Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 9 24
Rank change year-on-year -21 +15 -11
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 206 669 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.87% 12.18% 5.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 31.50% 54.26% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 453 178
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.73% +5.30%
10th Percentile £258 £231 £254
90th Percentile £500 £445 £475
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 24
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £42.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.52% +41.18% +65.28%
10th Percentile £14.12 £36.25 £13.04
90th Percentile £46.79 £43.08 £41.43
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £33.84
% change year-on-year -2.78% +6.38% +61.14%

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 654 1233 959
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 15.46% 22.44% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 715 487
Scotland median daily rate £378 £340 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -0.73% +3.79%
10th Percentile £210 £220 £217
90th Percentile £525 £470 £471
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 52
Scotland median hourly rate £33.50 £38.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% +38.48% +52.44%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £12.10
90th Percentile £48.34 £43.00 £44.88
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%

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

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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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 86 £388 +13.97% 1
Glasgow -32 51 £388 +10.71% 6
Edinburgh +25 36 £450 +20.00% 6
South Lanarkshire - 6 £425 -
Aberdeen -3 2 £363 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 153 (74.27%) SC Cleared
2 87 (42.23%) Windows
3 73 (35.44%) Microsoft
4 52 (25.24%) PowerShell
4 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
5 50 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (19.42%) IIS
7 39 (18.93%) Migration
8 35 (16.99%) SQL
9 31 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
10 30 (14.56%) .NET
11 29 (14.08%) C#
12 28 (13.59%) Linux
12 28 (13.59%) Cisco
12 28 (13.59%) Windows 7
13 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
14 25 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
15 24 (11.65%) Git (software)
15 24 (11.65%) Office 365
15 24 (11.65%) Windows 10
15 24 (11.65%) Configuration Management
16 23 (11.17%) ITIL
17 21 (10.19%) Firewall
17 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (9.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
18 20 (9.71%) XAML
19 19 (9.22%) Oracle
19 19 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
19 19 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
19 19 (9.22%) Puppet

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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 40 (19.42%) IIS
2 11 (5.34%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.37%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.88%) CMS
5 6 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (2.91%) SharePoint Server
6 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.94%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.94%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.46%) Drupal
8 3 (1.46%) nginx
9 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.49%) JBoss
10 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.49%) assyst
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 24 (11.65%) Office 365
2 5 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.46%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.19%) Firewall
2 18 (8.74%) HTTP
2 18 (8.74%) HTTPS
2 18 (8.74%) SSL
3 14 (6.80%) LAN
4 11 (5.34%) WAN
5 10 (4.85%) SAN
6 8 (3.88%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.40%) iSCSI
7 7 (3.40%) NAS
8 4 (1.94%) MPLS
9 3 (1.46%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.46%) DHCP
9 3 (1.46%) DNS
10 2 (0.97%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.97%) FWSM
10 2 (0.97%) Network Security
10 2 (0.97%) Skype
10 2 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.43%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.94%) MS Access
5 3 (1.46%) DB2
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.97%) MySQL
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) GIS
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 25 (12.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 24 (11.65%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.88%) MSI
4 5 (2.43%) StarTeam
4 5 (2.43%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.94%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.97%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.49%) Gradle
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.49%) Xcode
General
1 10 (4.85%) Finance
2 7 (3.40%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.94%) Publishing
4 3 (1.46%) Electronics
4 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.46%) Marketing
5 2 (0.97%) German Language
5 2 (0.97%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.49%) French Language
6 1 (0.49%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (11.17%) Consultant
2 17 (8.25%) Analyst
2 17 (8.25%) Automation Engineer
3 16 (7.77%) Developer
3 16 (7.77%) Network Engineer
4 15 (7.28%) IT Trainer
4 15 (7.28%) Microsoft Trainer
4 15 (7.28%) Trainer
5 13 (6.31%) PowerShell Engineer
6 8 (3.88%) Author
6 8 (3.88%) Technical Author
7 7 (3.40%) Administrator
7 7 (3.40%) Architect
7 7 (3.40%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) NetBackup Engineer
8 6 (2.91%) Support Analyst
9 5 (2.43%) Office 365 Administrator
9 5 (2.43%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (2.43%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.56%) .NET
2 10 (4.85%) CSS
2 10 (4.85%) XML
3 8 (3.88%) Web Services
4 5 (2.43%) jQuery
4 5 (2.43%) XSLT
5 4 (1.94%) AngularJS
6 3 (1.46%) CSS3
6 3 (1.46%) Google Maps API
6 3 (1.46%) HTML
6 3 (1.46%) HTML5
6 3 (1.46%) JSON
6 3 (1.46%) Open Graph
6 3 (1.46%) Sass
6 3 (1.46%) Symfony
6 3 (1.46%) Twig
7 2 (0.97%) Ajax
7 2 (0.97%) J2EE
8 1 (0.49%) React Native
8 1 (0.49%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (1.94%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.46%) Clustering
5 3 (1.46%) PMI
5 3 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (0.97%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.97%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.49%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 87 (42.23%) Windows
2 52 (25.24%) Windows Server
3 50 (24.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (13.59%) Linux
4 28 (13.59%) Windows 7
5 24 (11.65%) Windows 10
6 21 (10.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (5.83%) Windows XP
9 6 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.94%) AIX
11 2 (0.97%) Solaris
11 2 (0.97%) Unix
12 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
12 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.93%) Migration
2 24 (11.65%) Configuration Management
3 23 (11.17%) ITIL
4 20 (9.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 19 (9.22%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (9.22%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (8.74%) Open Source
6 18 (8.74%) Prototyping
7 17 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.28%) Software Distribution
9 8 (3.88%) Change Control
9 8 (3.88%) Patch Management
9 8 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (3.88%) Workflow
10 7 (3.40%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (3.40%) DevOps
10 7 (3.40%) Information Security
10 7 (3.40%) Service Design
11 6 (2.91%) Test Automation
11 6 (2.91%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.24%) PowerShell
2 35 (16.99%) SQL
3 29 (14.08%) C#
4 20 (9.71%) XAML
5 12 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 11 (5.34%) Java
7 9 (4.37%) VB
8 8 (3.88%) REXX
8 8 (3.88%) Tcl
9 6 (2.91%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.46%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.46%) PHP
10 3 (1.46%) Python
10 3 (1.46%) VBScript
11 2 (0.97%) Go
12 1 (0.49%) ABAP
12 1 (0.49%) C-shell
12 1 (0.49%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.49%) Perl
12 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (74.27%) SC Cleared
2 9 (4.37%) Degree
3 7 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.40%) MCSE
3 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.43%) CCNP
4 5 (2.43%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.94%) BC Cleared
5 4 (1.94%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.46%) MCITP
6 3 (1.46%) MCSA
6 3 (1.46%) MCTS
6 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.97%) CCIE
7 2 (0.97%) CCNA
7 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.49%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.49%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.49%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.88%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.97%) PMO
3 2 (0.97%) SLA
4 1 (0.49%) GDPR
4 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (12.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.46%) Docker
4 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
4 3 (1.46%) XenApp
5 1 (0.49%) Firmware
5 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (9.22%) Puppet
2 12 (5.83%) SCCM
3 10 (4.85%) WSUS
4 9 (4.37%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (3.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 7 (3.40%) Ansible
6 7 (3.40%) EMC Navisphere
6 7 (3.40%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.46%) Netcool
8 1 (0.49%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.49%) Packer
8 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 73 (35.44%) Microsoft
2 28 (13.59%) Cisco
3 19 (9.22%) Oracle
4 16 (7.77%) HP
5 9 (4.37%) McAfee
6 8 (3.88%) Citrix
7 7 (3.40%) EMC
8 6 (2.91%) Intel
9 5 (2.43%) Juniper
10 4 (1.94%) Apple
10 4 (1.94%) Avaya
10 4 (1.94%) Google
10 4 (1.94%) Nintex
10 4 (1.94%) SAP
11 3 (1.46%) Facebook
11 3 (1.46%) Polycom
11 3 (1.46%) ProCurve
11 3 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.46%) Twitter
11 3 (1.46%) Veritas
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