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 3 months to 25 April 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 Clearance
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -17 +12  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 111 415 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.81% 14.13% 6.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.51% 58.29% 38.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 247 102
Median daily rate £393 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 19
Median hourly rate £47.23 £41.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.19% +98.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £40.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -2.81% +15.94%  

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 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 304 712 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.92% 24.24% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 388 257
Median daily rate £388 £340 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% -2.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £445 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 32 34
Median hourly rate £45.31 £38.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.90 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.70 £43.00 £42.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +40.00%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Scotland

Security Cleared
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
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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire 0 54 £390 +8.33% 2
Glasgow -35 22 £369 -3.90% 4
Edinburgh +15 17 £450 +16.88% 9
South Lanarkshire - 3 £390 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 168 (74.67%) SC Cleared
2 60 (26.67%) Windows
3 48 (21.33%) Microsoft
4 40 (17.78%) Cisco
4 40 (17.78%) Windows Server
5 36 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
7 33 (14.67%) Firewall
7 33 (14.67%) SQL
8 32 (14.22%) ITIL
8 32 (14.22%) PowerShell
9 31 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (13.33%) .NET
10 30 (13.33%) Oracle
11 29 (12.89%) Linux
12 28 (12.44%) C#
13 27 (12.00%) LAN
13 27 (12.00%) Git (software)
14 24 (10.67%) WAN
14 24 (10.67%) IIS
15 23 (10.22%) HP
15 23 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
16 22 (9.78%) Puppet
17 21 (9.33%) Active Directory
17 21 (9.33%) Java
18 20 (8.89%) XAML
18 20 (8.89%) Open Source
18 20 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
18 20 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (8.44%) Finance

