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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Clearance
Rank 1 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 133 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 38.66% 16.22% 18.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 86.93% 59.02% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 15 21
Average daily rate
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£415 £339 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.25% +2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £398 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £374
% change year-on-year
+0.67% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -20.00%
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
153 61 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 44.48% 27.48% 33.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 28 33
Average daily rate £400 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 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 £35.35 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +1 99 £400 +17.83% 11
Yeovil 0 12 £370 -
Bath +4 2 £370 +34.54%
Frome - - - -
Templecombe - - - -
Security Cleared
South West

Security Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 301 (88.01%) SC Cleared
2 107 (31.29%) SQL
3 90 (26.32%) Scrum
4 85 (24.85%) Microsoft
5 82 (23.98%) C#
6 81 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
7 73 (21.35%) .NET
8 70 (20.47%) SQL Server
9 63 (18.42%) Unit Testing
10 55 (16.08%) ITIL
11 51 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
12 47 (13.74%) Windows
13 46 (13.45%) SAP
13 46 (13.45%) Test Scripting
14 45 (13.16%) ASP.NET
14 45 (13.16%) Back Office
15 44 (12.87%) T-SQL
16 42 (12.28%) Project Management
17 40 (11.70%) PRINCE2
17 40 (11.70%) SLA
18 39 (11.40%) ISEB
19 38 (11.11%) SOA
19 38 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
20 37 (10.82%) Risk Management
21 35 (10.23%) Oracle
21 35 (10.23%) Management Information System
22 33 (9.65%) ISTQB
23 31 (9.06%) Software Testing
23 31 (9.06%) Windows 7
23 31 (9.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Security Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 19 (5.56%) K2 blackpearl
2 10 (2.92%) MS Exchange
2 10 (2.92%) Apache
3 8 (2.34%) IIS
4 7 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.56%) MS Office
3 5 (1.46%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.29%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (4.09%) assyst
2 11 (3.22%) Summit
3 7 (2.05%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.09%) IaaS
2 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.80%) Internet
2 8 (2.34%) SAN
3 4 (1.17%) Firewall
4 3 (0.88%) Nortel Meridian
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (20.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (7.02%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 19 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
5 17 (4.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 13 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (2.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 51 (14.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 12 (3.51%) SpecFlow
4 7 (2.05%) MSI
4 7 (2.05%) Selenium
5 5 (1.46%) Eclipse
5 5 (1.46%) MSTest
6 4 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.29%) Moq
General
1 45 (13.16%) Back Office
2 17 (4.97%) Finance
3 11 (3.22%) Manufacturing
3 11 (3.22%) Front Office
4 6 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.46%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Avionics
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 82 (23.98%) Developer
2 63 (18.42%) Analyst
3 60 (17.54%) .NET Developer
4 33 (9.65%) SQL Developer
4 33 (9.65%) Test Analyst
5 29 (8.48%) DBA
6 27 (7.89%) Project Manager
6 27 (7.89%) SQL DBA
7 23 (6.73%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.97%) Architect
8 17 (4.97%) Service Manager
9 16 (4.68%) Administrator
10 15 (4.39%) Consultant
11 14 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (4.09%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (3.51%) ABAP Developer
13 10 (2.92%) Tester
13 10 (2.92%) Coordinator
14 9 (2.63%) SharePoint Administrator
14 9 (2.63%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (21.35%) .NET
2 45 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 38 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 26 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 22 (6.43%) JSP
6 20 (5.85%) .NET Framework
7 18 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 17 (4.97%) Web Services
9 9 (2.63%) Gherkin
10 6 (1.75%) HTML
10 6 (1.75%) WCF
10 6 (1.75%) CSS
11 5 (1.46%) WPF
11 5 (1.46%) Managed Extensibility Framework
12 4 (1.17%) Task Parallel Library
12 4 (1.17%) WF
13 2 (0.58%) LINQ
13 2 (0.58%) jQuery
13 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.23%) Management Information System
2 29 (8.48%) RMADS
3 18 (5.26%) Statistics
3 18 (5.26%) GIS
4 17 (4.97%) CMDB
5 15 (4.39%) CESG
5 15 (4.39%) CESG CLAS
6 12 (3.51%) Clustering
7 5 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.17%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.88%) Replication
9 3 (0.88%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.29%) RIA
10 1 (0.29%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.29%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 47 (13.74%) Windows
2 31 (9.06%) Windows 7
3 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.05%) UNIX
4 7 (2.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.29%) Solaris
6 1 (0.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.32%) Scrum
2 81 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
3 63 (18.42%) Unit Testing
4 55 (16.08%) ITIL
5 46 (13.45%) Test Scripting
6 42 (12.28%) Project Management
7 40 (11.70%) PRINCE2
8 38 (11.11%) SOA
9 37 (10.82%) Risk Management
10 31 (9.06%) Software Testing
11 29 (8.48%) Test Management
11 29 (8.48%) Service Delivery
12 28 (8.19%) Service Management
13 27 (7.89%) Information Security
14 26 (7.60%) Information Assurance
15 23 (6.73%) TDD
16 20 (5.85%) UML
16 20 (5.85%) Change Control
17 19 (5.56%) Test Strategy
17 19 (5.56%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (31.29%) SQL
2 82 (23.98%) C#
3 44 (12.87%) T-SQL
4 12 (3.51%) ABAP
5 8 (2.34%) C++
5 8 (2.34%) Java
6 5 (1.46%) C
7 3 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.58%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.58%) PHP
9 1 (0.29%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 301 (88.01%) SC Cleared
2 39 (11.40%) ISEB
3 33 (9.65%) ISTQB
4 31 (9.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (7.02%) DV Cleared
6 20 (5.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 19 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 18 (5.26%) MCP
9 12 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (2.05%) CISSP
10 7 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.05%) CEH
11 4 (1.17%) MCITP
11 4 (1.17%) MCSE
12 2 (0.58%) MOS
13 1 (0.29%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.70%) SLA
2 19 (5.56%) JSP 440
3 16 (4.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (3.22%) ISO 14001
4 11 (3.22%) ISO 9001
5 8 (2.34%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.29%) DO-178B
System Software
1 19 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 16 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (4.39%) Active Directory
3 15 (4.39%) Oracle RMAN
4 7 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (4.68%) Data Guard
2 12 (3.51%) SCCM
3 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 85 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.45%) SAP
3 35 (10.23%) Oracle
4 17 (4.97%) VMware
5 15 (4.39%) SolarWinds
6 7 (2.05%) Citrix
7 6 (1.75%) HP
8 4 (1.17%) Cisco
9 3 (0.88%) Nortel
9 3 (0.88%) Altiris
10 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.29%) Sophos
11 1 (0.29%) ESRI
11 1 (0.29%) JBoss
11 1 (0.29%) Barracuda Networks
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