The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 101 103 69
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -34
Contract jobs citing ISEB 187 147 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.94% 1.66% 2.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.60% 6.59% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 83 75
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
ISEB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2832 2230 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 29.33% 25.22% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1078 769
Average daily rate £375 £353 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.23% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £351 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.68% +6.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 112 103
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.84 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% -24.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -33.33%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the South East region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the South East

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 52 £325 -12.16% 9
Berkshire -14 39 £350 +16.66% 9
Surrey +6 31 £300 -16.66% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 24 £295 +18.00% 9
Oxfordshire -12 12 £415 -7.77% 1
West Sussex -16 12 £400 +23.55% 2
Kent -3 7 £290 -31.76% 2
East Sussex - 4 - - 3
Middlesex - 2 £375 -
M4 Corridor - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 113 (32.66%) Finance
2 103 (29.77%) ISTQB
3 99 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
4 88 (25.43%) Business Analysis
5 73 (21.10%) Test Scripting
6 71 (20.52%) HP Quality Center
7 69 (19.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 67 (19.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 63 (18.21%) Waterfall
10 61 (17.63%) Microsoft
11 59 (17.05%) Software Testing
12 58 (16.76%) SQL
13 57 (16.47%) Test Management
14 54 (15.61%) MS Excel
15 51 (14.74%) Security Cleared
15 51 (14.74%) QA
16 50 (14.45%) Telecoms
17 47 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
18 45 (13.01%) HP
19 44 (12.72%) Project Management
19 44 (12.72%) SC Cleared
20 42 (12.14%) Java
21 36 (10.40%) Data Modelling
22 35 (10.12%) Performance Testing
23 33 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
23 33 (9.54%) XML
24 32 (9.25%) Scrum
25 31 (8.96%) Oracle
25 31 (8.96%) Selenium
26 29 (8.38%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (5.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.34%) CMS
3 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (0.87%) JBoss
5 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) SAS
5 2 (0.58%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.58%) Documentum
6 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.29%) Lync
Applications
1 54 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.80%) MS Visio
3 23 (6.65%) MS Office
4 11 (3.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (2.60%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.73%) SAP FI
3 5 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.87%) Exstream
4 3 (0.87%) SAP BCA
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.58%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.29%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.02%) SaaS
2 2 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.18%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (1.45%) SAN
3 4 (1.16%) MVNO
3 4 (1.16%) Intranet
3 4 (1.16%) HTTP
4 3 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.87%) WAN
4 3 (0.87%) GSM
4 3 (0.87%) LAN
4 3 (0.87%) UMTS
4 3 (0.87%) LTE
5 2 (0.58%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.58%) RTCP
5 2 (0.58%) RTP
5 2 (0.58%) Internet
5 2 (0.58%) VoIP
5 2 (0.58%) DHCP
5 2 (0.58%) DNS
5 2 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.58%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.49%) Relational Database
2 16 (4.62%) SAP BW
3 10 (2.89%) Data Mining
4 8 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.73%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.87%) MySQL
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.58%) Big Data
8 2 (0.58%) SAP BI
8 2 (0.58%) MS Access
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.29%) Essbase
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.29%) DB2
9 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 31 (8.96%) Selenium
2 16 (4.62%) JIRA
3 14 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (3.76%) Cucumber
5 12 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 11 (3.18%) LoadRunner
7 9 (2.60%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.02%) Appium
9 6 (1.73%) WebDriver
9 6 (1.73%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.73%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.45%) Xcode
10 5 (1.45%) SpecFlow
10 5 (1.45%) Calabash
11 4 (1.16%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.16%) Git (software)
12 3 (0.87%) Bugzilla
12 3 (0.87%) TestDirector
13 2 (0.58%) Zephyr
13 2 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 113 (32.66%) Finance
2 50 (14.45%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.34%) Publishing
3 15 (4.34%) Retail
4 10 (2.89%) Banking
5 9 (2.60%) Marketing
6 7 (2.02%) Advertising
7 6 (1.73%) Legal
8 5 (1.45%) German Language
9 4 (1.16%) Automotive
