Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 53 15
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38 +29
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 320 148 480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.79% 3.40% 9.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.36% 22.09% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 117 343
Scotland median daily rate £290 £400 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +16.28% -0.29%
10th Percentile £220 £258 £250
90th Percentile £458 £500 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £405
% change year-on-year +2.86% +8.02% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 16
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.64% -32.93% +26.15%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.12 £36.25
90th Percentile £38.20 £46.79 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £34.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% -8.11% +8.03%

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 905 670 1,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.38% 15.38% 22.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 379 709
Scotland median daily rate £363 £380 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +11.76% -
10th Percentile £217 £210 £220
90th Percentile £525 £532 £471
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 44 59
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.63% -15.79% +38.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.74 £12.94
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.29 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.62
% change year-on-year -23.83% +7.71% +18.16%

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 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 0 194 £290 -20.00%
Glasgow +15 89 £275 -33.33% 5
South Lanarkshire -1 14 £438 -2.78%
Edinburgh -35 11 £585 +30.00% 10
Fife - 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 320 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 171 (53.44%) Windows
3 143 (44.69%) Microsoft
4 129 (40.31%) Active Directory
5 118 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 106 (33.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 105 (32.81%) DNS
8 101 (31.56%) Citrix
9 97 (30.31%) DHCP
10 95 (29.69%) Windows Server
11 94 (29.38%) Office 365
11 94 (29.38%) VMware
12 84 (26.25%) HP
13 77 (24.06%) Windows 7
14 75 (23.44%) Ivanti
15 74 (23.13%) SQL
16 73 (22.81%) PowerShell
17 72 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (20.31%) ITIL
19 63 (19.69%) Change Management
20 57 (17.81%) Test Scripting
21 52 (16.25%) Hyper-V
21 52 (16.25%) VMware ESXi
21 52 (16.25%) McAfee
22 51 (15.94%) HP ALM
23 49 (15.31%) XenApp
23 49 (15.31%) Degree
23 49 (15.31%) Software Testing
24 47 (14.69%) Migration
24 47 (14.69%) Computer Science

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 35 (10.94%) SharePoint
2 34 (10.63%) OpenStack
3 28 (8.75%) MS Exchange
4 26 (8.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 23 (7.19%) IIS
5 23 (7.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 23 (7.19%) SharePoint Server
5 23 (7.19%) Skype for Business
6 20 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.44%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.88%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.25%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.94%) IBM Connections
12 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.31%) Apache
13 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 28 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (7.19%) InfoPath
3 15 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.81%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 94 (29.38%) Office 365
2 6 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 105 (32.81%) DNS
2 97 (30.31%) DHCP
3 22 (6.88%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (6.56%) 3G
5 17 (5.31%) LAN
5 17 (5.31%) Skype
5 17 (5.31%) WAN
6 10 (3.13%) NetScaler
7 9 (2.81%) VPN
8 8 (2.50%) SAN
8 8 (2.50%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.19%) Firewall
9 7 (2.19%) Internet
9 7 (2.19%) VSAN
10 6 (1.88%) BGP
10 6 (1.88%) HSPA
10 6 (1.88%) MPLS
10 6 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.88%) Unified Communications
10 6 (1.88%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.81%) MySQL
3 3 (0.94%) DB2
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 40 (12.50%) HP UFT
1 40 (12.50%) WinRunner
2 21 (6.56%) MSI
3 20 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.19%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.31%) Eclipse RCP
6 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.31%) LabVIEW
General
1 8 (2.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (0.31%) Legal
3 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (13.13%) Analyst
1 42 (13.13%) Support Engineer
2 29 (9.06%) Test Analyst
3 19 (5.94%) Test Leader
4 18 (5.63%) Design Engineer
5 17 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
5 17 (5.31%) Consultant
6 15 (4.69%) Desktop Support
6 15 (4.69%) SharePoint Engineer
7 13 (4.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (4.06%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 12 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 12 (3.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 12 (3.75%) Messaging Engineer
9 11 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Applications Support
10 10 (3.13%) Applications Support Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.81%) CSS
2 24 (7.50%) XML
3 23 (7.19%) jQuery
3 23 (7.19%) XSLT
4 19 (5.94%) .NET
5 3 (0.94%) LDAP
6 2 (0.63%) HTML
6 2 (0.63%) Middleware
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.31%) HTML5
7 1 (0.31%) JSP
7 1 (0.31%) Spring
7 1 (0.31%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 47 (14.69%) Computer Science
2 45 (14.06%) PDA
3 43 (13.44%) Clustering
4 22 (6.88%) Fat Client
4 22 (6.88%) Thin Client
5 13 (4.06%) PKI
6 12 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.19%) Blackberry
8 6 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.25%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (1.25%) Data Centre
9 4 (1.25%) PMI
10 2 (0.63%) CMDB
10 2 (0.63%) Replication
10 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.31%) AS400
11 1 (0.31%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.31%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 171 (53.44%) Windows
2 118 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 106 (33.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 95 (29.69%) Windows Server
5 77 (24.06%) Windows 7
6 44 (13.75%) AIX
7 40 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (9.38%) Linux
9 23 (7.19%) Windows 10
10 20 (6.25%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.13%) Windows XP
12 6 (1.88%) Android
12 6 (1.88%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.88%) Windows Phone
12 6 (1.88%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (1.56%) Unix
14 3 (0.94%) HPUX
15 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (20.31%) ITIL
2 63 (19.69%) Change Management
3 57 (17.81%) Test Scripting
4 49 (15.31%) Software Testing
5 47 (14.69%) Migration
6 41 (12.81%) Test Automation
7 38 (11.88%) Smoke Testing
8 33 (10.31%) ITIL V3
9 32 (10.00%) Software Delivery
10 30 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
11 28 (8.75%) Workflow
12 26 (8.13%) High Availability
13 25 (7.81%) Six Sigma
14 23 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (6.56%) Project Management
16 20 (6.25%) Records Management
17 19 (5.94%) Incident Management
18 15 (4.69%) Service Management
19 14 (4.38%) Decision-Making
20 13 (4.06%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (23.13%) SQL
2 73 (22.81%) PowerShell
3 25 (7.81%) JavaScript
4 24 (7.50%) C#
5 11 (3.44%) VBScript
6 10 (3.13%) T-SQL
6 10 (3.13%) VB
7 9 (2.81%) Perl
7 9 (2.81%) PHP
8 7 (2.19%) Java
9 5 (1.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) LINC
10 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.31%) Python
10 1 (0.31%) VBA
10 1 (0.31%) XAML
Qualifications
1 320 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 49 (15.31%) Degree
3 46 (14.38%) Computer Science Degree
4 45 (14.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (13.13%) ISTQB
6 37 (11.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 34 (10.63%) MCSE
8 14 (4.38%) DV Cleared
9 9 (2.81%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.50%) CCNA
10 8 (2.50%) CCNP
11 6 (1.88%) BC Cleared
11 6 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.25%) MCITP
12 4 (1.25%) MCSA
12 4 (1.25%) MCTS
12 4 (1.25%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.63%) HNC
13 2 (0.63%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.50%) JSP 440
2 21 (6.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.88%) PMO
3 6 (1.88%) QA
4 4 (1.25%) SLA
5 1 (0.31%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.31%) NIST 800
System Software
1 129 (40.31%) Active Directory
2 72 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (16.25%) Hyper-V
3 52 (16.25%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (15.31%) XenApp
5 37 (11.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 37 (11.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 27 (8.44%) XenDesktop
7 26 (8.13%) XenServer
8 8 (2.50%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.25%) vSphere
10 2 (0.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.31%) vCloud
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (15.94%) HP ALM
2 41 (12.81%) McAfee ePO
3 38 (11.88%) SCCM
4 31 (9.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (2.81%) PowerCLI
6 7 (2.19%) vRealize
7 6 (1.88%) AirWatch
7 6 (1.88%) SafeCom
7 6 (1.88%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.56%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.94%) Netcool
11 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.63%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
12 1 (0.31%) Kibana
12 1 (0.31%) logstash
12 1 (0.31%) OpenView
12 1 (0.31%) QRadar
Vendors
1 143 (44.69%) Microsoft
2 101 (31.56%) Citrix
3 94 (29.38%) VMware
4 84 (26.25%) HP
5 75 (23.44%) Ivanti
6 52 (16.25%) McAfee
7 40 (12.50%) Veritas
8 26 (8.13%) ThinPrint
9 19 (5.94%) Nintex
10 13 (4.06%) Oracle
11 12 (3.75%) Cisco
12 9 (2.81%) Apple
13 6 (1.88%) IBM
13 6 (1.88%) SAP
13 6 (1.88%) Symantec
14 5 (1.56%) Lotus
15 4 (1.25%) Altiris
15 4 (1.25%) Red Hat
16 3 (0.94%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 3 (0.94%) Nortel