Period
to 21 January 2019

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 January 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 Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 72 65 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 15.55% 14.19% 17.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 66.67% 70.65% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 44
Somerset median daily rate £513 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £375 £140 £213
90th Percentile £698 £541 £475
South West median daily rate £475 £460 £420
% change year-on-year +3.26% +9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 31
Somerset median hourly rate £41.91 £41.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.99% +3.75% -8.57%
10th Percentile £38.76 £21.28 £32.50
90th Percentile £44.59 £51.45 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £38.14 £37.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.71% -2.60% -6.10%

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 108 92 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.33% 20.09% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 54 49
Somerset median daily rate £435 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +12.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £310 £177 £213
90th Percentile £675 £538 £475
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 6 35
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £13.92 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +200.52% -65.21% -8.57%
10th Percentile £38.88 £10.69 £26.80
90th Percentile £45.05 £48.00 £43.00
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £37.00
% change year-on-year +22.14% -11.49% -5.13%

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 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Security Cleared in Somerset

Security Cleared
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 January 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 -2 26 £525 +20.00% 3
Bath -7 15 £425 +4.29% 5
Yeovil +3 14 £305 +117.86% 6
Bridgwater 0 3 £199 +41.96%
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (52.78%) C#
3 33 (45.83%) SC Cleared
4 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 27 (37.50%) DV Cleared
6 22 (30.56%) Scrum
7 20 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 19 (26.39%) Continuous Deployment
9 18 (25.00%) GIS
10 17 (23.61%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (23.61%) BDD
11 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
11 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
12 14 (19.44%) Security Testing
13 12 (16.67%) QA
13 12 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
14 10 (13.89%) Java
14 10 (13.89%) OO
15 9 (12.50%) Windows
15 9 (12.50%) UML
15 9 (12.50%) SQL
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
16 8 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
16 8 (11.11%) Unix
16 8 (11.11%) Linux
16 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
17 7 (9.72%) Migration
17 7 (9.72%) C++
17 7 (9.72%) Active Directory

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 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) InfoPath
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.39%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) Firewall
1 6 (8.33%) Kerberos
1 6 (8.33%) Network Security
1 6 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (1.39%) DHCP
2 1 (1.39%) DNS
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) GIS
2 5 (6.94%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.17%) Power BI
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Power View
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) Big Data
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (23.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (6.94%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.56%) Eclipse RCP
5 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.39%) Maven
6 1 (1.39%) NetBeans
6 1 (1.39%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.39%) Selenium
6 1 (1.39%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Electronics
2 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
2 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Test Leader
2 9 (12.50%) Automation Test Lead
2 9 (12.50%) Developer
3 6 (8.33%) Consultant
3 6 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.94%) Analyst
5 4 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.17%) Applications Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (4.17%) Data Consultant
6 3 (4.17%) DBA
7 2 (2.78%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.78%) SQL DBA
7 2 (2.78%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) LDAP
2 4 (5.56%) AngularJS
2 4 (5.56%) HTML
3 3 (4.17%) .NET
3 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.17%) CSS
3 3 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.17%) jQuery
4 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.78%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) PostGIS
4 2 (2.78%) React
5 1 (1.39%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.39%) Pandas
5 1 (1.39%) PrimeFaces
5 1 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.17%) User Experience
2 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.39%) BYOD
3 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.50%) Windows
2 8 (11.11%) Linux
2 8 (11.11%) Unix
3 7 (9.72%) CentOS
4 2 (2.78%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (38.89%) Test Automation
3 22 (30.56%) Scrum
4 20 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 19 (26.39%) Continuous Deployment
6 17 (23.61%) BDD
7 15 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (19.44%) Security Testing
9 12 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (16.67%) Test Strategy
10 10 (13.89%) OO
11 9 (12.50%) UML
12 8 (11.11%) Software Engineering
13 7 (9.72%) Migration
14 6 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
15 5 (6.94%) OOD
15 5 (6.94%) SDLC
15 5 (6.94%) TDD
16 4 (5.56%) DevOps
16 4 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (52.78%) C#
2 10 (13.89%) Java
3 9 (12.50%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) C++
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.17%) VBA
7 2 (2.78%) Java 8
8 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (45.83%) SC Cleared
2 27 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 8 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.39%) CISSP
5 1 (1.39%) CLAS
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.78%) PMO
3 1 (1.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.39%) RMADS
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.39%) XenApp
2 1 (1.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (2.78%) Cacti
2 2 (2.78%) Grafana
2 2 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
3 2 (2.78%) Civica
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) ESRI
4 1 (1.39%) VMware