Period
to 25 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for BPSS Clearance qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 - 52
Rank change year-on-year - +52 -
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 2 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.55% - 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% - 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Somerset median daily rate £675 - £360
10th Percentile £663 - £258
90th Percentile £688 - £441
South West median daily rate £531 £413 £445
% change year-on-year +28.73% -7.30% +25.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £42.00 - -

BPSS Clearance is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Somerset
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 62 114 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 17.13% 24.15% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 78 66
Somerset median daily rate £419 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.76% +8.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £186 £184 £213
90th Percentile £700 £538 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 42
Somerset median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.30% -2.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £35.49 £37.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.45 £53.63
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +29.23% -18.75% -3.61%

BPSS Clearance
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing BPSS Clearance as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for BPSS Clearance in Somerset

BPSS Clearance
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for BPSS Clearance in Somerset

BPSS Clearance
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing BPSS Clearance within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil - 1 - -
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing BPSS Clearance also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for BPSS Clearance.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) BYOD
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Statistics
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007

BPSS Clearance
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Azure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Statistics
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle