Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -16 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 32 52 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 6.49% 10.44% 13.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.09% 48.60% 64.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 33
Somerset median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £284
90th Percentile £564 £532 £498
South West median daily rate £438 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +6.71% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 20
Somerset median hourly rate £42.25 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.50% +25.00% -6.43%
10th Percentile £38.78 £42.40 £28.00
90th Percentile £44.05 £53.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +2.07% +2.88% -3.01%

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 110 107 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 22.31% 21.49% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 60 47
Somerset median daily rate £428 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.00% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £295 £160 £239
90th Percentile £646 £525 £480
South West median daily rate £438 £411 £400
% change year-on-year +6.38% +2.81% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 30
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £29.17 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.40% -27.08% -6.43%
10th Percentile £38.88 £10.69 £18.35
90th Percentile £45.05 £53.75 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.50 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +15.71% +1.45% -12.10%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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
Yeovil +2 10 £305 - 1
Taunton -12 6 £440 +17.33% 6
Bath -18 6 £550 +35.80% 2
Bridgwater +1 4 £198 +16.18%
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared 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 SC Cleared.

1 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) C#
4 7 (21.88%) Java
4 7 (21.88%) Windows
4 7 (21.88%) OO
4 7 (21.88%) Migration
5 6 (18.75%) Scrum
6 5 (15.63%) UML
6 5 (15.63%) C++
6 5 (15.63%) OOD
6 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
6 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.63%) SDLC
7 4 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
7 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 4 (12.50%) SQL
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
7 4 (12.50%) Unix
8 3 (9.38%) LDAP
8 3 (9.38%) Firewall
8 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
8 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
8 3 (9.38%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
8 3 (9.38%) Network Security

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 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) Firewall
1 3 (9.38%) Kerberos
1 3 (9.38%) Network Security
1 3 (9.38%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.25%) GIS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Power View
2 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) Power BI
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
2 4 (12.50%) Eclipse RCP
3 3 (9.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
5 1 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Developer
2 4 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 3 (9.38%) Automation Test Lead
3 3 (9.38%) DBA
3 3 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
4 2 (6.25%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Data Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) SQL DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Junior
5 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) LDAP
2 2 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (6.25%) React
3 1 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
3 1 (3.13%) ModSecurity
3 1 (3.13%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) PostGIS
3 1 (3.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) OO
3 6 (18.75%) Scrum
4 5 (15.63%) OOD
4 5 (15.63%) SDLC
4 5 (15.63%) UML
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Coaching
6 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
7 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
7 2 (6.25%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (6.25%) Server Management
7 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) Java
3 5 (15.63%) C++
4 4 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Java 8
5 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.13%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (3.13%) CISSP
3 1 (3.13%) CLAS
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) PMO
2 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.13%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco
3 1 (3.13%) Citrix
3 1 (3.13%) ESRI
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle