Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 21 40
Rank change year-on-year -69 +19 -21
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 99 312 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 7.50% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.39% 34.48% 23.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 310 181
Scotland median daily rate £369 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.46% -2.86% +0.73%
10th Percentile £259 £267 £258
90th Percentile £500 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £36.50 £53.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.36% -31.42% +222.55%
10th Percentile £15.66 £18.70 £50.64
90th Percentile £41.18 £42.48 £55.80
UK median hourly rate £20.44 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -43.22% -2.70% +94.74%

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 688 905 1013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.79% 21.75% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 552 546
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -0.73% -1.43%
10th Percentile £209 £240 £214
90th Percentile £500 £466 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 24
Scotland median hourly rate £26.88 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.21% +66.67% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.70 £14.30 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.85 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% +3.50% +31.58%

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 14 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

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 14 December 2017. 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 33 £315 -7.35% 2
Glasgow -39 27 £400 +14.29% 1
Edinburgh -40 12 £450 -27.86% 1
South Lanarkshire +3 9 £375 -
Aberdeen - 4 £400 -
Fife 0 2 - -
Stirling - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £650 +441.67%
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 31 (31.31%) Windows
4 28 (28.28%) PowerShell
5 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
6 20 (20.20%) ITIL
6 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
7 18 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 18 (18.18%) Office 365
7 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (17.17%) IIS
9 15 (15.15%) SQL
9 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (13.13%) Migration
11 12 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (12.12%) SCCM
12 11 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 11 (11.11%) VMware
12 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
13 10 (10.10%) ITIL V3
13 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
13 10 (10.10%) QA
13 10 (10.10%) Service Design
14 9 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 9 (9.09%) Prototyping
14 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (9.09%) WSUS
14 9 (9.09%) Open Source
14 9 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (9.09%) Project 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 18 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 17 (17.17%) IIS
3 9 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (7.07%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.04%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.02%) JBoss
7 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.02%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.01%) Jetty
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.18%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) HTTP
1 9 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 9 (9.09%) SSL
2 6 (6.06%) S/MIME
2 6 (6.06%) Unified Communications
3 4 (4.04%) iSCSI
3 4 (4.04%) NAS
3 4 (4.04%) SAN
4 3 (3.03%) LAN
4 3 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.03%) WAN
5 2 (2.02%) Broadband
5 2 (2.02%) Firewall
5 2 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.01%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) LDAP
6 1 (1.01%) Network Security
6 1 (1.01%) Skype
6 1 (1.01%) SMS
6 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) MySQL
3 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.01%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.01%) GIS
4 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.01%) Redis
4 1 (1.01%) Riak
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.01%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) Selenium
3 1 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (8.08%) Author
1 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
1 8 (8.08%) Technical Author
2 7 (7.07%) Administrator
2 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared Project Manager
3 6 (6.06%) Consultant
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Administrator
4 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.04%) Analyst
5 4 (4.04%) Developer
5 4 (4.04%) NetBackup Engineer
5 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) Applications Support
6 3 (3.03%) Applications Support Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Engineer
6 3 (3.03%) SharePoint Specialist
6 3 (3.03%) UX Specialist
7 2 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.02%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.07%) XML
2 5 (5.05%) CSS
2 5 (5.05%) jQuery
2 5 (5.05%) XSLT
3 4 (4.04%) .NET
4 2 (2.02%) J2EE
4 2 (2.02%) Middleware
5 1 (1.01%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.01%) HTML
5 1 (1.01%) HTML5
5 1 (1.01%) JMS
5 1 (1.01%) JPA
5 1 (1.01%) Kafka
5 1 (1.01%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.01%) Spring
5 1 (1.01%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.01%) Web Services
5 1 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) PKI
2 4 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.04%) User Experience
3 3 (3.03%) PMI
4 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) CMDB
5 1 (1.01%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.01%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) Windows
2 22 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 10 (10.10%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.09%) Linux
6 9 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) ITIL
2 15 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.13%) Migration
4 11 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 10 (10.10%) ITIL V3
5 10 (10.10%) Service Design
6 9 (9.09%) Open Source
6 9 (9.09%) Project Management
6 9 (9.09%) Prototyping
6 9 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 7 (7.07%) DevOps
7 7 (7.07%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (6.06%) Information Management
8 6 (6.06%) Performance Testing
8 6 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (6.06%) Software Distribution
9 5 (5.05%) Business Transformation
9 5 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.05%) DNA
9 5 (5.05%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.28%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.15%) SQL
3 6 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.04%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) Ruby
5 3 (3.03%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) Perl
5 3 (3.03%) PHP
5 3 (3.03%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Python
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.05%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.04%) Degree
3 4 (4.04%) MCSE
3 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.03%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.02%) CCNP
6 1 (1.01%) CCSP
6 1 (1.01%) CISSP
6 1 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) QA
2 2 (2.02%) PMO
3 1 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (20.20%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.03%) vSphere
6 1 (1.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (12.12%) SCCM
2 9 (9.09%) WSUS
3 5 (5.05%) Ansible
4 4 (4.04%) EMC Navisphere
4 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.04%) Puppet
5 1 (1.01%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.11%) VMware
3 8 (8.08%) Cisco
4 5 (5.05%) Oracle
5 4 (4.04%) AppSense
5 4 (4.04%) EMC
5 4 (4.04%) HP
5 4 (4.04%) IBM
5 4 (4.04%) Nintex
6 2 (2.02%) Citrix
6 2 (2.02%) F5
6 2 (2.02%) Juniper
6 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.01%) Aruba
7 1 (1.01%) Dell
7 1 (1.01%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (1.01%) Informatica
7 1 (1.01%) Symantec
7 1 (1.01%) ThinPrint
7 1 (1.01%) TIBCO