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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 108 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 169 169 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.77% 1.84% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.79% 7.13% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 119 120
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £62.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +346.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
2489 2369 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.11% 25.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1166 1066
Average daily rate £375 £351 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 81 113
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.67% -13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +3 58 £375 - 7
Buckinghamshire +2 37 £355 +32.71% 3
Berkshire -10 23 £355 - 8
Surrey -5 19 £373 -0.66% 6
West Sussex +3 14 £263 -17.81% 3
East Sussex -3 8 £419 -2.04%
Kent -2 5 £375 +42.85% 3
Oxfordshire -21 5 £413 +95.03% 2
Middlesex +3 2 £375 -14.77%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 123 (36.61%) ISTQB
2 109 (32.44%) Test Scripting
3 96 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (27.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 80 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 77 (22.92%) Finance
7 75 (22.32%) SQL
8 72 (21.43%) HP
8 72 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 68 (20.24%) SC Cleared
10 62 (18.45%) Software Testing
11 58 (17.26%) Business Analysis
12 55 (16.37%) UNIX
13 52 (15.48%) Microsoft
14 51 (15.18%) MS Excel
15 50 (14.88%) Waterfall
16 48 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
17 47 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
18 45 (13.39%) XML
19 44 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (12.80%) Test Management
21 41 (12.20%) Java
22 38 (11.31%) Project Management
23 35 (10.42%) Oracle
23 35 (10.42%) QA
24 34 (10.12%) Test Automation
24 34 (10.12%) .NET
25 33 (9.82%) JavaScript
25 33 (9.82%) Linux
25 33 (9.82%) PRINCE2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.49%) CMS
3 5 (1.49%) Documentum
3 5 (1.49%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.89%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Lync
6 1 (0.30%) JBoss
6 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 51 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.85%) MS Office
3 12 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 10 (2.98%) MS Project
5 5 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.60%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.60%) Exstream
4 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.30%) SAP BCA
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.30%) SaaS
1 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.98%) LTE
2 9 (2.68%) GSM
2 9 (2.68%) UMTS
3 6 (1.79%) VoIP
3 6 (1.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.79%) CDMA
3 6 (1.79%) GPRS
3 6 (1.79%) RTCP
3 6 (1.79%) RTP
3 6 (1.79%) Wireless
3 6 (1.79%) VoLTE
4 5 (1.49%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (1.49%) LDAP
5 4 (1.19%) 3G
6 3 (0.89%) Internet
6 3 (0.89%) SAN
6 3 (0.89%) 4G
7 2 (0.60%) ATM
7 2 (0.60%) DAB
8 1 (0.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.68%) SQL Server
1 9 (2.68%) Relational Database
2 8 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.08%) Data Mining
3 7 (2.08%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.08%) DB2
4 6 (1.79%) DbVisualizer
5 4 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.19%) SAP BI
6 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.30%) MS Access
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (9.23%) Selenium
2 21 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 18 (5.36%) Cucumber
4 17 (5.06%) LoadRunner
5 16 (4.76%) WebDriver
5 16 (4.76%) SoapUI
6 12 (3.57%) JIRA
7 10 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.49%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.49%) Appium
10 4 (1.19%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.19%) Zephyr
10 4 (1.19%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (1.19%) JMeter
10 4 (1.19%) Subversion
11 3 (0.89%) Maven
11 3 (0.89%) JUnit
11 3 (0.89%) Toad
11 3 (0.89%) Jenkins
General
1 77 (22.92%) Finance
2 24 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.46%) Retail
4 10 (2.98%) Marketing
5 6 (1.79%) Automotive
5 6 (1.79%) Legal
5 6 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.49%) Electronics
6 5 (1.49%) Banking
7 3 (0.89%) Publishing
7 3 (0.89%) Billing
8 2 (0.60%) German Language
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 186 (55.36%) Analyst
2 109 (32.44%) Test Analyst
3 74 (22.02%) Business Analyst
4 38 (11.31%) Tester
5 28 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 28 (8.33%) Test Leader
6 22 (6.55%) Test Specialist
7 13 (3.87%) Automation Tester
8 12 (3.57%) Consultant
9 11 (3.27%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (2.98%) Agile Test Analyst
11 9 (2.68%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.08%) Project Manager
12 7 (2.08%) Automation Analyst
12 7 (2.08%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 7 (2.08%) Financial Business Analyst
13 6 (1.79%) Automation Test Analyst
13 6 (1.79%) Programme Manager
13 6 (1.79%) Data Analyst
14 5 (1.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (13.39%) XML
2 34 (10.12%) .NET
3 31 (9.23%) HTML
4 24 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 21 (6.25%) JSP
6 14 (4.17%) XML Messaging
7 13 (3.87%) SOAP
8 9 (2.68%) Gherkin
9 8 (2.38%) J2EE
10 6 (1.79%) Flash
11 5 (1.49%) CSS
12 3 (0.89%) Web Services
12 3 (0.89%) Spring
12 3 (0.89%) RESTful
13 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (0.60%) REST
13 2 (0.60%) Ajax
13 2 (0.60%) SAP XI
13 2 (0.60%) JAXB
13 2 (0.60%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.99%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.06%) Management Information System
3 8 (2.38%) Smart Meter
3 8 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 6 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.49%) GIS
6 5 (1.49%) DTV
7 3 (0.89%) Biometrics
7 3 (0.89%) Handset
7 3 (0.89%) User Experience
8 2 (0.60%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.60%) APACS
8 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.60%) Smartcard
8 2 (0.60%) EPoS
8 2 (0.60%) EFT
8 2 (0.60%) EFTPOS
8 2 (0.60%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (16.37%) UNIX
2 33 (9.82%) Linux
3 32 (9.52%) Windows
4 9 (2.68%) Android
5 8 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.79%) AIX
8 5 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (32.44%) Test Scripting
2 96 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 62 (18.45%) Software Testing
5 58 (17.26%) Business Analysis
6 50 (14.88%) Waterfall
7 44 (13.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 43 (12.80%) Test Management
9 38 (11.31%) Project Management
10 34 (10.12%) Test Automation
11 33 (9.82%) PRINCE2
12 30 (8.93%) Test Strategy
13 29 (8.63%) Regression Testing
14 28 (8.33%) ITIL
14 28 (8.33%) Scrum
15 27 (8.04%) Migration
16 26 (7.74%) Test Planning
16 26 (7.74%) Performance Testing
17 24 (7.14%) Integration Testing
18 21 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 75 (22.32%) SQL
2 41 (12.20%) Java
3 33 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.36%) PowerShell
5 12 (3.57%) C#
6 11 (3.27%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.38%) C++
8 7 (2.08%) VBScript
8 7 (2.08%) VB
9 6 (1.79%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.19%) C
11 2 (0.60%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.60%) Python
12 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.30%) Scala
Qualifications
1 123 (36.61%) ISTQB
2 94 (27.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 80 (23.81%) Security Cleared
4 68 (20.24%) SC Cleared
5 29 (8.63%) Degree
6 24 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (5.36%) MCITP
10 16 (4.76%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (3.27%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.79%) PMP
12 6 (1.79%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.49%) IIBA
13 5 (1.49%) CBAP
14 4 (1.19%) CCNA
15 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.60%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (10.42%) QA
2 3 (0.89%) P3O
2 3 (0.89%) ISO 9001
2 3 (0.89%) ISO 14001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.60%) BS7799
3 2 (0.60%) BS15000
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) GAAP
System Software
1 8 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.30%) UAG
5 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 48 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.19%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (21.43%) HP
2 52 (15.48%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.42%) Oracle
4 22 (6.55%) SAP
5 18 (5.36%) Cisco
6 11 (3.27%) Remedy
7 9 (2.68%) IBM
8 7 (2.08%) VMware
9 6 (1.79%) McAfee
10 5 (1.49%) CA
11 4 (1.19%) webMethods
11 4 (1.19%) Citrix
12 2 (0.60%) Nokia
12 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.60%) Ericsson
12 2 (0.60%) Capita
12 2 (0.60%) Ektron
12 2 (0.60%) Talend
13 1 (0.30%) ServiceNow
13 1 (0.30%) Terracotta
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