Period
to 22 October 2017

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 2017 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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 297 324
Rank change year-on-year -103 +27 -36
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 574 914 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.66% 7.56% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 701 644
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £208 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -2.50% -5.88% +9.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 19
UK median hourly rate £22.63 £30.25 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.21% -75.80% +541.03%
10th Percentile £10.59 £27.40 £12.10
90th Percentile £46.18 £46.45 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £30.25 £105.00
% change year-on-year -25.21% -71.19% +491.55%

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 12322 12087 13515
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.40% 11.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8084 7808 8634
UK median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £256 £225 £230
90th Percentile £637 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £380
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 445 470
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.84 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.42% +5.96% +9.11%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £21.55
% change year-on-year -20.00% +16.01% +10.51%

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 2017.

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 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 16 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 2017. 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 -57 439 £390 -2.50% 4
England -195 332 £425 - 4
Scotland +24 193 £375 +5.63% 1
London -69 119 £473 +10.64% 1
North of England -74 75 £430 +1.18% 1
South West -2 41 £397 +3.12%
Wales +12 34 £405 -12.43%
East of England -13 34 £400 +60.00%
Yorkshire 0 33 £495 +16.47%
Midlands -10 32 £370 -15.43% 1
South East -42 29 £375 +7.14% 1
North East -26 28 £313 +9.65%
West Midlands -2 17 £363 -16.67%
East Midlands -13 15 £370 -14.20% 1
North West -24 14 £478 +6.11% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 196 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (32.58%) BPSS Clearance
3 156 (27.18%) Security Cleared
4 94 (16.38%) Microsoft
5 77 (13.41%) Project Management
6 73 (12.72%) Scrum
7 65 (11.32%) Java
8 64 (11.15%) VMware
9 61 (10.63%) Windows
10 60 (10.45%) Linux
10 60 (10.45%) SQL
11 58 (10.10%) ITIL
12 57 (9.93%) SC Cleared
13 54 (9.41%) DevOps
14 49 (8.54%) Active Directory
15 46 (8.01%) Python
16 45 (7.84%) JavaScript
17 42 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
18 41 (7.14%) Oracle
19 40 (6.97%) PRINCE2
19 40 (6.97%) Git (software)
20 39 (6.79%) Jenkins
20 39 (6.79%) Finance
20 39 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
21 38 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 37 (6.45%) HTML
23 35 (6.10%) Service Delivery
23 35 (6.10%) Migration
23 35 (6.10%) Amazon AWS

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 26 (4.53%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.48%) MS Exchange
3 19 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (2.79%) Confluence
5 14 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.26%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.92%) JBoss
8 7 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (1.22%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.05%) Apache
10 5 (0.87%) IIS
10 5 (0.87%) SAS
10 5 (0.87%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.52%) JCAPS
12 3 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) assyst
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (4.70%) Office 365
3 13 (2.26%) PaaS
4 12 (2.09%) OpenShift
5 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.87%) SaaS
6 5 (0.87%) Serverless
7 4 (0.70%) GitHub
7 4 (0.70%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.52%) G Suite
8 3 (0.52%) IaaS
8 3 (0.52%) Trello
9 2 (0.35%) AdWords
9 2 (0.35%) Google Drive
9 2 (0.35%) npm
9 2 (0.35%) Slack
9 2 (0.35%) Yammer
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) Route 53
10 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.66%) DNS
2 19 (3.31%) DHCP
3 15 (2.61%) Firewall
3 15 (2.61%) WAN
4 13 (2.26%) LAN
4 13 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.57%) VoIP
6 8 (1.39%) Internet
7 7 (1.22%) Network Security
7 7 (1.22%) SAN
7 7 (1.22%) VPN
8 6 (1.05%) HTTP
8 6 (1.05%) WLAN
9 5 (0.87%) Skype
10 4 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.70%) SMS
10 4 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.52%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.52%) IPsec
11 3 (0.52%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.14%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.74%) RDBMS
5 9 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.39%) MySQL
6 8 (1.39%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.87%) DB2
8 5 (0.87%) GIS
9 4 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.52%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 40 (6.97%) Git (software)
2 39 (6.79%) Jenkins
3 20 (3.48%) Maven
4 19 (3.31%) JIRA
5 9 (1.57%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.57%) Subversion
5 9 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.22%) GitLab
6 7 (1.22%) Selenium
7 5 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (0.87%) SoapUI
7 5 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.70%) Ant
8 4 (0.70%) JIRA Agile
9 3 (0.52%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.52%) gulp
9 3 (0.52%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.52%) Protractor
9 3 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (6.79%) Finance
2 12 (2.09%) Legal
3 7 (1.22%) Back Office
3 7 (1.22%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.05%) Marketing
5 5 (0.87%) Law
5 5 (0.87%) Publishing
6 4 (0.70%) Military
7 3 (0.52%) Banking
7 3 (0.52%) Local Government
7 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.52%) Retail
8 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.17%) Billing
9 1 (0.17%) Electronics
9 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 84 (14.63%) Analyst
2 79 (13.76%) Developer
3 43 (7.49%) Architect
4 35 (6.10%) Business Analyst
5 30 (5.23%) Project Manager
6 28 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 28 (4.88%) Java Developer
7 26 (4.53%) Delivery Manager
8 20 (3.48%) Technical Architect
9 14 (2.44%) Service Manager
10 12 (2.09%) Consultant
10 12 (2.09%) Designer
10 12 (2.09%) IT Support
10 12 (2.09%) Network Engineer
10 12 (2.09%) Senior Manager
11 11 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (1.92%) Senior Developer
11 11 (1.92%) Test Analyst
12 10 (1.74%) .NET Developer
12 10 (1.74%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.45%) HTML
2 34 (5.92%) CSS
3 25 (4.36%) XML
4 16 (2.79%) .NET
5 15 (2.61%) MCollective
5 15 (2.61%) REST
6 14 (2.44%) Web Services
7 13 (2.26%) AngularJS
7 13 (2.26%) JSON
8 12 (2.09%) jQuery
8 12 (2.09%) Node.js
9 10 (1.74%) Middleware
9 10 (1.74%) RESTful
10 9 (1.57%) HTML5
10 9 (1.57%) Spring
11 8 (1.39%) Java EE
11 8 (1.39%) SOAP
12 7 (1.22%) ASP.NET
12 7 (1.22%) XSLT
13 6 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.92%) NHS
3 25 (4.36%) User Experience
4 16 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.61%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.26%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.39%) PKI
9 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.22%) Reference Data
10 6 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.70%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.70%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.52%) Clustering
12 3 (0.52%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (10.63%) Windows
2 60 (10.45%) Linux
3 38 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (3.83%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.31%) CentOS
6 17 (2.96%) Ubuntu
7 14 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.09%) Unix
9 11 (1.92%) Windows 10
9 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.57%) Windows 7
12 6 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.52%) MVS
13 3 (0.52%) Solaris
14 2 (0.35%) Android
14 2 (0.35%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.35%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (13.41%) Project Management
3 73 (12.72%) Scrum
4 58 (10.10%) ITIL
5 54 (9.41%) DevOps
6 40 (6.97%) PRINCE2
7 39 (6.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (6.10%) Migration
8 35 (6.10%) Service Delivery
9 34 (5.92%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (5.92%) Test Automation
10 32 (5.57%) Business Analysis
11 31 (5.40%) Kanban
12 29 (5.05%) Change Management
13 28 (4.88%) Open Source
14 27 (4.70%) Configuration Management
15 25 (4.36%) Mentoring
16 24 (4.18%) User Stories
17 23 (4.01%) Build Automation
18 22 (3.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.32%) Java
2 60 (10.45%) SQL
3 46 (8.01%) Python
4 45 (7.84%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.05%) Bash Shell
6 23 (4.01%) Ruby
7 15 (2.61%) C#
8 11 (1.92%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.74%) Perl
10 8 (1.39%) Scala
11 7 (1.22%) Go
12 5 (0.87%) C
12 5 (0.87%) VB
13 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.52%) ES6
14 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.52%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.52%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.52%) VB6
14 3 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 187 (32.58%) BPSS Clearance
2 156 (27.18%) Security Cleared
3 57 (9.93%) SC Cleared
4 30 (5.23%) Degree
5 17 (2.96%) CTC Cleared
6 16 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.74%) DBS Check
10 8 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (1.22%) APMP
11 7 (1.22%) CCA
11 7 (1.22%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.05%) BC Cleared
12 6 (1.05%) CCNA
12 6 (1.05%) CISSP
12 6 (1.05%) ISEB
12 6 (1.05%) MCSE
13 5 (0.87%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.48%) QA
2 13 (2.26%) PMO
3 11 (1.92%) SLA
4 9 (1.57%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.05%) HL7
5 6 (1.05%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.35%) COBIT
6 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.35%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.17%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (8.54%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.92%) Docker
2 34 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.26%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.92%) XenApp
5 10 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (1.57%) VMware NSX
7 7 (1.22%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.22%) XenServer
8 5 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.87%) vSphere
9 3 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.17%) Samba
11 1 (0.17%) Squid
11 1 (0.17%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (4.53%) Puppet
2 19 (3.31%) SCCM
3 15 (2.61%) Ansible
3 15 (2.61%) ZABBIX
4 11 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 8 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.70%) FortiGate
6 4 (0.70%) Marathon
6 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.70%) SELinux
6 4 (0.70%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.52%) WSUS
8 2 (0.35%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.35%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.35%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.35%) Xymon
9 1 (0.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 94 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.15%) VMware
3 41 (7.14%) Oracle
4 19 (3.31%) Cisco
4 19 (3.31%) Citrix
5 17 (2.96%) IBM
6 13 (2.26%) HP
7 10 (1.74%) AppSense
7 10 (1.74%) SAP
8 9 (1.57%) Google
9 7 (1.22%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.05%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.05%) Tableau
11 4 (0.70%) Adobe
11 4 (0.70%) Symantec
12 3 (0.52%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.52%) NetApp
12 3 (0.52%) Pega
12 3 (0.52%) TIBCO