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 3 months to 29 March 2017 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 83 87
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 78 53 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.02% 1.82% 2.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.69% 5.54% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 46
Median daily rate £400 £401 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.31% -18.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £271 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.90 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.56% +4.62%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 805 956 892
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.21% 32.90% 28.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 560 542
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 28
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £20.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon - 23 £380 -
Gloucestershire +16 19 £400 +8.10% 3
Wiltshire +10 17 £400 -11.11% 3
Bristol -17 6 £425 +6.25% 4
Somerset +9 3 £223 -36.42% 4
Dorset -1 3 £353 -25.78% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (51.45%) ISTQB
3 45 (32.61%) Scrum
4 41 (29.71%) Finance
4 41 (29.71%) PRINCE2
5 38 (27.54%) Security Cleared
6 32 (23.19%) Test Scripting
6 32 (23.19%) Business Analysis
7 30 (21.74%) Java
8 28 (20.29%) Software Testing
9 25 (18.12%) Selenium
10 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 22 (15.94%) Automated Testing
12 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
12 19 (13.77%) Test Planning
13 18 (13.04%) Banking
13 18 (13.04%) SQL
14 17 (12.32%) QA
14 17 (12.32%) BDD
15 16 (11.59%) SDLC
16 15 (10.87%) .NET
16 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
16 15 (10.87%) Web Services
16 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.87%) Manual Testing
16 15 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 14 (10.14%) APMG
17 14 (10.14%) Ruby
17 14 (10.14%) ITIL
17 14 (10.14%) PRINCE

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 5 (3.62%) Confluence
1 5 (3.62%) IIS
2 3 (2.17%) SAS
3 2 (1.45%) Apache
3 2 (1.45%) ATG Dynamo
3 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) SaaS
2 5 (3.62%) GitHub
2 5 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.07%) Firewall
2 5 (3.62%) Network Security
2 5 (3.62%) PuTTY
2 5 (3.62%) WinSCP
3 4 (2.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.17%) SSH
5 2 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.45%) DMZ
6 1 (0.72%) BIG-IP
6 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.35%) NonStop SQL
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (3.62%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (1.45%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (18.12%) Selenium
2 12 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 12 (8.70%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.97%) JIRA
3 11 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (7.25%) Jenkins
4 10 (7.25%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.52%) Ant
6 7 (5.07%) Spock
7 6 (4.35%) HP UFT
7 6 (4.35%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.35%) Subversion
8 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.62%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (3.62%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (3.62%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.62%) TestNG
8 5 (3.62%) Toad
9 4 (2.90%) Maven
General
1 41 (29.71%) Finance
2 18 (13.04%) Banking
3 13 (9.42%) Retail
4 5 (3.62%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.17%) Military
5 3 (2.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.45%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.45%) Automotive
6 2 (1.45%) Local Government
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.72%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Electronics
7 1 (0.72%) Games
7 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (48.55%) Analyst
2 34 (24.64%) Business Analyst
3 32 (23.19%) Test Analyst
4 16 (11.59%) Tester
5 15 (10.87%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 15 (10.87%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.25%) Test Leader
7 9 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (6.52%) Automation Tester
7 9 (6.52%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Architect
8 8 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.07%) Test Specialist
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Lead Test Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Senior Manager
11 5 (3.62%) Test Automation Specialist
12 4 (2.90%) Performance Test Leader
12 4 (2.90%) Programme Test Manager
12 4 (2.90%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.87%) .NET
1 15 (10.87%) Web Services
2 7 (5.07%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.62%) AppFabric
3 5 (3.62%) WCF
4 4 (2.90%) Gherkin
4 4 (2.90%) XML
5 3 (2.17%) REST
5 3 (2.17%) SOAP
6 2 (1.45%) Spring
7 1 (0.72%) CSS
7 1 (0.72%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.72%) HTML
7 1 (0.72%) J2EE
7 1 (0.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.35%) CESG
2 6 (4.35%) CESG CLAS
3 4 (2.90%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.17%) PMI
5 2 (1.45%) W3C
6 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.72%) User Experience
6 1 (0.72%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.52%) Linux
2 8 (5.80%) Unix
3 7 (5.07%) Windows
4 6 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.62%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.72%) Android
6 1 (0.72%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (57.25%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (32.61%) Scrum
3 41 (29.71%) PRINCE2
4 32 (23.19%) Business Analysis
4 32 (23.19%) Test Scripting
5 28 (20.29%) Software Testing
6 22 (15.94%) Automated Testing
7 19 (13.77%) Test Automation
7 19 (13.77%) Test Planning
8 17 (12.32%) BDD
9 16 (11.59%) SDLC
10 15 (10.87%) Manual Testing
11 14 (10.14%) ITIL
11 14 (10.14%) PRINCE
12 13 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (9.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (8.70%) Functional Testing
13 12 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 12 (8.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) Java
2 18 (13.04%) SQL
3 14 (10.14%) Ruby
4 9 (6.52%) C
5 8 (5.80%) Python
6 7 (5.07%) Groovy
7 5 (3.62%) Bash Shell
7 5 (3.62%) F#
8 4 (2.90%) C#
8 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.17%) C++
9 3 (2.17%) Perl
9 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.45%) Scala
10 2 (1.45%) VB
10 2 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.45%) VBScript
11 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 71 (51.45%) ISTQB
2 38 (27.54%) Security Cleared
3 23 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 15 (10.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (10.14%) APMG
6 11 (7.97%) Degree
6 11 (7.97%) DV Cleared
7 10 (7.25%) CISSP
8 8 (5.80%) IIBA
9 6 (4.35%) CLAS
10 5 (3.62%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (3.62%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.90%) CISA
11 4 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (2.17%) CHECK Team Member
12 3 (2.17%) CISM
12 3 (2.17%) CREST Certified
13 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.45%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.32%) QA
2 8 (5.80%) PCI DSS
3 6 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (2.17%) ISO 9000
5 2 (1.45%) Basel II
5 2 (1.45%) GDPR
5 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.72%) PMO
6 1 (0.72%) SDET
System Software
1 8 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.62%) vSphere
4 4 (2.90%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (5.07%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.62%) vRealize
3 1 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.72%) Netcool
Vendors
1 15 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.97%) Oracle
3 10 (7.25%) HP
4 5 (3.62%) IBM
4 5 (3.62%) Red Hat
4 5 (3.62%) VMware
5 4 (2.90%) Sourcefire
6 3 (2.17%) CA
6 3 (2.17%) Cisco
6 3 (2.17%) SAP
6 3 (2.17%) Teradata
7 2 (1.45%) ATG
7 2 (1.45%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.45%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.72%) BMC
8 1 (0.72%) EMC
8 1 (0.72%) F5
8 1 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.72%) SolarWinds
Taunton, Somerset
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