Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 45 -
Rank change year-on-year -3 - +69
Contract jobs citing BPSS Clearance 7 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.34% 1.28% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 4.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Somerset median daily rate £423 £391 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.99% - -
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 - -
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +19.50% -30.00% -

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 95 131 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.23% 27.99% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 81 37
Somerset median daily rate £423 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £160 £254
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 18
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £50.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.35% +58.73% -35.55%
10th Percentile £35.71 £46.25 £19.38
90th Percentile £44.91 £53.75 £42.65
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £38.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.25% +18.46% -19.75%

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 19 October 2018. 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
Bath - 3 £411 -
Yeovil - 3 - -
Street - 1 £525 -
BPSS Clearance
South West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) VBA
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) InfoPath
3 3 (42.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (28.57%) Grafana
4 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (28.57%) Cacti
4 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Nagios
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) UML
5 1 (14.29%) OO
5 1 (14.29%) COM
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X

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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
2 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) InfoPath
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Applications Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cacti
1 2 (28.57%) Grafana
1 2 (28.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) VMware