Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 200 192
Rank change year-on-year 0 -8 -44
Contract jobs citing ISEB 203 182 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.08% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.83% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 124 148
South East median daily rate £398 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -0.14% -2.98%
10th Percentile £289 £263 £200
90th Percentile £512 £500 £478
England median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South East median hourly rate £42.00 £34.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -43.33% +106.90%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £18.41 £35.00
% change year-on-year +128.20% -47.41% +40.00%

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 3,861 3,769 4,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.85% 22.41% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,163 2,146 2,585
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £214 £255
90th Percentile £588 £551 £563
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 219 211
South East median hourly rate £36.50 £25.12 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.30% -8.65% -11.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.65 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +38 70 £412 +24.94% 11
Hampshire -17 54 £375 +7.14% 13
Berkshire +12 34 £386 -6.36% 6
West Sussex -1 34 £405 +35.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 25 £400 +25.98% 4
Surrey -21 24 £365 -8.75% 1
Oxfordshire +14 11 £500 +8.11% 1
Middlesex +20 8 £438 -12.50%
East Sussex -18 4 £600 +50.00% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 117 (57.64%) ISTQB
2 98 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (41.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 70 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 68 (33.50%) SQL
5 68 (33.50%) Oracle
6 62 (30.54%) Java
7 58 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 56 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 45 (22.17%) SC Cleared
10 35 (17.24%) JIRA
11 33 (16.26%) Scrum
11 33 (16.26%) User Stories
12 30 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
12 30 (14.78%) Selenium
13 28 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (13.79%) PRINCE2
14 27 (13.30%) Oracle Reports
14 27 (13.30%) Project Management
14 27 (13.30%) Test Strategy
15 26 (12.81%) Microsoft
15 26 (12.81%) HP
15 26 (12.81%) .NET
16 25 (12.32%) Windows
16 25 (12.32%) Degree
16 25 (12.32%) HP ALM
17 24 (11.82%) Waterfall
17 24 (11.82%) QA
17 24 (11.82%) Business Analysis
17 24 (11.82%) Unix

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 18 (8.87%) Confluence
2 15 (7.39%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.96%) CMS
4 4 (1.97%) Drupal
5 3 (1.48%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.48%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.99%) CICS
6 2 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.93%) SAN
2 9 (4.43%) MVNO
3 5 (2.46%) MPLS
4 4 (1.97%) Internet
5 3 (1.48%) DHCP
6 2 (0.99%) PuTTY
6 2 (0.99%) SMS
6 2 (0.99%) WinSCP
7 1 (0.49%) DNS
7 1 (0.49%) LAN
7 1 (0.49%) Skype
7 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.49%) WAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.30%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (2.96%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.48%) Big Data
4 3 (1.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.99%) DB2
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 35 (17.24%) JIRA
2 30 (14.78%) Selenium
3 20 (9.85%) Cucumber
3 20 (9.85%) Oracle APEX
4 18 (8.87%) SoapUI
5 15 (7.39%) Toad
6 11 (5.42%) JMeter
7 10 (4.93%) HP UFT
7 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.45%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.45%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.97%) Gatling
10 3 (1.48%) JBehave
10 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.99%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.99%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.49%) JUnit
General
1 18 (8.87%) Finance
2 15 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.45%) Marketing
3 7 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.97%) Legal
4 4 (1.97%) Publishing
4 4 (1.97%) Retail
5 3 (1.48%) Automotive
5 3 (1.48%) Billing
5 3 (1.48%) German Language
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Law
6 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 110 (54.19%) Analyst
2 60 (29.56%) Test Analyst
3 42 (20.69%) Business Analyst
4 24 (11.82%) Tester
5 22 (10.84%) Test Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) Test Manager
7 9 (4.43%) Project Manager
8 8 (3.94%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 7 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) IT Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Senior Business Analyst
11 5 (2.46%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (2.46%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (2.46%) Junior
11 5 (2.46%) QA Tester
11 5 (2.46%) Test Specialist
12 4 (1.97%) Performance Tester
12 4 (1.97%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.81%) .NET
2 24 (11.82%) XML
3 23 (11.33%) Web Services
4 17 (8.37%) SOAP
5 16 (7.88%) RESTful
6 15 (7.39%) HTML
7 6 (2.96%) CSS
8 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.48%) Gherkin
9 3 (1.48%) Middleware
10 2 (0.99%) REST
10 2 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
2 8 (3.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.46%) User Experience
5 3 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.49%) Frameworx
7 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.49%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.49%) Life Science
7 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.49%) PKI
7 1 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.32%) Windows
2 24 (11.82%) Unix
3 9 (4.43%) Linux
4 3 (1.48%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.49%) Android
6 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 58 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 33 (16.26%) Scrum
4 33 (16.26%) User Stories
5 30 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
6 28 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 28 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.30%) Project Management
7 27 (13.30%) Test Strategy
8 24 (11.82%) Business Analysis
8 24 (11.82%) Waterfall
9 22 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (10.84%) CRM
10 21 (10.34%) Software Testing
11 20 (9.85%) SDLC
12 19 (9.36%) Agile Testing
12 19 (9.36%) Continuous Delivery
12 19 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
12 19 (9.36%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 68 (33.50%) SQL
2 62 (30.54%) Java
3 23 (11.33%) C#
4 19 (9.36%) PL/SQL
5 16 (7.88%) VB
6 8 (3.94%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.97%) F#
7 4 (1.97%) Python
7 4 (1.97%) VBScript
8 2 (0.99%) C
8 2 (0.99%) C++
8 2 (0.99%) COBOL
8 2 (0.99%) HiveQL
8 2 (0.99%) Perl
8 2 (0.99%) PL/1
8 2 (0.99%) REXX
9 1 (0.49%) ABAP
9 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.49%) Java 8
9 1 (0.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 117 (57.64%) ISTQB
2 84 (41.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 56 (27.59%) Security Cleared
4 45 (22.17%) SC Cleared
5 25 (12.32%) Degree
6 13 (6.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 12 (5.91%) APMP
8 11 (5.42%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (4.93%) IIBA
10 8 (3.94%) CBAP
11 6 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 6 (2.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 5 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.48%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
13 3 (1.48%) PMP
14 2 (0.99%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (11.82%) QA
2 5 (2.46%) GxP
3 3 (1.48%) PMO
4 2 (0.99%) GDPR
5 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.49%) GAMP
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.99%) ACF2
1 2 (0.99%) RACF
1 2 (0.99%) vSphere
2 1 (0.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.49%) Docker
2 1 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (12.32%) HP ALM
2 10 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (1.97%) SCCM
4 1 (0.49%) Oozie
4 1 (0.49%) Puppet
4 1 (0.49%) QRadar
4 1 (0.49%) SCOM
4 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 68 (33.50%) Oracle
2 26 (12.81%) HP
2 26 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.37%) webMethods
4 12 (5.91%) SAP
5 6 (2.96%) Cisco
5 6 (2.96%) LogRhythm
6 5 (2.46%) EMC
6 5 (2.46%) IBM
6 5 (2.46%) Juniper
6 5 (2.46%) SevOne
7 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds
7 3 (1.48%) VMware
8 2 (0.99%) Citrix
8 2 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.99%) Software AG
9 1 (0.49%) Cognos
9 1 (0.49%) Micro Focus
9 1 (0.49%) NetApp
9 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com