The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 77 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 64 96 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.36% 3.01% 2.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.09% 9.30% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 70 66
Median daily rate £380 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £309 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £446 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £19.41 £15.92
% change year-on-year
+75.21% +21.90%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
903 1032 1059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.33% 32.37% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 652 639
Median daily rate £400 £385 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £392 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.57% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 64 73
Median hourly rate £39.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £17.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- +44.73%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 22 £400 +25.00% 2
Gloucestershire +8 19 £388 -3.12% 4
Bristol 0 11 £360 +3.22% 5
Somerset +7 2 £323 -15.13% 1
Dorset -2 2 £375 - 1
Devon -8 1 £300 -14.28% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB 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 South West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 47 (47.96%) ISTQB
2 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 35 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 31 (31.63%) Finance
5 25 (25.51%) Software Testing
6 23 (23.47%) Business Analysis
7 22 (22.45%) ITIL
7 22 (22.45%) SDLC
8 21 (21.43%) Scrum
9 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
10 19 (19.39%) Project Management
10 19 (19.39%) Java
11 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (16.33%) Selenium
13 15 (15.31%) SaaS
14 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
14 14 (14.29%) TOGAF
14 14 (14.29%) Python
15 13 (13.27%) CISSP
15 13 (13.27%) Banking
15 13 (13.27%) Degree
16 11 (11.22%) BDD
16 11 (11.22%) JIRA
17 10 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
17 10 (10.20%) NonStop SQL
17 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
17 10 (10.20%) SQL
17 10 (10.20%) CESG

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (4.08%) IIS
2 3 (3.06%) Confluence
2 3 (3.06%) SAS
3 2 (2.04%) Apache
3 2 (2.04%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.02%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.02%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Office
1 3 (3.06%) MS Project
2 1 (1.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.31%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.10%) Firewall
2 4 (4.08%) Network Security
3 3 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.02%) DMZ
5 1 (1.02%) Skype
5 1 (1.02%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) NonStop SQL
2 7 (7.14%) Hadoop
2 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.02%) Big Data
5 1 (1.02%) GIS
5 1 (1.02%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 16 (16.33%) Selenium
2 11 (11.22%) JIRA
3 8 (8.16%) Ant
3 8 (8.16%) Maven
4 6 (6.12%) LoadRunner
4 6 (6.12%) Selenium IDE
4 6 (6.12%) Subversion
4 6 (6.12%) WebDriver
5 5 (5.10%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.06%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
7 3 (3.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (2.04%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.04%) JBehave
9 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
9 1 (1.02%) WinRunner
9 1 (1.02%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (31.63%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Banking
3 9 (9.18%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.06%) Military
5 2 (2.04%) Electronics
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.02%) Automotive
6 1 (1.02%) Back Office
6 1 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 44 (44.90%) Analyst
2 25 (25.51%) Business Analyst
3 19 (19.39%) Test Analyst
4 14 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 12 (12.24%) Test Leader
6 10 (10.20%) Software Test Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Architect
8 7 (7.14%) Tester
9 4 (4.08%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) IT Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (4.08%) Performance Test Leader
9 4 (4.08%) Requirements Engineer
9 4 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.06%) CRM Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Security Analyst
10 3 (3.06%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.04%) Information Analyst
11 2 (2.04%) Project Analyst
11 2 (2.04%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) .NET
1 7 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.12%) Web Services
3 4 (4.08%) AppFabric
3 4 (4.08%) WCF
4 3 (3.06%) CSS
4 3 (3.06%) HTML
4 3 (3.06%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.04%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.04%) Spring
6 1 (1.02%) J2EE
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.20%) CESG
1 10 (10.20%) CESG CLAS
2 9 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 2 (2.04%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.02%) NHS
7 1 (1.02%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Unix
2 2 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (35.71%) PRINCE2
3 25 (25.51%) Software Testing
4 23 (23.47%) Business Analysis
5 22 (22.45%) ITIL
5 22 (22.45%) SDLC
6 21 (21.43%) Scrum
7 19 (19.39%) Project Management
8 17 (17.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (14.29%) TOGAF
10 11 (11.22%) BDD
11 10 (10.20%) Test Scripting
12 8 (8.16%) Automated Testing
13 7 (7.14%) Software Engineering
13 7 (7.14%) Test Planning
14 6 (6.12%) Manual Testing
14 6 (6.12%) Release Management
14 6 (6.12%) Software Delivery
14 6 (6.12%) Use Case
14 6 (6.12%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) Python
3 10 (10.20%) SQL
4 8 (8.16%) Ruby
5 7 (7.14%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.10%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.08%) C
8 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.06%) VB.NET
9 2 (2.04%) C#
9 2 (2.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 47 (47.96%) ISTQB
2 35 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 20 (20.41%) DV Cleared
4 14 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 13 (13.27%) CISSP
5 13 (13.27%) Degree
6 10 (10.20%) CLAS
7 9 (9.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.10%) IIBA
10 3 (3.06%) CISA
11 2 (2.04%) APMG
11 2 (2.04%) CHECK Team Member
11 2 (2.04%) CISM
11 2 (2.04%) CREST Certified
11 2 (2.04%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.04%) PMP
11 2 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (7.14%) QA
3 5 (5.10%) PCI DSS
4 3 (3.06%) ISO 9000
5 2 (2.04%) SDET
6 1 (1.02%) Basel II
6 1 (1.02%) JSP 440
6 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.12%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Snort
3 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (9.18%) HP
2 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle
4 6 (6.12%) Atlassian
5 5 (5.10%) IBM
6 4 (4.08%) Cisco
6 4 (4.08%) Sage
7 3 (3.06%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.06%) Teradata
8 2 (2.04%) CA
8 2 (2.04%) Epicor
8 2 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.04%) SAP
8 2 (2.04%) VMware
9 1 (1.02%) ATG
9 1 (1.02%) ESRI
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