Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Security Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 August 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 Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 -1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 56 103 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.15% 22.01% 12.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 74.67% 64.78% 73.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 20
Somerset median daily rate £423 £403 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.97% -18.69% +36.55%
10th Percentile £205 £269 £325
90th Percentile £520 £563 £1,846
South West median daily rate £440 £418 £410
% change year-on-year +5.39% +1.83% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 10
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £50.00 £42.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +18.06% -16.96%
10th Percentile £35.49 £42.50 £28.00
90th Percentile £43.30 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £42.00 £41.88
% change year-on-year - +0.30% -1.38%

Security 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 75 159 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 16.27% 33.97% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 95 26
Somerset median daily rate £423 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.03% -0.32% +3.67%
10th Percentile £269 £168 £263
90th Percentile £532 £575 £548
South West median daily rate £421 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.13% - +0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 17
Somerset median hourly rate £40.75 £50.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +42.86% -25.53%
10th Percentile £35.49 £42.50 £20.50
90th Percentile £43.23 £53.75 £49.05
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +3.83% +12.68% -11.25%

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Security Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Security Cleared in Somerset

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Security Cleared in Somerset

Security Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Somerset

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Security Cleared in Somerset

Security 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 Security Cleared within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 21 August 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 +2 26 £440 +17.33% 5
Yeovil -3 9 - - 5
Bath -19 8 £375 -23.47%
Bridgwater - 6 £188 -
Street -7 2 - -
Portishead - 2 £425 -
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 41 (73.21%) SC Cleared
2 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (42.86%) C#
4 17 (30.36%) Scrum
5 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
7 13 (23.21%) .NET
8 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (19.64%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
10 10 (17.86%) BDD
11 9 (16.07%) Firewall
11 9 (16.07%) Java
11 9 (16.07%) Linux
12 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 7 (12.50%) Migration
13 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
14 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
14 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
14 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
14 6 (10.71%) Hadoop
14 6 (10.71%) DevOps
14 6 (10.71%) Ansible
15 5 (8.93%) Office 365
15 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
15 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (8.93%) Degree
15 5 (8.93%) MVC
15 5 (8.93%) OO

Security 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 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
1 2 (3.57%) Apache Spark
1 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Doxygen
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.93%) Office 365
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) Firewall
2 4 (7.14%) Internet
2 4 (7.14%) Kerberos
2 4 (7.14%) Network Security
2 4 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.79%) DMZ
3 1 (1.79%) Skype
3 1 (1.79%) SMTP
3 1 (1.79%) VoIP
3 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) Hadoop
2 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.36%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.79%) Big Data
5 1 (1.79%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.71%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.93%) Cucumber
4 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.36%) Selenium
6 2 (3.57%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (3.57%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (3.57%) Law
2 1 (1.79%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Developer
2 10 (17.86%) Software Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (8.93%) Desktop Support
4 5 (8.93%) Java Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Customer Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Java Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) .NET
2 8 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 4 (7.14%) LDAP
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET Core
4 3 (5.36%) REST
4 3 (5.36%) RESTful
4 3 (5.36%) WPF
5 2 (3.57%) Pthreads
5 2 (3.57%) STL
6 1 (1.79%) CSS
6 1 (1.79%) HTML
6 1 (1.79%) React
6 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.79%) Spring
6 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) CPLD
3 2 (3.57%) CUDA
3 2 (3.57%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.07%) Linux
2 4 (7.14%) CentOS
2 4 (7.14%) Unix
3 3 (5.36%) Windows
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.36%) Scrum
3 16 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 11 (19.64%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (19.64%) Software Engineering
5 10 (17.86%) BDD
6 7 (12.50%) Migration
7 6 (10.71%) DevOps
7 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.93%) MVC
8 5 (8.93%) OO
8 5 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (7.14%) Availability Management
9 4 (7.14%) Break/Fix
9 4 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
9 4 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (7.14%) ITIL
9 4 (7.14%) OOD
9 4 (7.14%) Server Management
9 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (42.86%) C#
2 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.07%) Java
4 5 (8.93%) C++
5 3 (5.36%) SQL
6 2 (3.57%) Java 8
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 41 (73.21%) SC Cleared
2 5 (8.93%) Degree
3 4 (7.14%) DBS Check
3 4 (7.14%) ISEB
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB
4 3 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) GDPR
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.57%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) Ansible
2 2 (3.57%) Oozie
3 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix
3 1 (1.79%) SAP