3.68%
Fife +9 3 £140 -73.33% 2
Highlands -7 2 £120 -14.29% 1
Aberdeen -10 1 £110 -21.43%
Stirling - 1 £138 - 1
Midlothian - 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £575 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared 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 SC Cleared.

1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 71 (34.30%) Windows
3 69 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 52 (25.12%) Windows Server
5 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
6 44 (21.26%) Linux
6 44 (21.26%) Microsoft
7 42 (20.29%) SQL
8 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (16.91%) Test Scripting
10 33 (15.94%) Mentoring
10 33 (15.94%) Windows 10
11 30 (14.49%) Public Sector
12 28 (13.53%) DevOps
12 28 (13.53%) Office 365
12 28 (13.53%) LDAP
13 27 (13.04%) Citrix
13 27 (13.04%) GitHub
14 24 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 24 (11.59%) Azure
14 24 (11.59%) AWS
14 24 (11.59%) Red Hat
14 24 (11.59%) Python
15 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 23 (11.11%) Ansible
16 22 (10.63%) Jenkins
16 22 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
16 22 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
16 22 (10.63%) JIRA
16 22 (10.63%) Software Testing

SC 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 15 (7.25%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.83%) Confluence
3 3 (1.45%) Apache
4 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) Smallworld
Applications
1 17 (8.21%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.48%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.48%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.53%) Office 365
2 27 (13.04%) GitHub
3 24 (11.59%) AWS
3 24 (11.59%) Azure
4 22 (10.63%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (4.83%) Google Docs
5 10 (4.83%) Slack
6 5 (2.42%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.14%) DNS
2 19 (9.18%) Skype
3 16 (7.73%) HTTP
3 16 (7.73%) HTTPS
4 12 (5.80%) WAN
5 11 (5.31%) Firewall
5 11 (5.31%) LAN
6 10 (4.83%) VSAN
7 9 (4.35%) Kerberos
7 9 (4.35%) SMTP
7 9 (4.35%) X.500
8 7 (3.38%) DHCP
8 7 (3.38%) Network Security
8 7 (3.38%) SSL
8 7 (3.38%) TCP/IP
9 4 (1.93%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (1.93%) SAN
10 3 (1.45%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.45%) Internet
10 3 (1.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.38%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (2.90%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (2.90%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (2.90%) VLDB
4 5 (2.42%) Power BI
5 3 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.48%) GIS
Development Applications
1 22 (10.63%) Jenkins
1 22 (10.63%) JIRA
2 18 (8.70%) Bitbucket
3 17 (8.21%) Git (software)
4 15 (7.25%) Sonatype Nexus
5 10 (4.83%) StarTeam
6 7 (3.38%) MSI
7 3 (1.45%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.45%) Eclipse RCP
8 2 (0.97%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (14.49%) Public Sector
2 15 (7.25%) Finance
3 8 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.38%) Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.38%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.93%) Electronics
6 3 (1.45%) Marketing
6 3 (1.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (10.14%) Senior DevOps
2 20 (9.66%) Analyst
3 19 (9.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (9.18%) Test Engineer
4 15 (7.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 13 (6.28%) Consultant
5 13 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (5.80%) Active Directory Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 11 (5.31%) Windows Engineer
8 10 (4.83%) DBA
8 10 (4.83%) Tester
9 8 (3.86%) Architect
9 8 (3.86%) Windows Server Engineer
10 7 (3.38%) Network Engineer
11 6 (2.90%) Active Directory Consultant
11 6 (2.90%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (2.90%) Test Analyst
12 5 (2.42%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.53%) LDAP
2 11 (5.31%) XML
3 5 (2.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) ADSI
4 1 (0.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.48%) JSP
4 1 (0.48%) Middleware
4 1 (0.48%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.48%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.21%) PKI
2 11 (5.31%) Clustering
3 10 (4.83%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.35%) Replication
5 5 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.93%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.45%) EPoS
7 3 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.45%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.48%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.48%) MMIC
9 1 (0.48%) User Experience
9 1 (0.48%) Verilog
9 1 (0.48%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 71 (34.30%) Windows
2 52 (25.12%) Windows Server
3 44 (21.26%) Linux
4 33 (15.94%) Windows 10
5 24 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (9.66%) Amazon Linux
8 19 (9.18%) Windows 7
9 18 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (8.70%) Windows XP
10 10 (4.83%) AIX
11 6 (2.90%) HPUX
12 5 (2.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.97%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.97%) Unix
14 1 (0.48%) CentOS
14 1 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (16.91%) Test Scripting
3 33 (15.94%) Mentoring
4 28 (13.53%) DevOps
5 22 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
5 22 (10.63%) Software Testing
6 21 (10.14%) Configuration Management
7 19 (9.18%) Change Management
7 19 (9.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (8.70%) Scrum
8 18 (8.70%) Technical Leadership
9 17 (8.21%) Coaching
9 17 (8.21%) Smoke Testing
10 12 (5.80%) Migration
10 12 (5.80%) Test Automation
11 11 (5.31%) Security Operations
12 10 (4.83%) ITIL
12 10 (4.83%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (4.83%) SIEM
12 10 (4.83%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 47 (22.71%) PowerShell
2 42 (20.29%) SQL
3 24 (11.59%) Python
4 8 (3.86%) Korn
4 8 (3.86%) Perl
5 7 (3.38%) Java
5 7 (3.38%) REXX
5 7 (3.38%) Tcl
5 7 (3.38%) VB
6 6 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.42%) T-SQL
8 4 (1.93%) C++
9 3 (1.45%) C#
9 3 (1.45%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.97%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.97%) C-shell
10 2 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.48%) VBScript
11 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 207 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (6.76%) MCTS
4 12 (5.80%) MCSE
5 11 (5.31%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.31%) ISTQB
6 10 (4.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (4.83%) MCITP
6 10 (4.83%) MCSA
7 9 (4.35%) Degree
8 6 (2.90%) OCP
8 6 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
9 5 (2.42%) CCNA
9 5 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.93%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.93%) MCP
11 3 (1.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.97%) CCDP
12 2 (0.97%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (1.93%) NCSC
2 3 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.45%) NIST
2 3 (1.45%) PMO
3 2 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.48%) DO-254
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.31%) Terminal Services
4 11 (5.31%) XenApp
5 10 (4.83%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 10 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.83%) VMware NSX
5 10 (4.83%) vSphere
6 6 (2.90%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.97%) Firmware
7 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.97%) Samba
8 1 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (11.11%) Ansible
2 17 (8.21%) Puppet
3 13 (6.28%) SCCM
4 10 (4.83%) HP ALM
4 10 (4.83%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (4.83%) Netcool
4 10 (4.83%) PowerCLI
4 10 (4.83%) vRealize
5 6 (2.90%) Data Guard
5 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.97%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.97%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 44 (21.26%) Microsoft
2 27 (13.04%) Citrix
3 24 (11.59%) Red Hat
4 16 (7.73%) HP
4 16 (7.73%) VMware
5 10 (4.83%) Google
5 10 (4.83%) McAfee
5 10 (4.83%) NetApp
5 10 (4.83%) Veritas
6 7 (3.38%) Cisco
6 7 (3.38%) Oracle
7 6 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.42%) CommVault
8 5 (2.42%) Juniper
8 5 (2.42%) RedGate
9 4 (1.93%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.45%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.45%) SAP
11 2 (0.97%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (0.97%) Fortinet