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 23 May 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
23 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 275 307
Rank change year-on-year -43 +32  
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 288 453 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.85% 0.68%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.64% 7.49% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 342 302
Median daily rate £392 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.93% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Median hourly rate £12.83 £32.00 £165.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.89% -80.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £17.80 £153.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.40 £173.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.83 £32.00 £150.00
% change year-on-year -59.89% -78.66%  

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 5106 6049 6432
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.39% 11.31% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3311 3905 4048
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 204 189
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £11.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.50 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% +4.40%  

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 23 May 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 3 months to 23 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 May 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 -82 170 £400 -4.76% 5
Scotland +30 96 £375 - 6
Edinburgh +17 80 £375 - 3
London -16 67 £450 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire +5 23 £414 -11.96%
South West +14 20 £386 -0.38%
South East +28 19 £394 +18.86% 1
Sheffield +14 18 £375 +1.35%
South Yorkshire +11 18 £375 +1.35%
Wales +2 16 £410 +9.33%
South Wales +4 15 £400 +6.66%
East of England +9 13 £420 +29.23%
North East -9 12 £310 +8.77%
Devon +7 11 £375 -6.25%
Glasgow +5 11 £194 -2.38% 1
Plymouth -2 11 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands +21 10 £319 -2.67%
Cardiff +7 10 £375 +25.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 9 £310 +9.73%
Tyne and Wear -7 9 £310 +9.73%
Essex - 9 £425 -
Surrey +7 8 £600 -
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £450 -
Hampshire +16 6 £381 +15.09%
Staines -5 6 - -
Newport -3 5 £450 +16.12%
City of London -22 5 £550 +15.78% 1
Gloucestershire +9 4 £416 +11.00%
Bristol +1 4 £465 +16.25%
West Yorkshire +1 4 £480 -3.51%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 205 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (29.43%) BPSS Clearance
3 151 (26.77%) Security Cleared
4 78 (13.83%) Java
5 76 (13.48%) SQL
6 75 (13.30%) Microsoft
7 70 (12.41%) Project Management
8 64 (11.35%) ITIL
9 61 (10.82%) Scrum
10 59 (10.46%) Linux
11 58 (10.28%) Windows
12 54 (9.57%) Test Automation
13 53 (9.40%) JavaScript
14 50 (8.87%) HTML
15 48 (8.51%) Oracle
16 47 (8.33%) Finance
17 42 (7.45%) CSS
17 42 (7.45%) DevOps
18 41 (7.27%) NHS
19 40 (7.09%) Migration
20 39 (6.91%) Python
20 39 (6.91%) SC Cleared
21 38 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
22 37 (6.56%) Open Source
23 36 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
23 36 (6.38%) Office 365
24 35 (6.21%) Git (software)
24 35 (6.21%) Unix
25 34 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
25 34 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel

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 30 (5.32%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.01%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.60%) Apache
4 9 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (1.60%) JBoss
4 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
4 9 (1.60%) WebLogic
5 8 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (1.24%) IIS
7 6 (1.06%) Confluence
7 6 (1.06%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.89%) CMS
8 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.89%) SAS
9 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.35%) JCAPS
Applications
1 34 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 34 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Project
3 20 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.53%) assyst
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
3 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.38%) Office 365
2 18 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.60%) SaaS
5 5 (0.89%) GitHub
5 5 (0.89%) OpenShift
6 4 (0.71%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.71%) IaaS
7 3 (0.53%) AdWords
7 3 (0.53%) G Suite
7 3 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.53%) PaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.35%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.01%) WAN
2 16 (2.84%) DNS
2 16 (2.84%) HTTP
3 14 (2.48%) Firewall
4 12 (2.13%) LAN
5 11 (1.95%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.77%) Internet
6 10 (1.77%) VPN
7 9 (1.60%) DHCP
8 8 (1.42%) LDAP
9 7 (1.24%) SSL
10 6 (1.06%) MPLS
10 6 (1.06%) Skype
11 5 (0.89%) Intranet
11 5 (0.89%) VoIP
12 4 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
12 4 (0.71%) Wireless
13 3 (0.53%) Network Security
13 3 (0.53%) OSPF
13 3 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.96%) Relational Database
2 27 (4.79%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.01%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.77%) MySQL
6 10 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.06%) Big Data
9 6 (1.06%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.71%) DB2
11 4 (0.71%) MS Access
11 4 (0.71%) Neo4j
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.67%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.66%) Selenium
4 14 (2.48%) JIRA
5 13 (2.30%) Cucumber
6 11 (1.95%) Maven
7 9 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (1.24%) Subversion
9 6 (1.06%) Gradle
9 6 (1.06%) JMeter
9 6 (1.06%) Mockito
9 6 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (0.89%) gulp
10 5 (0.89%) JUnit
10 5 (0.89%) WebDriver
11 4 (0.71%) GitLab
11 4 (0.71%) Grunt
11 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 47 (8.33%) Finance
2 10 (1.77%) Legal
3 7 (1.24%) Back Office
3 7 (1.24%) Banking
3 7 (1.24%) Marketing
4 6 (1.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.71%) Law
5 4 (0.71%) Publishing
5 4 (0.71%) Retail
6 3 (0.53%) Military
7 2 (0.35%) Advertising
7 2 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (18.26%) Developer
2 100 (17.73%) Analyst
3 45 (7.98%) Architect
4 32 (5.67%) Java Developer
5 31 (5.50%) Project Manager
6 27 (4.79%) Business Analyst
7 17 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
7 17 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (2.84%) Administrator
8 16 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (2.66%) Service Analyst
10 14 (2.48%) Delivery Manager
10 14 (2.48%) Support Analyst
11 12 (2.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 11 (1.95%) Agile Coach
12 11 (1.95%) DBA
12 11 (1.95%) Desktop Support
12 11 (1.95%) Network Engineer
13 10 (1.77%) IT Analyst
14 9 (1.60%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.87%) HTML
2 42 (7.45%) CSS
3 30 (5.32%) XML
4 24 (4.26%) Web Services
5 19 (3.37%) .NET
5 19 (3.37%) REST
6 17 (3.01%) AngularJS
6 17 (3.01%) Spring
7 16 (2.84%) jQuery
8 13 (2.30%) RESTful
9 12 (2.13%) CSS3
9 12 (2.13%) Hibernate
9 12 (2.13%) HTML5
10 9 (1.60%) J2EE
10 9 (1.60%) SOAP
11 8 (1.42%) JSON
11 8 (1.42%) Middleware
11 8 (1.42%) Sass
11 8 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (1.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.27%) NHS
2 38 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.79%) User Experience
4 24 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 12 (2.13%) Data Centre
6 11 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.60%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.24%) Social Media
9 5 (0.89%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.71%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.71%) PKI
10 4 (0.71%) Reference Data
10 4 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.53%) CESG
11 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.53%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 59 (10.46%) Linux
2 58 (10.28%) Windows
3 35 (6.21%) Unix
4 18 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (3.19%) Windows 7
4 18 (3.19%) Windows Server
5 16 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (2.48%) Mac OS X
7 13 (2.30%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (1.06%) CentOS
9 6 (1.06%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.06%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
10 5 (0.89%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.89%) Solaris
10 5 (0.89%) VME
11 3 (0.53%) Android
11 3 (0.53%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (36.35%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (12.41%) Project Management
3 64 (11.35%) ITIL
4 61 (10.82%) Scrum
5 54 (9.57%) Test Automation
6 42 (7.45%) DevOps
7 40 (7.09%) Migration
8 37 (6.56%) Open Source
9 36 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (6.03%) Configuration Management
11 32 (5.67%) PRINCE2
11 32 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.50%) BDD
13 30 (5.32%) TDD
14 28 (4.96%) Service Management
15 26 (4.61%) Stakeholder Management
16 25 (4.43%) Business Analysis
17 24 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 24 (4.26%) Incident Management
18 23 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.83%) Java
2 76 (13.48%) SQL
3 53 (9.40%) JavaScript
4 39 (6.91%) Python
5 22 (3.90%) Ruby
6 12 (2.13%) C#
7 10 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.77%) PL/SQL
7 10 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.60%) VBA
9 8 (1.42%) PHP
10 5 (0.89%) C
10 5 (0.89%) COBOL
10 5 (0.89%) Groovy
10 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.71%) Perl
11 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.71%) VB
12 3 (0.53%) C++
12 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 166 (29.43%) BPSS Clearance
2 151 (26.77%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.91%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.96%) Degree
5 20 (3.55%) BC Cleared
6 18 (3.19%) ISTQB
7 12 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.77%) ISEB
8 10 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.06%) APMP
11 5 (0.89%) CISSP
11 5 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.89%) DBS Check
11 5 (0.89%) GCIH
11 5 (0.89%) GIAC
12 4 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.90%) QA
2 12 (2.13%) PMO
3 11 (1.95%) SLA
4 6 (1.06%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.35%) HL7
7 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.35%) WAI
7 2 (0.35%) WCAG
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 33 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 23 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.90%) Docker
4 6 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.35%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.18%) GPFS
8 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Clusterware
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.18%) vSphere
8 1 (0.18%) Xen
8 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (4.26%) Puppet
2 19 (3.37%) SCCM
3 10 (1.77%) Ansible
4 6 (1.06%) ZABBIX
5 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.53%) WSUS
8 2 (0.35%) Nagios
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.35%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.35%) Salt
8 2 (0.35%) SCOM
8 2 (0.35%) Terraform
9 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 48 (8.51%) Oracle
3 31 (5.50%) VMware
4 15 (2.66%) SAP
5 14 (2.48%) HP
5 14 (2.48%) ServiceNow
6 13 (2.30%) IBM
7 12 (2.13%) Cisco
8 11 (1.95%) Citrix
9 10 (1.77%) Google
10 8 (1.42%) Mitel
11 6 (1.06%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.71%) Adobe
12 4 (0.71%) Apple
12 4 (0.71%) Avaya
12 4 (0.71%) BMC
12 4 (0.71%) ICL
12 4 (0.71%) Remedy
12 4 (0.71%) Talend
13 3 (0.53%) Symantec
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