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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 276 328
Rank change year-on-year -72 +52  
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 271 455 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.85% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 5.03% 7.36% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 352 277
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £226 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 3
Median hourly rate £12.83 £28.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.16% -81.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £23.65 £75.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £36.30 £162.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.83 £28.00 £103.25
% change year-on-year -54.16% -72.88%  

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 5393 6179 6481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 3988 4172
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 £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £592 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 213 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -121 149 £425 +6.25% 7
Scotland +43 105 £375 - 9
Edinburgh +24 84 £375 -3.22% 7
London -12 66 £458 +1.66% 1
South West +8 19 £375 +7.14% 1
Devon - 16 £375 -
Plymouth - 16 £375 -
East of England +7 14 £450 +80.00%
North East -4 13 £310 +13.55% 1
Glasgow +1 12 £247 +54.37% 1
Yorkshire -12 12 £545 +18.47%
South East +14 11 £388 +3.33% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 11 £310 +13.13% 1
Tyne and Wear +5 11 £310 +13.55% 1
Wales -5 11 £375 -6.25%
South Wales -8 10 £350 -12.50%
Essex -6 9 £450 +80.00%
Cardiff +1 8 £344 -8.26%
Sheffield +12 7 £550 +46.66%
South Yorkshire +6 7 £550 +46.66%
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £470 -
West Midlands +23 6 £350 -12.50% 2
Hampshire +11 5 £388 +3.33%
West Yorkshire -7 4 £519 +3.84%
City of London -15 4 £550 +36.64%
East Midlands -15 4 £363 -35.84%
North West -16 4 £478 +0.52%
Manchester +2 3 £430 -6.52%
Leeds -10 3 £519 +3.84%
Dundee - 3 £110 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 199 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (29.20%) BPSS Clearance
3 150 (27.37%) Security Cleared
4 76 (13.87%) Microsoft
5 74 (13.50%) Java
6 70 (12.77%) Project Management
7 69 (12.59%) SQL
8 63 (11.50%) Linux
9 62 (11.31%) ITIL
9 62 (11.31%) Scrum
10 57 (10.40%) Windows
11 56 (10.22%) Oracle
12 50 (9.12%) Test Automation
12 50 (9.12%) DevOps
13 48 (8.76%) Finance
14 45 (8.21%) JavaScript
14 45 (8.21%) HTML
15 42 (7.66%) Python
16 41 (7.48%) CSS
16 41 (7.48%) SC Cleared
16 41 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
17 39 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
18 38 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
19 37 (6.75%) Configuration Management
19 37 (6.75%) NHS
19 37 (6.75%) VMware
20 36 (6.57%) Git (software)
21 35 (6.39%) Jenkins
22 34 (6.20%) Migration
23 33 (6.02%) 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 31 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.74%) Tomcat
3 13 (2.37%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.82%) JBoss
4 10 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
5 9 (1.64%) Confluence
5 9 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.46%) Apache
6 8 (1.46%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.09%) SAS
7 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.91%) IIS
9 4 (0.73%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.55%) CMS
10 3 (0.55%) Drupal
10 3 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 38 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (6.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 19 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (2.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) assyst
1 4 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
2 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.47%) Office 365
2 19 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.46%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.09%) GitHub
6 4 (0.73%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.73%) SaaS
7 3 (0.55%) AdWords
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.55%) G Suite
7 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
8 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.36%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.28%) WAN
2 16 (2.92%) HTTP
3 14 (2.55%) DNS
4 13 (2.37%) LAN
4 13 (2.37%) TCP/IP
5 12 (2.19%) Firewall
6 9 (1.64%) SSL
6 9 (1.64%) VPN
7 8 (1.46%) DHCP
8 7 (1.28%) Skype
9 6 (1.09%) VoIP
10 5 (0.91%) LDAP
11 4 (0.73%) BGP
11 4 (0.73%) Internet
11 4 (0.73%) OSPF
11 4 (0.73%) SAN
11 4 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.55%) MPLS
12 3 (0.55%) VLAN
12 3 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (5.29%) Relational Database
2 28 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 18 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.01%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.01%) MySQL
4 11 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.91%) Big Data
9 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.73%) GIS
10 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.55%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 36 (6.57%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.39%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.92%) JIRA
4 14 (2.55%) Maven
5 11 (2.01%) Cucumber
5 11 (2.01%) Selenium
6 9 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.28%) Subversion
8 5 (0.91%) GitLab
8 5 (0.91%) gulp
8 5 (0.91%) JUnit
8 5 (0.91%) Mockito
8 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.91%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.73%) Grunt
9 4 (0.73%) JMeter
9 4 (0.73%) LoadRunner
9 4 (0.73%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.73%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
General
1 48 (8.76%) Finance
2 10 (1.82%) Legal
3 9 (1.64%) Back Office
4 6 (1.09%) Banking
4 6 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.91%) Marketing
5 5 (0.91%) Retail
6 3 (0.55%) Law
6 3 (0.55%) Military
7 2 (0.36%) Front Office
7 2 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.18%) Advertising
8 1 (0.18%) Billing
8 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.18%) Electronics
8 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (18.80%) Analyst
2 90 (16.42%) Developer
3 40 (7.30%) Architect
4 30 (5.47%) Business Analyst
5 29 (5.29%) Project Manager
6 26 (4.74%) Java Developer
7 21 (3.83%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (2.74%) Delivery Manager
10 14 (2.55%) Service Analyst
10 14 (2.55%) Solutions Architect
11 13 (2.37%) Support Analyst
12 11 (2.01%) Administrator
12 11 (2.01%) Desktop Support
12 11 (2.01%) IT Analyst
12 11 (2.01%) Network Engineer
12 11 (2.01%) Service Manager
13 10 (1.82%) Test Analyst
14 9 (1.64%) .NET Developer
14 9 (1.64%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.21%) HTML
2 41 (7.48%) CSS
3 23 (4.20%) XML
4 20 (3.65%) Web Services
5 17 (3.10%) AngularJS
5 17 (3.10%) REST
6 14 (2.55%) .NET
7 13 (2.37%) jQuery
7 13 (2.37%) RESTful
8 12 (2.19%) Spring
9 10 (1.82%) CSS3
9 10 (1.82%) HTML5
9 10 (1.82%) MCollective
10 9 (1.64%) Hibernate
10 9 (1.64%) J2EE
11 8 (1.46%) Sass
12 7 (1.28%) Ajax
12 7 (1.28%) Middleware
12 7 (1.28%) SOAP
12 7 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (6.75%) NHS
3 26 (4.74%) User Experience
4 18 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
8 5 (0.91%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.91%) Social Media
9 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.73%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.73%) Smartphone
9 4 (0.73%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.55%) Blog
10 3 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (11.50%) Linux
2 57 (10.40%) Windows
3 32 (5.84%) Unix
4 26 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (3.65%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.55%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (2.01%) Mac OS X
10 10 (1.82%) CentOS
10 10 (1.82%) Ubuntu
10 10 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.09%) Solaris
11 6 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.55%) Android
13 3 (0.55%) MVS
14 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (36.31%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (12.77%) Project Management
3 62 (11.31%) ITIL
3 62 (11.31%) Scrum
4 50 (9.12%) DevOps
4 50 (9.12%) Test Automation
5 41 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (6.75%) Configuration Management
7 34 (6.20%) Migration
8 32 (5.84%) Service Delivery
9 31 (5.66%) Service Management
10 29 (5.29%) BDD
11 28 (5.11%) Business Analysis
12 27 (4.93%) Open Source
13 26 (4.74%) PRINCE2
13 26 (4.74%) TDD
14 25 (4.56%) Mentoring
15 24 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (4.20%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.50%) Java
2 69 (12.59%) SQL
3 45 (8.21%) JavaScript
4 42 (7.66%) Python
5 23 (4.20%) Ruby
6 17 (3.10%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.37%) PL/SQL
8 12 (2.19%) C#
9 10 (1.82%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.28%) VBA
11 6 (1.09%) C
11 6 (1.09%) PHP
12 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.73%) Delphi
13 4 (0.73%) Perl
13 4 (0.73%) VB
13 4 (0.73%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.73%) VB6
14 3 (0.55%) ES6
14 3 (0.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 160 (29.20%) BPSS Clearance
2 150 (27.37%) Security Cleared
3 41 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 24 (4.38%) Degree
5 20 (3.65%) BC Cleared
6 19 (3.47%) ISTQB
7 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.64%) ISEB
8 9 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 6 (1.09%) APMP
9 6 (1.09%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.91%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.73%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.55%) CCA
12 3 (0.55%) MCITP
12 3 (0.55%) MCP
12 3 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.74%) QA
2 14 (2.55%) SLA
3 11 (2.01%) PMO
4 5 (0.91%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.55%) COBIT
5 3 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.36%) HL7
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) WAI
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (5.47%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.38%) Docker
4 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.36%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.36%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) XenApp
8 1 (0.18%) GPFS
8 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.18%) Squid
8 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 30 (5.47%) Puppet
2 19 (3.47%) SCCM
3 12 (2.19%) Ansible
4 10 (1.82%) ZABBIX
5 6 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.36%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.36%) Salt
8 2 (0.36%) Terraform
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Xymon
9 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (13.87%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.22%) Oracle
3 37 (6.75%) VMware
4 15 (2.74%) Cisco
5 13 (2.37%) SAP
6 12 (2.19%) Citrix
6 12 (2.19%) ServiceNow
7 11 (2.01%) IBM
8 10 (1.82%) Google
8 10 (1.82%) HP
9 7 (1.28%) Mitel
9 7 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.91%) Avaya
11 4 (0.73%) Adobe
11 4 (0.73%) Apple
11 4 (0.73%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.73%) Talend
12 3 (0.55%) BMC
12 3 (0.55%) Symantec
12 3 (0.55%) TIBCO
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