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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 91 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 169 177 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 2.09% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 8.47% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 124 98
Average daily rate
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£340 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £280 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £62.50 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+346.42% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2372 2089 2222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.64% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1082 983
Average daily rate £351 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 112 148
Average hourly rate £17.29 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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 30 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 30 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 +13 48 £375 - 10
Buckinghamshire +8 38 £268 -16.40% 15
Berkshire -5 38 £355 +9.23% 17
Surrey -1 22 £375 -3.22% 6
East Sussex -2 5 £428 +42.50% 4
West Sussex -23 4 £320 -9.85%
Kent 0 3 £263 - 3
Oxfordshire -20 3 £212 -43.60% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £440 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 114 (34.34%) Finance
2 99 (29.82%) ISTQB
3 85 (25.60%) QA
4 83 (25.00%) SQL
5 75 (22.59%) Software Testing
6 73 (21.99%) HP Quality Center
7 65 (19.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 59 (17.77%) Security Cleared
9 58 (17.47%) Business Analysis
10 57 (17.17%) Test Scripting
11 56 (16.87%) HP
12 53 (15.96%) SC Cleared
13 49 (14.76%) User Acceptance Testing
14 48 (14.46%) C#
14 48 (14.46%) Scrum
15 46 (13.86%) QuickTest Pro
16 44 (13.25%) Windows
17 43 (12.95%) PRINCE2
17 43 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
18 41 (12.35%) .NET
19 39 (11.75%) Microsoft
19 39 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (11.75%) Telecoms
20 37 (11.14%) Automated Testing
21 34 (10.24%) Oracle
22 32 (9.64%) ITIL
22 32 (9.64%) Test Automation
22 32 (9.64%) BDD
23 30 (9.04%) Test Management
23 30 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 20 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.51%) CMS
3 5 (1.51%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.20%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.30%) FileNet
7 1 (0.30%) IIS
7 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.30%) SAS
7 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.30%) Confluence
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 20 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.22%) MS Project
3 12 (3.61%) MS Office
4 6 (1.81%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.60%) Magento
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 (2.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.61%) HTTP
2 11 (3.31%) DNS
3 9 (2.71%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.81%) 4G
5 5 (1.51%) Firewall
5 5 (1.51%) Internet
5 5 (1.51%) VoIP
5 5 (1.51%) IPv6
5 5 (1.51%) SSL
6 4 (1.20%) LTE
6 4 (1.20%) MVNO
7 3 (0.90%) 3G
7 3 (0.90%) INAP
7 3 (0.90%) IPsec
7 3 (0.90%) 2G
7 3 (0.90%) Broadband
7 3 (0.90%) SAN
7 3 (0.90%) DHCP
7 3 (0.90%) FTP
7 3 (0.90%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.81%) Relational Database
2 6 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.20%) DB2
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (0.60%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.30%) Big Data
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 46 (13.86%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (9.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.93%) Visual Studio
4 20 (6.02%) Selenium
5 18 (5.42%) TestDirector
6 16 (4.82%) LoadRunner
7 10 (3.01%) WinRunner
8 9 (2.71%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (2.71%) JIRA
9 8 (2.41%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.41%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.11%) Toad
11 6 (1.81%) JUnit
12 5 (1.51%) Bugzilla
12 5 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.51%) TestNG
13 4 (1.20%) Rational Performance Tester
13 4 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
14 3 (0.90%) Introscope
14 3 (0.90%) JProfiler
General
1 114 (34.34%) Finance
2 39 (11.75%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.93%) Banking
4 21 (6.33%) Retail
5 11 (3.31%) Automotive
6 10 (3.01%) Electronics
7 9 (2.71%) Legal
7 9 (2.71%) Marketing
8 8 (2.41%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.11%) Billing
10 5 (1.51%) Military
11 4 (1.20%) Publishing
12 2 (0.60%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.60%) Games
13 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.30%) Law
13 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 203 (61.14%) Analyst
2 97 (29.22%) Test Analyst
3 87 (26.20%) Business Analyst
4 39 (11.75%) Tester
5 38 (11.45%) Test Engineer
6 20 (6.02%) Test Manager
7 19 (5.72%) QA Analyst
8 14 (4.22%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (3.31%) Test Leader
11 8 (2.41%) Automation Tester
11 8 (2.41%) Consultant
11 8 (2.41%) Test Consultant
12 7 (2.11%) QA Engineer
12 7 (2.11%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (1.51%) Data Analyst
13 5 (1.51%) Applications Tester
13 5 (1.51%) QA Leader
13 5 (1.51%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.35%) .NET
2 29 (8.73%) Web Services
2 29 (8.73%) XML
3 24 (7.23%) REST
4 23 (6.93%) SOAP
5 21 (6.33%) WCF
5 21 (6.33%) WPF
6 7 (2.11%) HTML
7 4 (1.20%) Middleware
7 4 (1.20%) CSS
8 3 (0.90%) JDBC
8 3 (0.90%) JSP
8 3 (0.90%) ODBC
8 3 (0.90%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.90%) JSON
9 2 (0.60%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.60%) WAP
9 2 (0.60%) WML
10 1 (0.30%) LAMP
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (4.52%) Management Information System
2 7 (2.11%) DTV
2 7 (2.11%) Smart Meter
3 6 (1.81%) Clustering
4 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
4 5 (1.51%) Visualisation
5 4 (1.20%) Social Media
5 4 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.90%) PMI
6 3 (0.90%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.60%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.60%) Open Source
7 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.60%) NHS
7 2 (0.60%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.60%) GIS
7 2 (0.60%) AS400
7 2 (0.60%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (13.25%) Windows
2 20 (6.02%) UNIX
3 14 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (3.31%) Windows XP
5 10 (3.01%) Linux
6 9 (2.71%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (1.81%) AIX
9 4 (1.20%) Solaris
9 4 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.90%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
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 75 (22.59%) Software Testing
2 58 (17.47%) Business Analysis
3 57 (17.17%) Test Scripting
4 49 (14.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 48 (14.46%) Scrum
6 43 (12.95%) PRINCE2
6 43 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (11.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (11.14%) Automated Testing
9 32 (9.64%) ITIL
9 32 (9.64%) Test Automation
9 32 (9.64%) BDD
10 30 (9.04%) Test Management
10 30 (9.04%) Test Strategy
11 29 (8.73%) Project Management
12 21 (6.33%) E-Commerce
12 21 (6.33%) Waterfall
13 19 (5.72%) UML
14 16 (4.82%) CRM
14 16 (4.82%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (25.00%) SQL
2 48 (14.46%) C#
3 29 (8.73%) Java
4 23 (6.93%) VB
5 18 (5.42%) VBScript
6 11 (3.31%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.41%) Python
8 6 (1.81%) C
8 6 (1.81%) C++
8 6 (1.81%) Perl
9 5 (1.51%) Ruby
10 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.60%) PHP
12 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.30%) VBA
13 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 99 (29.82%) ISTQB
2 65 (19.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 59 (17.77%) Security Cleared
4 53 (15.96%) SC Cleared
5 25 (7.53%) Degree
6 15 (4.52%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 11 (3.31%) IIBA
7 11 (3.31%) CBAP
8 10 (3.01%) PMI Certification
9 9 (2.71%) MCITP
10 8 (2.41%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (2.41%) PMP
11 7 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.90%) MCP
12 3 (0.90%) MCSE
12 3 (0.90%) CCNP
12 3 (0.90%) CCNA
12 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (25.60%) QA
2 5 (1.51%) P3O
3 2 (0.60%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (1.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.30%) NFS
4 1 (0.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 73 (21.99%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.81%) Netcool
5 3 (0.90%) nmon
6 1 (0.30%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 56 (16.87%) HP
2 39 (11.75%) Microsoft
3 34 (10.24%) Oracle
4 21 (6.33%) SAP
5 12 (3.61%) Citrix
6 9 (2.71%) Cisco
7 8 (2.41%) McAfee
8 6 (1.81%) Veritas
9 4 (1.20%) Ektron
9 4 (1.20%) VMware
10 3 (0.90%) IBM
10 3 (0.90%) F5
10 3 (0.90%) Comptel
10 3 (0.90%) NetCracker
11 2 (0.60%) Planview
11 2 (0.60%) hybris
11 2 (0.60%) Red Gate
11 2 (0.60%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.60%) Demandware
11 2 (0.60%) Lotus
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