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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / South East
Rank 112 145 102
Rank change year-on-year +33 -43  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 142 123 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 1.34% 1.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.47% 4.87% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 85 106
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £210 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £170.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2196 2527 2652
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.34% 27.61% 27.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1306 1559 1377
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 105 104
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.75 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +18 39 £325 -18.75% 4
Surrey +37 37 £400 - 13
Buckinghamshire -4 25 £413 +20.07% 1
Berkshire +19 11 £325 -16.66% 4
West Sussex +2 11 £425 +33.33% 2
Oxfordshire -3 10 £381 +5.53% 3
Kent -5 5 £550 +161.90% 1
East Sussex +13 3 £350 -12.50% 1
Middlesex +2 2 £375 -16.66%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 112 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (45.66%) ISTQB
3 69 (31.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 67 (30.59%) SQL
5 66 (30.14%) Test Scripting
6 51 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 47 (21.46%) Software Testing
8 46 (21.00%) Business Analysis
9 44 (20.09%) SDLC
10 42 (19.18%) Finance
11 38 (17.35%) JIRA
12 37 (16.89%) Selenium
12 37 (16.89%) Waterfall
13 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
14 34 (15.53%) Oracle
15 32 (14.61%) Test Strategy
16 31 (14.16%) User Stories
16 31 (14.16%) Security Cleared
17 30 (13.70%) Windows
17 30 (13.70%) HP
17 30 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 28 (12.79%) Scrum
18 28 (12.79%) Test Automation
19 26 (11.87%) Functional Testing
19 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
20 25 (11.42%) SC Cleared
20 25 (11.42%) ITIL
21 24 (10.96%) Java
22 23 (10.50%) PRINCE2
23 21 (9.59%) QA

ISEB
Top Related 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 14 (6.39%) Confluence
2 12 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.83%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.91%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.46%) CMS
5 1 (0.46%) IIS
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (9.13%) MS Office
2 17 (7.76%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.37%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.91%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.91%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.46%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.46%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.37%) SaaS
2 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.91%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.20%) PuTTY
1 7 (3.20%) WinSCP
2 1 (0.46%) GSM
2 1 (0.46%) HTTP
2 1 (0.46%) iBeacon
2 1 (0.46%) Internet
2 1 (0.46%) MVNO
2 1 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (3.65%) Oracle Database
2 8 (3.65%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (3.65%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (3.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 5 (2.28%) Oracle OWB
5 4 (1.83%) Big Data
5 4 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.91%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (17.35%) JIRA
2 37 (16.89%) Selenium
3 18 (8.22%) HP UFT
4 14 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (5.94%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.11%) SoapUI
7 8 (3.65%) Oracle APEX
8 7 (3.20%) TeamCity
8 7 (3.20%) Toad
9 6 (2.74%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.74%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.28%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (2.28%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.28%) Visual Studio
10 5 (2.28%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.83%) Ant
12 3 (1.37%) JMeter
12 3 (1.37%) MSI
12 3 (1.37%) SilkTest
12 3 (1.37%) TestNG
General
1 42 (19.18%) Finance
2 17 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.20%) Retail
4 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.37%) Banking
6 2 (0.91%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Back Office
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 129 (58.90%) Analyst
2 67 (30.59%) Business Analyst
3 48 (21.92%) Test Analyst
4 46 (21.00%) Tester
5 25 (11.42%) Test Manager
6 16 (7.31%) Senior Analyst
7 14 (6.39%) Financial Analyst
7 14 (6.39%) Process Analyst
8 13 (5.94%) Digital Analyst
9 11 (5.02%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.02%) Digital Business Analyst
9 11 (5.02%) Test Leader
10 10 (4.57%) Service Analyst
11 8 (3.65%) Finance Business Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Business Process Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (3.20%) Test Automation Manager
13 6 (2.74%) QA Tester
13 6 (2.74%) Software Tester
13 6 (2.74%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.85%) XML
2 8 (3.65%) Web Services
3 7 (3.20%) .NET
3 7 (3.20%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.28%) Middleware
5 3 (1.37%) RESTful
6 2 (0.91%) Angular 2
6 2 (0.91%) HTML
6 2 (0.91%) Java EE
6 2 (0.91%) Node.js
7 1 (0.46%) Ajax
7 1 (0.46%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.46%) HTML5
7 1 (0.46%) JMS
7 1 (0.46%) JSON
7 1 (0.46%) REST
7 1 (0.46%) SOAP
7 1 (0.46%) Spring
7 1 (0.46%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.87%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.57%) Management Information System
3 8 (3.65%) User Experience
4 5 (2.28%) Frameworx
4 5 (2.28%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.91%) Driving Licence
6 2 (0.91%) Semantic Web
6 2 (0.91%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.46%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.46%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.46%) EPoS
7 1 (0.46%) Fintech
7 1 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.46%) NHS
7 1 (0.46%) RIA
7 1 (0.46%) Smart Energy
7 1 (0.46%) Vector Graphics
7 1 (0.46%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 30 (13.70%) Windows
2 17 (7.76%) Unix
3 13 (5.94%) Linux
4 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.83%) Windows Vista
6 3 (1.37%) Android
6 3 (1.37%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.91%) Solaris
7 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.46%) AIX
8 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (30.14%) Test Scripting
3 51 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (21.46%) Software Testing
5 46 (21.00%) Business Analysis
6 44 (20.09%) SDLC
7 37 (16.89%) Waterfall
8 32 (14.61%) Test Strategy
9 31 (14.16%) User Stories
10 30 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (12.79%) Scrum
11 28 (12.79%) Test Automation
12 26 (11.87%) Functional Testing
13 25 (11.42%) ITIL
14 23 (10.50%) PRINCE2
15 20 (9.13%) Regression Testing
15 20 (9.13%) Test Management
16 19 (8.68%) Defect Management
16 19 (8.68%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (8.68%) UML
Programming Languages
1 67 (30.59%) SQL
2 24 (10.96%) Java
3 9 (4.11%) C#
3 9 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.11%) Python
4 7 (3.20%) F#
5 5 (2.28%) C
5 5 (2.28%) Groovy
6 2 (0.91%) C++
6 2 (0.91%) PHP
6 2 (0.91%) VB
6 2 (0.91%) VBA
7 1 (0.46%) Ruby
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (45.66%) ISTQB
2 69 (31.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 31 (14.16%) Security Cleared
4 25 (11.42%) SC Cleared
5 15 (6.85%) Degree
6 9 (4.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (1.83%) IIBA
8 4 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (1.37%) ACCA
9 3 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.37%) CBAP
9 3 (1.37%) CIMA
9 3 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.91%) HNC
11 1 (0.46%) AAT
11 1 (0.46%) CIPD
11 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.59%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) GDPR
3 3 (1.37%) PMO
4 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (3.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (1.83%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.91%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.37%) SCCM
3 3 (1.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.91%) Oozie
4 2 (0.91%) vRealize
5 1 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.46%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 35 (15.98%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.53%) Oracle
3 30 (13.70%) HP
4 13 (5.94%) VMware
5 11 (5.02%) SAP
6 5 (2.28%) Remedy
7 4 (1.83%) Intel Security
8 3 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.37%) webMethods
8 3 (1.37%) Workday
9 2 (0.91%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.91%) Compaq
9 2 (0.91%) Progress
9 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.91%) Saba
10 1 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
10 1 (0.46%) Citrix
10 1 (0.46%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.46%) Infor
10 1 (0.46%) Sage
Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £375 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 - £305 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negoiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago