Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 437 612 593
Rank change year-on-year +175 -19 -152
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 186 121 305
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.62% 1.78% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 96 209
Median daily rate £425 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.05% +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £138 £303 £270
90th Percentile £575 £650 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £500 £480
% change year-on-year -16.50% +4.28% +24.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 12
Median hourly rate £21.05 £17.77 £26.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.46% -32.73% +52.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £17.77 £26.42
% change year-on-year +18.46% -32.73% +82.17%

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 5,133 6,805 10,585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.86% 10.03% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,366 4,344 6,780
Median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.39% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £262 £225 £254
90th Percentile £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 281 360
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.14% -1.48%
10th Percentile £10.81 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.33 £53.00 £47.58
Median hourly rate £20.90 £21.34 £20.25
% change year-on-year -2.06% +5.41% -4.53%

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 24 February 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 24 February 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 11 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 24 February 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 +217 170 £418 -16.50% 17
Scotland +94 142 £379 -12.43% 8
Work from Home -190 37 £465 -15.45%
England +94 34 £500 -9.09% 9
South East +105 17 £747 +69.58% 2
North of England +60 7 £450 -25.00% 2
London +55 6 £575 -4.17%
South West +68 4 £521 +0.19%
North East +33 3 £450 -
North West +45 2 £400 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire +38 2 £550 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 133 (71.51%) Public Sector
2 64 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
5 22 (11.83%) ITIL
6 20 (10.75%) Finance
7 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
8 18 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
9 17 (9.14%) DBS Check
9 17 (9.14%) Problem Management
10 15 (8.06%) Local Government
10 15 (8.06%) DevOps
11 14 (7.53%) Proactive Monitoring
11 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
11 14 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (6.99%) Project Management
12 13 (6.99%) Windows
12 13 (6.99%) Project Delivery
13 12 (6.45%) Linux
14 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (5.91%) Migration
14 11 (5.91%) Programme Management
15 10 (5.38%) Scrum
15 10 (5.38%) .NET
15 10 (5.38%) Unix
15 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (5.38%) Business Case
15 10 (5.38%) Decision-Making
16 9 (4.84%) Microservices
16 9 (4.84%) User Experience

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 4 (2.15%) CMS
2 3 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.08%) Confluence
3 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.08%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.54%) Appian
4 1 (0.54%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (0.54%) Drupal
4 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.54%) GeoServer
4 1 (0.54%) Moodle
4 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.61%) FileZilla
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.54%) InDesign
4 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.68%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (4.84%) AWS
3 8 (4.30%) Azure
4 7 (3.76%) Amazon S3
4 7 (3.76%) AWS Lambda
4 7 (3.76%) OpenShift
4 7 (3.76%) Serverless
5 6 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (2.15%) PaaS
7 3 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.08%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.08%) IaaS
8 2 (1.08%) SaaS
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.54%) Route 53
9 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.23%) Intranet
2 5 (2.69%) Firewall
3 3 (1.61%) SAN
3 3 (1.61%) Skype
3 3 (1.61%) VSAN
4 2 (1.08%) Broadband
4 2 (1.08%) DHCP
4 2 (1.08%) DNS
4 2 (1.08%) LAN
4 2 (1.08%) Network Security
4 2 (1.08%) VPN
4 2 (1.08%) WAN
4 2 (1.08%) Wireless
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.54%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (0.54%) Internet
5 1 (0.54%) OSPF
5 1 (0.54%) SNMP
5 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (2.69%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.15%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
4 3 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (1.61%) Tableau
5 2 (1.08%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.08%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.08%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.08%) Power BI
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.54%) Big Data
6 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.54%) Informix
6 1 (0.54%) MS Access
6 1 (0.54%) MySQL
6 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (4.30%) JIRA
2 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.15%) GitLab
4 3 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.61%) Selenium
5 2 (1.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.54%) Cypress.io
6 1 (0.54%) JMeter
6 1 (0.54%) JUnit
6 1 (0.54%) MSI
6 1 (0.54%) Postman
6 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (71.51%) Public Sector
2 20 (10.75%) Finance
3 15 (8.06%) Local Government
4 4 (2.15%) Publishing
5 2 (1.08%) Marketing
5 2 (1.08%) Police
6 1 (0.54%) Military
6 1 (0.54%) Social Science
Job Titles
1 22 (11.83%) Analyst
2 15 (8.06%) Desktop Support
3 13 (6.99%) Designer
3 13 (6.99%) Support Engineer
4 11 (5.91%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (5.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 10 (5.38%) Developer
5 10 (5.38%) Project Manager
6 9 (4.84%) Content Designer
7 8 (4.30%) Database Engineer
7 8 (4.30%) IT Support
8 7 (3.76%) Coordinator
8 7 (3.76%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.76%) User Researcher
9 6 (3.23%) Administrator
9 6 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.23%) Product Owner
10 5 (2.69%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (2.69%) Senior Designer
10 5 (2.69%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.38%) .NET
2 7 (3.76%) EDI
3 4 (2.15%) Spring
3 4 (2.15%) Spring Boot
4 3 (1.61%) CSS
4 3 (1.61%) HTML
5 2 (1.08%) JFC
5 2 (1.08%) Node.js
5 2 (1.08%) OAuth
5 2 (1.08%) OAuth2
5 2 (1.08%) PostGIS
5 2 (1.08%) React
5 2 (1.08%) REST
5 2 (1.08%) Spring Security
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.54%) ColdSpring
6 1 (0.54%) Django
6 1 (0.54%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.54%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.54%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.84%) User Experience
3 4 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.61%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (1.61%) EMC VNX
4 3 (1.61%) HP Storage
4 3 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
4 3 (1.61%) NHS
5 2 (1.08%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.08%) Clustering
5 2 (1.08%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.54%) Animation
6 1 (0.54%) CCTV
6 1 (0.54%) Cyberattack
6 1 (0.54%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.54%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.54%) IVR
6 1 (0.54%) Lidar
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (6.99%) Windows
2 12 (6.45%) Linux
3 10 (5.38%) Unix
4 6 (3.23%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (1.08%) CentOS
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Android
7 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.54%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (11.83%) ITIL
3 17 (9.14%) Problem Management
4 15 (8.06%) DevOps
5 14 (7.53%) Proactive Monitoring
6 13 (6.99%) Project Delivery
6 13 (6.99%) Project Management
7 11 (5.91%) Migration
7 11 (5.91%) Programme Management
8 10 (5.38%) Business Case
8 10 (5.38%) Decision-Making
8 10 (5.38%) Scrum
9 9 (4.84%) Microservices
9 9 (4.84%) Service Design
9 9 (4.84%) Service Management
10 8 (4.30%) Business Analysis
10 8 (4.30%) Test Automation
10 8 (4.30%) User Stories
11 7 (3.76%) Change Management
11 7 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.84%) Java
1 9 (4.84%) Python
2 8 (4.30%) JavaScript
3 7 (3.76%) SQL
4 5 (2.69%) PowerShell
4 5 (2.69%) TypeScript
5 3 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.61%) C#
5 3 (1.61%) Java 8
6 2 (1.08%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.54%) Groovy
7 1 (0.54%) Kotlin
7 1 (0.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.54%) PHP
7 1 (0.54%) R
7 1 (0.54%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) Rust
7 1 (0.54%) Scala
7 1 (0.54%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.54%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 30 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.14%) DBS Check
4 14 (7.53%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (7.53%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.15%) Degree
6 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.08%) HND
7 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) CCNP
8 1 (0.54%) ISEB
8 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.54%) MCP
8 1 (0.54%) MCSA
8 1 (0.54%) MCSE
8 1 (0.54%) OCP
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.30%) PMO
2 5 (2.69%) QA
3 4 (2.15%) SLA
4 2 (1.08%) Actionable Recommendations
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) GDPR
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 7 (3.76%) Docker
2 5 (2.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) Grafana
1 4 (2.15%) Terraform
2 3 (1.61%) Ansible
2 3 (1.61%) Avamar
2 3 (1.61%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 3 (1.61%) SCCM
3 2 (1.08%) Kibana
3 2 (1.08%) WSUS
4 1 (0.54%) OPNET
4 1 (0.54%) Packer
Vendors
1 19 (10.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.30%) Cisco
3 6 (3.23%) Oracle
4 5 (2.69%) VMware
5 4 (2.15%) NetApp
5 4 (2.15%) SAP
5 4 (2.15%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.61%) 3PAR
6 3 (1.61%) Brocade
6 3 (1.61%) Dell
6 3 (1.61%) EMC
6 3 (1.61%) Google
6 3 (1.61%) HP
6 3 (1.61%) IBM
6 3 (1.61%) Isilon
6 3 (1.61%) Kofax
6 3 (1.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.61%) Veritas
7 2 (1.08%) Informatica
8 1 (0.54%) Mitel