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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 187 116 142
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 602 872 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.73% 1.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.17% 8.87% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 584 366
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 7
Average hourly rate £23.94 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.40% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £16.70 £21.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.23 £66.80 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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
9754 9827 7988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.30% 19.54% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5608 5665 4295
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 492 444
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -65 191 £400 +5.26% 82
South East -18 162 £325 -6.13% 46
Yorkshire -21 60 £325 +1.16% 20
North West -22 59 £338 -11.18% 25
South West -38 47 £393 +20.76% 8
West Midlands -29 29 £400 - 10
East of England +2 28 £360 +8.18% 24
East Midlands -12 18 £310 +3.33% 14
North East -14 7 £338 +7.05% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 461 (36.04%) ISTQB
2 455 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (31.82%) Finance
4 276 (21.58%) Test Scripting
5 262 (20.48%) SQL
6 256 (20.02%) Business Analysis
7 237 (18.53%) Software Testing
8 233 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 224 (17.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 210 (16.42%) QA
11 204 (15.95%) Microsoft
12 182 (14.23%) Project Management
13 173 (13.53%) HP Quality Center
14 170 (13.29%) HP
15 167 (13.06%) Waterfall
16 155 (12.12%) PRINCE2
17 149 (11.65%) Security Cleared
18 146 (11.42%) MS Excel
19 138 (10.79%) Test Management
20 132 (10.32%) Selenium
20 132 (10.32%) Degree
20 132 (10.32%) Oracle
20 132 (10.32%) Banking
21 131 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
22 130 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
22 130 (10.16%) Scrum
23 124 (9.70%) .NET
24 120 (9.38%) Java
24 120 (9.38%) Test Automation
25 115 (8.99%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 34 (2.66%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.58%) CMS
3 14 (1.09%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.39%) ATG Dynamo
5 5 (0.39%) Tomcat
5 5 (0.39%) Confluence
6 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.23%) SugarCRM
7 3 (0.23%) Apache
7 3 (0.23%) Documentum
7 3 (0.23%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (0.23%) Lync
8 2 (0.16%) Magnolia
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.16%) Liferay
8 2 (0.16%) WebLogic Integration
8 2 (0.16%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.16%) SAS
8 2 (0.16%) IIS
Applications
1 146 (11.42%) MS Excel
2 74 (5.79%) MS Office
3 51 (3.99%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (1.17%) MS Project
6 8 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Mingle
8 1 (0.078%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) Summit
4 5 (0.39%) Exstream
4 5 (0.39%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.31%) Maximo
6 3 (0.23%) SAP BCA
6 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.16%) Agresso
7 2 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.16%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.86%) SaaS
2 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.23%) Office 365
4 2 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.16%) GitHub
5 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.078%) PaaS
5 1 (0.078%) IaaS
5 1 (0.078%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 13 (1.02%) SAN
2 13 (1.02%) HTTP
3 12 (0.94%) Internet
4 10 (0.78%) Intranet
5 9 (0.70%) GSM
5 9 (0.70%) UMTS
6 8 (0.63%) LTE
6 8 (0.63%) WAN
7 7 (0.55%) GPRS
7 7 (0.55%) VoIP
7 7 (0.55%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.47%) VoLTE
8 6 (0.47%) RTCP
8 6 (0.47%) RTP
8 6 (0.47%) CDMA
8 6 (0.47%) LDAP
8 6 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.47%) Wireless
9 5 (0.39%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.22%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.27%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.41%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.86%) SAP BW
9 8 (0.63%) Big Data
9 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.63%) DB2
10 6 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
10 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.39%) MySQL
11 5 (0.39%) SAP BI
11 5 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.31%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.31%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 132 (10.32%) Selenium
2 81 (6.33%) JIRA
3 63 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 44 (3.44%) QuickTest Pro
6 43 (3.36%) LoadRunner
7 38 (2.97%) WebDriver
8 37 (2.89%) Git (software)
9 25 (1.95%) Eclipse
10 24 (1.88%) SoapUI
10 24 (1.88%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.80%) Appium
12 18 (1.41%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.25%) SpecFlow
14 15 (1.17%) Calabash
15 11 (0.86%) JMeter
15 11 (0.86%) TestDirector
16 10 (0.78%) Subversion
17 9 (0.70%) JUnit
18 8 (0.63%) NeoLoad
General
1 407 (31.82%) Finance
2 132 (10.32%) Banking
3 93 (7.27%) Retail
4 72 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.74%) Investment Banking
6 27 (2.11%) Legal
7 24 (1.88%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.49%) Marketing
9 17 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 16 (1.25%) Law
11 15 (1.17%) Local Government
12 14 (1.09%) General Ledger
13 12 (0.94%) Billing
13 12 (0.94%) Publishing
14 11 (0.86%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.78%) Games
16 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.55%) Automotive
18 6 (0.47%) German Language
18 6 (0.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 746 (58.33%) Analyst
2 360 (28.15%) Business Analyst
3 357 (27.91%) Test Analyst
4 148 (11.57%) Tester
5 109 (8.52%) Test Manager
6 66 (5.16%) Test Leader
7 61 (4.77%) Senior Analyst
8 47 (3.67%) Test Engineer
9 43 (3.36%) Developer
10 41 (3.21%) Project Manager
11 38 (2.97%) Consultant
12 33 (2.58%) Architect
12 33 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
13 29 (2.27%) Agile Test Analyst
14 27 (2.11%) AWS Developer
14 27 (2.11%) Automation Tester
15 26 (2.03%) Test Specialist
16 24 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
17 23 (1.80%) QA Analyst
18 22 (1.72%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (9.70%) .NET
2 77 (6.02%) XML
2 77 (6.02%) HTML
3 61 (4.77%) Web Services
4 50 (3.91%) ASP.NET
5 41 (3.21%) JSP
6 23 (1.80%) .NET Framework
7 19 (1.49%) Gherkin
8 17 (1.33%) Middleware
9 15 (1.17%) CSS
9 15 (1.17%) SOAP
10 10 (0.78%) MSMQ
10 10 (0.78%) XML Messaging
11 8 (0.63%) J2EE
12 7 (0.55%) RESTful
13 6 (0.47%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.47%) WCF
13 6 (0.47%) Flash
14 4 (0.31%) REST
14 4 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 131 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 33 (2.58%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.49%) GIS
6 17 (1.33%) User Experience
7 14 (1.09%) Smart Meter
8 13 (1.02%) Derivative
8 13 (1.02%) Open Source
9 10 (0.78%) NHS
10 9 (0.70%) Equities
10 9 (0.70%) STB
10 9 (0.70%) MPEG
10 9 (0.70%) Data Integration
11 8 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (0.55%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.47%) Credit Risk
13 6 (0.47%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.51%) UNIX
2 74 (5.79%) Linux
3 69 (5.39%) Windows
4 26 (2.03%) Android
5 25 (1.95%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.70%) Solaris
7 8 (0.63%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.47%) AIX
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.23%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) HPUX
11 2 (0.16%) SUSE
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.078%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 276 (21.58%) Test Scripting
3 256 (20.02%) Business Analysis
4 237 (18.53%) Software Testing
5 233 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 182 (14.23%) Project Management
7 167 (13.06%) Waterfall
8 155 (12.12%) PRINCE2
9 138 (10.79%) Test Management
10 130 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 130 (10.16%) Scrum
11 120 (9.38%) Test Automation
12 115 (8.99%) Test Strategy
13 112 (8.76%) ITIL
14 87 (6.80%) CRM
15 85 (6.65%) Manual Testing
16 83 (6.49%) Migration
17 81 (6.33%) Regression Testing
18 80 (6.25%) BDD
19 79 (6.18%) UML
Programming Languages
1 262 (20.48%) SQL
2 120 (9.38%) Java
3 83 (6.49%) JavaScript
4 65 (5.08%) C#
5 25 (1.95%) Ruby
6 24 (1.88%) VB
7 22 (1.72%) PowerShell
7 22 (1.72%) Python
8 18 (1.41%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.09%) VBScript
10 13 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.70%) C
12 8 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.55%) VBA
13 7 (0.55%) Perl
13 7 (0.55%) Scala
14 6 (0.47%) C++
14 6 (0.47%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.39%) Groovy
15 5 (0.39%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 461 (36.04%) ISTQB
2 224 (17.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 149 (11.65%) Security Cleared
4 132 (10.32%) Degree
5 111 (8.68%) SC Cleared
6 57 (4.46%) ISEB Practitioner
7 48 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 25 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 24 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.88%) MCITP
11 21 (1.64%) HND
12 20 (1.56%) CBAP
13 19 (1.49%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.41%) IIBA
15 14 (1.09%) APMP
16 12 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (0.70%) PMI Certification
18 8 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 210 (16.42%) QA
2 19 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.17%) ISO 9000
3 15 (1.17%) P3O
4 13 (1.02%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.63%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.47%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.23%) SLA
9 2 (0.16%) EMIR
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.078%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.078%) Basel II
10 1 (0.078%) GAAP
10 1 (0.078%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.078%) HL7
System Software
1 16 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.55%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.39%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 4 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.16%) NDS
6 1 (0.078%) NFS
6 1 (0.078%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 173 (13.53%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.39%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.078%) Netcool
5 1 (0.078%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.078%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.078%) Control-M
5 1 (0.078%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.078%) Puppet
5 1 (0.078%) nmon
Vendors
1 204 (15.95%) Microsoft
2 170 (13.29%) HP
3 132 (10.32%) Oracle
4 69 (5.39%) SAP
5 29 (2.27%) IBM
6 24 (1.88%) Cisco
6 24 (1.88%) Citrix
7 18 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
7 18 (1.41%) VMware
8 14 (1.09%) Remedy
9 10 (0.78%) Siebel
9 10 (0.78%) Sybase
10 9 (0.70%) TIBCO
11 7 (0.55%) Murex
11 7 (0.55%) McAfee
11 7 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.55%) WorldPay
12 6 (0.47%) Ektron
12 6 (0.47%) Wall Street Systems
12 6 (0.47%) ATG
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Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
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