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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 265 284
Rank change year-on-year -65 +19  
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 272 466 412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.88% 0.76%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.20% 7.84% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 312 340
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £258 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -0.62% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.95% -76.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year +30.95% -  

Disclosure Scotland is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5230 5941 6415
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.64% 11.16% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3446 3773 3889
Median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 200 181
Median hourly rate £19.90 £38.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +33.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £61.00 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £41.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -51.46% +41.37%  

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Disclosure Scotland as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 183 £425 -1.73% 4
Scotland -2 66 £325 +3.17% 10
London -18 62 £425 -10.52% 1
Edinburgh +1 49 £350 - 7
South East +7 26 £175 -46.15% 1
West Midlands +15 20 £450 +21.62% 1
Wales -1 20 £400 +14.28%
Yorkshire -8 20 £375 -16.66%
South West -16 18 £475 +22.58% 1
East of England -2 15 £465 +43.07%
Surrey +14 14 £600 - 1
Sheffield +13 14 £375 +1.35%
South Yorkshire +8 14 £375 -8.53%
South Wales +1 14 £388 +6.89%
Staines +2 12 - -
Glasgow 0 11 £268 +19.55% 1
North East -25 11 £400 -15.78% 1
Cardiff +9 10 £388 +6.89%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 10 £400 -20.00% 1
Tyne and Wear -27 10 £400 -17.94% 1
Devon -3 9 £500 +25.00%
City of London -8 9 £375 -23.07%
Birmingham +1 8 £470 +44.61%
Plymouth -2 8 £513 +28.12%
East Midlands -10 8 £400 -13.04%
Norfolk -2 7 £392 +20.61%
Essex - 7 £465 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £465 -
Hampshire +9 5 £388 +17.42%
Coventry +6 5 £500 +3.62%

Disclosure Scotland
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 231 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (30.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 181 (29.38%) Security Cleared
4 89 (14.45%) Microsoft
5 84 (13.64%) Java
6 80 (12.99%) Linux
7 79 (12.82%) SQL
8 78 (12.66%) ITIL
9 73 (11.85%) Windows
10 68 (11.04%) JavaScript
11 67 (10.88%) Project Management
12 66 (10.71%) Scrum
13 64 (10.39%) Finance
14 62 (10.06%) SC Cleared
15 59 (9.58%) Open Source
15 59 (9.58%) HTML
16 54 (8.77%) CSS
17 53 (8.60%) Oracle
18 50 (8.12%) DevOps
19 49 (7.95%) Git (software)
20 48 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
20 48 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
20 48 (7.79%) MS Excel
21 46 (7.47%) Unix
21 46 (7.47%) Jenkins
22 45 (7.31%) Active Directory
23 44 (7.14%) Configuration Management
24 43 (6.98%) NHS
24 43 (6.98%) Migration
24 43 (6.98%) VMware

