Period
to 31 March 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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 100 126
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26 -63
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 29 25 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.64% 1.01% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.61% 9.80% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 9
Median daily rate £306 £480 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.20% +23.87% -18.42%
10th Percentile £242 £338 £194
90th Percentile £422 £600 £525
Scotland median daily rate £450 £443 £285
% change year-on-year +1.69% +55.26% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £26.25 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.34% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £35.44 £51.75
% change year-on-year -43.57% -31.51% +9.57%

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 230 255 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.02% 10.27% 9.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 129 175
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £224 £313 £263
90th Percentile £538 £600 £541
Scotland median daily rate £426 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +0.29% +17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -10.53% -8.65%
10th Percentile £17.50 £27.30 £46.25
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.50 £26.69 £28.00
% change year-on-year -11.96% -4.67% -26.32%

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 31 March 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 31 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SC Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 29 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
3 6 (20.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 6 (20.69%) Java
4 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (13.79%) Public Sector
5 4 (13.79%) Smoke Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) .NET
5 4 (13.79%) Windows
5 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
6 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (10.34%) Business Development
6 3 (10.34%) C++
6 3 (10.34%) UML
6 3 (10.34%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
6 3 (10.34%) OOD
6 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 3 (10.34%) Office 365
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.45%) OmniGraffle
1 1 (3.45%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Bugzilla
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.90%) Eclipse RCP
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
General
1 4 (13.79%) Manufacturing
1 4 (13.79%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Analyst
1 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
2 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tester
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Scrum Master
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) OAT Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Testing Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (3.45%) MMIC
2 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
2 6 (20.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.34%) Business Development
5 3 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.34%) OO
5 3 (10.34%) OOD
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
5 3 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Software Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
5 3 (10.34%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) C++
3 2 (6.90%) C#
3 2 (6.90%) MATLAB
4 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.45%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.45%) Computacenter
2 1 (3.45%) Keysight
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Snow
2 1 (3.45%) VMware