The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 92 88 80
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 169 167 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.84% 1.98% 2.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 7.96% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 114 102
Average daily rate
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£341 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £280 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
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 £30.78 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+141.39% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2413 2098 2179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.28% 24.88% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1077 965
Average daily rate £360 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 115 145
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.73% -24.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
ISEB
England

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 +5 48 £375 - 8
Buckinghamshire +10 40 £269 -16.01% 13
Berkshire +4 36 £358 +15.32% 18
Surrey -10 22 £375 -3.22% 7
East Sussex +1 5 £428 +42.50% 5
West Sussex -20 4 £320 -9.85% 1
Kent -1 3 £263 -
Oxfordshire -26 3 £212 -43.60%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex - 2 £440 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 115 (33.43%) Finance
2 102 (29.65%) ISTQB
3 89 (25.87%) QA
4 84 (24.42%) SQL
5 77 (22.38%) Software Testing
6 74 (21.51%) HP Quality Center
7 66 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 60 (17.44%) Security Cleared
9 58 (16.86%) Test Scripting
9 58 (16.86%) Business Analysis
10 56 (16.28%) HP
11 54 (15.70%) SC Cleared
12 50 (14.53%) C#
13 49 (14.24%) Scrum
14 47 (13.66%) PRINCE2
14 47 (13.66%) QuickTest Pro
14 47 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
15 45 (13.08%) Windows
16 44 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
18 42 (12.21%) .NET
18 42 (12.21%) Microsoft
19 41 (11.92%) Telecoms
20 37 (10.76%) Automated Testing
21 35 (10.17%) Oracle
22 34 (9.88%) ITIL
22 34 (9.88%) Test Automation
23 33 (9.59%) Test Management
23 33 (9.59%) BDD
24 31 (9.01%) Web Services

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.45%) CMS
4 4 (1.16%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (1.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
5 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPEL
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (0.29%) Confluence
6 1 (0.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.29%) SAS
6 1 (0.29%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.29%) FileNet
6 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 22 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.07%) MS Project
2 14 (4.07%) MS Office
3 7 (2.03%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.58%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 7 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.16%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.58%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.29%) Summit
5 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.62%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.78%) HTTP
2 11 (3.20%) DNS
3 10 (2.91%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.62%) VoIP
5 6 (1.74%) SSL
5 6 (1.74%) 4G
6 5 (1.45%) IPv6
6 5 (1.45%) Internet
6 5 (1.45%) Firewall
7 4 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.16%) FTP
7 4 (1.16%) Broadband
7 4 (1.16%) LTE
7 4 (1.16%) MVNO
8 3 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
8 3 (0.87%) Network Security
8 3 (0.87%) DHCP
8 3 (0.87%) SNMP
8 3 (0.87%) SAN
8 3 (0.87%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.74%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
5 4 (1.16%) DB2
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Navigator
7 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 47 (13.66%) QuickTest Pro
2 30 (8.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (6.69%) Visual Studio
4 20 (5.81%) Selenium
5 19 (5.52%) TestDirector
6 16 (4.65%) LoadRunner
7 11 (3.20%) WinRunner
8 9 (2.62%) Oracle APEX
8 9 (2.62%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.33%) WebDriver
9 8 (2.33%) JIRA
10 7 (2.03%) Toad
11 6 (1.74%) JUnit
11 6 (1.74%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.45%) TestNG
12 5 (1.45%) Bugzilla
13 4 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (1.16%) Rational Performance Tester
14 3 (0.87%) JProfiler
14 3 (0.87%) Introscope
General
1 115 (33.43%) Finance
2 41 (11.92%) Telecoms
3 24 (6.98%) Banking
4 22 (6.40%) Retail
5 11 (3.20%) Automotive
6 10 (2.91%) Electronics
7 9 (2.62%) Marketing
7 9 (2.62%) Legal
8 8 (2.33%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.03%) Billing
10 5 (1.45%) Military
11 4 (1.16%) Publishing
12 3 (0.87%) Games
13 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 208 (60.47%) Analyst
2 98 (28.49%) Test Analyst
3 91 (26.45%) Business Analyst
4 40 (11.63%) Tester
5 39 (11.34%) Test Engineer
6 22 (6.40%) Test Manager
7 19 (5.52%) QA Analyst
7 19 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (4.07%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.49%) Test Leader
10 9 (2.62%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (2.62%) Consultant
11 8 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
11 8 (2.33%) Test Consultant
11 8 (2.33%) Automation Tester
12 7 (2.03%) QA Engineer
13 6 (1.74%) Agile Test Analyst
14 5 (1.45%) Web Test Analyst
14 5 (1.45%) Integration Analyst
14 5 (1.45%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (12.21%) .NET
2 31 (9.01%) Web Services
3 30 (8.72%) XML
4 25 (7.27%) SOAP
5 24 (6.98%) REST
6 22 (6.40%) WCF
7 21 (6.10%) WPF
8 7 (2.03%) HTML
9 5 (1.45%) Middleware
10 4 (1.16%) CSS
11 3 (0.87%) JSON
11 3 (0.87%) Gherkin
11 3 (0.87%) JDBC
11 3 (0.87%) JSP
11 3 (0.87%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.87%) ODBC
12 2 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.58%) WAP
12 2 (0.58%) WML
13 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.52%) Management Information System
2 8 (2.33%) Clustering
3 7 (2.03%) Smart Meter
3 7 (2.03%) DTV
4 5 (1.45%) Visualisation
4 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.16%) Social Media
5 4 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.87%) Learning Management System
6 3 (0.87%) PMI
7 2 (0.58%) IVR
7 2 (0.58%) AS400
7 2 (0.58%) GIS
7 2 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.58%) NHS
7 2 (0.58%) Firmware
7 2 (0.58%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.58%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (0.58%) Open Source
7 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 45 (13.08%) Windows
2 22 (6.40%) UNIX
3 15 (4.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (3.49%) Windows XP
5 10 (2.91%) Linux
5 10 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.33%) AIX
6 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.45%) Solaris
7 5 (1.45%) Windows 2000
8 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
8 3 (0.87%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.58%) Android
10 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.38%) Software Testing
2 58 (16.86%) Test Scripting
2 58 (16.86%) Business Analysis
3 49 (14.24%) Scrum
4 47 (13.66%) PRINCE2
4 47 (13.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 44 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
6 43 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (10.76%) Automated Testing
8 34 (9.88%) ITIL
8 34 (9.88%) Test Automation
9 33 (9.59%) Test Management
9 33 (9.59%) BDD
10 30 (8.72%) Test Strategy
11 29 (8.43%) Project Management
12 22 (6.40%) Waterfall
13 21 (6.10%) E-Commerce
14 19 (5.52%) UML
15 17 (4.94%) CRM
16 16 (4.65%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 84 (24.42%) SQL
2 50 (14.53%) C#
3 29 (8.43%) Java
4 23 (6.69%) VB
5 18 (5.23%) VBScript
6 11 (3.20%) JavaScript
7 8 (2.33%) Python
8 7 (2.03%) C++
8 7 (2.03%) C
9 6 (1.74%) Perl
10 5 (1.45%) Ruby
11 4 (1.16%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.87%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.58%) PHP
13 2 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) XPath
14 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.29%) VBA
14 1 (0.29%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 102 (29.65%) ISTQB
2 66 (19.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 60 (17.44%) Security Cleared
4 54 (15.70%) SC Cleared
5 26 (7.56%) Degree
6 15 (4.36%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (4.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (3.78%) PMI Certification
9 11 (3.20%) IIBA
9 11 (3.20%) CBAP
9 11 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (3.20%) PMP
10 9 (2.62%) MCITP
11 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (2.03%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.87%) APMP
13 3 (0.87%) MCSE
13 3 (0.87%) MCP
13 3 (0.87%) CCNP
13 3 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (25.87%) QA
2 5 (1.45%) P3O
3 2 (0.58%) SLA
3 2 (0.58%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (1.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (21.51%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.62%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (2.03%) Netcool
5 3 (0.87%) nmon
6 1 (0.29%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.29%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 56 (16.28%) HP
2 42 (12.21%) Microsoft
3 35 (10.17%) Oracle
4 21 (6.10%) SAP
5 13 (3.78%) Citrix
6 9 (2.62%) Cisco
6 9 (2.62%) McAfee
7 7 (2.03%) Veritas
8 4 (1.16%) VMware
8 4 (1.16%) IBM
8 4 (1.16%) Ektron
9 3 (0.87%) Comptel
9 3 (0.87%) NetCracker
9 3 (0.87%) F5
10 2 (0.58%) ATG
10 2 (0.58%) Lotus
10 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.58%) Siebel
10 2 (0.58%) hybris
10 2 (0.58%) Guidewire
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