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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 9 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 60 27 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 17.96% 12.39% 20.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 58.82% 55.10% 56.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 10 22
Average daily rate
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£315 £395 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.25% +14.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £327 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £550 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.13%
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
102 49 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 30.54% 22.48% 35.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 23 38
Average daily rate £325 £372 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% +10.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.53 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +23.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £32.44 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £36.62 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 -4 22 £325 -12.63%
Yeovil +7 8 £400 - 1
Bath +7 5 £293 -
Weston-super-Mare - - - -
SC Cleared
South West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (35.33%) Scrum
4 56 (33.53%) C#
4 56 (33.53%) SQL
5 49 (29.34%) .NET
6 41 (24.55%) ASP.NET
7 38 (22.75%) Unit Testing
8 35 (20.96%) ASP.NET MVC
9 31 (18.56%) Windows
10 30 (17.96%) T-SQL
10 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 29 (17.37%) Automated Testing
12 28 (16.77%) SQL Server
13 26 (15.57%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
15 23 (13.77%) Back Office
16 20 (11.98%) JSP
17 19 (11.38%) Management Information System
18 17 (10.18%) SOA
19 16 (9.58%) Code Coverage
19 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
19 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
20 15 (8.98%) Java
21 14 (8.38%) ITIL
21 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
21 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
22 13 (7.78%) Information Security
22 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
22 13 (7.78%) Service Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.59%) Apache
4 6 (3.59%) K2 blackpearl
5 5 (2.99%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Apache ServiceMix
7 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.60%) JBoss
7 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (5.99%) MS Office
2 6 (3.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.80%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (5.39%) assyst
2 5 (2.99%) Summit
3 3 (1.80%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.99%) IaaS
2 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.39%) SAN
2 6 (3.59%) Firewall
3 1 (0.60%) PABX
3 1 (0.60%) LAN
3 1 (0.60%) VoIP
3 1 (0.60%) WAN
3 1 (0.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.60%) DNS
3 1 (0.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.80%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (15.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio
3 9 (5.39%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (5.39%) SpecFlow
4 6 (3.59%) Rational Rhapsody
5 5 (2.99%) Eclipse
5 5 (2.99%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.99%) ClearQuest
6 4 (2.40%) Selenium
7 3 (1.80%) MSI
8 2 (1.20%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.60%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (13.77%) Back Office
2 9 (5.39%) Finance
3 5 (2.99%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.40%) Military
5 3 (1.80%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 53 (31.74%) Developer
2 41 (24.55%) .NET Developer
3 21 (12.57%) SQL Developer
4 13 (7.78%) Analyst
5 12 (7.19%) Software Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Architect
7 8 (4.79%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (4.79%) Coordinator
7 8 (4.79%) Test Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) C# Developer
7 8 (4.79%) Service Manager
8 7 (4.19%) Support Technician
9 6 (3.59%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Agile .NET Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.99%) ABAP Developer
10 5 (2.99%) Trainer
10 5 (2.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (29.34%) .NET
2 41 (24.55%) ASP.NET
3 35 (20.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (17.96%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 20 (11.98%) JSP
6 10 (5.99%) Web Services
7 9 (5.39%) HTML
7 9 (5.39%) CSS
7 9 (5.39%) Gherkin
8 6 (3.59%) GWT
9 5 (2.99%) Spring
10 4 (2.40%) Hibernate
10 4 (2.40%) .NET Framework
11 3 (1.80%) CSS3
11 3 (1.80%) HTML5
11 3 (1.80%) jQuery
11 3 (1.80%) Middleware
12 2 (1.20%) Application Packaging
12 2 (1.20%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1 (0.60%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.38%) Management Information System
2 12 (7.19%) RMADS
3 9 (5.39%) CESG
3 9 (5.39%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (2.99%) Digital Media
4 5 (2.99%) Statistics
5 3 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Ergonomics
7 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.60%) IVR
7 1 (0.60%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.56%) Windows
2 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
3 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (5.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.59%) UNIX
5 4 (2.40%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.80%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.20%) Linux
7 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.60%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (36.53%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (35.33%) Scrum
3 38 (22.75%) Unit Testing
4 29 (17.37%) Automated Testing
5 17 (10.18%) SOA
6 16 (9.58%) Code Coverage
6 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (8.38%) ITIL
7 14 (8.38%) Risk Management
7 14 (8.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (7.78%) Information Security
8 13 (7.78%) Software Engineering
8 13 (7.78%) Service Management
9 12 (7.19%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (6.59%) Configuration Management
10 11 (6.59%) Change Control
11 9 (5.39%) Information Assurance
11 9 (5.39%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (5.39%) TDD
11 9 (5.39%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.53%) C#
1 56 (33.53%) SQL
2 30 (17.96%) T-SQL
3 15 (8.98%) Java
4 10 (5.99%) C++
5 5 (2.99%) ABAP
6 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.60%) R
7 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.60%) C
7 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.99%) DV Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) ISTQB
3 9 (5.39%) ISEB
4 6 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.99%) MCSE
5 5 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.40%) MCP
6 4 (2.40%) MCITP
7 2 (1.20%) MOS
7 2 (1.20%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.60%) PMP
8 1 (0.60%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.60%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.19%) SLA
1 12 (7.19%) JSP 440
2 6 (3.59%) ISO 9001
3 5 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.99%) ISO 14001
4 4 (2.40%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) WCAG
5 1 (0.60%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.20%) XenApp
6 1 (0.60%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) SCCM
2 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (14.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (6.59%) Oracle
3 10 (5.99%) HP
4 8 (4.79%) SAP
5 6 (3.59%) Google
6 5 (2.99%) VMware
6 5 (2.99%) Citrix
7 3 (1.80%) Symantec
8 2 (1.20%) McAfee
8 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.20%) CommVault
9 1 (0.60%) IBM
9 1 (0.60%) NetApp
9 1 (0.60%) Novell
9 1 (0.60%) BT
9 1 (0.60%) Serena