Period
to 2 July 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 92 127
Rank change year-on-year +27 +35 -54
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 14 26 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.30% 1.11% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.94% 9.74% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 15
Median daily rate £415 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.55% +25.71% +5.42%
10th Percentile £228 £350 £263
90th Percentile £456 £600 £582
Scotland median daily rate £425 £475 £300
% change year-on-year -10.53% +58.33% -22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £26.00 £44.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +238.46% -73.80%
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £26.25
% change year-on-year -18.13% +62.86% -34.38%

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 128 267 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.88% 11.41% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 138 150
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £260 £237
90th Percentile £568 £604 £551
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £26.00 £44.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +238.46% -73.80%
10th Percentile £18.80 £22.28 £12.67
90th Percentile £33.20 £46.30 £27.30
Median hourly rate £29.25 £32.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year -10.00% +106.35% -58.00%

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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 2 July 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 2 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (21.43%) Skype
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) OOD
5 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (14.29%) JIRA
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) Yammer
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365
5 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (7.14%) Snow

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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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) CICS
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Primavera
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) OneDrive
1 2 (14.29%) Yammer
2 1 (7.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Bugzilla
2 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
2 1 (7.14%) Postman
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (14.29%) Floorwalker
1 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 2 (14.29%) Software Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
1 2 (14.29%) Trainer
2 1 (7.14%) Contracts Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Integration Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Security Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Software Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Software Programmer
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Tester
2 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
2 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) OOD
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
2 2 (14.29%) UML
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Quality Management
3 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (7.14%) Assembly Language
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) ACF2
2 1 (7.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 1 (7.14%) RACF
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) Snow
2 1 (7.14%) VMware