Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 December 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 Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 57 11
Rank change year-on-year +19 -46 +8
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 261 160 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.99% 3.20% 9.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.63% 22.63% 44.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 109 364
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £236 £258 £263
90th Percentile £510 £505 £450
UK median daily rate £456 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +4.76% +2.35% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 9
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -46.43% -21.08%
10th Percentile £17.12 £13.93 £28.20
90th Percentile £43.98 £41.69 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £32.66
% change year-on-year +27.27% -15.79% +5.68%

Security 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 800 707 919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.31% 14.13% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 417 562
Scotland median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% -1.45%
10th Percentile £207 £210 £240
90th Percentile £530 £505 £468
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 29
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.27% -23.61% +71.43%
10th Percentile £15.49 £12.15 £12.27
90th Percentile £43.83 £46.20 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.69 £26.00
% change year-on-year +3.15% -1.19% +4.00%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 12 December 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
Glasgow +12 93 £450 +28.57% 8
Renfrewshire 0 88 £375 +17.19% 2
Edinburgh +8 39 £465 +16.25% 15
South Lanarkshire 0 23 £450 +20.00%
Fife +5 3 £395 +31.67% 2
Highlands - 2 £140 -
Aberdeen +5 1 £140 -65.00%
Dundee - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 193 (73.95%) SC Cleared
2 67 (25.67%) Windows
3 63 (24.14%) ITIL
4 59 (22.61%) SQL
5 55 (21.07%) Linux
6 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (13.03%) MySQL
7 34 (13.03%) Microsoft
7 34 (13.03%) Active Directory
8 32 (12.26%) VMware
9 31 (11.88%) DV Cleared
10 30 (11.49%) Office 365
10 30 (11.49%) Java
10 30 (11.49%) JavaScript
11 29 (11.11%) HP
12 28 (10.73%) Oracle
12 28 (10.73%) PowerShell
13 27 (10.34%) ITIL V3
13 27 (10.34%) DNS
14 26 (9.96%) Migration
14 26 (9.96%) Service Management
15 24 (9.20%) Perl
15 24 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (8.43%) Service Delivery
17 22 (8.43%) Configuration Management
17 22 (8.43%) Network Management
18 21 (8.05%) DHCP
18 21 (8.05%) Change Management
18 21 (8.05%) Self-Motivation

Security 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 15 (5.75%) OpenStack
2 14 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.45%) IIS
4 8 (3.07%) Apache
4 8 (3.07%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (2.68%) Confluence
5 7 (2.68%) MS Exchange
6 6 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (2.30%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.53%) Smallworld
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) nginx
10 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.30%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (1.53%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.49%) Office 365
2 15 (5.75%) IaaS
3 7 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.77%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.77%) PaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.38%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.34%) DNS
2 21 (8.05%) DHCP
3 17 (6.51%) WAN
4 15 (5.75%) VSAN
5 13 (4.98%) LAN
6 12 (4.60%) Firewall
7 11 (4.21%) SAN
7 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.45%) Internet
9 6 (2.30%) iSCSI
9 6 (2.30%) Skype
10 5 (1.92%) ADSL
10 5 (1.92%) DSL
10 5 (1.92%) Ethernet
10 5 (1.92%) HSPA
10 5 (1.92%) MPLS
11 4 (1.53%) ATM
11 4 (1.53%) EIGRP
11 4 (1.53%) OSPF
11 4 (1.53%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.03%) MySQL
2 14 (5.36%) MariaDB
2 14 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.53%) GIS
3 4 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.15%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.77%) Big Data
5 2 (0.77%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.77%) HDInsight
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.77%) Power BI
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) Informix
Development Applications
1 11 (4.21%) HP UFT
1 11 (4.21%) WinRunner
2 10 (3.83%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.07%) JIRA
4 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.15%) JUnit
6 2 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.77%) MSI
6 2 (0.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.38%) Appium
7 1 (0.38%) Calabash
7 1 (0.38%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.38%) Gatling
7 1 (0.38%) GitLab
7 1 (0.38%) JBehave
7 1 (0.38%) Maven
7 1 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (4.98%) Banking
1 13 (4.98%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.60%) Investment Banking
3 6 (2.30%) Finance
4 3 (1.15%) Electronics
4 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.77%) Retail
6 1 (0.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (12.26%) Support Engineer
2 23 (8.81%) Applications Engineer
2 23 (8.81%) Applications Support
2 23 (8.81%) Applications Support Engineer
3 22 (8.43%) Architect
3 22 (8.43%) Developer
4 17 (6.51%) Consultant
5 16 (6.13%) Automation Engineer
6 15 (5.75%) Analyst
6 15 (5.75%) DBA
6 15 (5.75%) Network Engineer
7 12 (4.60%) Senior Developer
7 12 (4.60%) Service Design Architect
8 8 (3.07%) Administrator
8 8 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (2.68%) Project Manager
9 7 (2.68%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.30%) Build Engineer
11 5 (1.92%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 5 (1.92%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.66%) CSS
2 17 (6.51%) HTML
3 13 (4.98%) Spring
4 12 (4.60%) Apache Camel
5 11 (4.21%) HTML5
5 11 (4.21%) XML
6 8 (3.07%) jQuery
7 7 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (2.30%) XSLT
9 5 (1.92%) .NET
10 3 (1.15%) LDAP
10 3 (1.15%) Middleware
10 3 (1.15%) Web Services
11 2 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.77%) React
11 2 (0.77%) Sass
11 2 (0.77%) Thymeleaf
12 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
12 1 (0.38%) REST
12 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.05%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (7.28%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.90%) Clustering
4 12 (4.60%) PDA
5 8 (3.07%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (2.68%) Replication
7 4 (1.53%) CESG
7 4 (1.53%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.53%) PMI
7 4 (1.53%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.38%) Acoustics
8 1 (0.38%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.38%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.38%) EPoS
8 1 (0.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.38%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.38%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.38%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (25.67%) Windows
2 55 (21.07%) Linux
3 24 (9.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.66%) Windows Server
5 19 (7.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (5.75%) Windows 7
7 14 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.21%) AIX
9 9 (3.45%) Unix
10 6 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.92%) Solaris
12 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.38%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.14%) ITIL
2 41 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (10.34%) ITIL V3
4 26 (9.96%) Migration
4 26 (9.96%) Service Management
5 23 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (8.43%) Configuration Management
6 22 (8.43%) Network Management
6 22 (8.43%) Service Delivery
7 21 (8.05%) Change Management
8 20 (7.66%) Project Management
8 20 (7.66%) Service Design
9 19 (7.28%) Incident Management
10 18 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
10 18 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 16 (6.13%) Scrum
12 14 (5.36%) Programme Management
12 14 (5.36%) Six Sigma
12 14 (5.36%) Technical Leadership
12 14 (5.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (22.61%) SQL
2 30 (11.49%) Java
2 30 (11.49%) JavaScript
3 28 (10.73%) PowerShell
4 24 (9.20%) Perl
5 20 (7.66%) Shell Script
6 17 (6.51%) PHP
7 15 (5.75%) Python
8 13 (4.98%) Bash Shell
9 9 (3.45%) C#
10 7 (2.68%) VBScript
11 5 (1.92%) C-shell
11 5 (1.92%) Korn
12 4 (1.53%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.15%) C++
14 2 (0.77%) VB
14 2 (0.77%) VBA
15 1 (0.38%) Apex Code
15 1 (0.38%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 193 (73.95%) SC Cleared
2 31 (11.88%) DV Cleared
3 19 (7.28%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (5.75%) Degree
5 12 (4.60%) ISTQB
6 9 (3.45%) BC Cleared
7 8 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (2.30%) MCSE
8 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.92%) PMI Certification
10 4 (1.53%) CCNA
10 4 (1.53%) CCNP
10 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.53%) ISACA
11 2 (0.77%) CCIP
11 2 (0.77%) OCP
11 2 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.77%) PMP
11 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.51%) JSP 440
2 12 (4.60%) SLA
3 10 (3.83%) QA
4 9 (3.45%) PMO
5 6 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (1.53%) COBIT
6 4 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 4 (1.53%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 34 (13.03%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.28%) vSphere
3 15 (5.75%) VMware NSX
4 14 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (4.60%) Hyper-V
6 11 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 9 (3.45%) XenApp
8 5 (1.92%) Samba
9 2 (0.77%) Firmware
9 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.77%) XenServer
10 1 (0.38%) Docker
10 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (4.98%) vRealize
2 11 (4.21%) HP ALM
2 11 (4.21%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (3.07%) Ansible
3 8 (3.07%) Kibana
3 8 (3.07%) Puppet
4 2 (0.77%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.77%) PowerCLI
4 2 (0.77%) SCCM
4 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.38%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.38%) logstash
5 1 (0.38%) MOM
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.38%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.38%) Xymon
Vendors
1 34 (13.03%) Microsoft
2 32 (12.26%) VMware
3 29 (11.11%) HP
4 28 (10.73%) Oracle
5 20 (7.66%) Citrix
6 14 (5.36%) McAfee
7 13 (4.98%) Ivanti
8 12 (4.60%) Juniper
9 11 (4.21%) Veritas
10 9 (3.45%) Cisco
10 9 (3.45%) F5
11 6 (2.30%) Centrify
12 5 (1.92%) Nintex
13 4 (1.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (1.53%) Nortel
13 4 (1.53%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.15%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.15%) Palo Alto
15 2 (0.77%) Ciena
15 2 (0.77%) Remedy