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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 153 114 110
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 112 175 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.77% 1.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.05% 6.67% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 120 111
Median daily rate £375 £373 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-59.55% +16.35%
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
2217 2622 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.61% 26.46% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1359 1557 1197
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £266 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 117 105
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Hampshire -24 29 £338 -10.00% 2
Surrey +6 24 £378 -5.62% 3
West Sussex +1 19 £425 +41.66% 3
Berkshire +8 17 £400 +10.34% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 11 £388 +9.15% 4
East Sussex +5 5 £344 -17.97% 2
Oxfordshire -6 3 £463 +29.82% 6
Kent +5 1 £225 -40.00%
Middlesex -1 1 £450 +20.00% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 122 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (46.18%) ISTQB
3 86 (32.82%) Finance
4 72 (27.48%) Test Scripting
5 70 (26.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
6 54 (20.61%) QA
7 51 (19.47%) Selenium
8 49 (18.70%) Business Analysis
9 47 (17.94%) JIRA
10 45 (17.18%) Microsoft
11 44 (16.79%) Integration Testing
12 43 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
12 43 (16.41%) SQL
12 43 (16.41%) Java
13 42 (16.03%) Regression Testing
13 42 (16.03%) SDLC
14 41 (15.65%) SC Cleared
14 41 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
14 41 (15.65%) Software Testing
15 40 (15.27%) User Stories
16 36 (13.74%) HP
17 34 (12.98%) XML
18 33 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
18 33 (12.60%) Scrum
18 33 (12.60%) Functional Testing
18 33 (12.60%) Waterfall
19 32 (12.21%) BDD
19 32 (12.21%) Test Strategy
19 32 (12.21%) WebDriver

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 28 (10.69%) Confluence
2 15 (5.73%) IIS
3 10 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.76%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.76%) JBoss
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.38%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.73%) MS Office
3 12 (4.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.15%) MS Project
5 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.29%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 4 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.15%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.76%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.38%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.82%) SaaS
2 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.53%) PuTTY
1 4 (1.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 2 (0.76%) IP Telephony
2 2 (0.76%) LAN
2 2 (0.76%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (0.76%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.76%) WAN
3 1 (0.38%) 3G
3 1 (0.38%) GSM
3 1 (0.38%) MVNO
3 1 (0.38%) VoIP
3 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.15%) Big Data
2 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.76%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.38%) DataStage
4 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.38%) QlikView
4 1 (0.38%) QualityStage
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (19.47%) Selenium
2 47 (17.94%) JIRA
3 32 (12.21%) WebDriver
4 26 (9.92%) Cucumber
5 22 (8.40%) Jenkins
6 21 (8.02%) Maven
7 18 (6.87%) JMeter
8 17 (6.49%) JUnit
9 16 (6.11%) SoapUI
10 15 (5.73%) Ant
10 15 (5.73%) Gradle
10 15 (5.73%) Hudson
10 15 (5.73%) jMock
11 14 (5.34%) HP UFT
11 14 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (3.05%) Visual Studio
13 6 (2.29%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.53%) LoadRunner
15 3 (1.15%) NuGet
15 3 (1.15%) TestDirector
General
1 86 (32.82%) Finance
2 22 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.67%) Banking
3 7 (2.67%) Retail
4 5 (1.91%) Military
5 3 (1.15%) Billing
5 3 (1.15%) Electronics
5 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Front Office
7 1 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 168 (64.12%) Analyst
2 80 (30.53%) Test Analyst
3 77 (29.39%) Business Analyst
4 26 (9.92%) Tester
5 18 (6.87%) Senior Analyst
6 17 (6.49%) Automation Test Analyst
7 16 (6.11%) Test Engineer
7 16 (6.11%) Test Manager
8 15 (5.73%) Automation Tester
9 12 (4.58%) Developer
9 12 (4.58%) Test Automation Developer
10 11 (4.20%) SAP Analyst
10 11 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Agile Business Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Data Business Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Developer in Test
11 10 (3.82%) Financial Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) QA Engineer
11 10 (3.82%) QA Test Analyst
11 10 (3.82%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.98%) XML
2 27 (10.31%) .NET
3 25 (9.54%) Web Services
4 20 (7.63%) Spring
5 17 (6.49%) REST
6 16 (6.11%) HTML
7 15 (5.73%) Ajax
7 15 (5.73%) Hibernate
7 15 (5.73%) Java EE
7 15 (5.73%) JMS
7 15 (5.73%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (4.20%) ASP.NET
9 8 (3.05%) FpML
10 4 (1.53%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.53%) JSP
11 3 (1.15%) Middleware
11 3 (1.15%) SOAP
12 2 (0.76%) Natural Language Processing
12 2 (0.76%) WCF
12 2 (0.76%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.67%) Frameworx
6 5 (1.91%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.91%) Smart Meter
6 5 (1.91%) User Experience
7 4 (1.53%) AS400
7 4 (1.53%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.53%) Reference Data
7 4 (1.53%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.76%) CESG
8 2 (0.76%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.76%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.76%) NHS
8 2 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (0.76%) Statistics
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 25 (9.54%) Linux
1 25 (9.54%) Unix
2 17 (6.49%) Windows
3 8 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.15%) Android
7 2 (0.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (46.56%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (27.48%) Test Scripting
3 49 (18.70%) Business Analysis
4 44 (16.79%) Integration Testing
5 43 (16.41%) System Integration Testing
6 42 (16.03%) Regression Testing
6 42 (16.03%) SDLC
7 41 (15.65%) Software Testing
7 41 (15.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 40 (15.27%) User Stories
9 33 (12.60%) Functional Testing
9 33 (12.60%) Scrum
9 33 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 33 (12.60%) Waterfall
10 32 (12.21%) BDD
10 32 (12.21%) Test Strategy
11 28 (10.69%) TDD
12 27 (10.31%) Test Automation
13 24 (9.16%) PRINCE2
14 23 (8.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.41%) Java
1 43 (16.41%) SQL
2 18 (6.87%) JavaScript
3 15 (5.73%) Groovy
4 12 (4.58%) C#
5 10 (3.82%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.05%) VBScript
7 5 (1.91%) C++
8 4 (1.53%) Python
9 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.15%) Ruby
9 3 (1.15%) VB
10 2 (0.76%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.38%) C
11 1 (0.38%) PHP
11 1 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 121 (46.18%) ISTQB
2 70 (26.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 54 (20.61%) Security Cleared
4 41 (15.65%) SC Cleared
5 31 (11.83%) Degree
6 15 (5.73%) ISEB Practitioner
7 12 (4.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (3.82%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (3.44%) MCITP
9 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (1.91%) CBAP
10 5 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.53%) APMP
11 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.76%) CISSP
12 2 (0.76%) CLAS
12 2 (0.76%) IIBA
13 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (20.61%) QA
2 3 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.15%) MiFID
3 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.38%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (2.67%) Active Directory
1 7 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (2.29%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.15%) Docker
4 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (8.78%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.29%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.15%) Nagios
4 2 (0.76%) Oozie
5 1 (0.38%) SCCM
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 45 (17.18%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.74%) HP
3 26 (9.92%) SAP
4 19 (7.25%) Oracle
5 18 (6.87%) Atlassian
6 16 (6.11%) Rally
7 10 (3.82%) Cisco
8 8 (3.05%) Bloomberg
8 8 (3.05%) Reuters
8 8 (3.05%) VMware
9 7 (2.67%) NetSuite
10 6 (2.29%) Intel Security
10 6 (2.29%) webMethods
11 5 (1.91%) Sage
12 3 (1.15%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.38%) Capita
13 1 (0.38%) Huawei
13 1 (0.38%) NetCracker
13 1 (0.38%) Planview
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