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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 67 55 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 82 91 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.56% 2.97% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.78% 10.27% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 71 34
Average daily rate
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£369 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.74% -12.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
934 886 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.19% 28.88% 29.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 566 352
Average daily rate £393 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 37 44
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
Bristol -1 26 £310 -0.80% 8
Devon +6 13 £380 +5.55%
Somerset -6 13 £388 +19.23%
Gloucestershire 0 10 £376 +3.79% 4
Wiltshire -6 10 £375 -3.22% 2
Dorset -2 4 £385 +2.66% 4
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 69 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.71%) Software Testing
2 39 (30.71%) ISTQB
3 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
4 34 (26.77%) Finance
4 34 (26.77%) SQL
5 32 (25.20%) PRINCE2
6 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
7 27 (21.26%) UML
7 27 (21.26%) .NET
8 25 (19.69%) Business Analysis
9 24 (18.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (18.11%) Project Management
10 23 (18.11%) Management Information System
11 22 (17.32%) Selenium
11 22 (17.32%) Test Scripting
12 21 (16.54%) .NET Framework
12 21 (16.54%) C#
13 20 (15.75%) Retail
14 19 (14.96%) Information Security
14 19 (14.96%) Java
15 18 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (13.39%) Scrum
16 17 (13.39%) ITIL
16 17 (13.39%) Web Services
16 17 (13.39%) SOA
16 17 (13.39%) Banking
16 17 (13.39%) Test Planning
17 16 (12.60%) Change Control
17 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 16 (12.60%) CMS
2 5 (3.94%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.57%) SAS
4 1 (0.79%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.79%) IIS
4 1 (0.79%) JBoss
4 1 (0.79%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.79%) Liferay
4 1 (0.79%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.94%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.36%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.79%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.94%) Summit
2 1 (0.79%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.94%) Internet
2 4 (3.15%) Firewall
3 1 (0.79%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.57%) DataStage
3 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Selenium
2 11 (8.66%) Jenkins
3 10 (7.87%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.87%) LoadRunner
4 8 (6.30%) JMeter
5 7 (5.51%) JBehave
5 7 (5.51%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.72%) SpecFlow
6 6 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (3.94%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.15%) FitNesse
8 4 (3.15%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.79%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.79%) Toad
9 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
General
1 34 (26.77%) Finance
2 20 (15.75%) Retail
3 17 (13.39%) Banking
4 15 (11.81%) Manufacturing
5 7 (5.51%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.36%) Local Government
7 2 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Publishing
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 76 (59.84%) Analyst
2 46 (36.22%) Test Analyst
3 30 (23.62%) Business Analyst
4 18 (14.17%) Architect
4 18 (14.17%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (11.81%) Tester
6 13 (10.24%) Test Leader
7 11 (8.66%) Agile Test Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.30%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Technical Test Analyst
11 4 (3.15%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 3 (2.36%) Software Tester
13 2 (1.57%) Test Engineer
13 2 (1.57%) QA Test Analyst
13 2 (1.57%) Financial Business Analyst
13 2 (1.57%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (21.26%) .NET
2 21 (16.54%) .NET Framework
3 17 (13.39%) Web Services
4 16 (12.60%) HTML
5 7 (5.51%) XML
6 6 (4.72%) CSS
7 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.36%) Middleware
9 2 (1.57%) AppFabric
10 1 (0.79%) JSP
10 1 (0.79%) Spring MVC
10 1 (0.79%) WCF
10 1 (0.79%) Spring
10 1 (0.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.11%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.81%) GIS
3 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.51%) User Experience
5 5 (3.94%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.36%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.57%) PKI
7 2 (1.57%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.57%) AS400
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.79%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.79%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.15%) UNIX
2 2 (1.57%) Windows
2 2 (1.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (54.33%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.71%) Software Testing
3 32 (25.20%) PRINCE2
4 27 (21.26%) UML
5 25 (19.69%) Business Analysis
6 23 (18.11%) Project Management
7 22 (17.32%) Test Scripting
8 19 (14.96%) Information Security
9 18 (14.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (13.39%) Scrum
10 17 (13.39%) ITIL
10 17 (13.39%) SOA
10 17 (13.39%) Test Planning
11 16 (12.60%) Change Control
12 15 (11.81%) CRM
12 15 (11.81%) Workflow
12 15 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
14 13 (10.24%) Content Management
14 13 (10.24%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) SQL
2 21 (16.54%) C#
3 19 (14.96%) Java
4 14 (11.02%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.45%) VB
6 10 (7.87%) Python
6 10 (7.87%) C++
7 5 (3.94%) Ruby
8 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.15%) Perl
9 1 (0.79%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (30.71%) ISTQB
2 36 (28.35%) Security Cleared
3 24 (18.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (11.02%) DV Cleared
5 12 (9.45%) Degree
6 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.94%) CISM
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.57%) CISSP
9 2 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.57%) APMP
9 2 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.79%) HND
10 1 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (11.02%) ISO 9000
3 12 (9.45%) QA
4 10 (7.87%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.94%) ISO 9001
5 5 (3.94%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.79%) Basel II
6 1 (0.79%) COREP
6 1 (0.79%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.57%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.79%) Puppet
2 1 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (24.41%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.02%) SAP
3 8 (6.30%) OpenText
4 7 (5.51%) Oracle
5 5 (3.94%) ATG
6 3 (2.36%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.36%) HP
7 2 (1.57%) ESRI
7 2 (1.57%) Teradata
7 2 (1.57%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.57%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.79%) Veeam
8 1 (0.79%) Zerto
8 1 (0.79%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.79%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
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