Period
to 16 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 6 16
Rank change year-on-year -5 +10 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 50 85 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 11.01% 19.50% 9.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 52.08% 54.84% 56.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 15
Somerset median daily rate £408 £380 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.24% -24.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £179 £216 £338
90th Percentile £485 £568 £1,846
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 14
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £43.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +10.14% -21.59%
10th Percentile £35.49 £37.50 £39.67
90th Percentile £43.45 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +11.25% -6.98% -1.71%

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 96 155 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 21.15% 35.55% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 83 22
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +1.64%
10th Percentile £183 £181 £267
90th Percentile £491 £575 £624
South West median daily rate £421 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +5.25% +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 37 22
Somerset median hourly rate £40.75 £47.50 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +11.90% -22.82%
10th Percentile £35.49 £37.65 £21.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £41.27 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +3.16% - -

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 July 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 July 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 -1 18 £445 +18.67% 5
Yeovil 0 9 £125 -
Bath -7 7 £363 -15.94%
Bridgwater - 7 £189 -
Street -4 2 - -
Portishead - 2 £425 -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 50 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
4 16 (32.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 13 (26.00%) C#
6 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
7 11 (22.00%) .NET
8 10 (20.00%) Linux
8 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (16.00%) Break/Fix
10 7 (14.00%) DevOps
10 7 (14.00%) Scrum
11 6 (12.00%) Java
11 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.00%) QA
12 5 (10.00%) Windows
12 5 (10.00%) Python
12 5 (10.00%) Firewall
12 5 (10.00%) Migration
12 5 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
12 5 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
13 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
13 4 (8.00%) Open Source
13 4 (8.00%) SIEM

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 3 (6.00%) Apache Pig
1 3 (6.00%) Apache Spark
1 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Jetty
2 1 (2.00%) Mongrel
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Doxygen
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.00%) Google App Engine
4 1 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (4.00%) VoIP
3 2 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) DMZ
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (2.00%) IPsec
4 1 (2.00%) Skype
4 1 (2.00%) SMTP
4 1 (2.00%) SSL
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.00%) Big Data
3 3 (6.00%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.00%) Selenium
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.00%) NetBeans
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (4.00%) Law
2 1 (2.00%) Electronics
2 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Desktop Support
1 9 (18.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Administrator
5 4 (8.00%) Java Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Optical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET Core
2 3 (6.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (6.00%) REST
2 3 (6.00%) RESTful
2 3 (6.00%) WPF
3 2 (4.00%) NumPy
3 2 (4.00%) Pandas
3 2 (4.00%) Pthreads
3 2 (4.00%) SciPy
3 2 (4.00%) Software Packaging
3 2 (4.00%) STL
4 1 (2.00%) CSS
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
4 1 (2.00%) J2EE
4 1 (2.00%) React
4 1 (2.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.00%) CPLD
3 2 (4.00%) CUDA
3 2 (4.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) CentOS
3 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.00%) Test Automation
3 16 (32.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (24.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (16.00%) Break/Fix
6 7 (14.00%) DevOps
6 7 (14.00%) Scrum
7 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (10.00%) Deployment Automation
8 5 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (8.00%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (8.00%) ITIL
9 4 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (8.00%) Open Source
9 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (8.00%) SIEM
10 3 (6.00%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) C#
2 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) Java
4 5 (10.00%) Python
5 3 (6.00%) C++
5 3 (6.00%) Java 8
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) C
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.00%) PMO
4 1 (2.00%) GDPR
4 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (8.00%) Docker
2 3 (6.00%) Firmware
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Ansible
2 3 (6.00%) Oozie
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (4.00%) Citrix
1 2 (4.00%) HP
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.00%) EMC
2 1 (2.00%) Google
2 1 (2.00%) VMware