The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 20 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 16 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 11.85% 7.97% 15.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.62% 10.78% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 3
Average daily rate
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£698 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.28% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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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 Taunton region.

Qualifications Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
65 102 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 48.15% 73.91% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 5
Average daily rate £448 £381 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +36.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £479 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (72.00%) .NET
4 17 (68.00%) C#
5 16 (64.00%) Web Services
5 16 (64.00%) Manufacturing
5 16 (64.00%) .NET Framework
5 16 (64.00%) Change Control
6 15 (60.00%) Retail
6 15 (60.00%) GIS
6 15 (60.00%) ISO 9000
6 15 (60.00%) ITIL
6 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2
6 15 (60.00%) UML
6 15 (60.00%) CRM
6 15 (60.00%) SOA
6 15 (60.00%) SAP
7 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
7 14 (56.00%) Workflow
7 14 (56.00%) CMS
7 14 (56.00%) Content Management
7 14 (56.00%) Information Security
7 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (52.00%) VB
8 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
10 7 (28.00%) BDD
10 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
11 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 14 (56.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) K2 blackpearl
3 1 (4.00%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Summit
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (12.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 16 (64.00%) Manufacturing
2 15 (60.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (64.00%) Solutions Architect
1 16 (64.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 7 (28.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Senior Security Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (72.00%) .NET
2 16 (64.00%) Web Services
2 16 (64.00%) .NET Framework
3 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 2 (8.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (60.00%) GIS
2 14 (56.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Change Control
3 15 (60.00%) ITIL
3 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 15 (60.00%) UML
3 15 (60.00%) CRM
3 15 (60.00%) SOA
4 14 (56.00%) Workflow
4 14 (56.00%) Content Management
4 14 (56.00%) Information Security
5 7 (28.00%) Integration Testing
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.00%) TDD
7 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) C#
2 13 (52.00%) VB
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (60.00%) ISO 9000
2 14 (56.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (8.00%) QA
4 1 (4.00%) JSP 440
4 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (4.00%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
1 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (60.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Veeam