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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 133 121
Rank change year-on-year -25 -12  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 98 142 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.26% 1.58% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.24% 5.62% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 107 96
Median daily rate £363 £389 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.75% +9.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1871 2528 2322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.11% 24.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1028 1481 1310
Median daily rate £405 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £285 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 100 118
Median hourly rate £18.00 £24.06 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.18% +11.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.18 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -4 21 £325 -18.75% 7
Surrey -5 20 £363 -21.19% 8
West Sussex +9 12 £375 -6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 11 £350 +18.64% 2
Berkshire +17 8 £331 -5.35% 6
Oxfordshire -9 7 £400 +15.94%
Kent +1 6 £321 +39.67% 1
East Sussex 0 5 £375 +7.14% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 123 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (47.98%) ISTQB
3 90 (36.29%) Test Automation
4 56 (22.58%) JIRA
4 56 (22.58%) Finance
5 55 (22.18%) Test Scripting
6 53 (21.37%) Selenium
6 53 (21.37%) HP
7 52 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 51 (20.56%) Waterfall
8 51 (20.56%) Test Strategy
9 48 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 46 (18.55%) SQL
11 42 (16.94%) Business Analysis
12 41 (16.53%) Scrum
12 41 (16.53%) Regression Testing
13 40 (16.13%) ITIL
14 39 (15.73%) Microsoft
15 36 (14.52%) Software Testing
15 36 (14.52%) Test Management
15 36 (14.52%) Security Cleared
15 36 (14.52%) Defect Management
16 35 (14.11%) Windows
16 35 (14.11%) Oracle
17 34 (13.71%) Java
18 32 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
19 30 (12.10%) HP UFT
19 30 (12.10%) User Stories
20 28 (11.29%) PRINCE2
21 27 (10.89%) Business Intelligence

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 17 (6.85%) Confluence
2 10 (4.03%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.40%) Documentum
4 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (2.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.21%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.81%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Maximo
4 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.84%) SaaS
2 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) BrowserStack
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Taleo
3 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.63%) PuTTY
1 9 (3.63%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.81%) MVNO
3 1 (0.40%) FTP
3 1 (0.40%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.40%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) LDAP
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) SSL
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.40%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.65%) Oracle Reports
2 12 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.03%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (2.02%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (2.02%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.21%) Big Data
8 3 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.81%) IDOL
10 1 (0.40%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 56 (22.58%) JIRA
2 53 (21.37%) Selenium
3 30 (12.10%) HP UFT
4 21 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (7.66%) SoapUI
6 12 (4.84%) Cucumber
6 12 (4.84%) LoadRunner
7 10 (4.03%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (4.03%) TeamCity
8 9 (3.63%) Jenkins
8 9 (3.63%) Toad
9 8 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 7 (2.82%) MSI
11 6 (2.42%) WebDriver
12 5 (2.02%) JMeter
12 5 (2.02%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (2.02%) TestNG
13 4 (1.61%) Ant
13 4 (1.61%) Eclipse
14 3 (1.21%) SilkTest
General
1 56 (22.58%) Finance
2 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 15 (6.05%) Retail
4 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.61%) Back Office
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
6 3 (1.21%) Marketing
7 2 (0.81%) Military
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 140 (56.45%) Analyst
2 64 (25.81%) Business Analyst
3 61 (24.60%) Test Analyst
4 43 (17.34%) Test Manager
5 27 (10.89%) Tester
6 23 (9.27%) Senior Analyst
7 16 (6.45%) Test Leader
8 15 (6.05%) Digital Analyst
8 15 (6.05%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (5.65%) Digital Business Analyst
9 14 (5.65%) Test Engineer
10 13 (5.24%) Financial Analyst
11 11 (4.44%) Process Analyst
12 9 (3.63%) Service Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Automation Tester
13 8 (3.23%) Finance Business Analyst
13 8 (3.23%) Telecoms Analyst
14 7 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
14 7 (2.82%) Defect Manager
14 7 (2.82%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.45%) Web Services
2 11 (4.44%) XML
3 8 (3.23%) .NET
4 7 (2.82%) Middleware
5 6 (2.42%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.42%) SOAP
6 3 (1.21%) Node.js
7 2 (0.81%) RESTful
8 1 (0.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.40%) HTML5
8 1 (0.40%) J2EE
8 1 (0.40%) REST
8 1 (0.40%) Sass
8 1 (0.40%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.40%) WSDL
8 1 (0.40%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.40%) XSD
8 1 (0.40%) XSLT
8 1 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.63%) User Experience
4 7 (2.82%) Frameworx
5 5 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.61%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.21%) Semantic Web
8 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.40%) CCTV
9 1 (0.40%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.40%) DataPower
9 1 (0.40%) EPoS
9 1 (0.40%) Fintech
9 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.40%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.40%) W3C
9 1 (0.40%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 35 (14.11%) Windows
2 16 (6.45%) Linux
3 10 (4.03%) Unix
4 9 (3.63%) Windows Vista
5 7 (2.82%) Windows Server
6 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.81%) Android
8 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.81%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.40%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (49.60%) Agile Software Development
2 90 (36.29%) Test Automation
3 55 (22.18%) Test Scripting
4 51 (20.56%) Test Strategy
4 51 (20.56%) Waterfall
5 48 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 42 (16.94%) Business Analysis
7 41 (16.53%) Regression Testing
7 41 (16.53%) Scrum
8 40 (16.13%) ITIL
9 36 (14.52%) Defect Management
9 36 (14.52%) Software Testing
9 36 (14.52%) Test Management
10 32 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 30 (12.10%) User Stories
12 28 (11.29%) PRINCE2
13 27 (10.89%) Business Intelligence
13 27 (10.89%) Functional Testing
14 25 (10.08%) Integration Testing
14 25 (10.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.55%) SQL
2 34 (13.71%) Java
3 26 (10.48%) C#
4 14 (5.65%) Python
5 9 (3.63%) F#
5 9 (3.63%) Groovy
6 4 (1.61%) C
6 4 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.61%) Ruby
6 4 (1.61%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.81%) PHP
7 2 (0.81%) VBA
8 1 (0.40%) C++
8 1 (0.40%) Jython
8 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.40%) VB
8 1 (0.40%) VBScript
8 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 119 (47.98%) ISTQB
2 52 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 36 (14.52%) Security Cleared
4 23 (9.27%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.26%) Degree
6 16 (6.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 13 (5.24%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.24%) ISEB Practitioner
8 7 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (2.02%) IIBA
10 4 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.21%) ACCA
11 3 (1.21%) CBAP
11 3 (1.21%) CIMA
11 3 (1.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.21%) Numerate Degree
12 2 (0.81%) HNC
13 1 (0.40%) AAT
13 1 (0.40%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.40%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.48%) QA
2 4 (1.61%) GDPR
2 4 (1.61%) PMO
3 2 (0.81%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.02%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (2.02%) vSphere
3 4 (1.61%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (5.65%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.23%) SCCM
3 7 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.61%) vRealize
5 1 (0.40%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 53 (21.37%) HP
2 39 (15.73%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.11%) Oracle
4 17 (6.85%) SAP
5 12 (4.84%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (4.84%) VMware
6 5 (2.02%) Remedy
7 4 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.21%) webMethods
8 3 (1.21%) Workday
9 2 (0.81%) Apttus
9 2 (0.81%) Compaq
9 2 (0.81%) IBM
9 2 (0.81%) Informatica
9 2 (0.81%) Motorola
9 2 (0.81%) Siebel
9 2 (0.81%) Sybase
9 2 (0.81%) Trillium
9 2 (0.81%) Vertica
9 2 (0.81%) Zuora
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