Period
to 23 July 2021

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 23 July 2021 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
23 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 477 461 656
Rank change year-on-year -16 +195 -53
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 277 105 193
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.15% 2.43% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 66 128
10th Percentile £195 £189 £142
25th Percentile £278 £395 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £493 £500
Median % change year-on-year -8.63% -1.50% +25.00%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £561
90th Percentile £658 £650 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £463 £500
% change year-on-year -8.11% -7.50% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 12
Median hourly rate £21.05 £18.00 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year +16.94% -28.34% +8.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £18.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +16.94% -28.34% +15.60%

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 8,791 4,325 10,379
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.35% 11.44% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,844 2,729 6,587
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
25th Percentile £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £473 £450
Median % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £588 £569 £550
90th Percentile £675 £645 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 189 405
10th Percentile £11.36 £12.60 £10.83
25th Percentile £14.00 £17.27 £14.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.61 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.12% +2.77% +4.76%
75th Percentile £40.35 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £61.59 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £22.63
% change year-on-year -11.63% -4.97% +13.13%

Disclosure Scotland
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Disclosure Scotland as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Disclosure Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Disclosure Scotland over the 6 months to 23 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 14 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 23 July 2021. 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 +58 236 £425 -8.11% 16
Scotland +7 165 £305 -25.15% 8
England -100 82 £550 - 7
Work from Home -216 80 £550 +120.00% 1
North of England +4 38 £563 -2.17% 4
South East -15 22 £545 -9.17%
Yorkshire -1 21 £600 -
London -119 12 £500 -13.04%
North East - 10 £550 - 1
North West -17 9 £500 -9.09% 3
South West +3 6 £541 +3.05% 1
Midlands -31 5 £540 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -32 5 £540 +20.00% 1
Wales -12 1 £700 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 23 July 2021, 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.

1 150 (54.15%) Public Sector
2 116 (41.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 89 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (21.30%) Social Skills
5 47 (16.97%) Security Cleared
6 40 (14.44%) User Research
7 39 (14.08%) Project Management
8 29 (10.47%) Decision-Making
9 28 (10.11%) Finance
9 28 (10.11%) SC Cleared
10 26 (9.39%) Microsoft
11 25 (9.03%) SQL
12 24 (8.66%) ITIL
12 24 (8.66%) Python
12 24 (8.66%) AWS
12 24 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
13 22 (7.94%) User Stories
13 22 (7.94%) Project Delivery
13 22 (7.94%) Service Design
14 21 (7.58%) Analytics
15 20 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (6.86%) Migration
16 19 (6.86%) Programme Management
16 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
17 18 (6.50%) Windows
17 18 (6.50%) NHS
17 18 (6.50%) Service Management
17 18 (6.50%) Azure
17 18 (6.50%) Business Case
18 17 (6.14%) Microsoft 365

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 10 (3.61%) CMS
2 7 (2.53%) Apache Spark
3 5 (1.81%) Confluence
4 3 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.72%) IIS
5 2 (0.72%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.72%) SAS
5 2 (0.72%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.36%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.72%) FileZilla
5 2 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.36%) SPSS
6 1 (0.36%) Stata
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.66%) AWS
2 18 (6.50%) Azure
3 17 (6.14%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (1.44%) GCP
4 4 (1.44%) IaaS
4 4 (1.44%) PaaS
4 4 (1.44%) Serverless
5 3 (1.08%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
5 3 (1.08%) SaaS
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon SageMaker
6 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.72%) GitHub
6 2 (0.72%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.72%) Google Data Studio
6 2 (0.72%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.72%) Miro
7 1 (0.36%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.36%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.89%) Intranet
2 6 (2.17%) Internet
3 5 (1.81%) DNS
3 5 (1.81%) Unified Communications
3 5 (1.81%) WAN
4 4 (1.44%) Firewall
4 4 (1.44%) LAN
5 3 (1.08%) DHCP
5 3 (1.08%) VoIP
5 3 (1.08%) VPN
6 2 (0.72%) Broadband
6 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.72%) IPsec
6 2 (0.72%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.72%) Multicast
6 2 (0.72%) PSTN
6 2 (0.72%) SSL
6 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.36%) Network Security
7 1 (0.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.81%) Metadata
3 5 (1.81%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.08%) DB2
4 3 (1.08%) MySQL
4 3 (1.08%) Power BI
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.72%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.36%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.36%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.36%) Tableau
6 1 (0.36%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 13 (4.69%) JIRA
2 7 (2.53%) Git (software)
2 7 (2.53%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.81%) JMeter
3 5 (1.81%) Selenium
4 4 (1.44%) Cucumber
4 4 (1.44%) Postman
5 3 (1.08%) REST Assured
5 3 (1.08%) Serenity BDD
6 2 (0.72%) ERwin
6 2 (0.72%) Gatling
6 2 (0.72%) Tricentis qTest
7 1 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.36%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.36%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.36%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 150 (54.15%) Public Sector
2 59 (21.30%) Social Skills
3 28 (10.11%) Finance
4 24 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.69%) Local Government
6 11 (3.97%) Influencing Skills
7 8 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (2.89%) Publishing
8 6 (2.17%) Police
8 6 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (1.81%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.08%) Legal
10 3 (1.08%) Marketing
11 2 (0.72%) Military
11 2 (0.72%) Social Science
12 1 (0.36%) Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 30 (10.83%) Analyst
2 18 (6.50%) User Researcher
3 17 (6.14%) Architect
3 17 (6.14%) Project Manager
4 15 (5.42%) Coordinator
5 13 (4.69%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.33%) Designer
6 12 (4.33%) Technical Architect
7 10 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
7 10 (3.61%) Desktop Support
7 10 (3.61%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 10 (3.61%) Product Owner
8 9 (3.25%) Content Designer
9 8 (2.89%) Business Analyst
9 8 (2.89%) Data Scientist
9 8 (2.89%) Digital User Researcher
10 7 (2.53%) Data Engineer
10 7 (2.53%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (2.53%) Senior User Researcher
11 6 (2.17%) Project Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.14%) EDI
2 6 (2.17%) Web Services
3 5 (1.81%) JSON
3 5 (1.81%) OAuth
4 4 (1.44%) Gherkin
4 4 (1.44%) OAuth2
4 4 (1.44%) OpenID
4 4 (1.44%) PyTorch
4 4 (1.44%) TensorFlow
5 3 (1.08%) .NET
5 3 (1.08%) NumPy
5 3 (1.08%) SAML
5 3 (1.08%) XML
6 2 (0.72%) HTML
6 2 (0.72%) JFC
6 2 (0.72%) Keras
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.72%) XACML
7 1 (0.36%) React
7 1 (0.36%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.50%) NHS
2 11 (3.97%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.97%) User Experience
3 6 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (1.81%) Legacy Systems
5 4 (1.44%) CCTV
5 4 (1.44%) Cloud Native
5 4 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.44%) LIMS
5 4 (1.44%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.08%) Handset
6 3 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.08%) Social Media
7 2 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.72%) Clustering
7 2 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.72%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (0.72%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.50%) Windows
2 8 (2.89%) Linux
2 8 (2.89%) Unix
3 7 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.44%) Solaris
6 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.72%) Android
7 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
8 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (14.44%) User Research
3 39 (14.08%) Project Management
4 29 (10.47%) Decision-Making
5 24 (8.66%) ITIL
6 22 (7.94%) Project Delivery
6 22 (7.94%) Service Design
6 22 (7.94%) User Stories
7 21 (7.58%) Analytics
8 20 (7.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (6.86%) Migration
9 19 (6.86%) PRINCE2
9 19 (6.86%) Programme Management
10 18 (6.50%) Business Case
10 18 (6.50%) Service Management
11 17 (6.14%) DevOps
11 17 (6.14%) Scrum
12 16 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (5.78%) Mentoring
13 13 (4.69%) Data Science
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.03%) SQL
2 24 (8.66%) Python
3 13 (4.69%) Java
4 10 (3.61%) R
5 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (1.08%) Scala
6 2 (0.72%) C#
6 2 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.36%) C++
7 1 (0.36%) Go
7 1 (0.36%) Java 11
7 1 (0.36%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.36%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (41.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 47 (16.97%) Security Cleared
3 28 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 16 (5.78%) Degree
5 11 (3.97%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.89%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.72%) CCNA
9 2 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.72%) Master's Degree
9 2 (0.72%) MCSA
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.36%) APMP
10 1 (0.36%) CCNP
10 1 (0.36%) MCSE
10 1 (0.36%) PhD
10 1 (0.36%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.36%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.05%) QA
2 12 (4.33%) Accessibility
3 11 (3.97%) PMO
4 5 (1.81%) GMP
5 3 (1.08%) ISO 13485
5 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.08%) SLA
6 2 (0.72%) GDPR
6 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.36%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.36%) GxP
7 1 (0.36%) IFRS
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.36%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.08%) Docker
4 2 (0.72%) HDFS
4 2 (0.72%) RACF
5 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (1.81%) Ansible
2 3 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.08%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (0.72%) Grafana
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
3 2 (0.72%) Terraform
4 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.36%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) Nessus
4 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.36%) OPNET
4 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.36%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (9.39%) Microsoft
2 15 (5.42%) Oracle
3 8 (2.89%) Cisco
4 6 (2.17%) Google
5 4 (1.44%) ServiceNow
5 4 (1.44%) VMware
6 3 (1.08%) Avaya
6 3 (1.08%) BT
6 3 (1.08%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.08%) IBM
6 3 (1.08%) Informatica
7 2 (0.72%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.72%) Dell
7 2 (0.72%) Mitel
7 2 (0.72%) Remedy
8 1 (0.36%) Aruba
8 1 (0.36%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.36%) Ivanti
8 1 (0.36%) New Relic
8 1 (0.36%) Splunk