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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 69 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 11 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.24% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.48% 14.74% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £405 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £366 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -32.07%
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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
147 95 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.75% 8.44% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 48 31
Average daily rate £348 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £15.94 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.42% -8.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SCOM
3 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) SAN
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Replication
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
5 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) C
6 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.04%) IBM
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) SCCM
6 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL V2
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
7 2 (8.70%) NAS
7 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Earned Value Management
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Aerospace
2 2 (8.70%) Publishing
3 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Military
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) Operations Manager
1 4 (17.39%) Consultant
2 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 3 (13.04%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) CLAS Consultant
3 2 (8.70%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Head of IT
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) RMADS
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
2 2 (8.70%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
3 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL V2
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (8.70%) Information Assurance
4 2 (8.70%) Earned Value Management
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
4 2 (8.70%) Release Management
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow Management
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) People Management
4 2 (8.70%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.70%) Information Security
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
1 4 (17.39%) C
2 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Fujitsu
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat