Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 80 111
Rank change year-on-year +12 +31 -60
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 42 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.21% 1.93% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.26% 18.66% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 29
Edinburgh median daily rate £308 £480 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.94% +20.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £240 £140 £200
90th Percentile £456 £600 £530
Scotland median daily rate £450 £450 £364
% change year-on-year - +23.71% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £38.00 £34.69 £51.75
% change year-on-year +9.53% -32.96% +15.64%

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 230 268 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.12% 10.33% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 130 195
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £431 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +7.81% -
10th Percentile £175 £259 £225
90th Percentile £538 £575 £545
Scotland median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +52.63% -54.33%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.80 £13.63
90th Percentile £51.50 £46.60 £32.88
Scotland median hourly rate £23.50 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.32% +6.00% -28.57%

Security Cleared
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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 29 (69.05%) SC Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 11 (26.19%) Java
4 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 6 (14.29%) Public Sector
7 5 (11.90%) Windows
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (11.90%) Business Development
7 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
7 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.90%) Smoke Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Office 365
8 4 (9.52%) Coaching
8 4 (9.52%) Apache Camel
8 4 (9.52%) BDD
8 4 (9.52%) HTML5
8 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 4 (9.52%) TDD
8 4 (9.52%) Spring
8 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
8 4 (9.52%) Software Testing

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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 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.14%) OmniGraffle
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.38%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Eclipse
1 3 (7.14%) Eclipse RCP
2 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (14.29%) Public Sector
2 4 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Test Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Tester
2 4 (9.52%) Developer
2 4 (9.52%) Performance Tester
2 4 (9.52%) Software Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (4.76%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Designer
4 2 (4.76%) OAT Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) OAT Test Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Customer Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) UX Designer
5 1 (2.38%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (2.38%) Floorwalker
5 1 (2.38%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
1 4 (9.52%) Apache Camel
1 4 (9.52%) CSS
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
1 4 (9.52%) HTML5
1 4 (9.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (7.14%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.38%) MMIC
3 1 (2.38%) Verilog
3 1 (2.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
1 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 9 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 6 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.90%) Business Development
5 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (11.90%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Smoke Testing
5 5 (11.90%) Test Strategy
6 4 (9.52%) BDD
6 4 (9.52%) Coaching
6 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.52%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) OOD
6 4 (9.52%) TDD
6 4 (9.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) Java
2 4 (9.52%) C++
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) C#
3 3 (7.14%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (69.05%) SC Cleared
2 6 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.38%) DO-254
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.76%) Keysight
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Computacenter