The table below looks at the statistics for Security 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 Security Cleared over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 2 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 101 34 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 30.15% 17.00% 31.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 86.32% 53.13% 74.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 20 43
Average daily rate
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£375 £339 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £226 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £396 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+44.92% -40.51%
Security 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
117 64 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 34.93% 32.00% 42.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 38 52
Average daily rate £375 £339 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -1.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

Security Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Security Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Security Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Security Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Cleared across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

Security Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Security Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Security Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 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 +5 54 £400 +17.83% 3
Bath +8 15 £325 +13.04% 7
Yeovil +3 5 £370 +42.30% 2
Templecombe - 3 £550 -
Security Cleared
South West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 217 (87.15%) SC Cleared
2 93 (37.35%) Scrum
3 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (34.54%) C#
5 84 (33.73%) SQL
6 82 (32.93%) .NET
7 66 (26.51%) Unit Testing
8 53 (21.29%) SQL Server
8 53 (21.29%) ASP.NET
9 45 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 40 (16.06%) SOA
10 40 (16.06%) Back Office
11 36 (14.46%) ITIL
12 34 (13.65%) T-SQL
12 34 (13.65%) Microsoft
13 33 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 30 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 29 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
15 29 (11.65%) Automated Testing
15 29 (11.65%) SAP
15 29 (11.65%) Windows
16 25 (10.04%) Risk Management
17 23 (9.24%) Test Scripting
17 23 (9.24%) .NET Framework
18 22 (8.84%) DV Cleared
18 22 (8.84%) TDD
18 22 (8.84%) MVC
18 22 (8.84%) Management Information System
19 20 (8.03%) Project Management
19 20 (8.03%) RMADS

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset region citing Security 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 Security Cleared. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.63%) K2 blackpearl
2 12 (4.82%) MS Exchange
3 11 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (3.61%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.21%) Apache
6 5 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.80%) JBoss
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.80%) IIS
9 2 (0.80%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.40%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (5.22%) MS Office
2 7 (2.81%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.01%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (4.42%) assyst
2 7 (2.81%) Summit
2 7 (2.81%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.23%) IaaS
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) SaaS
3 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.80%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.02%) SAN
2 7 (2.81%) Firewall
3 4 (1.61%) Internet
4 2 (0.80%) HTTP
5 1 (0.40%) PABX
5 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (21.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
4 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (13.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (5.22%) Visual Studio
3 11 (4.42%) SpecFlow
4 5 (2.01%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (2.01%) Selenium
4 5 (2.01%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.20%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.80%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.80%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.40%) MSTest
7 1 (0.40%) Moq
7 1 (0.40%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.40%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 40 (16.06%) Back Office
2 12 (4.82%) Finance
3 9 (3.61%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.41%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.20%) Legal
5 3 (1.20%) Military
5 3 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 90 (36.14%) Developer
2 67 (26.91%) .NET Developer
3 35 (14.06%) SQL Developer
4 26 (10.44%) Analyst
5 22 (8.84%) Architect
6 17 (6.83%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.62%) Service Manager
8 12 (4.82%) Test Analyst
8 12 (4.82%) ABAP Developer
9 11 (4.42%) Security Architect
9 11 (4.42%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.02%) C# .NET Developer
10 10 (4.02%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.61%) DBA
12 8 (3.21%) Software Engineer
12 8 (3.21%) Coordinator
13 7 (2.81%) Support Technician
14 6 (2.41%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (32.93%) .NET
2 53 (21.29%) ASP.NET
3 45 (18.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 30 (12.05%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 23 (9.24%) .NET Framework
6 19 (7.63%) JSP
6 19 (7.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 12 (4.82%) Web Services
8 11 (4.42%) Gherkin
9 9 (3.61%) HTML
9 9 (3.61%) CSS
10 6 (2.41%) WCF
11 5 (2.01%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 5 (2.01%) jQuery
11 5 (2.01%) WPF
12 4 (1.61%) WF
12 4 (1.61%) Task Parallel Library
13 3 (1.20%) CSS3
13 3 (1.20%) HTML5
13 3 (1.20%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 20 (8.03%) RMADS
3 10 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.61%) CESG
4 9 (3.61%) CESG CLAS
5 7 (2.81%) Statistics
5 7 (2.81%) GIS
6 6 (2.41%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.61%) CMDB
8 2 (0.80%) Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) User Experience
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.40%) Ergonomics
9 1 (0.40%) RIA
9 1 (0.40%) IVR
9 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 29 (11.65%) Windows
2 15 (6.02%) Windows 7
3 10 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.81%) UNIX
5 2 (0.80%) Solaris
5 2 (0.80%) Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (37.35%) Scrum
2 88 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (26.51%) Unit Testing
4 40 (16.06%) SOA
5 36 (14.46%) ITIL
6 29 (11.65%) User Acceptance Testing
6 29 (11.65%) Automated Testing
7 25 (10.04%) Risk Management
8 23 (9.24%) Test Scripting
9 22 (8.84%) TDD
9 22 (8.84%) MVC
10 20 (8.03%) Project Management
11 19 (7.63%) PRINCE2
12 16 (6.43%) Code Coverage
12 16 (6.43%) Service Management
12 16 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (6.43%) Information Assurance
12 16 (6.43%) Business Analysis
12 16 (6.43%) Software Testing
13 14 (5.62%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 86 (34.54%) C#
2 84 (33.73%) SQL
3 34 (13.65%) T-SQL
4 12 (4.82%) ABAP
5 10 (4.02%) C++
5 10 (4.02%) Java
6 5 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.80%) C
8 1 (0.40%) R
Qualifications
1 217 (87.15%) SC Cleared
2 22 (8.84%) DV Cleared
3 17 (6.83%) ISEB
4 14 (5.62%) ISTQB
5 12 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.21%) CISSP
6 8 (3.21%) CEH
7 5 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.61%) MCSE
8 4 (1.61%) MCP
8 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.61%) MCITP
9 2 (0.80%) MOS
9 2 (0.80%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.23%) SLA
2 13 (5.22%) JSP 440
3 12 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (3.61%) ISO 9000
5 7 (2.81%) ISO 9001
5 7 (2.81%) ISO 14001
6 3 (1.20%) QA
7 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (3.21%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (4.82%) SCCM
2 5 (2.01%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 29 (11.65%) SAP
3 16 (6.43%) Oracle
4 10 (4.02%) HP
5 4 (1.61%) Citrix
5 4 (1.61%) SolarWinds
6 3 (1.20%) Google
6 3 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) CommVault
8 1 (0.40%) Cisco
8 1 (0.40%) Serena
8 1 (0.40%) BT
8 1 (0.40%) ESRI
8 1 (0.40%) Symantec
8 1 (0.40%) McAfee
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