Period
to 21 September 2020

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 21 September 2020 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
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 746 853
Rank change year-on-year +283 +107 -45
Contract jobs citing SCADA 32 75 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.085% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.27% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 38 16
Median daily rate £516 £550 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.14% +6.28% +21.76%
10th Percentile £423 £387 £350
90th Percentile £593 £676 £694
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £550 £475
% change year-on-year -17.94% +15.79% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 13
Median hourly rate £75.00 £15.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +383.87% -69.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £31.25 £15.25 £30.15
90th Percentile £80.00 £51.25 £67.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £75.00 £15.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year +383.87% -69.00% +42.86%

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 9,995 27,622 33,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.96% 31.40% 32.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,325 17,501 21,571
Median daily rate £478 £475 £473
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +0.53% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £420
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 1,029 1,042
Median hourly rate £34.00 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.55% +10.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £26.89 £20.63 £19.00
% change year-on-year +30.35% +8.55% -5.00%

SCADA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SCADA.

Daily rate trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SCADA over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SCADA.

Hourly rate trend for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SCADA over the 6 months to 21 September 2020.

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 21 September 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
England +290 26 £494 -10.23% 32
UK excluding London +238 20 £451 -17.94% 32
London +209 8 £516 -6.56% 1
North of England +122 7 £592 -8.92% 8
North West +78 6 £592 -8.92% 3
South East +198 4 £400 -33.33% 3
Midlands +87 4 £453 -13.78% 10
Scotland +80 4 - -
Work from Home -63 4 £525 - 5
East Midlands +64 2 £453 -17.70% 1
West Midlands +49 2 - - 9
East of England +91 1 £450 -27.57% 5
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 September 2020, 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 8 (25.00%) CISSP
1 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
3 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 6 (18.75%) CESG
3 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
3 6 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) JSP 440
3 6 (18.75%) RMADS
3 6 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (18.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 6 (18.75%) NCSC
4 4 (12.50%) Siemens
4 4 (12.50%) HTML
4 4 (12.50%) CSS
4 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 4 (12.50%) Analytics
4 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) HTML5
4 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (9.38%) Industry 4.0
5 3 (9.38%) Project Delivery
5 3 (9.38%) SIEM
5 3 (9.38%) C#
5 3 (9.38%) C++
5 3 (9.38%) Project Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) EPLAN
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Firewall
1 2 (6.25%) LAN
1 2 (6.25%) Profibus
1 2 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) GSM
2 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.13%) PABX
2 1 (3.13%) RS-232
2 1 (3.13%) RS-485
2 1 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (3.13%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.13%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) SCADA Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
3 3 (9.38%) Product Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Technician
5 1 (3.13%) Commissioning Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Control Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) GIS Manager
5 1 (3.13%) GIS Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Principal Security Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) SCADA Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) SCADA Software Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Software Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
1 4 (12.50%) CSS
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (18.75%) CESG
3 3 (9.38%) CCTV
3 3 (9.38%) Industry 4.0
4 2 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Optics
5 1 (3.13%) Life Science
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (18.75%) Information Assurance
2 6 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Risk Analysis
2 6 (18.75%) Risk Management
3 4 (12.50%) Analytics
3 4 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
3 4 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 3 (9.38%) Project Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.25%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C#
1 3 (9.38%) C++
2 2 (6.25%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) CISSP
2 6 (18.75%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CISM
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (18.75%) JSP 440
1 6 (18.75%) NCSC
1 6 (18.75%) RMADS
2 2 (6.25%) GMP
2 2 (6.25%) IEC 61508
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (3.13%) HAZOP
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Siemens
2 2 (6.25%) Rockwell
3 1 (3.13%) Capita
3 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
3 1 (3.13%) IBM
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Wonderware