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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 75 75 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 68 43 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.09% 1.92% 3.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.92% 6.71% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 17 69
Average daily rate
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£330 £420 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £320 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -46.66%
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
983 641 826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 30.14% 28.64% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 650 359 430
Average daily rate £395 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 71
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.36 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.58% -40.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £11.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.55 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -8 25 £363 -23.68% 6
Wiltshire +1 17 £313 -27.32% 2
Somerset -7 8 £325 -14.75% 2
Devon -21 6 £360 +2.12% 1
Gloucestershire -16 5 £378 +4.13% 1
Dorset -4 4 £363 +28.31% 2
Cornwall - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 90 (50.56%) ISTQB
2 65 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (32.58%) Security Cleared
4 54 (30.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (28.65%) SC Cleared
5 51 (28.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 51 (28.65%) Software Testing
6 49 (27.53%) Finance
7 47 (26.40%) Test Scripting
8 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
9 35 (19.66%) SQL
10 34 (19.10%) Project Management
11 33 (18.54%) Test Management
12 29 (16.29%) Business Analysis
13 28 (15.73%) Scrum
14 27 (15.17%) SAP
15 26 (14.61%) PRINCE2
16 25 (14.04%) Waterfall
17 24 (13.48%) Selenium
18 23 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
18 23 (12.92%) ITIL
19 22 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
20 21 (11.80%) Degree
21 19 (10.67%) C#
22 18 (10.11%) Service Management
22 18 (10.11%) BDD
23 16 (8.99%) Java
23 16 (8.99%) SpecFlow
24 14 (7.87%) Software Engineering
24 14 (7.87%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.81%) SAS
2 3 (1.69%) Mule
3 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.12%) CMS
4 1 (0.56%) Lync
4 1 (0.56%) Liferay
4 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.93%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.56%) Summit
3 1 (0.56%) assyst
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.56%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) LTE
2 4 (2.25%) GPRS
2 4 (2.25%) GSM
2 4 (2.25%) UMTS
3 3 (1.69%) WCDMA
3 3 (1.69%) SMS
4 1 (0.56%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.81%) Oracle Discoverer
2 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (13.48%) Selenium
2 23 (12.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (8.99%) SpecFlow
4 9 (5.06%) Visual Studio
5 6 (3.37%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.25%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.69%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.69%) RequisitePro
7 3 (1.69%) JUnit
8 2 (1.12%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.12%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.12%) JMeter
8 2 (1.12%) JIRA
9 1 (0.56%) NUnit
9 1 (0.56%) Maven
9 1 (0.56%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.56%) TestNG
9 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
9 1 (0.56%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 49 (27.53%) Finance
2 12 (6.74%) Telecoms
2 12 (6.74%) Banking
3 9 (5.06%) Retail
4 7 (3.93%) Electronics
5 5 (2.81%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.81%) Marketing
5 5 (2.81%) Legal
5 5 (2.81%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.69%) Local Government
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 103 (57.87%) Analyst
2 70 (39.33%) Test Analyst
3 31 (17.42%) Business Analyst
4 29 (16.29%) Senior Analyst
5 25 (14.04%) Tester
6 15 (8.43%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (7.30%) Senior Business Analyst
8 12 (6.74%) Test Leader
9 11 (6.18%) Team Leader
9 11 (6.18%) Test Team Leader
10 8 (4.49%) Test Engineer
10 8 (4.49%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (3.37%) Service Transition Manager
11 6 (3.37%) Service Manager
11 6 (3.37%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.37%) Transition Manager
12 5 (2.81%) Financial Business Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) UAT Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) UAT Test Analyst
12 5 (2.81%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.74%) Gherkin
2 6 (3.37%) .NET
3 3 (1.69%) Middleware
3 3 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) Spring
4 1 (0.56%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.56%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
1 4 (2.25%) DTV
1 4 (2.25%) CMDB
2 3 (1.69%) Data Integration
2 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.69%) GIS
3 2 (1.12%) NHS
4 1 (0.56%) Statistics
4 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
4 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (0.56%) APACS
4 1 (0.56%) PMI
4 1 (0.56%) Open Source
4 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.81%) Linux
2 4 (2.25%) UNIX
2 4 (2.25%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 51 (28.65%) Software Testing
3 47 (26.40%) Test Scripting
4 34 (19.10%) Project Management
5 33 (18.54%) Test Management
6 29 (16.29%) Business Analysis
7 28 (15.73%) Scrum
8 26 (14.61%) PRINCE2
9 25 (14.04%) Waterfall
10 23 (12.92%) ITIL
11 22 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (10.11%) Service Management
12 18 (10.11%) BDD
13 14 (7.87%) Software Engineering
13 14 (7.87%) Test Strategy
14 13 (7.30%) Test Planning
14 13 (7.30%) V-Model
15 11 (6.18%) Validation
16 10 (5.62%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.66%) SQL
2 19 (10.67%) C#
3 16 (8.99%) Java
4 4 (2.25%) C
5 3 (1.69%) Ruby
6 2 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.12%) Python
6 2 (1.12%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 90 (50.56%) ISTQB
2 58 (32.58%) Security Cleared
3 54 (30.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 51 (28.65%) SC Cleared
5 21 (11.80%) Degree
6 14 (7.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 11 (6.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (6.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (3.93%) HND
9 6 (3.37%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.12%) APMP
13 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.56%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.18%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) HL7
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (22.47%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.17%) SAP
3 11 (6.18%) Oracle
4 7 (3.93%) HP
5 5 (2.81%) Casewise
6 4 (2.25%) JBoss
6 4 (2.25%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.69%) Informatica
8 2 (1.12%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.12%) Cerner
8 2 (1.12%) Siebel
8 2 (1.12%) TIBCO
9 1 (0.56%) webMethods
9 1 (0.56%) Remedy
9 1 (0.56%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.56%) CODA
9 1 (0.56%) Software AG
9 1 (0.56%) ForgeRock
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