The table below looks at the statistics for SC Cleared in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SC Cleared over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 8 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 11 18 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 20.00% 19.78% 50.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 55.00% 58.06% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 26
Average daily rate £400 £625 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +63.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £354 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £734 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £25.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+69.18% +39.55%
SC Cleared
Somerset

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 36.36% 34.07% 55.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 29
Average daily rate £445 £625 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.80% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £350 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £745 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

SC Cleared
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

SC Cleared Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SC Cleared Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

SC Cleared
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SC Cleared across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

SC Cleared Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

SC Cleared
Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

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

SC Cleared Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (50.00%) Scrum
4 18 (42.86%) C#
4 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 17 (40.48%) .NET
6 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
6 16 (38.10%) HTML
6 16 (38.10%) IIS
6 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (38.10%) SpecFlow
7 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
7 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 15 (35.71%) SQL
8 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
8 14 (33.33%) Selenium
9 12 (28.57%) Oracle
9 12 (28.57%) Windows
10 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
10 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
11 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (21.43%) C++
11 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
11 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
12 8 (19.05%) Security Testing
12 8 (19.05%) ISEB
12 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
13 7 (16.67%) Test Management
13 7 (16.67%) Software Testing

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 16 (38.10%) IIS
2 11 (26.19%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.38%) CMS
3 1 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) IaaS
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) GIS
3 3 (7.14%) Big Data
3 3 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 3 (7.14%) QGIS
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) SpecFlow
1 16 (38.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (33.33%) Selenium
3 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
3 4 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (52.38%) Developer
2 13 (30.95%) .NET Developer
3 9 (21.43%) Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Java Developer
5 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Server DBA
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (40.48%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) HTML
3 14 (33.33%) ASP.NET
4 6 (14.29%) CSS
5 5 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (11.90%) HTML5
5 5 (11.90%) WCF
6 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (7.14%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.14%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 3 (7.14%) PostGIS
7 3 (7.14%) WPF
8 2 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (4.76%) Apache Camel
8 2 (4.76%) Web Services
9 1 (2.38%) Ajax
9 1 (2.38%) XHTML
9 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.90%) Linux
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (50.00%) Scrum
3 15 (35.71%) Automated Testing
3 15 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 9 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 8 (19.05%) Security Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Test Management
6 7 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 6 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.90%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Load Testing
8 5 (11.90%) MVC
8 5 (11.90%) Performance Testing
8 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.90%) UML
9 4 (9.52%) ITIL
9 4 (9.52%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) C#
2 16 (38.10%) JavaScript
3 15 (35.71%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) C++
5 5 (11.90%) Java
6 4 (9.52%) TypeScript
7 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.05%) ISEB
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (11.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.76%) SLA
4 1 (2.38%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Telerik
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix