The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Somerset region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 30 31 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.90% 2.05% 5.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.54% 7.41% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 3
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£325 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+141.39% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
182 54 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 51.12% 27.69% 32.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 17 32
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £423 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% +9.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.85 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton -7 17 £325 - 1
Yeovil - - - -
Bath - - - - 2
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 41 (63.08%) Security Cleared
2 40 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 35 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
4 33 (50.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
5 29 (44.62%) Test Scripting
6 25 (38.46%) Test Management
7 22 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (26.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 17 (26.15%) Service Management
8 17 (26.15%) ITIL
9 16 (24.62%) Project Management
9 16 (24.62%) Scrum
10 14 (21.54%) SAP
11 13 (20.00%) SQL
12 12 (18.46%) SpecFlow
12 12 (18.46%) BDD
13 11 (16.92%) C#
14 10 (15.38%) Gherkin
15 9 (13.85%) ITSM
15 9 (13.85%) Change Management
16 8 (12.31%) ISEB Practitioner
16 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
16 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
16 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 7 (10.77%) Portfolio Management
17 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
18 6 (9.23%) Risk Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Applications
1 8 (12.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Summit
2 1 (1.54%) assyst
Development Applications
1 22 (33.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (18.46%) SpecFlow
3 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.15%) Selenium
5 1 (1.54%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (6.15%) Legal
2 4 (6.15%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (56.92%) Analyst
2 30 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (15.38%) Tester
6 9 (13.85%) Service Manager
6 9 (13.85%) Transition Manager
6 9 (13.85%) Service Transition Manager
7 8 (12.31%) Team Leader
7 8 (12.31%) Test Team Leader
8 7 (10.77%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) SAP Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Test Leader
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Tester
10 2 (3.08%) Senior Business Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Software Test Analyst
11 1 (1.54%) UAT Analyst
11 1 (1.54%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) CMDB
2 2 (3.08%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.54%) UNIX
1 1 (1.54%) Windows
1 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (44.62%) Software Testing
2 29 (44.62%) Test Scripting
3 25 (38.46%) Test Management
4 17 (26.15%) ITIL
4 17 (26.15%) Service Management
5 16 (24.62%) Project Management
5 16 (24.62%) Scrum
6 12 (18.46%) BDD
7 9 (13.85%) ITSM
7 9 (13.85%) Change Management
8 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.77%) Portfolio Management
10 6 (9.23%) ITIL V3
10 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
11 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
11 5 (7.69%) Automated Testing
11 5 (7.69%) User Stories
12 4 (6.15%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) SQL
2 11 (16.92%) C#
3 1 (1.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (63.08%) Security Cleared
2 40 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 40 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 35 (53.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (26.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (12.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 8 (12.31%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (6.15%) Degree
7 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.62%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) SAP
3 4 (6.15%) SolarWinds
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