Period
to 20 October 2017

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 20 October 2017 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
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 806 830 826
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 -47
Contract jobs citing SCADA 72 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.058% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 56
UK median daily rate £425 £437 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -9.30% +1.32%
10th Percentile £266 £250 £309
90th Percentile £613 £556 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £650
% change year-on-year +21.43% -46.15% +44.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 12
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%
10th Percentile £24.75 £36.00 £31.33
90th Percentile £38.75 £36.00 £46.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 33353 35380 37024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.58% 33.29% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22051 23199 23416
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 1201 1453
UK median hourly rate £20.94 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.41% +12.33% -0.05%

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 2017.

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 20 October 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
England +54 65 £425 +0.47% 15
UK excluding London +68 57 £425 +21.43% 14
Midlands +44 14 £425 -5.56% 4
West Midlands +37 14 £425 -29.17% 1
North of England +62 12 £268 -15.08% 8
London +8 12 £455 -9.00% 2
South West +26 11 £425 -
North West +20 9 £268 -15.08% 5
South East +18 9 £500 +5.26%
East of England -17 5 £500 - 1
Scotland +14 4 - - 1
Yorkshire +30 3 - - 2
Wales - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 20 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SCADA 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 SCADA.

1 17 (23.61%) Manufacturing
2 11 (15.28%) Siemens
3 10 (13.89%) Migration
4 9 (12.50%) Firewall
4 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 8 (11.11%) C#
5 8 (11.11%) .NET
5 8 (11.11%) Windows
6 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.72%) Degree
7 6 (8.33%) WCF
7 6 (8.33%) WPF
7 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (8.33%) Automotive
7 6 (8.33%) GAMP
7 6 (8.33%) SQL
7 6 (8.33%) Project Management
7 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.94%) WinCC
8 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (6.94%) Network Security
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.94%) Rockwell
8 5 (6.94%) Change Management
8 5 (6.94%) HTML
8 5 (6.94%) UML
8 5 (6.94%) CSS
8 5 (6.94%) Wonderware

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 5 (6.94%) WinCC
2 4 (5.56%) ThingWorx
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.39%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 9 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) Network Security
3 4 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 4 (5.56%) PABX
3 4 (5.56%) Profibus
4 3 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.39%) Modbus
5 1 (1.39%) SNMP
5 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) VLAN
5 1 (1.39%) VoIP
5 1 (1.39%) VPN
5 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) Maven
General
1 17 (23.61%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.33%) Automotive
3 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.17%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Front Office
5 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.39%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (13.89%) Architect
1 10 (13.89%) SCADA Engineer
2 8 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (8.33%) Analyst
4 5 (6.94%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
4 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (6.94%) Systems Integration Engineer
5 4 (5.56%) Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Designer
6 3 (4.17%) PLC Programmer
6 3 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.17%) Programmer
6 3 (4.17%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) UX Designer
7 2 (2.78%) Control Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Technology Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 6 (8.33%) WCF
2 6 (8.33%) WPF
3 5 (6.94%) CSS
3 5 (6.94%) HTML
4 4 (5.56%) HTML5
5 2 (2.78%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (1.39%) GWT
6 1 (1.39%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) CCTV
2 4 (5.56%) Industrial Internet of Things
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.17%) User Experience
3 3 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.78%) FMCG
4 2 (2.78%) Renewable Energy
4 2 (2.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.11%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.39%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) Migration
2 7 (9.72%) Software Engineering
2 7 (9.72%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (8.33%) Project Management
4 5 (6.94%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) UML
4 5 (6.94%) Validation
5 4 (5.56%) ArchiMate
5 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.56%) Data Acquisition
5 4 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) ERP
5 4 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
5 4 (5.56%) Security Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
5 4 (5.56%) Workflow
6 3 (4.17%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) C#
2 6 (8.33%) SQL
3 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
3 4 (5.56%) VBA
4 3 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Degree
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.78%) CEH
3 2 (2.78%) CISSP
3 2 (2.78%) GIAC
3 2 (2.78%) HND
4 1 (1.39%) CISM
4 1 (1.39%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) GAMP
2 4 (5.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 2 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.39%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Siemens
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.94%) Rockwell
3 5 (6.94%) Wonderware
4 3 (4.17%) Allen-Bradley
5 2 (2.78%) ION Trading
6 1 (1.39%) Avaya
6 1 (1.39%) Sun