Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 January 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 12 14
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -8
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 46 67 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 9.96% 14.19% 14.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 48.42% 67.68% 58.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 63
Somerset median daily rate £398 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.42% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £135 £267 £312
90th Percentile £538 £483 £423
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 26 15
Somerset median hourly rate £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.50% -15.79% +21.41%
10th Percentile £41.80 £30.25 £38.45
90th Percentile £52.60 £43.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year - -2.44% -4.65%

SC Cleared 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 99 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.56% 20.97% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 109
Somerset median daily rate £390 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £137 £213 £300
90th Percentile £538 £475 £468
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 35 26
Somerset median hourly rate £13.92 £40.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.21% -8.57% +22.55%
10th Percentile £10.69 £26.80 £38.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £43.00 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -12.67% -4.46% +7.83%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Somerset

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Somerset

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Somerset

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Somerset

SC Cleared
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 SC Cleared within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
Taunton +7 19 £408 +1.88% 2
Bath -12 9 £390 -2.50% 1
Yeovil +5 6 £140 - 6
Street -1 2 £550 +57.14%
Bridgwater - 2 £140 -
Ilminster - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 46 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (32.61%) Linux
4 14 (30.43%) Hadoop
5 13 (28.26%) Docker
6 12 (26.09%) Ansible
6 12 (26.09%) Big Data
6 12 (26.09%) CentOS
7 10 (21.74%) Unix
7 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
9 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (15.22%) Maven
10 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Network Security
10 7 (15.22%) Kerberos
10 7 (15.22%) LDAP
10 7 (15.22%) Firewall
10 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
10 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (15.22%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
11 6 (13.04%) Java
11 6 (13.04%) Refactoring
11 6 (13.04%) QA
11 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
11 6 (13.04%) Apache Hive
12 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.87%) Scrum
12 5 (10.87%) Break/Fix

SC Cleared
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 4 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 3 (6.52%) ArcGIS
2 3 (6.52%) nginx
3 2 (4.35%) Apache Pig
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Firewall
1 7 (15.22%) Kerberos
1 7 (15.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (30.43%) Hadoop
2 12 (26.09%) Big Data
3 6 (13.04%) Apache Hive
4 3 (6.52%) GIS
5 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
6 1 (2.17%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
6 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Git (software)
2 8 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (15.22%) Jenkins
3 7 (15.22%) Maven
3 7 (15.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (10.87%) Vagrant
5 2 (4.35%) Selenium
6 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.17%) webpack
General
1 4 (8.70%) Military
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Developer
2 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Data Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Designer
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Break Fix Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Python Developer
5 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 2 (4.35%) UI Designer
5 2 (4.35%) UI/UX Designer
5 2 (4.35%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) LDAP
2 3 (6.52%) ModSecurity
3 2 (4.35%) NumPy
3 2 (4.35%) Pandas
3 2 (4.35%) SciPy
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.17%) CSS
4 1 (2.17%) Express
4 1 (2.17%) JPA
4 1 (2.17%) Node.js
4 1 (2.17%) Sass
4 1 (2.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.17%) Swing
4 1 (2.17%) WCF
4 1 (2.17%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) CentOS
3 10 (21.74%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (15.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Data Modelling
3 6 (13.04%) Refactoring
3 6 (13.04%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.87%) Break/Fix
4 5 (10.87%) DevOps
4 5 (10.87%) Scrum
4 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
6 3 (6.52%) Demand Management
6 3 (6.52%) Information Management
6 3 (6.52%) Information Security
6 3 (6.52%) Metadata Management
6 3 (6.52%) OWASP
6 3 (6.52%) TDD
6 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.52%) C#
3 3 (6.52%) Dart
4 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) Scala
4 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
5 1 (2.17%) C
5 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) CISSP
3 3 (6.52%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (6.52%) CLAS
4 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) PMO
3 3 (6.52%) JSP 440
3 3 (6.52%) RMADS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Docker
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Ansible
2 2 (4.35%) Oozie
3 1 (2.17%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
2 3 (6.52%) Cloudera
2 3 (6.52%) ESRI
2 3 (6.52%) HP
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Luciad
3 1 (2.17%) Sencha