Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 605 581 438
Rank change year-on-year -24 -143 -109
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 119 310 541
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.31% 0.53%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 1.73% 2.90% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 201 391
UK median daily rate £529 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +17.65% +1.19%
10th Percentile £308 £210 £208
90th Percentile £664 £675 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £456 £375
% change year-on-year +9.59% +21.67% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 19
UK median hourly rate £17.77 £26.42 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.73% -24.53% -0.71%
10th Percentile £17.13 £21.48 £12.52
90th Percentile £20.76 £43.38 £53.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £26.42 £35.00
% change year-on-year -32.73% -24.53% -0.71%

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 6,861 10,699 13,069
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.08% 10.87% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,205 6,688 8,526
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £256
90th Percentile £626 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 375 362
UK median hourly rate £23.68 £20.75 £21.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.10% -4.77% +1.35%
10th Percentile £12.92 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.38 £47.50 £57.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.35 £20.42 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.33% -14.91% +11.63%

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 16 February 2020.

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
Top 12 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 16 February 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 -22 95 £500 +9.59% 9
England +55 71 £550 +5.26% 4
Scotland -43 43 £450 +16.13% 5
London +72 23 £600 +9.09%
North of England +24 20 £575 +15.00% 1
South West +30 15 £520 +2.46% 1
South East +80 11 £441 -7.26% 1
Yorkshire +28 11 £600 +17.07% 1
North West +34 6 £600 +20.00%
Wales +22 4 £544 +17.57%
North East +20 3 £450 -2.17%
East of England +35 2 £250 -51.92%

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 69 (57.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 50 (42.02%) Public Sector
3 45 (37.82%) Security Cleared
4 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (26.89%) SC Cleared
6 23 (19.33%) Finance
7 18 (15.13%) JavaScript
8 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 16 (13.45%) Linux
10 15 (12.61%) SQL
10 15 (12.61%) DevOps
11 14 (11.76%) HTML
11 14 (11.76%) Windows
11 14 (11.76%) Python
11 14 (11.76%) AWS
12 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
13 11 (9.24%) Azure
13 11 (9.24%) CSS
13 11 (9.24%) Java
13 11 (9.24%) Unix
14 10 (8.40%) Oracle
14 10 (8.40%) Git (software)
14 10 (8.40%) DBS Check
15 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
15 9 (7.56%) Coaching
15 9 (7.56%) Degree
15 9 (7.56%) Project Management
16 8 (6.72%) XML
16 8 (6.72%) Ruby
16 8 (6.72%) TDD

