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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 41 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.06% 1.78% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 6.00% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£315 £600 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.15% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £14.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+125.39% -53.33%
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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
89 100 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 23.54% 29.59% 32.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 72 51
Average daily rate £340 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 37
Average hourly rate £27.00 £13.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.36% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £11.00 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (33.33%) GIS
3 3 (33.33%) JMeter
3 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) JUnit
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 3 (33.33%) WebInspect
3 3 (33.33%) JIRA
3 3 (33.33%) RESTful
3 3 (33.33%) Selenium
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Confluence
3 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Confluence
2 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle BPEL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Navigator
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 3 (33.33%) JMeter
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
1 3 (33.33%) JIRA
1 3 (33.33%) Selenium
1 3 (33.33%) JUnit
1 3 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 3 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Toad
2 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) QA Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
1 3 (33.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) GIS
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Web Development
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) CBAP
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle