Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 481 425 281
Rank change year-on-year -56 -144 -48
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 135 238 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.28% 0.43% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.57% 3.66% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 141 294
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £301 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.39% -19.87% -
10th Percentile £134 £120 £208
90th Percentile £645 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £525 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +35.48% -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.96 £28.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.43% +83.61% -49.59%
10th Percentile £19.80 £14.95 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.35 £53.94 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £23.96 £30.21 £15.25
% change year-on-year -20.69% +98.10% -49.59%

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 5,261 6,501 6,045
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 10.86% 11.82% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 3,800 3,595
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £200 £218 £213
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £448
% change year-on-year - +0.56% +8.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 297 298
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £20.17 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.54% -8.32% -3.30%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £55.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.36 £22.40 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.20% +1.82% -2.22%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -35 68 £388 +43.61% 4
North of England +4 26 £550 +110.53% 3
Wales +15 14 £575 +51.32% 1
Yorkshire +20 12 £550 +37.50% 3
North West +10 12 £406 -24.73%
South West -19 10 £546 -0.73%
South East +21 8 £580 +39.76% 1
Midlands +29 7 £577 +114.95%
West Midlands +20 5 £625 +149.80%
East of England +27 2 £483 +24.52% 2
East Midlands +22 2 £508 +69.17%
North East +2 2 £525 +101.92%
Disclosure Scotland
UK

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 77 (57.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 47 (34.81%) Public Sector
3 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (24.44%) SC Cleared
6 27 (20.00%) Windows
7 22 (16.30%) Linux
8 20 (14.81%) Windows 10
9 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
10 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
10 16 (11.85%) Finance
11 15 (11.11%) DevOps
11 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (9.63%) ITIL
12 13 (9.63%) DBS Check
13 12 (8.89%) SaaS
13 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (8.89%) Migration
13 12 (8.89%) Service Management
14 11 (8.15%) SAP
14 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
14 11 (8.15%) Windows 7
14 11 (8.15%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (8.15%) SuccessFactors
14 11 (8.15%) Architectural Design
14 11 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (7.41%) SAP S/4HANA
15 10 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (7.41%) Jenkins

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 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.96%) SAS
3 3 (2.22%) Apache
3 3 (2.22%) Confluence
3 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) CMS
4 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.48%) IIS
4 2 (1.48%) JBoss
4 2 (1.48%) Jetty
4 2 (1.48%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.48%) nginx
4 2 (1.48%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.74%) Drupal
5 1 (0.74%) Mule
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) FileZilla
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.22%) SAP CO
2 3 (2.22%) SAP FI
2 3 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.48%) SAP CCM
3 2 (1.48%) SAP SD
3 2 (1.48%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.74%) assyst
4 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (8.89%) SaaS
3 11 (8.15%) SuccessFactors
4 8 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (2.96%) Office 365
6 3 (2.22%) Google Docs
6 3 (2.22%) Slack
7 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.48%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.48%) npm
8 1 (0.74%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.74%) GitHub
8 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.74%) PaaS
8 1 (0.74%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.74%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.93%) SSL
2 6 (4.44%) HTTP
2 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.70%) DHCP
4 4 (2.96%) DNS
5 3 (2.22%) Firewall
5 3 (2.22%) FTP
5 3 (2.22%) IPsec
5 3 (2.22%) LAN
5 3 (2.22%) Skype
6 2 (1.48%) WAN
7 1 (0.74%) ICMP
7 1 (0.74%) Internet
7 1 (0.74%) Intranet
7 1 (0.74%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.74%) OSPF
7 1 (0.74%) SNMP
7 1 (0.74%) VoIP
7 1 (0.74%) VPN
7 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.93%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.19%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (2.96%) RDBMS
3 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.48%) Big Data
4 2 (1.48%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.74%) Power BI
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
2 10 (7.41%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.44%) JIRA
4 5 (3.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.22%) GitLab
5 3 (2.22%) Hudson
5 3 (2.22%) Maven
5 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.22%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.48%) Ant
6 2 (1.48%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.48%) GoCD
6 2 (1.48%) Mockito
6 2 (1.48%) Selenium
7 1 (0.74%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.74%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
7 1 (0.74%) NUnit
7 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 47 (34.81%) Public Sector
2 16 (11.85%) Finance
3 4 (2.96%) Billing
3 4 (2.96%) Legal
4 3 (2.22%) Military
5 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Electronics
6 1 (0.74%) Games
6 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.74%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Police
Job Titles
1 14 (10.37%) Architect
1 14 (10.37%) Developer
2 13 (9.63%) Analyst
3 9 (6.67%) Designer
3 9 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (3.70%) Data Analyst
4 5 (3.70%) Senior Designer
5 4 (2.96%) Consultant
5 4 (2.96%) Deployment Engineer
5 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (2.96%) IT Technician
5 4 (2.96%) PC Engineer
5 4 (2.96%) Security Architect
5 4 (2.96%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (2.22%) Digital Content Designer
6 3 (2.22%) Digital Designer
6 3 (2.22%) IT Support
6 3 (2.22%) SAP S/4HANA Consultant
6 3 (2.22%) Senior Digital Content Designer
6 3 (2.22%) Senior Digital Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.70%) .NET
2 4 (2.96%) CSS
2 4 (2.96%) JFC
2 4 (2.96%) REST
3 3 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.22%) HTML
3 3 (2.22%) Servlets
3 3 (2.22%) Web Services
3 3 (2.22%) XML
4 2 (1.48%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.48%) COM
4 2 (1.48%) J2EE
4 2 (1.48%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.48%) JSON
4 2 (1.48%) LDAP
4 2 (1.48%) Middleware
4 2 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (1.48%) Sass
4 2 (1.48%) Spring
4 2 (1.48%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.41%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (5.93%) User Experience
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.96%) NHS
6 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.22%) Social Media
7 2 (1.48%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.48%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.74%) CCTV
8 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.74%) PMI
8 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (20.00%) Windows
2 22 (16.30%) Linux
3 20 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 11 (8.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.70%) CentOS
5 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.70%) Unix
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.74%) AIX
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
3 15 (11.11%) DevOps
4 13 (9.63%) ITIL
5 12 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (8.89%) Migration
5 12 (8.89%) Service Management
6 11 (8.15%) Architectural Design
6 11 (8.15%) Mentoring
6 11 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (7.41%) Data Modelling
7 10 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.67%) Decision-Making
8 9 (6.67%) Open Source
8 9 (6.67%) Service Design
9 8 (5.93%) Analytics
9 8 (5.93%) ERP
9 8 (5.93%) SAP Implementation
9 8 (5.93%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (5.19%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
1 10 (7.41%) SQL
2 9 (6.67%) Java
2 9 (6.67%) Python
3 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.96%) Ruby
4 3 (2.22%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.22%) C#
4 3 (2.22%) Java 8
5 2 (1.48%) Go
5 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.48%) VBA
6 1 (0.74%) C
6 1 (0.74%) C++
6 1 (0.74%) ES6
6 1 (0.74%) Groovy
6 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.74%) Scala
6 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 77 (57.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 45 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 33 (24.44%) SC Cleared
4 13 (9.63%) DBS Check
5 7 (5.19%) BC Cleared
5 7 (5.19%) Degree
6 3 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.22%) CISSP
7 2 (1.48%) CCNA
7 2 (1.48%) CCNP
7 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.48%) MCSA
7 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.74%) ISEB
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) MCP
8 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.74%) PMP
8 1 (0.74%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (2.22%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.22%) RMADS
3 1 (0.74%) COBIT
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.74%) NCSC
3 1 (0.74%) NIST
3 1 (0.74%) PMO
3 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.96%) Xen
4 3 (2.22%) Docker
5 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) NFS
6 1 (0.74%) PowerDNS
6 1 (0.74%) Samba
6 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) Puppet
2 7 (5.19%) SCCM
3 5 (3.70%) Ansible
3 5 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.70%) Terraform
4 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.22%) WSUS
6 2 (1.48%) Graphite
6 2 (1.48%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.48%) Icinga
6 2 (1.48%) Salt
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (0.74%) Packer
7 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.15%) SAP
3 10 (7.41%) Ariba
3 10 (7.41%) Concur
4 7 (5.19%) VMware
5 5 (3.70%) Google
6 4 (2.96%) Tableau
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco
7 3 (2.22%) McAfee
7 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.22%) Remedy
8 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.48%) Citrix
8 2 (1.48%) NetApp
8 2 (1.48%) Sophos
8 2 (1.48%) Splunk
9 1 (0.74%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.74%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.74%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.74%) Kaspersky