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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 159 142 128
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 710 704 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.44% 1.50% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.00% 8.35% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 404 400
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £16.84 £34.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.48% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £32.04 £8.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.37 £34.00 £35.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
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
10145 8430 7981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.59% 18.00% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6019 4789 4217
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 355 559
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 29 December 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
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 29 December 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
(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
London -2 269 £375 -3.84% 40
South East -16 167 £350 - 32
South West -18 64 £360 -2.70% 17
East of England +28 59 £380 +8.57% 9
Yorkshire -8 55 £310 +3.33% 21
North West -30 36 £350 +14.75% 13
West Midlands -5 31 £314 -10.35% 17
East Midlands 0 17 £325 +1.56% 11
North East -19 11 £358 -6.68% 1
Midlands +2 2 £220 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

1 454 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 452 (32.71%) ISTQB
3 401 (29.02%) Finance
4 305 (22.07%) Software Testing
5 284 (20.55%) Business Analysis
6 278 (20.12%) SQL
7 247 (17.87%) Test Scripting
8 244 (17.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 243 (17.58%) QA
10 236 (17.08%) HP Quality Center
11 213 (15.41%) Project Management
12 212 (15.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 191 (13.82%) Microsoft
14 190 (13.75%) HP
15 176 (12.74%) Security Cleared
16 164 (11.87%) Scrum
17 156 (11.29%) Selenium
18 153 (11.07%) Degree
19 152 (11.00%) PRINCE2
20 149 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
21 146 (10.56%) Oracle
22 144 (10.42%) Waterfall
23 138 (9.99%) Java
24 134 (9.70%) SC Cleared
25 133 (9.62%) Test Management
26 132 (9.55%) MS Excel
27 128 (9.26%) JIRA
28 122 (8.83%) Test Automation
29 118 (8.54%) Test Strategy
29 118 (8.54%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 48 (3.47%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.74%) CMS
3 20 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 10 (0.72%) WebLogic
5 9 (0.65%) MQSeries
6 8 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (0.51%) Confluence
8 6 (0.43%) Lync
8 6 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 5 (0.36%) MS Project Server
10 4 (0.29%) IIS
10 4 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (0.22%) SAS
11 3 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
11 3 (0.22%) JBoss
11 3 (0.22%) Apache
11 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.14%) Drupal
12 2 (0.14%) Sonic ESB
12 2 (0.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 132 (9.55%) MS Excel
2 83 (6.01%) MS Office
3 48 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 43 (3.11%) MS Project
5 27 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.36%) Mingle
8 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 18 (1.30%) Summit
4 8 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.29%) Maximo
6 4 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.29%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.22%) Agresso
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.14%) Bond Adapt
8 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.14%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.51%) SaaS
2 3 (0.22%) Office 365
2 3 (0.22%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.072%) IaaS
4 1 (0.072%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.072%) PaaS
4 1 (0.072%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.23%) SAN
2 16 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.65%) WAN
3 9 (0.65%) Radio Access Network
4 8 (0.58%) LAN
4 8 (0.58%) Internet
5 6 (0.43%) DNS
5 6 (0.43%) HTTP
6 5 (0.36%) FTP
6 5 (0.36%) 3G
6 5 (0.36%) 2G
6 5 (0.36%) Intranet
7 4 (0.29%) ZigBee
7 4 (0.29%) Network Security
7 4 (0.29%) GSM
8 3 (0.22%) DHCP
8 3 (0.22%) GPRS
8 3 (0.22%) UMTS
8 3 (0.22%) LTE
8 3 (0.22%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
4 24 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 18 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.80%) DB2
8 10 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
9 9 (0.65%) MySQL
9 9 (0.65%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.51%) Big Data
11 6 (0.43%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
11 6 (0.43%) Data Mining
12 5 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.29%) Essbase
13 4 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 156 (11.29%) Selenium
2 128 (9.26%) JIRA
3 77 (5.57%) QuickTest Pro
4 76 (5.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (4.20%) Cucumber
6 44 (3.18%) LoadRunner
7 40 (2.89%) Visual Studio
8 37 (2.68%) WebDriver
9 30 (2.17%) SpecFlow
10 26 (1.88%) Jenkins
10 26 (1.88%) SoapUI
10 26 (1.88%) Git (software)
11 20 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.09%) JUnit
13 14 (1.01%) TestDirector
14 13 (0.94%) Subversion
15 12 (0.87%) Hudson
15 12 (0.87%) MSTest
16 11 (0.80%) Appium
16 11 (0.80%) JMeter
General
1 401 (29.02%) Finance
2 117 (8.47%) Banking
3 73 (5.28%) Telecoms
4 56 (4.05%) Retail
5 35 (2.53%) Legal
6 25 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.52%) Publishing
8 20 (1.45%) Marketing
9 16 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 16 (1.16%) Law
10 15 (1.09%) Automotive
11 11 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.72%) Electronics
13 8 (0.58%) Back Office
13 8 (0.58%) Advertising
13 8 (0.58%) Games
13 8 (0.58%) Local Government
14 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.43%) German Language
15 6 (0.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 764 (55.28%) Analyst
2 367 (26.56%) Business Analyst
3 352 (25.47%) Test Analyst
4 205 (14.83%) Tester
5 105 (7.60%) Test Manager
6 68 (4.92%) Test Engineer
6 68 (4.92%) Test Leader
7 65 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (4.20%) Project Manager
