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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 106 84 91
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 156 194 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.68% 2.19% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.62% 9.22% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 141 103
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £268 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
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 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
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
2355 2105 2329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.33% 23.76% 23.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1220 1089 1060
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 112 156
Average hourly rate £19.46 £18.28 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -33.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.93 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 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 1 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 +4 48 £375 - 8
Berkshire -8 34 £360 +17.07% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 31 £270 -15.62% 14
Surrey -3 19 £363 -4.91% 11
East Sussex -8 7 £425 +41.66% 2
West Sussex -16 5 £350 -2.77% 4
Oxfordshire -24 5 £305 -18.66% 3
Kent - 4 £215 - 3
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 106 (33.76%) Finance
2 86 (27.39%) SQL
3 84 (26.75%) ISTQB
4 79 (25.16%) QA
5 75 (23.89%) HP Quality Center
6 73 (23.25%) Software Testing
7 65 (20.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 57 (18.15%) Business Analysis
8 57 (18.15%) Security Cleared
9 54 (17.20%) HP
10 52 (16.56%) SC Cleared
11 46 (14.65%) Scrum
12 45 (14.33%) Test Scripting
13 44 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
13 44 (14.01%) QuickTest Pro
13 44 (14.01%) Windows
14 43 (13.69%) C#
14 43 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
14 43 (13.69%) Telecoms
15 41 (13.06%) PRINCE2
16 38 (12.10%) Microsoft
17 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (11.46%) Test Automation
19 35 (11.15%) Automated Testing
19 35 (11.15%) Oracle
20 33 (10.51%) ITIL
21 32 (10.19%) .NET
22 29 (9.24%) BDD
23 28 (8.92%) Project Management
23 28 (8.92%) XML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 19 (6.05%) SharePoint
2 11 (3.50%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.59%) CMS
4 4 (1.27%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.27%) Confluence
5 3 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.64%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPEL
7 1 (0.32%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Spatial
7 1 (0.32%) IIS
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.32%) FileNet
Applications
1 21 (6.69%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.41%) MS Project
3 16 (5.10%) MS Office
4 6 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.64%) Mingle
6 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (2.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.27%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.64%) Magento
3 2 (0.64%) Summit
4 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.82%) DNS
2 11 (3.50%) HTTP
3 10 (3.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.91%) Firewall
4 6 (1.91%) 4G
5 5 (1.59%) SSL
6 4 (1.27%) DHCP
6 4 (1.27%) INAP
6 4 (1.27%) IPsec
6 4 (1.27%) 2G
6 4 (1.27%) IPv6
6 4 (1.27%) Internet
6 4 (1.27%) 3G
6 4 (1.27%) Network Security
6 4 (1.27%) LTE
7 3 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (0.96%) MVNO
7 3 (0.96%) SS7
7 3 (0.96%) ISUP
7 3 (0.96%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.87%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.64%) DB2
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.64%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.64%) SQL Navigator
5 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (14.01%) QuickTest Pro
2 27 (8.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 24 (7.64%) Selenium
4 21 (6.69%) Visual Studio
5 20 (6.37%) TestDirector
6 17 (5.41%) LoadRunner
7 11 (3.50%) JIRA
8 10 (3.18%) WinRunner
8 10 (3.18%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.87%) JUnit
10 8 (2.55%) Toad
11 7 (2.23%) WebDriver
12 6 (1.91%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.91%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.91%) Oracle APEX
13 5 (1.59%) JMeter
13 5 (1.59%) Subversion
13 5 (1.59%) TestNG
14 4 (1.27%) Jenkins
14 4 (1.27%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 106 (33.76%) Finance
2 43 (13.69%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.05%) Retail
4 18 (5.73%) Banking
5 13 (4.14%) Electronics
5 13 (4.14%) Automotive
6 11 (3.50%) Marketing
7 10 (3.18%) Manufacturing
8 9 (2.87%) Legal
9 8 (2.55%) Billing
10 2 (0.64%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Publishing
10 2 (0.64%) Military
11 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 202 (64.33%) Analyst
2 97 (30.89%) Test Analyst
3 91 (28.98%) Business Analyst
4 35 (11.15%) Tester
5 32 (10.19%) Test Engineer
6 15 (4.78%) QA Analyst
7 13 (4.14%) Test Manager
8 11 (3.50%) Project Manager
9 10 (3.18%) Test Leader
10 9 (2.87%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (2.55%) Consultant
11 8 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.55%) Test Consultant
12 7 (2.23%) QA Engineer
13 6 (1.91%) Telecoms Business Analyst
14 5 (1.59%) Integration Analyst
14 5 (1.59%) QA Leader
14 5 (1.59%) Automation Tester
14 5 (1.59%) Applications Tester
14 5 (1.59%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (10.19%) .NET
2 28 (8.92%) XML
3 26 (8.28%) Web Services
4 20 (6.37%) REST
5 19 (6.05%) SOAP
6 17 (5.41%) WCF
6 17 (5.41%) WPF
7 6 (1.91%) HTML
8 4 (1.27%) Middleware
8 4 (1.27%) RESTful
9 3 (0.96%) JSON
9 3 (0.96%) ODBC
9 3 (0.96%) CSS
9 3 (0.96%) JDBC
10 2 (0.64%) JSP
10 2 (0.64%) WML
10 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.64%) WAP
10 2 (0.64%) Gherkin
11 1 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.14%) Management Information System
2 9 (2.87%) DTV
3 8 (2.55%) Client/Server
3 8 (2.55%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.91%) Clustering
5 4 (1.27%) GIS
5 4 (1.27%) Social Media
6 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.96%) PMI
6 3 (0.96%) Learning Management System
6 3 (0.96%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.64%) IVR
7 2 (0.64%) NHS
7 2 (0.64%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.32%) FMCG
8 1 (0.32%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.32%) Handset
8 1 (0.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (14.01%) Windows
2 21 (6.69%) UNIX
3 15 (4.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.82%) Windows XP
5 9 (2.87%) Linux
5 9 (2.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.87%) Windows 7
6 6 (1.91%) AIX
7 5 (1.59%) Windows NT
8 4 (1.27%) Solaris
8 4 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.32%) Android
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (23.25%) Software Testing
2 57 (18.15%) Business Analysis
3 46 (14.65%) Scrum
4 45 (14.33%) Test Scripting
5 44 (14.01%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (13.69%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (13.06%) PRINCE2
8 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (11.46%) Test Automation
10 35 (11.15%) Automated Testing
11 33 (10.51%) ITIL
12 29 (9.24%) BDD
13 28 (8.92%) Project Management
14 25 (7.96%) Waterfall
14 25 (7.96%) Test Management
14 25 (7.96%) Test Strategy
15 24 (7.64%) Regression Testing
16 20 (6.37%) UML
17 17 (5.41%) E-Commerce
17 17 (5.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 86 (27.39%) SQL
2 43 (13.69%) C#
3 27 (8.60%) Java
4 21 (6.69%) VB
5 17 (5.41%) VBScript
6 8 (2.55%) Python
6 8 (2.55%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.23%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.91%) Perl
8 6 (1.91%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.59%) Ruby
9 5 (1.59%) C++
10 4 (1.27%) C
11 3 (0.96%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) PHP
13 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.32%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.32%) VBA
13 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (26.75%) ISTQB
2 65 (20.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 57 (18.15%) Security Cleared
4 52 (16.56%) SC Cleared
5 26 (8.28%) Degree
6 19 (6.05%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (4.14%) IIBA
8 10 (3.18%) CBAP
9 8 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (2.55%) MCITP
10 7 (2.23%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.91%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.59%) PMP
12 5 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.96%) APMP
14 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.64%) MCP
14 2 (0.64%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (25.16%) QA
2 5 (1.59%) P3O
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.32%) NFS
Systems Management
1 75 (23.89%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (2.55%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.91%) Netcool
5 4 (1.27%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.96%) nmon
Vendors
1 54 (17.20%) HP
2 38 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 35 (11.15%) Oracle
4 24 (7.64%) SAP
5 11 (3.50%) Cisco
5 11 (3.50%) Citrix
6 8 (2.55%) McAfee
7 6 (1.91%) Veritas
8 5 (1.59%) VMware
9 4 (1.27%) F5
10 3 (0.96%) Red Gate
10 3 (0.96%) NetCracker
10 3 (0.96%) Comptel
10 3 (0.96%) Ektron
10 3 (0.96%) Lotus
11 2 (0.64%) Siebel
11 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.64%) IBM
11 2 (0.64%) hybris
11 2 (0.64%) Planview
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