The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 91 95 115
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 36 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.50% 1.41% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.61% 9.02% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 7
Average daily rate £350 £368 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £445 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
473 399 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 19.69% 15.67% 18.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 190 200
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £210 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 30
Average hourly rate £42.65 £19.50 £18.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.69% +5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.84 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.60 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the East of England region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the East of England region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the East of England region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +2 12 £275 -21.42% 4
Essex +7 9 £350 -
Bedfordshire +11 7 £245 -23.73% 2
Hertfordshire +4 6 £370 -18.45% 1
Suffolk +6 2 £550 +29.41% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (40.79%) ISTQB
3 29 (38.16%) SQL
4 27 (35.53%) Software Testing
5 26 (34.21%) Automated Testing
5 26 (34.21%) Finance
6 25 (32.89%) Defect Management
7 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 21 (27.63%) XML
8 21 (27.63%) Scrum
9 18 (23.68%) JIRA
9 18 (23.68%) QA
9 18 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 17 (22.37%) Web Services
11 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 16 (21.05%) SoapUI
12 15 (19.74%) Groovy
12 15 (19.74%) SOAP
13 14 (18.42%) Ant
13 14 (18.42%) Maven
13 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
14 12 (15.79%) Unix
14 12 (15.79%) WSDL
14 12 (15.79%) ETL
15 11 (14.47%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
15 11 (14.47%) Process Improvement
15 11 (14.47%) SDLC
16 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
16 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.95%) MS Office
4 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Maximo
2 1 (1.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (9.21%) DB2
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) JIRA
2 16 (21.05%) SoapUI
3 14 (18.42%) Ant
3 14 (18.42%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.42%) Maven
4 9 (11.84%) HP UFT
5 5 (6.58%) Bugzilla
5 5 (6.58%) FogBugz
6 4 (5.26%) TestDirector
7 2 (2.63%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.63%) Selenium
8 1 (1.32%) MSI
8 1 (1.32%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (34.21%) Finance
2 6 (7.89%) Advertising
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.95%) Retail
6 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (55.26%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) Business Analyst
4 16 (21.05%) Tester
5 11 (14.47%) Test Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (11.84%) Test Automation Engineer
7 8 (10.53%) UI Engineer
8 6 (7.89%) Automation Tester
9 5 (6.58%) Data Business Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (6.58%) Systems Test Engineer
10 4 (5.26%) Contracts Manager
10 4 (5.26%) Manual Test Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Project Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
10 4 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Agile Business Analyst
11 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (27.63%) XML
2 17 (22.37%) Web Services
3 15 (19.74%) SOAP
4 12 (15.79%) WSDL
5 7 (9.21%) HTML
5 7 (9.21%) RESTful
6 1 (1.32%) .NET
6 1 (1.32%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.26%) PMI
2 3 (3.95%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.63%) iPad
3 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.63%) Reference Data
3 2 (2.63%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.32%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.79%) Unix
2 7 (9.21%) Windows
3 2 (2.63%) Linux
3 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (59.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (35.53%) Software Testing
3 26 (34.21%) Automated Testing
4 25 (32.89%) Defect Management
5 21 (27.63%) Scrum
6 16 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 12 (15.79%) ETL
8 11 (14.47%) Manual Testing
8 11 (14.47%) Process Improvement
8 11 (14.47%) SDLC
9 10 (13.16%) Business Analysis
9 10 (13.16%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.84%) Functional Testing
11 8 (10.53%) Project Management
11 8 (10.53%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.53%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.53%) Web Testing
12 7 (9.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 7 (9.21%) Wealth Management
13 6 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) SQL
2 15 (19.74%) Groovy
3 1 (1.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (40.79%) ISTQB
2 18 (23.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (14.47%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.26%) PMI Certification
6 3 (3.95%) Degree
7 2 (2.63%) CCNA
7 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.32%) CBAP
8 1 (1.32%) IIBA
8 1 (1.32%) MCDST
8 1 (1.32%) MCSE
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.68%) QA
2 5 (6.58%) SLA
3 4 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.32%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.32%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) HP
3 4 (5.26%) LANDesk
3 4 (5.26%) Oracle
3 4 (5.26%) VMware
4 2 (2.63%) Citrix
5 1 (1.32%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.32%) Remedy
5 1 (1.32%) Sage
5 1 (1.32%) SAP