Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 3 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 +6 0
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 65 81 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 12.57% 17.34% 12.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 69.15% 61.36% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 50 30
Somerset median daily rate £424 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.94% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £186 £160 £252
90th Percentile £530 £578 £500
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 10
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.35% +25.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £35.49 £46.25 £26.90
90th Percentile £44.58 £53.75 £43.75
South West median hourly rate £41.68 £40.58 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.72% +8.20% -10.71%

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 94 132 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 18.18% 28.27% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 81 37
Somerset median daily rate £423 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £160 £254
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 17
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £50.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.35% +78.57% -42.71%
10th Percentile £35.71 £46.25 £19.25
90th Percentile £44.91 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £41.83 £38.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +8.64% +23.20% -22.84%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 25 £440 +19.73% 4
Yeovil +5 17 £305 +103.33% 4
Bath -20 10 £423 -8.89% 12
Bridgwater 0 8 £198 +16.18%
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 45 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (44.62%) C#
4 18 (27.69%) Scrum
5 13 (20.00%) Java
5 13 (20.00%) .NET
5 13 (20.00%) Linux
5 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
6 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
7 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (16.92%) Firewall
8 9 (13.85%) OO
8 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (13.85%) BDD
9 8 (12.31%) Ansible
9 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
9 8 (12.31%) UML
9 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
10 7 (10.77%) ITIL
10 7 (10.77%) Unix
10 7 (10.77%) C++
10 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
10 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
10 7 (10.77%) CentOS
10 7 (10.77%) Degree
11 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing

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 (4.62%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Apache
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) InfoPath
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
3 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) Firewall
2 6 (9.23%) Kerberos
2 6 (9.23%) Network Security
2 6 (9.23%) OpenLDAP
3 5 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) DMZ
4 1 (1.54%) Skype
4 1 (1.54%) SMTP
4 1 (1.54%) VoIP
4 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.62%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (3.08%) Apache Hive
4 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.54%) Big Data
5 1 (1.54%) GIS
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (18.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Eclipse
4 4 (6.15%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.62%) Eclipse RCP
6 2 (3.08%) JIRA
6 2 (3.08%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.54%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (4.62%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Electronics
2 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.08%) Marketing
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Developer
2 10 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Desktop Support
3 7 (10.77%) Test Automation Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Test Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Consultant
5 5 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (6.15%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
7 3 (4.62%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.62%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (4.62%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) .NET
2 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
3 6 (9.23%) LDAP
4 4 (6.15%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (4.62%) ASP.NET Core
5 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.62%) REST
5 3 (4.62%) RESTful
5 3 (4.62%) WPF
6 2 (3.08%) PostGIS
6 2 (3.08%) React
7 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.54%) CSS
7 1 (1.54%) HTML
7 1 (1.54%) ModSecurity
7 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.00%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) CentOS
2 7 (10.77%) Unix
3 6 (9.23%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (27.69%) Scrum
3 13 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (18.46%) Test Automation
5 11 (16.92%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (13.85%) BDD
6 9 (13.85%) OO
6 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.31%) UML
8 7 (10.77%) ITIL
9 6 (9.23%) DevOps
9 6 (9.23%) MVC
9 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (7.69%) Break/Fix
10 5 (7.69%) Migration
10 5 (7.69%) OOD
10 5 (7.69%) Server Management
11 4 (6.15%) Ethical Hacking
11 4 (6.15%) Service Management
11 4 (6.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (44.62%) C#
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 12 (18.46%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.77%) C++
5 4 (6.15%) SQL
6 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.62%) VBA
7 2 (3.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 45 (69.23%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) Degree
3 6 (9.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.15%) DBS Check
5 3 (4.62%) ISEB
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB
5 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.54%) CISSP
6 1 (1.54%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.08%) PMO
2 1 (1.54%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.54%) RMADS
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (12.31%) Ansible
2 2 (3.08%) Cacti
2 2 (3.08%) Grafana
2 2 (3.08%) Nagios
2 2 (3.08%) Oozie
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
2 2 (3.08%) SAP
3 1 (1.54%) Citrix
3 1 (1.54%) ESRI
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) VMware