Period
to 20 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 75 91
Rank change year-on-year -52 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 71 143 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.39% 2.69% 2.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 8.22% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 108 107
South West median daily rate £350 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -12.73%
10th Percentile £253 £299 £275
90th Percentile £450 £516 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.26% +8.33% +55.17%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,393 1,740 1,965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.24% 32.72% 32.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 1,145 1,216
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% -3.75%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £251
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 148 149
South West median hourly rate £28.50 £39.25 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.39% -5.42% +12.04%
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the South West over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the South West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South West region over the 6 months to 20 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +3 20 £325 -4.76% 3
Gloucestershire -11 16 £313 -21.88% 2
Wiltshire -17 15 £325 -21.21%
Dorset -11 5 £388 +9.93% 2
Devon -27 5 £361 -9.69% 1
Cornwall - 3 £350 -
Somerset -8 1 £450 +104.55% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 44 (61.97%) ISTQB
2 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
4 14 (19.72%) Finance
5 13 (18.31%) Migration
5 13 (18.31%) Retail
5 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
6 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
6 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (15.49%) Retail Banking
7 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
8 10 (14.08%) Project Management
8 10 (14.08%) Banking
8 10 (14.08%) Scrum
8 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (14.08%) Functional Testing
9 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
9 9 (12.68%) Selenium
10 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
10 8 (11.27%) Java
10 8 (11.27%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (11.27%) Defect Management
11 7 (9.86%) Defect Tracking
11 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
11 7 (9.86%) QA
11 7 (9.86%) Logistics
12 6 (8.45%) Waterfall

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (5.63%) PaaS
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) SMS
2 1 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) Power BI
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) Selenium
2 8 (11.27%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.63%) JIRA
4 3 (4.23%) TestRail
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (19.72%) Finance
2 13 (18.31%) Retail
3 11 (15.49%) Retail Banking
4 10 (14.08%) Banking
5 2 (2.82%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.41%) International Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 47 (66.20%) Analyst
2 31 (43.66%) Test Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Business Analyst
4 9 (12.68%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 8 (11.27%) Test Leader
6 6 (8.45%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (8.45%) Test Manager
7 5 (7.04%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Analyst
8 4 (5.63%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) DV Cleared Project Manager
9 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.23%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) PMI
2 3 (4.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
3 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) Windows
1 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
2 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (18.31%) Migration
3 13 (18.31%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
5 10 (14.08%) Functional Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Project Management
5 10 (14.08%) Scrum
5 10 (14.08%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (12.68%) Cybersecurity
6 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.27%) Defect Management
7 8 (11.27%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (9.86%) Defect Tracking
8 7 (9.86%) Logistics
8 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
9 6 (8.45%) Waterfall
10 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
10 5 (7.04%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) Java
2 4 (5.63%) C
2 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (61.97%) ISTQB
2 14 (19.72%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) DV Cleared
3 12 (16.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (5.63%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.82%) CISM
5 2 (2.82%) CISSP
5 2 (2.82%) IIBA
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) GDPR
3 1 (1.41%) PMO
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.63%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (8.45%) HP
1 6 (8.45%) MuleSoft
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.82%) Capita
3 2 (2.82%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.41%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore