The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 170 156 118
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -38
Contract jobs citing ISEB 668 679 892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.28% 1.41% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 8.16% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 424 508
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £481 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 8
Average hourly rate £46.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.93 £11.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.10 £51.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -54.28%
ISEB
UK

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

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10011 8323 9416
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.16% 17.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5633 4713 4945
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 391 564
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in England

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in England

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in England

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in England

ISEB
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram in England

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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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
London -23 216 £400 - 61
South East -21 135 £350 - 66
South West -13 72 £330 -16.45% 21
North West +15 59 £374 +24.50% 23
Yorkshire +24 45 £345 +38.00% 15
East of England -5 42 £350 -0.07% 20
North East -13 36 £379 +5.87% 6
West Midlands -16 35 £375 +14.50% 15
East Midlands +13 30 £293 -12.35% 12
Midlands +2 4 £200 - 2
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 534 (36.55%) ISTQB
2 464 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (29.98%) Finance
4 323 (22.11%) Software Testing
5 299 (20.47%) SQL
6 290 (19.85%) Business Analysis
7 283 (19.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 276 (18.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 260 (17.80%) Test Scripting
10 236 (16.15%) QA
11 225 (15.40%) HP Quality Center
12 200 (13.69%) Project Management
13 193 (13.21%) Security Cleared
14 185 (12.66%) PRINCE2
15 181 (12.39%) Scrum
16 180 (12.32%) HP
16 180 (12.32%) Microsoft
17 179 (12.25%) Degree
18 176 (12.05%) Oracle
19 166 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
20 164 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
21 162 (11.09%) SC Cleared
22 157 (10.75%) Selenium
23 142 (9.72%) Test Management
24 136 (9.31%) Test Strategy
25 134 (9.17%) Java
26 124 (8.49%) Banking
27 122 (8.35%) ITIL
28 121 (8.28%) BDD
29 119 (8.15%) Test Automation

