Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 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)
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 207 188
Rank change year-on-year +7 -19 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 159 195 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.15% 1.20% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 5.44% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 124 126
South East median daily rate £440 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £265 £256
90th Percentile £545 £500 £481
England median daily rate £425 £389 £400
% change year-on-year +9.32% -2.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
South East median hourly rate £56.25 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.93% -6.67% -25.00%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +70.59% -54.67%

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 3,479 3,586 3,640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.26% 21.98% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,972 1,996 2,065
South East median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £232 £215
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 214 216
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £24.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +64.10% -11.36%
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +44.00% -3.85% +0.97%

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 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
Hampshire +10 51 £450 +25.00% 9
Thames Valley -4 46 £425 +13.33% 10
Berkshire -4 33 £450 +29.50% 6
West Sussex +19 27 £360 -14.29% 4
Surrey +28 18 £450 +20.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 12 £303 -17.12% 4
Kent +13 10 £380 +22.58% 2
East Sussex +3 6 £475 +11.76% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 93 (58.49%) ISTQB
2 68 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 49 (30.82%) Test Scripting
5 46 (28.93%) Security Cleared
6 41 (25.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 40 (25.16%) JIRA
8 36 (22.64%) Oracle
9 35 (22.01%) SQL
9 35 (22.01%) Finance
10 34 (21.38%) QA
11 33 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 33 (20.75%) HP
12 31 (19.50%) Selenium
13 28 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (17.61%) SC Cleared
13 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
14 25 (15.72%) Migration
15 24 (15.09%) SDLC
16 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
16 23 (14.47%) Degree
17 22 (13.84%) Windows
18 21 (13.21%) Java
18 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
18 21 (13.21%) Validation
18 21 (13.21%) Performance Testing
18 21 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
19 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
19 20 (12.58%) HP ALM
20 19 (11.95%) Data Migration

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 (6.92%) Confluence
2 4 (2.52%) WebLogic
3 3 (1.89%) Apache
3 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (6.29%) Open Workbench
4 4 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.89%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.63%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.63%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 7 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.52%) SimCorp Dimension
2 4 (2.52%) thinkFolio
3 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.26%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.18%) Azure
2 3 (1.89%) AWS
3 1 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (0.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.14%) SAN
2 3 (1.89%) Intranet
2 3 (1.89%) PuTTY
2 3 (1.89%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.26%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (0.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.63%) FTP
4 1 (0.63%) LAN
4 1 (0.63%) MVNO
4 1 (0.63%) VPN
4 1 (0.63%) WAN
4 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.81%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.29%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.26%) Big Data
6 2 (1.26%) EDRMS
6 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 40 (25.16%) JIRA
2 31 (19.50%) Selenium
3 18 (11.32%) JMeter
4 15 (9.43%) Cucumber
5 14 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (8.18%) LoadRunner
7 12 (7.55%) SoapUI
8 10 (6.29%) SpecFlow
9 8 (5.03%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (5.03%) WebDriver
10 7 (4.40%) HP UFT
11 6 (3.77%) Ant
11 6 (3.77%) Jenkins
12 5 (3.14%) Gatling
12 5 (3.14%) LoadUI
12 5 (3.14%) Mocha
12 5 (3.14%) NeoLoad
12 5 (3.14%) TestComplete
12 5 (3.14%) WebLOAD
13 4 (2.52%) Toad
General
1 35 (22.01%) Finance
2 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.40%) Retail
4 6 (3.77%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.52%) Back Office
6 3 (1.89%) Legal
6 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 3 (1.89%) Military
7 2 (1.26%) Automotive
7 2 (1.26%) Law
7 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.26%) Police
8 1 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Digital Economy
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 91 (57.23%) Analyst
2 53 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 22 (13.84%) Tester
4 21 (13.21%) Business Analyst
5 17 (10.69%) Test Engineer
6 16 (10.06%) Test Manager
7 12 (7.55%) Performance Tester
8 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 9 (5.66%) PMO Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) OAT Analyst
10 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.77%) Digital Analyst
11 6 (3.77%) QA Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.14%) OAT Test Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (3.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.69%) XML
2 14 (8.81%) .NET
3 10 (6.29%) Web Services
4 7 (4.40%) SOAP
5 6 (3.77%) HTML
6 5 (3.14%) .NET Framework
6 5 (3.14%) Chai
6 5 (3.14%) RESTful
7 4 (2.52%) CSS
8 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.89%) Hibernate
8 3 (1.89%) React
8 3 (1.89%) REST
8 3 (1.89%) Spring
9 2 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.63%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.63%) Kafka
10 1 (0.63%) Node.js
10 1 (0.63%) Vue.js
10 1 (0.63%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.66%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.52%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.52%) User Experience
4 3 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.26%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.26%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.26%) Frameworx
5 2 (1.26%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.26%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.63%) DataPower
6 1 (0.63%) EPoS
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Reinsurance
6 1 (0.63%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.84%) Windows
2 11 (6.92%) Unix
2 11 (6.92%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.14%) Linux
4 3 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.63%) Solaris
5 1 (0.63%) VMS
5 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (42.77%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 49 (30.82%) Test Scripting
4 33 (20.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 28 (17.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (15.72%) Migration
7 24 (15.09%) SDLC
8 21 (13.21%) Performance Testing
8 21 (13.21%) Validation
9 20 (12.58%) Test Strategy
10 19 (11.95%) Data Migration
10 19 (11.95%) Scrum
11 18 (11.32%) Defect Management
11 18 (11.32%) Project Management
11 18 (11.32%) Regression Testing
11 18 (11.32%) Waterfall
12 17 (10.69%) Business Analysis
12 17 (10.69%) ITIL
13 16 (10.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (10.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (22.01%) SQL
2 21 (13.21%) Java
3 15 (9.43%) C#
4 14 (8.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.03%) F#
5 8 (5.03%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.14%) C++
6 5 (3.14%) Python
6 5 (3.14%) VB
7 4 (2.52%) C
8 2 (1.26%) Groovy
9 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 93 (58.49%) ISTQB
2 46 (28.93%) Security Cleared
3 41 (25.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 28 (17.61%) SC Cleared
5 23 (14.47%) Degree
6 21 (13.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (10.69%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.77%) IIBA
9 4 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.89%) APMP
10 3 (1.89%) CBAP
10 3 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.89%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.89%) PMP
11 2 (1.26%) Chartered Engineer
11 2 (1.26%) CITP
11 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 2 (1.26%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (21.38%) QA
2 12 (7.55%) PMO
3 4 (2.52%) GDPR
4 2 (1.26%) SLA
5 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (8.81%) Active Directory
1 14 (8.81%) vSphere
2 8 (5.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (14.47%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (12.58%) HP ALM
3 11 (6.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (22.64%) Oracle
2 33 (20.75%) HP
3 28 (17.61%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.66%) Niku
5 7 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (4.40%) SAP
5 7 (4.40%) webMethods
6 4 (2.52%) Charles River
6 4 (2.52%) SimCorp
6 4 (2.52%) VMware
7 3 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.89%) Software AG
8 2 (1.26%) Ariba
8 2 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.63%) BMC
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco
9 1 (0.63%) IBM
9 1 (0.63%) OneTrust
9 1 (0.63%) Remedy
9 1 (0.63%) Vitria