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 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 137 118 96
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -22
Contract jobs citing ISEB 145 159 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.50% 1.60% 1.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 6.09% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 99 112
Average daily rate £350 £325 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £170.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.65 £18.88 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+104.68% -15.62%
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
2678 2612 2487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 27.79% 26.25% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1663 1410 1244
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 121 118
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.90 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -18 30 £400 +12.67% 9
Buckinghamshire +22 26 £336 +12.08% 4
Kent -7 25 £213 -27.96% 2
Surrey -23 18 £413 +26.92% 4
West Sussex -7 15 £363 +9.84% 1
Berkshire -10 11 £416 +38.75% 3
East Sussex +3 9 £363 -3.33% 3
Oxfordshire +5 6 £348 +24.66% 3
Middlesex - 1 £475 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 127 (48.11%) ISTQB
2 106 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (39.77%) Finance
4 83 (31.44%) Test Scripting
5 65 (24.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 62 (23.48%) SQL
7 54 (20.45%) Software Testing
8 53 (20.08%) User Acceptance Testing
9 46 (17.42%) Microsoft
10 45 (17.05%) Integration Testing
11 44 (16.67%) Business Analysis
12 43 (16.29%) Regression Testing
12 43 (16.29%) Waterfall
13 41 (15.53%) QA
13 41 (15.53%) Java
14 39 (14.77%) Selenium
15 38 (14.39%) Security Cleared
15 38 (14.39%) Test Strategy
16 37 (14.02%) SDLC
16 37 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
16 37 (14.02%) HP
17 34 (12.88%) XML
17 34 (12.88%) System Integration Testing
18 33 (12.50%) MS Excel
18 33 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
19 32 (12.12%) Windows
19 32 (12.12%) Test Management
19 32 (12.12%) SC Cleared
20 31 (11.74%) JIRA
20 31 (11.74%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (6.44%) Confluence
2 11 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.79%) JBoss
4 8 (3.03%) IIS
5 5 (1.89%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.14%) SAS
7 1 (0.38%) CMS
7 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 33 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.95%) MS Office
3 8 (3.03%) MS Project
4 7 (2.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.76%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (1.89%) SAP FI
2 4 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.76%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.27%) IaaS
1 6 (2.27%) PaaS
2 4 (1.52%) SaaS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.52%) PuTTY
1 4 (1.52%) Radio Access Network
2 3 (1.14%) FTP
2 3 (1.14%) IP Telephony
2 3 (1.14%) MVNO
2 3 (1.14%) VoIP
3 2 (0.76%) LAN
3 2 (0.76%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (0.76%) WAN
3 2 (0.76%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.38%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.38%) Broadband
4 1 (0.38%) HTTP
4 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.38%) LTE
4 1 (0.38%) SS7
4 1 (0.38%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.41%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.65%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.65%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.89%) Data Mining
4 4 (1.52%) Apache Accumulo
4 4 (1.52%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.14%) DataStage
5 3 (1.14%) GIS
5 3 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.14%) QualityStage
5 3 (1.14%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (0.76%) SAP BI
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 39 (14.77%) Selenium
2 31 (11.74%) JIRA
3 28 (10.61%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.95%) WebDriver
5 18 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.17%) Maven
6 11 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 10 (3.79%) HP UFT
8 9 (3.41%) JUnit
9 8 (3.03%) Ant
9 8 (3.03%) Gradle
9 8 (3.03%) Hudson
9 8 (3.03%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.03%) JMeter
9 8 (3.03%) jMock
10 7 (2.65%) Gatling
10 7 (2.65%) TestComplete
11 6 (2.27%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.89%) LoadRunner
13 4 (1.52%) Toad
General
1 105 (39.77%) Finance
2 31 (11.74%) Telecoms
3 14 (5.30%) Retail
4 6 (2.27%) Banking
5 4 (1.52%) Electronics
6 3 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (0.76%) Automotive
7 2 (0.76%) Billing
7 2 (0.76%) Military
8 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Publishing
8 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 166 (62.88%) Analyst
2 104 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 54 (20.45%) Business Analyst
4 26 (9.85%) Test Manager
5 24 (9.09%) Tester
6 17 (6.44%) Automation Test Analyst
7 15 (5.68%) Financial Analyst
8 14 (5.30%) Automation Tester
8 14 (5.30%) Test Engineer
9 12 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
10 11 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
10 11 (4.17%) QA Engineer
11 10 (3.79%) AS400 Test Analyst
11 10 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Agile Test Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Developer
12 9 (3.41%) IT Analyst
12 9 (3.41%) Test Leader
13 8 (3.03%) Business IT Analyst
13 8 (3.03%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.88%) XML
2 21 (7.95%) HTML
3 19 (7.20%) .NET
4 14 (5.30%) Web Services
5 11 (4.17%) Spring
6 10 (3.79%) ASP.NET
7 9 (3.41%) Java EE
7 9 (3.41%) REST
8 8 (3.03%) Ajax
8 8 (3.03%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.03%) JMS
8 8 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (2.27%) CSS
10 4 (1.52%) Middleware
10 4 (1.52%) Swing
11 3 (1.14%) JSP
11 3 (1.14%) SOAP
12 1 (0.38%) JDBC
12 1 (0.38%) ODBC
12 1 (0.38%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.71%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.79%) AS400
3 10 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.52%) EPoS
7 3 (1.14%) Data Integration
7 3 (1.14%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.14%) NHS
7 3 (1.14%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.76%) IVR
8 2 (0.76%) User Experience
9 1 (0.38%) Biometrics
9 1 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.38%) iPad
9 1 (0.38%) PMI
9 1 (0.38%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 32 (12.12%) Windows
2 26 (9.85%) Unix
3 25 (9.47%) Linux
4 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.14%) Solaris
7 2 (0.76%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) Android
8 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (40.15%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (31.44%) Test Scripting
3 54 (20.45%) Software Testing
4 53 (20.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 45 (17.05%) Integration Testing
6 44 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 43 (16.29%) Regression Testing
7 43 (16.29%) Waterfall
8 38 (14.39%) Test Strategy
9 37 (14.02%) SDLC
10 34 (12.88%) System Integration Testing
11 33 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
12 32 (12.12%) Test Management
13 25 (9.47%) PRINCE2
13 25 (9.47%) Project Management
14 24 (9.09%) BDD
15 21 (7.95%) Functional Testing
16 20 (7.58%) ITIL
16 20 (7.58%) Performance Testing
17 19 (7.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 62 (23.48%) SQL
2 41 (15.53%) Java
3 21 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.30%) C#
5 10 (3.79%) PowerShell
5 10 (3.79%) VBScript
6 9 (3.41%) Groovy
6 9 (3.41%) PL/SQL
7 8 (3.03%) VB
8 5 (1.89%) C++
8 5 (1.89%) Scala
8 5 (1.89%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.52%) Python
9 4 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 127 (48.11%) ISTQB
2 65 (24.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 38 (14.39%) Security Cleared
4 32 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 31 (11.74%) Degree
6 18 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (4.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (3.41%) CBAP
9 9 (3.41%) MCITP
10 7 (2.65%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.52%) CCNA
12 3 (1.14%) APMP
12 3 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.76%) ACCA
13 2 (0.76%) IIBA
13 2 (0.76%) MCSE
13 2 (0.76%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (15.53%) QA
2 3 (1.14%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.14%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.76%) CRD IV
3 2 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.76%) FATCA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.38%) MiFID
4 1 (0.38%) P3O
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (2.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 37 (14.02%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.14%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (1.14%) nmon
3 3 (1.14%) SCCM
3 3 (1.14%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.76%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 37 (14.02%) HP
3 31 (11.74%) Oracle
4 27 (10.23%) SAP
5 15 (5.68%) Cisco
6 10 (3.79%) VMware
7 8 (3.03%) Rally
8 7 (2.65%) Atlassian
9 6 (2.27%) Intel Security
10 5 (1.89%) BMC
10 5 (1.89%) CheckPoint
11 4 (1.52%) IBM
11 4 (1.52%) Juniper
11 4 (1.52%) NetApp
12 3 (1.14%) Citrix
12 3 (1.14%) Cognos
12 3 (1.14%) EMC
12 3 (1.14%) webMethods
13 2 (0.76%) Genesys
13 2 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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