Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 548 452 632
Rank change year-on-year -96 +180 -15
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 305 153 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.68% 3.13% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 103 96
10th Percentile £230 £141 £322
25th Percentile £350 £259 £427
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £538
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% -20.97% +11.11%
75th Percentile £564 £509 £613
90th Percentile £675 £575 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £523
% change year-on-year +11.76% -18.66% +17.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 6
10th Percentile - - £17.26
25th Percentile - - £17.83
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £19.84
Median % change year-on-year - +6.13% -45.24%
75th Percentile £22.28 - £22.29
90th Percentile £23.01 - £35.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £19.84
% change year-on-year - +6.13% -45.24%

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 11,395 4,888 8,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 12.04% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,703 3,209 5,153
10th Percentile £275 £269 £242
25th Percentile £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £600 £575 £550
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 220 313
10th Percentile £11.07 £10.75 £12.00
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +4.51% +1.45% +2.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £40.63 £47.50
90th Percentile £58.98 £52.50 £53.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.05 £21.42
% change year-on-year -12.11% -1.70% +7.08%

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 18 January 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 14 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 18 January 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
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London -19 257 £475 +11.76% 17
Scotland -1 206 £418 +5.03% 12
Work from Home -117 80 £550 +22.22% 3
England -178 59 £550 +10.00% 5
North of England -45 21 £575 +15.00% 2
Yorkshire -32 16 £600 -7.69%
South West -39 16 £539 +3.45% 2
North West -39 11 £600 +26.32%
South East -79 10 £538 -14.00% 1
London -172 9 £420 -11.58%
North East +3 4 £625 +25.00% 2
Midlands - 3 £750 -
West Midlands - 3 £750 -
Wales - 1 £550 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 198 (64.92%) Public Sector
2 121 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (38.03%) BPSS Clearance
4 61 (20.00%) Social Skills
5 59 (19.34%) Security Cleared
6 51 (16.72%) SC Cleared
7 44 (14.43%) Scrum
8 42 (13.77%) Project Management
9 37 (12.13%) User Research
10 36 (11.80%) Project Delivery
11 33 (10.82%) Azure
12 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
13 28 (9.18%) PRINCE2
13 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (8.85%) Collaborative Working
14 27 (8.85%) SQL
15 26 (8.52%) Service Design
15 26 (8.52%) Decision-Making
15 26 (8.52%) DevOps
16 25 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (7.87%) Programme Management
17 24 (7.87%) Python
18 23 (7.54%) Oracle
19 22 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
20 21 (6.89%) User Stories
20 21 (6.89%) Degree
21 20 (6.56%) JIRA
22 19 (6.23%) AWS
22 19 (6.23%) Analytics
22 19 (6.23%) ITIL

