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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 70 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.98% 1.16% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.17% 10.92% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £365 £374
% change year-on-year
-1.36% -2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -43.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -12.08%
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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
118 119 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.68% 10.64% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 33
Average daily rate £364 £385 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +28.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.77 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.71% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%

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 August 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 August 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 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) MS Office
3 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
4 7 (21.88%) Software Deployment
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Vista
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 3 (9.38%) SCCM
8 3 (9.38%) Lumension
8 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (9.38%) AppSense
8 3 (9.38%) SLA
8 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
8 3 (9.38%) CA
9 2 (6.25%) JBoss
9 2 (6.25%) Oracle
9 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.25%) CESG
9 2 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.25%) VMware
9 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.25%) RMADS
9 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
10 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
10 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
1 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Support Engineer
2 17 (53.13%) Desktop Support
3 16 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (46.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) IT Support
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Developer
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Programme Director
7 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) CLAS Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.13%) IT Support Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.25%) CESG
2 2 (6.25%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (6.25%) RMADS
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Vista
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Software Deployment
2 2 (6.25%) Information Assurance
2 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
2 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.13%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) SOA
3 1 (3.13%) Service Management
3 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.13%) ITSM
3 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) CA
3 3 (9.38%) AppSense
3 3 (9.38%) Lumension
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) JBoss
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) EMC
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.13%) F5