Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 81 14
Rank change year-on-year +41 -67 +33
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 245 116 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.55% 2.40% 9.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.79% 16.60% 38.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 84 394
Scotland median daily rate £355 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +10.95% +1.27%
10th Percentile £255 £258 £260
90th Percentile £500 £500 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% -45.12% -11.35%
10th Percentile £12.88 £13.93 £34.55
90th Percentile £41.29 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £34.20 £21.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +62.86% -41.67% +14.25%

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 851 699 1,162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.81% 14.44% 23.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 385 711
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +9.85% -2.22%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 57
Scotland median hourly rate £24.25 £29.40 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.52% -22.63% +78.82%
10th Percentile £12.93 £13.22 £14.60
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 2018.

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 16 October 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
Renfrewshire 0 116 £338 +7.14% 1
Glasgow +13 72 £330 -24.57% 8
South Lanarkshire -1 25 £470 +13.94% 4
Edinburgh +1 22 £555 +21.64% 8
Fife +4 2 - - 2
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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.

1 245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 97 (39.59%) Windows
3 67 (27.35%) ITIL
4 66 (26.94%) Active Directory
5 63 (25.71%) Microsoft
6 57 (23.27%) Office 365
7 55 (22.45%) SQL
7 55 (22.45%) HP
8 54 (22.04%) DNS
9 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (20.41%) DHCP
11 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (19.18%) VMware
12 43 (17.55%) Windows 7
13 42 (17.14%) Citrix
14 41 (16.73%) Change Management
15 38 (15.51%) Linux
16 36 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (14.69%) Windows Server
17 35 (14.29%) Ivanti
18 34 (13.88%) Test Scripting
19 32 (13.06%) PowerShell
20 31 (12.65%) Hyper-V
20 31 (12.65%) HP ALM
21 30 (12.24%) ITIL V3
22 29 (11.84%) Software Testing
22 29 (11.84%) McAfee
23 28 (11.43%) PDA
23 28 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
24 27 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 23 (9.39%) OpenStack
2 16 (6.53%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (4.49%) Office Communications Server
8 7 (2.86%) IIS
9 5 (2.04%) Apache
9 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (6.94%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.45%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.63%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 57 (23.27%) Office 365
2 13 (5.31%) IaaS
3 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.82%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (22.04%) DNS
2 50 (20.41%) DHCP
3 18 (7.35%) WAN
4 16 (6.53%) Skype
5 14 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.31%) LAN
7 12 (4.90%) VSAN
8 10 (4.08%) SAN
9 9 (3.67%) Firewall
10 8 (3.27%) Internet
11 7 (2.86%) ADSL
11 7 (2.86%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.86%) HSPA
11 7 (2.86%) MPLS
12 6 (2.45%) ATM
12 6 (2.45%) OSPF
12 6 (2.45%) RIP
12 6 (2.45%) Unified Communications
12 6 (2.45%) VPN
12 6 (2.45%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.57%) MySQL
2 11 (4.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.82%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 26 (10.61%) HP UFT
1 26 (10.61%) WinRunner
2 10 (4.08%) MSI
3 4 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.82%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.41%) Appium
5 1 (0.41%) Calabash
5 1 (0.41%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.41%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.41%) JBehave
5 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.41%) JIRA
5 1 (0.41%) JMeter
5 1 (0.41%) JUnit
5 1 (0.41%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (4.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.41%) Finance
2 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (14.69%) Support Engineer
2 24 (9.80%) Analyst
3 23 (9.39%) Applications Engineer
3 23 (9.39%) Applications Support
3 23 (9.39%) Applications Support Engineer
4 18 (7.35%) Test Analyst
5 14 (5.71%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (5.31%) Network Engineer
7 10 (4.08%) Consultant
7 10 (4.08%) Developer
7 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.67%) Architect
8 9 (3.67%) Desktop Support
8 9 (3.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 9 (3.67%) Test Leader
9 8 (3.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (3.27%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
10 7 (2.86%) Senior Developer
11 6 (2.45%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (2.45%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.90%) CSS
2 8 (3.27%) HTML
3 7 (2.86%) Apache Camel
3 7 (2.86%) HTML5
3 7 (2.86%) Spring
4 5 (2.04%) XML
5 4 (1.63%) .NET
5 4 (1.63%) jQuery
5 4 (1.63%) XSLT
6 3 (1.22%) Web Services
7 2 (0.82%) LDAP
7 2 (0.82%) Middleware
8 1 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.41%) JSP
8 1 (0.41%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.43%) PDA
2 27 (11.02%) Clustering
3 18 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.63%) CESG
6 4 (1.63%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.63%) PMI
6 4 (1.63%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.82%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.82%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.41%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Replication
8 1 (0.41%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 97 (39.59%) Windows
2 53 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (17.55%) Windows 7
5 38 (15.51%) Linux
6 36 (14.69%) Windows Server
7 26 (10.61%) AIX
8 22 (8.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.04%) Unix
11 4 (1.63%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.63%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.22%) Solaris
13 2 (0.82%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.35%) ITIL
2 41 (16.73%) Change Management
3 34 (13.88%) Test Scripting
4 30 (12.24%) ITIL V3
5 29 (11.84%) Software Testing
6 27 (11.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (11.02%) Test Automation
7 26 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
7 26 (10.61%) Six Sigma
8 25 (10.20%) Migration
9 23 (9.39%) Smoke Testing
10 20 (8.16%) Configuration Management
10 20 (8.16%) Incident Management
10 20 (8.16%) Project Management
11 19 (7.76%) Network Management
12 13 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (4.90%) Problem Management
14 11 (4.49%) Performance Management
14 11 (4.49%) Scrum
14 11 (4.49%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.45%) SQL
2 32 (13.06%) PowerShell
3 20 (8.16%) Java
3 20 (8.16%) Perl
4 19 (7.76%) JavaScript
5 16 (6.53%) PHP
6 15 (6.12%) Shell Script
7 10 (4.08%) VBScript
8 7 (2.86%) Python
9 6 (2.45%) C#
10 5 (2.04%) Bash Shell
10 5 (2.04%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.04%) VB
11 4 (1.63%) C-shell
11 4 (1.63%) Korn
12 2 (0.82%) C++
13 1 (0.41%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.41%) LINC
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 245 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 27 (11.02%) ISTQB
3 25 (10.20%) DV Cleared
4 23 (9.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (6.12%) Degree
5 15 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (5.31%) MCSE
8 8 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.86%) CCNA
9 7 (2.86%) CCNP
10 6 (2.45%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.63%) ISACA
11 4 (1.63%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.82%) CCIP
13 1 (0.41%) MCSA
13 1 (0.41%) MCTS
13 1 (0.41%) OCP
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.61%) JSP 440
2 11 (4.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (4.49%) SLA
3 7 (2.86%) QA
4 5 (2.04%) PMO
5 4 (1.63%) COBIT
5 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 4 (1.63%) NIST 800
System Software
1 66 (26.94%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (12.65%) Hyper-V
4 28 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 27 (11.02%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (6.53%) XenApp
7 14 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (5.71%) vSphere
8 12 (4.90%) VMware NSX
9 8 (3.27%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.04%) XenServer
11 4 (1.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 31 (12.65%) HP ALM
2 25 (10.20%) McAfee ePO
3 10 (4.08%) SCCM
3 10 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (4.08%) vRealize
4 6 (2.45%) Ansible
4 6 (2.45%) Puppet
5 2 (0.82%) Kibana
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.41%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.41%) logstash
6 1 (0.41%) Nagios
6 1 (0.41%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.41%) QRadar
Vendors
1 63 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 55 (22.45%) HP
3 47 (19.18%) VMware
4 42 (17.14%) Citrix
5 35 (14.29%) Ivanti
6 29 (11.84%) McAfee
7 26 (10.61%) Veritas
8 21 (8.57%) Oracle
9 10 (4.08%) Cisco
10 6 (2.45%) Juniper
11 5 (2.04%) Centrify
11 5 (2.04%) F5
12 4 (1.63%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 4 (1.63%) Nintex
12 4 (1.63%) Nortel
12 4 (1.63%) ThinPrint
13 3 (1.22%) IBM
14 2 (0.82%) Ericsson
14 2 (0.82%) Huawei
14 2 (0.82%) Salesforce.com