The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Taunton with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Security Check (SC) Clearance
Somerset / Taunton
Rank 10 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 5 5 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 13.89% 14.71% 34.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.50% 71.43% 69.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 43
Median daily rate £241 £490 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.91% +30.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £572 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.79% +33.84%  

SC 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 Taunton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Taunton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8 7 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 22.22% 20.59% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 59
Median daily rate £240 £490 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.02% +15.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £600 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Taunton

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

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Taunton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Taunton.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Taunton

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Taunton over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Taunton

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Taunton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Taunton

SC Cleared
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SC 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 Taunton region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (78.57%) C#
3 11 (78.57%) .NET
4 10 (71.43%) Scrum
5 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
5 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (50.00%) Kanban
6 7 (50.00%) QA
6 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
6 7 (50.00%) TDD
7 6 (42.86%) BDD
7 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
8 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
8 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
8 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
9 4 (28.57%) Java
9 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (28.57%) Selenium
9 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
9 4 (28.57%) Open Source
9 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
10 3 (21.43%) Line Management
10 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
10 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
10 3 (21.43%) WPF
10 3 (21.43%) SQL

SC Cleared
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton 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 2 (14.29%) Apache Spark
1 2 (14.29%) NServiceBus
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) K2 blackpearl
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Hive
2 2 (14.29%) Big Data
2 2 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 2 (14.29%) QGIS
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (42.86%) SpecFlow
3 4 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) HP UFT
5 2 (14.29%) Sahi
5 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 2 (14.29%) WATIR
6 1 (7.14%) NUnit
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Developer in Test
4 2 (14.29%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) WPF Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum Master
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) .NET Framework
3 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
4 3 (21.43%) WPF
5 2 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
5 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (14.29%) PostGIS
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
6 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (7.14%) WF
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 7 (50.00%) Kanban
3 7 (50.00%) TDD
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Open Source
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Line Management
7 3 (21.43%) Pair Programming
8 2 (14.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
8 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 2 (14.29%) SDLC
9 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (78.57%) C#
2 4 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Oozie
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft