The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 78 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 6 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.28% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 11.94% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£185 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.42 £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+91.22% -36.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 134 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.08% 10.69% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 68 39
Average daily rate £325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £198 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £453 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Edinburgh region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Edinburgh region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SCOM
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 5 (25.00%) Replication
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) ITIL
5 4 (20.00%) SCCM
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.00%) C
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (10.00%) Workflow
7 2 (10.00%) Finance
7 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (10.00%) Information Security
7 2 (10.00%) Publishing

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.00%) Multicast
3 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Operations Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Developer
3 2 (10.00%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Operations
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) CESG
2 2 (10.00%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (10.00%) RMADS
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) AIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Business Continuity
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow Management
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 2 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) C
3 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (10.00%) MCTS
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) SCOM
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (5.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee