Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 103 114
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 -17
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 16 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 1.11% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.08% 7.97% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £456 £525 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.10% +25.75% -4.57%
10th Percentile £166 £266 £365
90th Percentile £536 £743 £475
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.81% +77.78%
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £40.75 £46.25
% change year-on-year -57.06% -11.89% +172.06%

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 315 301 362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.83% 13.96% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 130 185
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £212 £236 £243
90th Percentile £538 £578 £488
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +6.62% - -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +126.67% +18.90%
10th Percentile £10.73 £14.80 £12.60
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.00 £37.30
Scotland median hourly rate £28.00 £38.50 £27.44
% change year-on-year -27.27% +40.31% +50.36%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) ITIL
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Ansible
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) vSphere
6 3 (18.75%) Puppet
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (18.75%) Ruby
6 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Coaching
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix

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 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
3 1 (6.25%) DB2 Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) DB2 DBA
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Advisor
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) DevOps
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (18.75%) Coaching
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Facilities Management
6 1 (6.25%) Information Security
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Service Management
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Ansible
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto