Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 101 79
Rank change year-on-year -29 -22 +10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 64 106 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.22% 2.00% 2.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.60% 6.41% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 73 123
South West median daily rate £353 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £256 £249 £300
90th Percentile £438 £471 £482
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
England median hourly rate £18.41 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -47.41% +29.63% -25.57%

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 1,390 1,653 1,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 26.59% 31.27% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 1,043 1,240
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £257
90th Percentile £600 £563 £530
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 137 133
South West median hourly rate £32.75 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.67% -4.46% +7.83%
10th Percentile £16.45 £14.12 £12.50
90th Percentile £48.68 £47.50 £48.85
England median hourly rate £23.88 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.17% -3.70% +42.11%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -4 21 £325 -4.76% 7
Gloucestershire +4 18 £325 -18.75% 1
Wiltshire -11 10 £213 -46.88% 2
Dorset -1 5 £388 +3.33% 3
Somerset -5 4 £363 +64.77% 2
Devon +5 3 £375 +29.31% 3
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 37 (57.81%) ISTQB
2 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Finance
4 17 (26.56%) Banking
4 17 (26.56%) Retail Banking
5 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
7 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 12 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
8 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
10 8 (12.50%) Selenium
10 8 (12.50%) Migration
10 8 (12.50%) Scrum
10 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 8 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (10.94%) SQL
11 7 (10.94%) Project Management
12 6 (9.38%) JIRA
12 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
12 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
12 6 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
13 5 (7.81%) TestRail
13 5 (7.81%) Defect Management
13 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (7.81%) Degree
13 5 (7.81%) Test Management
13 5 (7.81%) Manual Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) Apache
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SMS
2 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Power BI
1 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 6 (9.38%) JIRA
3 5 (7.81%) TestRail
4 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
6 2 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.56%) Ant
7 1 (1.56%) JBehave
7 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.56%) JUnit
7 1 (1.56%) Maven
7 1 (1.56%) MSTest
7 1 (1.56%) NUnit
7 1 (1.56%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 21 (32.81%) Finance
2 17 (26.56%) Banking
2 17 (26.56%) Retail Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.56%) International Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 46 (71.88%) Analyst
2 29 (45.31%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.44%) Business Analyst
4 9 (14.06%) Banking Analyst
5 6 (9.38%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Finance Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Fraud Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Messaging Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) XML
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) CSS
2 1 (1.56%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.56%) HTML
2 1 (1.56%) JSON
2 1 (1.56%) Spring
2 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) PMI
2 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.69%) User Experience
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Minimum Viable Product
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
4 12 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 12 (18.75%) Test Automation
5 11 (17.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 8 (12.50%) Migration
6 8 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 8 (12.50%) Scrum
6 8 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Project Management
8 6 (9.38%) Scenario Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Waterfall
9 5 (7.81%) Defect Management
9 5 (7.81%) Manual Testing
9 5 (7.81%) System Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Test Management
10 4 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.94%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) C
3 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (57.81%) ISTQB
2 11 (17.19%) Security Cleared
3 9 (14.06%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.81%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.13%) CISM
5 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 2 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) CEH
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.56%) MCSA
6 1 (1.56%) MCSE
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) GDPR
1 2 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) COBIT
2 1 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.81%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.69%) SAP
3 2 (3.13%) CyberArk
3 2 (3.13%) Micro Focus
4 1 (1.56%) Capita
4 1 (1.56%) FNZ
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle