Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 157 164
Rank change year-on-year -40 +7 -26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 200 232 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.45% 1.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.33% 6.02% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 152 199
South East median daily rate £375 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £264 £265 £241
90th Percentile £507 £486 £488
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -60.87% -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +11.11% +22.03%

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 3,754 3,855 5,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.45% 24.17% 27.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,058 2,151 3,055
South East median daily rate £425 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.72% +0.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £258
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £427 £415
% change year-on-year +5.39% +2.89% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 245 183
South East median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% -20.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £11.36
90th Percentile £52.05 £50.30 £52.25
England median hourly rate £22.50 £28.75 £27.00
% change year-on-year -21.74% +6.48% +20.00%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -12 72 £355 -11.25% 18
Hampshire -7 59 £363 +11.54% 17
Berkshire -1 35 £365 +8.15% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 30 £330 -17.60% 11
Surrey -50 26 £419 +4.69% 9
West Sussex -7 20 £398 +7.43% 5
Kent +11 8 £325 -12.46% 2
East Sussex 0 7 £500 +37.93%
Oxfordshire -17 7 £475 +18.75% 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 94 (47.00%) ISTQB
2 92 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (45.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 71 (35.50%) Oracle
5 70 (35.00%) Test Automation
6 69 (34.50%) Security Cleared
7 60 (30.00%) HP
8 59 (29.50%) SC Cleared
9 57 (28.50%) Java
10 54 (27.00%) Test Scripting
11 52 (26.00%) HP ALM
12 47 (23.50%) Test Strategy
13 46 (23.00%) Selenium
14 45 (22.50%) Scrum
14 45 (22.50%) SQL
14 45 (22.50%) Microsoft
15 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 40 (20.00%) Windows
16 39 (19.50%) .NET
17 36 (18.00%) ISEB Practitioner
17 36 (18.00%) SoapUI
18 34 (17.00%) System Integration Testing
18 34 (17.00%) API Testing
19 30 (15.00%) HP UFT
19 30 (15.00%) webMethods
20 29 (14.50%) Web Services
20 29 (14.50%) Business Analysis
20 29 (14.50%) Performance Testing
20 29 (14.50%) Oracle Database
20 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure

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 10 (5.00%) Confluence
2 6 (3.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.00%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.50%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) CICS
Applications
1 24 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (7.50%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (3.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.00%) PuTTY
2 23 (11.50%) WinSCP
3 13 (6.50%) SAN
4 7 (3.50%) Internet
5 4 (2.00%) DNS
5 4 (2.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.50%) 2G
6 3 (1.50%) 3G
6 3 (1.50%) 4G
6 3 (1.50%) GSM
6 3 (1.50%) HTTP
6 3 (1.50%) Intranet
6 3 (1.50%) SCCP
6 3 (1.50%) SIGTRAN
6 3 (1.50%) SMS
6 3 (1.50%) UMTS
7 2 (1.00%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (1.00%) LTE
7 2 (1.00%) MVNO
7 2 (1.00%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.50%) Oracle Database
3 27 (13.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 23 (11.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 23 (11.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (11.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (2.00%) Big Data
8 3 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 46 (23.00%) Selenium
2 36 (18.00%) SoapUI
3 30 (15.00%) HP UFT
4 27 (13.50%) Oracle APEX
5 26 (13.00%) SpecFlow
6 23 (11.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 22 (11.00%) LoadRunner
8 21 (10.50%) Ant
8 21 (10.50%) Eclipse
8 21 (10.50%) TestNG
9 19 (9.50%) JIRA
10 15 (7.50%) Cucumber
11 9 (4.50%) Toad
12 7 (3.50%) JMeter
13 5 (2.50%) Gatling
14 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
14 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
15 2 (1.00%) ClearCase
15 2 (1.00%) ClearQuest
15 2 (1.00%) JUnit
General
1 24 (12.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.50%) Legal
4 6 (3.00%) Retail
5 4 (2.00%) Military
6 3 (1.50%) Law
7 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Marketing
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 121 (60.50%) Analyst
2 71 (35.50%) Test Analyst
3 41 (20.50%) Business Analyst
4 24 (12.00%) Tester
5 17 (8.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 17 (8.50%) Test Engineer
6 15 (7.50%) Test Manager
7 12 (6.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 11 (5.50%) Automation Tester
9 10 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
9 10 (5.00%) Test Specialist
10 7 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (3.50%) Technical Specialist
11 6 (3.00%) Senior Business Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (2.50%) Manual Tester
12 5 (2.50%) Project Manager
12 5 (2.50%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.00%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (2.00%) DV Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (19.50%) .NET
2 29 (14.50%) Web Services
3 17 (8.50%) XML
4 14 (7.00%) SOAP
5 8 (4.00%) HTML
6 7 (3.50%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.50%) Gherkin
8 2 (1.00%) Middleware
8 2 (1.00%) REST
9 1 (0.50%) Mason
9 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.50%) RESTful
9 1 (0.50%) XSD
9 1 (0.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.50%) User Experience
4 4 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.00%) PKI
5 3 (1.50%) CCTV
5 3 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.00%) Frameworx
6 2 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.00%) Social Media
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.50%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.50%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.00%) Windows
2 27 (13.50%) Windows Server
3 25 (12.50%) Linux
4 22 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.00%) Unix
7 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.50%) Android
8 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 54 (27.00%) Test Scripting
4 47 (23.50%) Test Strategy
5 45 (22.50%) Scrum
6 34 (17.00%) API Testing
6 34 (17.00%) System Integration Testing
7 29 (14.50%) Business Analysis
7 29 (14.50%) Performance Testing
8 27 (13.50%) DevOps
8 27 (13.50%) Software Testing
9 25 (12.50%) Kanban
10 23 (11.50%) Defect Tracking
11 21 (10.50%) Functional Testing
12 19 (9.50%) Project Management
12 19 (9.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (9.00%) Collaborative Working
13 18 (9.00%) Defect Management
13 18 (9.00%) Waterfall
14 17 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 57 (28.50%) Java
2 45 (22.50%) SQL
3 23 (11.50%) F#
4 22 (11.00%) C#
5 13 (6.50%) VB
6 12 (6.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.00%) C
7 4 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.00%) C++
8 2 (1.00%) HiveQL
8 2 (1.00%) Python
9 1 (0.50%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 94 (47.00%) ISTQB
2 91 (45.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 69 (34.50%) Security Cleared
4 59 (29.50%) SC Cleared
5 36 (18.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 17 (8.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (8.00%) Degree
8 10 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.00%) IIBA
10 7 (3.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (3.00%) CBAP
11 6 (3.00%) PMI Certification
11 6 (3.00%) PMP
12 5 (2.50%) APMP
13 2 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.50%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.50%) QA
2 7 (3.50%) GDPR
3 4 (2.00%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (11.00%) vSphere
2 5 (2.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.50%) ACF2
3 1 (0.50%) RACF
3 1 (0.50%) Snort
Systems Management
1 52 (26.00%) HP ALM
2 16 (8.00%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.00%) vRealize
4 5 (2.50%) SCCM
5 4 (2.00%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) Endace
6 1 (0.50%) Oozie
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
6 1 (0.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 71 (35.50%) Oracle
2 60 (30.00%) HP
3 45 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 30 (15.00%) webMethods
5 27 (13.50%) VMware
6 24 (12.00%) Software AG
7 22 (11.00%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.50%) SAP
9 6 (3.00%) Cisco
9 6 (3.00%) LogRhythm
10 4 (2.00%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.00%) Citrix
10 4 (2.00%) Lumension
10 4 (2.00%) NetApp
11 3 (1.50%) Capita
12 2 (1.00%) EMC
12 2 (1.00%) Google
12 2 (1.00%) hybris
12 2 (1.00%) Juniper
12 2 (1.00%) Niku