Period
to 5 December 2019

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 5 December 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
6 months to
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 624 628 418
Rank change year-on-year +4 -210 -108
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 167 273 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.56%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.93% 2.41% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 155 410
UK median daily rate £525 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% +2.48%
10th Percentile £319 £179 £208
90th Percentile £658 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +30.00% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 19
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £41.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.94% +39.42% +7.14%
10th Percentile £20.50 £16.50 £10.59
90th Percentile £52.45 £55.86 £40.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £41.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.94% +39.42% +7.14%

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 8,647 11,315 13,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.56% 10.81% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,397 7,153 8,652
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +2.79% +3.13% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 401 371
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% +1.23% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.36 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.78% - -20.00%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 5 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 5 December 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
UK excluding London +26 139 £520 +30.00% 7
England +116 103 £544 +13.23% 3
Scotland -48 53 £450 +15.98% 4
North of England +51 37 £550 +22.22% 1
London +61 28 £576 +15.20%
South West +18 21 £520 +22.35% 1
Yorkshire +49 19 £550 +15.79% 1
North West +16 14 £500 -3.85%
South East +56 11 £450 -5.26%
Wales +28 11 £575 +43.75%
North East +17 4 £450 +12.50%
Midlands +46 3 £625 +36.88% 1
East of England +38 3 £366 -5.48%
West Midlands +31 3 £625 +36.88% 1

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 119 (71.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 67 (40.12%) Security Cleared
3 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (32.34%) SC Cleared
4 54 (32.34%) Public Sector
5 31 (18.56%) Linux
6 28 (16.77%) Finance
7 25 (14.97%) Windows
8 22 (13.17%) Python
8 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
9 21 (12.57%) AWS
10 20 (11.98%) DevOps
11 19 (11.38%) SQL
11 19 (11.38%) DBS Check
12 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
13 16 (9.58%) Java
13 16 (9.58%) Configuration Management
13 16 (9.58%) Git (software)
13 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
14 13 (7.78%) Mentoring
14 13 (7.78%) Unix
14 13 (7.78%) ITIL
14 13 (7.78%) Scrum
15 12 (7.19%) HTML
15 12 (7.19%) Coaching
15 12 (7.19%) Windows 10
15 12 (7.19%) JIRA
15 12 (7.19%) Open Source
15 12 (7.19%) SaaS
16 11 (6.59%) Azure

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 7 (4.19%) Confluence
2 4 (2.40%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.80%) SAS
3 3 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.20%) Apache
4 2 (1.20%) JBoss
4 2 (1.20%) WordPress
5 1 (0.60%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.60%) CMS
5 1 (0.60%) IIS
5 1 (0.60%) Jetty
5 1 (0.60%) Mongrel
5 1 (0.60%) nginx
5 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.99%) Simulink
5 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.60%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.79%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.20%) SAP CCM
3 2 (1.20%) SAP CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FI
3 2 (1.20%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (1.20%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.60%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.57%) AWS
2 12 (7.19%) SaaS
3 11 (6.59%) Azure
4 8 (4.79%) SuccessFactors
5 6 (3.59%) Office 365
6 4 (2.40%) Amazon EMR
6 4 (2.40%) GitHub
6 4 (2.40%) Google Docs
6 4 (2.40%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.40%) PaaS
6 4 (2.40%) Slack
7 3 (1.80%) Trello
8 2 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.20%) GCP
8 2 (1.20%) IaaS
8 2 (1.20%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Flow
9 1 (0.60%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) HTTP
2 8 (4.79%) SSL
3 7 (4.19%) DNS
4 6 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.99%) Skype
6 4 (2.40%) DHCP
6 4 (2.40%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) Firewall
7 2 (1.20%) FTP
7 2 (1.20%) IPsec
7 2 (1.20%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.20%) WAN
8 1 (0.60%) Broadband
8 1 (0.60%) ICMP
8 1 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.60%) LAN
8 1 (0.60%) SNMP
8 1 (0.60%) SSH
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (4.79%) MongoDB
2 7 (4.19%) MySQL
2 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.40%) Big Data
3 4 (2.40%) Hadoop
3 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.80%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.20%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) Event Store
6 1 (0.60%) HBase
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.60%) Power BI
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (9.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.19%) JIRA
3 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.19%) Subversion
5 4 (2.40%) GitLab
5 4 (2.40%) JUnit
6 3 (1.80%) Spock
6 3 (1.80%) Travis CI
7 2 (1.20%) Ant
7 2 (1.20%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.20%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.20%) Maven
7 2 (1.20%) Mockito
7 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.60%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.60%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.60%) RSpec
8 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (32.34%) Public Sector
2 28 (16.77%) Finance
3 6 (3.59%) Legal
4 4 (2.40%) Military
5 3 (1.80%) Billing
5 3 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.60%) Games
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.60%) Police
Job Titles
1 20 (11.98%) Architect
2 19 (11.38%) Developer
3 11 (6.59%) Analyst
4 10 (5.99%) Technical Architect
5 9 (5.39%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) Deployment Engineer
6 7 (4.19%) PC Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) Designer
7 6 (3.59%) Software Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Consultant
8 5 (2.99%) Data Analyst
8 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) Senior Designer
8 5 (2.99%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (2.40%) Content Designer
9 4 (2.40%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.40%) Java Developer
9 4 (2.40%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.40%) Software Engineer
10 3 (1.80%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) HTML
2 11 (6.59%) CSS
3 8 (4.79%) XML
4 6 (3.59%) JSON
4 6 (3.59%) Node.js
4 6 (3.59%) Web Services
5 5 (2.99%) .NET
5 5 (2.99%) JFC
6 4 (2.40%) React
6 4 (2.40%) RESTful
6 4 (2.40%) Spring
6 4 (2.40%) Spring Boot
6 4 (2.40%) Vue.js
7 3 (1.80%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.80%) LDAP
8 2 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.20%) COM
8 2 (1.20%) Middleware
8 2 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.20%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.59%) User Experience
2 9 (5.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.59%) NHS
5 5 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.40%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.80%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.20%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.20%) VHDL
9 1 (0.60%) CCTV
9 1 (0.60%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.56%) Linux
2 25 (14.97%) Windows
3 13 (7.78%) Unix
4 12 (7.19%) Windows 10
5 6 (3.59%) CentOS
5 6 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.59%) Windows 7
5 6 (3.59%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.40%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.13%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (11.98%) DevOps
3 16 (9.58%) Configuration Management
3 16 (9.58%) Test Automation
4 13 (7.78%) ITIL
4 13 (7.78%) Mentoring
4 13 (7.78%) Scrum
5 12 (7.19%) Coaching
5 12 (7.19%) Open Source
6 11 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (6.59%) Data Modelling
6 11 (6.59%) Migration
7 10 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.99%) Project Management
7 10 (5.99%) TDD
8 9 (5.39%) Continuous Deployment
8 9 (5.39%) Microservices
8 9 (5.39%) Service Management
9 8 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (4.79%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.17%) Python
2 19 (11.38%) SQL
3 18 (10.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (9.58%) Java
5 10 (5.99%) Ruby
6 7 (4.19%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.59%) Java 8
8 5 (2.99%) C++
9 4 (2.40%) Go
9 4 (2.40%) MATLAB
10 3 (1.80%) ES6
10 3 (1.80%) PHP
10 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.20%) Scala
12 1 (0.60%) C#
12 1 (0.60%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) Perl
12 1 (0.60%) R
12 1 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 119 (71.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 67 (40.12%) Security Cleared
3 54 (32.34%) SC Cleared
4 19 (11.38%) DBS Check
5 10 (5.99%) Degree
6 3 (1.80%) CISSP
6 3 (1.80%) MCSA
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
7 2 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.60%) CCENT
8 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) ISEB
8 1 (0.60%) MCITP
8 1 (0.60%) OCP
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.60%) RHCE
8 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.80%) RMADS
4 2 (1.20%) GDPR
4 2 (1.20%) NCSC
4 2 (1.20%) PMO
5 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.60%) NIST
5 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.99%) Docker
3 4 (2.40%) Active Directory
4 3 (1.80%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) HDFS
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.60%) NFS
5 1 (0.60%) PowerDNS
5 1 (0.60%) Samba
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.39%) Puppet
2 7 (4.19%) Terraform
3 6 (3.59%) Ansible
4 5 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (2.40%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.40%) SCCM
6 3 (1.80%) Salt
7 2 (1.20%) WSUS
8 1 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.60%) Packer
8 1 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.60%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) SAP
3 9 (5.39%) Oracle
4 8 (4.79%) Ariba
4 8 (4.79%) Concur
4 8 (4.79%) Red Hat
4 8 (4.79%) VMware
5 7 (4.19%) Google
6 4 (2.40%) Cloudera
6 4 (2.40%) Hortonworks
7 3 (1.80%) Tableau
8 2 (1.20%) McAfee
8 2 (1.20%) NetApp
8 2 (1.20%) Remedy
8 2 (1.20%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.20%) Splunk
9 1 (0.60%) BMC
9 1 (0.60%) Cisco
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix
9 1 (0.60%) Dell