Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 196 169
Rank change year-on-year -11 -27 -31
Contract jobs citing ISEB 195 199 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.22% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.40% 5.43% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 128 183
South East median daily rate £375 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -6.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £250
90th Percentile £500 £479 £488
England median daily rate £388 £400 £376
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.31% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -25.00% +86.42%
England median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +70.59% -54.67% +50.00%

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 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 3,613 3,668 4,424
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.91% 22.42% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,999 2,080 2,677
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £231 £215 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 220 207
South East median hourly rate £39.50 £23.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.81% -15.91% -5.82%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £48.75 £52.35
England median hourly rate £24.73 £25.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.57% +1.63% +12.09%

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 23 October 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
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 23 October 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
Thames Valley +22 73 £375 +13.64% 14
Hampshire -12 51 £360 +6.67% 10
Berkshire +18 34 £348 -8.55% 9
Buckinghamshire +25 31 £365 +13.18% 3
West Sussex -5 24 £420 +23.53% 6
Surrey -27 24 £365 -2.67% 2
Oxfordshire -1 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Middlesex +16 7 £475 -
Kent -4 5 £310 -13.59% 1
East Sussex -10 4 £250 -37.50% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 109 (55.90%) ISTQB
2 90 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (44.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 68 (34.87%) Oracle
5 66 (33.85%) Security Cleared
6 65 (33.33%) Test Automation
7 61 (31.28%) Test Scripting
8 58 (29.74%) SQL
9 57 (29.23%) Java
10 55 (28.21%) SC Cleared
11 37 (18.97%) HP
12 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
12 34 (17.44%) HP ALM
13 33 (16.92%) Scrum
14 32 (16.41%) .NET
14 32 (16.41%) Windows
15 31 (15.90%) System Integration Testing
16 29 (14.87%) Test Strategy
17 28 (14.36%) JIRA
17 28 (14.36%) Selenium
18 27 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
18 27 (13.85%) User Stories
18 27 (13.85%) Waterfall
19 25 (12.82%) XML
19 25 (12.82%) PRINCE2
20 23 (11.79%) Unix
20 23 (11.79%) Web Services
20 23 (11.79%) C#
20 23 (11.79%) Project Management
20 23 (11.79%) webMethods

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 15 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 12 (6.15%) Confluence
3 6 (3.08%) CMS
4 4 (2.05%) Drupal
5 3 (1.54%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.03%) CICS
6 2 (1.03%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (5.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (4.62%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.51%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.15%) SAN
2 7 (3.59%) PuTTY
2 7 (3.59%) WinSCP
3 6 (3.08%) MVNO
4 5 (2.56%) MPLS
5 4 (2.05%) Internet
5 4 (2.05%) SMS
6 3 (1.54%) DHCP
6 3 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.03%) DNS
8 1 (0.51%) Intranet
8 1 (0.51%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
2 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 11 (5.64%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.54%) Big Data
7 3 (1.54%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.03%) DB2
8 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (14.36%) JIRA
1 28 (14.36%) Selenium
2 21 (10.77%) Oracle APEX
3 20 (10.26%) SoapUI
4 15 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 15 (7.69%) Toad
5 13 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 12 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (5.13%) SpecFlow
8 9 (4.62%) LoadRunner
9 6 (3.08%) JMeter
10 5 (2.56%) Ant
10 5 (2.56%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.56%) Gatling
10 5 (2.56%) TestNG
11 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (1.03%) ClearCase
12 2 (1.03%) ClearQuest
12 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.03%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (8.72%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.10%) Marketing
4 7 (3.59%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.56%) Retail
6 4 (2.05%) Legal
7 3 (1.54%) Automotive
7 3 (1.54%) German Language
8 2 (1.03%) Law
8 2 (1.03%) Military
8 2 (1.03%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Billing
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 113 (57.95%) Analyst
2 63 (32.31%) Test Analyst
3 38 (19.49%) Business Analyst
4 26 (13.33%) Tester
5 18 (9.23%) Test Engineer
6 14 (7.18%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 14 (7.18%) Test Manager
7 10 (5.13%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.08%) Automation Tester
9 6 (3.08%) Problem Analyst
9 6 (3.08%) Test Specialist
10 5 (2.56%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Manual Tester
10 5 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.05%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.05%) Oracle Analyst
11 4 (2.05%) Performance Tester
11 4 (2.05%) QA Tester
11 4 (2.05%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (16.41%) .NET
2 25 (12.82%) XML
3 23 (11.79%) Web Services
4 17 (8.72%) HTML
5 12 (6.15%) SOAP
6 11 (5.64%) RESTful
7 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
7 6 (3.08%) CSS
8 3 (1.54%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.54%) Middleware
8 3 (1.54%) REST
9 2 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.10%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.59%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.59%) User Experience
5 2 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.03%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.03%) PKI
6 1 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.51%) CCTV
6 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.51%) Frameworx
6 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.51%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.51%) Life Science
6 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.41%) Windows
2 23 (11.79%) Unix
3 12 (6.15%) Linux
4 9 (4.62%) Windows Server
5 7 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Android
7 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 61 (31.28%) Test Scripting
4 33 (16.92%) Scrum
5 31 (15.90%) System Integration Testing
6 29 (14.87%) Test Strategy
7 27 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.85%) User Stories
7 27 (13.85%) Waterfall
8 25 (12.82%) PRINCE2
9 23 (11.79%) Business Analysis
9 23 (11.79%) Project Management
10 21 (10.77%) Customer Requirements
10 21 (10.77%) Software Testing
11 19 (9.74%) DevOps
11 19 (9.74%) SDLC
12 18 (9.23%) API Testing
12 18 (9.23%) CRM
12 18 (9.23%) Defect Management
13 17 (8.72%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.74%) SQL
2 57 (29.23%) Java
3 23 (11.79%) C#
4 16 (8.21%) VB
5 14 (7.18%) PL/SQL
6 11 (5.64%) JavaScript
7 9 (4.62%) F#
8 4 (2.05%) C
8 4 (2.05%) C++
8 4 (2.05%) Python
8 4 (2.05%) VBScript
9 2 (1.03%) COBOL
9 2 (1.03%) HiveQL
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PL/1
9 2 (1.03%) REXX
10 1 (0.51%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (55.90%) ISTQB
2 87 (44.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 66 (33.85%) Security Cleared
4 55 (28.21%) SC Cleared
5 20 (10.26%) Degree
6 19 (9.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 14 (7.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (5.13%) APMP
8 10 (5.13%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.08%) CBAP
9 6 (3.08%) IIBA
9 6 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.54%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.54%) PMP
13 2 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.23%) QA
2 5 (2.56%) GxP
3 2 (1.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (3.59%) vSphere
2 2 (1.03%) ACF2
2 2 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.03%) RACF
2 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (17.44%) HP ALM
2 13 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (2.56%) SCCM
4 3 (1.54%) vRealize
5 2 (1.03%) SCOM
6 1 (0.51%) Oozie
6 1 (0.51%) Puppet
6 1 (0.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 68 (34.87%) Oracle
2 37 (18.97%) HP
3 34 (17.44%) Microsoft
4 23 (11.79%) webMethods
5 10 (5.13%) SAP
6 9 (4.62%) VMware
7 8 (4.10%) Software AG
8 7 (3.59%) Cisco
8 7 (3.59%) LogRhythm
8 7 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.56%) EMC
9 5 (2.56%) Juniper
9 5 (2.56%) SevOne
10 4 (2.05%) IBM
11 3 (1.54%) Citrix
11 3 (1.54%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.03%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.03%) Lumension
12 2 (1.03%) NetApp
13 1 (0.51%) Micro Focus