9 44 (3.18%) Automation Tester
10 34 (2.46%) Agile Test Analyst
11 32 (2.32%) Consultant
12 31 (2.24%) Developer
12 31 (2.24%) Senior Test Analyst
13 29 (2.10%) Architect
14 28 (2.03%) QA Analyst
14 28 (2.03%) Agile Business Analyst
15 27 (1.95%) Systems Analyst
15 27 (1.95%) Senior Business Analyst
16 23 (1.66%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (8.54%) .NET
2 80 (5.79%) XML
3 78 (5.64%) HTML
4 59 (4.27%) Web Services
5 43 (3.11%) ASP.NET
6 34 (2.46%) JSP
7 23 (1.66%) CSS
8 22 (1.59%) Middleware
9 21 (1.52%) SOAP
10 18 (1.30%) Gherkin
11 13 (0.94%) J2EE
12 12 (0.87%) REST
13 11 (0.80%) Flash
14 10 (0.72%) RESTful
14 10 (0.72%) WCF
14 10 (0.72%) .NET Framework
15 7 (0.51%) jQuery
16 5 (0.36%) WPF
16 5 (0.36%) JSON
16 5 (0.36%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 149 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 32 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 27 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.37%) Open Source
6 14 (1.01%) Client/Server
7 13 (0.94%) Fixed Income
8 12 (0.87%) Derivative
9 11 (0.80%) STB
9 11 (0.80%) MPEG
10 10 (0.72%) NHS
11 8 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 8 (0.58%) Mainframe
11 8 (0.58%) Digital Media
11 8 (0.58%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
12 7 (0.51%) PMI
13 6 (0.43%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.43%) DTV
13 6 (0.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 96 (6.95%) Windows
2 86 (6.22%) UNIX
3 52 (3.76%) Linux
4 34 (2.46%) Apple iOS
5 30 (2.17%) Android
6 18 (1.30%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.65%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (0.43%) Windows Phone
10 5 (0.36%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.22%) HPUX
11 3 (0.22%) SUSE
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.14%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.14%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.072%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 454 (32.85%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (22.07%) Software Testing
3 284 (20.55%) Business Analysis
4 247 (17.87%) Test Scripting
5 244 (17.66%) User Acceptance Testing
6 213 (15.41%) Project Management
7 164 (11.87%) Scrum
8 152 (11.00%) PRINCE2
9 144 (10.42%) Waterfall
10 133 (9.62%) Test Management
11 122 (8.83%) Test Automation
12 118 (8.54%) Test Strategy
13 112 (8.10%) Stakeholder Management
14 107 (7.74%) BDD
15 106 (7.67%) Manual Testing
16 105 (7.60%) Regression Testing
17 104 (7.53%) Automated Testing
18 97 (7.02%) ITIL
19 91 (6.58%) UML
20 90 (6.51%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 278 (20.12%) SQL
2 138 (9.99%) Java
3 83 (6.01%) JavaScript
4 80 (5.79%) C#
5 28 (2.03%) VB
5 28 (2.03%) Python
6 20 (1.45%) C
6 20 (1.45%) VBScript
7 19 (1.37%) Ruby
8 16 (1.16%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.94%) C++
9 13 (0.94%) Perl
9 13 (0.94%) PHP
10 11 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.65%) Bash Shell
11 9 (0.65%) VBA
12 8 (0.58%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.43%) Scala
13 6 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 452 (32.71%) ISTQB
2 212 (15.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 176 (12.74%) Security Cleared
4 153 (11.07%) Degree
5 134 (9.70%) SC Cleared
6 77 (5.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 42 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 33 (2.39%) DV Cleared
10 31 (2.24%) APMP
11 26 (1.88%) CBAP
11 26 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 19 (1.37%) IIBA
13 16 (1.16%) MCITP
13 16 (1.16%) HND
14 14 (1.01%) PMI Certification
15 13 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.58%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 243 (17.58%) QA
2 27 (1.95%) P3O
3 10 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.58%) SLA
4 8 (0.58%) ISO 14001
5 7 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.36%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.29%) COBIT
8 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.22%) TickIT
8 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) BS15000
9 2 (0.14%) BS7799
9 2 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.072%) FATCA
10 1 (0.072%) HL7
10 1 (0.072%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.43%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.22%) NDS
5 2 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.072%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 236 (17.08%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.29%) WebInspect
3 3 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.072%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.072%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.072%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.072%) Nessus
4 1 (0.072%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.072%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 191 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 190 (13.75%) HP
3 146 (10.56%) Oracle
4 65 (4.70%) SAP
5 32 (2.32%) Citrix
6 23 (1.66%) Cisco
7 21 (1.52%) IBM
8 19 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
8 19 (1.37%) Murex
9 12 (0.87%) VMware
10 9 (0.65%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.58%) Cognos
11 8 (0.58%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.51%) Open Text
12 7 (0.51%) Siebel
12 7 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.43%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.36%) Juniper
14 5 (0.36%) Hyperion
14 5 (0.36%) Informatica
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City, London
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Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Ideal Training
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Up to £300 per hour DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £375.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £420 per day for 2 months initially (will likely extend to 6 mon
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
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West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
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South Yorkshire
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
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Bournemouth
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Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
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