Period
to 12 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 12 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 73 103 134
Rank change year-on-year +30 +31 -40
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 8 16 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.67% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.11% 5.99% 4.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 7
Median daily rate £389 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.32% +4.76% +16.67%
10th Percentile £211 £350 £200
90th Percentile £456 £600 £603
Scotland median daily rate £425 £453 £290
% change year-on-year -6.18% +56.21% -25.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £26.00 £44.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +238.46% -72.48%
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £42.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -53.22% +216.67% -50.91%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 131 267 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.05% 11.18% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 137 157
Median daily rate £450 £457 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +12.15% +4.49%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £238
90th Percentile £575 £600 £563
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £363
% change year-on-year - +17.24% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £26.00 £44.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +238.46% -70.04%
10th Percentile £18.80 £22.28 £12.67
90th Percentile £33.20 £46.30 £27.30
Median hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +106.35% -52.99%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh.

Daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh.

Hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 12 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) .NET
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) C++
4 2 (25.00%) OOD
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) OO
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) OOP
5 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (12.50%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) WSUS
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
5 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) ACF2
5 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Skype

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CICS
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
1 1 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (12.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) OO
1 2 (25.00%) OOD
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Server Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Storage Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) Assembly Language
3 1 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) ACF2
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 1 (12.50%) RACF
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Snow
1 1 (12.50%) VMware