Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 16 10
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 79 45 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.52% 9.07% 12.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.71% 38.46% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 25 39
Somerset median daily rate £460 £430 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.98% +14.67% -8.81%
10th Percentile £186 £186 £160
90th Percentile £700 £525 £555
South West median daily rate £463 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.92% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 9
Somerset median hourly rate £35.00 £42.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.13% -14.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £14.38 £37.96 £45.15
90th Percentile £44.50 £43.38 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £41.15
% change year-on-year - +2.07% +2.88%

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 124 117 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.36% 23.59% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 77 81
Somerset median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £160
90th Percentile £695 £580 £550
South West median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 14
Somerset median hourly rate £29.25 £41.83 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.07% -14.21% +51.16%
10th Percentile £12.04 £38.81 £10.78
90th Percentile £43.88 £45.12 £53.75
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £41.53 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.13% +7.87% +40.00%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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
Taunton +7 39 £461 +2.50% 6
Yeovil +2 23 £450 +47.54% 2
Bridgwater -1 4 £193 -2.53% 1
Bath +1 2 £460 -16.36% 2
Cheddar - 1 - -
Street - 1 £525 -
SC Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 79 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (35.44%) C#
4 25 (31.65%) .NET
5 21 (26.58%) SQL
5 21 (26.58%) Linux
5 21 (26.58%) Azure
6 19 (24.05%) Java
7 18 (22.78%) XML
7 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
8 17 (21.52%) DevOps
9 14 (17.72%) Public Sector
10 13 (16.46%) HP
10 13 (16.46%) Open Source
10 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
11 12 (15.19%) Python
11 12 (15.19%) ITIL
11 12 (15.19%) Web Services
11 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
12 11 (13.92%) Windows
12 11 (13.92%) ETL
12 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (13.92%) SDLC
12 11 (13.92%) Deployment Automation
13 10 (12.66%) Gherkin
13 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
14 9 (11.39%) Service Management
14 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
14 9 (11.39%) IBM
14 9 (11.39%) Oracle

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 4 (5.06%) Apache Spark
1 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) IIS
3 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.58%) Azure
2 9 (11.39%) AWS
3 8 (10.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 8 (10.13%) Amazon S3
3 8 (10.13%) AWS Lambda
3 8 (10.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) FTP
2 4 (5.06%) DHCP
2 4 (5.06%) DNS
3 3 (3.80%) Internet
4 1 (1.27%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) SAN
4 1 (1.27%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) DataStage
1 8 (10.13%) DB2
1 8 (10.13%) IBM InfoSphere
1 8 (10.13%) Informix
1 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
1 8 (10.13%) QualityStage
2 6 (7.59%) Event Store
2 6 (7.59%) Geospatial Data
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.06%) Big Data
3 4 (5.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.53%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (2.53%) Redis
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.27%) GIS
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (13.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.59%) Selenium
4 5 (6.33%) HP UFT
4 5 (6.33%) Metasploit
4 5 (6.33%) Sahi
4 5 (6.33%) WATIR
5 4 (5.06%) CircleCI
5 4 (5.06%) Subversion
6 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.53%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (2.53%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.27%) JIRA
7 1 (1.27%) JMeter
7 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.27%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (17.72%) Public Sector
2 8 (10.13%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.80%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Marketing
3 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (50.63%) Developer
2 14 (17.72%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.66%) Tester
4 8 (10.13%) ETL Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Azure Developer
5 6 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Java Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Lead Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Penetration Tester
5 6 (7.59%) Software Developer
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) DataStage Developer
6 5 (6.33%) DataStage ETL Developer
6 5 (6.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Lead .NET Developer
7 4 (5.06%) QA Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (31.65%) .NET
2 18 (22.78%) XML
3 12 (15.19%) Web Services
4 10 (12.66%) Gherkin
5 8 (10.13%) XML Schema
6 6 (7.59%) AngularJS
6 6 (7.59%) CSS
6 6 (7.59%) HTML
6 6 (7.59%) HTML5
6 6 (7.59%) Java EE
6 6 (7.59%) Middleware
6 6 (7.59%) SOAP
6 6 (7.59%) Swing
7 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
7 5 (6.33%) ASP.NET
7 5 (6.33%) LINQ
8 4 (5.06%) Entity Framework
8 4 (5.06%) Kafka
9 3 (3.80%) RESTful
10 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.59%) Data Structures
2 6 (7.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (6.33%) User Experience
4 4 (5.06%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.53%) CCTV
6 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 2 (2.53%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Linux
2 11 (13.92%) Windows
3 4 (5.06%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.53%) Unix
4 2 (2.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.27%) AIX
5 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.52%) DevOps
3 13 (16.46%) Open Source
3 13 (16.46%) Test Automation
4 12 (15.19%) ITIL
5 11 (13.92%) Deployment Automation
5 11 (13.92%) ETL
5 11 (13.92%) SDLC
6 9 (11.39%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.39%) Data Modelling
6 9 (11.39%) Service Management
6 9 (11.39%) Unit Testing
7 8 (10.13%) Data Integration
7 8 (10.13%) Data Management
7 8 (10.13%) Data Mapping
7 8 (10.13%) Incident Management
7 8 (10.13%) OO
7 8 (10.13%) OOD
7 8 (10.13%) Scrum
7 8 (10.13%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) C#
2 21 (26.58%) SQL
3 19 (24.05%) Java
4 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 12 (15.19%) Python
5 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
6 8 (10.13%) Scala
7 4 (5.06%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) Ruby
7 4 (5.06%) VBScript
8 1 (1.27%) C
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.86%) Degree
3 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.53%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.53%) MCP
5 2 (2.53%) MCSA
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.53%) OSCP
5 2 (2.53%) Tigerscheme
6 1 (1.27%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.13%) Data Quality
2 5 (6.33%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.27%) PMO
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.59%) Docker
2 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.33%) Nessus
2 5 (6.33%) Nmap
2 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (6.33%) WSUS
3 4 (5.06%) Terraform
3 4 (5.06%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.80%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.53%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) HP
3 9 (11.39%) IBM
3 9 (11.39%) Oracle
4 8 (10.13%) Citrix
4 8 (10.13%) Teradata
5 5 (6.33%) BMC
5 5 (6.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.33%) Tripwire
6 4 (5.06%) Cisco
6 4 (5.06%) McAfee
6 4 (5.06%) Siemens
6 4 (5.06%) VMware
7 3 (3.80%) SAP
8 2 (2.53%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.53%) Intel
9 1 (1.27%) NetApp
9 1 (1.27%) Veritas