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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 128 80 99
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 131 188 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.35% 2.19% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 9.47% 8.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 136 100
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £168 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £475 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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
2670 1985 2164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.47% 23.09% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1389 1041 955
Average daily rate £375 £363 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 99 166
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -37.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £13.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Buckinghamshire +8 40 £338 -3.57% 4
Berkshire -26 23 £360 +20.00% 15
Surrey -27 21 £360 -0.68% 5
Hampshire -22 19 £366 -2.33% 9
Oxfordshire -10 9 £369 +9.25% 1
West Sussex -5 8 £515 +43.05% 4
East Sussex -11 6 £500 +37.93% 1
Kent -5 2 £278 -
Middlesex +4 1 £345 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 107 (35.67%) Finance
2 84 (28.00%) ISTQB
3 83 (27.67%) QA
4 80 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (25.67%) SQL
6 72 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
7 64 (21.33%) Software Testing
8 61 (20.33%) Business Analysis
8 61 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
9 56 (18.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 53 (17.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 47 (15.67%) Telecoms
12 46 (15.33%) HP
13 44 (14.67%) Security Cleared
14 41 (13.67%) SC Cleared
14 41 (13.67%) Test Scripting
15 39 (13.00%) Oracle
15 39 (13.00%) PRINCE2
16 38 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 37 (12.33%) Scrum
17 37 (12.33%) ITIL
18 36 (12.00%) SAP
19 35 (11.67%) Microsoft
19 35 (11.67%) Test Management
20 34 (11.33%) Waterfall
20 34 (11.33%) Java
21 30 (10.00%) C#
22 29 (9.67%) Selenium
23 28 (9.33%) XML
23 28 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (4.33%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.67%) CMS
3 4 (1.33%) Confluence
4 3 (1.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.67%) IIS
5 2 (0.67%) JBoss
6 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.33%) SAS
6 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.33%) FileNet
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 20 (6.67%) MS Project
1 20 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.67%) Mingle
5 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (2.00%) SAP FI
4 4 (1.33%) JDE OneWorld
5 2 (0.67%) Magento
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.67%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.67%) Summit
6 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.33%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.00%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.33%) DNS
1 7 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (2.00%) 4G
2 6 (2.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.00%) HTTP
3 5 (1.67%) Firewall
4 4 (1.33%) LTE
4 4 (1.33%) SSL
4 4 (1.33%) Internet
5 3 (1.00%) 3G
5 3 (1.00%) IPv6
5 3 (1.00%) INAP
5 3 (1.00%) IPsec
5 3 (1.00%) 2G
5 3 (1.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (1.00%) DHCP
5 3 (1.00%) Network Security
6 2 (0.67%) DAB
6 2 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.33%) SAP BW
4 4 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.33%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.00%) DB2
5 3 (1.00%) MySQL
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (9.67%) Selenium
2 28 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 18 (6.00%) LoadRunner
4 17 (5.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.00%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.00%) JIRA
6 9 (3.00%) JUnit
6 9 (3.00%) TestDirector
7 8 (2.67%) WebDriver
7 8 (2.67%) SpecFlow
8 7 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.00%) JMeter
9 6 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.67%) Toad
10 5 (1.67%) TestLink
10 5 (1.67%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.67%) Subversion
10 5 (1.67%) TestNG
11 4 (1.33%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
General
1 107 (35.67%) Finance
2 47 (15.67%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.00%) Retail
4 14 (4.67%) Banking
5 13 (4.33%) Electronics
6 11 (3.67%) Automotive
6 11 (3.67%) Marketing
7 10 (3.33%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.67%) Billing
9 5 (1.67%) Publishing
9 5 (1.67%) Legal
10 2 (0.67%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 182 (60.67%) Analyst
2 91 (30.33%) Business Analyst
3 76 (25.33%) Test Analyst
4 33 (11.00%) Tester
5 24 (8.00%) Test Engineer
6 21 (7.00%) Test Manager
7 12 (4.00%) Test Leader
8 10 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (3.33%) QA Analyst
9 9 (3.00%) QA Engineer
10 8 (2.67%) Process Analyst
10 8 (2.67%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.67%) Business Process Analyst
10 8 (2.67%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (2.33%) Telecoms Business Analyst
11 7 (2.33%) Consultant
11 7 (2.33%) Test Consultant
12 6 (2.00%) Systems Analyst
12 6 (2.00%) Senior Business Analyst
12 6 (2.00%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.33%) XML
2 23 (7.67%) .NET
3 16 (5.33%) Web Services
4 12 (4.00%) REST
5 8 (2.67%) SOAP
5 8 (2.67%) WCF
5 8 (2.67%) WPF
6 6 (2.00%) HTML
7 4 (1.33%) RESTful
8 3 (1.00%) CSS
8 3 (1.00%) jQuery
8 3 (1.00%) Middleware
9 2 (0.67%) ODBC
9 2 (0.67%) WAP
9 2 (0.67%) JDBC
9 2 (0.67%) JSP
9 2 (0.67%) WML
9 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.67%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 61 (20.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.00%) DTV
4 6 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.33%) GIS
5 4 (1.33%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.00%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.67%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.67%) Open Source
7 2 (0.67%) NHS
7 2 (0.67%) PMI
7 2 (0.67%) Statistics
8 1 (0.33%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.33%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.33%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.33%) FMCG
8 1 (0.33%) Handset
8 1 (0.33%) Replication
8 1 (0.33%) APACS
8 1 (0.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.67%) Windows
2 16 (5.33%) UNIX
3 6 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.67%) Windows NT
5 4 (1.33%) Linux
6 2 (0.67%) Solaris
7 1 (0.33%) AIX
7 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (21.33%) Software Testing
3 61 (20.33%) Business Analysis
4 53 (17.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (13.67%) Test Scripting
6 39 (13.00%) PRINCE2
7 38 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (12.33%) Scrum
8 37 (12.33%) ITIL
9 35 (11.67%) Test Management
10 34 (11.33%) Waterfall
11 27 (9.00%) Test Automation
12 26 (8.67%) Manual Testing
13 25 (8.33%) Regression Testing
14 24 (8.00%) Project Management
14 24 (8.00%) Automated Testing
15 23 (7.67%) Test Strategy
16 22 (7.33%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (6.67%) Performance Testing
18 19 (6.33%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 77 (25.67%) SQL
2 34 (11.33%) Java
3 30 (10.00%) C#
4 20 (6.67%) VB
5 13 (4.33%) VBScript
6 10 (3.33%) Python
7 9 (3.00%) C
7 9 (3.00%) Perl
8 8 (2.67%) C++
9 6 (2.00%) JavaScript
9 6 (2.00%) Shell Script
9 6 (2.00%) Ruby
10 5 (1.67%) PHP
11 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.00%) VBA
13 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (28.00%) ISTQB
2 56 (18.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 44 (14.67%) Security Cleared
4 41 (13.67%) SC Cleared
5 22 (7.33%) Degree
6 17 (5.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (4.67%) CBAP
8 8 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (2.67%) MCITP
8 8 (2.67%) IIBA
8 8 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.67%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.00%) MCSE
12 3 (1.00%) PMP
13 2 (0.67%) MCP
13 2 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (27.67%) QA
2 5 (1.67%) P3O
3 4 (1.33%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 72 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.33%) WebInspect
3 3 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.67%) nmon
5 1 (0.33%) Netcool
5 1 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 46 (15.33%) HP
2 39 (13.00%) Oracle
3 36 (12.00%) SAP
4 35 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 11 (3.67%) Cisco
6 5 (1.67%) IBM
6 5 (1.67%) VMware
7 4 (1.33%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.33%) Citrix
8 3 (1.00%) Cognos
8 3 (1.00%) Lotus
8 3 (1.00%) F5
8 3 (1.00%) McAfee
9 2 (0.67%) ATG
9 2 (0.67%) hybris
9 2 (0.67%) Red Gate
9 2 (0.67%) Demandware
9 2 (0.67%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.67%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.67%) Remedy
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