Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 653 644 411
Rank change year-on-year -9 -233 -108
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 161 262 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.26% 0.57%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.79% 2.31% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 153 394
UK median daily rate £525 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% - -
10th Percentile £356 £121 £211
90th Percentile £663 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +40.00% -3.54% +2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 22
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £35.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.23% +141.46% -52.08%
10th Percentile £20.50 £15.30 £10.59
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.66 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £33.71 £14.50
% change year-on-year -25.48% +132.56% -52.08%

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 8,993 11,344 12,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.30% 11.13% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,521 7,214 7,830
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
10th Percentile £225 £254 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £424 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 397 366
UK median hourly rate £21.42 £21.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% -1.59% -9.21%
10th Percentile £10.94 £11.25 £10.62
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.04 £48.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +23.73% - -21.57%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -30 129 £525 +40.00% 10
England +79 92 £550 +15.79% 2
Scotland -40 55 £400 +33.11% 8
London +82 31 £550 +15.79%
North of England +26 29 £550 +41.94%
South West -12 15 £529 -15.36%
Yorkshire +26 14 £550 +29.41%
Wales +29 13 £575 +53.33%
North West +22 13 £500 -7.41%
South East +22 11 £450 +8.43%
Midlands +38 4 £660 +124.92% 2
West Midlands +33 4 £660 +130.07% 2
East of England +31 2 £483 +24.52%
North East +17 2 £525 +101.92%

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 113 (70.19%) BPSS Clearance
2 64 (39.75%) Security Cleared
3 60 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (29.19%) Public Sector
5 46 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 32 (19.88%) Linux
7 25 (15.53%) Finance
8 22 (13.66%) DBS Check
9 20 (12.42%) Windows
9 20 (12.42%) AWS
10 19 (11.80%) DevOps
11 18 (11.18%) Python
11 18 (11.18%) Configuration Management
12 17 (10.56%) Java
12 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
13 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
13 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
13 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (9.32%) SQL
14 15 (9.32%) Git (software)
14 15 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (8.70%) Windows 10
15 14 (8.70%) Scrum
16 13 (8.07%) Service Management
16 13 (8.07%) SAP
16 13 (8.07%) ITIL
16 13 (8.07%) User Experience
16 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (8.07%) Mentoring
16 13 (8.07%) QA

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 9 (5.59%) Confluence
2 5 (3.11%) SAS
3 4 (2.48%) Apache Spark
3 4 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.86%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.24%) Apache
5 2 (1.24%) CMS
5 2 (1.24%) JBoss
5 2 (1.24%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.62%) Alfresco
6 1 (0.62%) Drupal
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) Jetty
6 1 (0.62%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.62%) nginx
6 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (3.11%) Simulink
5 1 (0.62%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (6.83%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (1.86%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.86%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.86%) SAP FI/CO
2 3 (1.86%) SAP WM
3 2 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.24%) SAP CCM
3 2 (1.24%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.62%) assyst
4 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.42%) AWS
2 13 (8.07%) SaaS
3 12 (7.45%) SuccessFactors
4 11 (6.83%) Azure
5 4 (2.48%) Amazon EMR
5 4 (2.48%) Google Docs
5 4 (2.48%) Slack
5 4 (2.48%) Trello
6 3 (1.86%) GitHub
6 3 (1.86%) npm
6 3 (1.86%) Office 365
6 3 (1.86%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.86%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.62%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.62%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.59%) SSL
2 7 (4.35%) HTTP
2 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.11%) DNS
4 4 (2.48%) DHCP
5 3 (1.86%) FTP
5 3 (1.86%) IPsec
5 3 (1.86%) LAN
5 3 (1.86%) Skype
5 3 (1.86%) WAN
6 2 (1.24%) Firewall
6 2 (1.24%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.62%) ICMP
7 1 (0.62%) Internet
7 1 (0.62%) Intranet
7 1 (0.62%) SNMP
7 1 (0.62%) SSH
7 1 (0.62%) Telnet
7 1 (0.62%) VoIP
7 1 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.83%) MySQL
2 10 (6.21%) MongoDB
3 8 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.48%) Big Data
4 4 (2.48%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.86%) MariaDB
5 3 (1.86%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.62%) Cosmos DB
7 1 (0.62%) HBase
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.62%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (7.45%) JIRA
3 6 (3.73%) Subversion
4 4 (2.48%) GitLab
5 3 (1.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.86%) Gerrit
5 3 (1.86%) JUnit
5 3 (1.86%) Maven
5 3 (1.86%) Mockito
5 3 (1.86%) Travis CI
6 2 (1.24%) Ant
6 2 (1.24%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.24%) gulp
6 2 (1.24%) Selenium
6 2 (1.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.62%) Gatling
7 1 (0.62%) Grunt
7 1 (0.62%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.62%) Protractor
General
1 47 (29.19%) Public Sector
2 25 (15.53%) Finance
3 5 (3.11%) Billing
3 5 (3.11%) Legal
4 4 (2.48%) Military
5 1 (0.62%) Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Electronics
5 1 (0.62%) Fire and Rescue
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Police
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.66%) Developer
2 16 (9.94%) Architect
3 12 (7.45%) Analyst
4 10 (6.21%) Designer
4 10 (6.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (3.73%) Consultant
5 6 (3.73%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (3.73%) Java Developer
5 6 (3.73%) PC Engineer
6 5 (3.11%) Data Analyst
6 5 (3.11%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (3.11%) Senior Designer
7 4 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (2.48%) Security Architect
7 4 (2.48%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.48%) Technical Architect
8 3 (1.86%) Business Analyst
8 3 (1.86%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (1.86%) Service Manager
8 3 (1.86%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.73%) CSS
1 6 (3.73%) HTML
2 5 (3.11%) XML
3 4 (2.48%) .NET
3 4 (2.48%) JFC
3 4 (2.48%) REST
3 4 (2.48%) Web Services
4 3 (1.86%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.86%) JAX-RS
4 3 (1.86%) JSON
4 3 (1.86%) RESTful
5 2 (1.24%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.24%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.24%) HTML5
5 2 (1.24%) Kafka
5 2 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.24%) Sass
5 2 (1.24%) Spring
5 2 (1.24%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (8.07%) User Experience
2 11 (6.83%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.11%) Public Cloud
3 5 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.48%) NHS
4 4 (2.48%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.24%) VHDL
7 1 (0.62%) Blog
7 1 (0.62%) CCTV
7 1 (0.62%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.62%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.62%) PMI
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (19.88%) Linux
2 20 (12.42%) Windows
3 14 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 9 (5.59%) Unix
5 8 (4.97%) CentOS
6 7 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.11%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.11%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.48%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.27%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (11.80%) DevOps
3 18 (11.18%) Configuration Management
4 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
5 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (9.32%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.70%) Scrum
8 13 (8.07%) ITIL
8 13 (8.07%) Mentoring
8 13 (8.07%) Service Management
9 12 (7.45%) Architectural Design
9 12 (7.45%) Migration
9 12 (7.45%) Service Design
10 11 (6.83%) Decision-Making
10 11 (6.83%) TDD
11 10 (6.21%) Open Source
12 9 (5.59%) Analytics
12 9 (5.59%) Coaching
12 9 (5.59%) Strategic Thinking
12 9 (5.59%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.18%) Python
2 17 (10.56%) Java
3 16 (9.94%) JavaScript
4 15 (9.32%) SQL
5 11 (6.83%) Ruby
6 6 (3.73%) Java 8
7 5 (3.11%) C++
8 4 (2.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (2.48%) Go
8 4 (2.48%) MATLAB
9 3 (1.86%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.24%) C#
10 2 (1.24%) ES6
10 2 (1.24%) PHP
10 2 (1.24%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.24%) TypeScript
10 2 (1.24%) VBA
11 1 (0.62%) Perl
11 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 113 (70.19%) BPSS Clearance
2 64 (39.75%) Security Cleared
3 46 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 22 (13.66%) DBS Check
5 8 (4.97%) Degree
6 7 (4.35%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.86%) CISSP
7 3 (1.86%) MCSA
7 3 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.62%) ISEB
8 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.62%) MCITP
8 1 (0.62%) MCP
8 1 (0.62%) OCP
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.62%) PMP
8 1 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.62%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.07%) QA
2 3 (1.86%) RMADS
3 2 (1.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.24%) NCSC
4 1 (0.62%) COBIT
4 1 (0.62%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.62%) NIST
4 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.62%) PMO
4 1 (0.62%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 7 (4.35%) Docker
1 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.86%) Xen
3 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.62%) HDFS
4 1 (0.62%) NFS
4 1 (0.62%) PowerDNS
4 1 (0.62%) Samba
4 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.59%) Puppet
1 9 (5.59%) Terraform
2 8 (4.97%) Ansible
3 7 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.35%) SCCM
4 5 (3.11%) Kubernetes
5 3 (1.86%) Salt
5 3 (1.86%) WSUS
6 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.62%) Graphite
6 1 (0.62%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.62%) Icinga
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.62%) Packer
6 1 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (9.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (8.07%) SAP
3 11 (6.83%) Ariba
3 11 (6.83%) Concur
4 8 (4.97%) VMware
5 7 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 6 (3.73%) Google
7 5 (3.11%) Tableau
8 4 (2.48%) Cloudera
8 4 (2.48%) Hortonworks
9 3 (1.86%) McAfee
9 3 (1.86%) Remedy
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco
10 2 (1.24%) Citrix
10 2 (1.24%) NetApp
10 2 (1.24%) Sophos
10 2 (1.24%) Splunk
11 1 (0.62%) Apple
11 1 (0.62%) Cognos
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle