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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 72 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 15 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 1.32% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 15.53% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £403 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.16 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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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
147 103 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.11% 8.49% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 52 43
Average daily rate £350 £380 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £133 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.77 £25.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.15% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.94 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £36.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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%) Risk Management
4 5 (22.73%) Replication
4 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (22.73%) SAN
5 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) CESG
5 4 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
5 4 (18.18%) Finance
5 4 (18.18%) RMADS
5 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
5 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (13.64%) SCCM
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) C
6 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
7 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 2 (9.09%) Windows
7 2 (9.09%) JBoss
7 2 (9.09%) MCSE
7 2 (9.09%) CCNA

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Aerospace
2 2 (9.09%) Publishing
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 4 (18.18%) Operations Manager
2 4 (18.18%) CLAS Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Head of IT
5 1 (4.55%) Head of Operations
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Java EE
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Replication
2 4 (18.18%) CESG
2 4 (18.18%) CESG CLAS
2 4 (18.18%) RMADS
3 1 (4.55%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Risk Management
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (18.18%) Information Assurance
4 3 (13.64%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.64%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL V2
5 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity Management
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) People Management
5 2 (9.09%) Earned Value Management
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) C
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) MCTS
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCOM
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) VMware
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) IBM
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) F5
3 1 (4.55%) Fujitsu
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint