The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 3 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 130 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 35.62% 16.67% 15.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 71.43% 61.11% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 8 20
Average daily rate
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£373 £340 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.55% -6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £374 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £365 £372
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -8.69%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
182 54 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 49.86% 27.27% 30.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 19 30
Average daily rate £353 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 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 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
SC Cleared
South West

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 28 July 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 28 July 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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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 0 94 £351 +0.35% 2
Yeovil +1 12 £370 - 1
Bath -3 2 £370 +34.54%
Templecombe - - - -
SC Cleared
South West

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 288 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 91 (31.60%) SQL
3 81 (28.13%) Microsoft
4 73 (25.35%) Scrum
4 73 (25.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 69 (23.96%) C#
6 61 (21.18%) SQL Server
7 59 (20.49%) .NET
8 49 (17.01%) Unit Testing
9 43 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 43 (14.93%) Windows
10 42 (14.58%) SAP
11 39 (13.54%) Test Scripting
12 38 (13.19%) ITIL
12 38 (13.19%) ISEB
13 33 (11.46%) ASP.NET
13 33 (11.46%) T-SQL
13 33 (11.46%) ISTQB
14 32 (11.11%) Back Office
14 32 (11.11%) Oracle
14 32 (11.11%) PRINCE2
15 31 (10.76%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (10.76%) Software Testing
15 31 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 30 (10.42%) SLA
16 30 (10.42%) Project Management
17 29 (10.07%) Risk Management
18 28 (9.72%) Management Information System
18 28 (9.72%) Information Security
18 28 (9.72%) Test Management

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (6.60%) K2 blackpearl
2 14 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.47%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.78%) IIS
4 8 (2.78%) Apache
5 6 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.04%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 23 (7.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (4.17%) Summit
2 7 (2.43%) assyst
3 4 (1.39%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.13%) Internet
2 6 (2.08%) SAN
3 5 (1.74%) Firewall
4 2 (0.69%) Nortel Meridian
5 1 (0.35%) MPLS
5 1 (0.35%) HTTP
5 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (21.18%) SQL Server
2 31 (10.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 23 (7.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (6.60%) Oracle Database 10g
5 19 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (14.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (5.56%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 7 (2.43%) MSI
4 7 (2.43%) Selenium
5 4 (1.39%) MSTest
6 3 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (1.04%) Eclipse
General
1 32 (11.11%) Back Office
2 10 (3.47%) Front Office
3 6 (2.08%) Finance
4 4 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.04%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.69%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 68 (23.61%) Developer
2 59 (20.49%) Analyst
3 50 (17.36%) .NET Developer
4 33 (11.46%) Test Analyst
5 27 (9.38%) DBA
6 25 (8.68%) SQL Developer
6 25 (8.68%) SQL DBA
7 23 (7.99%) Consultant
8 19 (6.60%) Business Analyst
9 17 (5.90%) Project Manager
9 17 (5.90%) Administrator
10 14 (4.86%) Senior Analyst
10 14 (4.86%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (3.47%) Service Manager
11 10 (3.47%) ABAP Developer
11 10 (3.47%) Coordinator
11 10 (3.47%) CLAS Consultant
11 10 (3.47%) SharePoint Administrator
12 9 (3.13%) Tester
13 8 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.49%) .NET
2 33 (11.46%) ASP.NET
3 27 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (6.25%) JSP
4 18 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 16 (5.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 16 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 15 (5.21%) Web Services
7 9 (3.13%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.74%) WCF
8 5 (1.74%) WPF
9 4 (1.39%) WF
9 4 (1.39%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (1.39%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (1.39%) CSS
9 4 (1.39%) HTML
10 2 (0.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (0.69%) LINQ
10 2 (0.69%) jQuery
11 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.72%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.94%) RMADS
3 18 (6.25%) GIS
3 18 (6.25%) CESG
4 17 (5.90%) CESG CLAS
5 16 (5.56%) Statistics
5 16 (5.56%) CMDB
6 12 (4.17%) Clustering
7 5 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.04%) Replication
10 2 (0.69%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.35%) Graphic Design
11 1 (0.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (14.93%) Windows
2 26 (9.03%) Windows 7
3 8 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.43%) UNIX
4 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (1.74%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (25.35%) Scrum
1 73 (25.35%) User Acceptance Testing
2 49 (17.01%) Unit Testing
3 39 (13.54%) Test Scripting
4 38 (13.19%) ITIL
5 32 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 31 (10.76%) Software Testing
7 30 (10.42%) Project Management
8 29 (10.07%) Risk Management
9 28 (9.72%) Information Security
9 28 (9.72%) Test Management
10 25 (8.68%) Service Delivery
11 22 (7.64%) TDD
12 20 (6.94%) SOA
13 18 (6.25%) Service Management
13 18 (6.25%) BDD
13 18 (6.25%) Portfolio Management
13 18 (6.25%) Test Strategy
14 16 (5.56%) MVC
14 16 (5.56%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.60%) SQL
2 69 (23.96%) C#
3 33 (11.46%) T-SQL
4 10 (3.47%) ABAP
5 8 (2.78%) C++
6 6 (2.08%) Java
7 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.04%) C
9 2 (0.69%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.69%) PHP
10 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 288 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.19%) ISEB
3 33 (11.46%) ISTQB
4 31 (10.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 19 (6.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 17 (5.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 16 (5.56%) MCP
8 11 (3.82%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.39%) MCITP
11 4 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.42%) SLA
2 20 (6.94%) JSP 440
3 12 (4.17%) ISO 9001
3 12 (4.17%) ISO 14001
4 11 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (5.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 15 (5.21%) Oracle RMAN
3 14 (4.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (3.82%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (5.56%) Data Guard
2 11 (3.82%) SCCM
3 5 (1.74%) SCSM
4 3 (1.04%) SCOM
5 1 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 81 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.58%) SAP
3 32 (11.11%) Oracle
4 15 (5.21%) SolarWinds
5 14 (4.86%) VMware
6 5 (1.74%) Citrix
7 4 (1.39%) HP
7 4 (1.39%) Cisco
8 3 (1.04%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (0.69%) Altiris
9 2 (0.69%) Nortel
9 2 (0.69%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.35%) JBoss
Taunton, Somerset
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Somerset
Huxley Associates
Rate: £30 - £36 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago