Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 32 20
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 197 239 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.24% 4.91% 7.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.10% 31.20% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 176 215
Scotland median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £213 £261
90th Percentile £611 £481 £464
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Scotland median hourly rate £42.50 £51.75 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.87% -0.48% +18.86%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +37.25% -33.77% -3.75%

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 677 766 645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 14.57% 15.74% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 483 416
Scotland median daily rate £425 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% -2.23%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £200
90th Percentile £575 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 22
Scotland median hourly rate £26.50 £28.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% -26.32% +16.92%
10th Percentile £15.04 £12.71 £14.75
90th Percentile £45.70 £56.25 £52.15
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -4.14%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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 64 £375 +35.14% 5
Glasgow -28 58 £492 +45.78% 4
Edinburgh +24 39 £484 +20.94% 5
South Lanarkshire 0 15 £475 +26.67%
Aberdeen +7 4 £140 -30.00%
Fife 0 2 £413 +37.50%
Highlands 0 2 £140 -30.00%
West Lothian - 1 £133 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £133 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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.

1 150 (76.14%) SC Cleared
2 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.29%) SQL
4 34 (17.26%) Windows
5 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
6 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
6 31 (15.74%) Java
7 29 (14.72%) Integration Testing
8 28 (14.21%) ITIL
9 27 (13.71%) Linux
10 26 (13.20%) CSS
11 23 (11.68%) .NET
11 23 (11.68%) HTML
12 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
13 21 (10.66%) DNS
13 21 (10.66%) BDD
14 20 (10.15%) Degree
14 20 (10.15%) Scrum
15 19 (9.64%) VMware
15 19 (9.64%) Programme Management
15 19 (9.64%) TDD
15 19 (9.64%) Spring
15 19 (9.64%) vSphere
15 19 (9.64%) Service Design
15 19 (9.64%) Self-Motivation
16 18 (9.14%) HTML5
16 18 (9.14%) PowerShell
16 18 (9.14%) C#
17 17 (8.63%) Active Directory
17 17 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012

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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 11 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.06%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (3.55%) Apache
3 7 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.05%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (2.03%) IIS
5 4 (2.03%) Smallworld
6 2 (1.02%) Confluence
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.55%) InfoPath
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.03%) AutoCAD
4 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.52%) Simulink
5 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.61%) IaaS
2 14 (7.11%) Office 365
3 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.02%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.66%) DNS
2 16 (8.12%) DHCP
2 16 (8.12%) VSAN
3 12 (6.09%) WAN
4 10 (5.08%) SAN
4 10 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.55%) LAN
6 5 (2.54%) Internet
6 5 (2.54%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.02%) ADSL
7 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.02%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.02%) MPLS
7 2 (1.02%) PSTN
8 1 (0.51%) Firewall
8 1 (0.51%) Junos
8 1 (0.51%) Skype
8 1 (0.51%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (5.08%) MariaDB
3 10 (5.08%) MySQL
4 4 (2.03%) GIS
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.02%) Big Data
6 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (6.60%) JIRA
1 13 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.06%) Bugzilla
3 6 (3.05%) Subversion
4 5 (2.54%) ClearCase
4 5 (2.54%) Git (software)
5 4 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.52%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (1.52%) Selenium
7 2 (1.02%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.02%) JMeter
7 2 (1.02%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.51%) Ant
8 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.51%) CppUnit
8 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.51%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.51%) JUnit
8 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (5.58%) Banking
2 10 (5.08%) Investment Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Retail
4 7 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.54%) Finance
6 4 (2.03%) Marketing
6 4 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.02%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 47 (23.86%) Developer
2 18 (9.14%) Architect
3 16 (8.12%) Senior Developer
4 14 (7.11%) Consultant
5 12 (6.09%) Service Design Architect
6 11 (5.58%) Automation Engineer
6 11 (5.58%) DBA
7 10 (5.08%) Applications Developer
7 10 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 9 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) Field Engineer
9 8 (4.06%) SQL Developer
10 7 (3.55%) Analyst
10 7 (3.55%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.55%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Break Fix Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Computer Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Field Hardware Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) Hardware Engineer
11 6 (3.05%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.20%) CSS
2 23 (11.68%) .NET
2 23 (11.68%) HTML
3 19 (9.64%) Spring
4 18 (9.14%) HTML5
5 16 (8.12%) Apache Camel
6 15 (7.61%) ASP.NET
7 9 (4.57%) XML
8 7 (3.55%) jQuery
8 7 (3.55%) WCF
9 6 (3.05%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (3.05%) XSLT
10 4 (2.03%) Web Services
11 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (1.02%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.02%) LDAP
11 2 (1.02%) React
12 1 (0.51%) REST
12 1 (0.51%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.64%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (3.55%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (3.05%) Derivative
3 6 (3.05%) EPoS
4 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.52%) Clustering
6 2 (1.02%) CESG
6 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Acoustics
7 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.51%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.26%) Windows
2 27 (13.71%) Linux
3 17 (8.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (6.60%) Unix
4 13 (6.60%) Windows Server
5 12 (6.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.03%) Solaris
8 3 (1.52%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (14.72%) Integration Testing
3 28 (14.21%) ITIL
4 21 (10.66%) BDD
5 20 (10.15%) Scrum
6 19 (9.64%) Programme Management
6 19 (9.64%) Service Design
6 19 (9.64%) TDD
7 16 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (8.12%) Service Delivery
7 16 (8.12%) Service Management
8 15 (7.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (7.11%) Software Engineering
10 13 (6.60%) Project Management
10 13 (6.60%) Test Automation
10 13 (6.60%) Unit Testing
11 12 (6.09%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.09%) ITIL V3
11 12 (6.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.29%) SQL
2 32 (16.24%) JavaScript
3 31 (15.74%) Java
4 18 (9.14%) C#
4 18 (9.14%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.09%) Python
6 11 (5.58%) C
7 8 (4.06%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.06%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.05%) Korn
8 6 (3.05%) Perl
9 5 (2.54%) C-shell
9 5 (2.54%) VBScript
10 4 (2.03%) C++
11 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.02%) VBA
13 1 (0.51%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 150 (76.14%) SC Cleared
2 20 (10.15%) Degree
3 13 (6.60%) DV Cleared
4 12 (6.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.05%) BC Cleared
6 5 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.54%) MCSE
6 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.03%) Master's Degree
8 3 (1.52%) CISA
8 3 (1.52%) CISM
8 3 (1.52%) CISSP
9 2 (1.02%) CCNA
9 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.02%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.02%) ISACA
9 2 (1.02%) OCP
9 2 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.51%) APMP
10 1 (0.51%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) QA
2 7 (3.55%) SLA
3 5 (2.54%) COBIT
3 5 (2.54%) NIST 800
3 5 (2.54%) PMO
4 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (9.64%) vSphere
2 17 (8.63%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.12%) VMware NSX
4 10 (5.08%) Terminal Services
5 9 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.54%) Samba
6 5 (2.54%) XenApp
7 3 (1.52%) Firmware
7 3 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (5.58%) vRealize
2 9 (4.57%) Ansible
3 8 (4.06%) Puppet
4 7 (3.55%) Kibana
5 1 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.51%) SCCM
5 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 22 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.64%) VMware
3 6 (3.05%) Centrify
3 6 (3.05%) F5
3 6 (3.05%) HP
3 6 (3.05%) Oracle
4 5 (2.54%) Citrix
4 5 (2.54%) Juniper
4 5 (2.54%) Nintex
5 3 (1.52%) Blue Coat
6 2 (1.02%) BT
6 2 (1.02%) Cisco
6 2 (1.02%) Openreach
6 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.51%) Ariba
7 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.51%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.51%) Symantec
7 1 (0.51%) Varonis