Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 83 104 55
Rank change year-on-year +21 -49 +17
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 49 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.87% 1.31% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.31% 12.71% 19.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 30 34
Edinburgh median daily rate £480 £450 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.82% +5.31%
10th Percentile £140 £200 £315
90th Percentile £555 £553 £690
Scotland median daily rate £443 £354 £340
% change year-on-year +25.09% +4.04% -6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £42.50 - £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £25.94 £46.88 £42.00
% change year-on-year -44.66% +11.61% -1.18%

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 283 299 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.82% 10.33% 14.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 191 120
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £236
90th Percentile £538 £538 £619
Scotland median daily rate £413 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +10.00% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 9
Edinburgh median hourly rate £36.25 £12.50 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +190.00% -75.96% +240.98%
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.55 £23.40
90th Percentile £46.60 £30.75 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £24.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -33.33% +77.78%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 26 (53.06%) SC Cleared
2 21 (42.86%) Java
3 20 (40.82%) BDD
4 19 (38.78%) Scrum
4 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (36.73%) TDD
5 18 (36.73%) Spring
5 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
5 18 (36.73%) HTML
5 18 (36.73%) CSS
6 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
7 16 (32.65%) HTML5
8 15 (30.61%) Apache Camel
9 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (16.33%) DevOps
11 7 (14.29%) Python
12 6 (12.24%) SQL
13 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
13 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
14 4 (8.16%) ISACA
14 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 4 (8.16%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (8.16%) NIST 800
14 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
14 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
14 4 (8.16%) CESG
14 4 (8.16%) Information Assurance

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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 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) nginx
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Simulink
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.04%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) DNS
1 1 (2.04%) DSL
1 1 (2.04%) Firewall
1 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.12%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Informix
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
1 3 (6.12%) Rational DOORS
1 3 (6.12%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (4.08%) JMeter
2 2 (4.08%) JUnit
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.08%) Subversion
3 1 (2.04%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.04%) GitLab
3 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.04%) Maven
3 1 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.08%) Electronics
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Senior Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Risk Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Applications Developer
5 2 (4.08%) C# Developer
5 2 (4.08%) Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Information Manager
5 2 (4.08%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.08%) IT Risk Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (36.73%) CSS
1 18 (36.73%) HTML
1 18 (36.73%) Spring
2 16 (32.65%) HTML5
3 15 (30.61%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.12%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) .NET
5 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (4.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
5 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (4.08%) Entity Framework
5 2 (4.08%) jQuery
5 2 (4.08%) React
5 2 (4.08%) Sass
5 2 (4.08%) Thymeleaf
6 1 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (2.04%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) CESG
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) VxWorks
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.04%) Solaris
4 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) BDD
2 19 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.78%) Scrum
3 18 (36.73%) TDD
4 17 (34.69%) Integration Testing
5 14 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.33%) DevOps
7 5 (10.20%) Risk Management
7 5 (10.20%) Software Engineering
7 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
8 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
8 4 (8.16%) Information Assurance
8 4 (8.16%) OO
8 4 (8.16%) OOD
8 4 (8.16%) OOP
8 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.16%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (8.16%) UML
9 3 (6.12%) Coaching
9 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) Java
2 18 (36.73%) JavaScript
3 7 (14.29%) Python
4 6 (12.24%) SQL
5 4 (8.16%) C#
5 4 (8.16%) C++
6 3 (6.12%) C
6 3 (6.12%) MATLAB
7 2 (4.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 26 (53.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) ISACA
3 3 (6.12%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 1 (2.04%) APMP
4 1 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) COBIT
1 4 (8.16%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 4 (8.16%) NIST 800
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.12%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Docker
2 1 (2.04%) RACF
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Ansible
1 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (2.04%) Prometheus
1 1 (2.04%) Puppet
1 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (2.04%) Xymon
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
2 1 (2.04%) Talend
2 1 (2.04%) VMware