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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 3 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 96 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 29.63% 17.04% 18.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 76.19% 50.00% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 28
Average daily rate
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£375 £330 £359
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -8.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £397 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -44.44%
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
126 76 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 38.89% 34.08% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 39 53
Average daily rate £400 £339 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £229 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 57 £390 +19.64%
Bath +12 15 £350 +21.73% 8
Yeovil +1 8 £385 - 1
Templecombe - - - -
SC Cleared
South West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

1 264 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 84 (31.82%) SQL
2 84 (31.82%) Scrum
3 80 (30.30%) C#
4 79 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
5 75 (28.41%) .NET
6 58 (21.97%) Unit Testing
7 53 (20.08%) SQL Server
8 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
9 47 (17.80%) ASP.NET
10 44 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
12 35 (13.26%) SAP
12 35 (13.26%) T-SQL
13 34 (12.88%) Back Office
14 31 (11.74%) Windows
15 30 (11.36%) Test Scripting
15 30 (11.36%) SOA
16 29 (10.98%) ISEB
17 26 (9.85%) Risk Management
18 25 (9.47%) ITIL
18 25 (9.47%) ISTQB
18 25 (9.47%) Information Security
18 25 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
19 24 (9.09%) Software Testing
19 24 (9.09%) Project Management
20 23 (8.71%) SLA
20 23 (8.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 22 (8.33%) PRINCE2

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (7.20%) K2 blackpearl
2 14 (5.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.17%) Apache
4 7 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.27%) IIS
6 5 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.38%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 13 (4.92%) assyst
2 7 (2.65%) Summit
3 4 (1.52%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.41%) IaaS
1 9 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.79%) SAN
2 7 (2.65%) Internet
3 6 (2.27%) Firewall
4 2 (0.76%) Nortel Meridian
4 2 (0.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.38%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (20.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.92%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (3.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 39 (14.77%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (4.55%) Visual Studio
3 9 (3.41%) SpecFlow
4 6 (2.27%) Selenium
5 5 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 4 (1.52%) MSI
7 3 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.38%) MSTest
8 1 (0.38%) Axure RP
General
1 34 (12.88%) Back Office
2 8 (3.03%) Finance
3 6 (2.27%) Aerospace
4 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.14%) Front Office
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Military
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (31.44%) Developer
2 62 (23.48%) .NET Developer
3 44 (16.67%) Analyst
4 31 (11.74%) SQL Developer
5 23 (8.71%) Test Analyst
6 17 (6.44%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.30%) Business Analyst
8 13 (4.92%) Senior Analyst
8 13 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
9 12 (4.55%) Service Manager
9 12 (4.55%) DBA
10 11 (4.17%) Consultant
11 10 (3.79%) ABAP Developer
11 10 (3.79%) C# Developer
11 10 (3.79%) SQL DBA
11 10 (3.79%) Coordinator
11 10 (3.79%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (3.41%) Architect
12 9 (3.41%) Administrator
12 9 (3.41%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.41%) .NET
2 47 (17.80%) ASP.NET
3 39 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 25 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 20 (7.58%) JSP
5 20 (7.58%) .NET Framework
6 17 (6.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 13 (4.92%) Web Services
8 9 (3.41%) Gherkin
8 9 (3.41%) CSS
8 9 (3.41%) HTML
9 5 (1.89%) WCF
9 5 (1.89%) WPF
9 5 (1.89%) jQuery
10 4 (1.52%) WF
10 4 (1.52%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 4 (1.52%) Task Parallel Library
11 3 (1.14%) CSS3
11 3 (1.14%) HTML5
12 2 (0.76%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.95%) RMADS
2 20 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.30%) CESG
3 14 (5.30%) CESG CLAS
3 14 (5.30%) CMDB
4 12 (4.55%) GIS
5 6 (2.27%) Statistics
5 6 (2.27%) Clustering
5 6 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.76%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.76%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Ergonomics
Operating Systems
1 31 (11.74%) Windows
2 15 (5.68%) Windows 7
3 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (2.65%) UNIX
5 5 (1.89%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.76%) Solaris
6 2 (0.76%) Linux
7 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (31.82%) Scrum
2 79 (29.92%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (21.97%) Unit Testing
4 44 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (11.36%) Test Scripting
5 30 (11.36%) SOA
6 26 (9.85%) Risk Management
7 25 (9.47%) ITIL
7 25 (9.47%) Information Security
8 24 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 24 (9.09%) Project Management
9 22 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 22 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 22 (8.33%) TDD
9 22 (8.33%) Automated Testing
10 21 (7.95%) MVC
11 20 (7.58%) Service Management
12 19 (7.20%) Test Management
13 18 (6.82%) Information Assurance
14 17 (6.44%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 84 (31.82%) SQL
2 80 (30.30%) C#
3 35 (13.26%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.79%) ABAP
5 8 (3.03%) Java
5 8 (3.03%) C++
6 5 (1.89%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.52%) C
8 2 (0.76%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.38%) R
9 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 264 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (10.98%) ISEB
3 25 (9.47%) ISTQB
4 23 (8.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 10 (3.79%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.89%) MCP
8 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.52%) MCITP
9 4 (1.52%) MCSE
10 2 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.38%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.71%) SLA
2 17 (6.44%) JSP 440
3 8 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (2.65%) ISO 9001
4 7 (2.65%) ISO 14001
5 3 (1.14%) QA
6 1 (0.38%) WCAG
System Software
1 18 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 14 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (3.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.55%) SCCM
2 9 (3.41%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 35 (13.26%) SAP
3 20 (7.58%) Oracle
4 13 (4.92%) SolarWinds
5 10 (3.79%) HP
6 6 (2.27%) Citrix
7 4 (1.52%) Cisco
8 3 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.14%) VMware
9 2 (0.76%) Altiris
9 2 (0.76%) Nortel
9 2 (0.76%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) Serena
10 1 (0.38%) Barracuda Networks
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