Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 43 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.71% 1.88% 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.89% 10.26% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Kent median daily rate £380 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -11.56% +67.05%
10th Percentile £291 £256 £324
90th Percentile £445 £388 £464
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £35.00 - £45.00

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Kent
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 90 78 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 19.27% 18.35% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 65
Kent median daily rate £400 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.22% +4.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £280 £140 £128
90th Percentile £648 £579 £500
South East median daily rate £430 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +1.18% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 12
Kent median hourly rate £29.00 £41.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.27% +49.74% -62.45%
10th Percentile £16.50 £21.83 £20.94
90th Percentile £42.25 £46.75 £29.92
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +70.00% -17.63%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Kent

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Kent.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Kent

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Kent over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Kent

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Kent

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Kent region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £425 -
Canterbury - 2 - -
Dover - 1 £305 -
Tonbridge - 1 £315 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (25.00%) Data Encryption
4 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Decision-Making
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (25.00%) JMeter
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) UML

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) JMeter
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tester
1 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Business IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) IT Business Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Data Encryption
3 2 (25.00%) Decision-Making
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) DSDM
3 2 (25.00%) GAP Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) UML
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) hybris
2 1 (12.50%) OneTrust