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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 89 85
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 13 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.09% 0.67% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 6.98% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 1
Median daily rate £514 £310 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +65.80% +96.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.60% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 136 129 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.41% 9.58% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 67 80
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 June 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 24 June 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 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Java
3 9 (36.00%) Oracle
4 6 (24.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
5 5 (20.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (16.00%) Maven
6 4 (16.00%) jBPM
6 4 (16.00%) Java EE
6 4 (16.00%) JPA
6 4 (16.00%) Drools
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) JBoss
6 4 (16.00%) SOA
6 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.00%) JMS
7 3 (12.00%) HTML
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) XML
7 3 (12.00%) XSD
7 3 (12.00%) XSLT
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL

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 4 (16.00%) JBoss
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) CMS
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) OpenShift
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (16.00%) Maven
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) German Language
1 2 (8.00%) Italian Language
2 1 (4.00%) French Language
2 1 (4.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Architect
1 4 (16.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Scrum Master
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Business Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (8.00%) Java Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (16.00%) Drools
1 4 (16.00%) Hibernate
1 4 (16.00%) Java EE
1 4 (16.00%) jBPM
1 4 (16.00%) JPA
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) JMS
2 3 (12.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) SOAP
2 3 (12.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) XSD
2 3 (12.00%) XSLT
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (8.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) HTML5
3 2 (8.00%) JSON
4 1 (4.00%) JSF
4 1 (4.00%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.00%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (24.00%) Scrum
3 5 (20.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.00%) SOA
5 3 (12.00%) Business Transformation
5 3 (12.00%) Coaching
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) MVC
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.00%) Information Security
7 1 (4.00%) Open Source
7 1 (4.00%) Product Management
7 1 (4.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.00%) Go
3 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
2 2 (8.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.00%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.00%) Clearswift
4 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.00%) IBM
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec