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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 81 71 55
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -16
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 1.42% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 14.17% 8.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £20.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+66.26% -3.48%
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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
136 127 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.37% 10.03% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 72 40
Average daily rate £325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £550 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £22.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £23.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -6.97%

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

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Workflow Management
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) Release Management
4 2 (18.18%) Time Management
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) SLA
5 1 (9.09%) MS Project
5 1 (9.09%) Finance
5 1 (9.09%) Migration

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
1 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (9.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) VB.NET Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) AIX
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow
2 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (27.27%) Workflow Management
2 3 (27.27%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) T-SQL
1 3 (27.27%) VB.NET
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (9.09%) CCIE
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (9.09%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu