Period
to 16 October 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 16 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.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 12 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -4
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 44 60 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 8.49% 12.82% 8.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.81% 45.11% 52.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 23
Somerset median daily rate £425 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -1.56% +10.34%
10th Percentile £183 £160 £301
90th Percentile £512 £563 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £415 £380
% change year-on-year +2.41% +9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Somerset median hourly rate £41.25 £51.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.51% +28.13% -27.27%
10th Percentile £35.49 £46.25 £28.00
90th Percentile £43.23 £53.75 £46.25
South West median hourly rate £42.75 £41.15 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.88% -5.79%

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 94 133 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.15% 28.42% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 82 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 £573 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 16
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 £35.67 £46.25 £20.38
90th Percentile £44.98 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £38.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +8.25% +23.20% -22.84%

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 16 October 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 16 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
Taunton -5 14 £450 +20.00% 2
Yeovil +3 11 £305 - 4
Bridgwater 0 8 £198 +16.18%
Bath -16 6 £381 -7.01% 10
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) C#
4 11 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (20.45%) .NET
5 9 (20.45%) Linux
5 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
6 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.18%) Firewall
7 7 (15.91%) Scrum
7 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Degree
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) OO
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) Java
9 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
9 5 (11.36%) Internet
9 5 (11.36%) DevOps
9 5 (11.36%) Break/Fix
9 5 (11.36%) Server Management
10 4 (9.09%) Availability Management
10 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (9.09%) Ansible
10 4 (9.09%) DBS Check
10 4 (9.09%) OOD

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 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Pig
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) Internet
3 3 (6.82%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.82%) Network Security
3 3 (6.82%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.27%) DMZ
4 1 (2.27%) Skype
4 1 (2.27%) SMTP
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.27%) Big Data
2 1 (2.27%) GIS
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.82%) Cucumber
3 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse RCP
4 2 (4.55%) NetBeans
4 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support
2 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.82%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Data Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.55%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Core
3 3 (6.82%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.82%) LDAP
3 3 (6.82%) REST
3 3 (6.82%) RESTful
3 3 (6.82%) WPF
4 2 (4.55%) React
5 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.27%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) HTML
5 1 (2.27%) ModSecurity
5 1 (2.27%) PostGIS
5 1 (2.27%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Linux
2 4 (9.09%) Unix
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 3 (6.82%) CentOS
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (20.45%) Test Automation
4 8 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 7 (15.91%) Scrum
6 6 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (11.36%) Break/Fix
7 5 (11.36%) DevOps
7 5 (11.36%) ITIL
7 5 (11.36%) Migration
7 5 (11.36%) OO
7 5 (11.36%) Server Management
8 4 (9.09%) Availability Management
8 4 (9.09%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (9.09%) OOD
8 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (9.09%) Service Management
8 4 (9.09%) SIEM
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.09%) C#
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.36%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 4 (9.09%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.27%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.27%) CISSP
4 1 (2.27%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.27%) RMADS
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Oozie
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.27%) Citrix
3 1 (2.27%) ESRI
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle