Period
to 21 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -5
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 94 95 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 20.84% 22.89% 13.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 83.93% 68.35% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 42 17
Somerset median daily rate £400 £380 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £168 £210 £320
90th Percentile £531 £574 £1,846
South West median daily rate £450 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +9.22% +3.00% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 36 23
Somerset median hourly rate £42.50 £47.50 £45.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +3.54% -2.39%
10th Percentile £35.49 £37.63 £41.84
90th Percentile £43.45 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +5.00% -6.98% -1.71%

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 112 139 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 24.83% 33.49% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 70 22
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £210 £237
90th Percentile £533 £575 £624
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 37 28
Somerset median hourly rate £40.75 £47.50 £43.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.21% +8.26% -6.65%
10th Percentile £35.49 £37.65 £28.23
90th Percentile £43.38 £53.75 £57.00
South West median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £41.80
% change year-on-year -5.01% -4.31% +8.22%

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 21 June 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 June 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 +5 42 £425 +15.65% 6
Bath +4 20 £375 -11.76% 1
Yeovil 0 11 £135 -10.00% 3
Bridgwater - 9 £188 -
Street -5 2 - -
Portishead - 2 £425 -
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 63 (67.02%) SC Cleared
2 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (29.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 26 (27.66%) C#
5 25 (26.60%) Test Automation
6 23 (24.47%) Linux
7 22 (23.40%) .NET
8 21 (22.34%) Hadoop
9 20 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (20.21%) Software Engineering
11 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (18.09%) Scrum
12 17 (18.09%) PowerShell
12 17 (18.09%) Ansible
12 17 (18.09%) Docker
13 14 (14.89%) DevOps
13 14 (14.89%) Firewall
14 13 (13.83%) Java
14 13 (13.83%) CentOS
15 12 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 12 (12.77%) BDD
16 11 (11.70%) Big Data
16 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
16 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
16 11 (11.70%) Unix
16 11 (11.70%) Red Hat
17 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
17 10 (10.64%) Break/Fix
18 9 (9.57%) Single Sign-On
18 9 (9.57%) Greenfield Project

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 5 (5.32%) Apache Pig
1 5 (5.32%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.26%) nginx
3 3 (3.19%) ArcGIS
3 3 (3.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.06%) Apache
4 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.06%) IIS
4 1 (1.06%) Jetty
4 1 (1.06%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.06%) NServiceBus
4 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.06%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.13%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.32%) Office 365
3 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.13%) SaaS
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.06%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.89%) Firewall
2 8 (8.51%) Kerberos
2 8 (8.51%) Network Security
3 4 (4.26%) Internet
4 3 (3.19%) SMS
5 2 (2.13%) VoIP
5 2 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (1.06%) DHCP
6 1 (1.06%) DMZ
6 1 (1.06%) DNS
6 1 (1.06%) FTP
6 1 (1.06%) HTTP
6 1 (1.06%) IPsec
6 1 (1.06%) Skype
6 1 (1.06%) SMTP
6 1 (1.06%) SSL
6 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.34%) Hadoop
2 11 (11.70%) Big Data
3 8 (8.51%) Apache Hive
3 8 (8.51%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.19%) Geospatial Data
4 3 (3.19%) GIS
5 1 (1.06%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 20 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (11.70%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.64%) Jenkins
4 8 (8.51%) Maven
4 8 (8.51%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (8.51%) Vagrant
5 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (3.19%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.19%) Selenium
7 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.06%) NetBeans
8 1 (1.06%) Subversion
8 1 (1.06%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (9.57%) Military
2 2 (2.13%) Electronics
2 2 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (1.06%) Finance
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Marketing
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Developer
2 13 (13.83%) Software Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Desktop Support
4 9 (9.57%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Support Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Test Automation Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Test Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Java Engineer
6 7 (7.45%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (6.38%) Consultant
8 5 (5.32%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Administrator
9 4 (4.26%) Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.26%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Java Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.40%) .NET
2 11 (11.70%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.51%) LDAP
4 5 (5.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (4.26%) WPF
6 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET Core
6 3 (3.19%) CSS
6 3 (3.19%) HTML
6 3 (3.19%) ModSecurity
6 3 (3.19%) REST
6 3 (3.19%) RESTful
7 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.13%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.13%) Gherkin
7 2 (2.13%) HTML5
7 2 (2.13%) NumPy
7 2 (2.13%) Pandas
7 2 (2.13%) Pthreads
7 2 (2.13%) SciPy
7 2 (2.13%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.13%) CPLD
3 2 (2.13%) CUDA
3 2 (2.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.06%) CMDB
4 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.06%) NHS
4 1 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.47%) Linux
2 13 (13.83%) CentOS
3 11 (11.70%) Unix
4 6 (6.38%) Windows
5 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.87%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.79%) Continuous Delivery
3 25 (26.60%) Test Automation
4 19 (20.21%) Software Engineering
5 17 (18.09%) Scrum
6 14 (14.89%) DevOps
7 12 (12.77%) BDD
7 12 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (10.64%) Break/Fix
9 8 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (8.51%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (8.51%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (7.45%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.45%) SIEM
11 6 (6.38%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (6.38%) MVC
11 6 (6.38%) Open Source
11 6 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
11 6 (6.38%) Refactoring
11 6 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.66%) C#
2 17 (18.09%) PowerShell
3 13 (13.83%) Java
4 5 (5.32%) Java 8
4 5 (5.32%) Python
5 4 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.19%) C++
6 3 (3.19%) Dart
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) C
7 2 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 63 (67.02%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) Degree
3 4 (4.26%) ISEB
4 3 (3.19%) CESG Certified Professional
4 3 (3.19%) CISSP
4 3 (3.19%) CLAS
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.19%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.19%) RMADS
4 2 (2.13%) PMO
4 2 (2.13%) SLA
5 1 (1.06%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (18.09%) Docker
2 4 (4.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.19%) Firmware
4 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (18.09%) Ansible
2 9 (9.57%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (5.32%) Oozie
4 2 (2.13%) SCCM
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (11.70%) Red Hat
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.19%) Cloudera
3 3 (3.19%) ESRI
3 3 (3.19%) HP
4 2 (2.13%) Citrix
5 1 (1.06%) EMC
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) SAP
5 1 (1.06%) VMware