The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 3 9 10
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 116 35 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 33.33% 14.83% 15.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 75.82% 50.72% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 14 18
Average daily rate
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£415 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £282 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £371 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £362 £360 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.55% -3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.57%
SC Cleared
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
153 69 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 43.97% 29.24% 39.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 33 40
Average daily rate £408 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.04% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £299 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Somerset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SC Cleared across the Somerset region.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared across the Somerset region.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +3 87 £400 +28.00% 1
Yeovil +1 11 £410 -
Bath +2 2 £370 +34.54%
Templecombe - - - -
SC Cleared
South West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared.

1 299 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 103 (34.45%) SQL
3 86 (28.76%) Scrum
4 80 (26.76%) C#
5 74 (24.75%) Microsoft
6 70 (23.41%) .NET
7 68 (22.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 64 (21.40%) SQL Server
9 60 (20.07%) Unit Testing
10 51 (17.06%) Team Foundation Server
11 44 (14.72%) ASP.NET
12 43 (14.38%) T-SQL
13 42 (14.05%) Windows
14 40 (13.38%) Back Office
15 39 (13.04%) Test Scripting
16 38 (12.71%) SAP
17 37 (12.37%) ITIL
17 37 (12.37%) ISEB
17 37 (12.37%) SLA
17 37 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
18 33 (11.04%) Oracle
18 33 (11.04%) ISTQB
19 31 (10.37%) Software Testing
19 31 (10.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 30 (10.03%) SOA
21 28 (9.36%) Management Information System
21 28 (9.36%) Test Management
21 28 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
22 27 (9.03%) Risk Management
22 27 (9.03%) Project Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SC Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (6.35%) K2 blackpearl
2 16 (5.35%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.34%) MS Exchange
3 10 (3.34%) Apache
4 6 (2.01%) IIS
4 6 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.01%) MS Office
3 3 (1.00%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (4.35%) assyst
2 10 (3.34%) Summit
3 4 (1.34%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.01%) IaaS
3 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.68%) SAN
1 8 (2.68%) Internet
2 6 (2.01%) Firewall
3 2 (0.67%) Nortel Meridian
4 1 (0.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 28 (9.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.03%) Oracle Database
4 23 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (6.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (6.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 17 (5.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.67%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (17.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.35%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.01%) SpecFlow
4 7 (2.34%) Selenium
5 5 (1.67%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.67%) MSI
6 4 (1.34%) MSTest
7 3 (1.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 40 (13.38%) Back Office
2 10 (3.34%) Front Office
2 10 (3.34%) Finance
3 6 (2.01%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (26.42%) Developer
2 60 (20.07%) .NET Developer
3 56 (18.73%) Analyst
4 33 (11.04%) Test Analyst
5 30 (10.03%) SQL Developer
6 27 (9.03%) DBA
7 25 (8.36%) SQL DBA
8 18 (6.02%) Project Manager
9 16 (5.35%) Business Analyst
10 15 (5.02%) Consultant
10 15 (5.02%) Administrator
11 14 (4.68%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (4.01%) Service Manager
13 10 (3.34%) Coordinator
13 10 (3.34%) ABAP Developer
14 9 (3.01%) Architect
14 9 (3.01%) Tester
14 9 (3.01%) CLAS Consultant
15 8 (2.68%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (23.41%) .NET
2 44 (14.72%) ASP.NET
3 37 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 20 (6.69%) JSP
6 18 (6.02%) .NET Framework
7 16 (5.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 15 (5.02%) Web Services
9 9 (3.01%) Gherkin
10 6 (2.01%) HTML
10 6 (2.01%) CSS
11 5 (1.67%) WCF
11 5 (1.67%) WPF
12 4 (1.34%) WF
12 4 (1.34%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 4 (1.34%) Task Parallel Library
13 2 (0.67%) LINQ
13 2 (0.67%) jQuery
13 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 1 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.36%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.02%) RMADS
3 16 (5.35%) CMDB
4 15 (5.02%) GIS
4 15 (5.02%) CESG
4 15 (5.02%) CESG CLAS
4 15 (5.02%) Statistics
5 12 (4.01%) Clustering
6 5 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.00%) Replication
9 2 (0.67%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.33%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.33%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.05%) Windows
2 25 (8.36%) Windows 7
3 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (2.01%) UNIX
5 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.33%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (28.76%) Scrum
2 68 (22.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (20.07%) Unit Testing
4 39 (13.04%) Test Scripting
5 37 (12.37%) ITIL
6 31 (10.37%) Software Testing
7 30 (10.03%) SOA
8 28 (9.36%) Test Management
9 27 (9.03%) Project Management
9 27 (9.03%) Risk Management
10 26 (8.70%) Information Security
10 26 (8.70%) Service Delivery
10 26 (8.70%) PRINCE2
11 24 (8.03%) Service Management
12 23 (7.69%) TDD
13 19 (6.35%) Automated Testing
13 19 (6.35%) Code Coverage
14 18 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.02%) Information Assurance
14 18 (6.02%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 103 (34.45%) SQL
2 80 (26.76%) C#
3 43 (14.38%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.34%) ABAP
5 8 (2.68%) C++
5 8 (2.68%) Java
6 4 (1.34%) C
7 2 (0.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.67%) PHP
7 2 (0.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.33%) R
8 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 299 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.37%) ISEB
3 33 (11.04%) ISTQB
4 31 (10.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (5.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 16 (5.35%) MCP
6 13 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 12 (4.01%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.34%) MCSE
10 4 (1.34%) MCITP
11 1 (0.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (12.37%) SLA
2 18 (6.02%) JSP 440
3 10 (3.34%) ISO 9001
3 10 (3.34%) ISO 14001
4 9 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (6.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 15 (5.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (4.68%) Active Directory
4 13 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (5.35%) Data Guard
2 10 (3.34%) SCCM
3 1 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 74 (24.75%) Microsoft
2 38 (12.71%) SAP
3 33 (11.04%) Oracle
4 15 (5.02%) SolarWinds
5 13 (4.35%) VMware
6 7 (2.34%) HP
7 6 (2.01%) Citrix
8 4 (1.34%) Cisco
9 2 (0.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.67%) Nortel
9 2 (0.67%) Altiris
10 1 (0.33%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Somerset
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 24 days ago