Period
to 5 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 5 April 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 Clearance
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 60 94 113
Rank change year-on-year +34 +19 -64
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 44 38 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.52% 1.52% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.21% 14.73% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 20 23
Median daily rate £316 £484 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.63% +24.84% -8.82%
10th Percentile £242 £325 £200
90th Percentile £456 £600 £540
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £300
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £43.25 £51.75
% change year-on-year -53.76% -16.43% -0.48%

Security 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 229 258 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 13.12% 10.34% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 133 166
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £220 £313 £259
90th Percentile £538 £600 £538
Scotland median daily rate £429 £425 £363
% change year-on-year +0.88% +17.24% +0.69%
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 £26.89 £24.00
% change year-on-year -12.59% +12.02% -37.66%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Security Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Security Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 30 (68.18%) SC Cleared
2 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
3 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (18.18%) Java
5 7 (15.91%) Windows
5 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (15.91%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.64%) Public Sector
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Business Development
7 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Office 365
7 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
7 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.36%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
8 4 (9.09%) UML
8 4 (9.09%) OO
8 4 (9.09%) C++
8 4 (9.09%) .NET
8 4 (9.09%) OOD
9 3 (6.82%) Eclipse

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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 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) CICS
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
1 3 (6.82%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Primavera
1 1 (2.27%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
2 2 (4.55%) Yammer
3 1 (2.27%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Skype
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.82%) Eclipse RCP
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.27%) Postman
3 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 6 (13.64%) Public Sector
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Analyst
1 7 (15.91%) Tester
2 6 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Performance Tester
3 4 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Designer
5 2 (4.55%) Floorwalker
5 2 (4.55%) Integration Tester
5 2 (4.55%) OAT Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) OAT Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Scrum Master
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Trainer
5 2 (4.55%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.82%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.27%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Test Scripting
2 11 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Business Development
5 5 (11.36%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
5 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.09%) OO
6 4 (9.09%) OOD
6 4 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) UML
7 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.82%) Quality Management
7 3 (6.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Java
2 4 (9.09%) C++
3 3 (6.82%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 2 (4.55%) SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Assembly Language
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (68.18%) SC Cleared
2 7 (15.91%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) ACF2
2 1 (2.27%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (2.27%) RACF
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.27%) Computacenter
3 1 (2.27%) Dell
3 1 (2.27%) Keysight
3 1 (2.27%) Snow
3 1 (2.27%) VMware