The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 37 45 30
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 3.09% 0.54% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.60% 2.38% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Average daily rate
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£345 £280 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.21% -53.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £252 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £308 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
125 84 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 32.22% 22.89% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 59 72
Average daily rate £363 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £27.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.18% +96.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £22.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.54 £45.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (30.43%) MCITP
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
2 7 (30.43%) HTML
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
2 7 (30.43%) JSP
2 7 (30.43%) UNIX
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) HP
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
3 5 (21.74%) GIS
3 5 (21.74%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
4 4 (17.39%) Mobile App

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Selenium
1 4 (17.39%) WebDriver
1 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
1 4 (17.39%) Appium
2 2 (8.70%) Zephyr
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Implementation Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Release Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) ITIL Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
1 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
1 7 (30.43%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) GIS
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) UNIX
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Android
2 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Business Analysis
2 7 (30.43%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (30.43%) Security Testing
3 5 (21.74%) Data Modelling
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Test Automation
4 4 (17.39%) BDD
4 4 (17.39%) Test Management
4 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Load Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) ITIL
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
5 3 (13.04%) Android Development
5 3 (13.04%) iOS Development
5 3 (13.04%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
1 7 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 4 (17.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (30.43%) MCITP
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Cisco
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
1 7 (30.43%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle