Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 17 37
Rank change year-on-year -28 +20 -22
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 155 492 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.68% 8.92% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.85% 39.74% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 341 156
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.57% +5.45%
10th Percentile £258 £255 £240
90th Percentile £500 £445 £453
UK median daily rate £438 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +9.24% +0.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 20
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £41.00 £21.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.93% +94.36% +17.19%
10th Percentile £14.12 £36.25 £12.91
90th Percentile £46.79 £43.00 £44.38
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +80.56%

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 650 1238 971
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.45% 22.46% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 711 495
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.15% +5.46%
10th Percentile £206 £220 £217
90th Percentile £525 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 52 51
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £37.75 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.26% +37.57% +52.44%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.12 £12.10
90th Percentile £48.34 £43.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -1 72 £350 +2.94% 2
Glasgow -32 40 £400 +9.59% 3
Edinburgh +48 25 £435 +77.55% 2
South Lanarkshire - 6 £425 -
Aberdeen - 2 £363 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 155 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 56 (36.13%) Windows
3 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 45 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 44 (28.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (28.39%) PowerShell
6 33 (21.29%) IIS
7 30 (19.35%) SQL
8 25 (16.13%) .NET
9 24 (15.48%) C#
9 24 (15.48%) Active Directory
9 24 (15.48%) Git (software)
10 23 (14.84%) Cisco
10 23 (14.84%) ITIL
11 22 (14.19%) Windows 10
12 21 (13.55%) Windows 7
12 21 (13.55%) Configuration Management
12 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (12.90%) XAML
13 20 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (12.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (12.26%) Oracle
15 18 (11.61%) Open Source
15 18 (11.61%) Puppet
15 18 (11.61%) Office 365
16 17 (10.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 17 (10.97%) Linux
17 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (10.32%) HTTP
17 16 (10.32%) HTTPS

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 33 (21.29%) IIS
2 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (5.81%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.58%) CMS
3 4 (2.58%) JBoss
3 4 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.61%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.32%) HTTP
1 16 (10.32%) HTTPS
1 16 (10.32%) SSL
2 11 (7.10%) Firewall
2 11 (7.10%) SAN
3 8 (5.16%) iSCSI
3 8 (5.16%) LAN
3 8 (5.16%) NAS
4 7 (4.52%) WAN
5 4 (2.58%) DNS
5 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.94%) BIG-IP
6 3 (1.94%) DHCP
6 3 (1.94%) MPLS
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.29%) LDAP
7 2 (1.29%) Network Security
7 2 (1.29%) Skype
7 2 (1.29%) Wireless
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.58%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.58%) MS Access
4 3 (1.94%) DB2
4 3 (1.94%) MySQL
4 3 (1.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 24 (15.48%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.52%) MSI
4 5 (3.23%) StarTeam
5 4 (2.58%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.94%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.94%) Maven
7 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.65%) Selenium
7 1 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.94%) Finance
3 2 (1.29%) German Language
3 2 (1.29%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.65%) French Language
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (10.97%) Automation Engineer
2 14 (9.03%) Consultant
3 13 (8.39%) Network Engineer
3 13 (8.39%) PowerShell Engineer
4 12 (7.74%) Developer
5 11 (7.10%) Analyst
6 8 (5.16%) Administrator
6 8 (5.16%) Architect
6 8 (5.16%) Author
6 8 (5.16%) NetBackup Engineer
6 8 (5.16%) Technical Author
7 7 (4.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 5 (3.23%) Office 365 Administrator
9 4 (2.58%) Data Centre Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) Exchange Consultant
9 4 (2.58%) Messaging Consultant
9 4 (2.58%) Office 365 Consultant
9 4 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (2.58%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
9 4 (2.58%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.13%) .NET
2 4 (2.58%) AngularJS
3 3 (1.94%) Drools
3 3 (1.94%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.94%) Java EE
3 3 (1.94%) jBPM
3 3 (1.94%) JPA
3 3 (1.94%) REST
3 3 (1.94%) Web Services
3 3 (1.94%) XML
4 2 (1.29%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.29%) CSS
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 2 (1.29%) HTML5
4 2 (1.29%) J2EE
4 2 (1.29%) JMS
4 2 (1.29%) JSON
4 2 (1.29%) SOAP
4 2 (1.29%) XSD
4 2 (1.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.94%) Clustering
3 3 (1.94%) PMI
3 3 (1.94%) Private Cloud
3 3 (1.94%) User Experience
4 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.29%) PKI
5 1 (0.65%) CMDB
5 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.65%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.65%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 56 (36.13%) Windows
2 45 (29.03%) Windows Server
3 44 (28.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (14.19%) Windows 10
5 21 (13.55%) Windows 7
6 17 (10.97%) Linux
7 16 (10.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (7.10%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.23%) AIX
11 3 (1.94%) Solaris
11 3 (1.94%) Unix
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (14.84%) ITIL
2 21 (13.55%) Configuration Management
2 21 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (12.26%) Continuous Delivery
4 18 (11.61%) Open Source
5 17 (10.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 16 (10.32%) Prototyping
7 15 (9.68%) Migration
8 13 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.39%) Software Distribution
9 8 (5.16%) Asset Management
9 8 (5.16%) Change Control
10 7 (4.52%) Patch Management
10 7 (4.52%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (3.87%) Change Management
11 6 (3.87%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (3.87%) DevOps
12 5 (3.23%) QMS
12 5 (3.23%) Scrum
12 5 (3.23%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 44 (28.39%) PowerShell
2 30 (19.35%) SQL
3 24 (15.48%) C#
4 20 (12.90%) XAML
5 11 (7.10%) Java
6 7 (4.52%) REXX
6 7 (4.52%) Tcl
6 7 (4.52%) VB
7 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.94%) VBScript
9 2 (1.29%) C-shell
9 2 (1.29%) Go
9 2 (1.29%) Korn
9 2 (1.29%) Perl
9 2 (1.29%) Python
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.23%) CCNP
3 5 (3.23%) Degree
4 4 (2.58%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.94%) MCITP
5 3 (1.94%) MCSA
5 3 (1.94%) MCSE
5 3 (1.94%) MCTS
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.29%) CCIE
6 2 (1.29%) CCNA
7 1 (0.65%) CCDP
7 1 (0.65%) CCIP
7 1 (0.65%) CCSP
7 1 (0.65%) CISSP
7 1 (0.65%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) QA
2 2 (1.29%) PMO
2 2 (1.29%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (15.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (2.58%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.58%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.94%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.29%) Docker
6 1 (0.65%) Firmware
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.65%) Samba
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (11.61%) Puppet
2 10 (6.45%) SCCM
3 9 (5.81%) WSUS
4 8 (5.16%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.87%) EMC Navisphere
7 4 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.94%) Ansible
8 3 (1.94%) Netcool
9 2 (1.29%) Kubernetes
10 1 (0.65%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.65%) MIMEsweeper
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.65%) Simpana
Vendors
1 50 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 23 (14.84%) Cisco
3 19 (12.26%) Oracle
4 13 (8.39%) HP
5 9 (5.81%) EMC
6 8 (5.16%) Citrix
7 7 (4.52%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.58%) Juniper
8 4 (2.58%) McAfee
9 3 (1.94%) Apple
9 3 (1.94%) Aruba
9 3 (1.94%) Avaya
9 3 (1.94%) F5
9 3 (1.94%) Veritas
10 2 (1.29%) Polycom
10 2 (1.29%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.29%) Riverbed
11 1 (0.65%) Blue Coat
11 1 (0.65%) Fortinet
11 1 (0.65%) VMware
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