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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 101 89 51
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -38
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 49 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.49% 1.61% 3.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.42% 5.83% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 86
Median daily rate £325 £388 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £645 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+75.52% -7.25%
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
996 840 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 33.66% 27.57% 32.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 491 620
Median daily rate £388 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £545 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 36 56
Median hourly rate £36.50 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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
Wiltshire -5 15 £300 -23.07% 3
Gloucestershire +7 14 £400 - 10
Bristol -9 10 £325 +2.36% 1
Dorset -10 4 £269 -30.19%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 51 (53.13%) ISTQB
2 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
4 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
5 24 (25.00%) Finance
6 22 (22.92%) SQL
6 22 (22.92%) Selenium
7 20 (20.83%) JIRA
8 18 (18.75%) DV Cleared
8 18 (18.75%) C#
9 15 (15.63%) Java
9 15 (15.63%) PRINCE2
9 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
9 15 (15.63%) Ruby
9 15 (15.63%) Test Automation
10 13 (13.54%) Manual Testing
11 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
11 12 (12.50%) QA
11 12 (12.50%) WebDriver
11 12 (12.50%) Project Management
12 11 (11.46%) Scrum
12 11 (11.46%) GAP Analysis
12 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
12 11 (11.46%) Cucumber
12 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
13 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
13 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
13 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
13 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (3.13%) ATG Dynamo
1 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.13%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.04%) Confluence
2 1 (1.04%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.29%) MS Office
3 6 (6.25%) MS Visio
4 5 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.08%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (1.04%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.04%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.04%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) SSH
2 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.04%) DB2
2 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (22.92%) Selenium
2 20 (20.83%) JIRA
3 12 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.50%) WebDriver
4 11 (11.46%) Cucumber
5 10 (10.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.33%) Capybara
6 8 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 8 (8.33%) WATIR
7 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 6 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (5.21%) LoadRunner
8 5 (5.21%) Rational Functional Tester
8 5 (5.21%) Visual Studio
9 3 (3.13%) FitNesse
9 3 (3.13%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.13%) Zephyr
10 2 (2.08%) Maven
11 1 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 24 (25.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.25%) Banking
4 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.17%) Electronics
5 4 (4.17%) Games
5 4 (4.17%) Marketing
5 4 (4.17%) Retail
6 3 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.04%) Billing
7 1 (1.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Analyst
2 32 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 24 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 14 (14.58%) Test Engineer
5 13 (13.54%) Tester
6 12 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Agile Test Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Lead Business Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Senior Business Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (6.25%) Implementation Manager
10 5 (5.21%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Architect
11 4 (4.17%) Banking Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (4.17%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.33%) Behat
2 5 (5.21%) REST
3 4 (4.17%) SOAP
3 4 (4.17%) Web Services
4 3 (3.13%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.08%) RESTful
6 1 (1.04%) CSS
6 1 (1.04%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.04%) HTML
6 1 (1.04%) J2EE
6 1 (1.04%) JSON
6 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.04%) Spring
6 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Linux
1 7 (7.29%) Unix
2 4 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (32.29%) Software Testing
3 15 (15.63%) Business Analysis
3 15 (15.63%) PRINCE2
3 15 (15.63%) Test Automation
4 13 (13.54%) Manual Testing
5 12 (12.50%) Project Management
6 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
6 11 (11.46%) GAP Analysis
6 11 (11.46%) Scrum
6 11 (11.46%) Test Scripting
7 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
7 10 (10.42%) OO
7 10 (10.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (10.42%) UML
7 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.38%) Change Management
8 9 (9.38%) ITIL
8 9 (9.38%) Test Management
9 8 (8.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) SQL
2 18 (18.75%) C#
3 15 (15.63%) Java
3 15 (15.63%) Ruby
4 9 (9.38%) Python
5 8 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 5 (5.21%) C++
6 5 (5.21%) Perl
7 2 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (1.04%) C
8 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 51 (53.13%) ISTQB
2 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
3 18 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 8 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (7.29%) APMP
6 7 (7.29%) Degree
7 6 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.08%) CBAP
9 1 (1.04%) CCNA
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.04%) HND
9 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) COBIT
4 1 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.13%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.38%) HP
3 8 (8.33%) Rally
4 6 (6.25%) SAP
5 3 (3.13%) ATG
5 3 (3.13%) IBM
5 3 (3.13%) Oracle
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (1.04%) hybris
7 1 (1.04%) Tableau
7 1 (1.04%) Teradata
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