Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 14 December 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.

Disclosure Scotland
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 165 153
Rank change year-on-year -59 -12 -28
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 10 39 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.70% 0.97%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.52% 5.49% 7.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 22 48
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -0.35% +13.73%
10th Percentile £295 £314 £259
90th Percentile £511 £557 £512
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.50% - -
England median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% +25.00% -76.67%

Disclosure Scotland is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 658 711 759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.09% 12.75% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 452 551
South West median daily rate £440 £410 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +3.54% +5.60%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £210
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 43
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.18% -7.32%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.55 £10.60
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £65.75
England median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.60% -6.67% +2.27%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the South West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the South West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the South West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the South West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the South West

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the South West over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the South West

Disclosure Scotland
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland within the South West region over the 6 months to 14 December 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
Bristol -26 4 £450 -13.46%
Somerset -4 3 £525 +75.00%
Devon -4 2 £250 -41.18%
Gloucestershire -21 1 - -
Disclosure Scotland
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 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 South West region with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 9 (90.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (20.00%) Grafana
4 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
4 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Cacti
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (10.00%) Change Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Validation
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Test Automation

Disclosure Scotland
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Data Quality Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Governance Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Testing Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Director
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) COM
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (10.00%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) OOP
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cacti
1 2 (20.00%) Grafana
1 2 (20.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Apple
1 1 (10.00%) Cognos
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (10.00%) VMware