Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 23 35
Rank change year-on-year -70 +12 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 95 266 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.01% 7.10% 4.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.53% 33.38% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 264 188
Scotland median daily rate £350 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -6.85% +4.96%
10th Percentile £246 £270 £260
90th Percentile £481 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +4.71% +5.20% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £34.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.00% +157.58%
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.13% - +97.37%

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 654 797 990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.81% 21.26% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 478 524
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -2.86% +0.73%
10th Percentile £208 £232 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £35.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.43% +72.84% -31.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.52 £13.30
90th Percentile £41.19 £52.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +42.11%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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 29 £300 -11.76%
Glasgow -34 26 £388 +10.71% 6
Edinburgh -46 11 £456 -10.98% 8
South Lanarkshire +1 7 £375 -
Fife +1 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £438 - 1
Stirling - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £650 +441.67%
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (31.58%) Office 365
2 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.32%) Windows
4 20 (21.05%) SharePoint
5 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
5 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
6 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (16.84%) Migration
8 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
9 12 (12.63%) ITIL
9 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (11.58%) VMware
10 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (11.58%) QA
10 11 (11.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (10.53%) ITIL V3
12 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (9.47%) Open Source
12 9 (9.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
13 8 (8.42%) IIS
13 8 (8.42%) Linux
13 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
13 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
14 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (7.37%) DevOps
14 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (7.37%) XML
14 7 (7.37%) JavaScript

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 20 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.58%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (9.47%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (8.42%) IIS
4 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
5 6 (6.32%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.05%) JBoss
8 1 (1.05%) Jetty
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.16%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) Acrobat
3 2 (2.11%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP BPC
1 1 (1.05%) SAP GRC
1 1 (1.05%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.58%) Office 365
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.32%) S/MIME
1 6 (6.32%) Unified Communications
2 5 (5.26%) Skype
3 4 (4.21%) DHCP
3 4 (4.21%) DNS
4 2 (2.11%) Broadband
4 2 (2.11%) Internet
4 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.05%) AMQP
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.05%) LAN
5 1 (1.05%) NAS
5 1 (1.05%) PuTTY
5 1 (1.05%) SAN
5 1 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.05%) WAN
5 1 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) MySQL
3 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.05%) Redis
4 1 (1.05%) Riak
4 1 (1.05%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.16%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.11%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.05%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (12.63%) Consultant
2 9 (9.47%) Author
2 9 (9.47%) Project Manager
2 9 (9.47%) Technical Author
3 8 (8.42%) Administrator
3 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
4 7 (7.37%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.32%) Exchange Administrator
6 5 (5.26%) Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) Architect
7 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (3.16%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) Applications Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.16%) Applications Support Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) Messaging Consultant
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Engineer
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint Specialist
7 3 (3.16%) UX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) XML
2 6 (6.32%) CSS
3 5 (5.26%) jQuery
3 5 (5.26%) XSLT
4 4 (4.21%) .NET
5 2 (2.11%) HTML
5 2 (2.11%) HTML5
5 2 (2.11%) JMS
5 2 (2.11%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) CSS3
6 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.05%) JPA
6 1 (1.05%) Kafka
6 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.05%) SAP Basis
6 1 (1.05%) Spring
6 1 (1.05%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.05%) Web Services
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) PKI
2 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.21%) User Experience
3 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.05%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.32%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.42%) Linux
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Android
8 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (16.84%) Migration
3 12 (12.63%) ITIL
4 10 (10.53%) ITIL V3
5 9 (9.47%) Open Source
6 7 (7.37%) DevOps
6 7 (7.37%) Project Management
7 6 (6.32%) Business Transformation
7 6 (6.32%) DNA
7 6 (6.32%) Information Management
7 6 (6.32%) Performance Testing
7 6 (6.32%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (6.32%) Service Design
8 5 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.26%) High Availability
9 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.21%) Records Management
9 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
9 4 (4.21%) Workflow
10 3 (3.16%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.95%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.32%) SQL
4 4 (4.21%) C#
4 4 (4.21%) Ruby
5 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 3 (3.16%) PHP
5 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.11%) Java
7 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.05%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.05%) Python
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Degree
3 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (4.21%) MCSE
4 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.16%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 2 (2.11%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.05%) CCNP
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.58%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Ansible
2 4 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) Puppet
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.05%) EMC Navisphere
3 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.58%) VMware
3 4 (4.21%) Cisco
3 4 (4.21%) IBM
3 4 (4.21%) Ivanti
3 4 (4.21%) Nintex
3 4 (4.21%) Oracle
4 3 (3.16%) HP
5 2 (2.11%) Adobe
5 2 (2.11%) Citrix
6 1 (1.05%) EMC
6 1 (1.05%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (1.05%) F5
6 1 (1.05%) Informatica
6 1 (1.05%) Juniper
6 1 (1.05%) Nortel
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) Symantec
6 1 (1.05%) ThinPrint
6 1 (1.05%) TIBCO