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 6 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.52%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
3 2 (1.68%) WordPress
4 1 (0.84%) Confluence
4 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) Simulink
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.84%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.84%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) AWS
2 11 (9.24%) Azure
3 5 (4.20%) GitHub
4 4 (3.36%) Office 365
4 4 (3.36%) SaaS
5 3 (2.52%) Amazon EMR
5 3 (2.52%) PaaS
6 2 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.68%) IaaS
6 2 (1.68%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.68%) Trello
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.84%) Boomi
7 1 (0.84%) GCP
7 1 (0.84%) Google Docs
7 1 (0.84%) Oracle CX
7 1 (0.84%) Route 53
7 1 (0.84%) Slack
7 1 (0.84%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.20%) HTTP
2 4 (3.36%) DNS
2 4 (3.36%) Skype
3 3 (2.52%) Internet
3 3 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.68%) Broadband
4 2 (1.68%) Firewall
4 2 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (1.68%) SSL
4 2 (1.68%) VoIP
4 2 (1.68%) VPN
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.84%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (0.84%) DHCP
5 1 (0.84%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.84%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.36%) MongoDB
2 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.52%) Big Data
3 3 (2.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.52%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.68%) DB2
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.84%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.84%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.84%) HBase
5 1 (0.84%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.84%) MOLAP
5 1 (0.84%) MySQL
5 1 (0.84%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Redis
5 1 (0.84%) ROLAP
5 1 (0.84%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (8.40%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.88%) JIRA
3 4 (3.36%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.52%) JUnit
4 3 (2.52%) Spock
5 2 (1.68%) Bugzilla
5 2 (1.68%) Subversion
5 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.68%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.68%) YouTrack
6 1 (0.84%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.84%) GitLab
6 1 (0.84%) JMeter
6 1 (0.84%) Mockito
6 1 (0.84%) Postman
6 1 (0.84%) RSpec
6 1 (0.84%) Selenium
6 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.84%) Travis CI
General
1 50 (42.02%) Public Sector
2 23 (19.33%) Finance
3 3 (2.52%) Law
4 2 (1.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Billing
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Military
5 1 (0.84%) Publishing
5 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (18.49%) Developer
2 14 (11.76%) Architect
3 11 (9.24%) Analyst
4 9 (7.56%) Technical Architect
5 7 (5.88%) Designer
6 6 (5.04%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.36%) Content Designer
7 4 (3.36%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support
7 4 (3.36%) PC Engineer
7 4 (3.36%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Consultant
8 3 (2.52%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (2.52%) Digital User Researcher
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Architect
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Designer
8 3 (2.52%) Senior Technical Architect
8 3 (2.52%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.52%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) HTML
2 11 (9.24%) CSS
3 8 (6.72%) XML
4 6 (5.04%) Node.js
4 6 (5.04%) Web Services
5 5 (4.20%) .NET
5 5 (4.20%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (4.20%) JSON
6 4 (3.36%) React
6 4 (3.36%) Vue.js
7 3 (2.52%) RESTful
7 3 (2.52%) Spring
7 3 (2.52%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.68%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.68%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 2 (1.68%) LDAP
8 2 (1.68%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.68%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 7 (5.88%) User Experience
2 5 (4.20%) NHS
3 4 (3.36%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.52%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 2 (1.68%) VHDL
6 1 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.45%) Linux
2 14 (11.76%) Windows
3 11 (9.24%) Unix
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.52%) CentOS
5 3 (2.52%) Solaris
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.61%) DevOps
3 12 (10.08%) Test Automation
4 9 (7.56%) Coaching
4 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
4 9 (7.56%) Project Management
5 8 (6.72%) Continuous Deployment
5 8 (6.72%) TDD
6 7 (5.88%) Analytics
6 7 (5.88%) ITIL
6 7 (5.88%) Scrum
7 6 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.04%) Microservices
7 6 (5.04%) Migration
7 6 (5.04%) Open Source
7 6 (5.04%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.04%) Problem Management
8 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.20%) Data Modelling
8 5 (4.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) JavaScript
2 15 (12.61%) SQL
3 14 (11.76%) Python
4 11 (9.24%) Java
5 8 (6.72%) Ruby
6 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.36%) C#
7 4 (3.36%) Java 8
8 3 (2.52%) C++
8 3 (2.52%) ES6
8 3 (2.52%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.52%) PHP
8 3 (2.52%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.68%) Go
10 1 (0.84%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.84%) R
10 1 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (57.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 45 (37.82%) Security Cleared
3 32 (26.89%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.40%) DBS Check
5 9 (7.56%) Degree
6 2 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) CCENT
7 1 (0.84%) CCNP
7 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) ISEB
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.36%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.68%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) GDPR
3 1 (0.84%) NCSC
3 1 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.84%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (3.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.68%) Docker
2 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.84%) Firmware
3 1 (0.84%) HDFS
3 1 (0.84%) VMware NSX
3 1 (0.84%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Terraform
2 4 (3.36%) Kibana
2 4 (3.36%) logstash
2 4 (3.36%) Packer
3 2 (1.68%) Ansible
3 2 (1.68%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.84%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle
3 6 (5.04%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.52%) Cloudera
4 3 (2.52%) Hortonworks
4 3 (2.52%) ServiceNow
4 3 (2.52%) VMware
5 2 (1.68%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) Google
5 2 (1.68%) Progress
5 2 (1.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.84%) Ariba
6 1 (0.84%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.84%) Citrix
6 1 (0.84%) Clearswift
6 1 (0.84%) Dell
6 1 (0.84%) Forcepoint
6 1 (0.84%) IBM
6 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.84%) Talend