Period
to 18 January 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 18 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 Clearance
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -36 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 168 349 413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.53% 9.23% 7.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.56% 43.19% 41.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 310 244
Scotland median daily rate £354 £340 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -6.53% +4.68%
10th Percentile £207 £263 £260
90th Percentile £500 £450 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Scotland median hourly rate £46.88 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.61% -1.18% +21.43%
10th Percentile £37.44 £35.20 £36.25
90th Percentile £58.81 £52.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £37.13 £35.00
% change year-on-year -25.93% +6.07% +75.39%

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 684 808 986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.35% 21.37% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 483 520
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +0.73%
10th Percentile £206 £227 £212
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 24
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +77.78% -31.36%
10th Percentile £11.25 £14.74 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -7.27% +44.74%

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

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 January 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 18 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
Glasgow -20 55 £350 - 7
Edinburgh -49 38 £450 +6.82% 14
Renfrewshire 0 32 £313 -8.09%
South Lanarkshire +1 12 £375 +38.89% 1
Aberdeen +5 6 £319 +6.25% 1
Fife 0 4 £300 +12.15% 1
Stirling - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £650 +441.67%
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £200 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £100 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 109 (64.88%) SC Cleared
2 46 (27.38%) Windows
3 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 43 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (25.00%) Office 365
5 34 (20.24%) Migration
6 29 (17.26%) PowerShell
7 28 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 26 (15.48%) SharePoint
9 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
9 24 (14.29%) VMware
10 21 (12.50%) Linux
10 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
11 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (10.71%) ITIL
13 17 (10.12%) CSS
14 16 (9.52%) HTML
14 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
14 16 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (8.93%) XML
16 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
16 14 (8.33%) Java
17 13 (7.74%) SQL
17 13 (7.74%) MS Exchange
17 13 (7.74%) DV Cleared
17 13 (7.74%) Business Transformation
18 12 (7.14%) HTML5
18 12 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
18 12 (7.14%) ITIL V3
18 12 (7.14%) BC Cleared

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 26 (15.48%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.74%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (6.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (5.36%) IIS
6 7 (4.17%) CMS
6 7 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
7 6 (3.57%) Skype for Business
7 6 (3.57%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.98%) Drupal
8 5 (2.98%) JBoss
8 5 (2.98%) nginx
8 5 (2.98%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.38%) Jetty
9 4 (2.38%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.19%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 14 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.19%) Acrobat
3 2 (1.19%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.19%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.60%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.60%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 42 (25.00%) Office 365
2 10 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.79%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.19%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.36%) Internet
2 7 (4.17%) Skype
2 7 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 6 (3.57%) DNS
3 6 (3.57%) PuTTY
3 6 (3.57%) S/MIME
4 5 (2.98%) DHCP
4 5 (2.98%) Firewall
5 4 (2.38%) AMQP
5 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.19%) Broadband
7 2 (1.19%) Junos
7 2 (1.19%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.60%) HTTP
8 1 (0.60%) LAN
8 1 (0.60%) SAN
8 1 (0.60%) SSL
8 1 (0.60%) WAN
8 1 (0.60%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.17%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.98%) MySQL
5 4 (2.38%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.38%) Redis
5 4 (2.38%) Riak
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.19%) SAP BW
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.57%) Selenium
3 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.98%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.38%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.38%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.19%) JIRA
7 1 (0.60%) Bower
7 1 (0.60%) Gradle
7 1 (0.60%) Hudson
7 1 (0.60%) JMeter
7 1 (0.60%) Maven
7 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.60%) Subversion
7 1 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.36%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.57%) Finance
3 6 (3.57%) Marketing
4 5 (2.98%) Electronics
4 5 (2.98%) Publishing
5 2 (1.19%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (11.31%) Developer
2 17 (10.12%) Analyst
2 17 (10.12%) Consultant
3 10 (5.95%) Architect
3 10 (5.95%) Project Manager
3 10 (5.95%) Support Engineer
4 9 (5.36%) Administrator
4 9 (5.36%) Java Developer
5 8 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
6 7 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 6 (3.57%) Author
7 6 (3.57%) Exchange Administrator
7 6 (3.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 6 (3.57%) Technical Author
8 5 (2.98%) Agile Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Drupal Developer
8 5 (2.98%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 5 (2.98%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.12%) CSS
2 16 (9.52%) HTML
3 15 (8.93%) XML
4 12 (7.14%) HTML5
5 8 (4.76%) CSS3
5 8 (4.76%) Hibernate
5 8 (4.76%) JPA
5 8 (4.76%) Spring
5 8 (4.76%) Web Services
6 7 (4.17%) .NET
6 7 (4.17%) jQuery
7 6 (3.57%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.57%) Sass
7 6 (3.57%) XSLT
8 5 (2.98%) Google Maps API
8 5 (2.98%) JMS
8 5 (2.98%) JSON
8 5 (2.98%) Open Graph
8 5 (2.98%) Symfony
8 5 (2.98%) Twig
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.76%) PKI
2 6 (3.57%) User Experience
3 5 (2.98%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.60%) CCTV
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) EPoS
7 1 (0.60%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) SCADA
7 1 (0.60%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.60%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (27.38%) Windows
2 21 (12.50%) Linux
2 21 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.36%) Windows 7
6 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.98%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Android
9 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.60%) CentOS
9 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) Unix
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.60%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.24%) Migration
3 18 (10.71%) ITIL
4 13 (7.74%) Business Transformation
5 12 (7.14%) DevOps
5 12 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 12 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 11 (6.55%) BDD
7 10 (5.95%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (5.95%) Open Source
7 10 (5.95%) TDD
8 9 (5.36%) ETL
8 9 (5.36%) Project Management
9 8 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 8 (4.76%) Scrum
10 7 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (4.17%) Service Design
10 7 (4.17%) UML
11 6 (3.57%) DNA
11 6 (3.57%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (17.26%) PowerShell
2 24 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 14 (8.33%) Java
4 13 (7.74%) SQL
5 9 (5.36%) Python
6 8 (4.76%) PHP
6 8 (4.76%) Ruby
7 5 (2.98%) C#
8 4 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.38%) Perl
8 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 109 (64.88%) SC Cleared
2 13 (7.74%) DV Cleared
3 12 (7.14%) BC Cleared
4 8 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (4.76%) Degree
5 6 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.98%) CCNA
6 5 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.98%) MCSE
6 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.19%) HND
8 2 (1.19%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.60%) CCNP
9 1 (0.60%) HNC
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.55%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) COBIT
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.17%) Docker
5 5 (2.98%) vSphere
6 3 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.60%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (6.55%) Ansible
2 9 (5.36%) Puppet
3 8 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.98%) SCCM
5 4 (2.38%) Cobbler
5 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.60%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.60%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.60%) Packer
6 1 (0.60%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.60%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.29%) VMware
3 11 (6.55%) Cisco
4 9 (5.36%) Google
5 8 (4.76%) SAP
6 7 (4.17%) IBM
7 6 (3.57%) Juniper
7 6 (3.57%) Nortel
7 6 (3.57%) Openreach
7 6 (3.57%) Oracle
8 5 (2.98%) Facebook
8 5 (2.98%) Nintex
8 5 (2.98%) Twitter
9 4 (2.38%) HP
9 4 (2.38%) Ivanti
9 4 (2.38%) Pega
9 4 (2.38%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.79%) Citrix
10 3 (1.79%) F5
10 3 (1.79%) Palo Alto