Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 517 406 668
Rank change year-on-year -111 +262 +12
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 319 120 159
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.05% 3.28% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 76 115
10th Percentile £217 £155 £339
25th Percentile £351 £271 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £525
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -14.29% +23.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £600
90th Percentile £700 £625 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.20% +28.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 13
Median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year - -16.20% -39.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £21.05 £25.12
% change year-on-year - -16.20% -32.33%

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 10,464 3,658 9,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.58% 11.85% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,054 2,330 6,133
10th Percentile £263 £273 £250
25th Percentile £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £471 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.10% +4.72% -
75th Percentile £600 £573 £550
90th Percentile £688 £645 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +1.15% +2.35% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 150 395
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.73 £11.00
25th Percentile £12.63 £13.99 £14.95
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.05 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year -4.99% +1.45% +3.75%
75th Percentile £41.27 £44.88 £46.38
90th Percentile £62.22 £54.72 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.86% -4.32% +9.07%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -35 259 £495 +10.00% 19
Scotland -13 182 £350 -13.85% 11
Work from Home -149 98 £561 +149.33% 1
England -186 91 £550 +7.32% 7
North of England -44 43 £588 -2.08% 5
Yorkshire -22 29 £600 -7.69%
London -207 16 £495 +4.21%
North West -46 15 £575 +4.55%
South East -86 14 £548 -21.62%
South West -29 12 £550 +13.40% 1
North East - 8 £575 - 5
West Midlands -61 7 £650 +44.44% 1
Midlands -72 7 £650 +44.44% 1
Wales -26 2 £625 +4.17% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 168 (52.66%) Public Sector
2 162 (50.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 114 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (21.00%) Social Skills
5 58 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 45 (14.11%) SC Cleared
7 42 (13.17%) Project Management
8 39 (12.23%) User Research
9 32 (10.03%) Project Delivery
10 31 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
10 31 (9.72%) SQL
10 31 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (9.40%) Decision-Making
12 29 (9.09%) Python
12 29 (9.09%) AWS
13 28 (8.78%) Azure
13 28 (8.78%) Service Design
14 26 (8.15%) Microsoft
14 26 (8.15%) PRINCE2
14 26 (8.15%) Finance
14 26 (8.15%) DevOps
15 25 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
16 24 (7.52%) Analytics
16 24 (7.52%) Scrum
17 23 (7.21%) Programme Management
17 23 (7.21%) User Stories
17 23 (7.21%) Degree
18 22 (6.90%) NHS
18 22 (6.90%) ITIL
19 21 (6.58%) Windows

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 11 (3.45%) CMS
2 9 (2.82%) Confluence
3 7 (2.19%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (0.94%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.31%) IIS
6 1 (0.31%) Jupyter
6 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.31%) SAS
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.63%) Stata
5 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (0.94%) SAP CO
1 3 (0.94%) SAP FI
1 3 (0.94%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.31%) assyst
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) iTrent
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 29 (9.09%) AWS
2 28 (8.78%) Azure
3 12 (3.76%) Microsoft 365
4 11 (3.45%) SaaS
5 9 (2.82%) IaaS
6 6 (1.88%) Power Platform
7 5 (1.57%) GitHub
7 5 (1.57%) PaaS
8 3 (0.94%) GCP
8 3 (0.94%) Miro
8 3 (0.94%) Serverless
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon SageMaker
9 2 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.63%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.63%) Google Data Studio
9 2 (0.63%) Google Tag Manager
9 2 (0.63%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.57%) Firewall
1 5 (1.57%) LAN
1 5 (1.57%) VPN
1 5 (1.57%) WAN
2 4 (1.25%) Internet
2 4 (1.25%) Intranet
2 4 (1.25%) Unified Communications
3 3 (0.94%) DNS
3 3 (0.94%) Network Security
3 3 (0.94%) SSL
4 2 (0.63%) BGP
4 2 (0.63%) IPsec
4 2 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.63%) Multicast
4 2 (0.63%) OSPF
4 2 (0.63%) PSTN
4 2 (0.63%) VoIP
4 2 (0.63%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.31%) 5G
5 1 (0.31%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.51%) Metadata
2 6 (1.88%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.25%) MySQL
3 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.94%) DB2
4 3 (0.94%) Power BI
4 3 (0.94%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.63%) Apache Hive
5 2 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.31%) Big Data
6 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.31%) Jackrabbit
6 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.31%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.31%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.31%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 16 (5.02%) Git (software)
1 16 (5.02%) JIRA
2 9 (2.82%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.88%) GitLab
3 6 (1.88%) JMeter
3 6 (1.88%) Postman
3 6 (1.88%) Selenium
4 5 (1.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (1.25%) Serenity BDD
6 3 (0.94%) REST Assured
7 2 (0.63%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.63%) ERwin
7 2 (0.63%) Gatling
7 2 (0.63%) Tricentis qTest
7 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.31%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.31%) JUnit
8 1 (0.31%) Mockito
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
General
1 168 (52.66%) Public Sector
2 67 (21.00%) Social Skills
3 31 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (8.15%) Finance
5 12 (3.76%) Influencing Skills
6 10 (3.13%) Publishing
7 7 (2.19%) Legal
7 7 (2.19%) Local Government
7 7 (2.19%) Police
8 5 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (1.25%) Military
10 3 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.63%) Social Science
12 1 (0.31%) Banking
12 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 38 (11.91%) Analyst
2 27 (8.46%) Architect
3 25 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 18 (5.64%) Designer
5 16 (5.02%) Developer
6 13 (4.08%) Delivery Manager
7 12 (3.76%) Technical Architect
8 11 (3.45%) Data Engineer
8 11 (3.45%) Product Owner
8 11 (3.45%) Programme Manager
8 11 (3.45%) Senior Designer
9 10 (3.13%) User Researcher
10 9 (2.82%) Content Designer
10 9 (2.82%) Senior Manager
11 8 (2.51%) Coordinator
11 8 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (2.19%) Business Analyst
12 7 (2.19%) Data Scientist
12 7 (2.19%) Digital User Researcher
13 6 (1.88%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.45%) Web Services
2 9 (2.82%) CSS
2 9 (2.82%) JSON
3 8 (2.51%) HTML
4 6 (1.88%) EDI
4 6 (1.88%) JFC
4 6 (1.88%) XML
5 5 (1.57%) .NET
6 4 (1.25%) Gherkin
6 4 (1.25%) Node.js
6 4 (1.25%) REST
7 3 (0.94%) COM
7 3 (0.94%) OAuth
7 3 (0.94%) OAuth2
7 3 (0.94%) OpenID
7 3 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.63%) FIDO
8 2 (0.63%) Middleware
8 2 (0.63%) PyTorch
8 2 (0.63%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.90%) NHS
2 17 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.39%) User Experience
4 9 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 5 (1.57%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.25%) CCTV
8 4 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.25%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
8 4 (1.25%) Social Media
9 3 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.94%) LIMS
10 2 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.63%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.63%) IVR
11 1 (0.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.58%) Windows
2 12 (3.76%) Linux
3 11 (3.45%) Windows 10
4 4 (1.25%) Unix
5 3 (0.94%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (35.74%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (13.17%) Project Management
3 39 (12.23%) User Research
4 32 (10.03%) Project Delivery
5 31 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (9.40%) Decision-Making
7 28 (8.78%) Service Design
8 26 (8.15%) DevOps
8 26 (8.15%) PRINCE2
9 25 (7.84%) Continuous Improvement
10 24 (7.52%) Analytics
10 24 (7.52%) Scrum
11 23 (7.21%) Programme Management
11 23 (7.21%) User Stories
12 22 (6.90%) ITIL
13 20 (6.27%) Business Case
13 20 (6.27%) Collaborative Working
13 20 (6.27%) Migration
13 20 (6.27%) Service Management
14 18 (5.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 31 (9.72%) SQL
2 29 (9.09%) Python
3 15 (4.70%) Java
4 8 (2.51%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.51%) R
5 5 (1.57%) C#
5 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.25%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.94%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.94%) Scala
8 2 (0.63%) C++
8 2 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.31%) ABAP
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) PHP
9 1 (0.31%) Rust
9 1 (0.31%) SAPscript
9 1 (0.31%) VB
9 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 162 (50.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 58 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 45 (14.11%) SC Cleared
4 23 (7.21%) Degree
5 12 (3.76%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.25%) DBS Check
6 4 (1.25%) HND
7 3 (0.94%) ISEB
7 3 (0.94%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.63%) CISSP
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.63%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.63%) MCP
8 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.63%) PhD
8 2 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.31%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.31%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.64%) QA
2 14 (4.39%) Accessibility
3 8 (2.51%) PMO
4 5 (1.57%) GMP
4 5 (1.57%) SLA
5 4 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.94%) GDPR
6 3 (0.94%) ISO 13485
7 2 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 2 (0.63%) WCAG
8 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.31%) GxP
8 1 (0.31%) IFRS
8 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.31%) P3O
8 1 (0.31%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 9 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.51%) Docker
3 4 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.63%) HDFS
4 2 (0.63%) RACF
5 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.31%) iptables
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.31%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (2.19%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.88%) Ansible
2 6 (1.88%) Terraform
3 4 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.63%) Nessus
4 2 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.31%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.31%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.31%) OPNET
5 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.31%) Opsgenie
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Packer
5 1 (0.31%) QRadar
5 1 (0.31%) systemd
Vendors
1 26 (8.15%) Microsoft
2 14 (4.39%) Oracle
3 8 (2.51%) Cisco
4 6 (1.88%) SAP
5 5 (1.57%) Google
6 4 (1.25%) Dell
6 4 (1.25%) IBM
6 4 (1.25%) Informatica
6 4 (1.25%) VMware
7 3 (0.94%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.94%) HP
7 3 (0.94%) Mitel
7 3 (0.94%) Remedy
7 3 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 3 (0.94%) Splunk
8 2 (0.63%) CheckPoint
8 2 (0.63%) Cloudera
8 2 (0.63%) CyberArk
8 2 (0.63%) Palo Alto
8 2 (0.63%) Red Hat