Let the cash cow start her milking...
The Contractor market is Scotland is going to blossom. In addition to the identified requirement for skilled IT staff, in 2014 there is the possibility Scotland may vote for Independence, and will then spend 10-20 years setting up all the necessary national services - Revenue Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions, DVLA, Passports, TVLicensing, Regulatory bodies, etc, etc, etc. Pretty much everything the UK has as a shared service will need to be provided as a separate IT service. (initially they will buy the service from the UK, but they will over time migrate everything. Trust me, they will, everybody loves a migration)
Those of us IT Contractors living in the area shall reap the boosted day rates required by Mr Salmond et al, ready to retire in 10 years to a sunnier tax friendly climate.