The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 142 161 123
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -38
Contract jobs citing ISEB 730 607 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.53% 1.33% 1.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.13% 7.49% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 367 477
Average daily rate
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£350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 11
Average hourly rate £57.00 £24.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -18.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £18.80 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £31.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+40.24% -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8979 8103 8878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.83% 17.81% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4392 4672
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 453 530
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.39 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%
ISEB
UK

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 10 July 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 +17 228 £400 -4.76% 82
South East +7 169 £330 -8.33% 53
South West +2 99 £325 -12.16% 28
North West +41 71 £375 +18.11% 16
East of England -14 52 £406 +16.10% 11
Yorkshire +2 51 £313 +21.83% 20
West Midlands -11 27 £375 +15.38% 13
East Midlands +10 22 £320 -5.88% 12
Midlands +12 6 £500 -
North East -18 5 £313 - 2
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

1 599 (38.72%) ISTQB
2 445 (28.77%) Finance
3 356 (23.01%) Software Testing
4 340 (21.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 326 (21.07%) Test Scripting
6 310 (20.04%) SQL
7 279 (18.03%) QA
8 260 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
9 252 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
10 245 (15.84%) Business Analysis
11 199 (12.86%) PRINCE2
12 194 (12.54%) Degree
13 193 (12.48%) Scrum
14 191 (12.35%) HP
15 190 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
16 182 (11.76%) Selenium
17 176 (11.38%) Microsoft
18 172 (11.12%) Project Management
18 172 (11.12%) Test Strategy
19 169 (10.92%) Java
20 168 (10.86%) Test Management
21 167 (10.80%) Banking
22 166 (10.73%) Security Cleared
23 165 (10.67%) Oracle
24 150 (9.70%) Retail
25 149 (9.63%) SC Cleared
26 143 (9.24%) Test Automation
26 143 (9.24%) BDD
27 138 (8.92%) E-Commerce
28 122 (7.89%) Automated Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 42 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 21 (1.36%) CMS
3 20 (1.29%) WebSphere
4 19 (1.23%) WebLogic
5 17 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
6 15 (0.97%) Apache
6 15 (0.97%) MQSeries
7 14 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 10 (0.65%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.65%) Drupal
9 10 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
11 7 (0.45%) IIS
11 7 (0.45%) SAS
11 7 (0.45%) Confluence
12 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.19%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.19%) Mule
13 2 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 107 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.78%) MS Office
3 57 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 46 (2.97%) MS Project
5 24 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.84%) Agresso
3 11 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 10 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
7 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
7 5 (0.32%) Summit
7 5 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
7 5 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
7 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
9 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
9 3 (0.19%) HFM
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.78%) SaaS
2 9 (0.58%) Office 365
2 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.39%) Internet
2 23 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.03%) DVB
3 16 (1.03%) Ethernet
4 14 (0.90%) HTTP
5 13 (0.84%) FTP
5 13 (0.84%) LAN
5 13 (0.84%) VLAN
6 12 (0.78%) DNS
7 11 (0.71%) SAN
7 11 (0.71%) WAN
8 9 (0.58%) VoIP
8 9 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.58%) Wireshark
8 9 (0.58%) LTE
8 9 (0.58%) Firewall
9 8 (0.52%) GSM
10 7 (0.45%) UMTS
10 7 (0.45%) GPRS
10 7 (0.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 54 (3.49%) Relational Database
3 33 (2.13%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.23%) DB2
5 17 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
5 17 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (0.97%) DbVisualizer
6 15 (0.97%) Big Data
7 14 (0.90%) MS Access
7 14 (0.90%) RDBMS
8 13 (0.84%) QlikView
9 11 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 11 (0.71%) Data Mining
10 10 (0.65%) MySQL
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.32%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 182 (11.76%) Selenium
2 116 (7.50%) JIRA
3 98 (6.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 80 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 80 (5.17%) WebDriver
5 76 (4.91%) Cucumber
6 47 (3.04%) LoadRunner
7 42 (2.71%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.13%) TestDirector
9 32 (2.07%) SpecFlow
10 30 (1.94%) SoapUI
11 23 (1.49%) JMeter
11 23 (1.49%) FitNesse
12 18 (1.16%) WinRunner
13 17 (1.10%) JBehave
14 13 (0.84%) Calabash
14 13 (0.84%) JUnit
15 12 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (0.78%) Rational Performance Tester
16 11 (0.71%) TestComplete
General
1 445 (28.77%) Finance
2 167 (10.80%) Banking
3 150 (9.70%) Retail
4 75 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 47 (3.04%) Investment Banking
6 32 (2.07%) Back Office
6 32 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 26 (1.68%) Legal
8 24 (1.55%) Marketing
9 22 (1.42%) Retail Banking
10 20 (1.29%) Games
11 18 (1.16%) Publishing
12 16 (1.03%) Billing
13 15 (0.97%) General Ledger
13 15 (0.97%) Automotive
13 15 (0.97%) Electronics
13 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.84%) Local Government
15 10 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 826 (53.39%) Analyst
2 443 (28.64%) Test Analyst
3 337 (21.78%) Business Analyst
4 218 (14.09%) Tester
5 148 (9.57%) Test Manager
6 124 (8.02%) Test Leader
7 91 (5.88%) Test Engineer
8 87 (5.62%) Senior Analyst
9 48 (3.10%) Senior Test Analyst
10 42 (2.71%) QA Analyst
11 37 (2.39%) Project Manager
12 36 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
12 36 (2.33%) Automation Tester
13 33 (2.13%) Developer
14 32 (2.07%) Agile Business Analyst
15 30 (1.94%) Agile Test Analyst
16 29 (1.87%) QA Engineer
17 28 (1.81%) QA Tester
18 22 (1.42%) Consultant
19 21 (1.36%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (6.40%) .NET
2 89 (5.75%) XML
3 75 (4.85%) Web Services
4 47 (3.04%) HTML
5 38 (2.46%) SOAP
6 31 (2.00%) REST
7 24 (1.55%) WCF
8 21 (1.36%) WPF
9 20 (1.29%) Gherkin
9 20 (1.29%) J2EE
10 19 (1.23%) Flash
11 15 (0.97%) ASP.NET
12 11 (0.71%) Middleware
13 9 (0.58%) CSS
13 9 (0.58%) XSLT
14 6 (0.39%) LAMP
14 6 (0.39%) Ajax
15 5 (0.32%) JSP
16 4 (0.26%) DHTML
16 4 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.17%) Computer Science
2 52 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.26%) Mobile App
4 30 (1.94%) Open Source
5 23 (1.49%) STB
6 20 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.16%) MPEG
8 16 (1.03%) NHS
8 16 (1.03%) Derivative
9 15 (0.97%) Video on Demand
10 14 (0.90%) IPTV
11 13 (0.84%) PMI
12 12 (0.78%) DTV
13 10 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 10 (0.65%) N-Tier
13 10 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 10 (0.65%) Clustering
14 9 (0.58%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.58%) Mathematics
14 9 (0.58%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 94 (6.08%) Windows
2 86 (5.56%) UNIX
3 69 (4.46%) Linux
4 35 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.87%) Android
6 24 (1.55%) Windows 7
7 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.65%) AIX
9 10 (0.65%) SUSE
9 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.58%) HPUX
11 6 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 5 (0.32%) Solaris
13 4 (0.26%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.19%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.065%) CentOS
15 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.065%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (23.01%) Software Testing
2 340 (21.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 326 (21.07%) Test Scripting
4 260 (16.81%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (15.84%) Business Analysis
6 199 (12.86%) PRINCE2
7 193 (12.48%) Scrum
8 190 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 172 (11.12%) Project Management
9 172 (11.12%) Test Strategy
10 168 (10.86%) Test Management
11 143 (9.24%) Test Automation
11 143 (9.24%) BDD
12 138 (8.92%) E-Commerce
13 122 (7.89%) Automated Testing
14 116 (7.50%) Integration Testing
15 113 (7.30%) ITIL
16 106 (6.85%) Waterfall
17 99 (6.40%) User Stories
18 93 (6.01%) UML
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.04%) SQL
2 169 (10.92%) Java
3 117 (7.56%) C#
4 56 (3.62%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.78%) Python
6 42 (2.71%) Ruby
7 39 (2.52%) VB
8 33 (2.13%) VBScript
9 25 (1.62%) Perl
10 23 (1.49%) PHP
11 22 (1.42%) C++
12 18 (1.16%) C
13 11 (0.71%) Tcl
14 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 9 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 8 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.45%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.39%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.32%) VBA
20 4 (0.26%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 599 (38.72%) ISTQB
2 194 (12.54%) Degree
3 166 (10.73%) Security Cleared
4 149 (9.63%) SC Cleared
5 106 (6.85%) ISEB Practitioner
6 47 (3.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 36 (2.33%) PMI Certification
7 36 (2.33%) APMP
8 29 (1.87%) CBAP
9 28 (1.81%) PMP
10 27 (1.75%) IIBA
11 24 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 23 (1.49%) DV Cleared
13 19 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.45%) MCITP
16 6 (0.39%) MCSE
17 5 (0.32%) HND
18 4 (0.26%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 279 (18.03%) QA
2 13 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.52%) P3O
3 8 (0.52%) EMIR
4 6 (0.39%) SLA
4 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.39%) FATCA
5 5 (0.32%) MiFID
5 5 (0.32%) TickIT
5 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.065%) BS25999
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.065%) WCAG
8 1 (0.065%) BS7799
System Software
1 10 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.45%) NDS
3 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.13%) XenApp
6 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.065%) Xen
7 1 (0.065%) NFS
7 1 (0.065%) HDFS
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 252 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 8 (0.52%) Netcool
5 6 (0.39%) SCCM
6 3 (0.19%) nmon
7 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.065%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.065%) Control-M
8 1 (0.065%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.065%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.065%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.065%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.065%) SCOM
Vendors
1 191 (12.35%) HP
2 176 (11.38%) Microsoft
3 165 (10.67%) Oracle
4 109 (7.05%) SAP
5 34 (2.20%) IBM
6 24 (1.55%) Citrix
7 21 (1.36%) Cisco
8 18 (1.16%) Business Objects
9 17 (1.10%) Siebel
9 17 (1.10%) hybris
10 16 (1.03%) Cognos
11 15 (0.97%) Informatica
12 11 (0.71%) JD Edwards
12 11 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.71%) Remedy
12 11 (0.71%) McAfee
12 11 (0.71%) ATG
13 10 (0.65%) Lotus
14 8 (0.52%) Veritas
15 7 (0.45%) Hyperion
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 per annum + negotiable DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 450 to 500 per day GBP
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110.00 - £125.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 to £300 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Andover, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £market rates per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £530.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Ageas 50
Rate: Up to £450 per day plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
QMS
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago