Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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 Clearance
South West > Somerset
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 88 63 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 17.25% 13.55% 19.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 65.19% 73.26% 73.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 90
Somerset median daily rate £390 £364 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -1.02% -2.00%
10th Percentile £160 £234 £310
90th Percentile £575 £500 £401
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £399
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.76% -0.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 28
Somerset median hourly rate £48.75 £40.00 £42.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -6.71% +21.63%
10th Percentile £38.32 £28.00 £38.95
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £36.75 £42.00
% change year-on-year +7.48% -12.50% +3.70%

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 135 86 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 26.47% 18.49% 26.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 43 123
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.04% +3.11%
10th Percentile £160 £220 £301
90th Percentile £550 £498 £464
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +1.32%
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%

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Security Cleared in Somerset

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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 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 +11 41 £426 +6.56% 1
Taunton +5 24 £360 -1.03%
Yeovil +2 6 £150 -
Street 0 4 £575 +64.29%
Templecombe - 2 - -
Bridgwater - 2 £170 -
Ilminster - 1 - -
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Security 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 Security Cleared.

1 62 (70.45%) SC Cleared
2 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (28.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
5 17 (19.32%) C#
5 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
6 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
7 14 (15.91%) Scrum
8 11 (12.50%) Linux
8 11 (12.50%) Java
8 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
8 11 (12.50%) CISSP
9 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
9 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
10 9 (10.23%) Information Management
10 9 (10.23%) BDD
10 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
10 9 (10.23%) Information Security
10 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
10 9 (10.23%) .NET
10 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
10 9 (10.23%) CLAS
10 9 (10.23%) PMO
11 8 (9.09%) Military
11 8 (9.09%) Programme Management
11 8 (9.09%) Big Data
11 8 (9.09%) Web Development
11 8 (9.09%) JSP 440
11 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing

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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 15 (17.05%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.68%) nginx
3 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.41%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) Apache Spark
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.27%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.14%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.14%) Confluence
6 1 (1.14%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) GitHub
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Extranet
2 3 (3.41%) DHCP
2 3 (3.41%) DNS
2 3 (3.41%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) DMZ
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) ISDN
3 1 (1.14%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.14%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.09%) Big Data
3 7 (7.95%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.55%) Apache Hive
4 4 (4.55%) MySQL
5 3 (3.41%) GIS
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.14%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.14%) HBase
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (28.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.55%) Selenium
3 3 (3.41%) Grunt
3 3 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.41%) Maven
3 3 (3.41%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.41%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.27%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.14%) GitLab
5 1 (1.14%) IntelliJ
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA
General
1 8 (9.09%) Military
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Electronics
3 6 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.82%) Marketing
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (20.45%) Consultant
2 14 (15.91%) Developer
3 10 (11.36%) Security Consultant
4 8 (9.09%) Test Consultant
5 7 (7.95%) Software Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Designer
6 5 (5.68%) Test Automation Consultant
7 4 (4.55%) Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) UI Designer
7 4 (4.55%) UI/UX Designer
7 4 (4.55%) UX Designer
7 4 (4.55%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.41%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) PMO Planner
8 3 (3.41%) SharePoint Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (5.68%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (4.55%) Apache Camel
4 4 (4.55%) JPA
4 4 (4.55%) Spring
5 3 (3.41%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.41%) WCF
5 3 (3.41%) WPF
6 2 (2.27%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.27%) ModSecurity
7 1 (1.14%) Express
7 1 (1.14%) Kafka
7 1 (1.14%) Keras
7 1 (1.14%) Node.js
7 1 (1.14%) NumPy
7 1 (1.14%) Pandas
7 1 (1.14%) REST
7 1 (1.14%) Sass
7 1 (1.14%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
1 6 (6.82%) User Experience
2 5 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.41%) RIA
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.14%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 7 (7.95%) CentOS
3 4 (4.55%) Unix
3 4 (4.55%) Windows
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) AIX
5 1 (1.14%) Solaris
5 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (21.59%) Test Automation
3 14 (15.91%) Scrum
4 10 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (11.36%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.23%) BDD
5 9 (10.23%) Information Management
5 9 (10.23%) Information Security
5 9 (10.23%) Risk Management
6 8 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 8 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (9.09%) Web Development
7 6 (6.82%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (6.82%) MVC
7 6 (6.82%) Project Management
7 6 (6.82%) SDLC
7 6 (6.82%) TDD
8 5 (5.68%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.68%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (5.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) C#
2 11 (12.50%) Java
3 9 (10.23%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.95%) SQL
5 4 (4.55%) C++
6 3 (3.41%) Dart
6 3 (3.41%) PHP
6 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.27%) Scala
7 2 (2.27%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 62 (70.45%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) CISSP
3 10 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 9 (10.23%) CLAS
5 6 (6.82%) CISM
5 6 (6.82%) HND
5 6 (6.82%) IISP
6 4 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (4.55%) CESG Certified Professional
7 2 (2.27%) Degree
7 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) DCSE
8 1 (1.14%) ISEB
8 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.14%) MCP
8 1 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) PMO
2 8 (9.09%) JSP 440
3 7 (7.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (4.55%) QA
5 2 (2.27%) RMADS
6 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) Docker
2 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.41%) Samba
2 3 (3.41%) Squid
3 1 (1.14%) HDFS
3 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (4.55%) Ansible
2 3 (3.41%) Nagios
2 3 (3.41%) Webmin
2 3 (3.41%) Xymon
3 1 (1.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.14%) Puppet
3 1 (1.14%) Sysdig
3 1 (1.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (19.32%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
2 6 (6.82%) SAP
3 4 (4.55%) Sencha
4 3 (3.41%) Citrix
4 3 (3.41%) Luciad
4 3 (3.41%) Veeam
4 3 (3.41%) VMware
5 2 (2.27%) Cloudera
5 2 (2.27%) ESRI
6 1 (1.14%) CA
6 1 (1.14%) Dell
6 1 (1.14%) IBM
6 1 (1.14%) Oracle
6 1 (1.14%) Pegasus