Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 160 163
Rank change year-on-year -68 +3 -43
Contract jobs citing ISEB 157 220 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 1.41% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.11% 5.14% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 163 174
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £304 £238 £208
90th Percentile £518 £499 £470
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
South East median hourly rate £34.00 - £170.00
10th Percentile £24.50 - £68.75
90th Percentile £45.10 - £187.25
England median hourly rate £34.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.26% +8.33% +74.76%

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 3,820 4,281 5,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.75% 27.53% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,056 2,552 3,086
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £565 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 250 223
South East median hourly rate £25.72 £22.76 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.99% -21.52% +41.46%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.24
90th Percentile £53.87 £52.50 £60.00
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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
Hampshire -3 56 £375 +15.38% 10
Thames Valley -51 45 £375 +7.14% 12
Surrey -59 24 £435 +8.75% 3
Buckinghamshire -26 23 £325 -23.08% 3
Berkshire -9 15 £375 +7.14% 7
West Sussex -13 12 £370 -3.27%
Kent +8 7 £375 -31.82% 4
Oxfordshire -19 7 £475 +137.50% 2
East Sussex -2 5 £450 +28.57%
Middlesex +1 4 £500 +33.33%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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 South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 67 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.67%) ISTQB
3 48 (30.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 40 (25.48%) Business Analysis
4 40 (25.48%) Test Automation
5 37 (23.57%) Test Scripting
6 34 (21.66%) HP
6 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
7 32 (20.38%) Selenium
7 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
8 31 (19.75%) Test Strategy
8 31 (19.75%) Oracle
9 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
10 28 (17.83%) Windows
10 28 (17.83%) Scrum
11 27 (17.20%) HP ALM
12 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
12 24 (15.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 24 (15.29%) Java
12 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Excel
13 23 (14.65%) .NET
14 22 (14.01%) Software Testing
15 21 (13.38%) Finance
15 21 (13.38%) Linux
15 21 (13.38%) Project Management
15 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (13.38%) System Integration Testing
16 20 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
16 20 (12.74%) Windows Server
16 20 (12.74%) Problem-Solving

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 11 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.18%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (3.18%) Confluence
3 2 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.64%) CICS
4 1 (0.64%) CMS
4 1 (0.64%) Documentum
4 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (15.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (5.10%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.64%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.27%) Workfront
3 1 (0.64%) Maximo
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.64%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.64%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.55%) SaaS
3 2 (1.27%) Google Play
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.64%) IaaS
4 1 (0.64%) Office 365
4 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.46%) PuTTY
2 17 (10.83%) WinSCP
3 10 (6.37%) Internet
4 4 (2.55%) HTTP
4 4 (2.55%) IPv4
4 4 (2.55%) IPv6
5 3 (1.91%) 2G
5 3 (1.91%) 3G
5 3 (1.91%) 4G
5 3 (1.91%) Firewall
5 3 (1.91%) GSM
5 3 (1.91%) SCCP
5 3 (1.91%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (1.91%) UMTS
6 2 (1.27%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (1.27%) ISUP
6 2 (1.27%) LTE
6 2 (1.27%) SS7
6 2 (1.27%) tcpdump
6 2 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.74%) Oracle Database
3 18 (11.46%) Oracle Database 10g
4 16 (10.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (10.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (10.19%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.91%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.64%) Big Data
7 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (20.38%) Selenium
2 20 (12.74%) HP UFT
3 19 (12.10%) Oracle APEX
3 19 (12.10%) SoapUI
3 19 (12.10%) SpecFlow
4 17 (10.83%) Ant
4 17 (10.83%) Eclipse
4 17 (10.83%) LoadRunner
4 17 (10.83%) TestNG
5 16 (10.19%) JIRA
