Period
to 22 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 639 408 303
Rank change year-on-year -231 -105 +27
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 249 574 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.58% 0.87%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.22% 4.68% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 405 701
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £124 £208 £213
90th Percentile £589 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +1.03% -2.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 14
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.70% -25.21% -75.80%
10th Percentile £14.95 £10.59 £27.40
90th Percentile £53.94 £46.18 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £30.25
% change year-on-year +54.70% -25.21% -71.19%

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 11,226 12,270 12,081
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.87% 12.35% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,102 8,047 7,801
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 361 445
UK median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -12.42% +5.96%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.59 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +9.40% -20.00% +16.01%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 15 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 October 2018. 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 -195 202 £394 +1.03% 18
Scotland -30 143 £388 +3.40% 10
England -238 87 £475 +11.76% 8
London -85 38 £475 +0.42%
North of England -68 26 £438 +1.74% 3
North West -9 13 £489 +2.36%
Wales -46 10 £375 -7.41%
Yorkshire -39 9 £425 -14.14% 3
South East -39 8 £456 +21.67% 2
South West -54 8 £525 +32.24% 1
Midlands -53 7 £350 -5.49% 2
North East -17 6 £260 -16.80%
West Midlands -30 5 £350 -3.54% 2
East of England -23 3 £388 -3.13%
East Midlands -1 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 79 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (27.71%) BPSS Clearance
3 53 (21.29%) Windows
3 53 (21.29%) Security Cleared
4 42 (16.87%) Java
5 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
6 35 (14.06%) Microsoft
7 31 (12.45%) Active Directory
8 29 (11.65%) JavaScript
8 29 (11.65%) DevOps
9 27 (10.84%) Windows 10
9 27 (10.84%) ITIL
10 23 (9.24%) DBS Check
11 21 (8.43%) HTML
11 21 (8.43%) SQL
11 21 (8.43%) Scrum
11 21 (8.43%) Jenkins
12 20 (8.03%) REST
12 20 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (8.03%) SCCM
12 20 (8.03%) CSS
12 20 (8.03%) Windows Server
13 19 (7.63%) Project Management
13 19 (7.63%) JIRA
14 18 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
15 16 (6.43%) Spring
15 16 (6.43%) Git (software)
15 16 (6.43%) Microservices
16 15 (6.02%) Coaching
16 15 (6.02%) Service Design

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 12 (4.82%) Confluence
2 9 (3.61%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.61%) WordPress
3 7 (2.81%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.20%) Apache
6 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.40%) Jetty
8 1 (0.40%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.40%) nginx
8 1 (0.40%) SAS
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.40%) Site Server
8 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (7.23%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.80%) InVision
4 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.61%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.21%) SaaS
3 6 (2.41%) IaaS
3 6 (2.41%) Office 365
4 5 (2.01%) PaaS
5 4 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.20%) npm
7 2 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.80%) GitHub
8 1 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.40%) Slack
8 1 (0.40%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.82%) DHCP
1 12 (4.82%) DNS
2 10 (4.02%) Firewall
3 9 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (3.61%) VPN
4 5 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.61%) 3G
5 4 (1.61%) BGP
5 4 (1.61%) OSPF
5 4 (1.61%) Skype
5 4 (1.61%) Unified Communications
5 4 (1.61%) VoIP
5 4 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.20%) LAN
6 3 (1.20%) SSL
6 3 (1.20%) WAN
7 2 (0.80%) HTTP
7 2 (0.80%) Intranet
7 2 (0.80%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.81%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.81%) NoSQL
2 7 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.61%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.20%) DB2
4 3 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.20%) GIS
4 3 (1.20%) Redis
4 3 (1.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.80%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (8.43%) Jenkins
2 19 (7.63%) JIRA
3 16 (6.43%) Git (software)
4 13 (5.22%) Maven
5 8 (3.21%) JUnit
5 8 (3.21%) Selenium
6 6 (2.41%) TestNG
6 6 (2.41%) Vagrant
7 5 (2.01%) Gatling
7 5 (2.01%) gulp
7 5 (2.01%) Protractor
7 5 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 4 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.20%) Appium
9 3 (1.20%) GoCD
9 3 (1.20%) Gradle
9 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.20%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 14 (5.62%) Finance
