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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 76 57 54
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 1.62% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 16.53% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Average daily rate
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£213 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+71.42% -33.33%
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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
140 121 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.17% 9.82% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 61 30
Average daily rate £350 £325 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £19.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) SCOM
3 6 (27.27%) Project Management
4 5 (22.73%) SAN
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Replication
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
5 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 4 (18.18%) C
5 4 (18.18%) SQL
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.64%) SCCM
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) QA
7 2 (9.09%) Release Management
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu
7 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
7 2 (9.09%) NAS
7 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 7

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Multicast
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 2 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Consultant
1 4 (18.18%) Operations Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Developer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (9.09%) CLAS Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Operations
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) CESG
2 2 (9.09%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (9.09%) RMADS
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 4 (18.18%) Business Continuity
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow Management
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Assurance
4 2 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V2
4 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.09%) MCTS
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) CCIE
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (9.09%) Fujitsu
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) Oracle