Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 831 809 837
Rank change year-on-year -22 +28 -33
Contract jobs citing SCADA 64 80 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.078% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 26
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.23% -6.58%
10th Percentile £313 £268 £266
90th Percentile £651 £619 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -42.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% +15.08% -14.86%
10th Percentile £29.23 £24.75 £29.75
90th Percentile £67.50 £45.50 £33.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year +37.93% +15.08% -14.86%

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 35,460 35,225 35,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.08% 34.44% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,381 23,306 23,202
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,082 1,069 1,227
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £20.21 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.91% +1.05% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.25 £11.66
90th Percentile £50.70 £48.05 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +7.89%

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 20 November 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 20 November 2018.

Contractor 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 20 November 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 -35 57 £500 +17.65% 83
England -19 53 £500 +17.65% 78
Midlands +8 21 £500 +17.65% 18
West Midlands -10 18 £500 +17.65% 16
North of England -25 12 £325 +21.50% 25
Scotland -15 9 - - 3
South East -19 9 £575 +9.52% 11
North West -12 8 - - 10
London -5 5 £638 +24.39% 5
Yorkshire -12 4 £325 - 13
East of England 0 3 £380 -24.00% 9
South West -31 2 £320 -24.71% 10
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 22 (34.38%) Cybersecurity
2 21 (32.81%) Linux
3 20 (31.25%) Degree
4 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.56%) Penetration Testing
4 17 (26.56%) Security Architecture
5 16 (25.00%) Manufacturing
6 15 (23.44%) Social Engineering
7 14 (21.88%) Mathematics
7 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
7 14 (21.88%) Python
7 14 (21.88%) C#
8 13 (20.31%) Java
8 13 (20.31%) SNMP
8 13 (20.31%) Ruby
8 13 (20.31%) Nessus
8 13 (20.31%) Patch Management
8 13 (20.31%) Software Delivery
8 13 (20.31%) OSINT
8 13 (20.31%) Burp Suite
8 13 (20.31%) Kali Linux
8 13 (20.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 13 (20.31%) Threat Intelligence
8 13 (20.31%) Open Source
8 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
8 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
8 13 (20.31%) OSCE
8 13 (20.31%) OpenStack
8 13 (20.31%) Nmap
8 13 (20.31%) Lua

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 13 (20.31%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.56%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) WinCC
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.31%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (20.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.31%) SNMP
2 12 (18.75%) 802.11
2 12 (18.75%) HTTP
2 12 (18.75%) VPN
3 11 (17.19%) Wireless
4 10 (15.63%) VoIP
5 7 (10.94%) Firewall
6 5 (7.81%) Ethernet
6 5 (7.81%) SAN
7 4 (6.25%) LAN
7 4 (6.25%) Profibus
7 4 (6.25%) SMTP
8 3 (4.69%) WAN
8 3 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.13%) FTP
9 2 (3.13%) Modbus
9 2 (3.13%) Network Security
9 2 (3.13%) Telnet
10 1 (1.56%) 4G
10 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.31%) Burp Suite
1 13 (20.31%) Metasploit
2 5 (7.81%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.56%) Subversion
4 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.56%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (7.81%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (4.69%) Automotive
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (18.75%) Penetration Tester
1 12 (18.75%) Tester
2 10 (15.63%) Consultant
2 10 (15.63%) SCADA Engineer
2 10 (15.63%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Architect
4 7 (10.94%) Security Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Applications Support
8 2 (3.13%) Firewall Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.81%) XML
3 4 (6.25%) Middleware
4 3 (4.69%) .NET
5 2 (3.13%) Spring
6 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.56%) CSS
6 1 (1.56%) HTML
6 1 (1.56%) HTML5
6 1 (1.56%) JSON
6 1 (1.56%) REST
6 1 (1.56%) SOAP
6 1 (1.56%) WCF
6 1 (1.56%) Web Services
6 1 (1.56%) WPF
6 1 (1.56%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Computer Science
2 12 (18.75%) Cyberthreat
3 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
3 11 (17.19%) Wiki
4 6 (9.38%) Driving Licence
4 6 (9.38%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (6.25%) Cyberattack
6 3 (4.69%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.13%) CCTV
8 1 (1.56%) Industry 4.0
8 1 (1.56%) Life Science
8 1 (1.56%) LIMS
8 1 (1.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 13 (20.31%) Kali Linux
3 5 (7.81%) Windows
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.38%) Cybersecurity
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.56%) Penetration Testing
2 17 (26.56%) Security Architecture
3 15 (23.44%) Social Engineering
4 14 (21.88%) Mathematics
5 13 (20.31%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 13 (20.31%) Open Source
5 13 (20.31%) OSINT
5 13 (20.31%) Patch Management
5 13 (20.31%) Software Delivery
5 13 (20.31%) Threat Intelligence
5 13 (20.31%) Waterfall
6 12 (18.75%) Cyber Intelligence
6 12 (18.75%) Remediation Plan
7 10 (15.63%) Project Management
7 10 (15.63%) Security Operations
7 10 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (12.50%) Information Security
8 8 (12.50%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) C#
1 14 (21.88%) Python
2 13 (20.31%) Bash Shell
2 13 (20.31%) Java
2 13 (20.31%) Lua
2 13 (20.31%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.31%) Ruby
3 12 (18.75%) C
4 10 (15.63%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C++
5 2 (3.13%) VB
6 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) VB6
6 1 (1.56%) VBA
6 1 (1.56%) XAML
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Degree
2 13 (20.31%) OSCE
3 6 (9.38%) HNC
3 6 (9.38%) HND
4 5 (7.81%) CREST Certified
4 5 (7.81%) GPEN
4 5 (7.81%) OSCP
4 5 (7.81%) SANS
4 5 (7.81%) Tigerscheme
5 4 (6.25%) CISSP
5 4 (6.25%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (3.13%) CISM
6 2 (3.13%) ISSAP
6 2 (3.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.56%) CEH
7 1 (1.56%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.56%) IISP
7 1 (1.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (3.13%) GAMP
2 2 (3.13%) ISO 13485
2 2 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 1 (1.56%) GMP
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Nessus
1 13 (20.31%) Nmap
2 1 (1.56%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Oracle
2 7 (10.94%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.81%) SAP
4 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.25%) Palo Alto
4 4 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Allen-Bradley
5 1 (1.56%) ION Trading
5 1 (1.56%) Rockwell
5 1 (1.56%) Siemens
5 1 (1.56%) Sun
5 1 (1.56%) Wonderware