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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 9 7
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 45 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 41.67% 17.31% 29.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 73.77% 39.13% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 4 9
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£375 £326 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £199 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £354 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -36.53%
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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
61 23 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 56.48% 44.23% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 13 9
Average daily rate £375 £339 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £313 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £388 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 55 (39.01%) C#
2 55 (39.01%) SQL
3 52 (36.88%) Scrum
4 48 (34.04%) .NET
5 44 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (26.95%) Unit Testing
7 30 (21.28%) ASP.NET
8 26 (18.44%) SQL Server
8 26 (18.44%) SOA
9 24 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (15.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
11 22 (15.60%) SAP
12 20 (14.18%) Windows
13 19 (13.48%) Back Office
14 18 (12.77%) ITIL
14 18 (12.77%) T-SQL
14 18 (12.77%) Test Scripting
15 17 (12.06%) TDD
15 17 (12.06%) Automated Testing
15 17 (12.06%) Software Testing
16 16 (11.35%) .NET Framework
17 15 (10.64%) ISEB
18 14 (9.93%) SLA
18 14 (9.93%) Service Management
18 14 (9.93%) ISTQB
18 14 (9.93%) K2 blackpearl
18 14 (9.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

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Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (9.93%) K2 blackpearl
2 9 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Office
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.71%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (7.80%) assyst
2 5 (3.55%) Summit
3 4 (2.84%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.09%) IaaS
2 2 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.96%) SAN
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.44%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (17.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (7.80%) SpecFlow
3 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio
4 6 (4.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 19 (13.48%) Back Office
2 6 (4.26%) Finance
3 3 (2.13%) Front Office
4 1 (0.71%) Legal
4 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (37.59%) Developer
2 41 (29.08%) .NET Developer
3 24 (17.02%) SQL Developer
4 17 (12.06%) Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Test Analyst
5 11 (7.80%) Architect
5 11 (7.80%) Service Manager
6 9 (6.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (6.38%) ABAP Developer
6 9 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.26%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.26%) Coordinator
7 6 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.55%) Team Leader
8 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.55%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (3.55%) DBA
8 5 (3.55%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (34.04%) .NET
2 30 (21.28%) ASP.NET
3 23 (16.31%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (11.35%) .NET Framework
5 14 (9.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 14 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 11 (7.80%) Gherkin
7 8 (5.67%) JSP
8 5 (3.55%) Web Services
8 5 (3.55%) WCF
9 4 (2.84%) WPF
9 4 (2.84%) WF
9 4 (2.84%) Managed Extensibility Framework
9 4 (2.84%) Task Parallel Library
10 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.42%) LINQ
10 2 (1.42%) jQuery
11 1 (0.71%) CSS
11 1 (0.71%) HTML
11 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.22%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.67%) RMADS
3 5 (3.55%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.55%) CESG
3 5 (3.55%) CESG CLAS
3 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.84%) GIS
4 4 (2.84%) Statistics
5 2 (1.42%) CMDB
5 2 (1.42%) Clustering
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.18%) Windows
2 12 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.84%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.88%) Scrum
2 44 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (26.95%) Unit Testing
4 26 (18.44%) SOA
5 22 (15.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (12.77%) ITIL
6 18 (12.77%) Test Scripting
7 17 (12.06%) TDD
7 17 (12.06%) Automated Testing
7 17 (12.06%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.93%) Service Management
9 12 (8.51%) PRINCE2
9 12 (8.51%) MVC
9 12 (8.51%) Risk Management
10 11 (7.80%) Project Management
10 11 (7.80%) BDD
11 9 (6.38%) Business Analysis
11 9 (6.38%) Code Coverage
11 9 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
11 9 (6.38%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.01%) SQL
1 55 (39.01%) C#
2 18 (12.77%) T-SQL
3 9 (6.38%) ABAP
4 4 (2.84%) C++
5 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.71%) C
6 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.64%) ISEB
3 14 (9.93%) ISTQB
4 12 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (7.09%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.84%) MCITP
6 4 (2.84%) MCP
6 4 (2.84%) MCSE
6 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.71%) MOS
7 1 (0.71%) CEH
7 1 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) SLA
2 8 (5.67%) JSP 440
3 5 (3.55%) ISO 14001
3 5 (3.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.71%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (7.09%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 22 (15.60%) SAP
1 22 (15.60%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.38%) Oracle
3 7 (4.96%) HP
4 4 (2.84%) Citrix
5 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
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