Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 26 8
Rank change year-on-year -1 -18 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 290 224 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.82% 6.23% 11.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 35.85% 38.29% 51.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 175 373
Scotland median daily rate £295 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.87% +0.65% +10.00%
10th Percentile £207 £245 £268
90th Percentile £481 £538 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Scotland median hourly rate £46.00 £52.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% +26.83% +70.16%
10th Percentile £21.65 £40.64 £36.25
90th Percentile £61.25 £52.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £38.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year -44.81% -6.10% +66.94%

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 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 809 585 1,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.23% 16.26% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 382 640
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £235
90th Percentile £500 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 37
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.10% +13.85% +32.74%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.17 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.50
% change year-on-year -21.46% +4.98% +42.50%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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 0 125 £288 -16.06% 2
Glasgow +9 99 £308 -18.00% 6
Edinburgh -60 20 £388 -8.82% 21
South Lanarkshire 0 15 £375 +7.53% 1
Aberdeen +7 4 £200 +233.33%
Fife +4 4 £300 +12.15% 2
North Lanarkshire -3 1 £685 -
Highlands - 1 £200 -
Dumfries and Galloway - 1 £200 -
Stirling - 1 - -
Angus - 1 £150 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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.

1 231 (79.66%) SC Cleared
2 122 (42.07%) Windows
3 119 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 104 (35.86%) Active Directory
5 81 (27.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (27.24%) VMware
7 77 (26.55%) Office 365
7 77 (26.55%) Windows Server
8 76 (26.21%) DNS
9 69 (23.79%) Citrix
10 64 (22.07%) DHCP
10 64 (22.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 51 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 46 (15.86%) Windows 7
13 46 (15.86%) Migration
14 44 (15.17%) SQL
14 44 (15.17%) Ivanti
15 41 (14.14%) HP
16 40 (13.79%) XenApp
17 39 (13.45%) SQL Server
18 37 (12.76%) Degree
19 35 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
20 34 (11.72%) ITIL
20 34 (11.72%) SharePoint
21 33 (11.38%) JavaScript
21 33 (11.38%) Change Management
21 33 (11.38%) Computer Science
21 33 (11.38%) SCCM
22 32 (11.03%) Agile Software Development

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 34 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 24 (8.28%) MS Exchange
4 22 (7.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (6.55%) IIS
5 19 (6.55%) SharePoint Server
6 17 (5.86%) Skype for Business
7 14 (4.83%) OpenStack
8 12 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (2.07%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.72%) IBM Domino
11 4 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.38%) IBM Connections
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (1.03%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.69%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.34%) Apache
Applications
1 23 (7.93%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (6.55%) InfoPath
3 9 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.69%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.69%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.34%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 77 (26.55%) Office 365
2 16 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.69%) npm
5 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 76 (26.21%) DNS
2 64 (22.07%) DHCP
3 19 (6.55%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (5.86%) 3G
5 14 (4.83%) Internet
5 14 (4.83%) WAN
6 12 (4.14%) LAN
7 11 (3.79%) NetScaler
8 9 (3.10%) Skype
9 8 (2.76%) Firewall
9 8 (2.76%) PuTTY
9 8 (2.76%) SAN
10 7 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (2.41%) VSAN
11 4 (1.38%) Unified Communications
11 4 (1.38%) VPN
12 3 (1.03%) Junos
12 3 (1.03%) SMS
12 3 (1.03%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.38%) DB2
2 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.03%) MySQL
3 3 (1.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.69%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.69%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.34%) Informix
5 1 (0.34%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (6.21%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.17%) HP UFT
2 15 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (5.17%) WinRunner
3 12 (4.14%) MSI
4 5 (1.72%) TestDirector
5 4 (1.38%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.69%) gulp
6 2 (0.69%) MSTest
6 2 (0.69%) NUnit
6 2 (0.69%) Subversion
6 2 (0.69%) webpack
7 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) GoCD
7 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.34%) JUnit
7 1 (0.34%) PVCS
7 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 8 (2.76%) Finance
2 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.03%) Legal
4 1 (0.34%) Banking
4 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.34%) Marketing
4 1 (0.34%) Military
4 1 (0.34%) Publishing
4 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (13.10%) Analyst
2 29 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 27 (9.31%) Consultant
4 19 (6.55%) 2nd Line Support
5 18 (6.21%) Design Engineer
6 17 (5.86%) Test Analyst
7 15 (5.17%) Developer
7 15 (5.17%) SharePoint Engineer
8 14 (4.83%) Architect
8 14 (4.83%) Messaging Engineer
8 14 (4.83%) Network Engineer
9 13 (4.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 12 (4.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (3.79%) Test Leader
12 10 (3.45%) Administrator
12 10 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.45%) Project Manager
12 10 (3.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
13 8 (2.76%) Citrix Engineer
13 8 (2.76%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.66%) CSS
2 22 (7.59%) XML
3 21 (7.24%) jQuery
4 20 (6.90%) XSLT
5 19 (6.55%) .NET
6 6 (2.07%) HTML
7 5 (1.72%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.72%) REST
8 4 (1.38%) .NET Framework
8 4 (1.38%) Angular 2
8 4 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (1.38%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.03%) CSS3
9 3 (1.03%) HTML5
9 3 (1.03%) LDAP
9 3 (1.03%) Sass
10 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.69%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.69%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.38%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.55%) Fat Client
2 19 (6.55%) PDA
2 19 (6.55%) Thin Client
3 18 (6.21%) Clustering
3 18 (6.21%) PKI
4 12 (4.14%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.10%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.03%) Replication
8 3 (1.03%) User Experience
9 2 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.69%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.34%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.34%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.34%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 122 (42.07%) Windows
2 81 (27.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 77 (26.55%) Windows Server
4 64 (22.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (15.86%) Windows 7
6 35 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (7.24%) Windows 10
8 20 (6.90%) AIX
9 19 (6.55%) Linux
10 16 (5.52%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.10%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.07%) Android
12 6 (2.07%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.07%) Unix
12 6 (2.07%) Windows Phone
12 6 (2.07%) Windows Phone 8
13 4 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (1.03%) HPUX
15 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.86%) Migration
2 34 (11.72%) ITIL
3 33 (11.38%) Change Management
4 32 (11.03%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (9.31%) Workflow
6 26 (8.97%) Test Scripting
7 24 (8.28%) Software Delivery
8 23 (7.93%) Software Testing
8 23 (7.93%) Test Automation
9 19 (6.55%) High Availability
10 15 (5.17%) Records Management
10 15 (5.17%) Smoke Testing
11 14 (4.83%) ITIL V3
11 14 (4.83%) Project Management
12 12 (4.14%) Analytics
13 10 (3.45%) Incident Management
14 9 (3.10%) Content Management
14 9 (3.10%) CRM
14 9 (3.10%) Decision-Making
14 9 (3.10%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 44 (15.17%) SQL
3 33 (11.38%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.28%) C#
5 8 (2.76%) Java
5 8 (2.76%) T-SQL
6 7 (2.41%) VBScript
7 6 (2.07%) VB
8 3 (1.03%) Perl
8 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.69%) ES6
9 2 (0.69%) PHP
9 2 (0.69%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.34%) C
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.34%) VBA
10 1 (0.34%) XAML
Qualifications
1 231 (79.66%) SC Cleared
2 37 (12.76%) Degree
3 32 (11.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 31 (10.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (8.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 22 (7.59%) MCSE
7 19 (6.55%) DV Cleared
8 16 (5.52%) ISTQB
9 10 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (3.10%) CCNA
11 7 (2.41%) HND
11 7 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (1.03%) CCNP
13 3 (1.03%) HNC
13 3 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.03%) MCITP
13 3 (1.03%) MCSA
13 3 (1.03%) MCTS
14 2 (0.69%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (3.45%) QA
3 2 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.69%) GDPR
3 2 (0.69%) PMO
4 1 (0.34%) Def Stans
4 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.34%) SEPA
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 104 (35.86%) Active Directory
2 51 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (13.79%) XenApp
4 28 (9.66%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (9.31%) Hyper-V
6 26 (8.97%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (8.28%) XenDesktop
8 23 (7.93%) XenServer
9 13 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (2.76%) VMware NSX
10 8 (2.76%) vSphere
11 3 (1.03%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (1.03%) Docker
12 1 (0.34%) Firmware
12 1 (0.34%) GeoWebCache
12 1 (0.34%) NFS
12 1 (0.34%) vCloud
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 33 (11.38%) SCCM
2 22 (7.59%) HP ALM
2 22 (7.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 17 (5.86%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.10%) PowerCLI
5 7 (2.41%) AirWatch
5 7 (2.41%) SafeCom
5 7 (2.41%) vRealize
5 7 (2.41%) XenMobile
6 6 (2.07%) SAP Afaria
7 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.03%) Netcool
9 2 (0.69%) Data Guard
9 2 (0.69%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.34%) MOM
10 1 (0.34%) OpenView
10 1 (0.34%) Puppet
Vendors
1 119 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 79 (27.24%) VMware
3 69 (23.79%) Citrix
4 44 (15.17%) Ivanti
5 41 (14.14%) HP
6 24 (8.28%) McAfee
6 24 (8.28%) ThinPrint
7 19 (6.55%) Cisco
8 15 (5.17%) Nintex
8 15 (5.17%) Veritas
9 10 (3.45%) Juniper
9 10 (3.45%) SAP
10 9 (3.10%) Apple
10 9 (3.10%) Oracle
10 9 (3.10%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.76%) F5
11 8 (2.76%) Nortel
11 8 (2.76%) Openreach
12 6 (2.07%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.07%) Symantec