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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 75 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 91 68 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.68% 2.11% 2.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.20% 7.44% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £212 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +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
989 914 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.17% 28.30% 29.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 608 581 356
Average daily rate £398 £393 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.27% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 37 54
Average hourly rate £41.24 £35.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.16% +91.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +2 24 £363 -6.45% 5
Devon +18 23 £350 -2.77% 1
Gloucestershire +3 14 £390 +10.63% 5
Somerset +4 13 £388 +19.23%
Dorset +1 6 £388 -3.12% 6
Wiltshire -14 5 £375 +4.52% 9
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 83 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 43 (30.50%) ISTQB
4 38 (26.95%) PRINCE2
5 37 (26.24%) Security Cleared
6 33 (23.40%) SQL
7 32 (22.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (21.99%) UML
8 31 (21.99%) Microsoft
8 31 (21.99%) Finance
9 30 (21.28%) Business Analysis
10 29 (20.57%) Project Management
11 25 (17.73%) .NET
12 24 (17.02%) Scrum
13 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
14 21 (14.89%) Selenium
14 21 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
15 20 (14.18%) Management Information System
16 19 (13.48%) Java
16 19 (13.48%) .NET Framework
16 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
17 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
17 18 (12.77%) Test Planning
17 18 (12.77%) C#
17 18 (12.77%) HTML
18 17 (12.06%) Information Security
18 17 (12.06%) Retail
18 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (12.06%) DV Cleared
19 16 (11.35%) JavaScript

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 14 (9.93%) CMS
2 4 (2.84%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.42%) SAS
4 1 (0.71%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.71%) IIS
4 1 (0.71%) JBoss
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.71%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.71%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.96%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.13%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.55%) Summit
2 1 (0.71%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) Internet
2 4 (2.84%) Firewall
3 1 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.71%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.71%) DataStage
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (14.89%) Selenium
2 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.22%) LoadRunner
4 11 (7.80%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.38%) JBehave
5 9 (6.38%) JMeter
6 8 (5.67%) WebDriver
7 7 (4.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.26%) SpecFlow
9 5 (3.55%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (3.55%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.84%) FitNesse
11 3 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
11 3 (2.13%) Capybara
12 2 (1.42%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.42%) JIRA
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
13 1 (0.71%) Toad
13 1 (0.71%) HP UFT
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 17 (12.06%) Retail
3 15 (10.64%) Banking
4 13 (9.22%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.26%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.42%) Legal
7 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.71%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Marketing
8 1 (0.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 85 (60.28%) Analyst
2 45 (31.91%) Test Analyst
3 40 (28.37%) Business Analyst
4 21 (14.89%) Tester
5 15 (10.64%) Test Leader
6 14 (9.93%) Architect
6 14 (9.93%) Solutions Architect
7 12 (8.51%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.09%) Agile Test Analyst
9 9 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.67%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Software Tester
12 6 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) Software Manager
13 4 (2.84%) Software Test Manager
13 4 (2.84%) Technical Analyst
14 3 (2.13%) Technical Test Analyst
14 3 (2.13%) Lead Tester
15 2 (1.42%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.73%) .NET
2 19 (13.48%) .NET Framework
3 18 (12.77%) HTML
4 15 (10.64%) Web Services
5 9 (6.38%) XML
6 6 (4.26%) CSS
7 4 (2.84%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.13%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.42%) AppFabric
9 2 (1.42%) Middleware
10 1 (0.71%) JSP
10 1 (0.71%) J2EE
10 1 (0.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) Management Information System
2 17 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.22%) GIS
4 7 (4.96%) Mathematics
4 7 (4.96%) User Experience
5 2 (1.42%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.42%) PKI
5 2 (1.42%) AS400
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.71%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.71%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.55%) UNIX
2 3 (2.13%) Windows
3 1 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 38 (26.95%) PRINCE2
4 31 (21.99%) UML
5 30 (21.28%) Business Analysis
6 29 (20.57%) Project Management
7 24 (17.02%) Scrum
8 23 (16.31%) Test Scripting
9 21 (14.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (13.48%) Test Automation
11 18 (12.77%) Test Planning
12 17 (12.06%) Information Security
13 15 (10.64%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (9.93%) ITIL
14 14 (9.93%) E-Commerce
14 14 (9.93%) Change Control
15 13 (9.22%) SOA
15 13 (9.22%) CRM
15 13 (9.22%) Waterfall
16 12 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.40%) SQL
2 19 (13.48%) Java
3 18 (12.77%) C#
4 16 (11.35%) JavaScript
5 13 (9.22%) C++
5 13 (9.22%) Python
6 10 (7.09%) Ruby
6 10 (7.09%) VB
7 5 (3.55%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.71%) R
Qualifications
1 43 (30.50%) ISTQB
2 37 (26.24%) Security Cleared
3 32 (22.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (12.06%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.80%) Degree
6 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.55%) CISM
8 4 (2.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.42%) CISSP
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.42%) APMP
10 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 14 (9.93%) QA
2 12 (8.51%) ISO 9000
3 9 (6.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (3.55%) ISO 9001
4 5 (3.55%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.71%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.42%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.71%) Puppet
2 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (21.99%) Microsoft
2 12 (8.51%) SAP
3 8 (5.67%) OpenText
4 6 (4.26%) Oracle
5 4 (2.84%) ATG
6 3 (2.13%) HP
6 3 (2.13%) Talend
7 2 (1.42%) Sourcefire
7 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.42%) ESRI
8 1 (0.71%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.71%) Veeam
8 1 (0.71%) Teradata
8 1 (0.71%) Zerto
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