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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 11 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing Security Cleared 54 25 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 25.96% 10.37% 19.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 64.29% 65.79% 77.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 34
Median daily rate £400 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +20.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £333 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £579 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £383 £390
% change year-on-year +7.18% -1.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £42.45 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.78% -22.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £32.66 £31.95
% change year-on-year +14.83% +2.20%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Somerset
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 84 38 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 40.38% 15.77% 25.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 8 46
Median daily rate £405 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 15
Median hourly rate £50.00 £22.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.27% -60.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

Security Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset citing Security Cleared as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 19 £388 -
Yeovil +9 13 £150 -
Bath 0 9 £490 +1.81% 1
Street - 1 £575 -
Templecombe - 1 - -
Security Cleared
South West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 77 (79.38%) SC Cleared
2 50 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (38.14%) Java
4 31 (31.96%) C#
5 30 (30.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
7 25 (25.77%) SQL
8 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
9 20 (20.62%) Software Engineering
9 20 (20.62%) Scrum
10 19 (19.59%) C++
10 19 (19.59%) SharePoint
11 17 (17.53%) .NET
11 17 (17.53%) Hadoop
11 17 (17.53%) BDD
12 16 (16.49%) Linux
12 16 (16.49%) Extranet
13 15 (15.46%) UML
14 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
15 13 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
16 10 (10.31%) OO
16 10 (10.31%) IaaS
16 10 (10.31%) Open Source
16 10 (10.31%) Time Management
16 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (10.31%) RIA
16 10 (10.31%) Apache Camel
16 10 (10.31%) Continuous Deployment
17 9 (9.28%) TDD
17 9 (9.28%) Web Development

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 19 (19.59%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.28%) IIS
3 8 (8.25%) SharePoint Server
4 7 (7.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (7.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.12%) nginx
7 3 (3.09%) Apache Spark
8 2 (2.06%) Apache
8 2 (2.06%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.03%) Jetty
9 1 (1.03%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.03%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.31%) IaaS
2 7 (7.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.15%) Office 365
4 2 (2.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.03%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) Extranet
2 8 (8.25%) Internet
3 7 (7.22%) DHCP
3 7 (7.22%) DMZ
4 6 (6.19%) DNS
4 6 (6.19%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (5.15%) Intranet
6 4 (4.12%) Firewall
7 3 (3.09%) LAN
7 3 (3.09%) WAN
8 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.06%) LDAP
8 2 (2.06%) Network Security
8 2 (2.06%) VoIP
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.03%) FTP
9 1 (1.03%) HTTP
9 1 (1.03%) ISDN
9 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.53%) Hadoop
2 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.28%) Big Data
4 7 (7.22%) Apache Hive
4 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.15%) MySQL
5 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.09%) GIS
7 2 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.06%) QGIS
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.03%) HBase
8 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (30.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.28%) JIRA
3 7 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.22%) Selenium
3 7 (7.22%) SpecFlow
4 6 (6.19%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.15%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (4.12%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.12%) HP UFT
6 4 (4.12%) Sahi
6 4 (4.12%) WATIR
7 3 (3.09%) Maven
7 3 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.03%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.03%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (5.15%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.03%) Back Office
2 1 (1.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (31.96%) Developer
2 15 (15.46%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.43%) SharePoint Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Software Engineer
5 11 (11.34%) C# Developer
6 10 (10.31%) Consultant
7 9 (9.28%) Java Engineer
7 9 (9.28%) Java Software Engineer
8 8 (8.25%) Software Developer
9 6 (6.19%) Test Consultant
10 5 (5.15%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Developer in Test
10 5 (5.15%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 5 (5.15%) Java Software Developer
10 5 (5.15%) SQL Developer
11 4 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) C++/Java Developer
11 4 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
11 4 (4.12%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) .NET
2 10 (10.31%) Apache Camel
3 8 (8.25%) JPA
3 8 (8.25%) Spring
4 7 (7.22%) Gherkin
5 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
6 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (5.15%) WPF
7 4 (4.12%) COM
7 4 (4.12%) Web Services
7 4 (4.12%) XML
8 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (2.06%) PostGIS
8 2 (2.06%) WCF
9 1 (1.03%) boto
9 1 (1.03%) J2EE
9 1 (1.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) RIA
2 8 (8.25%) PKI
3 7 (7.22%) User Experience
4 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.49%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) CentOS
2 8 (8.25%) Windows
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.15%) Unix
4 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.03%) AIX
5 1 (1.03%) Solaris
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.68%) Test Automation
3 20 (20.62%) Scrum
3 20 (20.62%) Software Engineering
4 17 (17.53%) BDD
5 15 (15.46%) UML
6 13 (13.40%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (10.31%) Continuous Deployment
7 10 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (10.31%) OO
7 10 (10.31%) Open Source
7 10 (10.31%) Time Management
8 9 (9.28%) TDD
8 9 (9.28%) Web Development
9 8 (8.25%) DevOps
9 8 (8.25%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (8.25%) SDLC
9 8 (8.25%) Workflow
10 7 (7.22%) Test Planning
11 6 (6.19%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.14%) Java
2 31 (31.96%) C#
3 25 (25.77%) SQL
4 19 (19.59%) C++
5 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
6 5 (5.15%) PHP
6 5 (5.15%) Ruby
7 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.09%) Ada
8 3 (3.09%) Dart
9 2 (2.06%) C
10 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.03%) Delphi
10 1 (1.03%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 77 (79.38%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.15%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.12%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (4.12%) ISEB
4 3 (3.09%) CISSP
4 3 (3.09%) CLAS
5 2 (2.06%) MCSE
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.03%) APMP
6 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.03%) DCSE
6 1 (1.03%) Degree
6 1 (1.03%) MCP
6 1 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.03%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.15%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.15%) Samba
2 5 (5.15%) Squid
3 4 (4.12%) Docker
4 2 (2.06%) HDFS
5 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Ansible
2 5 (5.15%) Nagios
2 5 (5.15%) Webmin
2 5 (5.15%) Xymon
3 4 (4.12%) Puppet
4 2 (2.06%) Oozie
5 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (27.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.25%) Cloudera
2 8 (8.25%) Red Hat
3 7 (7.22%) VMware
4 5 (5.15%) Citrix
4 5 (5.15%) Luciad
4 5 (5.15%) Veeam
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco
5 2 (2.06%) ESRI
5 2 (2.06%) Google
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle
5 2 (2.06%) Sencha
6 1 (1.03%) CA
6 1 (1.03%) Dell
6 1 (1.03%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.03%) HP
6 1 (1.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) Pegasus
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 per day
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