Period
to 15 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 15 January 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.

Disclosure Scotland
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 473 289 233
Rank change year-on-year -184 -56 -23
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 196 395 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.37% 0.77% 1.10%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.31% 5.91% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 255 440
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £375 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.67% -6.54% -8.81%
10th Percentile £145 £203 £222
90th Percentile £650 £581 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.23 £32.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.46% -9.72% -53.70%
10th Percentile £22.23 £10.59 £23.55
90th Percentile £53.30 £48.41 £46.85
UK median hourly rate £36.23 £26.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +35.42% -25.69% -68.70%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 5,922 6,685 6,000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.19% 13.00% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,516 4,050 3,756
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.38% +2.84%
10th Percentile £220 £213 £212
90th Percentile £578 £573 £567
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 264 321
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £22.42 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.71% -10.31% -
10th Percentile £11.22 £10.94 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.80 £50.73 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £20.60 £20.80 £23.34
% change year-on-year -0.96% -10.88% -6.64%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK excluding London

Disclosure Scotland
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 15 January 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
Scotland -29 123 £388 +10.86% 13
North of England -48 32 £500 +11.11%
North West -9 16 £500 +53.85%
Midlands -25 13 £492 +26.97%
Yorkshire -18 12 £500 -
Wales -50 11 £400 +2.56%
West Midlands -31 10 £484 +29.07%
South West -55 10 £490 +15.29%
South East -20 8 £475 +26.67% 2
North East -28 4 £460 +31.43%
East Midlands -3 3 £850 +84.78%
East of England -9 2 £520 +73.33%
Disclosure Scotland
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 73 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (34.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 29 (14.80%) Security Cleared
4 26 (13.27%) DevOps
4 26 (13.27%) Java
5 24 (12.24%) Linux
6 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
7 22 (11.22%) Windows
7 22 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (9.69%) JIRA
8 19 (9.69%) Git (software)
8 19 (9.69%) Jenkins
8 19 (9.69%) SQL
9 18 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
9 18 (9.18%) SC Cleared
10 17 (8.67%) Test Automation
10 17 (8.67%) JavaScript
11 16 (8.16%) Project Management
11 16 (8.16%) Scrum
12 14 (7.14%) Migration
12 14 (7.14%) HTML
12 14 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (7.14%) DBS Check
13 13 (6.63%) ITIL
14 12 (6.12%) Active Directory
14 12 (6.12%) MongoDB
14 12 (6.12%) Microservices
15 11 (5.61%) Selenium
15 11 (5.61%) PRINCE2
15 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Office

Disclosure Scotland
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 6 (3.06%) Confluence
1 6 (3.06%) WebSphere
2 4 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.04%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.53%) Apache
3 3 (1.53%) CMS
3 3 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.51%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.51%) TPMS
4 1 (0.51%) Umbraco
Applications
1 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.08%) IaaS
3 6 (3.06%) PaaS
4 5 (2.55%) GitHub
4 5 (2.55%) SaaS
5 4 (2.04%) Google Analytics
5 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.53%) Boomi
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) AdWords
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.51%) Heroku
8 1 (0.51%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) Firewall
2 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.04%) VPN
3 3 (1.53%) BGP
3 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (1.53%) HTTP
3 3 (1.53%) Internet
3 3 (1.53%) LAN
3 3 (1.53%) OSPF
3 3 (1.53%) WAN
4 2 (1.02%) SSL
4 2 (1.02%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
5 1 (0.51%) DNS
5 1 (0.51%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) VLAN
5 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.12%) MongoDB
2 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.04%) MySQL
4 3 (1.53%) DB2
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (9.69%) Git (software)
1 19 (9.69%) Jenkins
1 19 (9.69%) JIRA
2 11 (5.61%) Selenium
3 9 (4.59%) Cucumber
3 9 (4.59%) TeamCity
4 8 (4.08%) GoCD
5 7 (3.57%) JMeter
6 6 (3.06%) Hudson
7 5 (2.55%) Gatling
7 5 (2.55%) JUnit
7 5 (2.55%) Protractor
7 5 (2.55%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.53%) Appium
9 3 (1.53%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.02%) gulp
10 2 (1.02%) TestNG
10 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (3.06%) Finance
2 3 (1.53%) Banking
2 3 (1.53%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.02%) Games
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (15.82%) Analyst
2 24 (12.24%) Developer
3 23 (11.73%) Architect
4 13 (6.63%) Technical Architect
5 9 (4.59%) Designer
5 9 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.08%) Java Developer
6 8 (4.08%) Test Analyst
7 6 (3.06%) Applications Packager
7 6 (3.06%) Business Analyst
7 6 (3.06%) Lead Developer
8 5 (2.55%) Agile Coach
8 5 (2.55%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (2.55%) Risk Manager
8 5 (2.55%) Senior Developer
8 5 (2.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (2.55%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.04%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (2.04%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.14%) HTML
2 8 (4.08%) .NET
2 8 (4.08%) CSS
2 8 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (4.08%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (4.08%) React
2 8 (4.08%) REST
2 8 (4.08%) RESTful
3 7 (3.57%) Spring
3 7 (3.57%) Web Services
4 6 (3.06%) AngularJS
4 6 (3.06%) XML
5 5 (2.55%) SOAP
5 5 (2.55%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.04%) HTML5
6 4 (2.04%) JSON
6 4 (2.04%) Node.js
6 4 (2.04%) Sass
7 3 (1.53%) jQuery
7 3 (1.53%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.08%) Public Cloud
2 7 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.55%) CESG
3 5 (2.55%) User Experience
4 3 (1.53%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.53%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.02%) Blog
5 2 (1.02%) Clustering
5 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.02%) NHS
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Licensing
5 2 (1.02%) Reference Data
5 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.24%) Linux
2 22 (11.22%) Windows
3 11 (5.61%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 5 (2.55%) Unix
7 3 (1.53%) Android
7 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.53%) CentOS
7 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.53%) Solaris
7 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.02%) VMS
8 2 (1.02%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) VME
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (37.24%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.27%) DevOps
3 22 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (8.67%) Test Automation
5 16 (8.16%) Project Management
5 16 (8.16%) Scrum
6 14 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 14 (7.14%) Migration
7 13 (6.63%) ITIL
8 12 (6.12%) Microservices
9 11 (5.61%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.10%) Data Protection
10 10 (5.10%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.10%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.59%) BDD
11 9 (4.59%) Coaching
11 9 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 9 (4.59%) Kanban
11 9 (4.59%) TDD
11 9 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.27%) Java
2 19 (9.69%) SQL
3 17 (8.67%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.08%) Python
5 6 (3.06%) C#
5 6 (3.06%) Scala
6 4 (2.04%) Java 8
7 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.53%) Perl
7 3 (1.53%) PHP
8 2 (1.02%) Groovy
8 2 (1.02%) PHP 7
8 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.02%) Ruby
8 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.02%) XPath
9 1 (0.51%) C
9 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.51%) VBA
9 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 68 (34.69%) BPSS Clearance
2 29 (14.80%) Security Cleared
3 18 (9.18%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.14%) DBS Check
5 8 (4.08%) Degree
6 5 (2.55%) BC Cleared
6 5 (2.55%) CCNP
6 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.55%) ISACA
7 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) MCP
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) CCDP
9 1 (0.51%) ISEB
9 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.51%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) QA
2 5 (2.55%) COBIT
2 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 5 (2.55%) NIST 800
3 3 (1.53%) PMO
4 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.02%) GDPR
4 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
2 6 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.53%) Docker
4 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.51%) Firmware
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (5.10%) Ansible
1 10 (5.10%) Graphite
1 10 (5.10%) SCCM
2 9 (4.59%) Icinga
3 8 (4.08%) HAProxy
4 4 (2.04%) Grafana
5 3 (1.53%) Terraform
6 2 (1.02%) Cacti
6 2 (1.02%) Kibana
6 2 (1.02%) Nagios
6 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.51%) Rancher
Vendors
1 23 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (4.59%) Cisco
2 9 (4.59%) Oracle
3 8 (4.08%) VMware
4 5 (2.55%) Apple
5 4 (2.04%) Google
5 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.53%) Dell
6 3 (1.53%) HP
6 3 (1.53%) IBM
6 3 (1.53%) Mitel
7 2 (1.02%) NetApp
7 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 2 (1.02%) Splunk
7 2 (1.02%) Talend
7 2 (1.02%) Twitter
7 2 (1.02%) Zend
8 1 (0.51%) Open-E
8 1 (0.51%) Synology