The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 16 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 Taunton 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 16 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 9.91% 15.79% 20.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.04% 33.33% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 7
Average daily rate £325 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -34.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
161 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 75.94% 47.37% 79.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 5 19
Average daily rate £350 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £342 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ISEB
Somerset

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 15 (65.22%) Test Management
1 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
3 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
4 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
5 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
6 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (43.48%) ITIL
6 10 (43.48%) Service Management
7 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 6 (26.09%) ITSM
8 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (21.74%) Portfolio Management
8 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
8 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 5 (21.74%) Project Management
9 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
9 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
9 4 (17.39%) Change Management
9 4 (17.39%) Process Management
9 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
10 3 (13.04%) Summit
10 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
10 3 (13.04%) ISO 14001
10 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
10 3 (13.04%) SAP

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Summit
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
3 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Service Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Transition Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Service Transition Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Team Leader
5 3 (13.04%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Test Management
2 13 (56.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (52.17%) Software Testing
4 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
5 10 (43.48%) ITIL
5 10 (43.48%) Service Management
6 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
6 6 (26.09%) ITSM
7 5 (21.74%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (21.74%) Test Strategy
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 5 (21.74%) Project Management
8 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
8 4 (17.39%) Change Management
8 4 (17.39%) Process Management
8 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
9 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) PHP
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
1 15 (65.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (56.52%) ISTQB
3 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 14001
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds