Period
to 17 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 679 815 811
Rank change year-on-year +136 -4 -14
Contract jobs citing SCADA 58 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.058% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 23
UK median daily rate £463 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £273
90th Percentile £739 £650 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -16.25% +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.78% -23.21% +31.25%
10th Percentile £41.25 £19.38 £31.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.15 £96.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.25 £42.00
% change year-on-year +31.78% -23.21% +31.25%

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 21,655 31,163 33,093
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.59% 31.91% 32.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,581 20,285 21,942
UK median daily rate £458 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.68% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £236 £275 £259
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 973 1,019 1,024
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £20.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.52% -5.81% +8.31%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.66
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.16 £20.00 £20.61
% change year-on-year +10.79% -2.96% +11.41%

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 February 2020.

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
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 17 February 2020. 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 +148 47 £413 -17.50% 78
UK excluding London +99 44 £419 -16.25% 82
North of England +73 18 £400 +23.08% 19
Midlands +51 15 £375 -25.00% 22
North West +46 15 £425 - 8
West Midlands +45 13 £375 -25.00% 15
London +124 6 £500 -1.23% 3
South West +22 4 £375 +17.19% 14
Yorkshire +48 3 £400 +23.08% 8
East of England +37 3 £575 -4.17% 6
Wales - 3 £713 -
East Midlands +39 2 £413 - 7
South East +76 1 £600 - 14

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 (29.31%) Cybersecurity
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 10 (17.24%) C#
3 10 (17.24%) .NET
3 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (15.52%) Collaborative Working
4 9 (15.52%) Python
5 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.79%) Internet
5 8 (13.79%) SQL
5 8 (13.79%) Java
5 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
5 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.07%) Ruby
6 7 (12.07%) Information Security
6 7 (12.07%) C++
6 7 (12.07%) C
6 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
6 7 (12.07%) Windows
6 7 (12.07%) OOD
6 7 (12.07%) OOP
6 7 (12.07%) OO
6 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
6 7 (12.07%) User Experience
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.34%) WinCC
7 6 (10.34%) Office 365
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 6 (10.34%) Project Delivery
7 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP

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 6 (10.34%) WinCC
2 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.45%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Azure
1 6 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Internet
2 6 (10.34%) Network Security
2 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.17%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.45%) IPv6
5 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.72%) HTTP
6 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (5.17%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) ProC
General
1 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Public Sector
2 4 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Architect
2 9 (15.52%) Developer
3 6 (10.34%) Programmer
3 6 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (8.62%) SCADA Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Software Programmer
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Telecoms Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Cybersecurity Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security Architect
6 3 (5.17%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Security Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
7 2 (3.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (3.45%) WPF
4 1 (1.72%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.72%) Ajax
4 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.72%) CSS
4 1 (1.72%) CSS3
4 1 (1.72%) HTML
4 1 (1.72%) HTML5
4 1 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 7 (12.07%) User Experience
3 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.17%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.45%) Digital Signage
5 2 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.72%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.07%) Windows
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) Linux
4 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Cybersecurity
2 9 (15.52%) Collaborative Working
3 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (12.07%) Information Security
4 7 (12.07%) OO
4 7 (12.07%) OOD
4 7 (12.07%) OOP
5 6 (10.34%) Computer Science
5 6 (10.34%) ITIL
5 6 (10.34%) Project Delivery
5 6 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 6 (10.34%) System Testing
6 5 (8.62%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Risk Management
6 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (6.90%) Commercial Awareness
7 4 (6.90%) Contract Negotiation
7 4 (6.90%) Emotional Intelligence
7 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) C#
2 9 (15.52%) Python
3 8 (13.79%) Java
3 8 (13.79%) SQL
4 7 (12.07%) C
4 7 (12.07%) C++
4 7 (12.07%) Ruby
5 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) CISSP
4 3 (5.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.17%) CISM
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.72%) CHECK Team Leader
6 1 (1.72%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) COBIT
1 3 (5.17%) GDPR
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 3 (5.17%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.72%) NIST 800
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.17%) CASB
1 3 (5.17%) MOM
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.72%) Mercator
5 1 (1.72%) Wonderware