Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 194 208
Rank change year-on-year +48 +14 -46
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 171 195
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.89% 1.15% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 4.76% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 116 124
Median daily rate £370 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £285 £289 £266
90th Percentile £470 £524 £506
England median daily rate £400 £421 £400
% change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -27.50%

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 1,396 3,595 3,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.36% 24.19% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 2,071 2,082
Median daily rate £457 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.46% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £241
90th Percentile £613 £590 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 240 203
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +58.14%
10th Percentile £18.18 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £68.75 £77.63 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.07 £23.00
% change year-on-year -0.19% +52.46% -20.69%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Hourly rate trend 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 10 August 2020. 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 +75 15 £360 -5.56% 1
Hampshire +38 13 £388 -12.92%
Berkshire +59 10 £370 -7.50%
West Sussex +17 8 £400 +11.11% 1
Kent +30 6 £295 -22.37%
Buckinghamshire +41 5 £349 +13.94% 1
Surrey +62 2 £400 -5.88% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 23 (52.27%) ISTQB
2 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
5 12 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (22.73%) QA
6 10 (22.73%) Selenium
6 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Customer Requirements
8 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
8 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 7 (15.91%) JIRA
9 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
9 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
10 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
10 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Windows
11 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
11 5 (11.36%) Unix
11 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
11 5 (11.36%) Tactical Data Link
11 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
12 4 (9.09%) Confluence
12 4 (9.09%) Ansible

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 4 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Azure
2 1 (2.27%) G Suite
2 1 (2.27%) GCP
2 1 (2.27%) GitHub
2 1 (2.27%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Tactical Data Link
2 2 (4.55%) PBX
2 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Selenium
2 7 (15.91%) JIRA
3 6 (13.64%) Cucumber
4 5 (11.36%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.82%) Gatling
5 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.82%) JMeter
5 3 (6.82%) SpecFlow
6 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.27%) Ant
7 1 (2.27%) Appium
7 1 (2.27%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Mocha
7 1 (2.27%) PhantomJS
7 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (2.27%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (6.82%) Public Sector
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 14 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 12 (27.27%) Tester
4 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) QA Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Test Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.82%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Collaboration Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) UI Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) .NET
1 4 (9.09%) JMS
1 4 (9.09%) Spring
2 3 (6.82%) SOAP
2 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 3 (6.82%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) RESTful
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Robotics
3 1 (2.27%) Shadow IT
3 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.64%) Windows
2 5 (11.36%) Unix
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.27%) Linux
3 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Test Scripting
2 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (29.55%) Test Automation
4 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (20.45%) Customer Requirements
5 9 (20.45%) Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
6 8 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 8 (18.18%) System Integration Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
7 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
10 4 (9.09%) ITIL
10 4 (9.09%) RAD
10 4 (9.09%) Release Management
10 4 (9.09%) Requirements Management
10 4 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) Java
1 4 (9.09%) Java 8
1 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) ISTQB
2 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 12 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) GPG13
2 1 (2.27%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) Ansible
1 4 (9.09%) Terraform
2 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Cisco
3 2 (4.55%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Capita
4 1 (2.27%) Facebook
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) Lotus
4 1 (2.27%) Niku
4 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.27%) Splunk
4 1 (2.27%) VMware