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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 74 78 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 70 72 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.35% 2.23% 2.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.94% 7.27% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 42
Average daily rate £385 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £680 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
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
1009 991 732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.87% 30.74% 28.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 603 418
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 53 39
Average hourly rate £41.80 £40.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.14 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 18 £381 -22.19% 1
Bristol -1 15 £385 -3.75% 11
Gloucestershire +14 11 £381 -19.94% 4
Devon -2 10 £350 -17.64%
Dorset +5 9 £475 +2.70% 1
Somerset -10 2 £398 -41.11%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 82 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (40.76%) ISTQB
3 55 (35.03%) Software Testing
4 48 (30.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 41 (26.11%) Security Cleared
6 40 (25.48%) Project Management
7 38 (24.20%) PRINCE2
7 38 (24.20%) Test Automation
8 33 (21.02%) Finance
8 33 (21.02%) Business Analysis
9 29 (18.47%) QA
10 28 (17.83%) Jenkins
11 26 (16.56%) Waterfall
11 26 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (15.92%) Test Management
13 24 (15.29%) Selenium
13 24 (15.29%) Functional Testing
13 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
14 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (14.65%) Degree
15 21 (13.38%) Scrum
16 20 (12.74%) UML
16 20 (12.74%) DV Cleared
17 19 (12.10%) Non-Functional Testing
17 19 (12.10%) MS Visio
18 18 (11.46%) Java
18 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
19 17 (10.83%) Test Scripting
19 17 (10.83%) Manual Testing
19 17 (10.83%) Time Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (2.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (1.91%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.27%) Apache
3 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.10%) MS Visio
3 14 (8.92%) MS Office
3 14 (8.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.91%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.18%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (17.83%) Jenkins
2 24 (15.29%) Selenium
3 17 (10.83%) Cucumber
4 15 (9.55%) HP UFT
5 12 (7.64%) Capybara
5 12 (7.64%) SpecFlow
6 9 (5.73%) LoadRunner
7 7 (4.46%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (3.18%) Git (software)
8 5 (3.18%) JIRA
8 5 (3.18%) RSpec
8 5 (3.18%) WebDriver
9 4 (2.55%) JBehave
10 3 (1.91%) Ant
10 3 (1.91%) FitNesse
10 3 (1.91%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (1.91%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (1.91%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (1.27%) JMeter
11 2 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (21.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.18%) Banking
2 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.27%) Games
3 2 (1.27%) Retail
4 1 (0.64%) Legal
4 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (57.32%) Analyst
2 53 (33.76%) Business Analyst
3 35 (22.29%) Test Analyst
4 31 (19.75%) Tester
5 30 (19.11%) Senior Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) Senior Business Analyst
6 15 (9.55%) Test Leader
7 14 (8.92%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (5.73%) Team Leader
8 9 (5.73%) Test Team Leader
9 7 (4.46%) Architect
9 7 (4.46%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Lead Business Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Implementation Manager
11 5 (3.18%) QA Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) QA Test Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 5 (3.18%) Software Team Leader
11 5 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.18%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) Gherkin
2 5 (3.18%) Middleware
3 4 (2.55%) HTML
3 4 (2.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.27%) CSS
4 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.27%) Spring
4 2 (1.27%) XML
5 1 (0.64%) J2EE
5 1 (0.64%) REST
5 1 (0.64%) RESTful
5 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.55%) Mathematics
4 3 (1.91%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.91%) NHS
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.27%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.28%) Windows
2 8 (5.10%) Linux
2 8 (5.10%) Unix
3 4 (2.55%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (52.23%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (35.03%) Software Testing
3 40 (25.48%) Project Management
4 38 (24.20%) PRINCE2
4 38 (24.20%) Test Automation
5 33 (21.02%) Business Analysis
6 26 (16.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 26 (16.56%) Waterfall
7 25 (15.92%) Test Management
8 24 (15.29%) Functional Testing
9 21 (13.38%) Scrum
10 20 (12.74%) UML
11 19 (12.10%) Non-Functional Testing
12 17 (10.83%) Manual Testing
12 17 (10.83%) Test Scripting
12 17 (10.83%) Time Management
13 13 (8.28%) BDD
14 11 (7.01%) Load Testing
14 11 (7.01%) Performance Testing
15 10 (6.37%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.46%) Java
2 17 (10.83%) Ruby
3 14 (8.92%) SQL
4 12 (7.64%) Python
5 10 (6.37%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.73%) JavaScript
7 7 (4.46%) VB
8 5 (3.18%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.55%) C
9 4 (2.55%) C++
10 3 (1.91%) C#
11 2 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 64 (40.76%) ISTQB
2 48 (30.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 41 (26.11%) Security Cleared
4 23 (14.65%) Degree
5 20 (12.74%) DV Cleared
6 18 (11.46%) SC Cleared
7 8 (5.10%) CBAP
8 7 (4.46%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (3.82%) APMP
10 4 (2.55%) APMG
10 4 (2.55%) HND
11 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (18.47%) QA
2 7 (4.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.91%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.64%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
1 2 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.18%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.27%) SCCM
2 2 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (6.37%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.10%) HP
2 8 (5.10%) IBM
2 8 (5.10%) Oracle
2 8 (5.10%) SAP
3 5 (3.18%) Informatica
3 5 (3.18%) Siebel
4 4 (2.55%) Casewise
5 3 (1.91%) ATG
5 3 (1.91%) Talend
6 2 (1.27%) Citrix
6 2 (1.27%) Tableau
6 2 (1.27%) Teradata
6 2 (1.27%) VMware
7 1 (0.64%) Atlassian
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £500.00 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £396 per day
Posted: 23 days ago