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 3 months to 30 April 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 11 29
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 81 314 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.25% 10.49% 4.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.13% 43.79% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 187 91
Median daily rate £400 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +9.67% -0.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 15
Median hourly rate £47.23 £41.00 £13.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.19% +209.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.48% +49.09%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 288 717 493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.13% 23.96% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 396 256
Median daily rate £390 £335 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.41% -2.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 34 33
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.58% +37.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.72 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -4 40 £400 +17.64%
Glasgow -28 18 £388 +6.16% 1
Edinburgh - 13 £514 - 7
South Lanarkshire - 3 £390 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 SC Cleared.

1 161 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 46 (28.57%) Windows
3 42 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 36 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (22.36%) Windows Server
5 30 (18.63%) Cisco
6 29 (18.01%) PowerShell
7 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (16.15%) ITIL
8 25 (15.53%) SQL
8 25 (15.53%) .NET
8 25 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
8 25 (15.53%) Git (software)
9 24 (14.91%) C#
9 24 (14.91%) IIS
10 23 (14.29%) Oracle
11 21 (13.04%) HP
12 20 (12.42%) Linux
12 20 (12.42%) XAML
12 20 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (12.42%) Open Source
12 20 (12.42%) Puppet
12 20 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 18 (11.18%) Firewall
13 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
14 17 (10.56%) LAN
15 16 (9.94%) WAN
16 15 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management

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 24 (14.91%) IIS
2 7 (4.35%) JBoss
3 6 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.48%) CMS
5 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.24%) Apache
6 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.62%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Office 365
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.24%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.18%) Firewall
2 17 (10.56%) LAN
3 16 (9.94%) WAN
4 13 (8.07%) Wireless
5 10 (6.21%) BIG-IP
5 10 (6.21%) SAN
6 6 (3.73%) HTTP
6 6 (3.73%) HTTPS
6 6 (3.73%) SSL
7 5 (3.11%) iSCSI
7 5 (3.11%) NAS
7 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.48%) DNS
9 3 (1.86%) MPLS
9 3 (1.86%) VSAN
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.24%) DHCP
10 2 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.24%) Network Security
10 2 (1.24%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.48%) MS Access
4 3 (1.86%) MySQL
4 3 (1.86%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.24%) DB2
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 25 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.35%) StarTeam
4 6 (3.73%) Eclipse
4 6 (3.73%) Maven
4 6 (3.73%) MSI
5 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.86%) Selenium
6 2 (1.24%) Subversion
General
1 13 (8.07%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.86%) Electronics
3 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.86%) Marketing
4 2 (1.24%) German Language
4 2 (1.24%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.62%) French Language
5 1 (0.62%) Military
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 19 (11.80%) Architect
3 18 (11.18%) Automation Engineer
4 17 (10.56%) Developer
5 15 (9.32%) Analyst
6 13 (8.07%) Consultant
6 13 (8.07%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (5.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (4.35%) Security Architect
8 7 (4.35%) Security Consultant
9 6 (3.73%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) NetBackup Engineer
11 4 (2.48%) .NET Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Data Centre Engineer
11 4 (2.48%) iOS Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.48%) SQL Developer
11 4 (2.48%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.48%) Test Analyst
11 4 (2.48%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (15.53%) .NET
2 8 (4.97%) REST
3 7 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.73%) Drools
4 6 (3.73%) Hibernate
4 6 (3.73%) Java EE
4 6 (3.73%) jBPM
4 6 (3.73%) JPA
4 6 (3.73%) XML
5 5 (3.11%) HTML
5 5 (3.11%) JMS
5 5 (3.11%) SOAP
5 5 (3.11%) Web Services
5 5 (3.11%) XSD
5 5 (3.11%) XSLT
6 3 (1.86%) Apache Camel
6 3 (1.86%) HTML5
6 3 (1.86%) JSON
6 3 (1.86%) Spring
7 2 (1.24%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.73%) Clustering
3 6 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.48%) iPad
5 3 (1.86%) CESG
5 3 (1.86%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.86%) User Experience
6 2 (1.24%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.24%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.24%) PMI
6 2 (1.24%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) Celerra
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.62%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.57%) Windows
2 36 (22.36%) Windows Server
2 36 (22.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 20 (12.42%) Linux
4 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (8.07%) Windows 7
6 12 (7.45%) Windows 10
6 12 (7.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (7.45%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.21%) AIX
7 10 (6.21%) Unix
8 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.11%) Solaris
9 4 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.62%) HPUX
11 1 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
1 26 (16.15%) ITIL
2 25 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.42%) Continuous Delivery
3 20 (12.42%) Open Source
4 14 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.07%) Information Security
6 11 (6.83%) Risk Management
7 10 (6.21%) Information Assurance
7 10 (6.21%) Network Design
7 10 (6.21%) Security Architecture
8 9 (5.59%) Scrum
9 8 (4.97%) Service Management
10 7 (4.35%) Change Management
10 7 (4.35%) Cryptography
10 7 (4.35%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (4.35%) ITSM
10 7 (4.35%) TDD
10 7 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 6 (3.73%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.01%) PowerShell
2 25 (15.53%) SQL
3 24 (14.91%) C#
4 20 (12.42%) XAML
5 13 (8.07%) Java
6 7 (4.35%) VB
7 6 (3.73%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.73%) PL/SQL
7 6 (3.73%) REXX
7 6 (3.73%) Tcl
8 5 (3.11%) Perl
9 4 (2.48%) C
9 4 (2.48%) Korn
9 4 (2.48%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.86%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.24%) C-shell
11 2 (1.24%) Go
11 2 (1.24%) Python
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (8.70%) CCNP
4 10 (6.21%) CCIE
5 9 (5.59%) CCSA
5 9 (5.59%) Degree
5 9 (5.59%) JNCIA
6 7 (4.35%) CCDP
6 7 (4.35%) CCIP
6 7 (4.35%) CCSE
6 7 (4.35%) CEH
6 7 (4.35%) CISSP
6 7 (4.35%) CREST Certified
6 7 (4.35%) JNCIE
7 6 (3.73%) GIAC
7 6 (3.73%) ISTQB
7 6 (3.73%) SANS
8 5 (3.11%) MCITP
8 5 (3.11%) MCTS
8 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) PMO
2 3 (1.86%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.86%) vSphere
5 2 (1.24%) Docker
5 2 (1.24%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.62%) Firmware
6 1 (0.62%) KVM
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.62%) Samba
6 1 (0.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 20 (12.42%) Puppet
2 7 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.11%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.11%) Netcool
5 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.86%) EMC Navisphere
6 3 (1.86%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.86%) vRealize
7 2 (1.24%) Ansible
7 2 (1.24%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.62%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.62%) Simpana
8 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 42 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 30 (18.63%) Cisco
3 23 (14.29%) Oracle
4 21 (13.04%) HP
5 13 (8.07%) F5
6 12 (7.45%) Riverbed
7 10 (6.21%) Aruba
7 10 (6.21%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.97%) EMC
8 8 (4.97%) Juniper
9 7 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.35%) Fortinet
10 6 (3.73%) Intel Security
10 6 (3.73%) Veritas
10 6 (3.73%) VMware
11 5 (3.11%) Citrix
12 3 (1.86%) Apple
12 3 (1.86%) Avaya
12 3 (1.86%) IBM
12 3 (1.86%) SAP
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