Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 419 318 286
Rank change year-on-year -101 -32 -15
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 554 759 894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.78% 0.84%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.24% 6.77% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 574 703
UK median daily rate £416 £423 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -3.98% +3.53%
10th Percentile £208 £244 £251
90th Percentile £587 £600 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £440
% change year-on-year -6.25% -9.09% +13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 23
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -67.27% +556.72%
10th Percentile £11.07 £23.55 £11.65
90th Percentile £47.94 £46.85 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £77.75
% change year-on-year -2.78% -53.70% +309.21%

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 13,068 11,206 12,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.03% 11.51% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,575 7,314 7,962
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £258 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £388
% change year-on-year +1.01% +2.19% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 400 471
UK median hourly rate £21.01 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.98% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.28 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -58 396 £375 -6.25% 35
England -184 323 £450 +5.88% 31
Scotland +5 167 £350 - 15
London -45 142 £500 +11.11% 11
North of England -67 62 £425 - 5
Wales +27 51 £390 -22.00%
South West -7 37 £425 -0.70% 1
Midlands -42 33 £388 -11.43% 5
South East -67 25 £375 -10.71% 5
Yorkshire +2 23 £500 +25.00% 4
North East -19 22 £350 -12.50% 1
East of England -31 21 £300 - 4
West Midlands -36 18 £375 -16.67% 2
North West -21 17 £325 -31.58%
East Midlands -9 15 £460 +9.52% 3

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 197 (35.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 190 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (28.52%) Security Cleared
4 112 (20.22%) Project Management
5 87 (15.70%) Microsoft
6 68 (12.27%) SC Cleared
7 64 (11.55%) Java
8 59 (10.65%) Scrum
9 55 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
10 53 (9.57%) DevOps
11 51 (9.21%) Linux
12 50 (9.03%) SQL
12 50 (9.03%) VMware
13 45 (8.12%) Windows
14 44 (7.94%) Business Analysis
15 43 (7.76%) PRINCE2
15 43 (7.76%) ITIL
15 43 (7.76%) Finance
16 41 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
16 41 (7.40%) Git (software)
17 40 (7.22%) Active Directory
18 39 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
19 38 (6.86%) Degree
20 37 (6.68%) JavaScript
20 37 (6.68%) Open Source
21 34 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
21 34 (6.14%) Python
22 32 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (5.78%) User Stories
23 31 (5.60%) Jenkins

