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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 89 91 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 183 157 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.96% 1.89% 2.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 7.58% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 78 75
Average daily rate
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£355 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.56% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £203 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -53.00%
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
2593 2070 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.78% 24.87% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 981 714
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 110 125
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.15 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -19 47 £325 -13.33% 10
Berkshire -9 39 £388 +23.40% 13
Surrey +8 34 £356 -3.71% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 21 £310 -2.74% 4
Oxfordshire -1 18 £450 - 1
West Sussex -16 10 £365 +10.60% 3
Kent -3 7 £290 -17.14% 3
Middlesex - 3 £363 -
East Sussex -10 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 99 (31.53%) Finance
2 98 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (26.75%) Business Analysis
4 80 (25.48%) ISTQB
5 65 (20.70%) HP Quality Center
6 64 (20.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 58 (18.47%) SQL
8 54 (17.20%) Microsoft
8 54 (17.20%) Waterfall
8 54 (17.20%) Software Testing
9 52 (16.56%) QA
9 52 (16.56%) Telecoms
10 51 (16.24%) Test Scripting
11 48 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 44 (14.01%) Test Management
12 44 (14.01%) MS Excel
13 42 (13.38%) Java
14 40 (12.74%) Security Cleared
15 39 (12.42%) Project Management
15 39 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (11.78%) Scrum
16 37 (11.78%) HP
16 37 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
17 35 (11.15%) Data Modelling
18 34 (10.83%) Selenium
19 33 (10.51%) SC Cleared
20 31 (9.87%) Oracle
20 31 (9.87%) ITIL
21 30 (9.55%) .NET
21 30 (9.55%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (4.46%) CMS
1 14 (4.46%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.96%) Confluence
4 2 (0.64%) SAS
4 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.64%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.32%) Lync
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (14.01%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.96%) MS Visio
3 24 (7.64%) MS Office
4 11 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (2.55%) MS Project
6 1 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.59%) SAP FI
2 5 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.64%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.64%) Exstream
3 2 (0.64%) SAP BCA
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CS
4 1 (0.32%) Summit
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.91%) SaaS
2 3 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.87%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (1.59%) SAN
3 4 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.27%) HTTP
3 4 (1.27%) LAN
3 4 (1.27%) WAN
3 4 (1.27%) Intranet
4 3 (0.96%) DNS
4 3 (0.96%) DHCP
4 3 (0.96%) MVNO
5 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.32%) 3G
6 1 (0.32%) SS7
6 1 (0.32%) ISUP
6 1 (0.32%) INAP
6 1 (0.32%) H.323
6 1 (0.32%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.32%) ATM
6 1 (0.32%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.14%) Relational Database
2 10 (3.18%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.23%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.91%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (1.59%) Data Mining
5 5 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.96%) MySQL
7 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.64%) Big Data
9 1 (0.32%) MS Access
9 1 (0.32%) DB2
9 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.32%) Essbase
9 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (10.83%) Selenium
2 19 (6.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 17 (5.41%) JIRA
4 14 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 13 (4.14%) QuickTest Pro
5 13 (4.14%) Cucumber
6 9 (2.87%) LoadRunner
7 8 (2.55%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.91%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.59%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.59%) IntelliJ
9 5 (1.59%) Xcode
9 5 (1.59%) Appium
9 5 (1.59%) Calabash
10 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.27%) JMeter
11 3 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.96%) JUnit
11 3 (0.96%) Subversion
11 3 (0.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 99 (31.53%) Finance
2 52 (16.56%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.10%) Retail
4 13 (4.14%) Publishing