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 10 (3.28%) Confluence
2 7 (2.30%) CMS
3 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.66%) JBoss
5 2 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Traefik
6 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) SPSS
6 1 (0.33%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Oracle ERP
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.66%) iTrent
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle SCM
3 2 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.66%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.66%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.33%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.33%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 33 (10.82%) Azure
2 19 (6.23%) AWS
3 13 (4.26%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (4.26%) SaaS
4 11 (3.61%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.95%) IaaS
5 9 (2.95%) PaaS
6 8 (2.62%) Miro
7 5 (1.64%) GCP
8 4 (1.31%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.31%) Azure Data Factory
8 4 (1.31%) GitHub
9 3 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.98%) Azure Sentinel
9 3 (0.98%) Serverless
10 2 (0.66%) Power Automate
10 2 (0.66%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.66%) Tricentis Tosca
10 2 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.30%) Firewall
2 6 (1.97%) VPN
3 5 (1.64%) LAN
3 5 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.64%) WAN
4 4 (1.31%) DNS
4 4 (1.31%) Intranet
4 4 (1.31%) Network Security
5 3 (0.98%) Cisco Firepower
5 3 (0.98%) Internet
5 3 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (0.66%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.66%) OSPF
6 2 (0.66%) SD-WAN
6 2 (0.66%) SSL
7 1 (0.33%) 4G
7 1 (0.33%) BGP
7 1 (0.33%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.33%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.62%) Power BI
1 8 (2.62%) SAP Data Services
2 5 (1.64%) Metadata
3 4 (1.31%) Tableau
4 3 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.98%) MySQL
4 3 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.98%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.66%) Big Data
5 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.66%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon Athena
6 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.33%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.33%) Metadata Repository
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.33%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 20 (6.56%) JIRA
2 16 (5.25%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.95%) GitLab
3 9 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.31%) Selenium
5 3 (0.98%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.98%) JUnit
5 3 (0.98%) Mockito
6 2 (0.66%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.66%) Clang
6 2 (0.66%) GCC
6 2 (0.66%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.66%) Postman
7 1 (0.33%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.33%) Serenity BDD
7 1 (0.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.33%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 198 (64.92%) Public Sector
2 61 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 28 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.23%) Finance
5 13 (4.26%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (2.30%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (2.30%) Publishing
7 6 (1.97%) Legal
7 6 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (0.98%) Billing
8 3 (0.98%) General Ledger
8 3 (0.98%) Local Government
8 3 (0.98%) Military
9 2 (0.66%) Documentation Skills
9 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.66%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.33%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 1 (0.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 32 (10.49%) Project Manager
2 29 (9.51%) Analyst
3 25 (8.20%) Architect
4 20 (6.56%) Designer
5 17 (5.57%) Developer
6 14 (4.59%) Programme Manager
7 13 (4.26%) Data Engineer
8 12 (3.93%) Senior Designer
9 11 (3.61%) Business Analyst
9 11 (3.61%) Product Owner
10 10 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
10 10 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.95%) Coordinator
12 8 (2.62%) Senior Manager
13 7 (2.30%) Content Designer
13 7 (2.30%) Data Architect
13 7 (2.30%) Junior
13 7 (2.30%) Scrum Master
14 6 (1.97%) Support Officer
15 5 (1.64%) Senior Content Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.93%) CSS
2 11 (3.61%) HTML
3 7 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.97%) JFC
4 6 (1.97%) Web Services
5 4 (1.31%) .NET
5 4 (1.31%) COM
5 4 (1.31%) JSON
5 4 (1.31%) Node.js
5 4 (1.31%) REST
5 4 (1.31%) XML
6 3 (0.98%) HTML5
6 3 (0.98%) jBPM
6 3 (0.98%) RESTful
6 3 (0.98%) Spring
6 3 (0.98%) Spring Boot
7 2 (0.66%) gRPC
7 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.66%) JWT
7 2 (0.66%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.25%) NHS
2 13 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.26%) User Experience
3 7 (2.30%) Public Cloud
4 4 (1.31%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (0.98%) Cloud Native
5 3 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.66%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.66%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (0.66%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.66%) PKI
6 2 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.33%) Blog
7 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.33%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.33%) Life Science
7 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.90%) Windows
2 14 (4.59%) Linux
3 9 (2.95%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.31%) Unix
5 2 (0.66%) Android
5 2 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.66%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) Solaris
6 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (39.67%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.43%) Scrum
3 42 (13.77%) Project Management
4 37 (12.13%) User Research
5 36 (11.80%) Project Delivery
6 28 (9.18%) PRINCE2
7 27 (8.85%) Collaborative Working
8 26 (8.52%) Decision-Making
8 26 (8.52%) DevOps
8 26 (8.52%) Service Design
9 25 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (7.87%) Programme Management
11 22 (7.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (6.89%) User Stories
13 19 (6.23%) Analytics
13 19 (6.23%) ITIL
14 18 (5.90%) Business Case
14 18 (5.90%) Coaching
14 18 (5.90%) Product Management
14 18 (5.90%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.85%) SQL
2 24 (7.87%) Python
3 11 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 10 (3.28%) Java
4 10 (3.28%) PL/SQL
5 6 (1.97%) Bash
6 5 (1.64%) C#
6 5 (1.64%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.64%) R
7 4 (1.31%) C++
8 3 (0.98%) C
8 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.66%) Java 11
9 2 (0.66%) Java 8
9 2 (0.66%) Rust
9 2 (0.66%) VBA
10 1 (0.33%) Go
10 1 (0.33%) PHP
10 1 (0.33%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 116 (38.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 59 (19.34%) Security Cleared
3 51 (16.72%) SC Cleared
4 21 (6.89%) Degree
5 7 (2.30%) ISEB
6 5 (1.64%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.64%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.64%) HND
6 5 (1.64%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.98%) CISSP
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.66%) CCNP
8 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.66%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.66%) MCP
8 2 (0.66%) PhD
8 2 (0.66%) PMP
8 2 (0.66%) Postgraduate
8 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.95%) Accessibility
1 9 (2.95%) QA
2 8 (2.62%) PMO
3 4 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.31%) SLA
4 3 (0.98%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.66%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.66%) GDPR
5 2 (0.66%) WCAG
6 1 (0.33%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.33%) NCSC
6 1 (0.33%) NIST
6 1 (0.33%) P3O
System Software
1 9 (2.95%) Docker
2 7 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.66%) iptables
6 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.33%) vSphere
6 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.95%) Terraform
2 8 (2.62%) Kubernetes
3 5 (1.64%) Ansible
4 4 (1.31%) Nessus
5 3 (0.98%) QRadar
6 2 (0.66%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (0.66%) Packer
6 2 (0.66%) systemd
6 2 (0.66%) WSUS
7 1 (0.33%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.33%) Graphite
7 1 (0.33%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.33%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.33%) Istio
7 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.33%) Puppet
7 1 (0.33%) SCCM
7 1 (0.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (10.16%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.54%) Oracle
3 11 (3.61%) SAP
4 8 (2.62%) Informatica
5 6 (1.97%) Cisco
5 6 (1.97%) Splunk
5 6 (1.97%) VMware
6 5 (1.64%) Google
7 4 (1.31%) Databricks
7 4 (1.31%) McAfee
8 3 (0.98%) Dell
8 3 (0.98%) HP
8 3 (0.98%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.66%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.66%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.66%) Capita
9 2 (0.66%) Curam
9 2 (0.66%) Kofax
9 2 (0.66%) Planview