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 20 (3.61%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.99%) Confluence
4 11 (1.99%) JBoss
4 11 (1.99%) Skype for Business
5 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 6 (1.08%) CMS
6 6 (1.08%) IIS
6 6 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.90%) Apache
7 5 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.72%) SAS
9 3 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.54%) Drupal
9 3 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.36%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (6.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.26%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.18%) InDesign
8 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) assyst
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (5.05%) Office 365
4 15 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.99%) PaaS
6 8 (1.44%) npm
7 7 (1.26%) Google Analytics
7 7 (1.26%) OpenShift
8 5 (0.90%) Serverless
9 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.72%) GitHub
10 3 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.54%) G Suite
10 3 (0.54%) SaaS
10 3 (0.54%) Trello
11 2 (0.36%) AdWords
11 2 (0.36%) IaaS
11 2 (0.36%) Route 53
11 2 (0.36%) Slack
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.89%) LAN
2 15 (2.71%) DHCP
2 15 (2.71%) DNS
2 15 (2.71%) Firewall
2 15 (2.71%) VPN
2 15 (2.71%) WAN
3 11 (1.99%) SMS
3 11 (1.99%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.62%) Internet
5 8 (1.44%) HTTP
6 7 (1.26%) Network Security
6 7 (1.26%) WLAN
7 6 (1.08%) Skype
8 5 (0.90%) SAN
8 5 (0.90%) VoIP
8 5 (0.90%) Wireless
9 4 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (0.72%) Kerberos
9 4 (0.72%) LDAP
9 4 (0.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (2.35%) MongoDB
5 12 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 12 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.44%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.26%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.90%) Big Data
9 5 (0.90%) MySQL
10 4 (0.72%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.72%) Power BI
10 4 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (0.36%) GIS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 41 (7.40%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.60%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.89%) JIRA
4 15 (2.71%) Maven
5 10 (1.81%) gulp
5 10 (1.81%) Jasmine
6 9 (1.62%) Protractor
6 9 (1.62%) Selenium
7 8 (1.44%) Karma Test Runner
7 8 (1.44%) Subversion
8 7 (1.26%) Artifactory
8 7 (1.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.72%) GitLab
9 4 (0.72%) SoapUI
9 4 (0.72%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.54%) Ant
10 3 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.36%) Sahi
General
1 43 (7.76%) Finance
2 10 (1.81%) Legal
3 7 (1.26%) Marketing
4 6 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 5 (0.90%) Publishing
6 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.36%) Back Office
6 2 (0.36%) Law
6 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.36%) Military
7 1 (0.18%) Banking
7 1 (0.18%) Local Government
7 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 86 (15.52%) Analyst
2 62 (11.19%) Developer
3 53 (9.57%) Architect
4 43 (7.76%) Business Analyst
5 30 (5.42%) Project Manager
6 29 (5.23%) Java Developer
7 28 (5.05%) Delivery Manager
8 27 (4.87%) Consultant
8 27 (4.87%) Technical Architect
9 21 (3.79%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (2.71%) Senior Manager
11 14 (2.53%) Network Engineer
11 14 (2.53%) Technical Consultant
12 13 (2.35%) Full Stack Developer
13 12 (2.17%) Digital Delivery Manager
14 11 (1.99%) Cloud Consultant
14 11 (1.99%) Digital Analyst
14 11 (1.99%) Senior Developer
15 10 (1.81%) Administrator
15 10 (1.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.60%) HTML
2 29 (5.23%) CSS
3 20 (3.61%) Web Services
4 17 (3.07%) AngularJS
4 17 (3.07%) XML
5 16 (2.89%) JSON
6 14 (2.53%) .NET
6 14 (2.53%) Node.js
6 14 (2.53%) RESTful
7 12 (2.17%) JMS
7 12 (2.17%) REST
8 10 (1.81%) Dropwizard
8 10 (1.81%) Sass
8 10 (1.81%) Spring
9 9 (1.62%) ASP.NET
9 9 (1.62%) jQuery
10 8 (1.44%) MCollective
10 8 (1.44%) Middleware
10 8 (1.44%) RAML
11 7 (1.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (5.23%) NHS
3 22 (3.97%) User Experience
4 15 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.62%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 8 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.44%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.44%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.26%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.08%) Smart Meter
10 5 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.90%) N-Tier
10 5 (0.90%) PKI
10 5 (0.90%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 4 (0.72%) Blog
11 4 (0.72%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.72%) Graphic Design
11 4 (0.72%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.21%) Linux
2 45 (8.12%) Windows
3 19 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (2.89%) Unix
5 11 (1.99%) CentOS
5 11 (1.99%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.81%) Ubuntu
7 9 (1.62%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.62%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.08%) Mac OS X
10 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.54%) Solaris
12 2 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (34.30%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (20.22%) Project Management
3 59 (10.65%) Scrum
4 53 (9.57%) DevOps
5 44 (7.94%) Business Analysis
6 43 (7.76%) ITIL
6 43 (7.76%) PRINCE2
7 41 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (6.68%) Open Source
9 32 (5.78%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (5.78%) User Stories
10 30 (5.42%) Migration
11 27 (4.87%) Kanban
12 25 (4.51%) ETL
12 25 (4.51%) Test Automation
13 24 (4.33%) Analytics
13 24 (4.33%) Change Management
13 24 (4.33%) Identity Management
13 24 (4.33%) Risk Management
13 24 (4.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 64 (11.55%) Java
2 50 (9.03%) SQL
3 37 (6.68%) JavaScript
4 34 (6.14%) Python
5 18 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.89%) Ruby
7 11 (1.99%) C
8 9 (1.62%) Perl
8 9 (1.62%) TypeScript
9 8 (1.44%) ES6
9 8 (1.44%) Scala
10 7 (1.26%) C#
11 4 (0.72%) Go
11 4 (0.72%) PHP
11 4 (0.72%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) C++
12 2 (0.36%) Clojure
12 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 197 (35.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 158 (28.52%) Security Cleared
3 68 (12.27%) SC Cleared
4 38 (6.86%) Degree
5 28 (5.05%) CTC Cleared
6 20 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (1.99%) DBS Check
9 9 (1.62%) CISSP
9 9 (1.62%) MCSE
10 8 (1.44%) APMP
10 8 (1.44%) CCNA
10 8 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 7 (1.26%) CISM
11 7 (1.26%) MCP
12 6 (1.08%) CCA
12 6 (1.08%) CCNP
12 6 (1.08%) CEH
12 6 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.25%) Data Quality
2 14 (2.53%) QA
3 13 (2.35%) PMO
4 8 (1.44%) GDPR
5 7 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.08%) HL7
7 3 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.36%) SLA
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.87%) Docker
3 23 (4.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (2.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (1.62%) XenApp
6 7 (1.26%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.26%) XenServer
7 6 (1.08%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.08%) vSphere
8 4 (0.72%) BitLocker
8 4 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) Samba
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (3.61%) Ansible
2 17 (3.07%) Puppet
3 16 (2.89%) SCCM
4 11 (1.99%) Kubernetes
5 10 (1.81%) ZABBIX
6 7 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.90%) SELinux
8 4 (0.72%) vCenter Server
9 3 (0.54%) Terraform
10 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.36%) Salt
11 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco IPCC
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.18%) logstash
11 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 87 (15.70%) Microsoft
2 50 (9.03%) VMware
3 21 (3.79%) Oracle
4 17 (3.07%) Cisco
5 16 (2.89%) Citrix
6 11 (1.99%) Google
7 10 (1.81%) Tableau
8 9 (1.62%) CheckPoint
8 9 (1.62%) Ivanti
9 7 (1.26%) IBM
10 5 (0.90%) SAP
11 4 (0.72%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.54%) EMC
12 3 (0.54%) Meraki
12 3 (0.54%) NetApp
12 3 (0.54%) Pega
12 3 (0.54%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.36%) Black Duck
13 2 (0.36%) ForgeRock
13 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds