Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 56 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.23% 17.52% 13.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 49.12% 63.20% 60.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 35
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £140 £258 £313
90th Percentile £520 £440 £1,358
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £384
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.23% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 34 21
Somerset median hourly rate £42.00 £41.50 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.20% -27.19% +49.02%
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -0.63% -5.88% +4.94%

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 114 125 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.89% 27.72% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 58 57
Somerset median daily rate £395 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.48% -8.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £210 £311
90th Percentile £538 £486 £504
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 47 29
Somerset median hourly rate £38.50 £41.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.23% -5.68% +20.88%
10th Percentile £10.91 £34.30 £38.65
90th Percentile £43.23 £52.50 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £39.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year -26.92% -6.02% +9.96%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 22 £425 +11.84% 2
Yeovil +3 9 £135 - 1
Bath -3 8 £363 -6.45%
Portishead 0 2 £425 -
Street -3 2 - -
Bridgwater - 2 £140 - 1
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 56 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 19 (33.93%) Hadoop
5 15 (26.79%) Big Data
5 15 (26.79%) Ansible
5 15 (26.79%) Docker
6 13 (23.21%) Continuous Delivery
6 13 (23.21%) CentOS
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
7 11 (19.64%) QA
7 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
8 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
8 10 (17.86%) Red Hat
8 10 (17.86%) Unix
9 9 (16.07%) Java
9 9 (16.07%) Firewall
9 9 (16.07%) DevOps
10 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 8 (14.29%) Apache Hive
10 8 (14.29%) Scrum
10 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.50%) Network Security
11 7 (12.50%) Maven
11 7 (12.50%) LDAP
11 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
11 7 (12.50%) Refactoring
11 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (12.50%) Vagrant
11 7 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus

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 6 (10.71%) Apache Spark
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Pig
2 4 (7.14%) nginx
3 3 (5.36%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Jetty
4 1 (1.79%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Doxygen
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Firewall
2 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
2 7 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (1.79%) DHCP
3 1 (1.79%) DNS
3 1 (1.79%) FTP
3 1 (1.79%) HTTP
3 1 (1.79%) IPsec
3 1 (1.79%) SMS
3 1 (1.79%) SSL
3 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.79%) VoIP
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.93%) Hadoop
2 15 (26.79%) Big Data
3 8 (14.29%) Apache Hive
4 3 (5.36%) GIS
5 2 (3.57%) Data Lake
6 1 (1.79%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (19.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 7 (12.50%) Maven
3 7 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (12.50%) Vagrant
4 5 (8.93%) Selenium
5 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.79%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
6 1 (1.79%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.79%) webpack
General
1 2 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (1.79%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Developer
2 6 (10.71%) Consultant
3 5 (8.93%) Analyst
3 5 (8.93%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Architect
4 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Security Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Data Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Java Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Python Developer
5 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 3 (5.36%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) C# Developer
6 2 (3.57%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) LDAP
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) ModSecurity
3 3 (5.36%) NumPy
3 3 (5.36%) Pandas
3 3 (5.36%) SciPy
4 2 (3.57%) Pthreads
4 2 (3.57%) STL
5 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.79%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.79%) J2EE
5 1 (1.79%) Keras
5 1 (1.79%) Servlets
5 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.79%) WCF
5 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.14%) User Experience
3 2 (3.57%) CPLD
3 2 (3.57%) CUDA
3 2 (3.57%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 20 (35.71%) Linux
2 13 (23.21%) CentOS
3 10 (17.86%) Unix
4 4 (7.14%) Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Continuous Delivery
2 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
3 10 (17.86%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.07%) DevOps
5 8 (14.29%) Scrum
5 8 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 6 (10.71%) Break/Fix
7 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (8.93%) SIEM
9 4 (7.14%) Information Management
9 4 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.14%) Open Source
9 4 (7.14%) TDD
10 3 (5.36%) Image Processing
10 3 (5.36%) Metadata Management
10 3 (5.36%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) Java
2 6 (10.71%) Python
3 5 (8.93%) C#
3 5 (8.93%) Java 8
4 4 (7.14%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.36%) C
5 3 (5.36%) Dart
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.79%) Scala
7 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) CESG Certified Professional
2 3 (5.36%) CISSP
2 3 (5.36%) CLAS
3 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (19.64%) QA
2 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.36%) JSP 440
2 3 (5.36%) RMADS
3 2 (3.57%) PMO
4 1 (1.79%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.79%) GDPR
4 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (26.79%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (26.79%) Ansible
2 4 (7.14%) Oozie
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (17.86%) Red Hat
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.36%) Cloudera
3 3 (5.36%) ESRI
3 3 (5.36%) HP
4 1 (1.79%) Citrix
4 1 (1.79%) EMC
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) VMware