Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 231 226
Rank change year-on-year +64 -5 -63
Contract jobs citing ISEB 113 159 158
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.01% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 4.23% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 108 118
Median daily rate £400 £403 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +3.87% +10.71%
10th Percentile £285 £313 £300
90th Percentile £538 £529 £538
England median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Median hourly rate £47.97 £22.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.60% -34.56% -
10th Percentile £47.00 £21.03 £24.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £23.68 £45.10
England median hourly rate £47.97 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.02% +10.00% -11.11%

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 2,293 3,763 3,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 23.98% 23.89% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,279 2,153 2,044
Median daily rate £439 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £238 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £593 £570
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 221 199
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.37% +12.50% -4.00%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.50 £50.25 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +36.17% -18.97%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for ISEB in the South East

ISEB
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing ISEB in the South East over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +36 41 £365 -14.12% 4
Hampshire +48 40 £438 +15.13% 11
Berkshire +41 23 £415 -2.35% 1
West Sussex +22 20 £450 +11.80% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 16 £328 -18.13% 3
Kent - 10 £298 -
Surrey +56 2 £550 +44.26% 3
Oxfordshire +16 2 £255 -49.00%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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 70 (61.95%) ISTQB
2 52 (46.02%) Test Automation
3 50 (44.25%) Security Cleared
4 36 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
6 33 (29.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 32 (28.32%) Test Scripting
8 29 (25.66%) Microsoft
9 26 (23.01%) JIRA
10 24 (21.24%) QA
10 24 (21.24%) Oracle
11 20 (17.70%) CRM
11 20 (17.70%) Selenium
12 19 (16.81%) Windows
13 17 (15.04%) SQL
13 17 (15.04%) HP Quality Center
13 17 (15.04%) Waterfall
14 16 (14.16%) DV Cleared
14 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
14 16 (14.16%) HP
15 14 (12.39%) Migration
15 14 (12.39%) Business Analysis
15 14 (12.39%) Software Testing
15 14 (12.39%) Data Migration
15 14 (12.39%) Defect Management
15 14 (12.39%) HP ALM
16 13 (11.50%) Customer Requirements
16 13 (11.50%) Java
17 12 (10.62%) XML
17 12 (10.62%) ITIL

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 7 (6.19%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (8.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) G Suite
1 3 (2.65%) GCP
2 2 (1.77%) Azure
2 2 (1.77%) Google Drive
3 1 (0.88%) AWS
3 1 (0.88%) GitHub
3 1 (0.88%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.77%) HTTP
1 2 (1.77%) Intranet
1 2 (1.77%) PBX
1 2 (1.77%) PPP
1 2 (1.77%) Unified Communications
1 2 (1.77%) VPN
2 1 (0.88%) DMZ
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) SSL
2 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.19%) EDRMS
2 5 (4.42%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.88%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (23.01%) JIRA
2 20 (17.70%) Selenium
3 11 (9.73%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.73%) HP UFT
4 8 (7.08%) JMeter
5 6 (5.31%) Gatling
5 6 (5.31%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.31%) SpecFlow
6 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.42%) Postman
7 4 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.77%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.88%) TestNG
10 1 (0.88%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (7.96%) Public Sector
2 6 (5.31%) Military
3 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.77%) Billing
4 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) Finance
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (43.36%) Analyst
2 27 (23.89%) Test Analyst
3 23 (20.35%) Tester
4 22 (19.47%) Test Engineer
5 17 (15.04%) Business Analyst
6 9 (7.96%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 8 (7.08%) Integration Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) QA Analyst
7 8 (7.08%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Senior Test Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (5.31%) Regression Tester
9 6 (5.31%) Technical Engineer
9 6 (5.31%) Test Leader
10 5 (4.42%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.42%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) XML
2 8 (7.08%) .NET
3 5 (4.42%) JMS
3 5 (4.42%) Spring
3 5 (4.42%) Web Services
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.77%) Node.js
5 2 (1.77%) RESTful
5 2 (1.77%) SOAP
5 2 (1.77%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.88%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.88%) HTML
6 1 (0.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (8.85%) Data Structures
2 5 (4.42%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.42%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.77%) Robotics
4 2 (1.77%) Shadow IT
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.88%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.88%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 19 (16.81%) Windows
2 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.08%) Unix
4 3 (2.65%) Linux
5 1 (0.88%) AIX
5 1 (0.88%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (46.02%) Test Automation
2 36 (31.86%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (28.32%) Test Scripting
4 20 (17.70%) CRM
5 17 (15.04%) Waterfall
6 16 (14.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (12.39%) Business Analysis
7 14 (12.39%) Data Migration
7 14 (12.39%) Defect Management
7 14 (12.39%) Migration
7 14 (12.39%) Software Testing
8 13 (11.50%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (10.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (10.62%) ITIL
9 12 (10.62%) Software Delivery
9 12 (10.62%) Validation
10 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.73%) Regression Testing
10 11 (9.73%) Stress Testing
11 10 (8.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.04%) SQL
2 13 (11.50%) Java
3 11 (9.73%) C#
4 7 (6.19%) C
4 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.42%) Java 8
5 5 (4.42%) VB
5 5 (4.42%) VBScript
6 1 (0.88%) C++
6 1 (0.88%) PHP
6 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (61.95%) ISTQB
2 50 (44.25%) Security Cleared
3 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
4 33 (29.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 16 (14.16%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.31%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (4.42%) Degree
8 3 (2.65%) APMP
8 3 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (2.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.88%) CEH
9 1 (0.88%) CISA
9 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.88%) GIAC
9 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.88%) OSCE
9 1 (0.88%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (21.24%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) NIST
2 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (10.62%) Active Directory
1 12 (10.62%) vSphere
2 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (12.39%) HP ALM
3 12 (10.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (4.42%) Ansible
4 5 (4.42%) Terraform
5 1 (0.88%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 29 (25.66%) Microsoft
2 24 (21.24%) Oracle
3 16 (14.16%) HP
4 10 (8.85%) Micro Focus
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco
5 4 (3.54%) Google
6 2 (1.77%) BT
6 2 (1.77%) Facebook
6 2 (1.77%) Lotus
6 2 (1.77%) Remedy
6 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.77%) VMware
7 1 (0.88%) Black Duck
7 1 (0.88%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.88%) OpenText
7 1 (0.88%) Qualys
7 1 (0.88%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.88%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.88%) Sonatype
7 1 (0.88%) Thunderhead