Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 30 9
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 +13
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 380 210 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.81% 5.04% 12.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.08% 32.11% 54.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 156 447
Scotland median daily rate £310 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.51% +11.43% +0.57%
10th Percentile £215 £260 £230
90th Percentile £486 £494 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £410
% change year-on-year +3.45% +6.10% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 18
Scotland median hourly rate £26.25 £27.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -34.52% +31.25%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.12 £38.88
90th Percentile £74.13 £46.79 £43.23
UK median hourly rate £20.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -44.67% - +10.29%

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 925 654 1,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.57% 15.70% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 389 719
Scotland median daily rate £364 £375 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +9.01% -1.15%
10th Percentile £214 £206 £220
90th Percentile £528 £516 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.62 £34.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.31% -9.93% +37.42%
10th Percentile £12.69 £16.75 £14.06
90th Percentile £63.13 £49.13 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £24.68 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year -17.73% +5.26% +26.67%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 0 204 £300 -18.37% 1
Glasgow +17 121 £285 -26.45% 8
South Lanarkshire 0 17 £438 +2.94%
Edinburgh -44 16 £438 +5.42% 10
Fife - 2 - - 2
Aberdeen +11 1 £200 -44.83%
West Lothian +4 1 - - 1
North Lanarkshire -5 1 £685 -
Highlands - 1 £200 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
Angus - 1 £150 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 319 (83.95%) SC Cleared
2 177 (46.58%) Windows
3 151 (39.74%) Microsoft
4 137 (36.05%) Active Directory
5 116 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (27.37%) DNS
6 104 (27.37%) Windows Server
7 102 (26.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 98 (25.79%) Citrix
8 98 (25.79%) VMware
9 97 (25.53%) Office 365
10 93 (24.47%) DHCP
11 81 (21.32%) HP
11 81 (21.32%) ITIL
12 80 (21.05%) PowerShell
13 77 (20.26%) SQL
14 74 (19.47%) Windows 7
15 72 (18.95%) Ivanti
16 71 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (15.53%) Change Management
18 56 (14.74%) Migration
19 52 (13.68%) Degree
19 52 (13.68%) XenApp
20 50 (13.16%) Test Scripting
21 49 (12.89%) Computer Science
22 48 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
23 47 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
23 47 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
24 46 (12.11%) McAfee
25 45 (11.84%) Hyper-V

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 38 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 37 (9.74%) OpenStack
3 32 (8.42%) MS Exchange
4 30 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 26 (6.84%) SharePoint 2010
5 26 (6.84%) Skype for Business
6 25 (6.58%) IIS
6 25 (6.58%) SharePoint Server
7 23 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (3.16%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.58%) IBM Notes
11 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (1.32%) IBM Domino
12 4 (1.05%) IBM Connections
12 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.53%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (6.58%) InfoPath
3 15 (3.95%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 97 (25.53%) Office 365
2 14 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.79%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.53%) Azure Data Factory
6 2 (0.53%) npm
6 2 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (27.37%) DNS
2 93 (24.47%) DHCP
3 24 (6.32%) WAN
4 22 (5.79%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (5.53%) 3G
6 19 (5.00%) LAN
7 17 (4.47%) Skype
8 12 (3.16%) Firewall
9 11 (2.89%) Internet
9 11 (2.89%) NetScaler
10 9 (2.37%) VSAN
11 8 (2.11%) SAN
12 7 (1.84%) TCP/IP
12 7 (1.84%) VPN
13 6 (1.58%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.58%) HSPA
13 6 (1.58%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.58%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.32%) VLAN
15 4 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.16%) MySQL
3 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (1.05%) DB2
5 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.79%) Power BI
6 2 (0.53%) Big Data
6 2 (0.53%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.53%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.53%) HDInsight
6 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.26%) Ingres
7 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (8.68%) HP UFT
1 33 (8.68%) WinRunner
2 24 (6.32%) MSI
3 21 (5.53%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.84%) TestDirector
6 4 (1.05%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.53%) gulp
7 2 (0.53%) MSTest
7 2 (0.53%) NUnit
7 2 (0.53%) Subversion
7 2 (0.53%) webpack
8 1 (0.26%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.26%) GoCD
8 1 (0.26%) Gradle
8 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.26%) PVCS
8 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.26%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 10 (2.63%) Finance
2 7 (1.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (0.53%) Legal
3 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.26%) Back Office
4 1 (0.26%) Banking
4 1 (0.26%) Electronics
4 1 (0.26%) Marketing
4 1 (0.26%) Military
4 1 (0.26%) Publishing
4 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (12.37%) Support Engineer
2 42 (11.05%) Analyst
3 27 (7.11%) Test Analyst
4 20 (5.26%) Architect
4 20 (5.26%) Consultant
5 19 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (5.00%) Design Engineer
6 17 (4.47%) Developer
6 17 (4.47%) SharePoint Engineer
6 17 (4.47%) Test Leader
7 16 (4.21%) Desktop Support
7 16 (4.21%) Network Engineer
8 15 (3.95%) Messaging Engineer
9 13 (3.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (3.16%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (3.16%) Applications Support
10 12 (3.16%) Applications Support Engineer
10 12 (3.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (3.16%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.89%) CSS
2 29 (7.63%) XML
3 27 (7.11%) jQuery
4 26 (6.84%) XSLT
5 22 (5.79%) .NET
6 5 (1.32%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.05%) Angular 2
7 4 (1.05%) LDAP
7 4 (1.05%) REST
7 4 (1.05%) Sass
8 2 (0.53%) .NET Core
8 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.53%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.53%) HTML
8 2 (0.53%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.53%) OAuth
8 2 (0.53%) OAuth2
8 2 (0.53%) OOCSS
9 1 (0.26%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.89%) Computer Science
2 38 (10.00%) PDA
3 36 (9.47%) Clustering
4 23 (6.05%) Fat Client
4 23 (6.05%) Thin Client
5 14 (3.68%) PKI
6 13 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.63%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.37%) Data Centre
8 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.58%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.05%) Analytical Mindset
11 4 (1.05%) PMI
12 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 3 (0.79%) User Experience
13 2 (0.53%) CMDB
14 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
14 1 (0.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 177 (46.58%) Windows
2 116 (30.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 104 (27.37%) Windows Server
4 102 (26.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (19.47%) Windows 7
6 43 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (10.00%) AIX
8 35 (9.21%) Linux
9 24 (6.32%) Windows 10
10 20 (5.26%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.63%) Windows XP
12 7 (1.84%) Unix
13 6 (1.58%) Android
13 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.58%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
14 3 (0.79%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.32%) ITIL
2 59 (15.53%) Change Management
3 56 (14.74%) Migration
4 50 (13.16%) Test Scripting
5 43 (11.32%) ITIL V3
6 42 (11.05%) Software Testing
7 37 (9.74%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (9.74%) Test Automation
8 34 (8.95%) Software Delivery
8 34 (8.95%) Workflow
9 32 (8.42%) Smoke Testing
10 31 (8.16%) Six Sigma
11 29 (7.63%) Project Management
12 28 (7.37%) High Availability
13 23 (6.05%) Incident Management
14 21 (5.53%) Records Management
15 17 (4.47%) Configuration Management
16 16 (4.21%) Decision-Making
17 15 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
17 15 (3.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 77 (20.26%) SQL
3 36 (9.47%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.16%) C#
5 15 (3.95%) T-SQL
6 12 (3.16%) Perl
6 12 (3.16%) VBScript
7 11 (2.89%) PHP
7 11 (2.89%) VB
8 8 (2.11%) Java
8 8 (2.11%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.53%) ES6
9 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.26%) LINC
10 1 (0.26%) Python
10 1 (0.26%) VBA
10 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 319 (83.95%) SC Cleared
2 52 (13.68%) Degree
3 48 (12.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 47 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (10.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 36 (9.47%) MCSE
7 35 (9.21%) ISTQB
8 29 (7.63%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.11%) CCNA
11 7 (1.84%) CCNP
12 6 (1.58%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.32%) BC Cleared
13 5 (1.32%) HND
14 4 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.05%) MCITP
14 4 (1.05%) MCSA
14 4 (1.05%) MCTS
15 3 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.89%) JSP 440
2 20 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.84%) PMO
4 6 (1.58%) QA
5 5 (1.32%) SLA
6 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.53%) GDPR
7 1 (0.26%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.26%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 137 (36.05%) Active Directory
2 71 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (13.68%) XenApp
4 47 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (11.84%) Hyper-V
6 41 (10.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 30 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (7.37%) XenDesktop
9 27 (7.11%) XenServer
10 11 (2.89%) vSphere
11 10 (2.63%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.79%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 3 (0.79%) Docker
12 3 (0.79%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.26%) Firmware
13 1 (0.26%) GeoWebCache
13 1 (0.26%) NFS
13 1 (0.26%) vCloud
13 1 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 44 (11.58%) HP ALM
2 42 (11.05%) SCCM
3 34 (8.95%) McAfee ePO
4 32 (8.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (2.89%) PowerCLI
6 9 (2.37%) vRealize
7 7 (1.84%) AirWatch
7 7 (1.84%) XenMobile
8 6 (1.58%) SafeCom
8 6 (1.58%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (0.79%) Netcool
11 2 (0.53%) Data Guard
11 2 (0.53%) vCenter Server
12 1 (0.26%) MOM
12 1 (0.26%) OpenView
12 1 (0.26%) QRadar
Vendors
1 151 (39.74%) Microsoft
2 98 (25.79%) Citrix
2 98 (25.79%) VMware
3 81 (21.32%) HP
4 72 (18.95%) Ivanti
5 46 (12.11%) McAfee
6 33 (8.68%) Veritas
7 26 (6.84%) ThinPrint
8 20 (5.26%) Cisco
8 20 (5.26%) Nintex
9 19 (5.00%) Oracle
10 9 (2.37%) Apple
10 9 (2.37%) F5
10 9 (2.37%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.37%) SAP
11 7 (1.84%) IBM
11 7 (1.84%) Juniper
11 7 (1.84%) Palo Alto
12 6 (1.58%) Symantec
13 5 (1.32%) Lotus