The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 165 152 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.82% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.82% 7.27% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 102 96
Average daily rate
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£330 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £62.50 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+267.64% -51.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £14.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+125.39% -37.77%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2418 2091 2099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.99% 25.06% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 1057 898
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £224 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 127 139
Average hourly rate £17.07 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-16.27% -2.27%
ISEB
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 +5 44 £375 - 18
Buckinghamshire +4 38 £269 -16.01% 10
Berkshire -1 33 £263 -15.32% 14
Surrey +8 29 £375 - 8
Oxfordshire -14 5 £300 -20.00%
East Sussex - 3 £428 - 4
Kent -3 2 £310 -
West Sussex -22 2 £330 -7.04% 5
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £440 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 119 (35.52%) Finance
2 100 (29.85%) ISTQB
3 84 (25.07%) SQL
3 84 (25.07%) QA
4 74 (22.09%) Software Testing
4 74 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
5 60 (17.91%) Security Cleared
6 58 (17.31%) Test Scripting
7 54 (16.12%) SC Cleared
8 52 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 50 (14.93%) Business Analysis
9 50 (14.93%) HP
10 49 (14.63%) C#
11 47 (14.03%) QuickTest Pro
12 46 (13.73%) Scrum
13 44 (13.13%) PRINCE2
13 44 (13.13%) Windows
14 42 (12.54%) .NET
14 42 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
15 41 (12.24%) Telecoms
16 40 (11.94%) Microsoft
17 36 (10.75%) Automated Testing
18 33 (9.85%) ITIL
19 32 (9.55%) Oracle
19 32 (9.55%) Test Automation
20 31 (9.25%) BDD
20 31 (9.25%) Test Strategy
20 31 (9.25%) Web Services
21 30 (8.96%) XML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 21 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.88%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.49%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.49%) CMS
4 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.19%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.60%) IIS
5 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.30%) SAS
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 23 (6.87%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.88%) MS Project
3 11 (3.28%) MS Office
4 7 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.60%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.19%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.60%) Magento
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.30%) Summit
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.58%) HTTP
2 9 (2.69%) DNS
3 8 (2.39%) VoIP
4 7 (2.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.79%) 4G
6 5 (1.49%) SSL
6 5 (1.49%) IPv6
6 5 (1.49%) Internet
7 4 (1.19%) FTP
7 4 (1.19%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.19%) Broadband
7 4 (1.19%) LTE
7 4 (1.19%) Firewall
7 4 (1.19%) MVNO
8 3 (0.90%) Network Security
8 3 (0.90%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.90%) DHCP
8 3 (0.90%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.90%) 3G
8 3 (0.90%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.49%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.19%) DB2
6 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 47 (14.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.87%) Visual Studio
4 21 (6.27%) TestDirector
5 18 (5.37%) Selenium
6 14 (4.18%) LoadRunner
7 12 (3.58%) WinRunner
8 9 (2.69%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (2.69%) SpecFlow
9 7 (2.09%) JIRA
9 7 (2.09%) Toad
10 6 (1.79%) WebDriver
11 5 (1.49%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.49%) Bugzilla
12 4 (1.19%) JUnit
12 4 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (1.19%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (1.19%) TestNG
13 3 (0.90%) JProfiler
13 3 (0.90%) Introscope
General
1 119 (35.52%) Finance
2 41 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 25 (7.46%) Banking
4 22 (6.57%) Retail
5 14 (4.18%) Automotive
6 10 (2.99%) Legal
7 9 (2.69%) Marketing
8 8 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.39%) Electronics
9 7 (2.09%) Billing
10 5 (1.49%) Military
11 4 (1.19%) Publishing
12 3 (0.90%) Games
13 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.30%) Law
14 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 207 (61.79%) Analyst
