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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 94 98 53
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -45
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 46 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.49% 1.48% 3.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.66% 5.15% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 36 74
Average daily rate £363 £393 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.65 £17.69 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+118.45% -20.93%
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
944 893 1024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.02% 28.72% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 523 587
Average daily rate £375 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 37 52
Average hourly rate £42.00 £38.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +14.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +4 18 £403 +7.33% 1
Wiltshire -1 13 £300 -23.56% 2
Gloucestershire +7 7 £340 -15.00% 5
Dorset +1 4 £338 -6.89% 3
Somerset +3 1 £350 -50.00% 3
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 62 (49.60%) ISTQB
2 58 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (33.60%) Software Testing
4 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
5 31 (24.80%) Finance
6 27 (21.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 23 (18.40%) Test Automation
7 23 (18.40%) Business Analysis
8 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
8 22 (17.60%) PRINCE2
9 20 (16.00%) Project Management
9 20 (16.00%) Ruby
10 19 (15.20%) Degree
10 19 (15.20%) QA
10 19 (15.20%) Selenium
10 19 (15.20%) Cucumber
10 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
10 19 (15.20%) SQL
11 18 (14.40%) Java
11 18 (14.40%) Functional Testing
11 18 (14.40%) DV Cleared
12 17 (13.60%) JIRA
12 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (12.80%) Test Management
14 15 (12.00%) HP UFT
15 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
15 14 (11.20%) C#
15 14 (11.20%) Test Scripting
15 14 (11.20%) Capybara
16 13 (10.40%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (2.40%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.60%) Apache
3 2 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.60%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.80%) Confluence
4 1 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.80%) MS Office
3 10 (8.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (5.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.80%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.80%) DB2
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (15.20%) Cucumber
1 19 (15.20%) Jenkins
1 19 (15.20%) Selenium
2 17 (13.60%) JIRA
3 15 (12.00%) HP UFT
4 14 (11.20%) Capybara
5 11 (8.80%) Git (software)
6 10 (8.00%) Travis CI
7 8 (6.40%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (6.40%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.60%) LoadRunner
8 7 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (4.00%) SpecFlow
9 5 (4.00%) WATIR
10 4 (3.20%) Maven
10 4 (3.20%) Rational Functional Tester
11 3 (2.40%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.40%) JBehave
11 3 (2.40%) RSpec
12 2 (1.60%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (24.80%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Banking
2 6 (4.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.20%) Games
4 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.40%) Marketing
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Electronics
5 2 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Billing
6 1 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 69 (55.20%) Analyst
2 34 (27.20%) Business Analyst
2 34 (27.20%) Test Analyst
3 26 (20.80%) Tester
4 22 (17.60%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (11.20%) Senior Business Analyst
6 11 (8.80%) Test Engineer
7 8 (6.40%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.80%) Implementation Manager
9 6 (4.80%) Team Leader
9 6 (4.80%) Test Team Leader
10 5 (4.00%) Agile Test Analyst
10 5 (4.00%) Architect
10 5 (4.00%) Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Test Automation Engineer
11 4 (3.20%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.80%) Gherkin
2 5 (4.00%) Behat
3 4 (3.20%) Middleware
3 4 (3.20%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.20%) REST
4 3 (2.40%) CSS
4 3 (2.40%) Hibernate
4 3 (2.40%) HTML
4 3 (2.40%) SOAP
4 3 (2.40%) Spring
4 3 (2.40%) Web Services
5 2 (1.60%) RESTful
6 1 (0.80%) J2EE
6 1 (0.80%) JSON
6 1 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
2 3 (2.40%) NHS
3 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.60%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.40%) Linux
1 8 (6.40%) Unix
1 8 (6.40%) Windows
2 4 (3.20%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.80%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (33.60%) Software Testing
3 23 (18.40%) Business Analysis
3 23 (18.40%) Test Automation
4 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
4 22 (17.60%) PRINCE2
5 20 (16.00%) Project Management
6 18 (14.40%) Functional Testing
7 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.80%) Test Management
9 14 (11.20%) Test Scripting
10 13 (10.40%) BDD
10 13 (10.40%) Scrum
11 12 (9.60%) Time Management
11 12 (9.60%) Waterfall
12 11 (8.80%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.80%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (7.20%) UML
15 8 (6.40%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) Ruby
2 19 (15.20%) SQL
3 18 (14.40%) Java
4 14 (11.20%) C#
5 10 (8.00%) Bash Shell
5 10 (8.00%) Python
6 6 (4.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (4.00%) VB
8 4 (3.20%) C++
8 4 (3.20%) Perl
9 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.60%) C
Qualifications
1 62 (49.60%) ISTQB
2 32 (25.60%) Security Cleared
3 27 (21.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (15.20%) Degree
5 18 (14.40%) DV Cleared
6 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.20%) CBAP
8 7 (5.60%) APMP
8 7 (5.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (3.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.40%) APMG
11 2 (1.60%) HND
12 1 (0.80%) CCNA
12 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) QA
2 7 (5.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.60%) SCCM
2 2 (1.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (8.80%) HP
2 8 (6.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle
3 7 (5.60%) SAP
4 5 (4.00%) IBM
4 5 (4.00%) Informatica
4 5 (4.00%) Rally
4 5 (4.00%) Siebel
5 3 (2.40%) ATG
5 3 (2.40%) Casewise
6 2 (1.60%) VMware
7 1 (0.80%) hybris
7 1 (0.80%) Tableau
7 1 (0.80%) Teradata
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