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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 25 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 6.21% 1.60% 6.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 6.00% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 3
Average daily rate
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£325 - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
161 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 47.63% 26.74% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 16 30
Average daily rate £353 £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 £35.75 £19.50 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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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 31 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 31 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 16 £313 - 2
Bath - 1 £325 - 1
Yeovil - - - -
ISEB
South West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 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 39 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (60.32%) SC Cleared
2 38 (60.32%) ISTQB
3 33 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (49.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 27 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 26 (41.27%) Test Scripting
8 22 (34.92%) Test Management
9 19 (30.16%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (26.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (26.98%) ITIL
10 17 (26.98%) Service Management
11 16 (25.40%) Scrum
12 15 (23.81%) Project Management
13 14 (22.22%) SAP
14 13 (20.63%) SQL
15 12 (19.05%) SpecFlow
15 12 (19.05%) BDD
16 11 (17.46%) C#
17 10 (15.87%) Gherkin
18 9 (14.29%) ITSM
18 9 (14.29%) Change Management
19 8 (12.70%) ISEB Practitioner
19 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
19 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 7 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
20 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
21 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
21 6 (9.52%) Risk Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Summit
2 1 (1.59%) assyst
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (19.05%) SpecFlow
3 7 (11.11%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.35%) Selenium
5 1 (1.59%) eggPlant
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Legal
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (60.32%) Analyst
2 31 (49.21%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (17.46%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) Transition Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Service Manager
5 9 (14.29%) Service Transition Manager
6 8 (12.70%) Test Team Leader
6 8 (12.70%) Team Leader
7 7 (11.11%) Business Analyst
7 7 (11.11%) Tester
8 3 (4.76%) SAP Test Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.17%) Software Test Analyst
10 1 (1.59%) UAT Analyst
10 1 (1.59%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) UNIX
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
1 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 27 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 26 (41.27%) Test Scripting
4 22 (34.92%) Test Management
5 17 (26.98%) ITIL
5 17 (26.98%) Service Management
6 16 (25.40%) Scrum
7 15 (23.81%) Project Management
8 12 (19.05%) BDD
9 9 (14.29%) Change Management
9 9 (14.29%) ITSM
10 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
11 7 (11.11%) Portfolio Management
12 6 (9.52%) ITIL V3
12 6 (9.52%) Risk Management
13 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
13 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
13 5 (7.94%) User Stories
14 4 (6.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 11 (17.46%) C#
3 1 (1.59%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 38 (60.32%) SC Cleared
2 38 (60.32%) ISTQB
3 33 (52.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (26.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 8 (12.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (6.35%) Degree
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 9001
1 2 (3.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) SAP
3 4 (6.35%) SolarWinds