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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 84 73 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 3 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.21% 0.53% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.03% 5.07% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate £450 - £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+71.17% +39.55%
SC Cleared
Scotland

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
148 138 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.50% 10.52% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 67 54
Average daily rate £353 £385 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.31% +17.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £30.00 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.16% +88.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) COM+
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (20.00%) VB6
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (20.00%) SFIA
5 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (10.00%) Java EE
5 1 (10.00%) Degree

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless
1 1 (10.00%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (10.00%) JProfiler
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Developer
1 3 (30.00%) Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Service Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Transition Manager
2 2 (20.00%) VB Developer
2 2 (20.00%) VB6 Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy Manager
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Service Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) COM+
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (10.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) SFIA
4 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Earned Value Management
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) VB
1 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
1 2 (20.00%) VB6
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco