Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 189 143
Rank change year-on-year 0 -46 -14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 199 208 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.24% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.35% 4.80% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 159 199
South East median daily rate £353 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £261 £200 £263
90th Percentile £491 £475 £473
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
South East median hourly rate £34.00 £60.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.33% +106.90% -53.60%
10th Percentile £24.75 £60.00 £24.30
90th Percentile £42.85 £60.00 £37.60
England median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -38.67% +50.00% -45.65%

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 the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3719 4333 5253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.27% 25.89% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2658 3117
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £255 £258
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 218 249
South East median hourly rate £25.69 £34.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.44% +25.93% +58.82%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.96 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.25 £50.35
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -1.49% +10.87% +21.05%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISEB 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -24 61 £348 +2.96% 2
Hampshire +27 53 £338 -1.46% 3
Buckinghamshire -19 30 £320 -6.23% 1
West Sussex -6 26 £310 -17.33%
Surrey -31 25 £375 -1.32% 1
Oxfordshire -5 20 £425 +112.50%
Kent +3 14 £350 +55.56% 1
Berkshire -10 11 £400 +6.67% 1
East Sussex +1 10 £400 +16.45% 1
Middlesex +8 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 113 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (55.78%) ISTQB
3 70 (35.18%) Test Automation
4 64 (32.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 54 (27.14%) HP
5 54 (27.14%) Software Testing
6 49 (24.62%) Waterfall
7 48 (24.12%) Test Scripting
7 48 (24.12%) Finance
8 42 (21.11%) Regression Testing
8 42 (21.11%) JIRA
9 40 (20.10%) User Acceptance Testing
10 39 (19.60%) Test Strategy
11 35 (17.59%) Scrum
12 34 (17.09%) Business Analysis
13 33 (16.58%) Selenium
13 33 (16.58%) SQL
14 32 (16.08%) ITIL
15 31 (15.58%) Test Management
16 30 (15.08%) Test Planning
17 27 (13.57%) SDLC
18 25 (12.56%) Microsoft
19 24 (12.06%) Windows
19 24 (12.06%) QA
20 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
20 23 (11.56%) System Integration Testing
20 23 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
20 23 (11.56%) Defect Management
21 21 (10.55%) Security Cleared

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 19 (9.55%) Confluence
2 7 (3.52%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.01%) CMS
3 4 (2.01%) Documentum
4 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.01%) Maximo
1 4 (2.01%) SAP MM
2 3 (1.51%) SAP CO
2 3 (1.51%) SAP FI
2 3 (1.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.50%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.53%) SaaS
2 9 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.50%) IaaS
4 1 (0.50%) PaaS
4 1 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) PuTTY
1 10 (5.03%) WinSCP
2 7 (3.52%) SMS
3 5 (2.51%) Firewall
4 4 (2.01%) IPv4
4 4 (2.01%) IPv6
5 3 (1.51%) Internet
6 2 (1.01%) MVNO
7 1 (0.50%) DSL
7 1 (0.50%) HTTP
7 1 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.56%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database 10g
2 9 (4.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.02%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.01%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.01%) Big Data
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 42 (21.11%) JIRA
2 33 (16.58%) Selenium
3 23 (11.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (9.55%) SoapUI
5 16 (8.04%) LoadRunner
5 16 (8.04%) SpecFlow
6 15 (7.54%) HP UFT
7 11 (5.53%) TestNG
8 10 (5.03%) Ant
8 10 (5.03%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.03%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (3.02%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.02%) WebDriver
10 5 (2.51%) JMeter
11 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.51%) Toad
11 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.01%) Selenium IDE
12 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.01%) TestDirector
General
1 48 (24.12%) Finance
2 19 (9.55%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.04%) Retail
4 9 (4.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.01%) Automotive
5 4 (2.01%) Back Office
6 3 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Military
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 112 (56.28%) Analyst
2 63 (31.66%) Test Analyst
3 41 (20.60%) Business Analyst
4 28 (14.07%) Test Manager
5 15 (7.54%) Tester
6 14 (7.04%) Automation Test Analyst
6 14 (7.04%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.53%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.53%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Agile Business Analyst
8 9 (4.52%) Test Leader
9 8 (4.02%) Digital Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Defect Manager
10 7 (3.52%) OSS Business Analyst
10 7 (3.52%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Process Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.02%) Test Automation Engineer
12 5 (2.51%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.04%) Web Services
2 11 (5.53%) .NET
3 7 (3.52%) SOAP
4 6 (3.02%) Middleware
5 4 (2.01%) Gherkin
6 2 (1.01%) HTML
6 2 (1.01%) OLE
6 2 (1.01%) SAP MI
6 2 (1.01%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) EDI
7 1 (0.50%) JSON
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.54%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.02%) Client/Server
3 8 (4.02%) Frameworx
4 5 (2.51%) Reference Data
5 4 (2.01%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.51%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.01%) AS400
7 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.01%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.50%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.50%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.06%) Windows
2 14 (7.04%) Linux
3 8 (4.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (4.02%) Windows Server
3 8 (4.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.50%) Unix
4 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (56.78%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.18%) Test Automation
3 54 (27.14%) Software Testing
4 49 (24.62%) Waterfall
5 48 (24.12%) Test Scripting
6 42 (21.11%) Regression Testing
7 40 (20.10%) User Acceptance Testing
8 39 (19.60%) Test Strategy
9 35 (17.59%) Scrum
10 34 (17.09%) Business Analysis
11 32 (16.08%) ITIL
12 31 (15.58%) Test Management
13 30 (15.08%) Test Planning
14 27 (13.57%) SDLC
15 23 (11.56%) Defect Management
15 23 (11.56%) System Integration Testing
16 21 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
17 20 (10.05%) BDD
17 20 (10.05%) Integration Testing
18 19 (9.55%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.58%) SQL
2 20 (10.05%) Java
3 18 (9.05%) C#
4 10 (5.03%) F#
5 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.01%) Ruby
7 2 (1.01%) ABAP
7 2 (1.01%) C
8 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 111 (55.78%) ISTQB
2 64 (32.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (10.55%) Security Cleared
4 18 (9.05%) Degree
5 14 (7.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 13 (6.53%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (5.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (3.52%) PMP
10 6 (3.02%) PMI Certification
11 5 (2.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (1.01%) APMP
12 2 (1.01%) HNC
12 2 (1.01%) HND
12 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.50%) AAT
13 1 (0.50%) ACCA
13 1 (0.50%) CIMA
13 1 (0.50%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.50%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.06%) QA
2 12 (6.03%) GDPR
3 3 (1.51%) PMO
4 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.01%) GAMP
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (4.02%) vSphere
2 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.01%) vRealize
3 1 (0.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (27.14%) HP
2 25 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 18 (9.05%) SAP
4 16 (8.04%) Oracle
5 10 (5.03%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (4.02%) Red Hat
6 8 (4.02%) VMware
7 7 (3.52%) webMethods
8 6 (3.02%) Software AG
9 2 (1.01%) EMC
9 2 (1.01%) Motorola
9 2 (1.01%) Sybase
9 2 (1.01%) Tableau
10 1 (0.50%) Infor
10 1 (0.50%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.50%) OpenText
10 1 (0.50%) Sage
10 1 (0.50%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.50%) Twitter
10 1 (0.50%) Workday