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 24 (10.67%) IIS
2 8 (3.56%) JBoss
3 6 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.22%) CMS
4 5 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.89%) Apache
6 2 (0.89%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.44%) iPlanet
7 1 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.78%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.78%) SAP BPC
1 4 (1.78%) SAP MII
2 3 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.89%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.44%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.44%) Office 365
2 2 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) GitHub
3 1 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.67%) Firewall
2 27 (12.00%) LAN
3 24 (10.67%) WAN
4 14 (6.22%) SAN
4 14 (6.22%) Wireless
5 12 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.44%) BIG-IP
7 9 (4.00%) iSCSI
7 9 (4.00%) NAS
8 6 (2.67%) DNS
8 6 (2.67%) HTTP
8 6 (2.67%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.67%) SSL
9 5 (2.22%) MPLS
9 5 (2.22%) Network Security
10 4 (1.78%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.78%) DHCP
11 3 (1.33%) VSAN
12 2 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.22%) Oracle Database
3 9 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.78%) MaxDB
5 4 (1.78%) MS Access
5 4 (1.78%) SAP BW
6 3 (1.33%) MySQL
6 3 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (0.89%) Big Data
7 2 (0.89%) DB2
7 2 (0.89%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.89%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.89%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 27 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 23 (10.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.56%) MSI
4 7 (3.11%) Eclipse
4 7 (3.11%) StarTeam
5 6 (2.67%) Maven
6 5 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.22%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.22%) Selenium
7 4 (1.78%) NWDI
7 4 (1.78%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.78%) Subversion
7 4 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.44%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.44%) JUnit
8 1 (0.44%) NUnit
8 1 (0.44%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.44%) Xcode
General
1 19 (8.44%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.33%) Electronics
4 3 (1.33%) Marketing
5 2 (0.89%) German Language
5 2 (0.89%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.44%) French Language
6 1 (0.44%) Local Government
6 1 (0.44%) Military
6 1 (0.44%) Publishing
6 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (14.22%) Network Engineer
2 28 (12.44%) Developer
3 26 (11.56%) Analyst
4 21 (9.33%) Architect
4 21 (9.33%) Consultant
5 18 (8.00%) Automation Engineer
6 13 (5.78%) PowerShell Engineer
7 9 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 9 (4.00%) Security Consultant
8 8 (3.56%) Administrator
8 8 (3.56%) Java Developer
8 8 (3.56%) NetBackup Engineer
9 7 (3.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 7 (3.11%) Security Architect
10 6 (2.67%) Build Engineer
10 6 (2.67%) Data Centre Engineer
10 6 (2.67%) iOS Developer
11 5 (2.22%) Data Network Engineer
11 5 (2.22%) Oracle Developer
11 5 (2.22%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.33%) .NET
2 12 (5.33%) XML
3 10 (4.44%) REST
4 9 (4.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.56%) HTML
5 8 (3.56%) Java EE
5 8 (3.56%) Web Services
6 7 (3.11%) Spring
6 7 (3.11%) XSD
7 6 (2.67%) Drools
7 6 (2.67%) Hibernate
7 6 (2.67%) jBPM
7 6 (2.67%) JPA
7 6 (2.67%) XSLT
8 5 (2.22%) JMS
8 5 (2.22%) SOAP
9 4 (1.78%) CSS
9 4 (1.78%) HTML5
9 4 (1.78%) SAP Basis
10 3 (1.33%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.22%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.67%) Clustering
5 5 (2.22%) iPad
5 5 (2.22%) User Experience
6 4 (1.78%) CESG
6 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (0.89%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.89%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.89%) PMI
8 2 (0.89%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.89%) RIA
9 1 (0.44%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.44%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 60 (26.67%) Windows
2 40 (17.78%) Windows Server
3 36 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (12.89%) Linux
5 20 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.78%) AIX
6 13 (5.78%) Unix
6 13 (5.78%) Windows 7
7 12 (5.33%) Windows 10
7 12 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (5.33%) Windows XP
8 7 (3.11%) Solaris
9 6 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.44%) CatOS
12 1 (0.44%) HPUX
12 1 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (14.22%) ITIL
3 31 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
4 20 (8.89%) Open Source
5 19 (8.44%) Configuration Management
6 17 (7.56%) Migration
7 16 (7.11%) Information Security
8 15 (6.67%) Scrum
9 13 (5.78%) Risk Management
10 12 (5.33%) Network Design
10 12 (5.33%) Service Management
10 12 (5.33%) TDD
11 11 (4.89%) ITSM
12 10 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (4.44%) Information Assurance
12 10 (4.44%) Security Architecture
13 9 (4.00%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.00%) Change Management
13 9 (4.00%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.67%) SQL
2 32 (14.22%) PowerShell
3 28 (12.44%) C#
4 21 (9.33%) Java
5 20 (8.89%) XAML
6 8 (3.56%) Bash Shell
6 8 (3.56%) Perl
6 8 (3.56%) PL/SQL
6 8 (3.56%) VB
7 7 (3.11%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.11%) Korn
8 6 (2.67%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.67%) REXX
8 6 (2.67%) Tcl
9 5 (2.22%) C
10 2 (0.89%) ABAP
10 2 (0.89%) C-shell
11 1 (0.44%) Go
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 168 (74.67%) SC Cleared
2 16 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (6.67%) CCNP
4 12 (5.33%) Degree
5 11 (4.89%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.44%) CCIE
7 9 (4.00%) BC Cleared
7 9 (4.00%) CCSA
7 9 (4.00%) JNCIA
8 7 (3.11%) CCDP
8 7 (3.11%) CCIP
8 7 (3.11%) CCSE
8 7 (3.11%) CEH
8 7 (3.11%) CISSP
8 7 (3.11%) CREST Certified
8 7 (3.11%) JNCIE
9 6 (2.67%) GIAC
9 6 (2.67%) SANS
10 5 (2.22%) MCSE
10 5 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.67%) PMO
2 4 (1.78%) ISO27005
3 3 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (9.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.56%) Hyper-V
2 8 (3.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.22%) PowerHA
3 5 (2.22%) vSphere
4 2 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.44%) Docker
5 1 (0.44%) Firmware
5 1 (0.44%) KVM
5 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.44%) Samba
5 1 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 22 (9.78%) Puppet
2 9 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.11%) EMC Navisphere
3 7 (3.11%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.67%) AirWatch
4 6 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (2.67%) SCCM
5 5 (2.22%) Netcool
6 3 (1.33%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.33%) vRealize
7 1 (0.44%) Ansible
7 1 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.44%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.44%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.44%) Simpana
7 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (21.33%) Microsoft
2 40 (17.78%) Cisco
3 30 (13.33%) Oracle
4 23 (10.22%) HP
5 13 (5.78%) F5
6 12 (5.33%) EMC
6 12 (5.33%) Riverbed
7 10 (4.44%) Aruba
7 10 (4.44%) Juniper
7 10 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.44%) VMware
8 9 (4.00%) Intel Security
8 9 (4.00%) SAP
9 8 (3.56%) CheckPoint
9 8 (3.56%) Fortinet
10 7 (3.11%) Citrix
11 6 (2.67%) IBM
11 6 (2.67%) Veritas
12 4 (1.78%) Dell
12 4 (1.78%) Intel
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