9 4 (1.16%) Billing
10 3 (0.87%) Games
10 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.58%) Back Office
11 2 (0.58%) Electronics
11 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 214 (61.85%) Analyst
2 123 (35.55%) Business Analyst
3 80 (23.12%) Test Analyst
4 46 (13.29%) Tester
5 33 (9.54%) Test Manager
6 23 (6.65%) Test Leader
7 14 (4.05%) Automation Tester
7 14 (4.05%) Test Engineer
8 12 (3.47%) Developer
8 12 (3.47%) Test Specialist
9 11 (3.18%) Data Analyst
10 9 (2.60%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.60%) Business Process Analyst
10 9 (2.60%) Process Analyst
11 8 (2.31%) Lead Business Analyst
11 8 (2.31%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.02%) IT Business Analyst
12 7 (2.02%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.02%) Telecoms Business Analyst
13 6 (1.73%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.54%) XML
2 29 (8.38%) .NET
3 23 (6.65%) HTML
4 14 (4.05%) ASP.NET
4 14 (4.05%) JSP
5 7 (2.02%) CSS
5 7 (2.02%) Web Services
5 7 (2.02%) Middleware
6 5 (1.45%) XML Messaging
7 3 (0.87%) jQuery
7 3 (0.87%) REST
8 2 (0.58%) Raphaël
8 2 (0.58%) D3.js
8 2 (0.58%) SOAP
9 1 (0.29%) WinForms
9 1 (0.29%) XSD
9 1 (0.29%) XSL
9 1 (0.29%) WCF
9 1 (0.29%) WPF
9 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.54%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (1.73%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.45%) Robotics
3 5 (1.45%) User Experience
4 3 (0.87%) EPoS
4 3 (0.87%) Statistics
4 3 (0.87%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (0.58%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
5 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
5 2 (0.58%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.58%) DTV
5 2 (0.58%) EFT
5 2 (0.58%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.58%) Handset
5 2 (0.58%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.58%) GIS
5 2 (0.58%) APACS
6 1 (0.29%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.38%) UNIX
2 18 (5.20%) Windows
3 17 (4.91%) Linux
4 11 (3.18%) Android
5 9 (2.60%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.58%) AIX
8 1 (0.29%) Solaris
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.61%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (25.43%) Business Analysis
3 73 (21.10%) Test Scripting
4 67 (19.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 63 (18.21%) Waterfall
6 59 (17.05%) Software Testing
7 57 (16.47%) Test Management
8 47 (13.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 44 (12.72%) Project Management
10 36 (10.40%) Data Modelling
11 35 (10.12%) Performance Testing
12 32 (9.25%) Scrum
13 29 (8.38%) PRINCE2
14 27 (7.80%) ITIL
14 27 (7.80%) Manual Testing
14 27 (7.80%) User Stories
15 26 (7.51%) Test Automation
15 26 (7.51%) Validation
16 25 (7.23%) V-Model
17 24 (6.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 58 (16.76%) SQL
2 42 (12.14%) Java
3 26 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 16 (4.62%) C#
5 10 (2.89%) C
6 8 (2.31%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.73%) VB
8 5 (1.45%) Python
8 5 (1.45%) PHP
9 4 (1.16%) Perl
9 4 (1.16%) C++
9 4 (1.16%) VBScript
10 3 (0.87%) VBA
11 2 (0.58%) R
12 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (29.77%) ISTQB
2 69 (19.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (14.74%) Security Cleared
4 44 (12.72%) SC Cleared
5 25 (7.23%) Degree
6 17 (4.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (3.76%) CBAP
8 11 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (2.89%) ISEB Practitioner
10 9 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (2.60%) MCITP
11 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (1.16%) IIBA
13 4 (1.16%) VCP4
13 4 (1.16%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.87%) HND
15 2 (0.58%) APMP
15 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.58%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.74%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 5 (1.45%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.58%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (1.16%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 71 (20.52%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.29%) Netcool
3 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.29%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 61 (17.63%) Microsoft
2 45 (13.01%) HP
3 31 (8.96%) Oracle
4 27 (7.80%) SAP
5 9 (2.60%) Cisco
5 9 (2.60%) IBM
6 6 (1.73%) Citrix
7 5 (1.45%) VMware
7 5 (1.45%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.45%) McAfee
8 4 (1.16%) Ektron
9 3 (0.87%) Cognos
9 3 (0.87%) Remedy
10 2 (0.58%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.58%) Google
10 2 (0.58%) Lotus
10 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.29%) Software AG
11 1 (0.29%) CA
11 1 (0.29%) Ericsson
Milton Keynes
People Source
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kingswood, Surrey
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £310 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingswood, Surrey, South East, United Kingdom
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day + Overtime
Posted: 16 days ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £225 - £250 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Hampshire
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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