Period
to 30 March 2020

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 30 March 2020 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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 582 595 467
Rank change year-on-year +13 -128 -96
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 116 291 490
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.48%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.84% 2.77% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 203 375
Median daily rate £548 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.50% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £234 £215 £219
90th Percentile £650 £700 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £510 £485 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +29.20% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Median hourly rate £17.54 £26.42 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.60% +12.40% -55.24%
10th Percentile £17.15 £22.48 £14.73
90th Percentile £20.76 £38.61 £60.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.54 £26.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year -33.60% -24.53% -33.33%

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 6,318 10,524 12,951
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.07% 10.81% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,821 6,580 8,340
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £250 £260
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 360 363
Median hourly rate £24.44 £21.88 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.68% -0.55% +4.91%
10th Percentile £13.49 £10.98 £12.20
90th Percentile £52.55 £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate £22.55 £20.25 £24.56
% change year-on-year +11.36% -17.57% +22.80%

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 30 March 2020.

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 13 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 30 March 2020. 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
UK excluding London +26 93 £510 +5.26% 7
England +52 62 £600 +14.29% 3
Scotland -28 48 £425 +9.68% 3
London +89 22 £650 +18.18%
North of England +34 18 £600 +15.38% 2
South East +87 10 £494 -1.20%
Yorkshire +26 10 £600 +13.74%
South West +24 8 £532 +13.09%
Work from Home +17 7 £575 +6.98% 1
North West +29 5 £525 -5.83% 1
Wales +22 5 £563 +2.27% 1
East of England +45 4 £363 -30.29%
North East +13 3 £450 -2.17% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 58 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 51 (43.97%) Public Sector
3 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (31.90%) Security Cleared
5 27 (23.28%) Finance
6 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
7 18 (15.52%) JavaScript
8 16 (13.79%) Windows
8 16 (13.79%) DevOps
9 14 (12.07%) AWS
9 14 (12.07%) SQL
9 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
10 13 (11.21%) HTML
10 13 (11.21%) Oracle
10 13 (11.21%) Linux
11 12 (10.34%) Python
11 12 (10.34%) Java
11 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
12 11 (9.48%) Azure
12 11 (9.48%) Unix
13 10 (8.62%) Project Management
13 10 (8.62%) CSS
13 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
14 9 (7.76%) Degree
15 8 (6.90%) Coaching
15 8 (6.90%) DBS Check
15 8 (6.90%) Open Source
15 8 (6.90%) Analytics
16 7 (6.03%) SaaS

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 5 (4.31%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.72%) Confluence
2 2 (1.72%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.72%) WordPress
3 1 (0.86%) Apache
3 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.59%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (1.72%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.86%) assyst
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.86%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.86%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.86%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.07%) AWS
2 11 (9.48%) Azure
3 7 (6.03%) SaaS
4 6 (5.17%) PaaS
5 5 (4.31%) GitHub
5 5 (4.31%) Office 365
6 4 (3.45%) IaaS
7 3 (2.59%) GCP
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.72%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (1.72%) Trello
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.86%) Boomi
9 1 (0.86%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle CX
9 1 (0.86%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) HTTP
2 5 (4.31%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.45%) Internet
4 3 (2.59%) DNS
4 3 (2.59%) Skype
4 3 (2.59%) VoIP
5 2 (1.72%) Broadband
5 2 (1.72%) Firewall
5 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (1.72%) SSL
5 2 (1.72%) VPN
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.86%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.59%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.72%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
4 1 (0.86%) BigQuery
4 1 (0.86%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.86%) DB2
4 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) Event Store
4 1 (0.86%) MOLAP
4 1 (0.86%) Redis
4 1 (0.86%) ROLAP
4 1 (0.86%) SimpleDB
4 1 (0.86%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) JIRA
3 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.59%) JUnit
4 3 (2.59%) Spock
5 2 (1.72%) CircleCI
5 2 (1.72%) Postman
5 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.72%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.86%) Hudson
6 1 (0.86%) JMeter
6 1 (0.86%) Mockito
6 1 (0.86%) RSpec
6 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.86%) Travis CI
General
1 51 (43.97%) Public Sector
2 27 (23.28%) Finance
3 3 (2.59%) Law
4 2 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.86%) Back Office
5 1 (0.86%) Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Billing
5 1 (0.86%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Publishing
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.24%) Developer
2 14 (12.07%) Analyst
3 13 (11.21%) Architect
4 8 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 7 (6.03%) Designer
6 5 (4.31%) Software Developer
6 5 (4.31%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.45%) Consultant
7 4 (3.45%) Content Designer
7 4 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (3.45%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.45%) Senior Developer
8 3 (2.59%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (2.59%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (2.59%) Digital User Researcher
8 3 (2.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) PC Engineer
8 3 (2.59%) Senior Designer
8 3 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.59%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) HTML
2 10 (8.62%) CSS
3 7 (6.03%) Web Services
3 7 (6.03%) XML
4 5 (4.31%) .NET
4 5 (4.31%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.31%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (4.31%) JSON
4 5 (4.31%) Node.js
5 4 (3.45%) React
6 3 (2.59%) RESTful
6 3 (2.59%) Spring
6 3 (2.59%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.59%) Vue.js
7 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.72%) Ajax
7 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.03%) User Experience
2 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.31%) NHS
4 4 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.86%) BYOD
6 1 (0.86%) CMDB
6 1 (0.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.86%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.79%) Windows
2 13 (11.21%) Linux
3 11 (9.48%) Unix
4 6 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.45%) Solaris
5 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
6 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.72%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (13.79%) DevOps
3 12 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 10 (8.62%) Mentoring
4 10 (8.62%) Project Management
5 8 (6.90%) Analytics
5 8 (6.90%) Coaching
5 8 (6.90%) Open Source
6 7 (6.03%) Continuous Deployment
6 7 (6.03%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.03%) TDD
7 6 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.17%) ITIL
7 6 (5.17%) Migration
7 6 (5.17%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.17%) Service Design
8 5 (4.31%) Architectural Design
8 5 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (4.31%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.52%) JavaScript
2 14 (12.07%) SQL
3 12 (10.34%) Java
3 12 (10.34%) Python
4 7 (6.03%) Ruby
5 5 (4.31%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.45%) C#
6 4 (3.45%) Java 8
7 3 (2.59%) ES6
7 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.59%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.72%) PHP
9 1 (0.86%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.86%) Go
9 1 (0.86%) R
9 1 (0.86%) Scala
9 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 37 (31.90%) Security Cleared
3 25 (21.55%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.76%) Degree
5 8 (6.90%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) ISEB
7 1 (0.86%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.72%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) GDPR
3 1 (0.86%) IFRS
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) PMO
3 1 (0.86%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (2.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (0.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) Terraform
2 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
3 4 (3.45%) Ansible
3 4 (3.45%) Kibana
3 4 (3.45%) logstash
3 4 (3.45%) Packer
3 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.72%) Salt
5 1 (0.86%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.21%) Oracle
3 4 (3.45%) Google
4 3 (2.59%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco
5 2 (1.72%) Concur
5 2 (1.72%) Dell
5 2 (1.72%) Progress
5 2 (1.72%) SAP
5 2 (1.72%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.86%) Ariba
6 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.86%) Citrix
6 1 (0.86%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.86%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.86%) IBM
6 1 (0.86%) Lets Encrypt
6 1 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.86%) Talend
6 1 (0.86%) VMware