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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 77 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 65 95 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.04% 2.86% 2.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.10% 9.13% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 42
Average daily rate
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£475 £325 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £265 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
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
916 1041 680
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 28.74% 31.38% 28.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 599 374
Average daily rate £423 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 42
Average hourly rate £38.13 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.05 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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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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 +18 20 £393 +12.14% 2
Somerset -21 17 £686 +128.75%
Bristol -21 10 £400 +23.07% 5
Gloucestershire -5 6 £400 +6.66% 2
Devon +5 5 £380 +4.82%
Dorset - 4 £413 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 54 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) ISTQB
3 43 (33.59%) Security Cleared
4 39 (30.47%) Software Testing
5 32 (25.00%) Finance
6 28 (21.88%) PRINCE2
6 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
8 24 (18.75%) C#
8 24 (18.75%) .NET
8 24 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (17.97%) UML
9 23 (17.97%) CRM
10 22 (17.19%) ITIL
10 22 (17.19%) Management Information System
10 22 (17.19%) Retail
10 22 (17.19%) Automated Testing
11 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
12 20 (15.63%) Workflow
12 20 (15.63%) Web Services
12 20 (15.63%) Java
13 19 (14.84%) SOA
13 19 (14.84%) HP
13 19 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
13 19 (14.84%) Business Analysis
13 19 (14.84%) QA
14 18 (14.06%) SQL
15 17 (13.28%) Project Management
15 17 (13.28%) CMS
15 17 (13.28%) Manufacturing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 17 (13.28%) CMS
2 4 (3.13%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.56%) Liferay
3 2 (1.56%) Lync
3 2 (1.56%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.78%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.78%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.78%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.78%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.78%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 6 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.69%) Summit
2 1 (0.78%) Exstream
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) Network Security
2 1 (0.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.56%) DataStage
2 2 (1.56%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (11.72%) JIRA
1 15 (11.72%) Selenium
2 14 (10.94%) LoadRunner
3 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.47%) SpecFlow
4 6 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.69%) Rational Functional Tester
4 6 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.69%) Git (software)
5 4 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 4 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.56%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.56%) JMeter
6 2 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.78%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
General
1 32 (25.00%) Finance
2 22 (17.19%) Retail
3 17 (13.28%) Manufacturing
4 13 (10.16%) Banking
5 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.91%) Retail Banking
7 3 (2.34%) Local Government
8 1 (0.78%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.78%) Billing
8 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.78%) Electronics
8 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (39.06%) Analyst
2 30 (23.44%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.75%) Tester
4 22 (17.19%) Architect
5 21 (16.41%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (14.84%) Business Analyst
7 14 (10.94%) Test Manager
8 9 (7.03%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (5.47%) Automation Tester
11 6 (4.69%) Security Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Developer
12 5 (3.91%) Test Leader
13 4 (3.13%) AWS Developer
13 4 (3.13%) Lead Business Analyst
13 4 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (3.13%) Programme Manager
14 3 (2.34%) Project Manager
14 3 (2.34%) Service Manager
14 3 (2.34%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.75%) .NET
2 20 (15.63%) Web Services
3 17 (13.28%) .NET Framework
4 5 (3.91%) HTML
4 5 (3.91%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.34%) Middleware
5 3 (2.34%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.56%) JSP
6 2 (1.56%) SOAP
6 2 (1.56%) Spring
6 2 (1.56%) Spring MVC
7 1 (0.78%) WCF
7 1 (0.78%) WPF
7 1 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.78%) CSS
7 1 (0.78%) SyncML
7 1 (0.78%) XML
7 1 (0.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.19%) Management Information System
2 16 (12.50%) GIS
3 6 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.13%) User Experience
6 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.34%) Replication
7 2 (1.56%) PKI
7 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.56%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.78%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.78%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) DTV
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.78%) Open Source
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.38%) Linux
2 10 (7.81%) Windows
3 5 (3.91%) UNIX
4 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.78%) bada
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.47%) Software Testing
3 28 (21.88%) PRINCE2
4 23 (17.97%) UML
4 23 (17.97%) CRM
5 22 (17.19%) ITIL
5 22 (17.19%) Automated Testing
6 21 (16.41%) Test Scripting
7 20 (15.63%) Workflow
8 19 (14.84%) SOA
8 19 (14.84%) Business Analysis
8 19 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (13.28%) Change Control
9 17 (13.28%) Project Management
9 17 (13.28%) Information Security
10 16 (12.50%) Test Management
10 16 (12.50%) User Stories
11 15 (11.72%) Scrum
11 15 (11.72%) TDD
12 14 (10.94%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.75%) C#
2 20 (15.63%) Java
3 18 (14.06%) SQL
4 14 (10.94%) VB
5 6 (4.69%) Ruby
6 5 (3.91%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.91%) C
6 5 (3.91%) Python
7 4 (3.13%) C++
7 4 (3.13%) Perl
8 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (39.06%) ISTQB
2 43 (33.59%) Security Cleared
3 28 (21.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.38%) Degree
5 10 (7.81%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.13%) HND
7 4 (3.13%) CISSP
8 3 (2.34%) CISM
9 2 (1.56%) APMP
9 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.56%) CEH
9 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.84%) QA
2 17 (13.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (11.72%) ISO 9000
4 8 (6.25%) PCI DSS
5 6 (4.69%) ISO 9001
5 6 (4.69%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.78%) Basel II
6 1 (0.78%) COREP
6 1 (0.78%) FINREP
System Software
1 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (21.09%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.84%) HP
3 16 (12.50%) SAP
4 5 (3.91%) ATG
5 4 (3.13%) TIBCO
6 3 (2.34%) Oracle
7 2 (1.56%) VMware
7 2 (1.56%) Teradata
7 2 (1.56%) Dell
7 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.78%) ESRI
8 1 (0.78%) Symbian
8 1 (0.78%) IBM
8 1 (0.78%) Veeam
8 1 (0.78%) Zerto
8 1 (0.78%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.78%) OpenText