Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 June 2022 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
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 598 470 508
Rank change year-on-year -128 +38 +148
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 249 261 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.41% 0.23%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.15% 3.30% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 206 57
10th Percentile £230 £143 £195
25th Percentile £338 £266 £416
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -10.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £575 £550 £600
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +2.35% -8.11% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 5
10th Percentile - £11.34 £17.10
25th Percentile - - £17.25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £17.54
Median % change year-on-year -0.24% +20.01% -33.60%
75th Percentile £21.01 - £19.00
90th Percentile £21.04 - £20.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.05 £17.54
% change year-on-year -0.24% +20.01% -33.60%

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 with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 11,555 7,917 4,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 12.32% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,985 5,274 2,903
10th Percentile £289 £263 £260
25th Percentile £409 £365 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £563
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 326 199
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.36 £12.65
25th Percentile £16.25 £14.00 £17.26
Median hourly rate £27.25 £21.00 £22.55
Median % change year-on-year +29.76% -6.85% +0.20%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.38 £45.00
90th Percentile £69.17 £57.44 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.29 £20.28 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.94% -3.45% -16.76%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London -33 237 £435 +2.35% 8
Scotland +11 209 £415 +27.69% 7
Work from Home -39 175 £453 -4.63% 3
England -132 35 £625 +13.64% 1
South East -38 15 £625 +14.68% 1
South West -21 7 £600 +12.78%
London -102 7 £650 +20.37%
North of England -75 6 £650 +15.56%
North West -37 4 £700 +30.23%
North East -13 1 £650 +18.18%
Yorkshire -48 1 £450 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 197 (79.12%) Public Sector
2 104 (41.77%) Agile
3 84 (33.73%) Social Skills
4 57 (22.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 53 (21.29%) Decision-Making
6 40 (16.06%) Business Case
6 40 (16.06%) Coaching
6 40 (16.06%) Project Management
7 39 (15.66%) Scrum
8 35 (14.06%) User Research
9 34 (13.65%) JIRA
9 34 (13.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 32 (12.85%) Mentoring
11 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
11 31 (12.45%) Project Planning
12 28 (11.24%) AWS
13 26 (10.44%) DevOps
13 26 (10.44%) Collaborative Working
14 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
15 23 (9.24%) Jenkins
15 23 (9.24%) Product Management
15 23 (9.24%) SC Cleared
16 21 (8.43%) CI/CD
17 20 (8.03%) Service Design
17 20 (8.03%) Linux
18 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
18 19 (7.63%) JavaScript
19 18 (7.23%) Azure
19 18 (7.23%) Confluence
20 17 (6.83%) Java

Disclosure Scotland
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (7.23%) Confluence
2 4 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.80%) IBM Domino
3 2 (0.80%) JBoss
3 2 (0.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.40%) nginx
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.40%) SAS
4 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.40%) Traefik
Applications
1 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.80%) assyst
3 1 (0.40%) iTrent
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.24%) AWS
2 18 (7.23%) Azure
3 14 (5.62%) Microsoft 365
4 12 (4.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (4.82%) Miro
5 10 (4.02%) Amazon S3
6 9 (3.61%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (3.61%) Serverless
7 8 (3.21%) OpenShift
8 7 (2.81%) SaaS
9 5 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (2.01%) GitHub
10 4 (1.61%) GCP
10 4 (1.61%) PaaS
11 3 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (1.20%) AWS Fargate
11 3 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.20%) IaaS
11 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
11 3 (1.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.41%) DNS
1 6 (2.41%) Firewall
2 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.80%) LAN
3 2 (0.80%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) DHCP
4 1 (0.40%) DMZ
4 1 (0.40%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.40%) Internet
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) OSPF
4 1 (0.40%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.40%) S/MIME
4 1 (0.40%) Skype
4 1 (0.40%) SNMP
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) TACACS
4 1 (0.40%) WAN
4 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.41%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.01%) Amazon Aurora
5 3 (1.20%) Power BI
6 2 (0.80%) Data Vault
6 2 (0.80%) DB2
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.40%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.40%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (0.40%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.40%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 34 (13.65%) JIRA
2 23 (9.24%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.21%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.41%) GitLab
5 4 (1.61%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.20%) JUnit
6 3 (1.20%) Mockito
6 3 (1.20%) Selenium
6 3 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.80%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.80%) Maven
7 2 (0.80%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.80%) Terragrunt
8 1 (0.40%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.40%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.40%) WebDriver
General
1 197 (79.12%) Public Sector
2 84 (33.73%) Social Skills
3 16 (6.43%) Finance
4 9 (3.61%) Organisational Skills
5 8 (3.21%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (2.81%) Local Government
7 6 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.41%) Publishing
8 4 (1.61%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (1.20%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 2 (0.80%) Legal
10 2 (0.80%) Military
10 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Billing
11 1 (0.40%) Fire and Rescue
11 1 (0.40%) Law
11 1 (0.40%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 29 (11.65%) Programme Manager
2 26 (10.44%) Planning Manager
2 26 (10.44%) Programme Planning Manager
3 20 (8.03%) Analyst
4 19 (7.63%) Developer
5 15 (6.02%) Designer
6 13 (5.22%) Coordinator
7 10 (4.02%) Architect
7 10 (4.02%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.02%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (4.02%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.61%) Product Owner
8 9 (3.61%) Senior Designer
9 8 (3.21%) Consultant
9 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
9 8 (3.21%) Technical Leader
10 7 (2.81%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) Desktop Support
10 7 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) Project Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.42%) Spring
2 10 (4.02%) React
3 9 (3.61%) Spring Boot
3 9 (3.61%) Spring Security
4 8 (3.21%) OAuth
5 7 (2.81%) OAuth2
5 7 (2.81%) Web Services
6 6 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (2.01%) HTML
8 4 (1.61%) .NET
8 4 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 4 (1.61%) RESTful
9 3 (1.20%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.20%) Entity Framework
9 3 (1.20%) LINQ
9 3 (1.20%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (1.20%) PostGIS
9 3 (1.20%) Velocity
9 3 (1.20%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.81%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.41%) Public Cloud
3 4 (1.61%) Legacy Systems
4 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
5 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (0.80%) PKI
5 2 (0.80%) User Experience
5 2 (0.80%) VLE
6 1 (0.40%) CESG
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.40%) Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.40%) Fibre Optics
6 1 (0.40%) PDA
6 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.40%) Social Media
6 1 (0.40%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.40%) Verilog
6 1 (0.40%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.03%) Linux
2 14 (5.62%) Windows
3 6 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.41%) Unix
4 5 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.40%) AIX
7 1 (0.40%) Android
7 1 (0.40%) CentOS
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (41.77%) Agile
2 53 (21.29%) Decision-Making
3 40 (16.06%) Business Case
3 40 (16.06%) Coaching
3 40 (16.06%) Project Management
4 39 (15.66%) Scrum
5 35 (14.06%) User Research
6 34 (13.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 32 (12.85%) Mentoring
8 31 (12.45%) Project Planning
9 26 (10.44%) Collaborative Working
9 26 (10.44%) DevOps
10 23 (9.24%) Product Management
11 21 (8.43%) CI/CD
12 20 (8.03%) Service Design
13 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
14 16 (6.43%) Project Delivery
14 16 (6.43%) User Stories
15 15 (6.02%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (6.02%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 19 (7.63%) JavaScript
2 17 (6.83%) Java
3 16 (6.43%) Python
4 10 (4.02%) SQL
5 7 (2.81%) TypeScript
6 5 (2.01%) C#
6 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.61%) Bash
8 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.20%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.80%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.80%) Perl
9 2 (0.80%) Ruby
10 1 (0.40%) C
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) Go
10 1 (0.40%) Groovy
10 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (22.89%) BPSS Clearance
2 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
3 23 (9.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.02%) Degree
5 6 (2.41%) DBS Check
5 6 (2.41%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.61%) ISEB
7 2 (0.80%) APMP
7 2 (0.80%) CISM
7 2 (0.80%) CISSP
7 2 (0.80%) HNC
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.40%) APMG
8 1 (0.40%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.40%) CIPD
8 1 (0.40%) CRISC
8 1 (0.40%) NCDA
8 1 (0.40%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.02%) PMO
2 12 (4.82%) Accessibility
3 10 (4.02%) QA
4 3 (1.20%) NIST
5 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.80%) NCSC
5 2 (0.80%) SLA
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 10 (4.02%) Docker
2 6 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.40%) XenApp
5 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.42%) Ansible
1 11 (4.42%) Terraform
2 7 (2.81%) Kubernetes
3 6 (2.41%) Grafana
4 3 (1.20%) Kibana
4 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) Istio
5 2 (0.80%) Puppet
6 1 (0.40%) Argo
6 1 (0.40%) Consul
6 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.40%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.40%) linkerd
6 1 (0.40%) Packer
6 1 (0.40%) Podman
6 1 (0.40%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.40%) Prometheus
6 1 (0.40%) QRadar
6 1 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 16 (6.43%) Oracle
3 5 (2.01%) VMware
4 4 (1.61%) Cisco
4 4 (1.61%) IBM
5 3 (1.20%) Google
5 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.20%) Splunk
6 2 (0.80%) Citrix
6 2 (0.80%) Lotus
6 2 (0.80%) Planview
6 2 (0.80%) SAP
7 1 (0.40%) Brocade
7 1 (0.40%) Commvault
7 1 (0.40%) ESRI
7 1 (0.40%) Informatica
7 1 (0.40%) McAfee
7 1 (0.40%) NetApp
7 1 (0.40%) Progress
7 1 (0.40%) Siebel