2 3 (1.20%) Legal
3 2 (0.80%) Banking
3 2 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.40%) Avionics
4 1 (0.40%) Marketing
4 1 (0.40%) Military
4 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (15.26%) Developer
2 35 (14.06%) Analyst
3 25 (10.04%) Architect
4 21 (8.43%) Java Developer
5 13 (5.22%) Technical Architect
6 12 (4.82%) Full Stack Developer
7 10 (4.02%) Agile Coach
7 10 (4.02%) Business Analyst
7 10 (4.02%) IT Support
7 10 (4.02%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.61%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (3.21%) IT Analyst
9 8 (3.21%) Support Analyst
9 8 (3.21%) Support Engineer
10 7 (2.81%) Delivery Manager
11 6 (2.41%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.41%) IT Support Analyst
11 6 (2.41%) Service Analyst
11 6 (2.41%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.43%) HTML
2 20 (8.03%) CSS
2 20 (8.03%) REST
3 16 (6.43%) Spring
4 14 (5.62%) AngularJS
4 14 (5.62%) Spring Boot
5 10 (4.02%) .NET
5 10 (4.02%) React
6 9 (3.61%) Kafka
7 8 (3.21%) HTML5
7 8 (3.21%) RESTful
8 6 (2.41%) CSS3
8 6 (2.41%) Node.js
8 6 (2.41%) Sass
8 6 (2.41%) XML
9 5 (2.01%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.61%) JSON
10 4 (1.61%) SOAP
11 3 (1.20%) LDAP
11 3 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.61%) Computer Science
2 9 (3.61%) Driving Licence
2 9 (3.61%) User Experience
3 6 (2.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (2.41%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.41%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.01%) CESG
4 5 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.61%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.20%) PKI
7 2 (0.80%) Blog
7 2 (0.80%) CMDB
7 2 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.80%) NHS
8 1 (0.40%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 53 (21.29%) Windows
2 27 (10.84%) Windows 10
3 20 (8.03%) Windows Server
4 15 (6.02%) Linux
5 14 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.82%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.41%) VMS
9 5 (2.01%) Android
9 5 (2.01%) Unix
9 5 (2.01%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.20%) CentOS
11 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone 8
12 2 (0.80%) Solaris
13 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (11.65%) DevOps
3 27 (10.84%) ITIL
4 21 (8.43%) Scrum
5 20 (8.03%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (7.63%) Project Management
7 16 (6.43%) Microservices
8 15 (6.02%) Coaching
8 15 (6.02%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 15 (6.02%) Service Design
9 14 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (5.62%) Risk Management
9 14 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (5.22%) Open Source
10 13 (5.22%) Test Automation
11 12 (4.82%) Service Delivery
11 12 (4.82%) TDD
12 11 (4.42%) Data Protection
12 11 (4.42%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.87%) Java
2 29 (11.65%) JavaScript
3 21 (8.43%) SQL
4 8 (3.21%) C#
4 8 (3.21%) Java 8
4 8 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 7 (2.81%) Python
5 7 (2.81%) Scala
6 4 (1.61%) PHP
6 4 (1.61%) XPath
7 3 (1.20%) ES6
7 3 (1.20%) PHP 7
7 3 (1.20%) Ruby
7 3 (1.20%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.80%) Groovy
8 2 (0.80%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 69 (27.71%) BPSS Clearance
2 53 (21.29%) Security Cleared
3 36 (14.46%) SC Cleared
4 23 (9.24%) DBS Check
5 13 (5.22%) Degree
6 8 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.81%) CCNP
7 7 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.01%) ISACA
9 4 (1.61%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.80%) CCNA
11 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.80%) MCP
11 2 (0.80%) MCSE
12 1 (0.40%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.41%) GDPR
2 6 (2.41%) QA
3 5 (2.01%) COBIT
3 5 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (2.01%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.61%) PMO
5 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (12.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.01%) Docker
3 5 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.01%) XenApp
4 2 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (8.03%) SCCM
2 9 (3.61%) Kubernetes
3 8 (3.21%) Ansible
4 6 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.01%) Graphite
5 5 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (1.61%) Grafana
6 4 (1.61%) Icinga
6 4 (1.61%) Puppet
7 3 (1.20%) AirWatch
7 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.20%) SAP Afaria
7 3 (1.20%) Terraform
7 3 (1.20%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.80%) Cacti
8 2 (0.80%) Kibana
8 2 (0.80%) Nagios
9 1 (0.40%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (14.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.02%) Cisco
3 12 (4.82%) VMware
4 9 (3.61%) Oracle
5 8 (3.21%) Citrix
6 6 (2.41%) Apple
6 6 (2.41%) CheckPoint
7 5 (2.01%) Adobe
7 5 (2.01%) HP
7 5 (2.01%) Ivanti
7 5 (2.01%) SAP
8 4 (1.61%) Google
8 4 (1.61%) ThinPrint
9 3 (1.20%) IBM
9 3 (1.20%) McAfee
9 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.20%) Zend
10 2 (0.80%) Mitel
10 2 (0.80%) Splunk
10 2 (0.80%) Twitter