The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 37 48
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.93% 0.35% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 1.22% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 82 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 21.24% 28.98% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 68 48
Median daily rate £425 £369 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -6.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £15.26 £36.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.61% +97.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.13 £40.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Southampton

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Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 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 Southampton region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 4 (66.67%) C
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) EPoS
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) BDD

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) C
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft