Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 13 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -10
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 62 48 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.25% 10.55% 15.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 46.27% 57.14% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 26 74
Somerset median daily rate £375 £411 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.81% +13.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £160 £303 £310
90th Percentile £558 £500 £439
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 22
Somerset median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £45.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.36% +28.01%
10th Percentile £44.60 £28.00 £38.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £41.15 £40.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.88% -3.61% +2.47%

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 134 84 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.48% 18.46% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 41 124
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.35% +3.46%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £302
90th Percentile £550 £500 £462
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.56% +1.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 30
Somerset median hourly rate £47.50 £36.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -14.62% +22.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £17.00 £37.43
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +36.36% -31.25% +14.29%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Bath +6 25 £408 +1.88% 1
Taunton +3 19 £375 -11.76%
Yeovil 0 4 - -
Street -2 2 £550 +57.14%
Templecombe - 2 - -
Bridgwater - 1 £170 -
Ilminster - 1 - -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (33.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
4 13 (20.97%) C#
5 11 (17.74%) Java
6 10 (16.13%) Linux
6 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
6 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
6 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
7 9 (14.52%) Scrum
7 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
8 8 (12.90%) Military
8 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
9 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (11.29%) CentOS
9 7 (11.29%) Big Data
10 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (9.68%) SDLC
10 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
10 6 (9.68%) SQL
10 6 (9.68%) .NET
10 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
11 5 (8.06%) UML
11 5 (8.06%) Web Development
11 5 (8.06%) TDD
11 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (8.06%) User Experience
11 5 (8.06%) PMO

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 10 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.06%) nginx
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.23%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) DHCP
1 3 (4.84%) DNS
1 3 (4.84%) Extranet
1 3 (4.84%) Intranet
2 1 (1.61%) ISDN
2 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) Big Data
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 5 (8.06%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) Apache Hive
4 4 (6.45%) MySQL
5 3 (4.84%) GIS
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) Geospatial Data
6 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (33.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (6.45%) Selenium
3 3 (4.84%) Grunt
3 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.84%) Maven
3 3 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.84%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.90%) Military
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Consultant
2 11 (17.74%) Developer
3 8 (12.90%) Test Consultant
4 7 (11.29%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Test Automation Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Designer
6 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) SharePoint Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Software Developer
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) UI Designer
7 3 (4.84%) UI/UX Designer
7 3 (4.84%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) .NET
2 4 (6.45%) Apache Camel
2 4 (6.45%) JPA
2 4 (6.45%) Spring
3 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
3 3 (4.84%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.23%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.23%) ModSecurity
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) Express
5 1 (1.61%) Keras
5 1 (1.61%) Node.js
5 1 (1.61%) NumPy
5 1 (1.61%) Pandas
5 1 (1.61%) Sass
5 1 (1.61%) SciPy
5 1 (1.61%) Swing
5 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) User Experience
2 3 (4.84%) RIA
3 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.23%) Handset
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.13%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) CentOS
3 3 (4.84%) Unix
3 3 (4.84%) Windows
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (27.42%) Test Automation
3 10 (16.13%) Software Engineering
4 9 (14.52%) Scrum
5 8 (12.90%) Risk Management
6 7 (11.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (9.68%) SDLC
8 5 (8.06%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (8.06%) TDD
8 5 (8.06%) UML
8 5 (8.06%) Web Development
9 4 (6.45%) Acceptance Criteria
9 4 (6.45%) BDD
9 4 (6.45%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.45%) Demand Management
9 4 (6.45%) Integration Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) C#
2 11 (17.74%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.68%) SQL
5 4 (6.45%) C++
6 3 (4.84%) Dart
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.23%) Scala
7 2 (3.23%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (6.45%) CISSP
2 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) CLAS
4 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
4 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) PMO
2 3 (4.84%) QA
3 2 (3.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.61%) RMADS
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.84%) Samba
2 3 (4.84%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Ansible
1 3 (4.84%) Nagios
1 3 (4.84%) Webmin
1 3 (4.84%) Xymon
2 1 (1.61%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.45%) Sencha
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 3 (4.84%) Luciad
4 3 (4.84%) Veeam
4 3 (4.84%) VMware
5 2 (3.23%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.23%) ESRI
6 1 (1.61%) CA
6 1 (1.61%) Pegasus