The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 36 28 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.57% 1.87% 2.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.79% 8.06% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £473 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
77 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.16% 23.13% 32.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 38 45
Average daily rate £335 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.63 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +45.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISEB
Hampshire

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Southampton region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Southampton region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) QA
3 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Banking
5 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Degree
5 5 (26.32%) Release Management
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Selenium
8 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
8 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
8 2 (10.53%) System Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Service Management
8 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
8 2 (10.53%) Programme Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Navigator
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Selenium
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) Telecoms
3 6 (31.58%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Engineer
4 4 (21.05%) Release Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Business Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Platform Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Scrum
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
2 5 (26.32%) Release Management
2 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
2 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Wealth Management
4 2 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 2 (10.53%) System Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Automation Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Guidewire