The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 42 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.27% 1.85% 11.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 5.56% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
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£325 £381 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +19.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -46.66%
ISEB
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
143 72 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 40.51% 33.33% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 38 46
Average daily rate £415 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.25% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £229 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
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 17 September 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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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 -12 7 £325 -14.75%
Bath - 1 £325 -
Yeovil - - - -
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 35 (64.81%) ISTQB
1 35 (64.81%) Security Cleared
2 34 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 30 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (51.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 25 (46.30%) Software Testing
7 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
8 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (35.19%) Test Management
10 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (29.63%) Scrum
12 14 (25.93%) Project Management
12 14 (25.93%) SAP
13 13 (24.07%) ITIL
13 13 (24.07%) SQL
13 13 (24.07%) Service Management
13 13 (24.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
14 12 (22.22%) BDD
15 11 (20.37%) C#
16 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
17 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
17 7 (12.96%) Portfolio Management
18 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
19 5 (9.26%) ITSM
19 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
19 5 (9.26%) Change Management
19 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
19 5 (9.26%) ISEB Practitioner

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) assyst
Development Applications
1 17 (31.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 7 (12.96%) Visual Studio
4 4 (7.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.85%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (64.81%) Analyst
2 30 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 13 (24.07%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (20.37%) Senior Test Analyst
5 8 (14.81%) Team Leader
5 8 (14.81%) Test Team Leader
6 5 (9.26%) Service Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Business Analyst
6 5 (9.26%) Tester
6 5 (9.26%) Transition Manager
6 5 (9.26%) Service Transition Manager
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (51.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (46.30%) Software Testing
3 24 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (35.19%) Test Management
6 16 (29.63%) Scrum
7 14 (25.93%) Project Management
8 13 (24.07%) ITIL
8 13 (24.07%) Service Management
9 12 (22.22%) BDD
10 7 (12.96%) Portfolio Management
11 5 (9.26%) ITSM
11 5 (9.26%) Service Delivery
11 5 (9.26%) Change Management
11 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2
11 5 (9.26%) Automated Testing
11 5 (9.26%) User Stories
12 4 (7.41%) Test Strategy
12 4 (7.41%) Capacity Management
12 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 11 (20.37%) C#
3 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 35 (64.81%) ISTQB
1 35 (64.81%) Security Cleared
2 34 (62.96%) SC Cleared
3 30 (55.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (24.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (9.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 5 (9.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (3.70%) Degree
7 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) SAP
3 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds