Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 186 214 144
Rank change year-on-year +28 -70 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 177 159 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 0.97% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.03% 4.30% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 112 166
South East median daily rate £400 £378 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +4.14% -
10th Percentile £300 £292 £267
90th Percentile £522 £524 £488
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
South East median hourly rate £22.81 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £25.67 £63.42 £44.13
% change year-on-year -59.52% +43.72% -4.08%

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 3,521 3,695 4,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.85% 22.43% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,058 2,010 2,351
South East median daily rate £444 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +4.42% +1.75%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £588 £565 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 182 260
South East median hourly rate £32.24 £35.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.19% +77.50% -44.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.03 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £55.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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
Thames Valley +29 59 £383 +6.99% 2
Hampshire -5 56 £425 +11.84% 1
Berkshire +17 37 £400 +6.67% 1
West Sussex +30 34 £360 -2.70%
Buckinghamshire +11 19 £338 -0.66%
East Sussex +3 18 £400 -20.00% 2
Surrey +14 6 £400 -5.88%
Kent -7 4 £343 +3.79% 1
Oxfordshire +25 2 £388 -3.13% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 100 (56.50%) ISTQB
2 92 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (35.59%) Test Automation
4 59 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 51 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 46 (25.99%) SQL
7 42 (23.73%) Oracle
8 40 (22.60%) HP
8 40 (22.60%) QA
9 38 (21.47%) Selenium
10 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
11 35 (19.77%) JIRA
12 33 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
13 31 (17.51%) Finance
13 31 (17.51%) Business Analysis
14 29 (16.38%) Scrum
14 29 (16.38%) Regression Testing
15 27 (15.25%) Java
15 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
16 26 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
16 26 (14.69%) ITIL
16 26 (14.69%) Microsoft
17 24 (13.56%) Performance Testing
17 24 (13.56%) Degree
18 23 (12.99%) Defect Management
19 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
19 22 (12.43%) Project Management
19 22 (12.43%) Windows
20 21 (11.86%) PRINCE2
20 21 (11.86%) HP ALM

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 12 (6.78%) Confluence
2 8 (4.52%) WebLogic
3 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.69%) Apache
4 3 (1.69%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (9.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (5.08%) Open Workbench
4 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.56%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.56%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.13%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.39%) Office 365
3 5 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.56%) CloudSense
4 1 (0.56%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.56%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.82%) Intranet
2 3 (1.69%) LAN
2 3 (1.69%) SAN
2 3 (1.69%) WAN
3 2 (1.13%) HTTP
4 1 (0.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.56%) DNS
4 1 (0.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.56%) Firewall
4 1 (0.56%) FTP
4 1 (0.56%) Internet
4 1 (0.56%) MPLS
4 1 (0.56%) MVNO
4 1 (0.56%) SDH
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) VPN
4 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) BusinessObjects
1 9 (5.08%) Oracle Database
1 9 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.13%) Big Data
5 1 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.56%) Endeca
5 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (21.47%) Selenium
2 35 (19.77%) JIRA
3 18 (10.17%) Cucumber
4 17 (9.60%) JMeter
5 15 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (7.91%) LoadRunner
7 11 (6.21%) Oracle APEX
8 10 (5.65%) NeoLoad
9 9 (5.08%) LoadUI
9 9 (5.08%) TestComplete
9 9 (5.08%) WebLOAD
10 8 (4.52%) SoapUI
10 8 (4.52%) Toad
11 6 (3.39%) Gatling
12 5 (2.82%) HP UFT
12 5 (2.82%) Jenkins
12 5 (2.82%) Mocha
12 5 (2.82%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.82%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.69%) Ant
General
1 31 (17.51%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.95%) Marketing
4 4 (2.26%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.56%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.56%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (61.58%) Analyst
2 56 (31.64%) Test Analyst
3 32 (18.08%) Business Analyst
4 18 (10.17%) Tester
5 17 (9.60%) Test Engineer
6 14 (7.91%) Performance Tester
7 12 (6.78%) Test Manager
8 11 (6.21%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (6.21%) QA Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) PMO Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) SAP Analyst
9 8 (4.52%) SAP Test Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Digital Analyst
10 7 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (3.95%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.39%) OAT Analyst
11 6 (3.39%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
12 5 (2.82%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (10.73%) .NET
1 19 (10.73%) XML
2 16 (9.04%) Web Services
3 12 (6.78%) RESTful
4 11 (6.21%) HTML
5 7 (3.95%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.39%) SOAP
7 5 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.82%) Chai
8 4 (2.26%) React
9 3 (1.69%) CSS
9 3 (1.69%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.69%) REST
9 3 (1.69%) Spring
10 2 (1.13%) Middleware
11 1 (0.56%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.56%) IBM Integration Bus
11 1 (0.56%) JSON
11 1 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.39%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.82%) User Experience
6 4 (2.26%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.26%) Frameworx
7 3 (1.69%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.13%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.13%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.13%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.56%) AS400
9 1 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.56%) DataPower
9 1 (0.56%) iSeries
9 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) NHS
9 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (12.43%) Windows
2 16 (9.04%) Unix
3 6 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.82%) Linux
5 2 (1.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (51.98%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (35.59%) Test Automation
3 59 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 33 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (17.51%) Business Analysis
6 29 (16.38%) Regression Testing
6 29 (16.38%) Scrum
7 26 (14.69%) ITIL
7 26 (14.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (13.56%) Performance Testing
9 23 (12.99%) Defect Management
10 22 (12.43%) Project Management
10 22 (12.43%) Waterfall
11 21 (11.86%) PRINCE2
12 20 (11.30%) User Stories
13 18 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (9.60%) SDLC
15 16 (9.04%) Integration Testing
15 16 (9.04%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.99%) SQL
2 27 (15.25%) Java
3 17 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.91%) PL/SQL
5 12 (6.78%) C#
6 5 (2.82%) F#
7 4 (2.26%) Python
7 4 (2.26%) TypeScript
8 3 (1.69%) C++
8 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.69%) VB
8 3 (1.69%) VBScript
9 2 (1.13%) C
10 1 (0.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 100 (56.50%) ISTQB
2 51 (28.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 37 (20.90%) Security Cleared
4 27 (15.25%) SC Cleared
5 24 (13.56%) Degree
6 11 (6.21%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.26%) PMI Certification
8 4 (2.26%) PMP
9 3 (1.69%) APMP
9 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.69%) IIBA
9 3 (1.69%) MCITP
9 3 (1.69%) MCSE
9 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.13%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.13%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (22.60%) QA
2 12 (6.78%) PMO
3 3 (1.69%) SLA
4 2 (1.13%) GDPR
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (3.95%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 21 (11.86%) HP ALM
2 17 (9.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (23.73%) Oracle
2 40 (22.60%) HP
3 26 (14.69%) Microsoft
4 11 (6.21%) SAP
5 8 (4.52%) Niku
5 8 (4.52%) webMethods
6 4 (2.26%) Cisco
6 4 (2.26%) Citrix
6 4 (2.26%) IBM
6 4 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.69%) VMware
8 2 (1.13%) Ariba
8 2 (1.13%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.13%) hybris
9 1 (0.56%) BMC
9 1 (0.56%) Cognos
9 1 (0.56%) Lotus
9 1 (0.56%) New Relic
9 1 (0.56%) OneTrust
9 1 (0.56%) Vitria