Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 10 8
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2 +3
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 27 60 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 7.46% 12.71% 17.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 43.55% 52.63% 60.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 48 34
Somerset median daily rate £390 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £186 £140 £258
90th Percentile £537 £527 £538
South West median daily rate £450 £445 £400
% change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 32
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £40.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% -3.02% -27.19%
10th Percentile £14.38 £35.49 £36.60
90th Percentile £44.55 £43.53 £53.63
South West median hourly rate £44.25 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.14% +9.38% -6.98%

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 62 114 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 17.13% 24.15% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 78 66
Somerset median daily rate £419 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.76% +8.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £186 £184 £213
90th Percentile £700 £538 £575
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 42
Somerset median hourly rate £42.25 £39.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -9.30% -2.27%
10th Percentile £11.75 £35.49 £37.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.45 £53.63
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +29.23% -18.75% -3.61%

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 25 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 May 2019. 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 8 - - 1
Taunton -8 7 £396 -10.96%
Bridgwater +1 3 £198 +23.44% 2
Bath -3 2 - - 1
Cheddar - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (51.85%) Java
3 12 (44.44%) C#
4 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (25.93%) WSUS
5 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) HP
6 6 (22.22%) UML
6 6 (22.22%) OO
6 6 (22.22%) BMC
6 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Nessus
6 6 (22.22%) Tripwire
6 6 (22.22%) Nmap
6 6 (22.22%) Metasploit
6 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
6 6 (22.22%) User Experience
7 5 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
8 4 (14.81%) C++
8 4 (14.81%) SQL
8 4 (14.81%) Python
8 4 (14.81%) OOD
8 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
8 4 (14.81%) Scrum
8 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Eclipse RCP

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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Metasploit
2 4 (14.81%) Eclipse
2 4 (14.81%) Eclipse RCP
2 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Burp Suite
4 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (7.41%) Maven
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Tester
2 6 (22.22%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Security Tester
3 4 (14.81%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Penetration Tester
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Azure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Azure Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Digital Editor
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Gherkin
2 3 (11.11%) HTML
2 3 (11.11%) Middleware
3 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (7.41%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) JAX-RS
3 2 (7.41%) jQuery
3 2 (7.41%) JSF
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle ADF
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (7.41%) PrimeFaces
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 2 (7.41%) WebCenter
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) User Experience
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) BYOD
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) OO
2 6 (22.22%) Security Testing
2 6 (22.22%) UML
3 5 (18.52%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (14.81%) OOD
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
4 4 (14.81%) Scrum
4 4 (14.81%) SDLC
4 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Break/Fix
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (11.11%) ITIL
5 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.11%) Server Management
5 3 (11.11%) Service Management
5 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.41%) BDD
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (51.85%) Java
2 12 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) C++
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) CISSP
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) CEH
3 2 (7.41%) CREST Certified
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) GCIH
3 2 (7.41%) OSCP
4 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) WSUS
2 6 (22.22%) Nessus
2 6 (22.22%) Nmap
2 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (7.41%) Nexpose
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) BMC
1 6 (22.22%) HP
1 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
1 6 (22.22%) Tripwire
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) ESET
4 1 (3.70%) Veeam