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 3 months to 26 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 Clearance
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 80 79
Rank change year-on-year +19 -1  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 21 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.73% 1.36% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.22% 14.06% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
Median daily rate £450 £400 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +53.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £170 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.45% -1.98%  
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 £37.50 £32.66 £32.50
% change year-on-year +14.83% +0.47%  

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 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 138 128 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.36% 9.67% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 66 77
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 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 25 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (37.50%) Java
4 12 (30.00%) Oracle
5 9 (22.50%) Web Services
5 9 (22.50%) Linux
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Windows
7 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
7 6 (15.00%) Ansible
8 5 (12.50%) DevOps
8 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 5 (12.50%) TDD
9 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Maven
9 4 (10.00%) jBPM
9 4 (10.00%) Java EE
9 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (10.00%) JBoss
9 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
9 4 (10.00%) SOA
9 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
9 4 (10.00%) XML
9 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (10.00%) HTML
9 4 (10.00%) SQL

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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 4 (10.00%) JBoss
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.50%) assyst
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) Network Security
1 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (2.50%) Telepresence
1 1 (2.50%) VoIP
1 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.00%) Maven
1 4 (10.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Xcode
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) German Language
2 2 (5.00%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.50%) French Language
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Java Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Scrum Master
5 2 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Product Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 5 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 4 (10.00%) Drools
3 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) Java EE
3 4 (10.00%) jBPM
3 4 (10.00%) JPA
3 4 (10.00%) REST
3 4 (10.00%) XML
4 3 (7.50%) CSS
4 3 (7.50%) JMS
4 3 (7.50%) SOAP
4 3 (7.50%) XSD
4 3 (7.50%) XSLT
5 2 (5.00%) Apache Camel
5 2 (5.00%) HTML5
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) User Experience
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 8 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
4 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Scrum
3 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) TDD
5 4 (10.00%) SOA
6 3 (7.50%) Business Transformation
6 3 (7.50%) Coaching
6 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
6 3 (7.50%) Service Design
6 3 (7.50%) Waterfall
7 2 (5.00%) BDD
7 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 2 (5.00%) User Stories
7 2 (5.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.00%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.00%) Go
4 2 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) ABAP
5 1 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) BC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) Clearswift
5 1 (2.50%) Cognos
5 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Xamarin