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 25 July 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 139 111 103
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 132 172 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.49% 1.80% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 6.91% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 113 117
Median daily rate £388 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.78
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -2.52%
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
2394 2489 2396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.98% 26.02% 26.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1418 1463 1174
Median daily rate £400 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 110 86
Median hourly rate £40.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.93% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £14.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +7 30 £444 +19.12% 8
Hampshire -29 29 £338 -10.00% 3
Berkshire -6 23 £350 - 6
West Sussex +5 21 £400 +42.22% 3
Oxfordshire +11 9 £400 +12.28% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £300 -18.36% 4
East Sussex +8 6 £350 -16.41% 6
Kent +2 1 £225 -40.00% 1
Middlesex -3 1 £450 +20.00% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 127 (46.18%) ISTQB
2 123 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (36.36%) Finance
4 84 (30.55%) Test Scripting
5 77 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 58 (21.09%) SQL
7 54 (19.64%) JIRA
8 53 (19.27%) Security Cleared
9 52 (18.91%) Selenium
9 52 (18.91%) QA
10 48 (17.45%) Software Testing
11 46 (16.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 46 (16.73%) Integration Testing
11 46 (16.73%) Regression Testing
12 44 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 44 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
13 43 (15.64%) SDLC
13 43 (15.64%) Java
14 42 (15.27%) XML
15 40 (14.55%) SC Cleared
16 38 (13.82%) HP
17 37 (13.45%) Test Strategy
18 35 (12.73%) Business Analysis
19 34 (12.36%) Cucumber
20 33 (12.00%) Waterfall
20 33 (12.00%) Functional Testing
21 32 (11.64%) Confluence
22 31 (11.27%) Degree
22 31 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
23 30 (10.91%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (11.64%) Confluence
2 13 (4.73%) IIS
3 10 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.82%) JBoss
5 3 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.09%) SAS
6 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (9.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (7.27%) MS Office
3 13 (4.73%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 5 (1.82%) SAP FI
3 4 (1.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.73%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.36%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.36%) SaaS
2 4 (1.45%) IaaS
2 4 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.82%) PuTTY
2 4 (1.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.73%) Internet
3 2 (0.73%) IP Telephony
3 2 (0.73%) LAN
3 2 (0.73%) MVNO
3 2 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (0.73%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.73%) VoIP
3 2 (0.73%) WAN
4 1 (0.36%) 3G
4 1 (0.36%) GSM
4 1 (0.36%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.09%) DataStage
3 3 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
3 3 (1.09%) Oracle Exadata
3 3 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.09%) QualityStage
3 3 (1.09%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.73%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.36%) QlikView
5 1 (0.36%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 54 (19.64%) JIRA
2 52 (18.91%) Selenium
3 34 (12.36%) Cucumber
4 30 (10.91%) WebDriver
5 19 (6.91%) Jenkins
6 18 (6.55%) Maven
7 16 (5.82%) HP UFT
7 16 (5.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (5.45%) JMeter
9 14 (5.09%) JUnit
9 14 (5.09%) SoapUI
10 13 (4.73%) Ant
10 13 (4.73%) Gradle
10 13 (4.73%) Hudson
10 13 (4.73%) jMock
11 8 (2.91%) Gatling
12 6 (2.18%) TestComplete
13 4 (1.45%) Git (software)
13 4 (1.45%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.45%) TestDirector
General
1 100 (36.36%) Finance
2 26 (9.45%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.64%) Retail
4 8 (2.91%) Banking
5 4 (1.45%) Military
6 3 (1.09%) Electronics
6 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.09%) Marketing
7 2 (0.73%) Automotive
7 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 2 (0.73%) Billing
7 2 (0.73%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 171 (62.18%) Analyst
2 95 (34.55%) Test Analyst
3 64 (23.27%) Business Analyst
4 24 (8.73%) Tester
5 19 (6.91%) Test Manager
6 18 (6.55%) Senior Analyst
6 18 (6.55%) Test Engineer
7 16 (5.82%) QA Engineer
8 15 (5.45%) Automation Tester
8 15 (5.45%) Test Leader
9 14 (5.09%) Automation Test Analyst
10 13 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
11 11 (4.00%) Developer
11 11 (4.00%) QA Analyst
11 11 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
12 10 (3.64%) QA Test Analyst
12 10 (3.64%) Test Automation Developer
13 9 (3.27%) Developer in Test
14 8 (2.91%) Agile Business Analyst
14 8 (2.91%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (15.27%) XML
2 22 (8.00%) Web Services
3 21 (7.64%) HTML
4 20 (7.27%) .NET
5 18 (6.55%) Spring
6 15 (5.45%) REST
7 13 (4.73%) Ajax
7 13 (4.73%) Hibernate
7 13 (4.73%) Java EE
7 13 (4.73%) JMS
7 13 (4.73%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (3.27%) ASP.NET
9 8 (2.91%) FpML
10 6 (2.18%) CSS
11 4 (1.45%) JSP
12 3 (1.09%) Gherkin
12 3 (1.09%) Middleware
12 3 (1.09%) SOAP
13 2 (0.73%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (0.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 14 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.55%) Frameworx
5 6 (2.18%) AS400
6 5 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.82%) Smart Meter
7 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.45%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.45%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.45%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.45%) User Experience
8 3 (1.09%) NHS
9 2 (0.73%) CESG
9 2 (0.73%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.73%) EPoS
9 2 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.82%) Unix
2 26 (9.45%) Linux
3 24 (8.73%) Windows
4 8 (2.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.36%) Android
7 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (30.55%) Test Scripting
3 48 (17.45%) Software Testing
4 46 (16.73%) Integration Testing
4 46 (16.73%) Regression Testing
4 46 (16.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 44 (16.00%) System Integration Testing
6 43 (15.64%) SDLC
7 37 (13.45%) Test Strategy
8 35 (12.73%) Business Analysis
9 33 (12.00%) Functional Testing
9 33 (12.00%) Waterfall
10 31 (11.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (10.91%) BDD
12 29 (10.55%) PRINCE2
12 29 (10.55%) User Stories
13 26 (9.45%) TDD
14 25 (9.09%) ITIL
14 25 (9.09%) Project Management
15 23 (8.36%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.09%) SQL
2 43 (15.64%) Java
3 22 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 13 (4.73%) Groovy
5 8 (2.91%) C#
5 8 (2.91%) PowerShell
6 7 (2.55%) VBScript
7 6 (2.18%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.18%) Python
8 5 (1.82%) Ruby
8 5 (1.82%) Scala
9 4 (1.45%) C++
10 3 (1.09%) VB
11 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) C
12 1 (0.36%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 127 (46.18%) ISTQB
2 77 (28.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 53 (19.27%) Security Cleared
4 40 (14.55%) SC Cleared
5 31 (11.27%) Degree
6 15 (5.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 11 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (2.55%) MCITP
9 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (2.18%) CBAP
10 6 (2.18%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.45%) APMP
11 4 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.09%) CCNA
12 3 (1.09%) IIBA
13 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.73%) CISSP
13 2 (0.73%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (18.91%) QA
2 3 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.73%) MiFID
4 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (2.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.18%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.09%) Docker
5 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.18%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.09%) Nagios
4 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) SCOM
4 1 (0.36%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.82%) HP
3 29 (10.55%) Oracle
3 29 (10.55%) SAP
4 15 (5.45%) Atlassian
5 13 (4.73%) Rally
6 10 (3.64%) Cisco
7 9 (3.27%) VMware
8 8 (2.91%) Bloomberg
8 8 (2.91%) Reuters
9 7 (2.55%) NetSuite
10 6 (2.18%) Intel Security
11 5 (1.82%) Sage
11 5 (1.82%) webMethods
12 4 (1.45%) IBM
13 3 (1.09%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.09%) Cognos
13 3 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
14 2 (0.73%) Hyperion
14 2 (0.73%) NetApp
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