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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Clearance
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 52 72 81
Rank change year-on-year +20 +9  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 19 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.11% 1.19% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.20% 12.68% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £49.62 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -12.79% +24.63%  

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 125 142 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.86% 9.37% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 73 71
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Cleared in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Edinburgh

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 40 (64.52%) SC Cleared
2 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Java
4 16 (25.81%) Scrum
5 15 (24.19%) TDD
6 13 (20.97%) Information Security
6 13 (20.97%) Oracle
6 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
7 10 (16.13%) SQL
7 10 (16.13%) XML
7 10 (16.13%) BC Cleared
7 10 (16.13%) Information Assurance
7 10 (16.13%) Security Architecture
8 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
8 9 (14.52%) SAP
8 9 (14.52%) Web Services
9 8 (12.90%) HTML
9 8 (12.90%) Java EE
9 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
10 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (11.29%) BDD
10 7 (11.29%) CREST Certified
10 7 (11.29%) Cryptography
10 7 (11.29%) CEH
10 7 (11.29%) CISSP
10 7 (11.29%) JBoss
10 7 (11.29%) SOA
10 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
10 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence

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Top Related 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 7 (11.29%) JBoss
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.61%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP BPC
1 4 (6.45%) SAP MII
2 3 (4.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (1.61%) Firewall
2 1 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (6.45%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (6.45%) MaxDB
2 4 (6.45%) SAP BW
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) Big Data
3 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Eclipse
2 6 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.68%) Maven
3 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
3 5 (8.06%) Selenium
4 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.45%) NWDI
4 4 (6.45%) Subversion
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.61%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
2 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.23%) German Language
3 2 (3.23%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.61%) French Language
4 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Architect
1 17 (27.42%) Developer
2 11 (17.74%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Consultant
3 8 (12.90%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Security Architect
4 7 (11.29%) Security Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) Technical Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Business Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) SAP Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) SAP Basis Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Security Advisor
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Developer Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) AngularJS
2 9 (14.52%) Web Services
3 8 (12.90%) HTML
3 8 (12.90%) Java EE
4 6 (9.68%) Drools
4 6 (9.68%) Hibernate
4 6 (9.68%) jBPM
4 6 (9.68%) JPA
4 6 (9.68%) REST
4 6 (9.68%) Spring
4 6 (9.68%) XSLT
5 5 (8.06%) JMS
5 5 (8.06%) SOAP
5 5 (8.06%) XSD
6 4 (6.45%) CSS
6 4 (6.45%) HTML5
6 4 (6.45%) SAP Basis
7 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 3 (4.84%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) CESG
1 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Cyber Defence
2 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.23%) User Experience
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.61%) Solaris
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.77%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) Scrum
3 15 (24.19%) TDD
4 13 (20.97%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (20.97%) Information Security
5 10 (16.13%) Information Assurance
5 10 (16.13%) Risk Management
5 10 (16.13%) Security Architecture
6 7 (11.29%) BDD
6 7 (11.29%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (11.29%) Cryptography
6 7 (11.29%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (11.29%) SOA
7 6 (9.68%) Coaching
7 6 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.68%) Ethical Hacking
7 6 (9.68%) Statistics
8 5 (8.06%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.06%) Mentoring
8 5 (8.06%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) Java
2 10 (16.13%) SQL
3 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) ABAP
6 1 (1.61%) C#
6 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (64.52%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.13%) BC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) CEH
3 7 (11.29%) CISSP
3 7 (11.29%) CREST Certified
4 6 (9.68%) GIAC
4 6 (9.68%) SANS
5 4 (6.45%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.61%) CISM
6 1 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO27005
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) Puppet
2 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Oracle
2 9 (14.52%) SAP
3 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.45%) Sybase
5 3 (4.84%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.61%) MapR
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.61%) Mitel
6 1 (1.61%) Xamarin