Period
to 17 August 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term SCADA in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCADA over the 6 months to 17 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA)
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 770 856 800
Rank change year-on-year +86 -56 +32
Contract jobs citing SCADA 74 50 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.049% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 15 31
UK median daily rate £550 £515 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +21.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £383 £337 £264
90th Percentile £678 £698 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +28.65% +0.59% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 9
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £52.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.48% +90.91% -23.61%
10th Percentile £15.25 £38.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £51.25 £67.50 £39.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £52.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -70.48% +90.91% -23.61%

SCADA is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,424 33,489 31,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.29% 32.50% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,943 21,530 20,436
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,056 1,042 997
UK median hourly rate £21.46 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.71 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.30% +5.26% -5.00%

SCADA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SCADA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCADA.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCADA over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCADA.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCADA over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCADA within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2019. 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
England +79 69 £550 +6.28% 64
UK excluding London +53 59 £550 +28.65% 63
Midlands +52 25 £525 +56.72% 15
West Midlands +38 22 £525 +56.72% 8
North of England +33 14 £650 - 14
London +60 12 £668 +15.33% 4
North West +15 11 £650 - 1
South East +21 9 £550 -18.52% 15
East of England +24 6 £600 +66.67% 10
Scotland +30 4 - - 3
Yorkshire +18 3 - - 10
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 7
South West -21 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SCADA 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 SCADA.

1 25 (33.78%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (24.32%) Security Architecture
3 16 (21.62%) Information Security
4 15 (20.27%) ITIL
5 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
6 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (16.22%) Firewall
7 12 (16.22%) Manufacturing
7 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
8 10 (13.51%) Network Security
8 10 (13.51%) Data Protection
8 10 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.51%) Web Services
8 10 (13.51%) Data Acquisition
9 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 9 (12.16%) GDPR
9 9 (12.16%) CASB
9 9 (12.16%) XML
9 9 (12.16%) Degree
9 9 (12.16%) COBIT
9 9 (12.16%) Office 365
10 8 (10.81%) Profibus
10 8 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
10 8 (10.81%) SQL
10 8 (10.81%) VMware
11 7 (9.46%) CISM
11 7 (9.46%) Management Information System

SCADA
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 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.05%) WinCC
2 1 (1.35%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Primavera
1 1 (1.35%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (12.16%) Office 365
3 2 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) Firewall
2 10 (13.51%) Network Security
3 8 (10.81%) Profibus
4 7 (9.46%) LAN
5 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
5 5 (6.76%) SMTP
6 4 (5.41%) HTTP
6 4 (5.41%) Modbus
6 4 (5.41%) VLAN
6 4 (5.41%) VoIP
6 4 (5.41%) VPN
6 4 (5.41%) WAN
7 3 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.05%) Internet
7 3 (4.05%) SCCP
7 3 (4.05%) Wireless
8 2 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (2.70%) FTP
8 2 (2.70%) SSH
9 1 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) Big Data
1 3 (4.05%) Data Lake
1 3 (4.05%) Hadoop
1 3 (4.05%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) GIS
3 1 (1.35%) MySQL
3 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) LSMW
2 1 (1.35%) Burp Suite
2 1 (1.35%) Metasploit
General
1 12 (16.22%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (4.05%) Publishing
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (39.19%) Architect
2 13 (17.57%) Security Architect
3 12 (16.22%) Consultant
4 9 (12.16%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 8 (10.81%) Security Consultant
5 8 (10.81%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (9.46%) Analyst
6 7 (9.46%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (8.11%) Lead Architect
7 6 (8.11%) PLC Engineer
7 6 (8.11%) SCADA Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) SCADA Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Engineering Manager
8 4 (5.41%) PLC SCADA Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Big Data Architect
9 3 (4.05%) Data Architect
9 3 (4.05%) IT Support Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) Web Services
2 9 (12.16%) XML
3 5 (6.76%) Middleware
4 4 (5.41%) JSON
4 4 (5.41%) Node.js
5 3 (4.05%) JSP
5 3 (4.05%) Servlets
6 2 (2.70%) .NET
7 1 (1.35%) Ajax
7 1 (1.35%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.35%) CSS
7 1 (1.35%) CSS3
7 1 (1.35%) HTML
7 1 (1.35%) HTML5
7 1 (1.35%) React
7 1 (1.35%) REST
7 1 (1.35%) SOAP
7 1 (1.35%) Spring
7 1 (1.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.46%) Driving Licence
1 7 (9.46%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Cyberattack
3 3 (4.05%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 3 (4.05%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (4.05%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.70%) FMCG
4 2 (2.70%) LIMS
4 2 (2.70%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.70%) Smart Energy
5 1 (1.35%) CCTV
5 1 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.41%) Windows
2 3 (4.05%) Linux
2 3 (4.05%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.70%) VMS
4 1 (1.35%) Kali Linux
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.78%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (24.32%) Security Architecture
3 16 (21.62%) Information Security
4 15 (20.27%) ITIL
5 13 (17.57%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (13.51%) Data Acquisition
6 10 (13.51%) Data Protection
6 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (9.46%) Use Case
7 7 (9.46%) Validation
8 6 (8.11%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (8.11%) Software Engineering
9 5 (6.76%) Migration
10 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
10 4 (5.41%) Line Management
10 4 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.41%) Project Management
10 4 (5.41%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (5.41%) Workflow
11 3 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) Python
3 5 (6.76%) Java
4 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.41%) VB
5 3 (4.05%) C#
6 2 (2.70%) C
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) Lua
7 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.35%) Ruby
7 1 (1.35%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.35%) VC++
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.46%) CISM
2 7 (9.46%) CISSP
3 3 (4.05%) (ISC)2 CCSP
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) CCSP
3 3 (4.05%) CEH
4 2 (2.70%) CCNP
4 2 (2.70%) GIAC
4 2 (2.70%) HND
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CCIE
5 1 (1.35%) CISA
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.35%) OSCE
5 1 (1.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (12.16%) COBIT
2 9 (12.16%) GDPR
2 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 8 (10.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.70%) GAMP
5 1 (1.35%) AQAP
5 1 (1.35%) NCSC
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (6.76%) ISA Server
2 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.05%) Firmware
3 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (4.05%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.70%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) CASB
2 3 (4.05%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 2 (2.70%) Stealthwatch
4 1 (1.35%) Nessus
4 1 (1.35%) Nmap
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.81%) VMware
3 7 (9.46%) SAP
4 6 (8.11%) CheckPoint
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
5 5 (6.76%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.41%) Siemens
7 3 (4.05%) Avaya
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle
7 3 (4.05%) Rockwell
7 3 (4.05%) Wonderware
8 2 (2.70%) Google
9 1 (1.35%) Brocade
9 1 (1.35%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.35%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.35%) Meraki
9 1 (1.35%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.35%) SonicWALL