2 103 (30.75%) Test Analyst
3 86 (25.67%) Business Analyst
4 39 (11.64%) Test Engineer
5 37 (11.04%) Tester
6 22 (6.57%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (5.97%) Test Manager
8 19 (5.67%) QA Analyst
9 13 (3.88%) Test Leader
10 12 (3.58%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (2.99%) Project Manager
12 8 (2.39%) Consultant
12 8 (2.39%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (2.39%) Automation Tester
13 7 (2.09%) Test Consultant
14 6 (1.79%) Agile Test Analyst
15 5 (1.49%) Web Analyst
15 5 (1.49%) Web Test Analyst
15 5 (1.49%) Automation Test Analyst
15 5 (1.49%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.54%) .NET
2 31 (9.25%) Web Services
3 30 (8.96%) XML
4 26 (7.76%) SOAP
5 23 (6.87%) REST
6 22 (6.57%) WCF
7 21 (6.27%) WPF
8 6 (1.79%) Middleware
8 6 (1.79%) HTML
9 4 (1.19%) CSS
10 3 (0.90%) JDBC
10 3 (0.90%) ODBC
10 3 (0.90%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.60%) JSON
11 2 (0.60%) WAP
11 2 (0.60%) JSP
11 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.60%) WML
12 1 (0.30%) J2EE
12 1 (0.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.07%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.69%) DTV
2 9 (2.69%) Clustering
3 7 (2.09%) Smart Meter
4 5 (1.49%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.19%) Social Media
5 4 (1.19%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.60%) MPEG
6 2 (0.60%) PMI
6 2 (0.60%) NHS
6 2 (0.60%) Firmware
6 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.60%) AS400
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.60%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.13%) Windows
2 22 (6.57%) UNIX
3 16 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (3.88%) Windows XP
5 10 (2.99%) Linux
6 9 (2.69%) AIX
6 9 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 5 (1.49%) Solaris
9 4 (1.19%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.60%) Android
12 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.30%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.09%) Software Testing
2 58 (17.31%) Test Scripting
3 52 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 50 (14.93%) Business Analysis
5 46 (13.73%) Scrum
6 44 (13.13%) PRINCE2
7 42 (12.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (12.54%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (10.75%) Automated Testing
9 33 (9.85%) ITIL
10 32 (9.55%) Test Automation
11 31 (9.25%) BDD
11 31 (9.25%) Test Strategy
12 30 (8.96%) Test Management
13 27 (8.06%) Project Management
14 24 (7.16%) Waterfall
15 22 (6.57%) UML
16 20 (5.97%) E-Commerce
17 19 (5.67%) CRM
18 17 (5.07%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (25.07%) SQL
2 49 (14.63%) C#
3 26 (7.76%) Java
4 21 (6.27%) VB
5 17 (5.07%) VBScript
6 10 (2.99%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.09%) C++
7 7 (2.09%) Python
7 7 (2.09%) C
8 5 (1.49%) Perl
9 4 (1.19%) Ruby
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.60%) PHP
11 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.30%) Jython
12 1 (0.30%) XPath
12 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 100 (29.85%) ISTQB
2 60 (17.91%) Security Cleared
3 54 (16.12%) SC Cleared
4 22 (6.57%) Degree
5 16 (4.78%) ISEB Practitioner
6 11 (3.28%) PMI Certification
6 11 (3.28%) IIBA
6 11 (3.28%) CBAP
7 10 (2.99%) PMP
8 9 (2.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.39%) MCITP
10 7 (2.09%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.09%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.90%) APMP
12 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.60%) MCP
12 2 (0.60%) MCSE
12 2 (0.60%) CCNP
12 2 (0.60%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (25.07%) QA
2 5 (1.49%) P3O
3 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (22.09%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (2.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (2.39%) Netcool
5 3 (0.90%) nmon
6 1 (0.30%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 50 (14.93%) HP
2 40 (11.94%) Microsoft
3 32 (9.55%) Oracle
4 21 (6.27%) SAP
5 13 (3.88%) Citrix
6 10 (2.99%) McAfee
7 8 (2.39%) Veritas
8 7 (2.09%) Cisco
9 4 (1.19%) VMware
9 4 (1.19%) Ektron
10 3 (0.90%) F5
10 3 (0.90%) IBM
11 2 (0.60%) Siebel
11 2 (0.60%) Lotus
11 2 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.60%) Demandware
11 2 (0.60%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.60%) hybris
11 2 (0.60%) NetCracker
11 2 (0.60%) Comptel
Reading
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £450 - 480 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £245 - £255 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Sussex
Steria
Rate: Up to £290 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago