Period
to 22 October 2020

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 22 October 2020 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 408 653 654
Rank change year-on-year +245 +1 -243
Contract jobs citing Disclosure Scotland 123 162 249
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 3.63% 1.83% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 119 139
Median daily rate £450 £525 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +27.27% +3.13%
10th Percentile £155 £350 £124
90th Percentile £625 £663 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £513 £394
% change year-on-year -17.07% +30.08% +1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Median hourly rate £21.05 £25.12 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.20% -28.23% +54.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £25.12 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.20% -28.23% +54.70%

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 3,392 8,831 11,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.67% 10.41% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,986 5,495 7,162
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +2.62%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £250
90th Percentile £641 £633 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 403 402
Median hourly rate £25.33 £21.50 £21.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.81% -1.19% +8.80%
10th Percentile £10.78 £11.15 £11.12
90th Percentile £54.94 £56.25 £49.88
Median hourly rate £23.00 £24.37 £21.88
% change year-on-year -5.62% +11.38% +9.40%

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 22 October 2020.

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
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 22 October 2020. 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 +224 109 £425 -17.07% 2
Scotland +93 87 £385 -18.95% 1
England +235 32 £525 -4.55% 1
Work from Home -86 19 £225 -56.10%
London +194 12 £475 -13.64%
South East +178 11 £699 +62.06%
North of England +92 5 £650 +18.18%
North West +85 4 £550 -
South West +100 2 £485 -3.87%
Wales +31 2 £600 +4.35%
East of England +91 1 £550 +13.99%
Midlands +84 1 £450 -31.82% 1
West Midlands +69 1 £450 -31.82% 1
Yorkshire +60 1 £650 +18.18%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, 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 82 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 25 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 15 (12.20%) ITIL
5 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 14 (11.38%) DBS Check
7 13 (10.57%) Problem Management
8 12 (9.76%) Azure
8 12 (9.76%) Windows
9 11 (8.94%) Linux
9 11 (8.94%) Business Case
10 10 (8.13%) Office 365
10 10 (8.13%) Service Management
10 10 (8.13%) Project Management
10 10 (8.13%) Change Management
10 10 (8.13%) Finance
11 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.32%) Java
11 9 (7.32%) Unix
11 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
11 9 (7.32%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (6.50%) Collaborative Working
12 8 (6.50%) Local Government
12 8 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (6.50%) HTML
12 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
12 8 (6.50%) Programme Management
13 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
13 7 (5.69%) JavaScript

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 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.81%) RoboHelp
2 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.76%) Azure
2 10 (8.13%) Office 365
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.25%) AWS
3 4 (3.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (3.25%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.25%) Serverless
4 3 (2.44%) OpenShift
4 3 (2.44%) PaaS
4 3 (2.44%) Power Platform
4 3 (2.44%) SaaS
5 2 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 1 (0.81%) AWS CodeBuild
6 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (0.81%) GitHub
6 1 (0.81%) IaaS
6 1 (0.81%) Logic Apps
6 1 (0.81%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.25%) WAN
2 3 (2.44%) HTTP
2 3 (2.44%) VoIP
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
3 2 (1.63%) Intranet
3 2 (1.63%) LAN
3 2 (1.63%) Network Security
3 2 (1.63%) Skype
3 2 (1.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.81%) Broadband
4 1 (0.81%) DMZ
4 1 (0.81%) DNS
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) OSPF
4 1 (0.81%) SNMP
4 1 (0.81%) TACACS
4 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
1 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.63%) InfluxDB
2 2 (1.63%) Power BI
2 2 (1.63%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.63%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) QGIS
3 1 (0.81%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.63%) GitLab
2 2 (1.63%) Grunt
2 2 (1.63%) gulp
2 2 (1.63%) Jasmine
2 2 (1.63%) Mocha
2 2 (1.63%) MSI
2 2 (1.63%) Subversion
3 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.81%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.81%) Cypress.io
3 1 (0.81%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.81%) JIRA
3 1 (0.81%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 82 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 10 (8.13%) Finance
3 8 (6.50%) Local Government
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Police
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (16.26%) Analyst
2 10 (8.13%) Desktop Support
3 9 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
3 9 (7.32%) Developer
4 7 (5.69%) Architect
4 7 (5.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 7 (5.69%) Support Analyst
5 6 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 5 (4.07%) Product Owner
7 4 (3.25%) Consultant
7 4 (3.25%) Head of Architecture
7 4 (3.25%) Programme Manager
7 4 (3.25%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.44%) Database Analyst
8 3 (2.44%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (2.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (2.44%) Functional Analyst
8 3 (2.44%) Java Developer
8 3 (2.44%) Project Support Officer
8 3 (2.44%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) HTML
2 5 (4.07%) CSS
3 4 (3.25%) EDI
3 4 (3.25%) JAX-RS
3 4 (3.25%) REST
4 3 (2.44%) Node.js
5 2 (1.63%) Mustache
5 2 (1.63%) SAP Fiori
5 2 (1.63%) XML
6 1 (0.81%) .NET
6 1 (0.81%) J2EE
6 1 (0.81%) Java EE
6 1 (0.81%) JSON
6 1 (0.81%) Nunjucks
6 1 (0.81%) OAuth
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.81%) SOAP
6 1 (0.81%) Spring
6 1 (0.81%) Struts
6 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.25%) User Experience
3 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.63%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.81%) CCTV
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
5 1 (0.81%) CMDB
5 1 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) Social Media
5 1 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 11 (8.94%) Linux
3 9 (7.32%) Unix
4 7 (5.69%) Windows 10
5 5 (4.07%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.44%) Solaris
7 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (12.20%) ITIL
3 13 (10.57%) Problem Management
4 11 (8.94%) Business Case
5 10 (8.13%) Change Management
5 10 (8.13%) Project Management
5 10 (8.13%) Service Management
6 9 (7.32%) Proactive Monitoring
6 9 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.50%) Collaborative Working
7 8 (6.50%) Programme Management
8 7 (5.69%) DevOps
8 7 (5.69%) Migration
8 7 (5.69%) PRINCE2
8 7 (5.69%) Project Delivery
8 7 (5.69%) Test Automation
9 6 (4.88%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (4.88%) Decision-Making
10 5 (4.07%) Coaching
10 5 (4.07%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.32%) Java
2 7 (5.69%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.25%) C
3 4 (3.25%) Python
4 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.63%) C#
4 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.63%) SQL
4 2 (1.63%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.81%) Groovy
5 1 (0.81%) Java 8
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) R
5 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (13.82%) BPSS Clearance
3 14 (11.38%) DBS Check
4 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (5.69%) Degree
7 5 (4.07%) HND
8 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) MCP
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) PMO
1 5 (4.07%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) WCAG
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.81%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) GDPR
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) Samba
3 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.44%) Ansible
1 3 (2.44%) Grafana
2 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.63%) SCCM
2 2 (1.63%) Terraform
2 2 (1.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.81%) Avamar
3 1 (0.81%) Consul
3 1 (0.81%) Kibana
3 1 (0.81%) Nagios
3 1 (0.81%) StackStorm
Vendors
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.25%) Dell
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco
3 2 (1.63%) Concur
3 2 (1.63%) F5
3 2 (1.63%) MobileIron
3 2 (1.63%) NetApp
3 2 (1.63%) Palo Alto
3 2 (1.63%) SAP
4 1 (0.81%) Citrix
4 1 (0.81%) Curam
4 1 (0.81%) Databricks
4 1 (0.81%) ESRI
4 1 (0.81%) HP
4 1 (0.81%) IBM
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy
4 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
4 1 (0.81%) Twitter
4 1 (0.81%) VMware