Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 464 552 627
Rank change year-on-year +88 +75 -107
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 238 94 239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.76% 1.89% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 63 171
10th Percentile £140 £230 £188
25th Percentile £255 £426 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -19.05% - +25.00%
75th Percentile £525 £619 £588
90th Percentile £600 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £463 £500
% change year-on-year -10.27% -7.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.54 £26.42
Median % change year-on-year +20.01% -33.60% +9.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £17.54 £26.42
% change year-on-year +20.01% -33.60% +0.53%

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 6,324 4,986 9,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.03% 10.09% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,216 3,149 6,131
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
25th Percentile £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
75th Percentile £575 £563 £561
90th Percentile £672 £644 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 226 345
10th Percentile £11.36 £13.06 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.25 £17.27 £13.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.52 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year -6.76% +11.25% -3.64%
75th Percentile £39.25 £47.06 £41.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -3.60%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 11 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 18 May 2021. 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 +170 218 £415 -10.27% 10
Scotland +59 168 £351 -18.79% 9
England -1 55 £540 -8.09% 1
Work from Home -216 54 £500 +11.11% 1
North of England +44 23 £550 +10.00%
South East +42 21 £530 +17.78%
Yorkshire +30 10 £600 +14.29%
North East +27 7 £550 +22.22%
North West +20 7 £484 -7.81%
South West +46 6 £500 -6.98%
London -48 5 £640 -1.54%

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 164 (68.91%) Public Sector
2 81 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (25.21%) BPSS Clearance
4 44 (18.49%) Social Skills
5 34 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 28 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 26 (10.92%) Project Management
8 24 (10.08%) ITIL
9 23 (9.66%) Finance
10 21 (8.82%) SC Cleared
11 19 (7.98%) AWS
11 19 (7.98%) Service Design
12 18 (7.56%) Project Delivery
12 18 (7.56%) DevOps
12 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
13 17 (7.14%) SQL
13 17 (7.14%) EDI
13 17 (7.14%) Scrum
14 16 (6.72%) Migration
14 16 (6.72%) Python
15 15 (6.30%) Programme Management
15 15 (6.30%) Business Case
16 14 (5.88%) Service Management
16 14 (5.88%) Azure
17 13 (5.46%) JIRA
17 13 (5.46%) DBS Check
17 13 (5.46%) User Stories
17 13 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (5.46%) Local Government

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 8 (3.36%) CMS
2 4 (1.68%) Confluence
2 4 (1.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.84%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.84%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.84%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.42%) Appian
4 1 (0.42%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (0.42%) Drupal
4 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.42%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.42%) IIS
4 1 (0.42%) Moodle
4 1 (0.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (5.46%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.52%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.26%) FileZilla
5 2 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.42%) InDesign
6 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.98%) AWS
2 17 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (5.88%) Azure
4 7 (2.94%) PaaS
4 7 (2.94%) Serverless
5 5 (2.10%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.10%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.10%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (1.68%) GCP
6 4 (1.68%) IaaS
7 3 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.26%) Miro
7 3 (1.26%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.84%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.84%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.84%) PowerApps
8 2 (0.84%) SaaS
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.36%) Intranet
2 5 (2.10%) WAN
3 4 (1.68%) DNS
3 4 (1.68%) Firewall
3 4 (1.68%) Unified Communications
4 3 (1.26%) Internet
4 3 (1.26%) LAN
4 3 (1.26%) SAN
4 3 (1.26%) VPN
4 3 (1.26%) VSAN
4 3 (1.26%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.84%) Broadband
5 2 (0.84%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (0.84%) DHCP
5 2 (0.84%) PSTN
5 2 (0.84%) VoIP
6 1 (0.42%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.42%) Network Security
6 1 (0.42%) Skype
6 1 (0.42%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.52%) Relational Database
1 6 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.26%) Amazon Aurora
3 3 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.84%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.84%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.84%) MySQL
4 2 (0.84%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.84%) Power BI
5 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.42%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.42%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 13 (5.46%) JIRA
2 7 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.10%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.68%) Selenium
5 3 (1.26%) GitLab
6 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.84%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.84%) JMeter
6 2 (0.84%) Postman
7 1 (0.42%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.42%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.42%) Serenity BDD
7 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 164 (68.91%) Public Sector
2 44 (18.49%) Social Skills
3 23 (9.66%) Finance
4 18 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.46%) Local Government
6 7 (2.94%) Influencing Skills
6 7 (2.94%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.52%) Publishing
8 5 (2.10%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.68%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (1.68%) Police
10 3 (1.26%) Marketing
11 2 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.42%) Billing
12 1 (0.42%) Military
12 1 (0.42%) Retail
12 1 (0.42%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 19 (7.98%) Analyst
2 16 (6.72%) Designer
3 15 (6.30%) User Researcher
4 13 (5.46%) Architect
4 13 (5.46%) Coordinator
4 13 (5.46%) Support Engineer
5 12 (5.04%) Desktop Support
6 11 (4.62%) Content Designer
6 11 (4.62%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (4.20%) Project Manager
8 9 (3.78%) Developer
8 9 (3.78%) IT Support
8 9 (3.78%) Product Owner
9 8 (3.36%) Technical Architect
10 7 (2.94%) Business Analyst
10 7 (2.94%) Project Officer
10 7 (2.94%) Support Officer
11 6 (2.52%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (2.52%) Project Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.14%) EDI
2 11 (4.62%) .NET
3 6 (2.52%) OAuth
4 5 (2.10%) OAuth2
5 4 (1.68%) HTML
5 4 (1.68%) Web Services
6 3 (1.26%) CSS
6 3 (1.26%) OpenID
6 3 (1.26%) PyTorch
6 3 (1.26%) Spring
6 3 (1.26%) Spring Boot
6 3 (1.26%) Spring Security
6 3 (1.26%) TensorFlow
7 2 (0.84%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.84%) JFC
7 2 (0.84%) Keras
7 2 (0.84%) Node.js
7 2 (0.84%) NumPy
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.84%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.04%) NHS
1 12 (5.04%) User Experience
2 4 (1.68%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.26%) Cloud Native
3 3 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
3 3 (1.26%) EMC VNX
3 3 (1.26%) Handset
3 3 (1.26%) HP Storage
3 3 (1.26%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (0.84%) Clustering
4 2 (0.84%) e-Learning
4 2 (0.84%) IVR
4 2 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.84%) Social Media
5 1 (0.42%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.42%) iPad
5 1 (0.42%) LIMS
5 1 (0.42%) PKI
5 1 (0.42%) Replication
5 1 (0.42%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.62%) Linux
1 11 (4.62%) Unix
1 11 (4.62%) Windows
2 5 (2.10%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.26%) Data ONTAP
3 3 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (1.26%) Solaris
3 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (0.84%) Amazon Linux
4 2 (0.84%) CentOS
4 2 (0.84%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (0.42%) AIX
5 1 (0.42%) Android
5 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (34.03%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (10.92%) Project Management
3 24 (10.08%) ITIL
4 19 (7.98%) Service Design
5 18 (7.56%) DevOps
5 18 (7.56%) Project Delivery
6 17 (7.14%) Scrum
7 16 (6.72%) Migration
8 15 (6.30%) Business Case
8 15 (6.30%) Programme Management
9 14 (5.88%) Service Management
10 13 (5.46%) PRINCE2
10 13 (5.46%) Proactive Monitoring
10 13 (5.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (5.46%) User Stories
11 12 (5.04%) Problem Management
12 11 (4.62%) Business Analysis
12 11 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.20%) Change Management
13 10 (4.20%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.14%) SQL
2 16 (6.72%) Python
3 11 (4.62%) Java
4 6 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (2.10%) R
6 4 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.26%) C#
7 3 (1.26%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.84%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.84%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.42%) Groovy
9 1 (0.42%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.42%) PHP
9 1 (0.42%) Ruby
9 1 (0.42%) Rust
9 1 (0.42%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.42%) Scala
9 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.42%) VBA
9 1 (0.42%) XAML
Qualifications
1 60 (25.21%) BPSS Clearance
2 34 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 13 (5.46%) DBS Check
5 12 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.20%) Degree
7 4 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.26%) CCNA
8 3 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.84%) MCSA
10 1 (0.42%) CCNP
10 1 (0.42%) ISEB
10 1 (0.42%) MCP
10 1 (0.42%) MCSE
10 1 (0.42%) OCP
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.42%) PhD
10 1 (0.42%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.62%) PMO
2 4 (1.68%) QA
2 4 (1.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.26%) GMP
4 2 (0.84%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.42%) GDPR
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.42%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 6 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.10%) Docker
3 3 (1.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.42%) RACF
Systems Management
1 6 (2.52%) Ansible
2 4 (1.68%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.26%) Avamar
3 3 (1.26%) Grafana
3 3 (1.26%) Kubernetes
3 3 (1.26%) SCCM
3 3 (1.26%) Terraform
4 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.42%) Kibana
5 1 (0.42%) Nagios
5 1 (0.42%) Nessus
5 1 (0.42%) OPNET
5 1 (0.42%) Packer
5 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.20%) Oracle
3 9 (3.78%) Cisco
4 7 (2.94%) Google
5 6 (2.52%) VMware
6 4 (1.68%) IBM
6 4 (1.68%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.26%) 3PAR
7 3 (1.26%) Avaya
7 3 (1.26%) Brocade
7 3 (1.26%) BT
7 3 (1.26%) Dell
7 3 (1.26%) EMC
7 3 (1.26%) HP
7 3 (1.26%) Isilon
7 3 (1.26%) Kofax
7 3 (1.26%) NetApp
7 3 (1.26%) ServiceNow
7 3 (1.26%) Veritas
8 2 (0.84%) Blackboard