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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / South West
Rank 75 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 57 85 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.22% 2.84% 2.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.66% 8.51% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 67 47
Median daily rate £400 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £320 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £34.00 £14.85
% change year-on-year
+1.47% +128.95%

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
856 999 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.27% 33.37% 30.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 637 555
Median daily rate £415 £384 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 79 58
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.70 £45.69 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.15 £39.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.82% +105.26%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 22 £413 +10.00% 3
Gloucestershire +4 18 £400 - 2
Bristol -3 9 £338 -10.00% 8
Somerset +9 6 £220 -36.23% 1
Devon +3 1 £300 -14.28% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 50 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (43.93%) ISTQB
3 41 (38.32%) PRINCE2
4 37 (34.58%) Finance
5 33 (30.84%) Security Cleared
6 31 (28.97%) Business Analysis
6 31 (28.97%) Scrum
7 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
8 22 (20.56%) Java
9 18 (16.82%) SDLC
10 17 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (15.89%) Selenium
10 17 (15.89%) DV Cleared
10 17 (15.89%) BDD
11 16 (14.95%) ITIL
12 15 (14.02%) SQL
13 14 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (13.08%) Degree
13 14 (13.08%) JIRA
14 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
14 13 (12.15%) Python
14 13 (12.15%) Project Management
14 13 (12.15%) Test Planning
15 11 (10.28%) APMG
15 11 (10.28%) PRINCE
15 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
15 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
15 11 (10.28%) TOGAF
16 10 (9.35%) Banking
16 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.67%) IIS
2 4 (3.74%) Confluence
3 3 (2.80%) Apache
3 3 (2.80%) SAS
3 3 (2.80%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.87%) ATG Dynamo
4 2 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.93%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Project
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.61%) Firewall
2 5 (4.67%) Network Security
3 4 (3.74%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.80%) SSH
5 2 (1.87%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.87%) DMZ
6 1 (0.93%) Skype
6 1 (0.93%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.61%) NonStop SQL
4 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects XI
4 3 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) Big Data
5 1 (0.93%) GIS
5 1 (0.93%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 17 (15.89%) Selenium
2 14 (13.08%) JIRA
3 9 (8.41%) Ant
3 9 (8.41%) Maven
4 8 (7.48%) Subversion
5 7 (6.54%) LoadRunner
5 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
6 6 (5.61%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.61%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (5.61%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.80%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.80%) JBehave
8 3 (2.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (2.80%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.87%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.87%) TestComplete
10 1 (0.93%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 37 (34.58%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Banking
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 4 (3.74%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Military
6 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.87%) Automotive
6 2 (1.87%) Electronics
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
6 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (47.66%) Analyst
2 34 (31.78%) Business Analyst
3 17 (15.89%) Test Analyst
3 17 (15.89%) Test Engineer
4 11 (10.28%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 11 (10.28%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Architect
6 9 (8.41%) Tester
7 4 (3.74%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) IT Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Performance Test Leader
7 4 (3.74%) Requirements Engineer
7 4 (3.74%) Security Analyst
7 4 (3.74%) Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (2.80%) Automation Tester
8 3 (2.80%) CRM Analyst
8 3 (2.80%) Security Tester
8 3 (2.80%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) .NET
1 10 (9.35%) Web Services
2 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.61%) XML
4 5 (4.67%) AppFabric
4 5 (4.67%) WCF
5 3 (2.80%) CSS
5 3 (2.80%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.80%) HTML
5 3 (2.80%) REST
5 3 (2.80%) SOAP
5 3 (2.80%) Spring
6 2 (1.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.61%) CESG
3 6 (5.61%) CESG CLAS
4 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.87%) W3C
6 1 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.35%) Unix
2 3 (2.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (46.73%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.32%) PRINCE2
3 31 (28.97%) Business Analysis
3 31 (28.97%) Scrum
4 26 (24.30%) Software Testing
5 18 (16.82%) SDLC
6 17 (15.89%) BDD
6 17 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (14.95%) ITIL
8 13 (12.15%) Project Management
8 13 (12.15%) Test Planning
8 13 (12.15%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.28%) PRINCE
9 11 (10.28%) TOGAF
10 10 (9.35%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.48%) Manual Testing
12 7 (6.54%) Defect Management
12 7 (6.54%) Test Management
12 7 (6.54%) Use Case
13 6 (5.61%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.56%) Java
2 15 (14.02%) SQL
3 13 (12.15%) Python
4 10 (9.35%) Ruby
5 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
6 6 (5.61%) C
6 6 (5.61%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.74%) C#
8 3 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.87%) Scala
10 1 (0.93%) C++
10 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (43.93%) ISTQB
2 33 (30.84%) Security Cleared
3 17 (15.89%) DV Cleared
4 14 (13.08%) Degree
5 11 (10.28%) APMG
5 11 (10.28%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.35%) CISSP
7 6 (5.61%) CLAS
7 6 (5.61%) IIBA
7 6 (5.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (3.74%) CISA
9 3 (2.80%) CHECK Team Member
9 3 (2.80%) CISM
9 3 (2.80%) CREST Certified
10 2 (1.87%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.87%) PMP
10 2 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.41%) QA
2 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
3 6 (5.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.80%) ISO 9000
4 3 (2.80%) SDET
5 1 (0.93%) Basel II
5 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) HP
3 7 (6.54%) Cloudera
4 6 (5.61%) Atlassian
4 6 (5.61%) IBM
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle
5 4 (3.74%) Sage
5 4 (3.74%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.80%) Teradata
7 2 (1.87%) ATG
7 2 (1.87%) CA
7 2 (1.87%) Cisco
7 2 (1.87%) Epicor
7 2 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.87%) SAP
8 1 (0.93%) ESRI