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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 34 48 27
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.79% 1.61% 3.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.53% 11.76% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate £331 £388 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £298 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £438 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
Hampshire

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
79 51 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.23% 13.67% 24.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 39
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £184 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.14% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) GIS
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) GIS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Appium
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (16.67%) Selenium
1 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
1 2 (16.67%) Zephyr
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Tester
4 1 (8.33%) GIS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Lead Tester
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Web Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Business Analysis
1 5 (41.67%) Data Modelling
2 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCITP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) HP
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle