Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 48 17
Rank change year-on-year +19 -31 +12
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 295 141 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.68% 3.86% 8.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.03% 25.45% 38.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 115 298
Scotland median daily rate £288 £388 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.81% +1.97% +8.57%
10th Percentile £208 £209 £259
90th Percentile £450 £500 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £410
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 13
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £43.62 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.05% +6.38% +90.70%
10th Percentile £12.75 £39.82 £36.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £46.61 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £38.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -50.79% -8.43% +50.91%

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 867 554 1,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.70% 15.16% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 344 655
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +0.72%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £220
90th Percentile £500 £525 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 46
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £31.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.73% -15.07% +43.02%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.84 £15.94
90th Percentile £62.38 £52.10 £42.75
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -7.69% +47.73%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 0 168 £288 -16.67% 2
Glasgow +6 87 £273 -9.17% 1
South Lanarkshire -1 10 £465 +19.23%
Edinburgh -49 8 £294 -34.72% 15
Aberdeen - 2 £200 -
Fife - 2 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £200 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £200 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
SC Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 140 (47.46%) Windows
3 131 (44.41%) Microsoft
4 122 (41.36%) Active Directory
5 104 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (33.90%) Office 365
7 94 (31.86%) DNS
8 92 (31.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 86 (29.15%) DHCP
9 86 (29.15%) Windows Server
10 85 (28.81%) Citrix
11 81 (27.46%) VMware
12 67 (22.71%) HP
13 62 (21.02%) Windows 7
14 61 (20.68%) Ivanti
15 60 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
15 60 (20.34%) PowerShell
16 51 (17.29%) SQL
17 49 (16.61%) Migration
18 46 (15.59%) Change Management
18 46 (15.59%) ITIL
19 45 (15.25%) Degree
20 44 (14.92%) XenApp
20 44 (14.92%) Test Scripting
21 42 (14.24%) Computer Science
22 41 (13.90%) Computer Science Degree
23 40 (13.56%) HP ALM
23 40 (13.56%) VMware ESXi
23 40 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 40 (13.56%) McAfee

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 34 (11.53%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.15%) SharePoint 2013
3 26 (8.81%) MS Exchange
4 25 (8.47%) Skype for Business
5 24 (8.14%) OpenStack
5 24 (8.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 21 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (7.12%) IIS
6 21 (7.12%) SharePoint Server
7 14 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (4.07%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (2.03%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.36%) IBM Domino
12 3 (1.02%) IBM Connections
12 3 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (10.51%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.12%) InfoPath
3 13 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.68%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.68%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.34%) SAP GRC
1 1 (0.34%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 100 (33.90%) Office 365
2 15 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
2 15 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.02%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (31.86%) DNS
2 86 (29.15%) DHCP
3 23 (7.80%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (7.12%) 3G
5 17 (5.76%) Skype
6 14 (4.75%) LAN
6 14 (4.75%) WAN
7 10 (3.39%) Internet
7 10 (3.39%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.71%) PuTTY
8 8 (2.71%) SAN
9 6 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.03%) VSAN
10 5 (1.69%) VPN
11 4 (1.36%) Firewall
11 4 (1.36%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.36%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.02%) Network Security
12 3 (1.02%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.02%) DB2
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.68%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.34%) MySQL
4 1 (0.34%) Power BI
4 1 (0.34%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (9.49%) HP UFT
1 28 (9.49%) WinRunner
2 18 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.08%) MSI
5 5 (1.69%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 6 (2.03%) Finance
1 6 (2.03%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.34%) Legal
2 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.34%) Marketing
2 1 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (12.54%) Support Engineer
2 34 (11.53%) Analyst
3 28 (9.49%) Consultant
4 24 (8.14%) Test Analyst
5 21 (7.12%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (6.10%) Design Engineer
7 16 (5.42%) Test Leader
8 15 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.08%) SharePoint Engineer
9 14 (4.75%) Network Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) Messaging Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) Architect
12 11 (3.73%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
14 9 (3.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 8 (2.71%) Citrix Engineer
15 8 (2.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 8 (2.71%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.46%) CSS
2 21 (7.12%) jQuery
2 21 (7.12%) XML
2 21 (7.12%) XSLT
3 17 (5.76%) .NET
4 3 (1.02%) LDAP
5 1 (0.34%) CSS3
5 1 (0.34%) HTML
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) JMS
5 1 (0.34%) Middleware
5 1 (0.34%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (14.24%) Computer Science
2 32 (10.85%) PDA
3 31 (10.51%) Clustering
4 22 (7.46%) Fat Client
4 22 (7.46%) Thin Client
5 13 (4.41%) PKI
6 11 (3.73%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.37%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.36%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.68%) CMDB
11 2 (0.68%) Replication
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.34%) AS400
12 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 140 (47.46%) Windows
2 104 (35.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (31.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 86 (29.15%) Windows Server
5 62 (21.02%) Windows 7
6 36 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (10.85%) AIX
8 24 (8.14%) Windows 10
9 20 (6.78%) Windows 8
10 12 (4.07%) Linux
11 8 (2.71%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.03%) Android
12 6 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.03%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.03%) Windows Phone 8
13 5 (1.69%) Unix
14 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.02%) HPUX
16 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.61%) Migration
2 46 (15.59%) Change Management
2 46 (15.59%) ITIL
3 44 (14.92%) Test Scripting
4 37 (12.54%) Software Testing
5 31 (10.51%) Test Automation
6 29 (9.83%) Software Delivery
7 27 (9.15%) Smoke Testing
8 26 (8.81%) Workflow
9 24 (8.14%) High Availability
10 22 (7.46%) ITIL V3
11 17 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
11 17 (5.76%) Project Management
11 17 (5.76%) Records Management
12 14 (4.75%) Six Sigma
13 13 (4.41%) Incident Management
14 12 (4.07%) Decision-Making
15 11 (3.73%) Service Management
16 10 (3.39%) Analytics
16 10 (3.39%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (20.34%) PowerShell
2 51 (17.29%) SQL
3 22 (7.46%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.78%) C#
5 8 (2.71%) VBScript
6 7 (2.37%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.37%) VB
7 2 (0.68%) Java
7 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.34%) C
8 1 (0.34%) C++
8 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
8 1 (0.34%) LINC
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) PHP
8 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.34%) VBA
8 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 295 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 45 (15.25%) Degree
3 41 (13.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 40 (13.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (9.83%) ISTQB
5 29 (9.83%) MCSE
6 27 (9.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (5.08%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (3.73%) CCNA
10 6 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.69%) CCNP
12 4 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.02%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.02%) MCITP
13 3 (1.02%) MCSA
13 3 (1.02%) MCTS
14 2 (0.68%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.68%) HNC
14 2 (0.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (4.41%) JSP 440
3 9 (3.05%) QA
4 2 (0.68%) PMO
5 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
5 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (41.36%) Active Directory
2 60 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (14.92%) XenApp
4 40 (13.56%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (12.88%) Hyper-V
6 32 (10.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (8.81%) Virtual Desktop
8 24 (8.14%) XenDesktop
9 23 (7.80%) XenServer
10 7 (2.37%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.02%) vSphere
12 2 (0.68%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 1 (0.34%) vCloud
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (13.56%) HP ALM
2 36 (12.20%) SCCM
3 30 (10.17%) McAfee ePO
4 27 (9.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (2.71%) PowerCLI
6 7 (2.37%) AirWatch
6 7 (2.37%) XenMobile
7 6 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.03%) SafeCom
7 6 (2.03%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (2.03%) vRealize
8 3 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.02%) Netcool
9 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) OpenView
10 1 (0.34%) QRadar
Vendors
1 131 (44.41%) Microsoft
2 85 (28.81%) Citrix
3 81 (27.46%) VMware
4 67 (22.71%) HP
5 61 (20.68%) Ivanti
6 40 (13.56%) McAfee
7 28 (9.49%) Veritas
8 26 (8.81%) ThinPrint
9 17 (5.76%) Cisco
9 17 (5.76%) Nintex
10 9 (3.05%) Apple
11 8 (2.71%) Juniper
11 8 (2.71%) Nortel
11 8 (2.71%) Openreach
11 8 (2.71%) SAP
12 6 (2.03%) Oracle
12 6 (2.03%) Symantec
13 5 (1.69%) Lotus
14 4 (1.36%) IBM
14 4 (1.36%) Red Hat