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 32 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.60%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.11%) IIS
3 13 (2.11%) Tomcat
4 11 (1.79%) Apache
5 10 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.46%) JBoss
6 9 (1.46%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.30%) CMS
7 8 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.14%) Confluence
9 6 (0.97%) nginx
9 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.81%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.65%) SAS
12 3 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 48 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.55%) MS Office
3 18 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 17 (2.76%) MS Project
5 16 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.16%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 6 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.65%) assyst
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.32%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
1 33 (5.36%) Office 365
2 26 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.90%) SaaS
4 17 (2.76%) IaaS
5 16 (2.60%) PaaS
6 7 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.14%) GitHub
7 5 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.81%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.49%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.49%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.49%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.32%) Route 53
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.19%) DNS
2 27 (4.38%) HTTP
3 21 (3.41%) DHCP
4 20 (3.25%) Firewall
5 18 (2.92%) WAN
6 17 (2.76%) Internet
7 16 (2.60%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.11%) VPN
9 12 (1.95%) LAN
9 12 (1.95%) SSL
10 9 (1.46%) LDAP
11 8 (1.30%) MPLS
12 6 (0.97%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.81%) Intranet
13 5 (0.81%) VoIP
13 5 (0.81%) Wireless
14 4 (0.65%) IPsec
14 4 (0.65%) Network Security
14 4 (0.65%) Skype
15 3 (0.49%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 24 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (2.44%) MySQL
4 15 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.79%) Big Data
5 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.46%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.14%) Neo4j
8 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.81%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.81%) Redis
11 4 (0.65%) HBase
11 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 49 (7.95%) Git (software)
2 46 (7.47%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.08%) Cucumber
3 19 (3.08%) Selenium
4 17 (2.76%) JIRA
5 14 (2.27%) Maven
6 12 (1.95%) Subversion
7 10 (1.62%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.46%) JUnit
8 9 (1.46%) Mockito
9 8 (1.30%) Jasmine
10 7 (1.14%) gulp
10 7 (1.14%) HP UFT
11 6 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.97%) Gradle
11 6 (0.97%) Grunt
11 6 (0.97%) JMeter
11 6 (0.97%) Sahi
11 6 (0.97%) WATIR
12 5 (0.81%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (10.39%) Finance
2 9 (1.46%) Legal
3 8 (1.30%) Banking
4 7 (1.14%) Back Office
4 7 (1.14%) Marketing
4 7 (1.14%) Publishing
5 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.49%) Law
6 3 (0.49%) Retail
7 2 (0.32%) Advertising
7 2 (0.32%) Billing
7 2 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 116 (18.83%) Developer
2 108 (17.53%) Analyst
3 57 (9.25%) Architect
4 32 (5.19%) Project Manager
5 31 (5.03%) Java Developer
6 28 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
7 22 (3.57%) Support Analyst
8 18 (2.92%) Business Analyst
9 17 (2.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 17 (2.76%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (2.60%) Administrator
10 16 (2.60%) Consultant
11 15 (2.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 15 (2.44%) Product Manager
11 15 (2.44%) Service Analyst
12 12 (1.95%) .NET Developer
12 12 (1.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (1.79%) Data Analyst
13 11 (1.79%) Test Analyst
13 11 (1.79%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (9.58%) HTML
2 54 (8.77%) CSS
3 33 (5.36%) Web Services
4 30 (4.87%) .NET
5 28 (4.55%) XML
6 24 (3.90%) REST
7 21 (3.41%) AngularJS
8 17 (2.76%) Spring
9 15 (2.44%) RESTful
10 13 (2.11%) jQuery
10 13 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (1.95%) CSS3
11 12 (1.95%) JSON
12 11 (1.79%) J2EE
13 10 (1.62%) .NET Framework
13 10 (1.62%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.46%) HTML5
14 9 (1.46%) Middleware
14 9 (1.46%) Sass
14 9 (1.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.98%) NHS
3 34 (5.52%) User Experience
4 29 (4.71%) Management Information System
5 21 (3.41%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.97%) Blackberry
8 6 (0.97%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.97%) Social Media
8 6 (0.97%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.81%) CESG
9 5 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.65%) e-Learning
10 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
10 4 (0.65%) PKI
10 4 (0.65%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (12.99%) Linux
2 73 (11.85%) Windows
3 46 (7.47%) Unix
4 27 (4.38%) Windows 7
5 22 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 20 (3.25%) Windows Server
7 18 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.44%) Windows 10
9 15 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.46%) AIX
11 8 (1.30%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.14%) CentOS
12 7 (1.14%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
13 6 (0.97%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.81%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.81%) VME
15 3 (0.49%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 231 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (12.66%) ITIL
3 67 (10.88%) Project Management
4 66 (10.71%) Scrum
5 59 (9.58%) Open Source
6 50 (8.12%) DevOps
7 48 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (7.14%) Configuration Management
9 43 (6.98%) Migration
10 40 (6.49%) PRINCE2
11 37 (6.01%) Service Design
11 37 (6.01%) TDD
12 36 (5.84%) BDD
12 36 (5.84%) Service Delivery
13 35 (5.68%) Service Management
13 35 (5.68%) Stakeholder Management
14 30 (4.87%) Change Management
14 30 (4.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 27 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (4.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 84 (13.64%) Java
2 79 (12.82%) SQL
3 68 (11.04%) JavaScript
4 37 (6.01%) Python
5 27 (4.38%) Ruby
6 13 (2.11%) C#
7 12 (1.95%) PHP
8 11 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 11 (1.79%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.62%) Bash Shell
9 10 (1.62%) Perl
10 8 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.30%) VBA
11 6 (0.97%) C
11 6 (0.97%) Groovy
11 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.81%) COBOL
12 5 (0.81%) VB
13 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 185 (30.03%) BPSS Clearance
2 181 (29.38%) Security Cleared
3 62 (10.06%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.87%) Degree
5 16 (2.60%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (2.27%) BC Cleared
8 13 (2.11%) CISSP
9 11 (1.79%) ISEB
10 8 (1.30%) DBS Check
11 7 (1.14%) GCIH
11 7 (1.14%) GIAC
12 6 (0.97%) APMP
12 6 (0.97%) CEH
12 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.65%) MCP
15 3 (0.49%) CCNA
15 3 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.38%) QA
2 18 (2.92%) PMO
3 16 (2.60%) SLA
4 7 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.97%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.49%) WCAG
8 2 (0.32%) WAI
9 1 (0.16%) HL7
9 1 (0.16%) ISO27005
System Software
1 45 (7.31%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.76%) Docker
4 8 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.14%) XenApp
6 5 (0.81%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.49%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.49%) Xen
8 3 (0.49%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.49%) XenServer
9 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.32%) KVM
9 2 (0.32%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.32%) vCloud
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.16%) LXC
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 31 (5.03%) Puppet
2 29 (4.71%) SCCM
3 12 (1.95%) Ansible
4 9 (1.46%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.14%) ZABBIX
6 5 (0.81%) Salt
6 5 (0.81%) SCOM
6 5 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.81%) WSUS
7 4 (0.65%) Nagios
7 4 (0.65%) Terraform
7 4 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 3 (0.49%) Grafana
8 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.32%) Kibana
9 2 (0.32%) logstash
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 1 (0.16%) Marathon
Vendors
1 89 (14.45%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.60%) Oracle
3 43 (6.98%) VMware
4 20 (3.25%) Citrix
5 18 (2.92%) Cisco
6 15 (2.44%) ServiceNow
7 11 (1.79%) Google
7 11 (1.79%) SAP
8 10 (1.62%) IBM
9 9 (1.46%) HP
9 9 (1.46%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.30%) AppSense
11 6 (0.97%) Mitel
11 6 (0.97%) Remedy
12 5 (0.81%) Avaya
12 5 (0.81%) Epicor
13 4 (0.65%) Dell
13 4 (0.65%) ICL
14 3 (0.49%) BMC
14 3 (0.49%) Informatica
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