Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 763 819
Rank change year-on-year -70 +56 -24
Contract jobs citing SCADA 48 70 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.077% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 39
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +21.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £250
90th Percentile £738 £700 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -0.59% +30.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 1
UK median hourly rate £65.00 £30.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +113.11% -15.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 £30.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +113.11% -15.28% -

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 33,575 30,980 35,873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.77% 34.11% 33.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,939 20,114 23,460
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +4.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £273 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.56% +5.26% +2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,045 1,092 1,188
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +15.44%
10th Percentile £11.77 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% -11.90% +18.73%

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 June 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 17 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Top 12 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 June 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 -45 38 £423 -0.59% 45
England -62 38 £495 +16.47% 55
North of England -18 15 - - 10
North West -12 13 - - 6
South East -18 10 £550 +10.00% 5
London -49 9 £515 +25.61% 13
Scotland - 8 - - 1
Midlands -31 3 £248 -41.76% 23
West Midlands -36 3 £248 -41.76% 11
North East - 2 - - 1
South West +7 1 - - 3
Wales - 1 £370 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 13 (27.08%) Information Security
1 13 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
2 12 (25.00%) Project Management
3 11 (22.92%) Manufacturing
4 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 9 (18.75%) Windows
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
6 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
6 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
7 6 (12.50%) CISM
7 6 (12.50%) Firewall
7 6 (12.50%) CISSP
7 6 (12.50%) Validation
8 5 (10.42%) Migration
8 5 (10.42%) QMS
8 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
8 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
8 5 (10.42%) HNC
8 5 (10.42%) HND
8 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
8 5 (10.42%) Driving Licence
8 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.33%) DevOps
9 4 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing

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 2 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) ArchestrA
2 1 (2.08%) Kinematics
2 1 (2.08%) WinCC
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) PaaS
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) Ethernet
2 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (4.17%) DSL
3 2 (4.17%) Network Security
3 2 (4.17%) Profibus
3 2 (4.17%) RS-232
3 2 (4.17%) RS-485
3 2 (4.17%) SCCP
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) MySQL
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.92%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Electronics
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Consultant
2 7 (14.58%) Security Consultant
3 6 (12.50%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) Information Security Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Information Assurance Practitioner
6 3 (6.25%) Risk Consultant
6 3 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Project Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) SCADA Consultant
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Control Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) WinForms
1 2 (4.17%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Driving Licence
1 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
1 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) CESG
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.08%) FMCG
3 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.08%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.08%) Robotics
3 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.75%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) VMS
4 1 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Cybersecurity
1 13 (27.08%) Information Security
2 12 (25.00%) Project Management
3 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
4 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 7 (14.58%) Decision-Making
6 6 (12.50%) Validation
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) QMS
7 5 (10.42%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.33%) DevOps
8 4 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (6.25%) Matrix Management
9 3 (6.25%) Prototyping
9 3 (6.25%) Remediation Plan
9 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) C
2 2 (4.17%) C#
2 2 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) CISM
3 6 (12.50%) CISSP
4 5 (10.42%) HNC
4 5 (10.42%) HND
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) Degree
7 2 (4.17%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 2 (4.17%) CCSP
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.17%) GIAC
7 2 (4.17%) IISP
8 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) CEH
8 1 (2.08%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 3 (6.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (6.25%) GAMP
2 3 (6.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (6.25%) JSP 440
2 3 (6.25%) RMADS
3 1 (2.08%) GDPR
3 1 (2.08%) GMP
3 1 (2.08%) IEC 61131
3 1 (2.08%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.25%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
1 2 (4.17%) McAfee
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.17%) Qualys
1 2 (4.17%) Rockwell
1 2 (4.17%) Wonderware
2 1 (2.08%) 3Com
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco
2 1 (2.08%) HP
2 1 (2.08%) IBM
2 1 (2.08%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle
2 1 (2.08%) SAP
2 1 (2.08%) Siemens
2 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
2 1 (2.08%) Sun