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 28 July 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 105 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 40 82 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 2.55% 3.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 8.70% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 76
Median daily rate £350 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £431 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -2.52%
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
990 943 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 32.45% 29.38% 28.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 563 568
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
- +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 59 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +18.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £13.00 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £23.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% +31.94%

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 28 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Gloucestershire +4 13 £400 +2.56% 6
Wiltshire -2 9 £325 -13.33% 1
Bristol -17 8 £375 +20.96% 6
Dorset -1 5 £308 -20.12% 2
Devon -2 3 £450 +18.42%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 49 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (34.52%) Software Testing
4 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
5 22 (26.19%) Selenium
5 22 (26.19%) Finance
6 20 (23.81%) JIRA
7 16 (19.05%) C#
7 16 (19.05%) SQL
8 15 (17.86%) Scrum
8 15 (17.86%) Ruby
8 15 (17.86%) DV Cleared
9 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
10 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
11 12 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (14.29%) ITIL
11 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 12 (14.29%) Cucumber
12 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
12 11 (13.10%) Project Management
12 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
13 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
13 10 (11.90%) HP
13 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
13 10 (11.90%) OO
13 10 (11.90%) Java
13 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (11.90%) QA
13 10 (11.90%) Functional 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 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.19%) Confluence
2 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Office
2 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.38%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.19%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) SSH
2 2 (2.38%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.76%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Selenium
2 20 (23.81%) JIRA
3 12 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 12 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 10 (11.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (10.71%) WebDriver
6 8 (9.52%) Capybara
6 8 (9.52%) SpecFlow
6 8 (9.52%) WATIR
7 6 (7.14%) HP UFT
8 5 (5.95%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (4.76%) Visual Studio
10 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
10 3 (3.57%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Zephyr
11 2 (2.38%) Maven
12 1 (1.19%) JUnit
12 1 (1.19%) TeamCity
12 1 (1.19%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 9 (10.71%) Banking
3 7 (8.33%) Retail
4 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.76%) Electronics
5 4 (4.76%) Games
5 4 (4.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.76%) Marketing
5 4 (4.76%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.19%) Back Office
6 1 (1.19%) Billing
6 1 (1.19%) Local Government
6 1 (1.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Analyst
2 29 (34.52%) Test Analyst
3 16 (19.05%) Test Engineer
4 15 (17.86%) Business Analyst
5 11 (13.10%) Tester
6 7 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Banking Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Software Test Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.38%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Behat
2 4 (4.76%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.76%) REST
2 4 (4.76%) SOAP
2 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) CSS
3 2 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (1.19%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.19%) J2EE
4 1 (1.19%) JSON
4 1 (1.19%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.19%) RESTful
4 1 (1.19%) Spring
4 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.76%) CESG
1 4 (4.76%) CESG CLAS
2 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.19%) NHS
3 1 (1.19%) User Experience
3 1 (1.19%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.95%) Linux
1 5 (5.95%) Unix
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (34.52%) Software Testing
3 15 (17.86%) Scrum
4 13 (15.48%) Business Analysis
4 13 (15.48%) Test Automation
5 12 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 12 (14.29%) ITIL
6 11 (13.10%) Automated Testing
6 11 (13.10%) Project Management
6 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
7 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
7 10 (11.90%) OO
7 10 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 9 (10.71%) Manual Testing
8 9 (10.71%) TOGAF
9 8 (9.52%) SDLC
9 8 (9.52%) Software Delivery
9 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (8.33%) Test Management
10 7 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) C#
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 15 (17.86%) Ruby
3 10 (11.90%) Java
4 7 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.57%) C++
6 3 (3.57%) Perl
7 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
3 15 (17.86%) DV Cleared
4 14 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (7.14%) Degree
7 4 (4.76%) CISSP
7 4 (4.76%) CLAS
8 3 (3.57%) APMP
9 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) CBAP
10 1 (1.19%) CCNA
10 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 5 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) COBIT
4 1 (1.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Docker
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (11.90%) HP
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.52%) Rally
3 6 (7.14%) SAP
4 3 (3.57%) VMware
5 2 (2.38%) Apple
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco
5 2 (2.38%) IBM
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (1.19%) hybris
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