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 23 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 Check (SC) Clearance
Somerset / Taunton
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 - 3
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 13 0 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Taunton 24.07% - 29.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.17% - 72.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 21
Median daily rate £386 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 - £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +9.73% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.26% -1.38%  

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 24 2 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Taunton 44.44% 4.88% 40.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 1 30
Median daily rate £388 £310 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -14.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £310 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Taunton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Taunton

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (68.42%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
4 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (47.37%) Continuous Deployment
5 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
5 9 (47.37%) C#
5 9 (47.37%) .NET
6 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 6 (31.58%) Linux
6 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (31.58%) Open Source
6 6 (31.58%) BDD
6 6 (31.58%) Big Data
7 5 (26.32%) Cloudera
7 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (26.32%) TDD
8 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
8 4 (21.05%) JIRA
8 4 (21.05%) QA
8 4 (21.05%) Selenium
8 4 (21.05%) SQL
8 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
8 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
8 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
8 4 (21.05%) DevOps
8 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
9 3 (15.79%) Ansible

SC Cleared
Co-occurring 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 3 (15.79%) nginx
2 2 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 2 (10.53%) ArcGIS
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Jetty
3 1 (5.26%) Mongrel
3 1 (5.26%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Google App Engine
3 1 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) DHCP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) FTP
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) IPsec
1 1 (5.26%) Kerberos
1 1 (5.26%) LDAP
1 1 (5.26%) Network Security
1 1 (5.26%) SSL
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) Hadoop
2 6 (31.58%) Big Data
3 4 (21.05%) Apache Hive
4 2 (10.53%) GIS
4 2 (10.53%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.53%) QGIS
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) SpecFlow
3 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
4 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
4 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 2 (10.53%) Sahi
4 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) WATIR
5 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
5 1 (5.26%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.26%) Travis CI
5 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.53%) Hadoop Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Hadoop Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) .NET Framework
2 4 (21.05%) Gherkin
3 2 (10.53%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Camel
3 2 (10.53%) PostGIS
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
3 2 (10.53%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.26%) J2EE
4 1 (5.26%) Servlets
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) CentOS
2 2 (10.53%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (68.42%) Test Automation
3 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (47.37%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (31.58%) Open Source
5 6 (31.58%) Scrum
6 5 (26.32%) TDD
7 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 4 (21.05%) Test Planning
8 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
9 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (10.53%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 2 (10.53%) Information Management
9 2 (10.53%) OWASP
9 2 (10.53%) SDLC
9 2 (10.53%) SIEM
9 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
10 1 (5.26%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Dart
4 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (10.53%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) CLAS
4 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Ansible
2 2 (10.53%) Oozie
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cloudera
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) ESRI
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (5.26%) VMware