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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 189 127 153
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 578 809 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.68% 1.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.35% 8.70% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 542 341
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.63% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.70 £20.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.06 £66.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
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
9097 9302 7795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.78% 19.32% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5496 4195
Average daily rate £399 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 479 435
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -46 181 £400 - 64
South East -18 134 £348 +2.20% 30
North West -13 73 £400 - 22
South West -34 49 £388 +21.09% 21
Yorkshire -36 43 £330 +10.00% 19
West Midlands -7 38 £338 -6.25% 19
East of England -14 29 £330 -8.33% 7
North East -10 15 £553 +92.17% 5
East Midlands -14 14 £300 -5.13% 10
South Coast - 2 - -
Midlands -1 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 447 (36.46%) ISTQB
2 441 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (30.91%) Finance
4 283 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 257 (20.96%) SQL
6 235 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 232 (18.92%) Business Analysis
8 228 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 224 (18.27%) QA
10 217 (17.70%) Software Testing
11 184 (15.01%) Microsoft
12 166 (13.54%) HP
13 164 (13.38%) Waterfall
14 160 (13.05%) PRINCE2
15 158 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
16 153 (12.48%) Project Management
17 150 (12.23%) Security Cleared
18 137 (11.17%) Selenium
18 137 (11.17%) Test Strategy
19 131 (10.69%) Banking
19 131 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
20 129 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
21 126 (10.28%) Scrum
22 125 (10.20%) Oracle
22 125 (10.20%) Degree
23 124 (10.11%) ITIL
23 124 (10.11%) MS Excel
24 123 (10.03%) .NET
25 119 (9.71%) Test Management
26 118 (9.62%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (3.51%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.18%) CMS
3 11 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.73%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.49%) Documentum
6 5 (0.41%) ATG Dynamo
6 5 (0.41%) Confluence
7 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.24%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.24%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.24%) Apache
8 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.24%) IIS
9 2 (0.16%) Magnolia
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.16%) Liferay
9 2 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.16%) WebLogic Integration
9 2 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 124 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 74 (6.04%) MS Office
3 40 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.06%) MS Project
5 12 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.082%) Mingle
7 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.41%) Exstream
3 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Summit
5 3 (0.24%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.24%) Unica
5 3 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.16%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.16%) Agresso
6 2 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.16%) Maximo
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.16%) GitHub
4 2 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.22%) Internet
2 14 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.06%) HTTP
4 11 (0.90%) Intranet
4 11 (0.90%) SAN
5 10 (0.82%) LTE
5 10 (0.82%) GSM
5 10 (0.82%) UMTS
6 7 (0.57%) GPRS
6 7 (0.57%) VoIP
6 7 (0.57%) WAN
6 7 (0.57%) ATM
7 6 (0.49%) VoLTE
7 6 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
7 6 (0.49%) 3G
7 6 (0.49%) RTCP
7 6 (0.49%) RTP
7 6 (0.49%) CDMA
7 6 (0.49%) LDAP
7 6 (0.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.83%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (1.55%) Oracle Database
5 16 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
6 14 (1.14%) Data Mining
7 13 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.98%) DB2
9 11 (0.90%) SAP BW
10 9 (0.73%) DbVisualizer
11 8 (0.65%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.65%) MySQL
12 5 (0.41%) SAP BI
12 5 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.33%) Big Data
13 4 (0.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 137 (11.17%) Selenium
2 69 (5.63%) JIRA
3 59 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 51 (4.16%) Cucumber
5 48 (3.92%) WebDriver
6 43 (3.51%) QuickTest Pro
7 38 (3.10%) LoadRunner
8 34 (2.77%) Git (software)
9 28 (2.28%) SoapUI
10 19 (1.55%) Visual Studio
10 19 (1.55%) Appium
11 17 (1.39%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.31%) Eclipse
13 14 (1.14%) JUnit
14 13 (1.06%) Calabash
15 12 (0.98%) SpecFlow
15 12 (0.98%) JMeter
16 9 (0.73%) Toad
16 9 (0.73%) JBehave
16 9 (0.73%) FitNesse
General
1 379 (30.91%) Finance
2 131 (10.69%) Banking
3 90 (7.34%) Retail
4 65 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.28%) Legal
7 25 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 21 (1.71%) Retail Banking
9 20 (1.63%) Marketing
10 16 (1.31%) Local Government
11 15 (1.22%) General Ledger
12 13 (1.06%) Law
13 12 (0.98%) Billing
14 11 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.82%) Publishing
16 6 (0.49%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.41%) Advertising
17 5 (0.41%) Games
17 5 (0.41%) Back Office
17 5 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 696 (56.77%) Analyst
2 337 (27.49%) Test Analyst
3 332 (27.08%) Business Analyst
4 139 (11.34%) Tester
5 111 (9.05%) Test Manager
6 100 (8.16%) Test Leader
7 55 (4.49%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (3.02%) Project Manager
9 33 (2.69%) Developer
9 33 (2.69%) Test Engineer
10 32 (2.61%) Architect
10 32 (2.61%) Consultant
11 30 (2.45%) Test Specialist
12 28 (2.28%) Senior Test Analyst
13 26 (2.12%) QA Analyst
14 25 (2.04%) Agile Test Analyst
15 23 (1.88%) Solutions Architect
16 22 (1.79%) Senior Business Analyst
17 20 (1.63%) Automation Tester
18 18 (1.47%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (10.03%) .NET
2 81 (6.61%) XML
3 75 (6.12%) HTML
4 54 (4.40%) Web Services
5 50 (4.08%) ASP.NET
6 39 (3.18%) JSP
7 24 (1.96%) .NET Framework
8 21 (1.71%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.55%) SOAP
10 16 (1.31%) CSS
11 14 (1.14%) J2EE
12 10 (0.82%) Middleware
12 10 (0.82%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.82%) XML Messaging
13 9 (0.73%) Flash
14 6 (0.49%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.49%) RESTful
15 4 (0.33%) WCF
15 4 (0.33%) REST
15 4 (0.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 129 (10.52%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (4.40%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.28%) Computer Science
4 27 (2.20%) Mobile App
5 26 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 19 (1.55%) GIS
7 18 (1.47%) User Experience
7 18 (1.47%) Smart Meter
8 11 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 10 (0.82%) SWIFT
9 10 (0.82%) MPEG
9 10 (0.82%) STB
10 9 (0.73%) NHS
11 8 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.65%) Equities
11 8 (0.65%) Derivative
12 7 (0.57%) Credit Risk
12 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.49%) Data Integration
14 5 (0.41%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 96 (7.83%) UNIX
2 70 (5.71%) Windows
3 67 (5.46%) Linux
4 21 (1.71%) Android
5 19 (1.55%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.82%) Solaris
7 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.49%) AIX
9 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Phone
10 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.16%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.16%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.16%) HPUX
10 2 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.082%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.082%) bada
11 1 (0.082%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.082%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (35.97%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 235 (19.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 232 (18.92%) Business Analysis
5 217 (17.70%) Software Testing
6 164 (13.38%) Waterfall
7 160 (13.05%) PRINCE2
8 153 (12.48%) Project Management
9 137 (11.17%) Test Strategy
10 131 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 126 (10.28%) Scrum
12 124 (10.11%) ITIL
13 119 (9.71%) Test Management
14 116 (9.46%) Test Automation
15 100 (8.16%) Integration Testing
16 93 (7.59%) Migration
17 86 (7.01%) Manual Testing
18 84 (6.85%) SDLC
18 84 (6.85%) Automated Testing
19 83 (6.77%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 257 (20.96%) SQL
2 118 (9.62%) Java
3 79 (6.44%) JavaScript
4 61 (4.98%) C#
5 23 (1.88%) VB
5 23 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 19 (1.55%) Ruby
7 16 (1.31%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.22%) Python
9 14 (1.14%) VBScript
10 13 (1.06%) Shell Script
11 9 (0.73%) VB.NET
12 8 (0.65%) C++
13 7 (0.57%) Scala
14 6 (0.49%) C
14 6 (0.49%) PHP
14 6 (0.49%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.41%) Perl
15 5 (0.41%) Groovy
16 4 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 447 (36.46%) ISTQB
2 228 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 150 (12.23%) Security Cleared
4 125 (10.20%) Degree
5 111 (9.05%) SC Cleared
6 56 (4.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 50 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 26 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
9 25 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (1.96%) MCITP
11 22 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (1.71%) IIBA
13 20 (1.63%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.47%) CBAP
14 18 (1.47%) HND
15 14 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 12 (0.98%) APMP
17 11 (0.90%) PMI Certification
18 9 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 224 (18.27%) QA
2 17 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.22%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.57%) P3O
6 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
9 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.16%) SLA
10 1 (0.082%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.082%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.082%) Basel II
10 1 (0.082%) GAAP
10 1 (0.082%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.082%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.082%) HL7
10 1 (0.082%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.57%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.41%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.082%) Snort
5 1 (0.082%) NFS
5 1 (0.082%) UAG
Systems Management
1 158 (12.89%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.41%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.33%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.082%) Netcool
6 1 (0.082%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.082%) Control-M
6 1 (0.082%) Puppet
6 1 (0.082%) SCCM
6 1 (0.082%) SCOM
6 1 (0.082%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.082%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.082%) nmon
Vendors
1 184 (15.01%) Microsoft
2 166 (13.54%) HP
3 125 (10.20%) Oracle
4 67 (5.46%) SAP
5 27 (2.20%) IBM
6 23 (1.88%) Cisco
7 18 (1.47%) Citrix
8 17 (1.39%) Remedy
9 15 (1.22%) VMware
10 13 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (0.90%) Siebel
12 10 (0.82%) Sybase
13 9 (0.73%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
15 7 (0.57%) McAfee
16 6 (0.49%) Wall Street Systems
16 6 (0.49%) Ektron
16 6 (0.49%) ATG
17 5 (0.41%) CA
18 4 (0.33%) Hyperion
South East London
London & Partners
Rate: From £30,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
JM
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Rate: 200 - 300pd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £500 - £765 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Quadratek People Limited
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £1 - 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £275.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 3 days ago