Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 124 78
Rank change year-on-year +8 -46 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 83 85 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.48% 1.46% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 4.74% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 117
South West median daily rate £372 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.80% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £209 £270 £269
90th Percentile £478 £516 £456
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -38.67% +50.00% -45.65%

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 1598 1794 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.44% 30.89% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 862 1097 1252
South West median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £215 £245 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £530
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 105 125
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -29.94% +12.14%
10th Percentile £16.39 £13.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £47.50 £50.85
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 26 £385 +2.67% 1
Wiltshire -5 16 £350 -12.50%
Gloucestershire +1 15 £375 -3.23% 1
Devon +5 13 £375 -6.25%
Somerset -3 7 £350 +59.09%
Cornwall - 3 £173 -
Dorset +5 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 36 (43.37%) ISTQB
2 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (27.71%) Finance
3 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
4 21 (25.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
5 17 (20.48%) Banking
6 16 (19.28%) Retail Banking
7 15 (18.07%) Scrum
8 14 (16.87%) Business Analysis
9 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
10 11 (13.25%) SQL
11 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
12 9 (10.84%) Functional Testing
13 8 (9.64%) Test Planning
13 8 (9.64%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (9.64%) SDLC
13 8 (9.64%) QA
13 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
13 8 (9.64%) Project Management
14 7 (8.43%) ITIL
14 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
14 7 (8.43%) Migration
14 7 (8.43%) Selenium
14 7 (8.43%) Degree
14 7 (8.43%) Manual Testing
14 7 (8.43%) Scenario 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 2 (2.41%) Drupal
1 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.20%) Apache
2 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.61%) PaaS
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.20%) PuTTY
2 1 (1.20%) VPN
2 1 (1.20%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.20%) Power BI
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Selenium
2 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
2 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.02%) JIRA
3 5 (6.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.02%) TestRail
4 4 (4.82%) Hudson
4 4 (4.82%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.61%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (3.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.41%) Ant
6 2 (2.41%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.41%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.20%) JBehave
7 1 (1.20%) MSTest
7 1 (1.20%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.20%) TestNG
7 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (27.71%) Finance
2 17 (20.48%) Banking
3 16 (19.28%) Retail Banking
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.20%) Legal
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 48 (57.83%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 22 (26.51%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
5 8 (9.64%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.23%) Scrum Master
7 5 (6.02%) Banking Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) DV Cleared Project Manager
7 5 (6.02%) Tester
8 4 (4.82%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Business IT Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Finance Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) IT Business Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Platform Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Product Manager
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.61%) XML
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) CSS
3 1 (1.20%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.20%) HTML
3 1 (1.20%) JSON
3 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) PMI
2 5 (6.02%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.82%) User Experience
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.02%) Windows
2 3 (3.61%) Unix
2 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) Test Scripting
3 21 (25.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (20.48%) Test Automation
5 15 (18.07%) Scrum
6 14 (16.87%) Business Analysis
7 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
8 10 (12.05%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (10.84%) Functional Testing
9 9 (10.84%) PRINCE2
10 8 (9.64%) Project Management
10 8 (9.64%) SDLC
10 8 (9.64%) System Integration Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Test Planning
11 7 (8.43%) ITIL
11 7 (8.43%) Manual Testing
11 7 (8.43%) Migration
11 7 (8.43%) Scenario Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (7.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.25%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) Python
2 4 (4.82%) Ruby
3 2 (2.41%) C#
3 2 (2.41%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) F#
4 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (43.37%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (13.25%) Security Cleared
4 7 (8.43%) Degree
5 6 (7.23%) DV Cleared
5 6 (7.23%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.61%) IIBA
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) APMP
7 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.20%) CEH
7 1 (1.20%) CISA
7 1 (1.20%) CISM
7 1 (1.20%) CISSP
7 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.20%) MCSA
7 1 (1.20%) MCSE
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
2 1 (1.20%) GDPR
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 15288
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.20%) MiFID
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
2 1 (1.20%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (4.82%) VirtualBox
2 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (9.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Oracle
3 4 (4.82%) HP
4 3 (3.61%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) CyberArk
6 1 (1.20%) BMC
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco
6 1 (1.20%) FNZ
6 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.20%) Snow
6 1 (1.20%) VMware