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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 18 8
Rank change year-on-year +12 -10  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 42 17 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.00% 7.05% 15.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 44.74% 65.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 27
Median daily rate £403 £500 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.50% +37.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £380 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £590 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.45 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.78% -22.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.85% -2.77%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 84 38 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 40.00% 15.77% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 44
Median daily rate £405 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing SC Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 13 £386 -
Bath +3 9 £490 +1.81% 1
Yeovil +6 8 - -
Templecombe - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (42.11%) Java
4 23 (30.26%) C#
5 22 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
7 20 (26.32%) Test Automation
8 18 (23.68%) C++
8 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
9 17 (22.37%) SQL
10 14 (18.42%) Linux
10 14 (18.42%) UML
10 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
10 14 (18.42%) Scrum
11 12 (15.79%) .NET
11 12 (15.79%) Hadoop
11 12 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (14.47%) Extranet
13 10 (13.16%) RIA
13 10 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (13.16%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (11.84%) JIRA
14 9 (11.84%) Time Management
14 9 (11.84%) Apache Camel
14 9 (11.84%) BDD
14 9 (11.84%) OO
15 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
15 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
15 8 (10.53%) Spring
15 8 (10.53%) TDD

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 14 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (6.58%) IIS
2 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (6.58%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (5.26%) nginx
3 4 (5.26%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (2.63%) Apache
4 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 2 (2.63%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.32%) Jetty
5 1 (1.32%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.32%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.89%) IaaS
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.58%) Office 365
3 2 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.32%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.47%) Extranet
2 6 (7.89%) DHCP
2 6 (7.89%) DNS
3 5 (6.58%) Intranet
4 4 (5.26%) Internet
5 3 (3.95%) WAN
6 2 (2.63%) DMZ
6 2 (2.63%) Firewall
6 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.63%) LAN
6 2 (2.63%) LDAP
6 2 (2.63%) Network Security
6 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.63%) VoIP
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.32%) IPsec
7 1 (1.32%) ISDN
7 1 (1.32%) SSL
7 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.21%) Big Data
3 7 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (6.58%) Apache Hive
4 5 (6.58%) MySQL
4 5 (6.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.95%) GIS
6 2 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.32%) HBase
7 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.32%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 22 (28.95%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (11.84%) JIRA
3 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.21%) Selenium
3 7 (9.21%) SpecFlow
4 6 (7.89%) Eclipse
4 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.58%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 4 (5.26%) HP UFT
6 4 (5.26%) Sahi
6 4 (5.26%) WATIR
7 3 (3.95%) Maven
7 3 (3.95%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.32%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.58%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Developer
2 13 (17.11%) Java Developer
3 12 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 10 (13.16%) Consultant
4 10 (13.16%) SharePoint Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Java Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Java Software Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) C# Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Test Consultant
8 5 (6.58%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Developer in Test
8 5 (6.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Java Software Developer
8 5 (6.58%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.26%) .NET Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C++ Developer
9 4 (5.26%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.79%) .NET
2 9 (11.84%) Apache Camel
3 8 (10.53%) JPA
3 8 (10.53%) Spring
4 7 (9.21%) Gherkin
5 6 (7.89%) .NET Framework
6 4 (5.26%) Web Services
6 4 (5.26%) XML
7 2 (2.63%) COM
8 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.32%) boto
8 1 (1.32%) J2EE
8 1 (1.32%) PostGIS
8 1 (1.32%) Servlets
8 1 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.16%) RIA
2 6 (7.89%) User Experience
3 4 (5.26%) PKI
4 1 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.42%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) CentOS
3 6 (7.89%) Windows
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.95%) Unix
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.32%) Test Automation
3 18 (23.68%) Software Engineering
4 14 (18.42%) Scrum
4 14 (18.42%) UML
5 12 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (13.16%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (11.84%) BDD
7 9 (11.84%) OO
7 9 (11.84%) Time Management
8 8 (10.53%) DevOps
8 8 (10.53%) Open Source
8 8 (10.53%) SDLC
8 8 (10.53%) TDD
9 7 (9.21%) Test Planning
10 6 (7.89%) Test Management
11 5 (6.58%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (6.58%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (6.58%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (42.11%) Java
2 23 (30.26%) C#
3 18 (23.68%) C++
4 17 (22.37%) SQL
5 6 (7.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.58%) PHP
6 5 (6.58%) Ruby
7 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.95%) Ada
8 3 (3.95%) Dart
9 2 (2.63%) C
10 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.32%) Delphi
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 76 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (3.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (3.95%) CISSP
4 3 (3.95%) CLAS
5 1 (1.32%) APMP
5 1 (1.32%) Degree
5 1 (1.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
2 2 (2.63%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.32%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (6.58%) Samba
2 5 (6.58%) Squid
3 4 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (2.63%) HDFS
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) Ansible
2 5 (6.58%) Nagios
2 5 (6.58%) Webmin
2 5 (6.58%) Xymon
3 3 (3.95%) Puppet
4 1 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.32%) Oozie
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 6 (7.89%) Cloudera
5 5 (6.58%) Citrix
5 5 (6.58%) Luciad
5 5 (6.58%) Veeam
6 2 (2.63%) ESRI
6 2 (2.63%) Google
6 2 (2.63%) Sencha
7 1 (1.32%) CA
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
7 1 (1.32%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Pegasus