Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 293 229
Rank change year-on-year -169 -64 -8
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 196 423 676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.36% 0.80% 1.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.17% 6.35% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 281 515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.38% -0.38% -9.09%
10th Percentile £144 £210 £205
90th Percentile £570 £575 £565
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £418
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.20% -5.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.41 £32.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.19% +14.04% -71.50%
10th Percentile £14.43 £10.59 £27.35
90th Percentile £55.86 £47.36 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £41.83 £32.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +28.69% +14.04% -76.25%

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 6,177 6,663 6,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 11.22% 12.57% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,638 4,005 4,120
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.21% +2.56% +1.30%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £210
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 290 351
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.59 £10.30
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.13 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £22.84
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.42% +1.49%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 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
Scotland -35 130 £388 +3.47% 9
North of England -55 26 £450 -2.17% 1
North West -22 12 £489 +13.66%
Midlands -36 12 £456 +21.67% 2
Yorkshire -28 11 £475 -5.00% 1
Wales -54 11 £400 - 1
West Midlands -29 9 £456 +25.86% 2
South East -39 9 £475 +26.67%
South West -58 9 £400 -5.33% 1
North East -20 5 £400 +20.48%
East Midlands -7 3 - -
East of England -25 2 £388 -2.33%
Disclosure Scotland
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 65 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 32 (16.33%) Security Cleared
4 31 (15.82%) Windows
5 23 (11.73%) Java
5 23 (11.73%) DevOps
6 21 (10.71%) Microsoft
7 19 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (9.69%) SC Cleared
8 18 (9.18%) JIRA
8 18 (9.18%) Linux
8 18 (9.18%) Active Directory
8 18 (9.18%) DBS Check
9 17 (8.67%) Project Management
9 17 (8.67%) SQL
9 17 (8.67%) HTML
10 16 (8.16%) JavaScript
10 16 (8.16%) ITIL
10 16 (8.16%) Scrum
11 15 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
12 14 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 14 (7.14%) CSS
12 14 (7.14%) Windows Server
13 13 (6.63%) Risk Management
13 13 (6.63%) Git (software)
13 13 (6.63%) SCCM
14 12 (6.12%) Coaching
14 12 (6.12%) Microservices
14 12 (6.12%) Jenkins
14 12 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement

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 11 (5.61%) Confluence
2 6 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.53%) Apache
4 3 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.53%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.02%) CMS
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.02%) InVision
4 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.65%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.57%) SaaS
3 5 (2.55%) GitHub
3 5 (2.55%) IaaS
3 5 (2.55%) PaaS
4 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.53%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.02%) Office 365
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.51%) Heroku
7 1 (0.51%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.57%) Firewall
2 4 (2.04%) BGP
2 4 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (2.04%) OSPF
2 4 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.04%) VPN
3 3 (1.53%) DNS
3 3 (1.53%) LAN
3 3 (1.53%) WAN
4 2 (1.02%) DHCP
4 2 (1.02%) HTTP
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
4 2 (1.02%) Intranet
4 2 (1.02%) SSL
4 2 (1.02%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.02%) VoIP
4 2 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.51%) SAN
5 1 (0.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) MongoDB
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.53%) DB2
4 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.02%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.51%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (9.18%) JIRA
2 13 (6.63%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.08%) Selenium
5 6 (3.06%) TeamCity
6 5 (2.55%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.55%) Gatling
6 5 (2.55%) GoCD
6 5 (2.55%) JMeter
6 5 (2.55%) JUnit
7 4 (2.04%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.53%) Appium
8 3 (1.53%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.53%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.53%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.02%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.02%) gulp
9 2 (1.02%) Hudson
9 2 (1.02%) Sublime Text
General
1 7 (3.57%) Finance
2 3 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Marketing
4 1 (0.51%) Military
4 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (15.82%) Analyst
2 25 (12.76%) Developer
3 23 (11.73%) Architect
4 13 (6.63%) Technical Architect
5 9 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (4.59%) Project Manager
6 8 (4.08%) Agile Coach
6 8 (4.08%) Business Analyst
6 8 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.06%) Applications Packager
7 6 (3.06%) IT Analyst
7 6 (3.06%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.06%) Support Analyst
8 5 (2.55%) .NET Developer
8 5 (2.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (2.55%) Administrator
8 5 (2.55%) Lead Developer
8 5 (2.55%) Operations Engineer
8 5 (2.55%) Service Analyst
8 5 (2.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.67%) HTML
2 14 (7.14%) CSS
3 10 (5.10%) .NET
3 10 (5.10%) REST
4 6 (3.06%) RESTful
5 5 (2.55%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (2.55%) HTML5
5 5 (2.55%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (2.55%) React
6 4 (2.04%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.04%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.04%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.04%) Node.js
6 4 (2.04%) Sass
6 4 (2.04%) Spring
6 4 (2.04%) XML
7 3 (1.53%) CSS3
7 3 (1.53%) Doctrine
7 3 (1.53%) jQuery
8 2 (1.02%) Taurus
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.57%) User Experience
3 6 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.55%) CESG
5 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.02%) Blog
7 2 (1.02%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (1.02%) PKI
7 2 (1.02%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.51%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (15.82%) Windows
2 18 (9.18%) Linux
3 14 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.10%) Windows 10
6 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.55%) Unix
8 3 (1.53%) Android
8 3 (1.53%) CentOS
8 3 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.53%) Solaris
8 3 (1.53%) VMS
8 3 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (11.73%) DevOps
3 19 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (8.67%) Project Management
5 16 (8.16%) ITIL
5 16 (8.16%) Scrum
6 14 (7.14%) Test Automation
7 13 (6.63%) Risk Management
8 12 (6.12%) Coaching
8 12 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (6.12%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 12 (6.12%) Microservices
8 12 (6.12%) Migration
8 12 (6.12%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.61%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (5.61%) TDD
10 10 (5.10%) Data Protection
10 10 (5.10%) Kanban
11 9 (4.59%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.73%) Java
2 17 (8.67%) SQL
3 16 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.08%) C#
5 7 (3.57%) Python
6 6 (3.06%) Scala
7 5 (2.55%) PHP
8 4 (2.04%) Java 8
9 3 (1.53%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.53%) Perl
9 3 (1.53%) PHP 7
9 3 (1.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (1.53%) Ruby
10 2 (1.02%) Groovy
10 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.02%) XPath
11 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.51%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) XAML
Qualifications
1 54 (27.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 32 (16.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (9.69%) SC Cleared
4 18 (9.18%) DBS Check
5 7 (3.57%) Degree
6 6 (3.06%) CCNP
6 6 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.55%) ISACA
8 4 (2.04%) BC Cleared
8 4 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.53%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.02%) CCNA
10 2 (1.02%) MCP
10 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.51%) CCDP
11 1 (0.51%) CISSP
11 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) ISEB
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) COBIT
2 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 5 (2.55%) NIST 800
2 5 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (2.04%) GDPR
4 3 (1.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.53%) PMO
5 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 18 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.02%) 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
5 1 (0.51%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.63%) SCCM
2 7 (3.57%) Ansible
2 7 (3.57%) Graphite
3 6 (3.06%) Icinga
4 5 (2.55%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.04%) Grafana
6 3 (1.53%) Terraform
7 2 (1.02%) Cacti
7 2 (1.02%) Kibana
7 2 (1.02%) Nagios
7 2 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.51%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.51%) SAP Afaria
8 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.10%) Cisco
3 9 (4.59%) Oracle
3 9 (4.59%) VMware
4 5 (2.55%) HP
5 4 (2.04%) Adobe
5 4 (2.04%) CheckPoint
5 4 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.53%) Apple
6 3 (1.53%) Google
6 3 (1.53%) IBM
6 3 (1.53%) Mitel
6 3 (1.53%) Zend
7 2 (1.02%) Citrix
7 2 (1.02%) NetApp
7 2 (1.02%) Splunk
7 2 (1.02%) Talend
7 2 (1.02%) Twitter
8 1 (0.51%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.51%) Xamarin