The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 55 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 19 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.09% 1.80% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.92% 8.97% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 16
Average daily rate
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£400 £500 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £366 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
213 145 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 23.48% 20.06% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 101 77
Average daily rate £390 £358 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 17
Average hourly rate £46.25 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.94% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £11.70 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £35.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Bristol region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Bristol region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 17 (32.69%) SQL
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
1 17 (32.69%) ISTQB
2 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 12 (23.08%) Degree
4 12 (23.08%) Selenium
4 12 (23.08%) .NET
4 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (19.23%) Test Planning
5 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 10 (19.23%) Validation
6 8 (15.38%) QA
6 8 (15.38%) HND
6 8 (15.38%) V-Model
6 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
7 7 (13.46%) Windows
7 7 (13.46%) Java
7 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
7 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
7 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
8 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
8 6 (11.54%) Open Text
8 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 6 (11.54%) HTML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) ArcGIS
1 1 (1.92%) ArcSDE
1 1 (1.92%) Liferay
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) GPRS
1 3 (5.77%) GSM
1 3 (5.77%) UMTS
1 3 (5.77%) LTE
2 2 (3.85%) WCDMA
2 2 (3.85%) SMS
3 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.92%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Selenium
2 5 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) WebDriver
3 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Toad
4 1 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.92%) NUnit
4 1 (1.92%) Behat
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.69%) Electronics
4 3 (5.77%) Marketing
5 2 (3.85%) Local Government
5 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.92%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.92%) Billing
6 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
2 10 (19.23%) Tester
2 10 (19.23%) Test Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Test Manager
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Software Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (5.77%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Programme Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (23.08%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 6 (11.54%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) CSS
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
5 1 (1.92%) SyncML
5 1 (1.92%) Spring
5 1 (1.92%) XML
5 1 (1.92%) WAP
5 1 (1.92%) Spring MVC
5 1 (1.92%) WCF
5 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.85%) Data Integration
4 2 (3.85%) NHS
4 2 (3.85%) DTV
5 1 (1.92%) GIS
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 5 (9.62%) Linux
3 1 (1.92%) bada
3 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 12 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 10 (19.23%) Test Planning
4 10 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 10 (19.23%) Validation
5 8 (15.38%) V-Model
5 8 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 7 (13.46%) Business Analysis
7 6 (11.54%) UML
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Scrum
8 5 (9.62%) Workflow
8 5 (9.62%) TOGAF
8 5 (9.62%) Use Case
8 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Integration Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Java
3 6 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) ISTQB
2 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 10 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (15.38%) HND
5 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.92%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Open Text
3 3 (5.77%) Informatica
4 2 (3.85%) Cerner
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.92%) ESRI
5 1 (1.92%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.92%) Symbian
5 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.92%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com