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 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 123 88 91
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 131 186 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.43% 2.12% 2.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.63% 9.19% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 139 99
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£350 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £266 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £62.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -46.66%
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
2325 2025 2360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.42% 23.10% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1056 1078
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 106 155
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.36 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% -44.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £11.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 September 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 17 September 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 -2 35 £375 -7.69% 10
Buckinghamshire -4 31 £275 -17.91% 13
Berkshire -10 28 £375 +20.96% 20
Surrey -19 15 £350 -8.79% 12
West Sussex -4 6 £375 +4.16% 2
East Sussex -12 6 £450 +50.00% 1
Oxfordshire -17 4 £305 -12.85% 7
Kent - 3 £215 - 2
Middlesex +3 1 £345 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 102 (33.77%) Finance
2 88 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (26.82%) SQL
3 81 (26.82%) ISTQB
4 79 (26.16%) QA
5 69 (22.85%) Software Testing
5 69 (22.85%) HP Quality Center
6 64 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
7 62 (20.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 58 (19.21%) Business Analysis
9 49 (16.23%) Security Cleared
9 49 (16.23%) HP
10 45 (14.90%) Scrum
10 45 (14.90%) SC Cleared
10 45 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
11 44 (14.57%) Telecoms
12 40 (13.25%) C#
12 40 (13.25%) Test Scripting
13 39 (12.91%) QuickTest Pro
14 38 (12.58%) PRINCE2
15 36 (11.92%) Windows
16 35 (11.59%) Microsoft
16 35 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (11.26%) Oracle
18 33 (10.93%) Test Automation
19 31 (10.26%) Automated Testing
20 30 (9.93%) .NET
20 30 (9.93%) Java
20 30 (9.93%) ITIL
21 28 (9.27%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 12 (3.97%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.32%) SharePoint Server
3 4 (1.32%) Confluence
3 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.66%) CMS
4 2 (0.66%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.66%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.33%) IIS
5 1 (0.33%) SAS
5 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.33%) FileNet
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPEL
5 1 (0.33%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (6.95%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.29%) MS Project
3 16 (5.30%) MS Office
4 6 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.66%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.32%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.66%) Magento
3 2 (0.66%) Summit
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.33%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.64%) DNS
2 9 (2.98%) TCP/IP
3 8 (2.65%) HTTP
4 6 (1.99%) 4G
4 6 (1.99%) Firewall
5 5 (1.66%) SSL
6 4 (1.32%) LTE
6 4 (1.32%) Network Security
6 4 (1.32%) INAP
6 4 (1.32%) 2G
6 4 (1.32%) IPsec
6 4 (1.32%) 3G
6 4 (1.32%) Internet
6 4 (1.32%) IPv6
6 4 (1.32%) DHCP
7 3 (0.99%) LAN
7 3 (0.99%) FTP
7 3 (0.99%) SNMP
7 3 (0.99%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.99%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (0.99%) DB2
5 2 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.66%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Navigator
6 1 (0.33%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.33%) Big Data
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (12.91%) QuickTest Pro
2 25 (8.28%) Selenium
3 23 (7.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (6.62%) Visual Studio
5 18 (5.96%) LoadRunner
6 16 (5.30%) TestDirector
7 11 (3.64%) JIRA
8 10 (3.31%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.98%) JUnit
10 7 (2.32%) WinRunner
10 7 (2.32%) Toad
10 7 (2.32%) WebDriver
11 6 (1.99%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.99%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (1.66%) JMeter
12 5 (1.66%) Subversion
12 5 (1.66%) TestNG
13 4 (1.32%) Rational Performance Tester
13 4 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 102 (33.77%) Finance
2 44 (14.57%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.96%) Retail
4 16 (5.30%) Banking
5 13 (4.30%) Electronics
5 13 (4.30%) Automotive
6 11 (3.64%) Marketing
7 10 (3.31%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.65%) Billing
9 5 (1.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 193 (63.91%) Analyst
2 91 (30.13%) Test Analyst
3 89 (29.47%) Business Analyst
4 33 (10.93%) Tester
5 30 (9.93%) Test Engineer
6 15 (4.97%) QA Analyst
7 14 (4.64%) Test Manager
8 11 (3.64%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.98%) Test Leader
10 9 (2.98%) Agile Test Analyst
11 7 (2.32%) QA Engineer
11 7 (2.32%) Test Consultant
11 7 (2.32%) Consultant
12 6 (1.99%) Telecoms Business Analyst
13 5 (1.66%) Senior Business Analyst
13 5 (1.66%) Data Analyst
13 5 (1.66%) Senior Test Analyst
13 5 (1.66%) QA Leader
13 5 (1.66%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.93%) .NET
2 27 (8.94%) XML
3 22 (7.28%) Web Services
4 19 (6.29%) REST
5 18 (5.96%) SOAP
6 16 (5.30%) WCF
6 16 (5.30%) WPF
7 4 (1.32%) RESTful
8 3 (0.99%) JDBC
8 3 (0.99%) ODBC
8 3 (0.99%) HTML
8 3 (0.99%) Middleware
8 3 (0.99%) JSON
9 2 (0.66%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.66%) WAP
9 2 (0.66%) WML
9 2 (0.66%) JSP
9 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.33%) Rendezvous
10 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 64 (21.19%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.98%) DTV
4 8 (2.65%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.32%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.66%) Clustering
7 4 (1.32%) Social Media
7 4 (1.32%) GIS
8 3 (0.99%) PMI
8 3 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.99%) User Experience
8 3 (0.99%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.66%) Statistics
9 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.66%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.66%) IVR
9 2 (0.66%) NHS
9 2 (0.66%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.92%) Windows
2 20 (6.62%) UNIX
3 10 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.65%) Windows 7
4 8 (2.65%) Linux
5 6 (1.99%) Windows XP
6 5 (1.66%) Windows NT
6 5 (1.66%) AIX
6 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.32%) Solaris
8 2 (0.66%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.33%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.33%) Android
9 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (29.14%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (22.85%) Software Testing
3 58 (19.21%) Business Analysis
4 45 (14.90%) Scrum
4 45 (14.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (13.25%) Test Scripting
6 38 (12.58%) PRINCE2
7 35 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (10.93%) Test Automation
9 31 (10.26%) Automated Testing
10 30 (9.93%) ITIL
11 28 (9.27%) BDD
12 27 (8.94%) Project Management
13 26 (8.61%) Waterfall
13 26 (8.61%) Test Management
14 24 (7.95%) Manual Testing
15 22 (7.28%) Regression Testing
16 21 (6.95%) Test Strategy
17 18 (5.96%) UML
18 15 (4.97%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 81 (26.82%) SQL
2 40 (13.25%) C#
3 30 (9.93%) Java
4 20 (6.62%) VB
5 13 (4.30%) VBScript
6 7 (2.32%) Shell Script
6 7 (2.32%) Python
7 6 (1.99%) Perl
8 5 (1.66%) C++
8 5 (1.66%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.66%) Ruby
9 4 (1.32%) C
10 3 (0.99%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.99%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.33%) PHP
12 1 (0.33%) VBA
12 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.33%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 81 (26.82%) ISTQB
2 62 (20.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 49 (16.23%) Security Cleared
4 45 (14.90%) SC Cleared
5 24 (7.95%) Degree
6 18 (5.96%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (3.97%) IIBA
8 11 (3.64%) CBAP
9 8 (2.65%) MCITP
9 8 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (2.32%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.66%) PMP
12 4 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.99%) APMP
14 2 (0.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.66%) CCNP
14 2 (0.66%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (26.16%) QA
2 5 (1.66%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.33%) NFS
4 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 69 (22.85%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.32%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.66%) Netcool
3 5 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (1.32%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.99%) nmon
Vendors
1 49 (16.23%) HP
2 35 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 34 (11.26%) Oracle
4 24 (7.95%) SAP
5 11 (3.64%) Cisco
6 10 (3.31%) Citrix
7 7 (2.32%) McAfee
8 5 (1.66%) Veritas
8 5 (1.66%) VMware
9 4 (1.32%) F5
9 4 (1.32%) IBM
10 3 (0.99%) Lotus
10 3 (0.99%) NetCracker
10 3 (0.99%) Red Gate
10 3 (0.99%) Comptel
11 2 (0.66%) hybris
11 2 (0.66%) Demandware
11 2 (0.66%) Guidewire
11 2 (0.66%) ATG
11 2 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
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