Period
to 18 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 80 25
Rank change year-on-year +20 -55 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 156 109 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.29% 2.29% 7.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.58% 15.84% 33.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 75 263
Scotland median daily rate £449 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.52% +5.15% -7.48%
10th Percentile £260 £206 £270
90th Percentile £539 £481 £450
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £57.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.96% +57.53% -14.12%
10th Percentile £17.50 £53.75 £32.65
90th Percentile £44.50 £61.25 £39.15
UK median hourly rate £37.52 £18.70 £37.50
% change year-on-year +100.64% -50.13% -

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 723 688 809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.25% 14.44% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 423 484
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £228
90th Percentile £538 £512 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 33
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33% +77.78%
10th Percentile £15.60 £11.25 £14.74
90th Percentile £44.43 £45.50 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £28.52 £24.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +18.81% -5.88% -7.27%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 0 56 £465 +20.00% 6
Renfrewshire 0 50 £390 +24.80% 3
Edinburgh +23 26 £480 +12.94% 17
South Lanarkshire +1 14 £475 +26.67%
Highlands - 2 £140 -
Fife +6 1 - - 2
Aberdeen +6 1 £140 -56.08%
Dundee - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 36 (23.08%) Windows
3 34 (21.79%) ITIL
4 28 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.38%) Java
5 24 (15.38%) DNS
6 22 (14.10%) SQL
6 22 (14.10%) VMware
7 21 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (13.46%) DV Cleared
7 21 (13.46%) CSS
7 21 (13.46%) Linux
7 21 (13.46%) Office 365
8 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
8 20 (12.82%) Active Directory
9 19 (12.18%) DHCP
9 19 (12.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (10.90%) Migration
10 17 (10.90%) Service Management
10 17 (10.90%) Self-Motivation
11 16 (10.26%) Service Design
12 15 (9.62%) Service Delivery
12 15 (9.62%) HTML
12 15 (9.62%) vSphere
12 15 (9.62%) IaaS
13 14 (8.97%) Apache Camel
13 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (8.97%) BDD
13 14 (8.97%) HTML5
13 14 (8.97%) Integration Testing

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 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 8 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (5.13%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.85%) Apache
4 6 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.56%) IIS
5 4 (2.56%) Smallworld
6 2 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.64%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (4.49%) InfoPath
2 4 (2.56%) AutoCAD
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.28%) Simulink
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.46%) Office 365
2 15 (9.62%) IaaS
3 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.38%) DNS
2 19 (12.18%) DHCP
3 13 (8.33%) VSAN
4 11 (7.05%) SAN
4 11 (7.05%) WAN
5 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.49%) LAN
7 6 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 5 (3.21%) Firewall
9 4 (2.56%) ADSL
9 4 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.56%) Internet
9 4 (2.56%) MPLS
9 4 (2.56%) Skype
10 3 (1.92%) ATM
10 3 (1.92%) BGP
10 3 (1.92%) OSPF
10 3 (1.92%) RIP
10 3 (1.92%) SDH
10 3 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) MySQL
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.56%) GIS
3 2 (1.28%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) HP UFT
1 7 (4.49%) WinRunner
2 5 (3.21%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.92%) JIRA
3 3 (1.92%) JMeter
4 2 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.28%) Rational Rhapsody
4 2 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (0.64%) Appium
5 1 (0.64%) Calabash
5 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.64%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (0.64%) Gatling
5 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.64%) JBehave
5 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (4.49%) Banking
1 7 (4.49%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.28%) Finance
3 2 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (12.18%) Architect
2 16 (10.26%) Developer
3 15 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.97%) Consultant
4 14 (8.97%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
5 13 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 13 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
6 12 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 12 (7.69%) Service Design Architect
7 9 (5.77%) Network Engineer
8 8 (5.13%) Analyst
9 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.21%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 5 (3.21%) Security Consultant
10 5 (3.21%) SharePoint Engineer
11 4 (2.56%) Design Engineer
11 4 (2.56%) Risk Manager
11 4 (2.56%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.56%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (13.46%) CSS
2 15 (9.62%) HTML
3 14 (8.97%) Apache Camel
3 14 (8.97%) HTML5
3 14 (8.97%) Spring
4 7 (4.49%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (3.85%) jQuery
5 6 (3.85%) XML
5 6 (3.85%) XSLT
6 4 (2.56%) Web Services
7 2 (1.28%) LDAP
7 2 (1.28%) Middleware
8 1 (0.64%) .NET
8 1 (0.64%) JSP
8 1 (0.64%) React
8 1 (0.64%) REST
8 1 (0.64%) SailPoint
8 1 (0.64%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.13%) Clustering
3 8 (5.13%) Security Operations Centre
4 7 (4.49%) PDA
5 4 (2.56%) CESG
6 1 (0.64%) Acoustics
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.64%) EPoS
6 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.64%) Replication
6 1 (0.64%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 36 (23.08%) Windows
2 21 (13.46%) Linux
3 19 (12.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.77%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.49%) AIX
8 6 (3.85%) Unix
9 4 (2.56%) Solaris
10 2 (1.28%) VxWorks
10 2 (1.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.79%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.90%) Migration
3 17 (10.90%) Service Management
4 16 (10.26%) Service Design
5 15 (9.62%) Service Delivery
6 14 (8.97%) BDD
6 14 (8.97%) Integration Testing
6 14 (8.97%) Scrum
6 14 (8.97%) TDD
7 13 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 13 (8.33%) Programme Management
8 12 (7.69%) Change Management
9 11 (7.05%) Configuration Management
9 11 (7.05%) Network Management
10 9 (5.77%) Test Automation
11 8 (5.13%) Performance Management
11 8 (5.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.95%) JavaScript
2 24 (15.38%) Java
3 22 (14.10%) SQL
4 13 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.69%) Perl
6 11 (7.05%) Shell Script
7 8 (5.13%) Python
8 7 (4.49%) PHP
9 6 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 5 (3.21%) C#
10 5 (3.21%) C-shell
10 5 (3.21%) Korn
10 5 (3.21%) VBScript
11 4 (2.56%) C++
12 2 (1.28%) C
12 2 (1.28%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.64%) Clojure
13 1 (0.64%) Scala
13 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (13.46%) DV Cleared
3 7 (4.49%) Degree
3 7 (4.49%) ISTQB
4 6 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.21%) MCSE
5 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.56%) ISACA
7 3 (1.92%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.92%) CCNA
7 3 (1.92%) CCNP
7 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.28%) CCIP
8 2 (1.28%) OCP
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.64%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.69%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.56%) COBIT
3 4 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 4 (2.56%) NIST 800
3 4 (2.56%) PMO
3 4 (2.56%) QA
4 2 (1.28%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (12.82%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.62%) vSphere
3 13 (8.33%) VMware NSX
4 12 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (6.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (4.49%) Hyper-V
6 7 (4.49%) Terminal Services
6 7 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.21%) Samba
7 5 (3.21%) XenApp
8 2 (1.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) vRealize
2 8 (5.13%) Kibana
3 7 (4.49%) Ansible
3 7 (4.49%) HP ALM
3 7 (4.49%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (4.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.64%) logstash
4 1 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (14.10%) VMware
2 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.97%) HP
4 13 (8.33%) Oracle
5 12 (7.69%) Citrix
6 7 (4.49%) Ivanti
6 7 (4.49%) Juniper
6 7 (4.49%) McAfee
6 7 (4.49%) Veritas
7 6 (3.85%) Centrify
8 5 (3.21%) F5
8 5 (3.21%) Nintex
9 4 (2.56%) Cisco
10 3 (1.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (1.92%) Nortel
11 1 (0.64%) BT
11 1 (0.64%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.64%) Symantec