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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 60 - 74
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 12 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.33% - 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.60% - 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.23 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year -13.79% +34.88%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 125 142 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.89% 9.40% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 72 68
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 40 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Information Security
4 10 (25.00%) Java
4 10 (25.00%) Information Assurance
4 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 9 (22.50%) Oracle
5 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
6 8 (20.00%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
7 7 (17.50%) CREST Certified
7 7 (17.50%) Cryptography
7 7 (17.50%) CEH
7 7 (17.50%) CISSP
8 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (15.00%) SOA
8 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
8 6 (15.00%) JBoss
8 6 (15.00%) GIAC
8 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 6 (15.00%) Maven
8 6 (15.00%) jBPM
8 6 (15.00%) Statistics
8 6 (15.00%) Java EE
8 6 (15.00%) JPA
8 6 (15.00%) Drools

SC Cleared
Top Related 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 6 (15.00%) JBoss
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (15.00%) Maven
2 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (7.50%) Selenium
4 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Electronics
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.50%) Marketing
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.00%) German Language
3 2 (5.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.50%) French Language
4 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Architect
2 9 (22.50%) Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) Security Architect
4 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Security Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Big Data Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Cloud Developer
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Security Advisor
7 2 (5.00%) CISSP Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Hadoop Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
2 6 (15.00%) Drools
2 6 (15.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (15.00%) Java EE
2 6 (15.00%) jBPM
2 6 (15.00%) JPA
3 5 (12.50%) HTML
3 5 (12.50%) JMS
3 5 (12.50%) SOAP
3 5 (12.50%) Web Services
3 5 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (12.50%) XSD
3 5 (12.50%) XSLT
4 4 (10.00%) REST
5 3 (7.50%) Apache Camel
5 3 (7.50%) HTML5
5 3 (7.50%) JSON
6 2 (5.00%) JSF
6 2 (5.00%) Spring
6 2 (5.00%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) CESG
2 2 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (5.00%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) SWIFT
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) Information Security
3 10 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 10 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
5 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 8 (20.00%) TDD
6 7 (17.50%) Cryptography
7 6 (15.00%) Coaching
7 6 (15.00%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (15.00%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (15.00%) SOA
7 6 (15.00%) Statistics
8 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.00%) MVC
9 4 (10.00%) TOGAF
10 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) PL/SQL
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) CEH
2 7 (17.50%) CISSP
2 7 (17.50%) CREST Certified
3 6 (15.00%) GIAC
3 6 (15.00%) SANS
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CISM
4 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) ISO27005
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.50%) Cloudera
3 3 (7.50%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) MapR