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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Rank 2 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 76 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 51.01% 23.08% 29.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 81.72% 48.00% 53.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 5 12
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£400 £313 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £352 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £360 £373
% change year-on-year
+2.08% -3.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+25.71% -35.18%
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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
93 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 62.42% 48.08% 55.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 13 13
Average daily rate £400 £339 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.83% -5.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £299 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £390 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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.

1 195 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (34.87%) SQL
3 54 (27.69%) Scrum
4 52 (26.67%) C#
5 51 (26.15%) Microsoft
6 48 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
7 45 (23.08%) .NET
8 40 (20.51%) SQL Server
9 38 (19.49%) User Acceptance Testing
10 36 (18.46%) Unit Testing
11 32 (16.41%) SAP
12 30 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 29 (14.87%) SLA
14 27 (13.85%) ASP.NET
15 26 (13.33%) ITIL
16 25 (12.82%) Windows
16 25 (12.82%) SOA
16 25 (12.82%) T-SQL
17 24 (12.31%) Test Scripting
18 23 (11.79%) Software Testing
18 23 (11.79%) Oracle
18 23 (11.79%) ISEB
19 22 (11.28%) Risk Management
19 22 (11.28%) Service Management
19 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
20 20 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
20 20 (10.26%) Management Information System
20 20 (10.26%) Information Security
21 19 (9.74%) PRINCE2
21 19 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (7.18%) K2 blackpearl
2 10 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.03%) IIS
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (6.67%) assyst
2 6 (3.08%) Summit
3 4 (2.05%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.62%) IaaS
2 7 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.59%) SAN
2 5 (2.56%) Internet
2 5 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (1.03%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (11.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (9.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (8.72%) Oracle Database
5 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (6.15%) SpecFlow
3 11 (5.64%) Visual Studio
4 7 (3.59%) Selenium
5 5 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 18 (9.23%) Back Office
2 6 (3.08%) Finance
3 5 (2.56%) Front Office
4 3 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (26.67%) Developer
2 39 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 32 (16.41%) Analyst
4 22 (11.28%) SQL Developer
5 20 (10.26%) DBA
6 19 (9.74%) SQL DBA
7 18 (9.23%) Test Analyst
8 12 (6.15%) Business Analyst
8 12 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
8 12 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (5.64%) Administrator
9 11 (5.64%) Service Manager
10 9 (4.62%) Architect
10 9 (4.62%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.62%) Consultant
10 9 (4.62%) ABAP Developer
11 8 (4.10%) Test Team Leader
11 8 (4.10%) Coordinator
11 8 (4.10%) Team Leader
12 7 (3.59%) CLAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.08%) .NET
2 27 (13.85%) ASP.NET
3 20 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (7.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 14 (7.18%) .NET Framework
5 11 (5.64%) JSP
5 11 (5.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (4.62%) Gherkin
6 9 (4.62%) Web Services
7 5 (2.56%) WCF
8 4 (2.05%) WPF
8 4 (2.05%) WF
8 4 (2.05%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 4 (2.05%) Task Parallel Library
9 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (1.03%) LINQ
9 2 (1.03%) jQuery
10 1 (0.51%) CSS
10 1 (0.51%) HTML
10 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Management Information System
2 16 (8.21%) RMADS
3 11 (5.64%) CESG
3 11 (5.64%) CESG CLAS
3 11 (5.64%) CMDB
4 10 (5.13%) Clustering
4 10 (5.13%) GIS
5 7 (3.59%) Statistics
6 5 (2.56%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.51%) Grid Computing
10 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.82%) Windows
2 14 (7.18%) Windows 7
3 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
4 4 (2.05%) UNIX
5 3 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (27.69%) Scrum
2 48 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (19.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (18.46%) Unit Testing
5 26 (13.33%) ITIL
6 25 (12.82%) SOA
7 24 (12.31%) Test Scripting
8 23 (11.79%) Software Testing
9 22 (11.28%) Service Management
9 22 (11.28%) Risk Management
10 20 (10.26%) Information Security
11 19 (9.74%) Test Management
11 19 (9.74%) PRINCE2
12 18 (9.23%) Service Delivery
12 18 (9.23%) TDD
13 17 (8.72%) Project Management
14 14 (7.18%) Automated Testing
14 14 (7.18%) BDD
14 14 (7.18%) Portfolio Management
15 13 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 68 (34.87%) SQL
2 52 (26.67%) C#
3 25 (12.82%) T-SQL
4 9 (4.62%) ABAP
5 4 (2.05%) C++
6 3 (1.54%) C
7 2 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.03%) PHP
7 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 195 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.79%) ISEB
3 19 (9.74%) ISTQB
3 19 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (5.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 10 (5.13%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (4.10%) MCP
8 4 (2.05%) MCSE
8 4 (2.05%) MCITP
9 3 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.51%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (14.87%) SLA
2 13 (6.67%) JSP 440
3 7 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (3.08%) ISO 9001
4 6 (3.08%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 16 (8.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 13 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 8 (4.10%) Active Directory
4 5 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.51%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (6.67%) Data Guard
2 10 (5.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (26.15%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.41%) SAP
3 23 (11.79%) Oracle
4 10 (5.13%) SolarWinds
5 7 (3.59%) HP
6 6 (3.08%) Citrix
7 5 (2.56%) VMware
8 2 (1.03%) Altiris
8 2 (1.03%) Nortel
9 1 (0.51%) Barracuda Networks