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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 104 97
Rank change year-on-year +28 -7  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 61 37 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.28% 1.24% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.23% 3.70% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 32
Median daily rate £411 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.30% -11.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 844 999 850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.53% 33.52% 27.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 612 500
Median daily rate £425 £396 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.25% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 45
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -30.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 - 14 £433 -
Wiltshire +5 12 £425 +41.66% 4
Bristol 0 11 £391 -10.05% 3
Cornwall - 9 £176 -
Gloucestershire +5 8 £388 -11.42% 2
Dorset +7 4 £353 +28.18% 1
Somerset - 2 £350 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (41.26%) ISTQB
3 50 (34.97%) Test Automation
4 42 (29.37%) Finance
5 41 (28.67%) Test Scripting
6 35 (24.48%) Business Analysis
7 33 (23.08%) Scrum
8 28 (19.58%) Software Testing
8 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
9 24 (16.78%) Java
10 23 (16.08%) Selenium
10 23 (16.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (13.99%) QA
13 17 (11.89%) Cucumber
13 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
13 17 (11.89%) Jenkins
14 16 (11.19%) SC Cleared
14 16 (11.19%) Ruby
15 15 (10.49%) Banking
15 15 (10.49%) Retail
15 15 (10.49%) PRINCE2
15 15 (10.49%) SDLC
16 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
16 14 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
17 13 (9.09%) BDD
17 13 (9.09%) ITIL
18 12 (8.39%) Windows
18 12 (8.39%) SQL

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 (1.40%) Apache
1 2 (1.40%) Drupal
1 2 (1.40%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.70%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.70%) CMS
2 1 (0.70%) Confluence
2 1 (0.70%) SAS
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.70%) Umbraco
2 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.50%) GitHub
3 3 (2.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.20%) PuTTY
1 6 (4.20%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.70%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 10g
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (16.08%) Selenium
2 17 (11.89%) Cucumber
2 17 (11.89%) Jenkins
3 14 (9.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.69%) WebDriver
5 10 (6.99%) Vagrant
6 9 (6.29%) LoadRunner
7 8 (5.59%) Ant
8 7 (4.90%) HP UFT
8 7 (4.90%) Hudson
8 7 (4.90%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.90%) SpecFlow
8 7 (4.90%) Spock
9 6 (4.20%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.20%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
9 6 (4.20%) TestNG
9 6 (4.20%) Toad
10 3 (2.10%) Rational Functional Tester
10 3 (2.10%) Subversion
General
1 42 (29.37%) Finance
2 15 (10.49%) Banking
2 15 (10.49%) Retail
3 11 (7.69%) Retail Banking
4 6 (4.20%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (55.24%) Analyst
2 36 (25.17%) Business Analyst
3 33 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 19 (13.29%) Test Manager
5 16 (11.19%) Test Leader
6 14 (9.79%) Tester
7 12 (8.39%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) Automation Test Analyst
9 9 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.59%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.59%) Team Leader
10 8 (5.59%) Test Team Leader
11 7 (4.90%) Scrum Master
12 6 (4.20%) Test Specialist
13 5 (3.50%) Business Change Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Business Change Business Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Change Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Lead Test Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Senior Test Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) .NET
1 8 (5.59%) Web Services
2 3 (2.10%) XML
3 2 (1.40%) Spring
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) J2EE
4 1 (0.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) PMI
2 5 (3.50%) Public Cloud
3 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.40%) User Experience
4 2 (1.40%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.70%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.39%) Windows
2 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (4.90%) Linux
4 6 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.20%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.80%) Unix
6 3 (2.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (49.65%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (34.97%) Test Automation
3 41 (28.67%) Test Scripting
4 35 (24.48%) Business Analysis
5 33 (23.08%) Scrum
6 28 (19.58%) Software Testing
7 22 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (11.89%) Test Planning
9 15 (10.49%) PRINCE2
9 15 (10.49%) SDLC
10 14 (9.79%) Mentoring
11 13 (9.09%) BDD
11 13 (9.09%) ITIL
12 12 (8.39%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 12 (8.39%) Supplier Management
13 11 (7.69%) PRINCE
14 10 (6.99%) Continuous Deployment
14 10 (6.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.78%) Java
2 16 (11.19%) Ruby
3 12 (8.39%) SQL
4 11 (7.69%) Python
5 7 (4.90%) Groovy
6 6 (4.20%) C
6 6 (4.20%) F#
7 5 (3.50%) C#
8 3 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.10%) C++
8 3 (2.10%) Perl
9 2 (1.40%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.40%) VB
9 2 (1.40%) VBScript
10 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (41.26%) ISTQB
2 28 (19.58%) Security Cleared
3 23 (16.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.19%) SC Cleared
5 12 (8.39%) IIBA
6 11 (7.69%) APMG
7 10 (6.99%) PMI Certification
8 7 (4.90%) Degree
9 6 (4.20%) DV Cleared
9 6 (4.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.70%) APMP
11 1 (0.70%) CBAP
11 1 (0.70%) CCNA
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.70%) CITP
11 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.70%) EMCIE
11 1 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.99%) QA
2 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.70%) Basel II
4 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (4.90%) VirtualBox
3 6 (4.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.20%) vRealize
2 1 (0.70%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.70%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (6.99%) Oracle
2 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.59%) BMC
4 7 (4.90%) Snow
5 6 (4.20%) HP
5 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.20%) VMware
6 3 (2.10%) SAP
7 2 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.70%) ATG
8 1 (0.70%) CA
8 1 (0.70%) Capita
8 1 (0.70%) Cisco
8 1 (0.70%) EMC
8 1 (0.70%) F5
8 1 (0.70%) hybris
8 1 (0.70%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.70%) Teradata
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
NCC Group
Rate: Competitive Day Rates
Posted: 22 days ago