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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 124 106 94
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 134 157 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.48% 1.75% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.90% 6.40% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 102 93
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£348 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £415 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
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
2273 2455 2163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.12% 27.34% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1212 1120
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 102 129
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% -27.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +17 46 £400 +19.85% 7
Berkshire 0 33 £260 -4.58%
Surrey -4 18 £349 -3.79% 10
Kent +10 9 £350 -6.66%
Buckinghamshire -17 9 £325 +20.37% 7
West Sussex -20 8 £313 -5.30% 1
Oxfordshire -17 7 £300 -7.69% 1
East Sussex - 4 £375 - 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 113 (34.35%) ISTQB
2 102 (31.00%) Test Scripting
3 99 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (29.79%) Finance
5 86 (26.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 70 (21.28%) Business Analysis
7 68 (20.67%) HP
8 67 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 66 (20.06%) SQL
10 61 (18.54%) Microsoft
10 61 (18.54%) Security Cleared
10 61 (18.54%) Software Testing
11 56 (17.02%) Waterfall
12 55 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
13 53 (16.11%) MS Excel
14 52 (15.81%) SC Cleared
15 45 (13.68%) UNIX
15 45 (13.68%) Project Management
16 44 (13.37%) Test Management
17 43 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
18 41 (12.46%) XML
18 41 (12.46%) QA
19 40 (12.16%) Java
20 38 (11.55%) JavaScript
20 38 (11.55%) Telecoms
21 35 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
22 34 (10.33%) Selenium
22 34 (10.33%) Degree
22 34 (10.33%) HTML
23 32 (9.73%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.74%) CMS
3 6 (1.82%) WebSphere
4 5 (1.52%) Documentum
5 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 4 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.91%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.61%) SAS
7 2 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.30%) Lync
8 1 (0.30%) IIS
8 1 (0.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 53 (16.11%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.29%) MS Office
3 23 (6.99%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.22%) Exstream
2 4 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.91%) SAP BCA
4 2 (0.61%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.04%) LTE
2 9 (2.74%) GSM
2 9 (2.74%) UMTS
3 6 (1.82%) CDMA
3 6 (1.82%) GPRS
3 6 (1.82%) VoIP
3 6 (1.82%) RTCP
3 6 (1.82%) RTP
3 6 (1.82%) Wireless
3 6 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
3 6 (1.82%) VoLTE
4 5 (1.52%) LDAP
5 4 (1.22%) HTTP
5 4 (1.22%) 3G
5 4 (1.22%) Intranet
5 4 (1.22%) SAN
6 3 (0.91%) MVNO
6 3 (0.91%) 4G
6 3 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.65%) Relational Database
2 11 (3.34%) Data Mining
3 10 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.04%) SAP BW
4 8 (2.43%) SQL Server
5 6 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (1.82%) DB2
5 6 (1.82%) DbVisualizer
6 4 (1.22%) SAP BI
6 4 (1.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.30%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 34 (10.33%) Selenium
2 17 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (4.86%) Cucumber
4 15 (4.56%) LoadRunner
5 14 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (3.65%) JIRA
7 10 (3.04%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.43%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.43%) Appium
9 6 (1.82%) IntelliJ
9 6 (1.82%) Git (software)
10 5 (1.52%) Calabash
10 5 (1.52%) Xcode
10 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.22%) Selenium IDE
12 3 (0.91%) Zephyr
12 3 (0.91%) JBehave
12 3 (0.91%) Subversion
12 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.61%) Ant
General
1 98 (29.79%) Finance
2 38 (11.55%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.65%) Marketing
4 11 (3.34%) Retail
5 9 (2.74%) Publishing
6 7 (2.13%) Legal
6 7 (2.13%) Billing
7 6 (1.82%) Banking
7 6 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.52%) Electronics
8 5 (1.52%) Advertising
9 3 (0.91%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.91%) Automotive
9 3 (0.91%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 183 (55.62%) Analyst
2 90 (27.36%) Business Analyst
3 89 (27.05%) Test Analyst
4 38 (11.55%) Tester
5 35 (10.64%) Test Leader
6 27 (8.21%) Test Manager
7 22 (6.69%) Test Specialist
8 13 (3.95%) Test Engineer
9 12 (3.65%) Data Analyst
9 12 (3.65%) Automation Tester
10 8 (2.43%) Consultant
10 8 (2.43%) IT Business Analyst
11 7 (2.13%) Financial Services Business Analyst
11 7 (2.13%) Financial Business Analyst
11 7 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (2.13%) Business IT Analyst
12 6 (1.82%) Project Manager
12 6 (1.82%) Agile Test Analyst
13 5 (1.52%) Business Data Analyst
13 5 (1.52%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (12.46%) XML
2 34 (10.33%) HTML
3 32 (9.73%) .NET
4 22 (6.69%) ASP.NET
5 21 (6.38%) JSP
6 9 (2.74%) Gherkin
7 8 (2.43%) XML Messaging
8 7 (2.13%) J2EE
9 6 (1.82%) Flash
9 6 (1.82%) SOAP
9 6 (1.82%) Web Services
10 5 (1.52%) CSS
11 3 (0.91%) RESTful
11 3 (0.91%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.91%) Middleware
12 2 (0.61%) JAXB
12 2 (0.61%) Spring
12 2 (0.61%) Raphaël
12 2 (0.61%) D3.js
12 2 (0.61%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.04%) Smart Meter
3 8 (2.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.52%) Robotics
5 5 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.52%) DTV
6 4 (1.22%) Handset
6 4 (1.22%) Machine to Machine
7 3 (0.91%) User Experience
7 3 (0.91%) GIS
8 2 (0.61%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.61%) Statistics
9 1 (0.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.30%) iSeries
9 1 (0.30%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.68%) UNIX
2 31 (9.42%) Linux
3 27 (8.21%) Windows
4 12 (3.65%) Android
5 10 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 8 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.82%) AIX
8 5 (1.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (31.00%) Test Scripting
2 99 (30.09%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 67 (20.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 61 (18.54%) Software Testing
6 56 (17.02%) Waterfall
7 45 (13.68%) Project Management
8 44 (13.37%) Test Management
9 43 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (9.73%) ITIL
11 31 (9.42%) Migration
11 31 (9.42%) Test Automation
12 29 (8.81%) Performance Testing
13 27 (8.21%) SDLC
14 26 (7.90%) Scrum
15 24 (7.29%) Data Modelling
16 23 (6.99%) Validation
17 22 (6.69%) PRINCE2
17 22 (6.69%) Manual Testing
17 22 (6.69%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (20.06%) SQL
2 40 (12.16%) Java
3 38 (11.55%) JavaScript
4 17 (5.17%) PowerShell
5 13 (3.95%) C#
6 8 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.52%) VB
8 4 (1.22%) VBScript
9 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.91%) C++
10 2 (0.61%) Python
10 2 (0.61%) C
10 2 (0.61%) R
11 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 113 (34.35%) ISTQB
2 86 (26.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 61 (18.54%) Security Cleared
4 52 (15.81%) SC Cleared
5 34 (10.33%) Degree
6 27 (8.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 20 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 19 (5.78%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (5.47%) MCITP
10 8 (2.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (2.13%) CBAP
11 7 (2.13%) PMP
11 7 (2.13%) PMI Certification
12 6 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.82%) IIBA
13 5 (1.52%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.91%) CCNA
15 3 (0.91%) HND
16 2 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (12.46%) QA
2 5 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.91%) P3O
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) GAAP
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 6 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 4 (1.22%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.61%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.30%) UAG
Systems Management
1 55 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (1.22%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.30%) SCCM
5 1 (0.30%) SCOM
5 1 (0.30%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.30%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.30%) Netcool
5 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 68 (20.67%) HP
2 61 (18.54%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.81%) Oracle
4 23 (6.99%) SAP
5 17 (5.17%) Cisco
6 10 (3.04%) Remedy
7 9 (2.74%) IBM
8 7 (2.13%) VMware
8 7 (2.13%) McAfee
9 6 (1.82%) Ektron
10 5 (1.52%) CA
10 5 (1.52%) Citrix
11 2 (0.61%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.61%) Nokia
11 2 (0.61%) webMethods
11 2 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.61%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.61%) Capita
11 2 (0.61%) Google
12 1 (0.30%) Northgate
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 200 - 300pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 23 days ago