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 31 (2.12%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.51%) CMS
3 18 (1.23%) WebLogic
3 18 (1.23%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.82%) MQSeries
5 11 (0.75%) Drupal
5 11 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.68%) Confluence
7 8 (0.55%) SAS
7 8 (0.55%) Apache
8 7 (0.48%) WebLogic Integration
9 6 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.41%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.27%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.21%) Mule
12 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 102 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.79%) MS Office
3 62 (4.24%) MS Project
4 55 (3.76%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Mingle
8 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.41%) Summit
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.34%) TRIRIGA
6 5 (0.34%) Agresso
7 4 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.75%) Office 365
2 8 (0.55%) SaaS
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.33%) Internet
2 22 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.03%) SAN
4 14 (0.96%) DNS
5 11 (0.75%) DVB
5 11 (0.75%) FTP
5 11 (0.75%) Firewall
6 10 (0.68%) HTTP
7 9 (0.62%) Wireshark
7 9 (0.62%) LTE
7 9 (0.62%) LAN
8 8 (0.55%) WAN
8 8 (0.55%) GSM
9 7 (0.48%) Network Security
9 7 (0.48%) 4G
9 7 (0.48%) GPRS
9 7 (0.48%) UMTS
9 7 (0.48%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.48%) VLAN
10 6 (0.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 32 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (0.96%) DB2
9 11 (0.75%) Big Data
9 11 (0.75%) DbVisualizer
10 10 (0.68%) MS Access
11 9 (0.62%) Data Mining
12 8 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.55%) QlikView
12 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
15 4 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 157 (10.75%) Selenium
2 99 (6.78%) JIRA
3 83 (5.68%) QuickTest Pro
4 77 (5.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (3.97%) WebDriver
6 48 (3.29%) Cucumber
7 47 (3.22%) LoadRunner
8 42 (2.87%) Visual Studio
9 30 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 27 (1.85%) SoapUI
10 27 (1.85%) TestDirector
11 17 (1.16%) JMeter
12 15 (1.03%) TestComplete
12 15 (1.03%) JUnit
13 14 (0.96%) JBehave
14 13 (0.89%) MSTest
15 12 (0.82%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.82%) Rational Performance Tester
16 11 (0.75%) Git (software)
17 10 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 438 (29.98%) Finance
2 124 (8.49%) Banking
3 105 (7.19%) Retail
4 80 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 30 (2.05%) Marketing
7 25 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.71%) Legal
8 20 (1.37%) Electronics
9 19 (1.30%) Publishing
10 16 (1.10%) Local Government
11 15 (1.03%) Automotive
11 15 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 15 (1.03%) Back Office
12 13 (0.89%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.82%) Billing
14 8 (0.55%) Games
14 8 (0.55%) Law
15 7 (0.48%) General Ledger
16 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 840 (57.49%) Analyst
2 431 (29.50%) Test Analyst
3 360 (24.64%) Business Analyst
4 181 (12.39%) Tester
5 109 (7.46%) Test Manager
6 99 (6.78%) Test Leader
7 69 (4.72%) Senior Analyst
8 63 (4.31%) Test Engineer
9 48 (3.29%) Project Manager
10 37 (2.53%) Agile Test Analyst
11 35 (2.40%) Agile Business Analyst
11 35 (2.40%) Senior Test Analyst
12 34 (2.33%) QA Analyst
13 32 (2.19%) Senior Business Analyst
14 26 (1.78%) Automation Tester
15 23 (1.57%) Systems Analyst
16 21 (1.44%) QA Tester
16 21 (1.44%) Consultant
17 19 (1.30%) Software Test Analyst
17 19 (1.30%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (7.19%) .NET
2 85 (5.82%) XML
3 57 (3.90%) Web Services
4 44 (3.01%) HTML
5 34 (2.33%) SOAP
6 33 (2.26%) ASP.NET
7 26 (1.78%) REST
8 19 (1.30%) WCF
8 19 (1.30%) JSP
9 17 (1.16%) Gherkin
10 16 (1.10%) WPF
11 15 (1.03%) Flash
12 13 (0.89%) J2EE
13 12 (0.82%) Middleware
14 8 (0.55%) XSLT
15 5 (0.34%) FpML
15 5 (0.34%) CSS
16 4 (0.27%) RESTful
16 4 (0.27%) JSON
17 3 (0.21%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 166 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.79%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.92%) Open Source
6 20 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 19 (1.30%) STB
7 19 (1.30%) NHS
8 18 (1.23%) MPEG
9 14 (0.96%) DTV
9 14 (0.96%) PMI
10 13 (0.89%) Video on Demand
11 12 (0.82%) IPTV
12 9 (0.62%) GIS
13 8 (0.55%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.55%) N-Tier
13 8 (0.55%) User Experience
13 8 (0.55%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.55%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.55%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 93 (6.37%) Windows
2 90 (6.16%) UNIX
3 56 (3.83%) Linux
4 30 (2.05%) Apple iOS
4 30 (2.05%) Android
5 20 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 15 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.48%) HPUX
8 7 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.48%) SUSE
9 6 (0.41%) AIX
10 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.27%) Solaris
11 4 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.068%) CentOS
13 1 (0.068%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (31.76%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (22.11%) Software Testing
3 290 (19.85%) Business Analysis
4 283 (19.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 260 (17.80%) Test Scripting
6 200 (13.69%) Project Management
7 185 (12.66%) PRINCE2
8 181 (12.39%) Scrum
9 164 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 142 (9.72%) Test Management
11 136 (9.31%) Test Strategy
12 122 (8.35%) ITIL
13 121 (8.28%) BDD
14 119 (8.15%) Test Automation
15 108 (7.39%) Integration Testing
15 108 (7.39%) Waterfall
16 98 (6.71%) Automated Testing
17 91 (6.23%) Regression Testing
17 91 (6.23%) User Stories
18 90 (6.16%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 299 (20.47%) SQL
2 134 (9.17%) Java
3 111 (7.60%) C#
4 47 (3.22%) JavaScript
5 42 (2.87%) VB
6 29 (1.98%) Python
7 28 (1.92%) Ruby
8 27 (1.85%) VBScript
9 21 (1.44%) Perl
10 18 (1.23%) C
11 17 (1.16%) C++
12 16 (1.10%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.89%) PHP
14 10 (0.68%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 7 (0.48%) Tcl
16 7 (0.48%) VBA
16 7 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 7 (0.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 6 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 534 (36.55%) ISTQB
2 276 (18.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 193 (13.21%) Security Cleared
4 179 (12.25%) Degree
5 162 (11.09%) SC Cleared
6 96 (6.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 48 (3.29%) APMP
8 41 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 32 (2.19%) DV Cleared
11 30 (2.05%) CBAP
12 29 (1.98%) PMI Certification
13 28 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 26 (1.78%) IIBA
15 19 (1.30%) PMP
16 17 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 14 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
19 12 (0.82%) MCITP
20 7 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 236 (16.15%) QA
2 16 (1.10%) P3O
3 10 (0.68%) SLA
4 5 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.34%) EMIR
5 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.21%) MiFID
6 3 (0.21%) FATCA
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.21%) TickIT
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) BS7799
7 2 (0.14%) BS15000
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) HL7
8 1 (0.068%) WCAG
8 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 14 (0.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.48%) NDS
2 7 (0.48%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.21%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.068%) Xen
7 1 (0.068%) NFS
Systems Management
1 225 (15.40%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.41%) SCCM
4 5 (0.34%) Netcool
4 5 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.27%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.21%) nmon
7 1 (0.068%) SCOM
7 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.068%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.068%) Nessus
Vendors
1 180 (12.32%) HP
1 180 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 176 (12.05%) Oracle
3 89 (6.09%) SAP
4 30 (2.05%) Cisco
4 30 (2.05%) Citrix
5 22 (1.51%) IBM
6 16 (1.10%) Siebel
7 15 (1.03%) hybris
8 12 (0.82%) Informatica
9 11 (0.75%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
10 10 (0.68%) ATG
10 10 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.68%) Remedy
11 9 (0.62%) JD Edwards
11 9 (0.62%) VMware
12 8 (0.55%) Hyperion
12 8 (0.55%) McAfee
13 7 (0.48%) Business Objects
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