Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 46 10
Rank change year-on-year +18 -36 +12
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 338 178 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 6.28% 3.78% 13.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.26% 25.91% 53.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 109 519
Scotland median daily rate £335 £395 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.19% +16.18% +0.91%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £243
90th Percentile £488 £538 £445
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £410
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.88% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 23
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £27.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.64% -32.93% +13.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £14.12 £36.05
90th Percentile £72.25 £43.20 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £32.66
% change year-on-year -28.57% +7.18% +5.68%

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 861 687 1,264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.00% 14.57% 24.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 375 756
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.94% -1.90%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £409
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.91% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 60
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -20.00% +36.66%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.17 £14.09
90th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.52% +5.45% +22.22%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 163 £350 +2.94% 1
Glasgow +24 113 £323 -19.38% 9
Edinburgh -25 28 £525 +15.07% 22
South Lanarkshire 0 15 £378 -16.11% 2
Fife +3 3 £395 - 1
West Lothian +7 1 - - 1
Scottish Borders 0 1 £325 +225.00% 1
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Angus - 1 £150 -
Security Cleared
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 270 (79.88%) SC Cleared
2 133 (39.35%) Windows
3 102 (30.18%) Microsoft
4 85 (25.15%) Active Directory
5 81 (23.96%) Office 365
6 74 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (21.60%) ITIL
7 73 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (20.41%) HP
9 68 (20.12%) SQL
10 64 (18.93%) VMware
11 60 (17.75%) Citrix
11 60 (17.75%) DNS
12 58 (17.16%) PowerShell
12 58 (17.16%) Windows Server
13 56 (16.57%) DHCP
14 52 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 52 (15.38%) Ivanti
15 51 (15.09%) Change Management
16 50 (14.79%) Linux
17 49 (14.50%) Migration
18 46 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 44 (13.02%) Test Scripting
20 41 (12.13%) HP ALM
21 40 (11.83%) Hyper-V
22 39 (11.54%) Clustering
22 39 (11.54%) McAfee
23 38 (11.24%) DV Cleared
23 38 (11.24%) Degree
23 38 (11.24%) OpenStack

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 (11.24%) OpenStack
2 31 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.92%) SharePoint 2013
4 19 (5.62%) IIS
4 19 (5.62%) SharePoint 2010
4 19 (5.62%) SharePoint Server
5 14 (4.14%) Skype for Business
6 13 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.25%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.78%) Confluence
11 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.18%) IBM Connections
12 4 (1.18%) IBM Domino
12 4 (1.18%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.18%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.59%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (5.62%) InfoPath
3 10 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 81 (23.96%) Office 365
2 8 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.59%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (0.59%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.59%) PaaS
6 1 (0.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 60 (17.75%) DNS
2 56 (16.57%) DHCP
3 18 (5.33%) WAN
4 17 (5.03%) Firewall
4 17 (5.03%) Skype
5 15 (4.44%) LAN
6 10 (2.96%) NetScaler
7 9 (2.66%) Internet
7 9 (2.66%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.66%) VPN
8 8 (2.37%) DSL
9 7 (2.07%) 3G
9 7 (2.07%) ADSL
9 7 (2.07%) ATM
9 7 (2.07%) BGP
9 7 (2.07%) EIGRP
9 7 (2.07%) Ethernet
9 7 (2.07%) MPLS
9 7 (2.07%) OSPF
9 7 (2.07%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.28%) MySQL
2 21 (6.21%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.07%) MariaDB
4 6 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.18%) DB2
6 3 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.89%) Power BI
7 2 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.59%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.59%) HDInsight
7 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (8.88%) HP UFT
1 30 (8.88%) WinRunner
2 15 (4.44%) MSI
2 15 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 8 (2.37%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.78%) JIRA
5 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.59%) JUnit
6 2 (0.59%) Subversion
6 2 (0.59%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.30%) Appium
7 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.30%) Calabash
7 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.30%) GitLab
7 1 (0.30%) JBehave
7 1 (0.30%) JMeter
7 1 (0.30%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.30%) PVCS
General
1 14 (4.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (1.78%) Finance
3 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.59%) Banking
4 2 (0.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.30%) Back Office
5 1 (0.30%) Electronics
5 1 (0.30%) Legal
5 1 (0.30%) Marketing
5 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (13.61%) Support Engineer
2 36 (10.65%) Analyst
3 24 (7.10%) Applications Engineer
3 24 (7.10%) Applications Support
3 24 (7.10%) Applications Support Engineer
4 21 (6.21%) Test Analyst
5 18 (5.33%) Architect
5 18 (5.33%) Network Engineer
6 16 (4.73%) Design Engineer
6 16 (4.73%) Desktop Support
7 15 (4.44%) Consultant
8 14 (4.14%) Developer
8 14 (4.14%) Test Leader
9 13 (3.85%) Administrator
10 12 (3.55%) SharePoint Engineer
11 11 (3.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (2.96%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
13 9 (2.66%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (2.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 8 (2.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.69%) CSS
2 22 (6.51%) XML
3 20 (5.92%) jQuery
4 19 (5.62%) XSLT
5 15 (4.44%) .NET
6 7 (2.07%) HTML
7 5 (1.48%) LDAP
7 5 (1.48%) Spring
8 4 (1.18%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.18%) HTML5
9 3 (0.89%) Middleware
10 2 (0.59%) Sass
11 1 (0.30%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.30%) JSP
11 1 (0.30%) LAPP Stack
11 1 (0.30%) React
11 1 (0.30%) SailPoint
11 1 (0.30%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.54%) Clustering
2 34 (10.06%) Computer Science
3 33 (9.76%) PDA
4 19 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.55%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.55%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.66%) Replication
7 7 (2.07%) PKI
8 6 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.48%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.48%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.18%) PMI
11 2 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
11 2 (0.59%) CESG
11 2 (0.59%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.30%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.30%) NHS
12 1 (0.30%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 133 (39.35%) Windows
2 74 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 73 (21.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (17.16%) Windows Server
5 52 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 50 (14.79%) Linux
7 34 (10.06%) AIX
8 30 (8.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.96%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.37%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.48%) Unix
13 3 (0.89%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.59%) HPUX
14 2 (0.59%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.30%) Solaris
15 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (21.60%) ITIL
2 51 (15.09%) Change Management
3 49 (14.50%) Migration
4 44 (13.02%) Test Scripting
5 37 (10.95%) ITIL V3
5 37 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
6 35 (10.36%) Software Testing
7 33 (9.76%) Six Sigma
8 32 (9.47%) Test Automation
9 31 (9.17%) Project Management
10 27 (7.99%) Smoke Testing
11 25 (7.40%) Configuration Management
11 25 (7.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 24 (7.10%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (7.10%) Incident Management
13 22 (6.51%) High Availability
13 22 (6.51%) Network Management
14 20 (5.92%) Workflow
15 16 (4.73%) Performance Management
15 16 (4.73%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (20.12%) SQL
2 58 (17.16%) PowerShell
3 31 (9.17%) JavaScript
4 21 (6.21%) C#
5 19 (5.62%) Java
6 18 (5.33%) Perl
7 17 (5.03%) PHP
8 13 (3.85%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.07%) Bash Shell
9 7 (2.07%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.48%) Python
10 5 (1.48%) VB
10 5 (1.48%) VBScript
11 2 (0.59%) C++
12 1 (0.30%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.30%) LINC
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 270 (79.88%) SC Cleared
2 38 (11.24%) Degree
2 38 (11.24%) DV Cleared
3 35 (10.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (10.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 33 (9.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 31 (9.17%) ISTQB
7 27 (7.99%) MCSE
8 9 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (2.37%) BC Cleared
9 8 (2.37%) CCNA
9 8 (2.37%) CCNP
10 5 (1.48%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.59%) CCIP
11 2 (0.59%) ISACA
11 2 (0.59%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.59%) PMP
11 2 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.30%) MCITP
12 1 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (10.06%) JSP 440
2 13 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (3.25%) SLA
4 9 (2.66%) QA
5 6 (1.78%) PMO
6 2 (0.59%) COBIT
6 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 2 (0.59%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.30%) GDPR
System Software
1 85 (25.15%) Active Directory
2 46 (13.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.76%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (8.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 26 (7.69%) XenApp
7 21 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (4.44%) XenDesktop
9 14 (4.14%) XenServer
10 10 (2.96%) vSphere
11 3 (0.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.89%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.89%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.30%) Docker
12 1 (0.30%) Firmware
12 1 (0.30%) RACF
Systems Management
1 41 (12.13%) HP ALM
2 31 (9.17%) McAfee ePO
3 18 (5.33%) SCCM
4 14 (4.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.89%) PowerCLI
5 3 (0.89%) vRealize
6 2 (0.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.30%) Ansible
7 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.30%) Kibana
7 1 (0.30%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.30%) logstash
7 1 (0.30%) MOM
7 1 (0.30%) Nagios
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.30%) Puppet
7 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 102 (30.18%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.41%) HP
3 64 (18.93%) VMware
4 60 (17.75%) Citrix
5 52 (15.38%) Ivanti
6 39 (11.54%) McAfee
7 30 (8.88%) Veritas
8 26 (7.69%) Oracle
9 16 (4.73%) Cisco
10 15 (4.44%) Nintex
11 9 (2.66%) Juniper
12 8 (2.37%) ThinPrint
13 7 (2.07%) F5
13 7 (2.07%) IBM
13 7 (2.07%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.48%) Palo Alto
15 4 (1.18%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 4 (1.18%) CheckPoint
15 4 (1.18%) Nortel
15 4 (1.18%) Symantec