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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 82 78 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 64 61 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.06% 2.11% 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.26% 7.24% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 43 50
Average daily rate
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£490 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
881 842 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.29% 29.15% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 456 408
Average daily rate £401 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 47
Average hourly rate £38.25 £25.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.54% -31.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Wiltshire +21 19 £458 +30.71% 4
Somerset +2 17 £686 +96.07% 1
Devon +2 8 £380 +8.57% 1
Bristol -21 8 £425 +19.29% 6
Gloucestershire -12 7 £400 -3.61% 3
Dorset - 3 £450 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (39.53%) ISTQB
3 48 (37.21%) Security Cleared
4 41 (31.78%) Software Testing
5 32 (24.81%) SC Cleared
6 29 (22.48%) PRINCE2
7 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
7 28 (21.71%) Finance
8 25 (19.38%) UML
8 25 (19.38%) HP Quality Center
9 24 (18.60%) Automated Testing
9 24 (18.60%) C#
9 24 (18.60%) .NET
10 23 (17.83%) CRM
11 22 (17.05%) ITIL
11 22 (17.05%) Management Information System
12 21 (16.28%) Retail
13 20 (15.50%) QA
13 20 (15.50%) Workflow
13 20 (15.50%) Web Services
13 20 (15.50%) Java
13 20 (15.50%) HP
14 19 (14.73%) SOA
14 19 (14.73%) Test Management
14 19 (14.73%) Test Scripting
15 18 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
16 17 (13.18%) Change Control
16 17 (13.18%) Selenium
16 17 (13.18%) JIRA
16 17 (13.18%) .NET Framework

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (13.18%) CMS
2 3 (2.33%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.55%) Lync
3 2 (1.55%) Liferay
3 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.78%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.78%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.10%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.43%) Summit
2 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.55%) Network Security
2 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.55%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) DataStage
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (13.18%) Selenium
1 17 (13.18%) JIRA
2 15 (11.63%) LoadRunner
3 8 (6.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (5.43%) Rational Functional Tester
4 7 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.43%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.65%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.10%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.55%) Subversion
8 2 (1.55%) JMeter
8 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Hudson
General
1 28 (21.71%) Finance
2 21 (16.28%) Retail
3 17 (13.18%) Manufacturing
4 12 (9.30%) Banking
5 9 (6.98%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.10%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (34.88%) Analyst
2 27 (20.93%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Tester
3 24 (18.60%) Architect
4 23 (17.83%) Solutions Architect
5 17 (13.18%) Business Analyst
6 16 (12.40%) Test Manager
7 10 (7.75%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (6.98%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.88%) Developer
9 5 (3.88%) Service Manager
9 5 (3.88%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.10%) AWS Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Lead Business Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Programme Manager
11 3 (2.33%) Project Manager
11 3 (2.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.60%) .NET
2 20 (15.50%) Web Services
3 17 (13.18%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.88%) HTML
4 5 (3.88%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.33%) Middleware
5 3 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.55%) Spring
6 2 (1.55%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.55%) JSP
6 2 (1.55%) SOAP
7 1 (0.78%) WAP
7 1 (0.78%) XML
7 1 (0.78%) CSS
7 1 (0.78%) SyncML
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) WPF
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.05%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.40%) GIS
3 7 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.10%) User Experience
6 3 (2.33%) Replication
6 3 (2.33%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.55%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.55%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.78%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.30%) Linux
2 10 (7.75%) Windows
3 6 (4.65%) UNIX
4 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.78%) bada
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (42.64%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (31.78%) Software Testing
3 29 (22.48%) PRINCE2
4 25 (19.38%) UML
5 24 (18.60%) Automated Testing
6 23 (17.83%) CRM
7 22 (17.05%) ITIL
8 20 (15.50%) Workflow
9 19 (14.73%) SOA
9 19 (14.73%) Test Management
9 19 (14.73%) Test Scripting
10 18 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (13.18%) Change Control
11 17 (13.18%) Business Analysis
11 17 (13.18%) Project Management
12 16 (12.40%) TDD
12 16 (12.40%) User Stories
13 15 (11.63%) Scrum
14 14 (10.85%) Information Security
14 14 (10.85%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.60%) C#
2 20 (15.50%) Java
3 16 (12.40%) SQL
4 14 (10.85%) VB
5 7 (5.43%) Ruby
6 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 6 (4.65%) Python
7 5 (3.88%) C
7 5 (3.88%) Perl
7 5 (3.88%) C++
8 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (39.53%) ISTQB
2 48 (37.21%) Security Cleared
3 32 (24.81%) SC Cleared
4 13 (10.08%) Degree
5 11 (8.53%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.10%) HND
8 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.55%) APMP
8 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.55%) CEH
8 2 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.55%) CISSP
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.50%) QA
2 15 (11.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (11.63%) ISO 9000
3 7 (5.43%) ISO 9001
3 7 (5.43%) ISO 14001
4 4 (3.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.78%) Basel II
5 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.78%) COREP
5 1 (0.78%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (19.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (21.71%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.50%) HP
3 17 (13.18%) SAP
4 4 (3.10%) ATG
4 4 (3.10%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.55%) VMware
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle
5 2 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.55%) Dell
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Symbian
6 1 (0.78%) ESRI
6 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
6 1 (0.78%) OpenText
6 1 (0.78%) Teradata
6 1 (0.78%) Veeam
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