Period
to 14 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 626 414 309
Rank change year-on-year -212 -105 0
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 282 571 851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 2.51% 4.35% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 401 649
UK median daily rate £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +0.61% -6.82%
10th Percentile £199 £210 £213
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +4.84% -3.13% -8.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 12
UK median hourly rate £39.03 £35.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +25.00% -76.67%
10th Percentile £17.50 £10.59 £25.68
90th Percentile £54.58 £47.00 £46.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.23 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +3.50% +25.00% -72.00%

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 11,217 13,138 11,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.69% 12.73% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,107 8,620 7,657
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £225
90th Percentile £625 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 364 425
UK median hourly rate £20.24 £20.80 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -7.56% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.70 £50.00 £46.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.60% -13.42% +11.11%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -182 209 £406 +4.84% 8
Scotland -27 141 £388 +10.86% 3
England -195 121 £500 +11.11% 5
London -49 66 £500 -
North of England -47 28 £450 - 2
North West -14 13 £500 +53.85% 1
Wales -53 13 £400 -
Yorkshire -30 12 £500 - 1
Midlands -39 12 £463 +23.33%
South West -59 10 £450 +5.88%
West Midlands -33 9 £463 +25.42%
South East -27 7 £475 +26.67% 2
North East -16 5 £400 +14.29%
East Midlands -3 3 £850 +84.78%
East of England -30 1 £550 +52.78% 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 120 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (31.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 65 (23.05%) Security Cleared
4 53 (18.79%) Java
5 48 (17.02%) DevOps
6 46 (16.31%) Microsoft
7 45 (15.96%) JavaScript
8 37 (13.12%) Scrum
9 36 (12.77%) Jenkins
10 33 (11.70%) HTML
10 33 (11.70%) Windows
11 31 (10.99%) Linux
11 31 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (10.64%) Test Automation
13 28 (9.93%) SC Cleared
13 28 (9.93%) SQL
14 25 (8.87%) ITIL
14 25 (8.87%) Git (software)
14 25 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
15 23 (8.16%) JIRA
16 21 (7.45%) TDD
16 21 (7.45%) Project Management
16 21 (7.45%) REST
17 20 (7.09%) Spring
17 20 (7.09%) DBS Check
18 19 (6.74%) Open Source
19 18 (6.38%) CSS
19 18 (6.38%) Microservices
19 18 (6.38%) Spring Boot
20 17 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery

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 12 (4.26%) Confluence
2 11 (3.90%) WordPress
3 10 (3.55%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.19%) NServiceBus
5 8 (2.84%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.48%) Apache
7 6 (2.13%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.42%) IIS
9 4 (1.42%) Jetty
9 4 (1.42%) Mongrel
9 4 (1.42%) nginx
10 3 (1.06%) CMS
10 3 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.71%) WildFly
12 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.35%) SAS
12 1 (0.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (4.96%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.71%) InVision
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.87%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.55%) SaaS
4 8 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (2.84%) IaaS
5 7 (2.48%) GitHub
6 5 (1.77%) PaaS
7 4 (1.42%) Google Analytics
7 4 (1.42%) Google App Engine
7 4 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.42%) Office 365
8 3 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.35%) AdWords
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.35%) Heroku
10 1 (0.35%) npm
10 1 (0.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.90%) Firewall
2 10 (3.55%) Internet
3 8 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.84%) VPN
4 7 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (2.48%) HTTP
4 7 (2.48%) SSL
5 6 (2.13%) DNS
6 5 (1.77%) DHCP
6 5 (1.77%) VoIP
7 4 (1.42%) BGP
7 4 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (1.42%) FTP
7 4 (1.42%) IPsec
7 4 (1.42%) OSPF
8 3 (1.06%) LAN
8 3 (1.06%) WAN
9 2 (0.71%) Intranet
9 2 (0.71%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.90%) MongoDB
1 11 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.19%) MySQL
3 7 (2.48%) NoSQL
4 5 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.77%) Redis
5 4 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.06%) Data Lake
6 3 (1.06%) DB2
6 3 (1.06%) Geospatial Data
6 3 (1.06%) GIS
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.71%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 36 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 25 (8.87%) Git (software)
3 23 (8.16%) JIRA
4 15 (5.32%) Selenium
5 14 (4.96%) Maven
6 11 (3.90%) JUnit
7 10 (3.55%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.84%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.48%) GoCD
9 7 (2.48%) JMeter
9 7 (2.48%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (2.13%) Vagrant
11 5 (1.77%) Gatling
11 5 (1.77%) TestNG
11 5 (1.77%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.77%) WebDriver
12 4 (1.42%) Protractor
12 4 (1.42%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.06%) Appium
13 3 (1.06%) Gradle
General
1 12 (4.26%) Finance
2 3 (1.06%) Banking
2 3 (1.06%) Local Government
3 1 (0.35%) Avionics
3 1 (0.35%) Back Office
3 1 (0.35%) Legal
3 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.35%) Marketing
3 1 (0.35%) Publishing
3 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (19.50%) Developer
2 37 (13.12%) Analyst
3 34 (12.06%) Architect
4 23 (8.16%) Java Developer
5 15 (5.32%) Technical Architect
6 10 (3.55%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (3.55%) Full Stack Developer
7 9 (3.19%) Agile Coach
7 9 (3.19%) Business Analyst
7 9 (3.19%) Project Manager
8 8 (2.84%) Designer
8 8 (2.84%) Senior Developer
8 8 (2.84%) Tester
9 7 (2.48%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.13%) Applications Packager
10 6 (2.13%) Delivery Manager
10 6 (2.13%) Lead Developer
10 6 (2.13%) Service Analyst
10 6 (2.13%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (11.70%) HTML
2 21 (7.45%) REST
3 20 (7.09%) Spring
4 18 (6.38%) CSS
4 18 (6.38%) Spring Boot
5 17 (6.03%) .NET
6 15 (5.32%) AngularJS
6 15 (5.32%) React
7 13 (4.61%) RESTful
8 9 (3.19%) Kafka
9 8 (2.84%) Elastic Stack
9 8 (2.84%) HTML5
10 7 (2.48%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (2.48%) SOAP
10 7 (2.48%) Web Services
10 7 (2.48%) XML
11 6 (2.13%) CSS3
12 5 (1.77%) .NET Framework
13 4 (1.42%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (3.55%) User Experience
2 8 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.84%) Driving Licence
3 7 (2.48%) Public Cloud
4 5 (1.77%) CESG
5 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.42%) NHS
6 3 (1.06%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.71%) Blog
7 2 (0.71%) Clustering
7 2 (0.71%) CMDB
7 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle Licensing
7 2 (0.71%) PKI
7 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.71%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (11.70%) Windows
2 31 (10.99%) Linux
3 14 (4.96%) Windows Server
4 11 (3.90%) Windows 10
5 10 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.84%) Unix
7 6 (2.13%) VMS
8 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.42%) Android
9 4 (1.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.06%) CentOS
10 3 (1.06%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.06%) Solaris
10 3 (1.06%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.35%) VME
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (17.02%) DevOps
3 37 (13.12%) Scrum
4 31 (10.99%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (10.64%) Test Automation
6 25 (8.87%) ITIL
7 21 (7.45%) Project Management
7 21 (7.45%) TDD
8 19 (6.74%) Open Source
9 18 (6.38%) Microservices
10 17 (6.03%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (5.67%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (5.32%) Migration
13 14 (4.96%) BDD
13 14 (4.96%) Service Delivery
13 14 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (4.61%) Case Management
14 13 (4.61%) Coaching
14 13 (4.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 53 (18.79%) Java
2 45 (15.96%) JavaScript
3 28 (9.93%) SQL
4 17 (6.03%) C#
5 11 (3.90%) Python
6 9 (3.19%) Java 8
6 9 (3.19%) Ruby
7 7 (2.48%) PHP
8 6 (2.13%) Scala
9 4 (1.42%) Perl
9 4 (1.42%) XPath
10 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.06%) PHP 7
10 3 (1.06%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.71%) C
11 2 (0.71%) Groovy
11 2 (0.71%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.71%) VBA
11 2 (0.71%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 90 (31.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 65 (23.05%) Security Cleared
3 28 (9.93%) SC Cleared
4 20 (7.09%) DBS Check
5 9 (3.19%) Degree
6 8 (2.84%) BC Cleared
7 7 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.13%) CCNP
9 5 (1.77%) ISACA
10 4 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (1.42%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.06%) CCNA
11 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.71%) ISEB
12 2 (0.71%) MCP
12 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.19%) SLA
2 6 (2.13%) QA
3 5 (1.77%) COBIT
3 5 (1.77%) GDPR
3 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 5 (1.77%) NIST 800
4 4 (1.42%) PMO
5 2 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 15 (5.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.55%) Docker
2 10 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (1.42%) Xen
5 2 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.35%) Firmware
6 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (5.32%) Ansible
2 12 (4.26%) Kubernetes
3 9 (3.19%) Graphite
3 9 (3.19%) SCCM
4 8 (2.84%) Icinga
5 7 (2.48%) HAProxy
5 7 (2.48%) Puppet
6 6 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (1.77%) Terraform
8 4 (1.42%) Grafana
9 3 (1.06%) Kibana
10 2 (0.71%) Cacti
10 2 (0.71%) Nagios
11 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.35%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.35%) logstash
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 46 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 13 (4.61%) Cisco
2 13 (4.61%) Oracle
3 12 (4.26%) VMware
4 8 (2.84%) Google
5 5 (1.77%) SAP
6 4 (1.42%) Apple
6 4 (1.42%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.42%) HP
6 4 (1.42%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.06%) Adobe
7 3 (1.06%) IBM
7 3 (1.06%) Mitel
7 3 (1.06%) Zend
8 2 (0.71%) Atlassian
8 2 (0.71%) Jaspersoft
8 2 (0.71%) NetApp
8 2 (0.71%) Splunk
8 2 (0.71%) Talend
8 2 (0.71%) Twitter