Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 391 297 349
Rank change year-on-year -94 +52 +6
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 563 912 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.94% 7.49% 5.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 698 577
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £213 £203
90th Percentile £575 £582 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 12
UK median hourly rate £15.25 £30.25 £157.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.59% -80.79% +854.55%
10th Percentile £10.59 £26.38 £96.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £46.25 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £30.25 £122.50
% change year-on-year -49.59% -75.31% +642.42%

Disclosure Scotland is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 11390 12169 13178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.81% 11.20% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7398 7850 8390
UK median daily rate £443 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 427 409
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +4.41% +7.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.75 £11.21
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £55.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.54
% change year-on-year -2.22% +4.47% +7.69%

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 18 August 2017.

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 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Disclosure Scotland in the UK

Disclosure Scotland
Top 16 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 18 August 2017. 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 -46 429 £375 - 7
England -164 333 £425 +3.03% 4
Scotland +31 186 £375 +7.14% 4
London -76 123 £450 - 2
North of England -85 75 £448 +19.33% 1
South West +9 42 £404 +7.60% 1
Yorkshire -2 42 £495 +10.00%
South East -8 36 £375 -
East of England +4 34 £410 +49.09%
Wales +4 32 £400 +6.67% 1
Midlands -4 23 £338 -15.63%
North East -43 22 £335 +22.71% 1
West Midlands +28 17 £325 -18.75%
North West -26 11 £478 +1.60%
East Midlands -26 6 £363 -34.09%
Northern Ireland - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 18 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Disclosure Scotland also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Disclosure Scotland.

1 202 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 172 (30.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 157 (27.89%) Security Cleared
4 78 (13.85%) Java
5 73 (12.97%) Microsoft
6 70 (12.43%) Scrum
7 68 (12.08%) Linux
8 64 (11.37%) SQL
9 55 (9.77%) Windows
9 55 (9.77%) Project Management
10 51 (9.06%) VMware
10 51 (9.06%) JavaScript
11 50 (8.88%) DevOps
12 49 (8.70%) Python
13 47 (8.35%) ITIL
13 47 (8.35%) SC Cleared
13 47 (8.35%) Test Automation
14 46 (8.17%) Oracle
15 40 (7.10%) HTML
15 40 (7.10%) Active Directory
15 40 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (6.93%) NHS
17 38 (6.75%) CSS
18 37 (6.57%) Finance
18 37 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 35 (6.22%) Git (software)
19 35 (6.22%) Jenkins
20 33 (5.86%) Docker
21 32 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
21 32 (5.68%) BDD

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 27 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.84%) Confluence
2 16 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.49%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.49%) Skype for Business
4 13 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (1.60%) JBoss
5 9 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (1.42%) WebLogic
6 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.07%) Apache
8 5 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.89%) SAS
8 5 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.53%) Drupal
9 3 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.53%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (4.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (2.49%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.36%) assyst
3 2 (0.36%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
4 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.18%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.09%) Office 365
2 21 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.49%) OpenShift
4 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.89%) G Suite
6 4 (0.71%) GitHub
6 4 (0.71%) PaaS
6 4 (0.71%) SaaS
7 3 (0.53%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) AdWords
8 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.36%) Slack
8 2 (0.36%) Trello
8 2 (0.36%) Yammer
9 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.31%) DNS
1 13 (2.31%) Firewall
1 13 (2.31%) WAN
2 11 (1.95%) DHCP
2 11 (1.95%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.78%) HTTP
3 10 (1.78%) LAN
4 7 (1.24%) Skype
5 6 (1.07%) VoIP
5 6 (1.07%) VPN
6 5 (0.89%) SSL
6 5 (0.89%) VXLAN
7 4 (0.71%) BGP
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (0.71%) EIGRP
7 4 (0.71%) Network Security
7 4 (0.71%) OSPF
7 4 (0.71%) SAN
7 4 (0.71%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 14 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.78%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.24%) MySQL
6 7 (1.24%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.07%) DB2
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.71%) Big Data
9 4 (0.71%) GIS
9 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.71%) Ingres
10 3 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 35 (6.22%) Git (software)
1 35 (6.22%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.09%) JIRA
3 17 (3.02%) Maven
4 11 (1.95%) Selenium
5 9 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (1.42%) GitLab
7 7 (1.24%) SoapUI
7 7 (1.24%) Subversion
8 6 (1.07%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.07%) Cucumber
8 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.71%) JIRA Agile
10 4 (0.71%) JMeter
10 4 (0.71%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (0.53%) Ant
11 3 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 3 (0.53%) JUnit
11 3 (0.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 37 (6.57%) Finance
2 7 (1.24%) Back Office
3 6 (1.07%) Legal
3 6 (1.07%) Marketing
4 5 (0.89%) Banking
4 5 (0.89%) Law
4 5 (0.89%) Retail
4 5 (0.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.53%) Military
5 3 (0.53%) Publishing
6 2 (0.36%) Local Government
7 1 (0.18%) Advertising
7 1 (0.18%) Billing
7 1 (0.18%) Electronics
7 1 (0.18%) Front Office
7 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (15.99%) Analyst
2 85 (15.10%) Developer
3 42 (7.46%) Architect
4 34 (6.04%) Project Manager
5 33 (5.86%) Business Analyst
6 28 (4.97%) Java Developer
7 25 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
9 17 (3.02%) Test Analyst
10 15 (2.66%) Administrator
11 14 (2.49%) Senior Analyst
12 13 (2.31%) Network Engineer
12 13 (2.31%) Technical Architect
13 12 (2.13%) Designer
14 11 (1.95%) Solutions Architect
15 10 (1.78%) IT Support
16 9 (1.60%) DBA
16 9 (1.60%) Desktop Support
16 9 (1.60%) Service Manager
17 8 (1.42%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.10%) HTML
2 38 (6.75%) CSS
3 26 (4.62%) XML
4 15 (2.66%) REST
4 15 (2.66%) Web Services
5 14 (2.49%) .NET
5 14 (2.49%) MCollective
6 12 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 12 (2.13%) jQuery
7 10 (1.78%) RESTful
8 9 (1.60%) HTML5
8 9 (1.60%) Spring
9 8 (1.42%) Hibernate
9 8 (1.42%) Java EE
9 8 (1.42%) XSLT
10 7 (1.24%) Ajax
10 7 (1.24%) Middleware
11 6 (1.07%) JSON
11 6 (1.07%) Node.js
11 6 (1.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.93%) NHS
2 32 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.62%) User Experience
4 18 (3.20%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.49%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.95%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.60%) Data Centre
8 7 (1.24%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.07%) Social Media
9 6 (1.07%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.71%) CESG
11 4 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.53%) Clustering
12 3 (0.53%) e-Learning
12 3 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 68 (12.08%) Linux
2 55 (9.77%) Windows
3 37 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (4.26%) Unix
5 20 (3.55%) Windows Server
6 18 (3.20%) CentOS
7 15 (2.66%) Ubuntu
8 11 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (1.78%) Windows 10
9 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.60%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.42%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.24%) Mac OS
13 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.89%) Solaris
15 3 (0.53%) Android
15 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.53%) MVS
16 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (35.88%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (12.43%) Scrum
3 55 (9.77%) Project Management
4 50 (8.88%) DevOps
5 47 (8.35%) ITIL
5 47 (8.35%) Test Automation
6 40 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (5.68%) BDD
7 32 (5.68%) Migration
7 32 (5.68%) TDD
8 30 (5.33%) Configuration Management
8 30 (5.33%) Kanban
8 30 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 29 (5.15%) Mentoring
10 28 (4.97%) Service Delivery
11 26 (4.62%) Business Analysis
11 26 (4.62%) PRINCE2
12 24 (4.26%) Data Modelling
13 23 (4.09%) Build Automation
13 23 (4.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.85%) Java
2 64 (11.37%) SQL
3 51 (9.06%) JavaScript
4 49 (8.70%) Python
5 28 (4.97%) Bash Shell
5 28 (4.97%) Ruby
6 14 (2.49%) C#
7 12 (2.13%) PL/SQL
8 9 (1.60%) C
9 7 (1.24%) PowerShell
10 6 (1.07%) Go
10 6 (1.07%) Scala
10 6 (1.07%) VBA
11 5 (0.89%) Perl
11 5 (0.89%) VB
12 4 (0.71%) Delphi
13 3 (0.53%) C++
13 3 (0.53%) ES6
13 3 (0.53%) PHP
13 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 172 (30.55%) BPSS Clearance
2 157 (27.89%) Security Cleared
3 47 (8.35%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.97%) Degree
5 18 (3.20%) BC Cleared
6 16 (2.84%) ISTQB
7 10 (1.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
9 8 (1.42%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (1.42%) ISEB
10 7 (1.24%) DBS Check
10 7 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.89%) APMP
11 5 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (0.53%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.53%) MCITP
13 3 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.15%) QA
2 12 (2.13%) SLA
3 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.07%) PMO
5 5 (0.89%) HL7
5 5 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.71%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.53%) COBIT
8 2 (0.36%) GDPR
8 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.18%) NEBOSH
9 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (7.10%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.86%) Docker
3 29 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (2.13%) VMware NSX
5 8 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.42%) XenApp
6 7 (1.24%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.07%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.07%) XenServer
8 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (0.71%) vSphere
9 2 (0.36%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.18%) GPFS
10 1 (0.18%) Squid
10 1 (0.18%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (4.44%) Puppet
2 19 (3.37%) SCCM
3 14 (2.49%) Ansible
3 14 (2.49%) ZABBIX
4 12 (2.13%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (0.71%) FortiGate
7 4 (0.71%) Marathon
8 3 (0.53%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.53%) SELinux
9 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
9 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (0.36%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.36%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.36%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.36%) WSUS
9 2 (0.36%) Xymon
Vendors
1 73 (12.97%) Microsoft
2 51 (9.06%) VMware
3 46 (8.17%) Oracle
4 18 (3.20%) Cisco
5 17 (3.02%) Citrix
6 14 (2.49%) HP
6 14 (2.49%) IBM
7 10 (1.78%) Google
7 10 (1.78%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.42%) SAP
9 7 (1.24%) AppSense
10 6 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.07%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.89%) Adobe
11 5 (0.89%) Pega
12 4 (0.71%) Mitel
12 4 (0.71%) Talend
13 3 (0.53%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.53%) Black Duck
13 3 (0.53%) Fiorano