Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 819 829 815
Rank change year-on-year +10 -14 -23
Contract jobs citing SCADA 59 60 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.060% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 26
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.04% -1.39%
10th Percentile £313 £271 £298
90th Percentile £650 £601 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +17.65% +4.94% -14.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £42.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.21% +28.24% -12.67%
10th Percentile £19.38 £31.00 £29.98
90th Percentile £47.15 £96.78 £35.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £42.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year -23.21% +28.24% -12.67%

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 32,898 33,554 31,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.07% 33.47% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,646 22,442 20,687
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 970 1,124
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -0.89%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCADA in the UK

SCADA
Top 14 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 16 January 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 -5 55 £500 +5.26% 47
UK excluding London -4 50 £500 +17.65% 38
Midlands +16 26 £500 +5.26% 12
West Midlands 0 22 £500 +5.26% 9
North of England +2 12 £325 +20.37% 9
London +10 7 £506 -3.57% 14
North West -4 7 - - 5
Yorkshire - 5 £325 - 4
East of England -3 4 £380 -24.00% 5
South East -10 4 £675 +28.57% 3
Scotland -6 2 - - 2
East Midlands +15 1 - - 3
South West -33 1 £320 -21.95% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 20 (33.90%) Degree
2 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 19 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
3 18 (30.51%) Security Architecture
4 17 (28.81%) C#
4 17 (28.81%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (27.12%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
5 16 (27.12%) Social Engineering
6 15 (25.42%) Mathematics
6 15 (25.42%) Python
6 15 (25.42%) SNMP
7 14 (23.73%) Java
7 14 (23.73%) C
7 14 (23.73%) Nessus
7 14 (23.73%) Nmap
7 14 (23.73%) Ruby
7 14 (23.73%) Lua
7 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
7 14 (23.73%) Metasploit
7 14 (23.73%) Open Source
7 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
7 14 (23.73%) Waterfall
7 14 (23.73%) Patch Management
7 14 (23.73%) Software Delivery
7 14 (23.73%) OSINT
7 14 (23.73%) OSCE
7 14 (23.73%) OpenStack

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 14 (23.73%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.39%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 16 (27.12%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (27.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) SNMP
2 13 (22.03%) 802.11
2 13 (22.03%) HTTP
2 13 (22.03%) VPN
3 12 (20.34%) VoIP
4 11 (18.64%) Wireless
5 5 (8.47%) Firewall
5 5 (8.47%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) SAN
6 3 (5.08%) Modbus
6 3 (5.08%) WAN
6 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.39%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.39%) FTP
7 2 (3.39%) Network Security
7 2 (3.39%) Telnet
8 1 (1.69%) 3G
8 1 (1.69%) Broadband
8 1 (1.69%) SMTP
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Burp Suite
1 14 (23.73%) Metasploit
2 5 (8.47%) JIRA
3 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.69%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (1.69%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.69%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (13.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.78%) Automotive
3 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Finance
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) Penetration Tester
1 13 (22.03%) Tester
2 9 (15.25%) SCADA Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Architect
4 6 (10.17%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Consultant
5 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Cybersecurity Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Firewall Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.39%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (3.39%) Product Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.39%) XML
5 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.69%) CSS
5 1 (1.69%) HTML
5 1 (1.69%) HTML5
5 1 (1.69%) JSON
5 1 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (1.69%) REST
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Spring
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.03%) Cyberthreat
2 12 (20.34%) Wiki
3 11 (18.64%) Mobile App
4 5 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.08%) CCTV
5 3 (5.08%) Cyberattack
5 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.69%) Industry 4.0
6 1 (1.69%) Life Science
6 1 (1.69%) LIMS
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Linux
2 14 (23.73%) Kali Linux
3 7 (11.86%) Windows
4 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) Cybersecurity
2 18 (30.51%) Security Architecture
3 17 (28.81%) Penetration Testing
4 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (27.12%) Computer Science
4 16 (27.12%) Social Engineering
5 15 (25.42%) Mathematics
6 14 (23.73%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 14 (23.73%) Open Source
6 14 (23.73%) OSINT
6 14 (23.73%) Patch Management
6 14 (23.73%) Software Delivery
6 14 (23.73%) Threat Intelligence
6 14 (23.73%) Waterfall
7 13 (22.03%) Cyber Intelligence
7 13 (22.03%) Remediation Plan
8 11 (18.64%) Security Operations
8 11 (18.64%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 6 (10.17%) Validation
10 5 (8.47%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) C#
2 15 (25.42%) Python
3 14 (23.73%) Bash Shell
3 14 (23.73%) C
3 14 (23.73%) Java
3 14 (23.73%) Lua
3 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
3 14 (23.73%) Ruby
4 7 (11.86%) SQL
5 4 (6.78%) C++
6 3 (5.08%) VB
7 2 (3.39%) VB6
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.69%) VBA
8 1 (1.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (33.90%) Degree
2 14 (23.73%) OSCE
3 5 (8.47%) CREST Certified
3 5 (8.47%) GPEN
3 5 (8.47%) OSCP
3 5 (8.47%) SANS
3 5 (8.47%) Tigerscheme
4 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.69%) CCNA
5 1 (1.69%) CCNP
5 1 (1.69%) CHECK Team Leader
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.69%) CISSP
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.69%) HND
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (1.69%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.56%) QA
2 2 (3.39%) COBIT
2 2 (3.39%) GDPR
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.69%) GAMP
3 1 (1.69%) GMP
3 1 (1.69%) IEC 61131
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) Nessus
1 14 (23.73%) Nmap
2 2 (3.39%) CASB
3 1 (1.69%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle
2 2 (3.39%) Rockwell
2 2 (3.39%) SAP
2 2 (3.39%) Siemens
3 1 (1.69%) Avaya
3 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco
3 1 (1.69%) ION Trading
3 1 (1.69%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.69%) Sun
3 1 (1.69%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Wonderware