5 10 (3.18%) Banking
6 7 (2.23%) Advertising
7 6 (1.91%) Legal
8 5 (1.59%) Billing
8 5 (1.59%) Automotive
8 5 (1.59%) German Language
9 4 (1.27%) Marketing
10 3 (0.96%) Electronics
10 3 (0.96%) Games
10 3 (0.96%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 195 (62.10%) Analyst
2 122 (38.85%) Business Analyst
3 63 (20.06%) Test Analyst
4 43 (13.69%) Tester
5 28 (8.92%) Test Manager
6 19 (6.05%) Test Engineer
7 16 (5.10%) Test Leader
8 13 (4.14%) Automation Tester
9 11 (3.50%) Data Analyst
9 11 (3.50%) Developer
10 10 (3.18%) Telecoms Business Analyst
11 9 (2.87%) Agile Test Analyst
12 8 (2.55%) Lead Business Analyst
12 8 (2.55%) Test Specialist
12 8 (2.55%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (2.55%) Business Process Analyst
12 8 (2.55%) Process Analyst
12 8 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
13 7 (2.23%) IT Business Analyst
14 6 (1.91%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.55%) .NET
2 25 (7.96%) XML
3 21 (6.69%) HTML
4 13 (4.14%) Web Services
5 11 (3.50%) JSP
5 11 (3.50%) ASP.NET
6 7 (2.23%) CSS
6 7 (2.23%) Middleware
7 6 (1.91%) REST
8 4 (1.27%) WCF
8 4 (1.27%) WPF
9 3 (0.96%) SOAP
9 3 (0.96%) jQuery
9 3 (0.96%) RESTful
10 2 (0.64%) D3.js
10 2 (0.64%) Raphaël
10 2 (0.64%) HTML5
11 1 (0.32%) XSD
11 1 (0.32%) XSL
11 1 (0.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.23%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.59%) Robotics
4 4 (1.27%) User Experience
4 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.96%) Client/Server
5 3 (0.96%) GIS
5 3 (0.96%) Statistics
5 3 (0.96%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (0.64%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.64%) DTV
6 2 (0.64%) EPoS
7 1 (0.32%) EFT
7 1 (0.32%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.32%) Clustering
7 1 (0.32%) AS400
7 1 (0.32%) Replication
7 1 (0.32%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.73%) UNIX
1 18 (5.73%) Windows
2 7 (2.23%) Linux
3 6 (1.91%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.91%) Android
4 5 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.64%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.64%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.32%) AIX
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (31.21%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (26.75%) Business Analysis
3 54 (17.20%) Waterfall
3 54 (17.20%) Software Testing
4 51 (16.24%) Test Scripting
5 48 (15.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 44 (14.01%) Test Management
7 39 (12.42%) Project Management
7 39 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (11.78%) Scrum
9 35 (11.15%) Data Modelling
10 31 (9.87%) ITIL
11 30 (9.55%) Performance Testing
12 27 (8.60%) PRINCE2
12 27 (8.60%) Test Automation
13 26 (8.28%) UML
14 25 (7.96%) User Stories
15 24 (7.64%) Manual Testing
16 22 (7.01%) Test Strategy
17 21 (6.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.47%) SQL
2 42 (13.38%) Java
3 23 (7.32%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.01%) C#
5 11 (3.50%) C
6 7 (2.23%) VBScript
6 7 (2.23%) VB
7 5 (1.59%) Python
7 5 (1.59%) C++
7 5 (1.59%) PHP
7 5 (1.59%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.27%) Perl
9 3 (0.96%) VBA
9 3 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.64%) R
11 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 80 (25.48%) ISTQB
2 64 (20.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 40 (12.74%) Security Cleared
4 33 (10.51%) SC Cleared
5 24 (7.64%) Degree
6 15 (4.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (4.14%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (3.82%) CBAP
9 7 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (1.91%) IIBA
11 5 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.59%) MCITP
12 4 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.96%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.64%) APMP
14 2 (0.64%) PMP
14 2 (0.64%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (16.56%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) Solvency II
2 5 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.32%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (20.70%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.96%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.32%) Netcool
4 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 54 (17.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.78%) HP
3 31 (9.87%) Oracle
4 23 (7.32%) SAP
5 8 (2.55%) IBM
6 7 (2.23%) Cisco
7 5 (1.59%) Business Objects
7 5 (1.59%) Citrix
7 5 (1.59%) VMware
8 4 (1.27%) Ektron
8 4 (1.27%) McAfee
8 4 (1.27%) Cognos
9 3 (0.96%) Lotus
10 2 (0.64%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.64%) Google
10 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.64%) Remedy
11 1 (0.32%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.32%) Informatica
11 1 (0.32%) Apple
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