Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 797 819
Rank change year-on-year -41 +22 +28
Contract jobs citing SCADA 49 69 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.070% 0.069%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.21% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 32 34
UK median daily rate £518 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.76% -5.56% -18.18%
10th Percentile £338 £267 £264
90th Percentile £701 £633 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -2.78% +4.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -2.78% +4.35%

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 34,532 33,515 36,957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 34.21% 34.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,553 21,931 24,158
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,062 1,034 1,256
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.36
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.35 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year - -3.75% +18.74%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -23 40 £475 +11.76% 77
England -28 37 £518 +21.76% 76
South East -9 13 £675 +17.39% 10
Scotland +1 10 - - 4
North of England -22 9 £475 +77.57% 13
North West -9 6 - - 4
London -22 6 £638 +27.50% 7
Midlands -25 4 £335 -21.18% 26
West Midlands -37 4 £335 -21.18% 22
East of England -3 2 £360 -28.00% 8
Yorkshire -14 2 £475 - 9
South West -22 2 - - 13
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 15 (30.61%) Manufacturing
2 13 (26.53%) Information Security
3 11 (22.45%) Project Management
3 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (20.41%) Windows
5 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
6 8 (16.33%) QMS
6 8 (16.33%) Decision-Making
7 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 7 (14.29%) Degree
7 7 (14.29%) Firewall
7 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
7 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
8 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
8 6 (12.24%) HNC
8 6 (12.24%) HND
8 6 (12.24%) SQL
8 6 (12.24%) Validation
8 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (12.24%) Driving Licence
9 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Migration
9 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
9 5 (10.20%) CISSP
9 5 (10.20%) Oracle
9 5 (10.20%) SAP
9 5 (10.20%) XML
9 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse

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 1 (2.04%) ArchestrA
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) Kinematics
1 1 (2.04%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) Ethernet
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
3 4 (8.16%) Profibus
3 4 (8.16%) SMTP
4 2 (4.08%) FTP
4 2 (4.08%) LAN
4 2 (4.08%) Modbus
4 2 (4.08%) SCCP
4 2 (4.08%) Telnet
5 1 (2.04%) Broadband
5 1 (2.04%) SNMP
5 1 (2.04%) VLAN
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (30.61%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.20%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (8.16%) Finance
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Consultant
3 6 (12.24%) Architect
3 6 (12.24%) SCADA Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.20%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Security Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) Control Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Commissioning Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) XML
2 4 (8.16%) Middleware
3 1 (2.04%) Spring
3 1 (2.04%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Driving Licence
1 6 (12.24%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) CCTV
3 2 (4.08%) Robotics
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.04%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) Industry 4.0
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.41%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.04%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Information Security
2 11 (22.45%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (22.45%) Project Management
3 8 (16.33%) Decision-Making
3 8 (16.33%) QMS
4 7 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 5 (10.20%) Migration
6 5 (10.20%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Security Architecture
7 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.12%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (6.12%) Matrix Management
8 3 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.12%) Prototyping
8 3 (6.12%) Remediation Plan
8 3 (6.12%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (6.12%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 6 (12.24%) HNC
2 6 (12.24%) HND
3 5 (10.20%) CISSP
4 4 (8.16%) CISM
5 3 (6.12%) CESG Certified Professional
5 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (4.08%) CCSP
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.08%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (2.04%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) CEH
7 1 (2.04%) IISP
7 1 (2.04%) ISEB
7 1 (2.04%) ISSAP
7 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (10.20%) GAMP
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (4.08%) ISO 13485
4 1 (2.04%) IEC 61131
4 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.12%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) SAP
3 4 (8.16%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.16%) Palo Alto
3 4 (8.16%) VMware
4 2 (4.08%) Rockwell
4 2 (4.08%) Siemens
5 1 (2.04%) 3Com
5 1 (2.04%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco
5 1 (2.04%) HP
5 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.04%) Wonderware