The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 57 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 91 59 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.97% 2.75% 2.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.27% 9.16% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 34 58
Average daily rate
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£330 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.05% +3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
886 644 780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.91% 30.05% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 362 408
Average daily rate £375 £367 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 63
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £24.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -18.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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 -11 24 £313 -33.15% 9
Somerset -2 21 £325 - 4
Wiltshire +3 16 £388 +7.63% 6
Gloucestershire -12 10 £363 -19.44% 3
Devon -17 7 £360 +2.12% 2
Dorset -5 6 £375 +3.44% 1
Cornwall - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 94 (47.96%) ISTQB
2 63 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 59 (30.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 59 (30.10%) Software Testing
4 58 (29.59%) SC Cleared
5 56 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 55 (28.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 51 (26.02%) Finance
8 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
9 38 (19.39%) Test Management
10 36 (18.37%) SQL
11 34 (17.35%) Project Management
12 30 (15.31%) PRINCE2
13 29 (14.80%) SAP
13 29 (14.80%) Business Analysis
14 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (14.29%) Selenium
14 28 (14.29%) Scrum
15 27 (13.78%) ITIL
16 26 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (12.24%) Waterfall
18 23 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
19 22 (11.22%) Service Management
20 20 (10.20%) BDD
21 18 (9.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
21 18 (9.18%) C#
21 18 (9.18%) Degree
22 17 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
23 16 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 16 (8.16%) QA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 5 (2.55%) SAS
2 3 (1.53%) Mule
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.51%) Lync
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (5.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.55%) MS Project
4 4 (2.04%) MS Office
5 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.53%) Summit
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.51%) assyst
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.04%) LTE
2 3 (1.53%) GPRS
2 3 (1.53%) GSM
2 3 (1.53%) UMTS
3 2 (1.02%) WCDMA
3 2 (1.02%) SMS
4 1 (0.51%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.51%) Internet
4 1 (0.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.55%) Oracle Discoverer
2 3 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.02%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (14.29%) Selenium
2 23 (11.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.16%) SpecFlow
4 11 (5.61%) JIRA
5 9 (4.59%) Visual Studio
6 7 (3.57%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.06%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.55%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (2.04%) JUnit
9 4 (2.04%) JMeter
10 3 (1.53%) Maven
10 3 (1.53%) TestNG
10 3 (1.53%) LoadRunner
10 3 (1.53%) RequisitePro
11 2 (1.02%) SoapUI
11 2 (1.02%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.02%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.51%) NUnit
12 1 (0.51%) WATIR
12 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 51 (26.02%) Finance
2 16 (8.16%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 11 (5.61%) Retail
5 8 (4.08%) Legal
6 7 (3.57%) Retail Banking
7 6 (3.06%) Electronics
8 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.04%) Marketing
10 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.51%) Billing
11 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 111 (56.63%) Analyst
2 67 (34.18%) Test Analyst
3 38 (19.39%) Business Analyst
4 31 (15.82%) Tester
5 30 (15.31%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (7.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 14 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Test Leader
9 11 (5.61%) Test Team Leader
9 11 (5.61%) Team Leader
10 10 (5.10%) Transition Manager
10 10 (5.10%) Service Manager
10 10 (5.10%) Service Transition Manager
11 9 (4.59%) Test Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 8 (4.08%) Test Engineer
13 6 (3.06%) Software Test Analyst
13 6 (3.06%) Financial Business Analyst
14 5 (2.55%) QA Engineer
14 5 (2.55%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.12%) Gherkin
2 3 (1.53%) .NET
2 3 (1.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.51%) LAMP
3 1 (0.51%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.51%) Middleware
3 1 (0.51%) SOAP
3 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.04%) DTV
1 4 (2.04%) CMDB
2 3 (1.53%) Statistics
2 3 (1.53%) GIS
3 2 (1.02%) Open Source
4 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.51%) Data Integration
4 1 (0.51%) APACS
4 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.51%) PMI
4 1 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.55%) Windows
2 4 (2.04%) Linux
2 4 (2.04%) UNIX
3 3 (1.53%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (30.10%) User Acceptance Testing
1 59 (30.10%) Software Testing
2 56 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 38 (19.39%) Test Management
4 34 (17.35%) Project Management
5 30 (15.31%) PRINCE2
6 29 (14.80%) Business Analysis
7 28 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (14.29%) Scrum
8 27 (13.78%) ITIL
9 26 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 24 (12.24%) Waterfall
11 22 (11.22%) Service Management
12 20 (10.20%) BDD
13 15 (7.65%) Automated Testing
14 14 (7.14%) Test Strategy
15 13 (6.63%) Change Management
16 11 (5.61%) V-Model
16 11 (5.61%) Software Engineering
17 10 (5.10%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.37%) SQL
2 18 (9.18%) C#
3 16 (8.16%) Java
4 5 (2.55%) Ruby
5 4 (2.04%) PHP
6 3 (1.53%) Python
6 3 (1.53%) C
7 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.51%) Perl
8 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 94 (47.96%) ISTQB
2 63 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 58 (29.59%) SC Cleared
4 55 (28.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (9.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 18 (9.18%) Degree
6 16 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 13 (6.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.06%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.55%) HND
11 4 (2.04%) APMP
12 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.51%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.16%) QA
2 3 (1.53%) ISO 14001
2 3 (1.53%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.51%) SCCM
2 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 29 (14.80%) SAP
3 13 (6.63%) Oracle
4 9 (4.59%) HP
5 5 (2.55%) Casewise
6 4 (2.04%) JBoss
6 4 (2.04%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.02%) Siebel
7 2 (1.02%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.51%) Software AG
8 1 (0.51%) Informatica
8 1 (0.51%) webMethods
8 1 (0.51%) Remedy
8 1 (0.51%) Talend
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