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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 113 94 77
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 170 182 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.69% 1.87% 2.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.49% 7.14% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 118 96
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £245 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
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
2618 2549 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.02% 26.18% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1268 1024
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £484 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 123 130
Average hourly rate £21.55 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 0 48 £350 -4.10% 3
Berkshire -2 36 £326 +19.17% 5
Surrey -11 28 £325 -9.72% 10
Buckinghamshire +11 23 £295 +12.38% 1
West Sussex -24 10 £321 -3.74%
Oxfordshire -12 9 £350 +2.94% 4
Kent -3 8 £293 -31.17%
East Sussex - 7 £375 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 110 (32.45%) ISTQB
2 104 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 103 (30.38%) Finance
4 90 (26.55%) Test Scripting
5 84 (24.78%) Business Analysis
6 76 (22.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 68 (20.06%) User Acceptance Testing
8 66 (19.47%) Microsoft
9 63 (18.58%) HP Quality Center
10 61 (17.99%) Waterfall
10 61 (17.99%) Software Testing
11 60 (17.70%) SQL
12 57 (16.81%) MS Excel
13 55 (16.22%) Security Cleared
14 53 (15.63%) HP
15 50 (14.75%) Test Management
16 47 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 46 (13.57%) Telecoms
17 46 (13.57%) Project Management
18 45 (13.27%) SC Cleared
19 41 (12.09%) UNIX
19 41 (12.09%) Java
20 37 (10.91%) XML
20 37 (10.91%) QA
21 34 (10.03%) JavaScript
22 33 (9.73%) Data Modelling
22 33 (9.73%) Selenium
22 33 (9.73%) Test Automation
22 33 (9.73%) Degree
23 31 (9.14%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 16 (4.72%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.95%) CMS
3 6 (1.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.18%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.88%) Documentum
6 2 (0.59%) SAS
6 2 (0.59%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.29%) JBoss
7 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.29%) Lync
7 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 57 (16.81%) MS Excel
2 26 (7.67%) MS Visio
3 23 (6.78%) MS Office
4 10 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.18%) Exstream
2 4 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.88%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.59%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.06%) SaaS
2 2 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.36%) UMTS
1 8 (2.36%) GSM
1 8 (2.36%) LTE
1 8 (2.36%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (1.77%) VoLTE
2 6 (1.77%) RTCP
2 6 (1.77%) RTP
2 6 (1.77%) Wireless
2 6 (1.77%) VoIP
2 6 (1.77%) CDMA
2 6 (1.77%) GPRS
3 5 (1.47%) SAN
4 4 (1.18%) Intranet
4 4 (1.18%) HTTP
4 4 (1.18%) LDAP
5 3 (0.88%) WAN
5 3 (0.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.88%) LAN
5 3 (0.88%) Internet
5 3 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.13%) Relational Database
2 13 (3.83%) SAP BW
3 11 (3.24%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.18%) DB2
5 4 (1.18%) SAP BI
5 4 (1.18%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.59%) Big Data
7 2 (0.59%) MS Access
8 1 (0.29%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.29%) Essbase
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 33 (9.73%) Selenium
2 16 (4.72%) Cucumber
3 13 (3.83%) JIRA
3 13 (3.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (3.83%) LoadRunner
4 12 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.65%) WebDriver
6 8 (2.36%) Appium
7 7 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.77%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.77%) IntelliJ
8 6 (1.77%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.77%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.47%) Calabash
9 5 (1.47%) Xcode
10 4 (1.18%) TestDirector
11 3 (0.88%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.88%) Subversion
11 3 (0.88%) Jenkins
11 3 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 103 (30.38%) Finance
2 46 (13.57%) Telecoms
3 15 (4.42%) Retail
4 11 (3.24%) Publishing
5 10 (2.95%) Marketing
6 6 (1.77%) Banking
7 5 (1.47%) Advertising
7 5 (1.47%) German Language
7 5 (1.47%) Billing
8 4 (1.18%) Automotive
8 4 (1.18%) Legal
8 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.88%) Electronics
9 3 (0.88%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.88%) Games
10 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.59%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 206 (60.77%) Analyst
2 110 (32.45%) Business Analyst
3 89 (26.25%) Test Analyst
4 42 (12.39%) Tester
5 30 (8.85%) Test Manager
6 23 (6.78%) Test Leader
7 16 (4.72%) Test Specialist
8 15 (4.42%) Test Engineer
9 14 (4.13%) Automation Tester
10 12 (3.54%) Data Analyst
11 8 (2.36%) Project Manager
11 8 (2.36%) Developer
11 8 (2.36%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (2.36%) IT Business Analyst
11 8 (2.36%) Lead Business Analyst
12 7 (2.06%) Financial Services Business Analyst
12 7 (2.06%) Senior Analyst
12 7 (2.06%) Financial Business Analyst
13 6 (1.77%) Business IT Analyst
13 6 (1.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.91%) XML
2 31 (9.14%) .NET
3 29 (8.55%) HTML
4 18 (5.31%) JSP
4 18 (5.31%) ASP.NET
5 7 (2.06%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.77%) Middleware
6 6 (1.77%) Web Services
7 5 (1.47%) Gherkin
8 4 (1.18%) SOAP
8 4 (1.18%) CSS
8 4 (1.18%) J2EE
8 4 (1.18%) Flash
9 3 (0.88%) RESTful
9 3 (0.88%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.59%) Raphaël
10 2 (0.59%) D3.js
10 2 (0.59%) JAXB
10 2 (0.59%) Ajax
10 2 (0.59%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.06%) Smart Meter
3 5 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.47%) Robotics
3 5 (1.47%) User Experience
3 5 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.18%) Machine to Machine
5 3 (0.88%) GIS
5 3 (0.88%) Handset
5 3 (0.88%) DTV
6 2 (0.59%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.59%) EPoS
6 2 (0.59%) Statistics
6 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.59%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.59%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.29%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.29%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 41 (12.09%) UNIX
2 24 (7.08%) Windows
3 23 (6.78%) Linux
4 12 (3.54%) Android
5 10 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (1.47%) AIX
8 4 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (26.55%) Test Scripting
3 84 (24.78%) Business Analysis
4 68 (20.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 61 (17.99%) Software Testing
5 61 (17.99%) Waterfall
6 50 (14.75%) Test Management
7 47 (13.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (13.57%) Project Management
9 33 (9.73%) Data Modelling
9 33 (9.73%) Test Automation
10 31 (9.14%) Performance Testing
11 29 (8.55%) Scrum
12 28 (8.26%) Migration
13 26 (7.67%) ITIL
13 26 (7.67%) Manual Testing
14 24 (7.08%) User Stories
14 24 (7.08%) PRINCE2
15 22 (6.49%) Validation
16 21 (6.19%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.70%) SQL
2 41 (12.09%) Java
3 34 (10.03%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.01%) C#
5 12 (3.54%) PowerShell
6 8 (2.36%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.47%) VB
8 4 (1.18%) VBScript
9 3 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.59%) PHP
10 2 (0.59%) R
11 1 (0.29%) Ruby
11 1 (0.29%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.29%) VBA
11 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 110 (32.45%) ISTQB
2 76 (22.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (16.22%) Security Cleared
4 45 (13.27%) SC Cleared
5 33 (9.73%) Degree
6 24 (7.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (4.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.13%) MCITP
9 8 (2.36%) CBAP
9 8 (2.36%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.47%) PMP
10 5 (1.47%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.18%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.18%) IIBA
12 3 (0.88%) HND
13 2 (0.59%) CCNA
13 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (10.91%) QA
2 5 (1.47%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) P3O
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) GAAP
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (1.77%) VMware ESX
2 5 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.18%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 3 (0.88%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 63 (18.58%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (1.18%) Tivoli
3 4 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.29%) Netcool
4 1 (0.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 66 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 53 (15.63%) HP
3 31 (9.14%) Oracle
4 21 (6.19%) SAP
5 12 (3.54%) Cisco
6 11 (3.24%) IBM
7 6 (1.77%) Citrix
7 6 (1.77%) Remedy
7 6 (1.77%) McAfee
7 6 (1.77%) VMware
7 6 (1.77%) Ektron
8 4 (1.18%) CA
9 2 (0.59%) Ericsson
9 2 (0.59%) Hyperion
9 2 (0.59%) Nokia
9 2 (0.59%) Cognos
9 2 (0.59%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.59%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.59%) Lotus
9 2 (0.59%) Google