Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 33 54
Rank change year-on-year -5 +21 -39
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 203 320 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.61% 5.79% 3.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.88% 35.28% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 241 117
Scotland median daily rate £400 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -27.50% +16.28%
10th Percentile £275 £220 £258
90th Percentile £600 £458 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 7
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.81% -43.64% -32.93%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.75 £14.12
90th Percentile £49.30 £38.20 £46.79
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £18.70 £34.00
% change year-on-year +124.60% -45.00% -8.11%

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 703 907 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.96% 16.41% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 550 379
Scotland median daily rate £425 £364 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.84% -4.28% +11.76%
10th Percentile £250 £217 £210
90th Percentile £600 £526 £532
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 39 44
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -40.63% -15.79%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.75 £13.74
90th Percentile £45.08 £56.75 £48.29
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £22.93 £29.84
% change year-on-year +57.00% -23.14% +8.02%

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 2019.

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 18 August 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
Glasgow +18 100 £500 +81.82% 11
Renfrewshire 0 61 £360 +24.14% 5
Edinburgh +28 13 £450 -23.08% 22
Fife +1 7 £160 - 1
South Lanarkshire 0 6 £285 -34.86%
Highlands - 3 £391 -
East Lothian - 2 £192 -
Scottish Borders -5 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 £614 -
Midlothian - 1 £192 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 £138 - 3
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (25.12%) Linux
3 46 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
5 41 (20.20%) SQL
6 40 (19.70%) Java
6 40 (19.70%) Service Management
7 38 (18.72%) Mentoring
8 34 (16.75%) Technical Leadership
9 33 (16.26%) MySQL
10 32 (15.76%) JavaScript
10 32 (15.76%) JIRA
10 32 (15.76%) Public Sector
11 28 (13.79%) Windows
11 28 (13.79%) Terraform
12 27 (13.30%) CentOS
13 26 (12.81%) DevOps
13 26 (12.81%) SQL Server
13 26 (12.81%) QA
13 26 (12.81%) Spring
14 25 (12.32%) .NET
15 24 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (11.33%) MariaDB
16 23 (11.33%) Skype
17 22 (10.84%) Spring Boot
17 22 (10.84%) Test Automation
18 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
18 21 (10.34%) Active Directory
19 20 (9.85%) Confluence
19 20 (9.85%) Microservices

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 20 (9.85%) Confluence
2 9 (4.43%) Alfresco
3 4 (1.97%) Apache
3 4 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.48%) IIS
5 2 (0.99%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.49%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (9.36%) Google Docs
2 19 (9.36%) Slack
3 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.94%) Office 365
5 3 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) npm
7 1 (0.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.33%) Skype
2 6 (2.96%) WAN
3 5 (2.46%) DNS
3 5 (2.46%) EIGRP
3 5 (2.46%) LAN
3 5 (2.46%) OSPF
3 5 (2.46%) PPP
4 4 (1.97%) ADSL
4 4 (1.97%) Ethernet
4 4 (1.97%) Firewall
4 4 (1.97%) HTTP
4 4 (1.97%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.97%) Internet
4 4 (1.97%) MPLS
4 4 (1.97%) Network Security
4 4 (1.97%) SMTP
4 4 (1.97%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.48%) IPsec
5 3 (1.48%) Unified Communications
5 3 (1.48%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.26%) MySQL
2 26 (12.81%) SQL Server
3 23 (11.33%) MariaDB
4 11 (5.42%) RDBMS
4 11 (5.42%) Relational Database
5 9 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (3.94%) Amazon Aurora
6 8 (3.94%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
9 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (15.76%) JIRA
2 21 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.91%) Selenium
4 11 (5.42%) Cucumber
4 11 (5.42%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.93%) Bugzilla
5 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (4.93%) WebDriver
6 9 (4.43%) Gradle
6 9 (4.43%) JUnit
6 9 (4.43%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.94%) Gatling
7 8 (3.94%) JMeter
7 8 (3.94%) SonarQube
8 4 (1.97%) ClearCase
8 4 (1.97%) Subversion
9 2 (0.99%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.99%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.99%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (0.99%) NUnit
General
1 32 (15.76%) Public Sector
2 11 (5.42%) Banking
2 11 (5.42%) Investment Banking
3 9 (4.43%) Manufacturing
3 9 (4.43%) Marketing
3 9 (4.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.96%) Finance
5 5 (2.46%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Police
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (23.15%) Developer
2 21 (10.34%) Analyst
3 19 (9.36%) Consultant
4 17 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.37%) Lead Developer
5 15 (7.39%) Lead DevOps
6 14 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 14 (6.90%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) QA Engineer
8 10 (4.93%) QA Leader
9 9 (4.43%) Network Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Wintel Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) C# Developer
10 8 (3.94%) Senior DevOps
10 8 (3.94%) SQL Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Applications Developer
11 7 (3.45%) Programme Manager
12 6 (2.96%) Programme Test Manager
12 6 (2.96%) Software Developer
12 6 (2.96%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.81%) Spring
2 25 (12.32%) .NET
3 22 (10.84%) Spring Boot
4 15 (7.39%) RESTful
5 14 (6.90%) LDAP
6 11 (5.42%) Gherkin
6 11 (5.42%) REST
7 10 (4.93%) ASP.NET
8 9 (4.43%) JSON
9 8 (3.94%) CSS
10 6 (2.96%) ADSI
10 6 (2.96%) HTML
11 5 (2.46%) WCF
12 4 (1.97%) Apache Camel
12 4 (1.97%) HTML5
12 4 (1.97%) XML
13 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 2 (0.99%) JSP
13 2 (0.99%) Sass
13 2 (0.99%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.88%) Clustering
2 13 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 9 (4.43%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.97%) Derivative
4 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (0.99%) EPoS
7 1 (0.49%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.49%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.49%) iPad
7 1 (0.49%) PMI
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 51 (25.12%) Linux
2 28 (13.79%) Windows
3 27 (13.30%) CentOS
4 14 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.93%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.96%) Unix
8 4 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.48%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.49%) AIX
10 1 (0.49%) Android
10 1 (0.49%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.70%) Service Management
3 38 (18.72%) Mentoring
4 34 (16.75%) Technical Leadership
5 26 (12.81%) DevOps
6 22 (10.84%) Test Automation
7 20 (9.85%) Microservices
8 19 (9.36%) ITIL
8 19 (9.36%) SOA
9 18 (8.87%) Regression Testing
9 18 (8.87%) TDD
10 17 (8.37%) Configuration Management
11 16 (7.88%) Migration
12 15 (7.39%) BDD
12 15 (7.39%) Programme Management
12 15 (7.39%) Unit Testing
13 13 (6.40%) ITSM
13 13 (6.40%) Scrum
13 13 (6.40%) Software Engineering
14 12 (5.91%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.20%) SQL
2 40 (19.70%) Java
3 32 (15.76%) JavaScript
4 16 (7.88%) C#
5 13 (6.40%) Python
5 13 (6.40%) Shell Script
5 13 (6.40%) TypeScript
6 10 (4.93%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.93%) PowerShell
7 9 (4.43%) Groovy
7 9 (4.43%) Java 8
8 6 (2.96%) XPath
9 4 (1.97%) C
9 4 (1.97%) C++
10 2 (0.99%) Korn
11 1 (0.49%) ES6
11 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 203 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (7.88%) Degree
3 15 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.45%) Master's Degree
6 6 (2.96%) CCNA
6 6 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.97%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.97%) CCNP
8 3 (1.48%) CCDP
8 3 (1.48%) CCIP
8 3 (1.48%) CISSP
8 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.99%) MCSE
9 2 (0.99%) PMP
9 2 (0.99%) VCAP
9 2 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (12.81%) QA
2 10 (4.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (3.94%) NCSC
3 8 (3.94%) NIST
4 7 (3.45%) PMO
5 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.99%) RMADS
5 2 (0.99%) SLA
6 1 (0.49%) COBIT
6 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 21 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.96%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.99%) vSphere
5 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (13.79%) Terraform
2 18 (8.87%) Ansible
3 17 (8.37%) Puppet
4 8 (3.94%) Packer
5 6 (2.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 6 (2.96%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.46%) Nexpose
6 5 (2.46%) SCCM
7 4 (1.97%) Nessus
7 4 (1.97%) QRadar
8 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.99%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.49%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.49%) Netcool
9 1 (0.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (21.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.36%) Google
3 12 (5.91%) Cisco
4 7 (3.45%) HP
4 7 (3.45%) Splunk
4 7 (3.45%) VMware
5 6 (2.96%) Snow
6 5 (2.46%) SAP
7 4 (1.97%) Juniper
7 4 (1.97%) Qualys
8 3 (1.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (1.48%) Blue Coat
8 3 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.48%) Dell
8 3 (1.48%) EMC
8 3 (1.48%) McAfee
8 3 (1.48%) NetApp
8 3 (1.48%) Oracle
8 3 (1.48%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.48%) Sparx