Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 147 163
Rank change year-on-year -67 +16 -40
Contract jobs citing ISEB 159 240 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.56% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.31% 5.88% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 166 199
South East median daily rate £378 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% - +6.62%
10th Percentile £292 £267 £233
90th Percentile £524 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £379 £380
% change year-on-year +5.61% -0.33% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £170.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -73.53% -
England median hourly rate £63.42 £44.13 £46.00
% change year-on-year +43.72% -4.08% +53.33%

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 3,693 4,084 5,078
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.42% 26.50% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,008 2,349 3,053
South East median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% +1.39% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £255
90th Percentile £565 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 260 203
South East median hourly rate £35.50 £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.50% -44.44% +60.00%
10th Percentile £13.03 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.50 £59.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%

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 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 19 June 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
Hampshire -10 57 £380 +16.92% 10
Thames Valley -32 51 £358 -5.92% 14
Buckinghamshire +1 29 £340 -19.11% 6
Surrey -64 22 £425 +6.25% 1
Berkshire -19 19 £375 +17.65% 5
Kent +6 10 £330 -40.00% 2
West Sussex -14 9 £370 -3.27% 3
East Sussex +2 6 £500 +42.86%
Oxfordshire -18 3 £400 - 3
Middlesex +3 2 £500 +33.33%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (35.22%) ISTQB
2 56 (35.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 48 (30.19%) Security Cleared
4 46 (28.93%) Test Automation
5 43 (27.04%) Test Scripting
6 41 (25.79%) HP
7 40 (25.16%) SC Cleared
8 39 (24.53%) Oracle
9 38 (23.90%) Microsoft
10 37 (23.27%) Selenium
10 37 (23.27%) Business Analysis
11 35 (22.01%) Scrum
11 35 (22.01%) SQL Server
12 32 (20.13%) .NET
12 32 (20.13%) HP ALM
13 31 (19.50%) Test Strategy
13 31 (19.50%) Java
13 31 (19.50%) ISEB Practitioner
14 30 (18.87%) Windows
15 26 (16.35%) Microsoft Excel
15 26 (16.35%) Finance
15 26 (16.35%) Oracle Database
15 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (15.72%) System Integration Testing
16 25 (15.72%) SoapUI
16 25 (15.72%) Linux
17 24 (15.09%) Oracle Database 10g
17 24 (15.09%) HP UFT
17 24 (15.09%) Software Testing

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 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.52%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.89%) Confluence
3 3 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.63%) CICS
4 1 (0.63%) Documentum
Applications
1 26 (16.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (12.58%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (10.69%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (5.03%) MS Visio
5 5 (3.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.63%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.52%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.63%) Maximo
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.63%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.63%) SAP MM
3 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.26%) Google Play
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.84%) PuTTY
2 21 (13.21%) WinSCP
3 7 (4.40%) Internet
4 3 (1.89%) 2G
4 3 (1.89%) 3G
4 3 (1.89%) 4G
4 3 (1.89%) DNS
4 3 (1.89%) GSM
4 3 (1.89%) HTTP
4 3 (1.89%) Intranet
4 3 (1.89%) IPv4
4 3 (1.89%) IPv6
4 3 (1.89%) SAN
4 3 (1.89%) SCCP
4 3 (1.89%) SIGTRAN
4 3 (1.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.89%) UMTS
5 2 (1.26%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (1.26%) LTE
5 2 (1.26%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (22.01%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.35%) Oracle Database
3 24 (15.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 21 (13.21%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (13.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.26%) Big Data
7 2 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (23.27%) Selenium
2 25 (15.72%) SoapUI
3 24 (15.09%) HP UFT
3 24 (15.09%) Oracle APEX
4 22 (13.84%) SpecFlow
5 21 (13.21%) Ant
5 21 (13.21%) Eclipse
5 21 (13.21%) TestNG
6 17 (10.69%) LoadRunner
7 15 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (8.18%) JIRA
9 8 (5.03%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.89%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.89%) ClearQuest
10 3 (1.89%) Mercurial
10 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (1.26%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.26%) JMeter
11 2 (1.26%) JUnit
11 2 (1.26%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (16.35%) Finance
2 13 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.29%) Legal
4 8 (5.03%) Retail
5 5 (3.14%) Military
6 4 (2.52%) Law
7 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
8 1 (0.63%) German Language
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 96 (60.38%) Analyst
2 43 (27.04%) Business Analyst
3 40 (25.16%) Test Analyst
4 15 (9.43%) Tester
5 14 (8.81%) Test Engineer
6 13 (8.18%) Test Manager
7 11 (6.92%) Automation Tester
8 10 (6.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
9 8 (5.03%) Test Automation Engineer
10 7 (4.40%) Test Leader
11 6 (3.77%) Automation Test Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Digital Analyst
12 5 (3.14%) Technical Specialist
12 5 (3.14%) Test Specialist
13 4 (2.52%) Business IT Analyst
13 4 (2.52%) GDPR Business Analyst
13 4 (2.52%) IT Analyst
13 4 (2.52%) IT Business Analyst
13 4 (2.52%) Manual Tester
13 4 (2.52%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (20.13%) .NET
2 23 (14.47%) Web Services
3 5 (3.14%) HTML
3 5 (3.14%) XML
4 3 (1.89%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.89%) SOAP
5 2 (1.26%) REST
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.63%) XSD
6 1 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.43%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.40%) User Experience
4 5 (3.14%) PKI
5 4 (2.52%) Frameworx
6 3 (1.89%) CCTV
6 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.89%) PMI
7 2 (1.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.26%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.26%) Social Media
7 2 (1.26%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.63%) Mashup
8 1 (0.63%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.87%) Windows
2 25 (15.72%) Linux
3 24 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 20 (12.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (11.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.14%) Unix
7 3 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.93%) Test Automation
3 43 (27.04%) Test Scripting
4 37 (23.27%) Business Analysis
5 35 (22.01%) Scrum
6 31 (19.50%) Test Strategy
7 25 (15.72%) System Integration Testing
8 24 (15.09%) Software Testing
9 22 (13.84%) API Testing
10 20 (12.58%) DevOps
10 20 (12.58%) PRINCE2
10 20 (12.58%) Project Management
10 20 (12.58%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (11.95%) Performance Testing
11 19 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (11.32%) Defect Management
12 18 (11.32%) ITIL
12 18 (11.32%) Waterfall
13 17 (10.69%) Kanban
13 17 (10.69%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.50%) Java
2 20 (12.58%) F#
3 15 (9.43%) SQL
4 5 (3.14%) C
4 5 (3.14%) C++
4 5 (3.14%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.52%) C#
6 3 (1.89%) Python
7 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.63%) HiveQL
8 1 (0.63%) Ruby
8 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (35.22%) ISTQB
1 56 (35.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 48 (30.19%) Security Cleared
3 40 (25.16%) SC Cleared
4 31 (19.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 12 (7.55%) Degree
6 9 (5.66%) PMI Certification
7 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.40%) IIBA
9 6 (3.77%) PMP
10 5 (3.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.52%) CBAP
11 4 (2.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.89%) APMP
13 2 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.55%) QA
2 11 (6.92%) GDPR
3 4 (2.52%) PMO
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.58%) vSphere
2 4 (2.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) ACF2
3 1 (0.63%) RACF
3 1 (0.63%) Snort
Systems Management
1 32 (20.13%) HP ALM
2 17 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (3.77%) vRealize
4 4 (2.52%) SCCM
5 3 (1.89%) SCOM
6 1 (0.63%) Endace
6 1 (0.63%) Oozie
Vendors
1 41 (25.79%) HP
2 39 (24.53%) Oracle
3 38 (23.90%) Microsoft
4 24 (15.09%) VMware
5 22 (13.84%) Software AG
5 22 (13.84%) webMethods
6 20 (12.58%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.77%) SAP
8 4 (2.52%) Cisco
8 4 (2.52%) LogRhythm
9 3 (1.89%) ArcSight
9 3 (1.89%) Citrix
9 3 (1.89%) Lumension
9 3 (1.89%) NetApp
9 3 (1.89%) Niku
10 2 (1.26%) Capita
10 2 (1.26%) Google
10 2 (1.26%) hybris
10 2 (1.26%) New Relic
11 1 (0.63%) SevOne