Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 540 395 295
Rank change year-on-year -145 -100 +35
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 360 542 920
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.60% 0.86%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.96% 5.09% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 409 661
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £203 £196 £230
90th Percentile £544 £565 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £390
% change year-on-year - -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 12
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £14.49 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.24% -60.57% -76.67%
10th Percentile £15.99 £10.59 £15.49
90th Percentile £46.20 £59.13 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £14.49 £36.75
% change year-on-year +93.24% -60.57% -64.41%

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 12,158 10,654 12,140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.18% 11.70% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,777 6,897 7,790
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% -
10th Percentile £256 £241 £225
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 360 413
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -17.06% +12.16%
10th Percentile £12.49 £11.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £52.53 £53.75 £56.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year +17.50% -25.93% +28.57%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -112 264 £375 - 18
England -178 179 £475 +11.76% 6
Scotland -31 156 £330 -5.64% 15
London -81 91 £510 +13.33% 3
North of England -49 39 £280 -30.22%
North East 0 23 £260 -30.67%
Wales -13 22 £380 -5.00%
South West -14 19 £425 +4.94%
Midlands -31 15 £300 -25.00%
North West -11 10 £438 -27.08%
West Midlands -32 10 £287 -32.50%
South East -47 9 £415 +10.67% 2
East of England -14 6 £388 -13.89% 1
Yorkshire -40 6 £400 -0.99%
East Midlands -10 5 £388 +3.33%

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 129 (35.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 120 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 115 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (21.39%) Windows
5 76 (21.11%) SC Cleared
6 70 (19.44%) Microsoft
7 61 (16.94%) Active Directory
8 56 (15.56%) Java
9 48 (13.33%) Windows Server
10 47 (13.06%) Project Management
11 46 (12.78%) SQL
12 40 (11.11%) DHCP
12 40 (11.11%) DNS
13 38 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 37 (10.28%) Citrix
14 37 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (9.72%) ITIL
16 34 (9.44%) Scrum
17 33 (9.17%) SCCM
17 33 (9.17%) Windows 10
18 32 (8.89%) Windows 7
18 32 (8.89%) Finance
19 31 (8.61%) Test Automation
20 30 (8.33%) VMware
20 30 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (8.06%) Degree
22 26 (7.22%) Git (software)
23 24 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
23 24 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
23 24 (6.67%) SQL Server

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 21 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (3.61%) Confluence
3 9 (2.50%) CMS
4 8 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (2.22%) JBoss
5 5 (1.39%) WildFly
6 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.11%) Skype for Business
6 4 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.83%) Drupal
7 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.28%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.28%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.28%) SAS
8 1 (0.28%) Site Server
8 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (5.28%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.11%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.56%) InVision
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) assyst
3 1 (0.28%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (6.11%) Office 365
3 14 (3.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.50%) npm
6 6 (1.67%) SaaS
7 5 (1.39%) PaaS
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.56%) IaaS
10 1 (0.28%) GitHub
10 1 (0.28%) Slack
10 1 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.11%) DHCP
1 40 (11.11%) DNS
2 17 (4.72%) 3G
2 17 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (2.50%) SMS
4 8 (2.22%) VPN
5 5 (1.39%) Firewall
5 5 (1.39%) HTTP
5 5 (1.39%) Kerberos
5 5 (1.39%) Skype
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (0.83%) SAN
6 3 (0.83%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.83%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.56%) LAN
7 2 (0.56%) Network Security
7 2 (0.56%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.56%) WAN
7 2 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.11%) Big Data
7 4 (1.11%) Neo4j
7 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.83%) MS Access
9 2 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.56%) Power BI
9 2 (0.56%) Spatial Data
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (7.22%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.56%) JIRA
3 13 (3.61%) Protractor
4 12 (3.33%) Maven
5 10 (2.78%) gulp
5 10 (2.78%) Jasmine
5 10 (2.78%) JUnit
6 9 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
7 7 (1.94%) Mockito
7 7 (1.94%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.39%) Checkstyle
9 5 (1.39%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.39%) Liquibase
9 5 (1.39%) SonarQube
9 5 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (1.39%) TestNG
10 4 (1.11%) Appium
10 4 (1.11%) Gatling
10 4 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 32 (8.89%) Finance
2 5 (1.39%) Legal
2 5 (1.39%) Marketing
3 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.11%) Retail
4 2 (0.56%) Publishing
5 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.28%) Games
5 1 (0.28%) Law
5 1 (0.28%) Military
5 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (17.78%) Analyst
2 54 (15.00%) Developer
3 30 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 28 (7.78%) Business Analyst
5 24 (6.67%) Architect
6 21 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (5.00%) Consultant
9 17 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 16 (4.44%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.17%) Project Manager
12 13 (3.61%) Mobility Engineer
13 12 (3.33%) Senior Java Developer
14 11 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 11 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (2.78%) Administrator
15 10 (2.78%) Support Analyst
15 10 (2.78%) Technical Architect
16 9 (2.50%) Office 365 Consultant
16 9 (2.50%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 19 (5.28%) Hibernate
3 18 (5.00%) JMS
4 17 (4.72%) Spring
5 15 (4.17%) CSS
6 14 (3.89%) RESTful
7 13 (3.61%) Node.js
8 12 (3.33%) REST
9 10 (2.78%) HTML
9 10 (2.78%) Sass
10 9 (2.50%) JAX-RS
10 9 (2.50%) JSON
10 9 (2.50%) RAML
10 9 (2.50%) XML
11 7 (1.94%) Drools
11 7 (1.94%) React
11 7 (1.94%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.67%) .NET
12 6 (1.67%) Java EE
13 5 (1.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.28%) Computer Science
3 17 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 17 (4.72%) Thin Client
4 16 (4.44%) PKI
5 13 (3.61%) User Experience
6 11 (3.06%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.50%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.22%) NHS
9 7 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.11%) FMCG
12 4 (1.11%) Reference Data
12 4 (1.11%) Social Media
13 3 (0.83%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
14 2 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 77 (21.39%) Windows
2 48 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 38 (10.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (9.17%) Windows 10
6 32 (8.89%) Windows 7
7 23 (6.39%) Linux
8 20 (5.56%) Unix
9 19 (5.28%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.17%) Android
11 14 (3.89%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.89%) Windows Phone
11 14 (3.89%) Windows Phone 8
12 8 (2.22%) Mac OS X
13 7 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (1.39%) VMS
15 3 (0.83%) CentOS
15 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (13.06%) Project Management
3 35 (9.72%) ITIL
4 34 (9.44%) Scrum
5 31 (8.61%) Test Automation
6 24 (6.67%) Migration
7 23 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (6.11%) Software Delivery
8 22 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (5.83%) Content Management
10 17 (4.72%) Business Analysis
10 17 (4.72%) Incident Management
11 15 (4.17%) Data Modelling
11 15 (4.17%) Open Source
11 15 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
11 15 (4.17%) TDD
12 14 (3.89%) Mobile Device Management
12 14 (3.89%) User Stories
12 14 (3.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.56%) Java
2 46 (12.78%) SQL
3 22 (6.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (5.83%) Java 8
5 15 (4.17%) Python
6 14 (3.89%) ES6
7 13 (3.61%) TypeScript
8 12 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 9 (2.50%) C#
9 9 (2.50%) PHP
10 7 (1.94%) Ruby
11 6 (1.67%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.39%) JPQL
13 3 (0.83%) Scala
13 3 (0.83%) VBA
14 2 (0.56%) C++
14 2 (0.56%) Perl
14 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 129 (35.83%) BPSS Clearance
2 120 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 76 (21.11%) SC Cleared
4 29 (8.06%) Degree
5 24 (6.67%) DBS Check
6 16 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.89%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.11%) BC Cleared
9 4 (1.11%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.11%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.83%) CCNP
10 3 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.83%) ISEB
10 3 (0.83%) MCSE
11 2 (0.56%) APMP
11 2 (0.56%) CIPFA
11 2 (0.56%) MCITP
11 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.06%) PMO
2 7 (1.94%) GDPR
3 6 (1.67%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.67%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) HL7
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 61 (16.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 20 (5.56%) XenApp
4 4 (1.11%) Docker
4 4 (1.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.83%) vSphere
6 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (9.17%) SCCM
2 18 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (4.17%) AirWatch
4 14 (3.89%) XenMobile
5 13 (3.61%) SAP Afaria
6 6 (1.67%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.39%) Ansible
8 4 (1.11%) Puppet
9 3 (0.83%) Terraform
10 2 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.28%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
11 1 (0.28%) OpenView
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Flashback
Vendors
1 70 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.28%) Citrix
3 30 (8.33%) VMware
4 20 (5.56%) Ivanti
5 18 (5.00%) ThinPrint
6 16 (4.44%) McAfee
6 16 (4.44%) Oracle
6 16 (4.44%) SAP
7 15 (4.17%) Apple
8 10 (2.78%) Cisco
9 5 (1.39%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.11%) Adobe
11 3 (0.83%) CheckPoint
11 3 (0.83%) HP
11 3 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 2 (0.56%) Cognos
12 2 (0.56%) IBM
12 2 (0.56%) Mitel
12 2 (0.56%) Symantec
13 1 (0.28%) EMC