The first table below looks at the demand for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 60 49 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 25 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.95% 1.46% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.66% 14.85% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 4
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £360 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £402 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.87% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £32.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.32% -14.00%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
134 101 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.48% 9.81% 7.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 48 30
Average daily rate £375 £385 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +23.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Cleared across the Edinburgh region.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared across the Edinburgh region.

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 35 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) MS Office
4 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (14.00%) Citrix
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Vista
6 7 (14.00%) Software Deployment
7 5 (10.00%) JBoss
7 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.00%) C#
8 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
8 4 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (6.00%) Lumension
9 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.00%) VMware
9 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (6.00%) AppSense
9 3 (6.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) SCCM
9 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (6.00%) CA
9 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (6.00%) SLA
9 3 (6.00%) SOA

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Office
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Movex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (2.00%) LAN
2 1 (2.00%) VPN
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.00%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
1 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Support Engineer
2 16 (32.00%) Desktop Support
3 15 (30.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (28.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Developer
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) IT Support
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Change Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Business Change Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) JAAS
2 2 (4.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (4.00%) Spring
2 2 (4.00%) Java EE
3 1 (2.00%) WCF
3 1 (2.00%) Drools
3 1 (2.00%) jBPM
3 1 (2.00%) XSLT
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) CESG
2 2 (4.00%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (4.00%) RMADS
3 1 (2.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Vista
4 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.00%) Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Software Deployment
2 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (6.00%) SOA
3 3 (6.00%) Scrum
3 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (4.00%) Migration
4 2 (4.00%) BPMN
4 2 (4.00%) Information Assurance
4 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (4.00%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.00%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) C#
2 2 (4.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) VBA
2 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 35 (70.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Citrix
3 5 (10.00%) JBoss
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) CA
4 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.00%) VMware
4 3 (6.00%) AppSense
4 3 (6.00%) Lumension
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) EMC