Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 11 19
Rank change year-on-year -45 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 160 408 400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.20% 9.76% 6.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 22.86% 44.44% 39.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 364 237
Scotland median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +0.79%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £258
90th Percentile £505 £450 £447
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +2.35% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £53.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.43% -21.08% +222.55%
10th Percentile £13.93 £28.20 £50.64
90th Percentile £41.69 £52.00 £55.80
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £32.66 £30.90
% change year-on-year -15.79% +5.68% +54.50%

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 700 918 1007
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.99% 21.96% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 561 543
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
10th Percentile £209 £240 £213
90th Percentile £500 £466 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.16% +4.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 24
Scotland median hourly rate £26.88 £36.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.35% +71.43% +13.51%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.27 £13.30
90th Percentile £45.75 £52.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £26.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.19% +4.00% +31.58%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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
Glasgow -33 51 £350 -2.78% 1
Renfrewshire 0 37 £320 -5.88%
Edinburgh -30 34 £400 -15.79% 2
South Lanarkshire +1 12 £375 +38.89%
Aberdeen -2 7 £400 +33.33%
Fife -1 3 £300 +12.15%
Stirling - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £650 +441.67%
Scottish Borders - 1 £100 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 102 (63.75%) SC Cleared
2 54 (33.75%) Windows
3 50 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 38 (23.75%) PowerShell
5 36 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (18.13%) Active Directory
6 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
7 28 (17.50%) Migration
8 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (15.63%) ITIL
10 24 (15.00%) SQL
10 24 (15.00%) SharePoint
10 24 (15.00%) Windows 7
11 23 (14.38%) Linux
12 22 (13.75%) Office 365
13 21 (13.13%) JavaScript
14 20 (12.50%) VMware
15 19 (11.88%) IIS
16 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
17 16 (10.00%) Windows 10
18 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
18 15 (9.38%) Configuration Management
19 14 (8.75%) Java
19 14 (8.75%) CSS
19 14 (8.75%) XML
19 14 (8.75%) SCCM
20 13 (8.13%) HTML
20 13 (8.13%) SSL
20 13 (8.13%) HTTP

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 24 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 19 (11.88%) IIS
3 12 (7.50%) MS Exchange
4 10 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (4.38%) SharePoint Server
6 7 (4.38%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.75%) CMS
7 6 (3.75%) JBoss
8 5 (3.13%) Drupal
8 5 (3.13%) nginx
8 5 (3.13%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.13%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.50%) Jetty
9 4 (2.50%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.25%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.63%) Apache
12 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (11.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.63%) assyst
2 1 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.75%) Office 365
2 11 (6.88%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.88%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.25%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.13%) HTTP
1 13 (8.13%) SSL
2 12 (7.50%) HTTPS
3 7 (4.38%) Firewall
3 7 (4.38%) Unified Communications
4 6 (3.75%) S/MIME
4 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.50%) AMQP
5 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 4 (2.50%) NAS
5 4 (2.50%) SAN
6 3 (1.88%) Internet
6 3 (1.88%) LAN
6 3 (1.88%) Skype
6 3 (1.88%) WAN
7 2 (1.25%) Broadband
7 2 (1.25%) Junos
7 2 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.63%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.38%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.38%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.75%) Hadoop
4 5 (3.13%) MySQL
5 4 (2.50%) Couchbase
5 4 (2.50%) Redis
5 4 (2.50%) Riak
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.63%) GIS
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (3.13%) Selenium
3 5 (3.13%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.50%) FitNesse
5 3 (1.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.25%) MSI
6 2 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.63%) Bower
7 1 (0.63%) Gradle
7 1 (0.63%) Hudson
7 1 (0.63%) JIRA
7 1 (0.63%) JMeter
7 1 (0.63%) Maven
7 1 (0.63%) Subversion
7 1 (0.63%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (6.88%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.38%) Finance
4 5 (3.13%) Electronics
4 5 (3.13%) Marketing
4 5 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Billing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (13.13%) Developer
2 14 (8.75%) Analyst
3 10 (6.25%) Java Developer
4 9 (5.63%) IT Trainer
4 9 (5.63%) Microsoft Trainer
4 9 (5.63%) Project Manager
4 9 (5.63%) Trainer
5 8 (5.00%) Administrator
5 8 (5.00%) Author
5 8 (5.00%) Consultant
5 8 (5.00%) Technical Author
6 7 (4.38%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 6 (3.75%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.75%) Exchange Administrator
8 5 (3.13%) Agile Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Deployment Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.13%) PostgreSQL Developer
8 5 (3.13%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.75%) CSS
1 14 (8.75%) XML
2 13 (8.13%) HTML
3 9 (5.63%) HTML5
4 8 (5.00%) Hibernate
4 8 (5.00%) JPA
4 8 (5.00%) Spring
4 8 (5.00%) Web Services
5 7 (4.38%) .NET
5 7 (4.38%) jQuery
6 6 (3.75%) AngularJS
6 6 (3.75%) Sass
6 6 (3.75%) XSLT
7 5 (3.13%) CSS3
7 5 (3.13%) Google Maps API
7 5 (3.13%) JSON
7 5 (3.13%) Open Graph
7 5 (3.13%) Symfony
7 5 (3.13%) Twig
8 4 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.25%) PKI
2 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.13%) User Experience
4 3 (1.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.88%) PMI
5 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.63%) CCTV
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.63%) EPoS
6 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) SCADA
6 1 (0.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (33.75%) Windows
2 29 (18.13%) Windows Server
3 27 (16.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 23 (14.38%) Linux
6 16 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 15 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.63%) Android
11 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.63%) CentOS
11 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.63%) Unix
11 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (17.50%) Migration
3 25 (15.63%) ITIL
4 15 (9.38%) Configuration Management
5 12 (7.50%) Business Transformation
5 12 (7.50%) ITIL V3
5 12 (7.50%) Prototyping
5 12 (7.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 11 (6.88%) DevOps
6 11 (6.88%) Project Management
6 11 (6.88%) Service Design
7 10 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.25%) Open Source
7 10 (6.25%) Test Automation
8 9 (5.63%) BDD
8 9 (5.63%) Software Distribution
8 9 (5.63%) TDD
9 8 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (4.38%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.75%) PowerShell
2 24 (15.00%) SQL
3 21 (13.13%) JavaScript
4 14 (8.75%) Java
5 9 (5.63%) Python
6 8 (5.00%) PHP
6 8 (5.00%) Ruby
7 5 (3.13%) C#
8 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.50%) Perl
8 4 (2.50%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.88%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.25%) REXX
10 2 (1.25%) Tcl
10 2 (1.25%) VB
11 1 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 102 (63.75%) SC Cleared
2 12 (7.50%) BC Cleared
3 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.75%) Degree
6 5 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (3.13%) MCSE
6 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.88%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.88%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 2 (1.25%) CCNP
8 2 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.25%) HND
9 1 (0.63%) CCSP
9 1 (0.63%) CISSP
9 1 (0.63%) HNC
9 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.63%) PMP
9 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) QA
2 6 (3.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.25%) GDPR
3 2 (1.25%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) COBIT
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (18.13%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (6.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.38%) Docker
6 5 (3.13%) vSphere
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (8.75%) SCCM
2 12 (7.50%) Ansible
3 10 (6.25%) WSUS
4 9 (5.63%) Puppet
5 8 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.50%) Cobbler
6 4 (2.50%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (2.50%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.63%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.63%) Packer
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 50 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 20 (12.50%) VMware
3 10 (6.25%) Cisco
4 9 (5.63%) Google
5 8 (5.00%) Oracle
6 7 (4.38%) IBM
7 6 (3.75%) SAP
8 5 (3.13%) Facebook
8 5 (3.13%) HP
8 5 (3.13%) Nintex
8 5 (3.13%) Twitter
9 4 (2.50%) AppSense
9 4 (2.50%) EMC
9 4 (2.50%) F5
9 4 (2.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.50%) TIBCO
10 3 (1.88%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.88%) Pega
11 2 (1.25%) Citrix
11 2 (1.25%) EnterpriseDB