Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 809 773 814
Rank change year-on-year -36 +41 -43
Contract jobs citing SCADA 60 57 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.060% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 55
UK median daily rate £475 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -10.53%
10th Percentile £277 £283 £266
90th Percentile £635 £698 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £456 £425
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.35% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 11
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £31.25 £27.65 £35.75
90th Percentile £96.78 £35.33 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% +14.29%

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 33,624 30,912 35,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.38% 32.71% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,499 20,177 22,775
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 999 1,097 1,330
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.74% +17.50%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.79 £18.94 £20.00
% change year-on-year +15.05% -5.30% +18.69%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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
England -8 50 £475 +7.04% 60
UK excluding London +8 41 £475 +4.11% 64
London -43 12 £559 +28.01% 5
South East -10 10 £550 +10.00% 12
Scotland - 9 - - 4
North of England +40 7 £273 -28.52% 16
North West +17 7 £273 -16.15% 5
Midlands -9 6 £450 +53.19% 19
West Midlands +3 5 £450 +50.00% 10
East of England -13 5 £500 - 5
South West +15 4 - - 3
East Midlands -2 1 - - 9

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 17 (28.33%) Manufacturing
2 13 (21.67%) Migration
2 13 (21.67%) Windows
3 12 (20.00%) Validation
3 12 (20.00%) Firewall
4 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (13.33%) Network Security
5 8 (13.33%) Project Management
6 7 (11.67%) CISSP
6 7 (11.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (11.67%) GAMP
6 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (11.67%) Information Security
6 7 (11.67%) Degree
7 6 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 6 (10.00%) Profibus
7 6 (10.00%) Risk Management
8 5 (8.33%) CISM
8 5 (8.33%) SQL
8 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.33%) GMP
8 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 5 (8.33%) Finance
8 5 (8.33%) GIAC
8 5 (8.33%) 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:

Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (3.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Maximo
2 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Firewall
2 9 (15.00%) Ethernet
3 8 (13.33%) Network Security
4 6 (10.00%) Profibus
5 4 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 4 (6.67%) PABX
6 3 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (5.00%) VPN
7 2 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.67%) DSL
8 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.67%) RS-232
8 1 (1.67%) RS-485
8 1 (1.67%) SCCP
8 1 (1.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) LSMW
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (28.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (11.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.33%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Front Office
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (16.67%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Consultant
3 6 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) SCADA Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 4 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Information Assurance Practitioner
6 3 (5.00%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (5.00%) PLC Programmer
6 3 (5.00%) Programmer
6 3 (5.00%) SAP Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) SAP Data Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Technology Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Testing Consultant
7 2 (3.33%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.67%) Spring
2 1 (1.67%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Industrial Internet of Things
1 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) CCTV
2 4 (6.67%) LIMS
3 3 (5.00%) CESG
3 3 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.33%) Cyberattack
4 2 (3.33%) FMCG
4 2 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (21.67%) Windows
2 9 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.00%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
5 2 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Migration
2 12 (20.00%) Validation
3 9 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (13.33%) Project Management
5 7 (11.67%) Information Security
6 6 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 6 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (8.33%) ArchiMate
7 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.67%) Information Assurance
8 4 (6.67%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) Matrix Management
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.67%) Quality Management
8 4 (6.67%) SIEM
9 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) C
2 1 (1.67%) C#
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) CISSP
1 7 (11.67%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) CISM
2 5 (8.33%) GIAC
3 4 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (6.67%) PMP
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.00%) CEH
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.33%) CCIE
5 2 (3.33%) CCIE Security
5 2 (3.33%) CCNA
5 2 (3.33%) CCNP
5 2 (3.33%) CISA
5 2 (3.33%) GCIA
5 2 (3.33%) GSEC
6 1 (1.67%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (11.67%) GAMP
2 5 (8.33%) GMP
3 4 (6.67%) GxP
4 3 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (5.00%) JSP 440
4 3 (5.00%) RMADS
5 2 (3.33%) COBIT
5 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (1.67%) GDPR
6 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 1 (1.67%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (3.33%) Snort
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (3.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (8.33%) Wonderware
2 4 (6.67%) SAP
3 3 (5.00%) Siemens
4 2 (3.33%) ArcSight
4 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (3.33%) HP
4 2 (3.33%) Lancope
4 2 (3.33%) McAfee
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Qualys
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.67%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.67%) Sun