Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 620 517 372
Rank change year-on-year -103 -145 -87
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 232 411 563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.40% 0.62%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.47% 3.35% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 291 429
UK median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £154 £206 £213
90th Percentile £699 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 9
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £28.00 £14.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +93.24% -65.50%
10th Percentile £21.98 £16.57 £10.59
90th Percentile £38.61 £51.14 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.42 £32.42 £14.49
% change year-on-year -18.52% +123.74% -65.50%

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 9,387 12,280 10,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.24% 12.10% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,727 7,894 6,806
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £238
90th Percentile £638 £630 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 364 358
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £52.30 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% - -11.76%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -88 166 £500 +33.33% 5
England -43 127 £550 +12.82% 4
Scotland -21 90 £388 +19.23% 1
London -12 61 £550 +8.37%
North of England +17 41 £525 +64.64% 1
Yorkshire +31 28 £530 +17.78% 1
Midlands +9 13 £525 +35.48%
North West +16 10 £615 +40.57%
Wales -12 10 £575 +51.32%
South West -45 8 £650 +52.94% 3
East Midlands +26 7 £565 +45.81%
West Midlands -2 6 £520 +36.51%
South East +14 5 £450 -
North East -11 3 £520 +100.00%
East of England -5 1 £520 +34.19%

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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.

1 142 (61.21%) BPSS Clearance
2 105 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (30.60%) Security Cleared
4 41 (17.67%) BC Cleared
5 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
6 38 (16.38%) Finance
7 37 (15.95%) Git (software)
8 36 (15.52%) Java
9 35 (15.09%) Test Automation
10 34 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (14.22%) DevOps
12 32 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
12 32 (13.79%) Open Source
12 32 (13.79%) Linux
13 30 (12.93%) Service Design
14 28 (12.07%) JavaScript
15 27 (11.64%) Windows
15 27 (11.64%) TDD
16 26 (11.21%) Jenkins
16 26 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 22 (9.48%) SQL
18 20 (8.62%) HTML
19 19 (8.19%) Scrum
19 19 (8.19%) User Stories
20 18 (7.76%) JIRA
20 18 (7.76%) Unix
21 17 (7.33%) CSS
21 17 (7.33%) SQL Server
21 17 (7.33%) Configuration Management
21 17 (7.33%) Windows 10

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 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 7 (3.02%) Confluence
3 6 (2.59%) Apache
3 6 (2.59%) IIS
4 5 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (2.16%) Jetty
4 5 (2.16%) Mongrel
4 5 (2.16%) nginx
4 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.29%) Umbraco
5 3 (1.29%) WildFly
5 3 (1.29%) WordPress
6 2 (0.86%) CMS
6 2 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.86%) LiveCycle
6 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.86%) SAS
7 1 (0.43%) Drupal
7 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (4.74%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.86%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.86%) InDesign
6 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.43%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.29%) SAP S/4HANA
3 2 (0.86%) Actimize
4 1 (0.43%) assyst
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.43%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.43%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 32 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (4.31%) GitHub
4 6 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (2.59%) npm
4 6 (2.59%) PaaS
4 6 (2.59%) SaaS
5 5 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.16%) Google App Engine
5 5 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.72%) IaaS
6 4 (1.72%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.29%) Boomi
7 3 (1.29%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.29%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.86%) Office 365
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.43%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.43%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.31%) HTTP
2 9 (3.88%) Firewall
2 9 (3.88%) SSL
2 9 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.02%) DHCP
3 7 (3.02%) DNS
4 6 (2.59%) FTP
4 6 (2.59%) IPsec
5 4 (1.72%) LAN
5 4 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.29%) Internet
6 3 (1.29%) Intranet
6 3 (1.29%) MPLS
6 3 (1.29%) VoIP
6 3 (1.29%) Wireless
7 2 (0.86%) BGP
7 2 (0.86%) OSPF
7 2 (0.86%) VPN
7 2 (0.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.74%) MySQL
3 9 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.59%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.72%) Big Data
5 4 (1.72%) Power BI
5 4 (1.72%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.86%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.86%) Redis
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.43%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 37 (15.95%) Git (software)
2 26 (11.21%) Jenkins
3 18 (7.76%) JIRA
4 13 (5.60%) JUnit
5 9 (3.88%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.45%) Hudson
6 8 (3.45%) Protractor
6 8 (3.45%) Spock
7 7 (3.02%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.59%) GoCD
8 6 (2.59%) Maven
8 6 (2.59%) Travis CI
9 5 (2.16%) gulp
9 5 (2.16%) Selenium
9 5 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.16%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.72%) Gerrit
10 4 (1.72%) Grunt
10 4 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (1.72%) Robot Framework
General
1 38 (16.38%) Finance
2 4 (1.72%) Legal
3 3 (1.29%) Games
3 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.86%) Back Office
4 2 (0.86%) Banking
4 2 (0.86%) Billing
4 2 (0.86%) Publishing
4 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (18.97%) Developer
2 24 (10.34%) Architect
3 23 (9.91%) Analyst
4 18 (7.76%) Designer
5 13 (5.60%) Technical Architect
6 10 (4.31%) Delivery Manager
6 10 (4.31%) Java Developer
7 9 (3.88%) Data Analyst
7 9 (3.88%) Senior Developer
8 8 (3.45%) Senior Architect
8 8 (3.45%) Senior Technical Architect
8 8 (3.45%) User Researcher
9 7 (3.02%) Lead Architect
10 6 (2.59%) Agile Coach
10 6 (2.59%) Deployment Engineer
10 6 (2.59%) Digital Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.59%) IT Support
10 6 (2.59%) Test Analyst
11 5 (2.16%) IT Technician
11 5 (2.16%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.62%) HTML
2 17 (7.33%) CSS
3 15 (6.47%) .NET
4 14 (6.03%) AngularJS
4 14 (6.03%) Node.js
4 14 (6.03%) Spring
4 14 (6.03%) Spring Boot
5 13 (5.60%) RESTful
6 11 (4.74%) Web Services
7 9 (3.88%) React
8 7 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.59%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (2.59%) Servlets
9 6 (2.59%) Vue.js
10 5 (2.16%) J2EE
10 5 (2.16%) Java EE
10 5 (2.16%) REST
10 5 (2.16%) SOAP
11 4 (1.72%) Gherkin
11 4 (1.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.17%) NHS
2 12 (5.17%) User Experience
3 10 (4.31%) Reference Data
4 7 (3.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.02%) Public Cloud
5 6 (2.59%) Taxonomies
6 5 (2.16%) Social Media
7 4 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.29%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.29%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.86%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.86%) Linked Data
9 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.79%) Linux
2 27 (11.64%) Windows
3 18 (7.76%) Unix
4 17 (7.33%) Windows 10
5 10 (4.31%) Windows 7
6 7 (3.02%) Windows Server
7 6 (2.59%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.86%) Android
9 2 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.86%) CentOS
10 1 (0.43%) AIX
10 1 (0.43%) VME
10 1 (0.43%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (15.09%) Test Automation
3 34 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (14.22%) DevOps
5 32 (13.79%) Open Source
6 30 (12.93%) Service Design
7 27 (11.64%) TDD
8 19 (8.19%) Scrum
8 19 (8.19%) User Stories
9 17 (7.33%) Configuration Management
10 16 (6.90%) Microservices
10 16 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 16 (6.90%) Web Development
11 15 (6.47%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (6.47%) Mentoring
11 15 (6.47%) Project Management
12 14 (6.03%) ITIL
13 13 (5.60%) Pair Programming
14 12 (5.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (15.52%) Java
2 28 (12.07%) JavaScript
3 22 (9.48%) SQL
4 16 (6.90%) Python
5 14 (6.03%) Java 8
6 13 (5.60%) Ruby
7 11 (4.74%) Bash Shell
7 11 (4.74%) ES6
8 8 (3.45%) C#
9 6 (2.59%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.29%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.29%) R
11 2 (0.86%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.86%) VBA
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) Perl
12 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 142 (61.21%) BPSS Clearance
2 71 (30.60%) Security Cleared
3 41 (17.67%) BC Cleared
4 12 (5.17%) Degree
5 10 (4.31%) DBS Check
6 8 (3.45%) SC Cleared
7 7 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.59%) CCNA
9 4 (1.72%) CCNP
10 2 (0.86%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.86%) ISEB
10 2 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.43%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCENT
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
11 1 (0.43%) PgMP
11 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.43%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.59%) GDPR
2 5 (2.16%) QA
3 4 (1.72%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.29%) PMO
5 2 (0.86%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.86%) SLA
5 2 (0.86%) WCAG
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (4.74%) Active Directory
1 11 (4.74%) Docker
2 8 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.16%) Xen
4 2 (0.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (6.03%) Ansible
2 9 (3.88%) Puppet
3 7 (3.02%) SCCM
4 6 (2.59%) Graphite
4 6 (2.59%) HAProxy
4 6 (2.59%) Icinga
4 6 (2.59%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.16%) Terraform
6 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.86%) WSUS
8 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.43%) Kibana
8 1 (0.43%) logstash
8 1 (0.43%) Rancher
8 1 (0.43%) Salt
8 1 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 39 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.88%) Cisco
3 8 (3.45%) Google
3 8 (3.45%) VMware
4 7 (3.02%) Tableau
5 6 (2.59%) Oracle
6 5 (2.16%) SAP
7 4 (1.72%) Apple
8 3 (1.29%) Adobe
8 3 (1.29%) Ariba
8 3 (1.29%) Concur
8 3 (1.29%) Dell
8 3 (1.29%) HP
9 2 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.86%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.86%) Cognos
9 2 (0.86%) Mitel
9 2 (0.86%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.86%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.43%) Northgate