Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 180 218 240
Rank change year-on-year +38 +22 -58
Contract jobs citing ISEB 128 172 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.08% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.91% 4.59% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 121 108
South East median daily rate £430 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.17% +3.85% +11.43%
10th Percentile £309 £319 £280
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 2
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +23.53% -
10th Percentile £47.00 £41.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £43.00 £45.10
England median hourly rate £47.97 £52.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year -7.75% +65.08% -16.00%

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 2,607 3,744 3,705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.39% 23.59% 22.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 2,123 2,064
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £225 £257 £231
90th Percentile £600 £588 £570
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 228 195
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £33.40 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +30.01% +0.75%
10th Percentile £15.53 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £54.13 £50.25
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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
Hampshire +38 48 £438 +16.67% 11
Thames Valley +18 42 £370 -17.78% 7
Berkshire +23 24 £448 -0.56% 2
West Sussex +14 21 £445 +8.87% 5
Buckinghamshire +18 16 £334 -16.56% 1
Surrey +52 11 £450 +22.03% 4
Kent - 6 £325 -
Oxfordshire +16 2 £255 -49.00% 4
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 73 (57.03%) ISTQB
2 58 (45.31%) Test Automation
3 56 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 42 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (28.13%) SC Cleared
5 36 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
7 32 (25.00%) JIRA
8 29 (22.66%) Test Scripting
9 28 (21.88%) Oracle
10 26 (20.31%) QA
11 24 (18.75%) Windows
12 23 (17.97%) Selenium
13 21 (16.41%) HP
14 20 (15.63%) Migration
14 20 (15.63%) SQL
14 20 (15.63%) DV Cleared
15 19 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
15 19 (14.84%) Business Analysis
15 19 (14.84%) HP ALM
16 18 (14.06%) vSphere
16 18 (14.06%) CRM
17 16 (12.50%) Data Migration
17 16 (12.50%) Software Testing
17 16 (12.50%) Windows Server
18 15 (11.72%) Software Delivery
18 15 (11.72%) Waterfall
18 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
18 15 (11.72%) XML
18 15 (11.72%) OpenView Configuration Management

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 8 (6.25%) Confluence
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.78%) Documentum
3 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 10 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.13%) Open Workbench
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Azure
2 3 (2.34%) AWS
3 2 (1.56%) G Suite
3 2 (1.56%) GCP
4 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.78%) GitHub
4 1 (0.78%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
4 1 (0.78%) Serverless
4 1 (0.78%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.34%) PuTTY
1 3 (2.34%) VPN
1 3 (2.34%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.56%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (1.56%) HTTP
2 2 (1.56%) PPP
3 1 (0.78%) DMZ
3 1 (0.78%) Firewall
3 1 (0.78%) Intranet
3 1 (0.78%) MVNO
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) EDRMS
2 7 (5.47%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.56%) Big Data
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.78%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 32 (25.00%) JIRA
2 23 (17.97%) Selenium
3 14 (10.94%) HP UFT
4 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
4 9 (7.03%) SoapUI
5 8 (6.25%) JMeter
5 8 (6.25%) SpecFlow
6 7 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (4.69%) Gatling
7 6 (4.69%) Postman
8 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.13%) TestNG
8 4 (3.13%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.34%) Ant
9 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
9 3 (2.34%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.34%) TestDirector
10 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (7.81%) Public Sector
2 9 (7.03%) Finance
3 7 (5.47%) Military
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 5 (3.91%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.56%) Automotive
6 2 (1.56%) Law
6 2 (1.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Banking
7 1 (0.78%) Electronics
7 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 57 (44.53%) Analyst
2 31 (24.22%) Test Analyst
3 26 (20.31%) Test Engineer
4 21 (16.41%) Business Analyst
4 21 (16.41%) Tester
5 9 (7.03%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (7.03%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 9 (7.03%) Senior Test Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 7 (5.47%) Automation Test Analyst
7 7 (5.47%) Test Manager
8 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) QA Analyst
8 6 (4.69%) Regression Tester
8 6 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Systems Integration Engineer
8 6 (4.69%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.72%) XML
2 9 (7.03%) .NET
3 6 (4.69%) Web Services
4 5 (3.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.56%) HTML
5 2 (1.56%) JMS
5 2 (1.56%) Node.js
5 2 (1.56%) REST
5 2 (1.56%) Spring
5 2 (1.56%) Vue.js
6 1 (0.78%) CSS
6 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.78%) J2EE
6 1 (0.78%) Kafka
6 1 (0.78%) SOAP
6 1 (0.78%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Data Structures
3 5 (3.91%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Cloud
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.56%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.78%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.78%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.78%) EPoS
5 1 (0.78%) Frameworx
5 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Robotics
5 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.78%) Shadow IT
5 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.75%) Windows
2 16 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 9 (7.03%) Unix
4 6 (4.69%) Linux
5 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.78%) AIX
6 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (45.31%) Test Automation
2 42 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (22.66%) Test Scripting
4 20 (15.63%) Migration
5 19 (14.84%) Business Analysis
6 18 (14.06%) CRM
7 16 (12.50%) Data Migration
7 16 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 15 (11.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (11.72%) Software Delivery
8 15 (11.72%) Waterfall
9 14 (10.94%) Defect Management
9 14 (10.94%) Project Management
9 14 (10.94%) Test Strategy
9 14 (10.94%) Validation
10 13 (10.16%) Configuration Management
10 13 (10.16%) SDLC
10 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (9.38%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.63%) SQL
2 14 (10.94%) Java
3 10 (7.81%) C#
4 8 (6.25%) C
4 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.91%) Python
5 5 (3.91%) VB
5 5 (3.91%) VBScript
6 3 (2.34%) F#
7 2 (1.56%) Groovy
7 2 (1.56%) Java 8
8 1 (0.78%) C++
8 1 (0.78%) PHP
8 1 (0.78%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (57.03%) ISTQB
2 56 (43.75%) Security Cleared
3 36 (28.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 36 (28.13%) SC Cleared
4 20 (15.63%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.03%) Degree
6 7 (5.47%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.91%) APMP
7 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (3.13%) IIBA
8 4 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (2.34%) CBAP
10 1 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.78%) CEH
10 1 (0.78%) CISA
10 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.78%) GIAC
10 1 (0.78%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.78%) OSCE
10 1 (0.78%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.31%) QA
2 4 (3.13%) PMO
3 3 (2.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) NIST
System Software
1 18 (14.06%) vSphere
2 15 (11.72%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.78%) Docker
3 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 19 (14.84%) HP ALM
1 19 (14.84%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (11.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.56%) Ansible
3 2 (1.56%) Terraform
4 1 (0.78%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.88%) Oracle
3 21 (16.41%) HP
4 10 (7.81%) Micro Focus
5 6 (4.69%) VMware
6 4 (3.13%) Niku
7 3 (2.34%) Cisco
7 3 (2.34%) Google
7 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.34%) Software AG
7 3 (2.34%) webMethods
8 2 (1.56%) BT
8 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.78%) hybris
9 1 (0.78%) Lotus
9 1 (0.78%) OpenText
9 1 (0.78%) Qualys
9 1 (0.78%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.78%) Thunderhead