Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 4 5
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 83 95 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 17.93% 20.61% 18.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 74.77% 84.07% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 46 77
Somerset median daily rate £398 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% -10.00% +4.90%
10th Percentile £140 £211 £312
90th Percentile £538 £439 £443
South West median daily rate £461 £420 £390
% change year-on-year +9.82% +7.69% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 40 28
Somerset median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £43.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% -6.55% +12.14%
10th Percentile £21.28 £36.40 £38.75
90th Percentile £43.45 £47.63 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £39.50 £42.23
% change year-on-year -17.09% -6.46% -1.79%

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 111 113 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 23.97% 24.51% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 105
Somerset median daily rate £389 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.62% -13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £138 £210 £303
90th Percentile £538 £440 £469
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 45 28
Somerset median hourly rate £13.92 £40.00 £43.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.21% -8.83% +20.54%
10th Percentile £10.69 £26.80 £38.75
90th Percentile £43.00 £45.70 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £32.25 £38.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year -16.23% -7.23% +11.56%

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

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 23 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Security Cleared in Somerset over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 +7 34 £425 +36.66% 1
Bath +3 25 £350 -11.11% 4
Yeovil 0 7 £135 - 2
Bridgwater - 5 £155 -
Street -2 2 - -
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 48 (57.83%) SC Cleared
2 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.33%) Hadoop
4 24 (28.92%) Linux
5 21 (25.30%) Continuous Delivery
6 20 (24.10%) Ansible
6 20 (24.10%) Docker
7 18 (21.69%) CentOS
8 17 (20.48%) Single Sign-On
9 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
9 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Management
10 15 (18.07%) Big Data
10 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
10 15 (18.07%) Red Hat
10 15 (18.07%) Unix
11 13 (15.66%) Firewall
11 13 (15.66%) DevOps
12 12 (14.46%) Network Security
12 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
12 12 (14.46%) Java
12 12 (14.46%) LDAP
12 12 (14.46%) Kerberos
13 11 (13.25%) C#
13 11 (13.25%) .NET
13 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
13 11 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
14 10 (12.05%) Vagrant
14 10 (12.05%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (12.05%) QA

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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 6 (7.23%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.82%) Apache Pig
2 4 (4.82%) nginx
3 3 (3.61%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Jetty
5 1 (1.20%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.41%) SaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.20%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.66%) Firewall
2 12 (14.46%) Kerberos
2 12 (14.46%) Network Security
3 4 (4.82%) SMS
4 1 (1.20%) DHCP
4 1 (1.20%) DNS
4 1 (1.20%) FTP
4 1 (1.20%) HTTP
4 1 (1.20%) IPsec
4 1 (1.20%) SSL
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) VoIP
4 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.33%) Hadoop
2 15 (18.07%) Big Data
3 8 (9.64%) Apache Hive
4 5 (6.02%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.61%) GIS
6 2 (2.41%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.20%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (19.28%) Git (software)
2 11 (13.25%) Jenkins
3 10 (12.05%) Maven
3 10 (12.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 10 (12.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (12.05%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.41%) Selenium
6 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.20%) Subversion
6 1 (1.20%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.20%) webpack
General
1 9 (10.84%) Law
1 9 (10.84%) Military
2 2 (2.41%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (20.48%) Developer
2 9 (10.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (7.23%) Consultant
3 6 (7.23%) Software Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) Commercial Officer
4 5 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
5 4 (4.82%) Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Security Consultant
5 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Test Automation Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) .NET Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Auditor
6 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
6 3 (3.61%) Data Architect
6 3 (3.61%) Java Engineer
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 3 (3.61%) Technical Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) LDAP
2 11 (13.25%) .NET
3 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (3.61%) ModSecurity
4 3 (3.61%) NumPy
4 3 (3.61%) Pandas
4 3 (3.61%) SciPy
5 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.41%) CSS
5 2 (2.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.20%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.20%) J2EE
6 1 (1.20%) Servlets
6 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.20%) Swing
6 1 (1.20%) WCF
6 1 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.25%) Management Information System
2 8 (9.64%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (4.82%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.20%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) CMDB
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.20%) Handset
6 1 (1.20%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (28.92%) Linux
2 18 (21.69%) CentOS
3 15 (18.07%) Unix
4 5 (6.02%) Windows
5 3 (3.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Management
4 15 (18.07%) Test Automation
5 13 (15.66%) DevOps
6 12 (14.46%) Software Engineering
7 11 (13.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (12.05%) Scrum
9 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.64%) Refactoring
10 7 (8.43%) Acceptance Criteria
11 6 (7.23%) Break/Fix
11 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.23%) Open Source
12 5 (6.02%) BDD
12 5 (6.02%) Line Management
12 5 (6.02%) Supplier Management
13 4 (4.82%) Analytics
13 4 (4.82%) Data Analytics
13 4 (4.82%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) C#
3 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.82%) Python
5 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.61%) C
5 3 (3.61%) Dart
6 2 (2.41%) C++
6 2 (2.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.20%) Scala
7 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (57.83%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.82%) CISSP
3 3 (3.61%) CESG Certified Professional
3 3 (3.61%) CLAS
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.05%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) RMADS
3 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.61%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.41%) PMO
5 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.20%) GDPR
5 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (24.10%) Docker
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (24.10%) Ansible
2 17 (20.48%) Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.82%) Oozie
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) Red Hat
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.61%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.61%) ESRI
3 3 (3.61%) HP
4 1 (1.20%) Citrix
4 1 (1.20%) EMC
4 1 (1.20%) Google
4 1 (1.20%) SAP
4 1 (1.20%) VMware