Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 828 810
Rank change year-on-year +25 -18 -12
Contract jobs citing SCADA 71 54 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.16% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 61
UK median daily rate £445 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% -5.26% -4.04%
10th Percentile £265 £298 £306
90th Percentile £606 £565 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £550
% change year-on-year +4.69% -27.27% +15.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 16
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -14.86% +0.34%
10th Percentile £24.75 £29.75 £31.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £33.25 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% -14.86% +0.34%

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 34822 33843 36812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.70% 32.79% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23182 22120 23438
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 987 1201 1446
UK median hourly rate £21.30 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +2.56% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.74 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.52% +10.53% +8.57%

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 13 December 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 13 December 2017.

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 13 December 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 +11 60 £465 +4.79% 13
UK excluding London +39 53 £419 +4.69% 12
London -23 11 £513 +2.50%
North of England +51 10 £268 -28.67% 4
South West +14 10 £418 - 1
South East -10 10 £525 -6.67% 2
Midlands +19 8 £425 -5.56% 4
North West +13 8 £268 -28.67% 3
Scotland -6 8 - -
West Midlands +21 7 £425 -29.17%
East of England -19 5 £500 - 1
Yorkshire +26 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 £400 -
East Midlands -4 1 - - 4

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 18 (25.35%) Manufacturing
2 16 (22.54%) Migration
3 12 (16.90%) Windows
4 11 (15.49%) Siemens
4 11 (15.49%) Firewall
4 11 (15.49%) Validation
5 10 (14.08%) Project Management
5 10 (14.08%) GAMP
5 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
6 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
6 9 (12.68%) Wonderware
6 9 (12.68%) Degree
7 8 (11.27%) CISSP
7 8 (11.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
7 8 (11.27%) Network Security
8 7 (9.86%) Information Security
9 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.04%) SQL
10 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
10 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
10 5 (7.04%) CISM
10 5 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (7.04%) Data Migration
10 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (7.04%) Matrix Management
10 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
10 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity

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 4 (5.63%) WinCC
2 1 (1.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) AutoCAD
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Maximo
2 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Firewall
2 9 (12.68%) Ethernet
3 8 (11.27%) Network Security
4 5 (7.04%) Profibus
5 4 (5.63%) IP Telephony
5 4 (5.63%) PABX
6 3 (4.23%) Structured Cabling
7 2 (2.82%) SSL
8 1 (1.41%) Modbus
8 1 (1.41%) SCCP
8 1 (1.41%) SNMP
8 1 (1.41%) VLAN
8 1 (1.41%) VPN
8 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.23%) LSMW
2 2 (2.82%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.35%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.63%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.23%) Automotive
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 1 (1.41%) Front Office
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (14.08%) Consultant
2 9 (12.68%) Architect
2 9 (12.68%) Project Manager
2 9 (12.68%) SCADA Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Security Consultant
5 5 (7.04%) Analyst
5 5 (7.04%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Data Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Integration Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) PLC Programmer
7 3 (4.23%) Programmer
7 3 (4.23%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.63%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) WCF
2 1 (1.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Industrial Internet of Things
2 4 (5.63%) CCTV
2 4 (5.63%) FMCG
2 4 (5.63%) LIMS
2 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.82%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.90%) Windows
2 10 (14.08%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.63%) Windows XP
4 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 2 (2.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) Migration
2 11 (15.49%) Validation
3 10 (14.08%) Project Management
4 7 (9.86%) Information Security
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.04%) ArchiMate
6 5 (7.04%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.04%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Matrix Management
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.04%) Security Architecture
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (5.63%) Data Acquisition
7 4 (5.63%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (5.63%) ITIL
7 4 (5.63%) PRINCE
7 4 (5.63%) Quality Management
7 4 (5.63%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.04%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) Python
3 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (12.68%) Degree
2 8 (11.27%) CISSP
3 5 (7.04%) CISM
4 4 (5.63%) GIAC
4 4 (5.63%) PMP
5 3 (4.23%) CEH
5 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.82%) CCIE
6 2 (2.82%) CCIE Security
6 2 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (2.82%) CCNP
6 2 (2.82%) CISA
6 2 (2.82%) GCIA
6 2 (2.82%) GSEC
6 2 (2.82%) HND
7 1 (1.41%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (1.41%) IISP
7 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) GAMP
2 8 (11.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (5.63%) GMP
3 4 (5.63%) GxP
4 2 (2.82%) COBIT
4 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.41%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.63%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.82%) Snort
2 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (1.41%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) Siemens
2 9 (12.68%) Wonderware
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.04%) Rockwell
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Allen-Bradley
6 2 (2.82%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) Lancope
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.41%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.41%) Sun