5 16 (10.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.82%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.91%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.27%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.27%) JMeter
8 2 (1.27%) JUnit
8 2 (1.27%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (13.38%) Finance
2 15 (9.55%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.73%) Legal
3 9 (5.73%) Retail
4 4 (2.55%) Military
5 2 (1.27%) Law
5 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Automotive
6 1 (0.64%) Back Office
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) German Language
Job Titles
1 93 (59.24%) Analyst
2 45 (28.66%) Business Analyst
3 35 (22.29%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.55%) Test Manager
5 12 (7.64%) Test Leader
5 12 (7.64%) Tester
6 11 (7.01%) Test Engineer
7 8 (5.10%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.46%) Agile Business Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Process Analyst
8 7 (4.46%) Test Automation Engineer
9 6 (3.82%) Business Process Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) SQL Analyst
10 5 (3.18%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Designer
11 4 (2.55%) GDPR Business Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.55%) Technical Specialist
11 4 (2.55%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.65%) .NET
2 18 (11.46%) Web Services
3 5 (3.18%) XML
4 4 (2.55%) HTML
5 3 (1.91%) EDI
5 3 (1.91%) SOAP
6 2 (1.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.64%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.64%) CGI
7 1 (0.64%) HTML5
7 1 (0.64%) J2EE
7 1 (0.64%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) OLE
7 1 (0.64%) SGML
7 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.64%) VRML
7 1 (0.64%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.64%) XSD
7 1 (0.64%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.74%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.28%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.82%) User Experience
4 5 (3.18%) Frameworx
4 5 (3.18%) PKI
5 3 (1.91%) PMI
6 2 (1.27%) CCTV
6 2 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.27%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.27%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.27%) Social Media
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) Mashup
7 1 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.83%) Windows
2 21 (13.38%) Linux
3 20 (12.74%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (9.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.55%) Unix
7 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.64%) AIX
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (42.68%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.48%) Business Analysis
2 40 (25.48%) Test Automation
3 37 (23.57%) Test Scripting
4 31 (19.75%) Test Strategy
5 28 (17.83%) Scrum
6 22 (14.01%) Software Testing
7 21 (13.38%) Project Management
7 21 (13.38%) System Integration Testing
8 20 (12.74%) Performance Testing
8 20 (12.74%) Problem-Solving
9 19 (12.10%) Waterfall
10 18 (11.46%) Defect Management
10 18 (11.46%) ITIL
10 18 (11.46%) PRINCE2
11 17 (10.83%) API Testing
12 16 (10.19%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (9.55%) DevOps
14 14 (8.92%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.29%) Java
2 16 (10.19%) F#
3 15 (9.55%) SQL
4 4 (2.55%) C
4 4 (2.55%) C#
5 3 (1.91%) C++
5 3 (1.91%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.91%) Python
6 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
7 1 (0.64%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (35.67%) ISTQB
2 48 (30.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 32 (20.38%) Security Cleared
4 24 (15.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 24 (15.29%) SC Cleared
5 11 (7.01%) Degree
6 8 (5.10%) PMI Certification
7 7 (4.46%) IIBA
8 5 (3.18%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.18%) PMP
8 5 (3.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.91%) CBAP
11 2 (1.27%) APMP
11 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.64%) GDPR
1 12 (7.64%) QA
2 5 (3.18%) PMO
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (10.19%) vSphere
2 3 (1.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.64%) ACF2
3 1 (0.64%) RACF
3 1 (0.64%) Snort
Systems Management
1 27 (17.20%) HP ALM
2 17 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.91%) SCCM
3 3 (1.91%) vRealize
4 2 (1.27%) SCOM
5 1 (0.64%) Endace
Vendors
1 34 (21.66%) HP
1 34 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.75%) Oracle
3 19 (12.10%) VMware
4 18 (11.46%) webMethods
5 17 (10.83%) Software AG
6 16 (10.19%) Red Hat
7 7 (4.46%) SAP
8 3 (1.91%) Cisco
8 3 (1.91%) LogRhythm
8 3 (1.91%) Niku
8 3 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.27%) ArcSight
9 2 (1.27%) Capita
9 2 (1.27%) Google
9 2 (1.27%) hybris
9 2 (1.27%) Lumension
9 2 (1.27%) NetApp
9 2 (1.27%) New Relic
10 1 (0.64%) Civica