Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 393 286
Rank change year-on-year -216 -107 +66
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 285 554 936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.58% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.37% 4.93% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 403 710
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - -
10th Percentile £121 £222 £212
90th Percentile £573 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £307 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -20.87% +3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 17
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £14.87 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.30% -53.53% -79.68%
10th Percentile £14.95 £10.59 £26.55
90th Percentile £51.90 £46.88 £46.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £14.87 £32.00
% change year-on-year +88.30% -53.53% -73.88%

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 12,029 11,241 12,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.75% 11.76% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,642 7,278 7,917
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.90% +5.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 363 424
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.90 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +4.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.62 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +8.08% -13.98% +8.01%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -139 235 £307 -20.87% 13
Scotland -45 156 £270 -25.00% 8
England -229 115 £450 +5.88% 5
London -104 43 £500 +11.11% 1
North of England -45 42 £261 -42.58% 2
North East -3 22 £260 -29.25%
North West -10 13 £540 +2.86% 2
Midlands -22 10 £287 -18.04% 1
South West -35 10 £550 +36.31%
Wales -33 9 £380 -5.59% 1
Yorkshire -50 9 £400 -18.37%
South East -48 8 £415 +7.10% 1
West Midlands -35 6 £268 -23.30% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £300 -17.24%
East of England -28 4 £388 -7.74%

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 99 (34.74%) BPSS Clearance
2 84 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (29.12%) Security Cleared
4 82 (28.77%) Windows
5 68 (23.86%) Microsoft
6 64 (22.46%) Active Directory
7 60 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 51 (17.89%) Windows Server
9 43 (15.09%) Java
10 41 (14.39%) DHCP
10 41 (14.39%) DNS
11 39 (13.68%) ITIL
11 39 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 38 (13.33%) Citrix
12 38 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 37 (12.98%) Windows 10
14 36 (12.63%) SCCM
15 35 (12.28%) SQL
16 33 (11.58%) VMware
16 33 (11.58%) Windows 7
17 28 (9.82%) Scrum
18 27 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (8.77%) Project Management
20 24 (8.42%) DBS Check
21 23 (8.07%) Finance
21 23 (8.07%) Degree
22 22 (7.72%) MS Exchange
23 21 (7.37%) JavaScript
23 21 (7.37%) SQL Server
24 20 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V

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 22 (7.72%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.86%) Confluence
3 8 (2.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.75%) WordPress
5 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.40%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.05%) CMS
6 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.05%) JBoss
6 3 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.70%) WildFly
8 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.35%) Jetty
8 1 (0.35%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.35%) nginx
8 1 (0.35%) SAS
8 1 (0.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 17 (5.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.70%) InVision
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.11%) Office 365
4 4 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.40%) npm
4 4 (1.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.70%) IaaS
5 2 (0.70%) PaaS
6 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.35%) GitHub
6 1 (0.35%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.35%) Slack
6 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.39%) DHCP
1 41 (14.39%) DNS
2 17 (5.96%) 3G
2 17 (5.96%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (2.81%) VPN
4 5 (1.75%) HTTP
5 4 (1.40%) Firewall
5 4 (1.40%) Skype
6 3 (1.05%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.05%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.05%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (0.70%) Internet
7 2 (0.70%) Intranet
7 2 (0.70%) LAN
7 2 (0.70%) SSL
7 2 (0.70%) WAN
7 2 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
5 4 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.05%) MySQL
6 3 (1.05%) Neo4j
6 3 (1.05%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.70%) Redis
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.35%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (5.61%) JIRA
2 14 (4.91%) Maven
3 12 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.16%) Jenkins
5 8 (2.81%) Selenium
6 7 (2.46%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.75%) JUnit
8 4 (1.40%) Cucumber
8 4 (1.40%) gulp
8 4 (1.40%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.40%) Karma Test Runner
8 4 (1.40%) Mockito
8 4 (1.40%) Protractor
8 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.05%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.05%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.05%) TestNG
9 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.70%) Checkstyle
10 2 (0.70%) Subversion
General
1 23 (8.07%) Finance
2 4 (1.40%) Legal
3 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.35%) Avionics
3 1 (0.35%) Law
3 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.35%) Marketing
3 1 (0.35%) Military
3 1 (0.35%) Multimedia
3 1 (0.35%) Publishing
3 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (14.74%) Analyst
2 36 (12.63%) Developer
3 21 (7.37%) Java Developer
4 20 (7.02%) Architect
5 19 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (4.91%) Mobility Engineer
8 13 (4.56%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.56%) Project Manager
9 12 (4.21%) Full Stack Developer
10 10 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Administrator
11 9 (3.16%) Agile Coach
11 9 (3.16%) Technical Architect
11 9 (3.16%) Windows Engineer
12 8 (2.81%) Consultant
12 8 (2.81%) Senior Developer
13 7 (2.46%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.96%) AngularJS
1 17 (5.96%) Spring
2 16 (5.61%) CSS
2 16 (5.61%) REST
3 15 (5.26%) HTML
4 14 (4.91%) Hibernate
5 11 (3.86%) RESTful
6 9 (3.16%) .NET
6 9 (3.16%) React
6 9 (3.16%) Spring Boot
7 8 (2.81%) JMS
7 8 (2.81%) Node.js
8 5 (1.75%) CSS3
8 5 (1.75%) HTML5
8 5 (1.75%) JAX-RS
8 5 (1.75%) Kafka
9 4 (1.40%) JPA
9 4 (1.40%) JSON
9 4 (1.40%) RAML
9 4 (1.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.02%) Computer Science
2 17 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.96%) Fat Client
2 17 (5.96%) PKI
2 17 (5.96%) Thin Client
3 11 (3.86%) User Experience
4 8 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.05%) NHS
7 3 (1.05%) Social Media
8 2 (0.70%) Clustering
8 2 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.35%) CESG
9 1 (0.35%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.35%) IVR
9 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 82 (28.77%) Windows
2 51 (17.89%) Windows Server
3 39 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (12.98%) Windows 10
6 33 (11.58%) Windows 7
7 19 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 16 (5.61%) Android
9 15 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 15 (5.26%) Windows Phone
9 15 (5.26%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (3.86%) Linux
11 10 (3.51%) Unix
11 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.46%) VMS
13 4 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.35%) HPUX
14 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.47%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (13.68%) ITIL
3 28 (9.82%) Scrum
4 25 (8.77%) Project Management
5 20 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (7.02%) Software Delivery
6 19 (6.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 19 (6.67%) Service Design
7 18 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 17 (5.96%) Content Management
8 17 (5.96%) Migration
8 17 (5.96%) Test Automation
9 15 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (5.26%) TDD
10 14 (4.91%) Coaching
10 14 (4.91%) Microservices
10 14 (4.91%) Service Delivery
11 13 (4.56%) Open Source
12 12 (4.21%) DevOps
12 12 (4.21%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.09%) Java
2 35 (12.28%) SQL
3 21 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.91%) Java 8
5 13 (4.56%) C#
6 12 (4.21%) PowerShell
7 8 (2.81%) Python
8 6 (2.11%) ES6
9 5 (1.75%) PHP
9 5 (1.75%) TypeScript
10 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.40%) Scala
11 3 (1.05%) C++
11 3 (1.05%) PHP 7
12 2 (0.70%) JPQL
12 2 (0.70%) Ruby
12 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.35%) Ada
13 1 (0.35%) Korn
13 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (34.74%) BPSS Clearance
2 83 (29.12%) Security Cleared
3 60 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 24 (8.42%) DBS Check
5 23 (8.07%) Degree
6 17 (5.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (2.46%) BC Cleared
10 5 (1.75%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.40%) CCNP
11 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.05%) MCSE
13 2 (0.70%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.35%) APMP
14 1 (0.35%) CISM
14 1 (0.35%) ISACA
14 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) PMO
1 9 (3.16%) SLA
2 8 (2.81%) GDPR
3 4 (1.40%) QA
4 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 64 (22.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.02%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (7.02%) XenApp
4 4 (1.40%) Docker
4 4 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (12.63%) SCCM
2 18 (6.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (5.26%) AirWatch
3 15 (5.26%) XenMobile
4 14 (4.91%) SAP Afaria
5 6 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.11%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.05%) Ansible
6 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.05%) Puppet
7 2 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) OpenView
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 68 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.33%) Citrix
3 33 (11.58%) VMware
4 20 (7.02%) Ivanti
5 18 (6.32%) ThinPrint
6 17 (5.96%) McAfee
7 16 (5.61%) Apple
7 16 (5.61%) SAP
8 12 (4.21%) Oracle
9 11 (3.86%) Cisco
10 4 (1.40%) Adobe
10 4 (1.40%) HP
11 3 (1.05%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.05%) Zend
12 2 (0.70%) Google
12 2 (0.70%) Mitel
12 2 (0.70%) Symantec
13 1 (0.35%) ESRI
13 1 (0.35%) MKS