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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 118 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 159 183 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.59% 2.16% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 9.49% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 112 93
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £168 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £345
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-49.55% +40.24%
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
2881 1929 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.87% 22.75% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1440 984 788
Average daily rate £375 £375 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £354
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 82 167
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -39.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Buckinghamshire +6 44 £350 - 4
Surrey -17 28 £370 +2.06% 16
Berkshire -23 26 £388 +38.39% 15
Hampshire -27 25 £325 -13.33% 6
Oxfordshire -9 17 £430 +27.40% 2
West Sussex -7 9 £515 +49.27% 1
East Sussex +5 5 £500 +33.33% 2
Kent -3 2 £358 -
Middlesex 0 1 £345 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 99 (31.83%) Finance
2 84 (27.01%) ISTQB
3 81 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (23.47%) Business Analysis
5 70 (22.51%) QA
5 70 (22.51%) HP Quality Center
6 66 (21.22%) SQL
7 59 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
9 52 (16.72%) User Acceptance Testing
9 52 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
10 51 (16.40%) HP
11 49 (15.76%) Telecoms
12 46 (14.79%) Test Scripting
13 45 (14.47%) Security Cleared
14 42 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (13.18%) Oracle
16 40 (12.86%) Java
16 40 (12.86%) SC Cleared
17 39 (12.54%) Waterfall
17 39 (12.54%) Microsoft
18 37 (11.90%) Scrum
18 37 (11.90%) Test Management
19 34 (10.93%) Selenium
19 34 (10.93%) ITIL
20 33 (10.61%) SAP
20 33 (10.61%) C#
21 31 (9.97%) Test Automation
22 30 (9.65%) PRINCE2
23 28 (9.00%) Project Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (3.54%) CMS
2 8 (2.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.29%) Confluence
4 2 (0.64%) JBoss
4 2 (0.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.64%) IIS
5 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.32%) FileNet
5 1 (0.32%) Lync
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 25 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.75%) MS Office
3 13 (4.18%) MS Project
4 12 (3.86%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.64%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (3.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (1.93%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.64%) Magento
5 2 (0.64%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.64%) Summit
5 2 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.32%) SAP CS
6 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) SaaS
1 3 (0.96%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.64%) Office 365
3 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.57%) Radio Access Network
1 8 (2.57%) DNS
2 5 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.29%) 4G
3 4 (1.29%) Firewall
3 4 (1.29%) Internet
3 4 (1.29%) DHCP
3 4 (1.29%) HTTP
3 4 (1.29%) SSL
4 3 (0.96%) LAN
4 3 (0.96%) SAN
4 3 (0.96%) INAP
4 3 (0.96%) IP Telephony
5 2 (0.64%) GGSN
5 2 (0.64%) SGSN
5 2 (0.64%) Network Security
5 2 (0.64%) LTE
5 2 (0.64%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.64%) tcpdump
5 2 (0.64%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.25%) SAP BW
3 7 (2.25%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.96%) MySQL
5 3 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.64%) Big Data
6 2 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.32%) MS Access
7 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 34 (10.93%) Selenium
2 27 (8.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (5.47%) JIRA
4 15 (4.82%) LoadRunner
5 14 (4.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.50%) Visual Studio
6 11 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 9 (2.89%) JUnit
7 9 (2.89%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.25%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.25%) TestDirector
9 6 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (1.93%) SpecFlow
9 6 (1.93%) JMeter
9 6 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.61%) Subversion
10 5 (1.61%) Bugzilla
10 5 (1.61%) Jenkins
10 5 (1.61%) TestLink
10 5 (1.61%) TestNG
General
1 99 (31.83%) Finance
2 49 (15.76%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.43%) Retail
4 13 (4.18%) Banking
5 12 (3.86%) Automotive
6 11 (3.54%) Electronics
7 9 (2.89%) Manufacturing
8 8 (2.57%) Marketing
9 7 (2.25%) Publishing
10 5 (1.61%) Billing
11 4 (1.29%) German Language
11 4 (1.29%) Legal
12 2 (0.64%) Advertising
13 1 (0.32%) Law
13 1 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 193 (62.06%) Analyst
2 105 (33.76%) Business Analyst
3 72 (23.15%) Test Analyst
4 38 (12.22%) Tester
5 22 (7.07%) Test Manager
5 22 (7.07%) Test Engineer
6 11 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (3.54%) Test Leader
7 10 (3.22%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) QA Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) Process Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) Business Process Analyst
8 9 (2.89%) Project Manager
8 9 (2.89%) Automation Tester
9 8 (2.57%) Agile Test Analyst
9 8 (2.57%) Developer
10 7 (2.25%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (2.25%) QA Engineer
11 6 (1.93%) SAP Analyst
11 6 (1.93%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.04%) .NET
2 22 (7.07%) XML
3 11 (3.54%) Web Services
4 8 (2.57%) REST
4 8 (2.57%) HTML
5 4 (1.29%) WCF
5 4 (1.29%) WPF
5 4 (1.29%) RESTful
5 4 (1.29%) Middleware
5 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.29%) JSP
5 4 (1.29%) SOAP
6 3 (0.96%) CSS
6 3 (0.96%) jQuery
7 2 (0.64%) JSON
7 2 (0.64%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.64%) WAP
7 2 (0.64%) WML
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.32%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (2.57%) DTV
3 7 (2.25%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.93%) Smart Meter
4 6 (1.93%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.29%) GIS
6 3 (0.96%) User Experience
6 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.64%) Learning Management System
7 2 (0.64%) Open Source
7 2 (0.64%) Replication
7 2 (0.64%) EPoS
7 2 (0.64%) PMI
8 1 (0.32%) EFT
8 1 (0.32%) EFTPOS
8 1 (0.32%) NHS
8 1 (0.32%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.32%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.32%) APACS
8 1 (0.32%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.75%) Windows
2 18 (5.79%) UNIX
3 5 (1.61%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.29%) Windows 7
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.96%) Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.32%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.05%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (23.47%) Business Analysis
3 57 (18.33%) Software Testing
4 52 (16.72%) User Acceptance Testing
5 46 (14.79%) Test Scripting
6 42 (13.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (12.54%) Waterfall
8 37 (11.90%) Scrum
8 37 (11.90%) Test Management
9 34 (10.93%) ITIL
10 31 (9.97%) Test Automation
11 30 (9.65%) PRINCE2
12 28 (9.00%) Project Management
13 27 (8.68%) Manual Testing
14 24 (7.72%) Regression Testing
15 21 (6.75%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (6.75%) Automated Testing
15 21 (6.75%) Test Strategy
16 20 (6.43%) Performance Testing
16 20 (6.43%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.22%) SQL
2 40 (12.86%) Java
3 33 (10.61%) C#
4 20 (6.43%) VB
5 14 (4.50%) VBScript
6 10 (3.22%) C
7 9 (2.89%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.89%) Perl
7 9 (2.89%) Python
8 6 (1.93%) Ruby
8 6 (1.93%) PHP
9 5 (1.61%) C++
9 5 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.29%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.96%) VBA
12 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 84 (27.01%) ISTQB
2 59 (18.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 45 (14.47%) Security Cleared
4 40 (12.86%) SC Cleared
5 25 (8.04%) Degree
6 17 (5.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (3.86%) CBAP
8 9 (2.89%) IIBA
8 9 (2.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (2.89%) MCITP
9 8 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.96%) MCSE
12 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.96%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.64%) CCNP
13 2 (0.64%) CCNA
13 2 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (22.51%) QA
2 5 (1.61%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.32%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 5 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.96%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 70 (22.51%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.29%) WebInspect
3 2 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (16.40%) HP
2 41 (13.18%) Oracle
3 39 (12.54%) Microsoft
4 33 (10.61%) SAP
5 12 (3.86%) Cisco
6 9 (2.89%) IBM
7 5 (1.61%) VMware
8 4 (1.29%) Cognos
8 4 (1.29%) Business Objects
9 3 (0.96%) Citrix
9 3 (0.96%) Lotus
9 3 (0.96%) Guidewire
10 2 (0.64%) Comptel
10 2 (0.64%) Demandware
10 2 (0.64%) F5
10 2 (0.64%) Red Gate
10 2 (0.64%) hybris
10 2 (0.64%) NetCracker
10 2 (0.64%) ATG
10 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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