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 5 May 2016 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 217 191 127
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -64
Contract jobs citing ISEB 580 609 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.14% 1.20% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.41% 6.16% 8.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 382 567
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Median hourly rate £46.00 £29.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% +28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £42.06 £66.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.65 £19.94 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+93.80% -10.88%
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
10715 9880 9743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.04% 19.52% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6793 5661 5642
Median daily rate £410 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.14% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 479 495
Median hourly rate £26.25 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £49.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the England region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 202 £400 - 54
South East -29 152 £350 +7.69% 31
West Midlands +12 51 £335 -16.25% 21
South West -2 46 £358 -7.86% 17
North West -32 37 £344 -1.78% 25
Yorkshire -14 34 £350 +22.80% 21
East of England 0 22 £400 +9.58% 7
East Midlands +12 18 £376 +25.41% 2
North East -38 15 £350 -36.36% 1
Midlands - 4 £325 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 563 (46.41%) ISTQB
2 511 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
3 400 (32.98%) Finance
4 297 (24.48%) SQL
5 278 (22.92%) Test Scripting
6 255 (21.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 250 (20.61%) Software Testing
8 227 (18.71%) Business Analysis
9 203 (16.74%) Microsoft
10 199 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
11 178 (14.67%) Security Cleared
12 177 (14.59%) QA
13 168 (13.85%) PRINCE2
14 157 (12.94%) Selenium
15 156 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
16 150 (12.37%) HP
17 147 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
18 141 (11.62%) JIRA
19 137 (11.29%) Project Management
20 131 (10.80%) Java
21 127 (10.47%) Scrum
21 127 (10.47%) Degree
22 126 (10.39%) Test Automation
22 126 (10.39%) Waterfall
23 124 (10.22%) SDLC
23 124 (10.22%) Oracle
24 115 (9.48%) Test Management
25 109 (8.99%) Functional Testing
26 107 (8.82%) Integration Testing
27 105 (8.66%) SQL Server

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (4.45%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.80%) Confluence
3 13 (1.07%) JBoss
3 13 (1.07%) SAS
4 9 (0.74%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.66%) IIS
6 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.25%) ATG Dynamo
10 3 (0.25%) CMS
11 2 (0.16%) Apache
11 2 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.082%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.082%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.082%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 98 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 86 (7.09%) MS Office
3 32 (2.64%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.14%) MS Project
5 20 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.082%) Mingle
6 1 (0.082%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 14 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.49%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.25%) Magento
7 3 (0.25%) Maximo
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.25%) Sonata
7 3 (0.25%) Tercero
8 2 (0.16%) Aligne
8 2 (0.16%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.082%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.082%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.082%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.91%) SaaS
3 7 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.58%) IaaS
3 7 (0.58%) PaaS
4 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.16%) Office 365
5 2 (0.16%) Silverpop
5 2 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.07%) Internet
2 8 (0.66%) Skype
3 6 (0.49%) FTP
3 6 (0.49%) WAN
4 4 (0.33%) GSM
4 4 (0.33%) LAN
4 4 (0.33%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.33%) ZigBee
5 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.25%) HTTP
5 3 (0.25%) MVNO
5 3 (0.25%) Network Security
5 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.16%) Firewall
6 2 (0.16%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.16%) Intranet
6 2 (0.16%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.16%) SSH
6 2 (0.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.65%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.99%) MySQL
9 10 (0.82%) DB2
9 10 (0.82%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
10 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.58%) NonStop SQL
12 6 (0.49%) Big Data
12 6 (0.49%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.41%) Base SAS
13 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
14 4 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 157 (12.94%) Selenium
2 141 (11.62%) JIRA
3 95 (7.83%) Cucumber
4 76 (6.27%) HP UFT
5 66 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 61 (5.03%) WebDriver
7 39 (3.22%) Jenkins
7 39 (3.22%) LoadRunner
8 34 (2.80%) SpecFlow
9 33 (2.72%) SoapUI
10 30 (2.47%) Visual Studio
11 28 (2.31%) Toad
12 25 (2.06%) Git (software)
13 20 (1.65%) JMeter
14 18 (1.48%) Maven
15 15 (1.24%) Capybara
16 12 (0.99%) Ant
16 12 (0.99%) ERwin
17 11 (0.91%) JUnit
17 11 (0.91%) TestDirector
General
1 400 (32.98%) Finance
2 84 (6.92%) Banking
3 82 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 62 (5.11%) Retail
5 22 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.32%) Law
6 16 (1.32%) Legal
6 16 (1.32%) Marketing
6 16 (1.32%) Retail Banking
7 15 (1.24%) Games
8 13 (1.07%) Advertising
9 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.74%) Billing
10 9 (0.74%) Electronics
10 9 (0.74%) Publishing
11 7 (0.58%) Military
12 4 (0.33%) Back Office
13 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.25%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 771 (63.56%) Analyst
2 415 (34.21%) Test Analyst
3 306 (25.23%) Business Analyst
4 138 (11.38%) Tester
5 77 (6.35%) Test Manager
6 69 (5.69%) Test Engineer
7 55 (4.53%) Senior Analyst
8 52 (4.29%) Automation Test Analyst
9 50 (4.12%) Agile Test Analyst
9 50 (4.12%) SQL Analyst
9 50 (4.12%) Test Leader
10 38 (3.13%) Financial Analyst
11 35 (2.89%) Software Analyst
12 34 (2.80%) Agile Business Analyst
13 32 (2.64%) QA Analyst
14 31 (2.56%) IT Analyst
14 31 (2.56%) Lead Business Analyst
14 31 (2.56%) Software Test Analyst
15 30 (2.47%) Automation Tester
16 28 (2.31%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (7.09%) XML
2 82 (6.76%) .NET
3 46 (3.79%) HTML
4 40 (3.30%) Web Services
5 32 (2.64%) Gherkin
6 27 (2.23%) SOAP
7 22 (1.81%) REST
8 15 (1.24%) Spring
9 12 (0.99%) ASP.NET
10 11 (0.91%) CSS
10 11 (0.91%) Hibernate
10 11 (0.91%) MSMQ
10 11 (0.91%) RESTful
11 8 (0.66%) Ajax
11 8 (0.66%) Behat
11 8 (0.66%) Java EE
11 8 (0.66%) JMS
11 8 (0.66%) Middleware
11 8 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 27 (2.23%) Computer Science
4 22 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 17 (1.40%) NHS
6 15 (1.24%) PMI
7 13 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (0.99%) Mobile App
9 10 (0.82%) AS400
9 10 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 10 (0.82%) Smartcard
10 9 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (0.74%) Derivative
11 8 (0.66%) EPoS
11 8 (0.66%) IVR
12 7 (0.58%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.58%) Frameworx
12 7 (0.58%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.49%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.49%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 85 (7.01%) Windows
2 81 (6.68%) Unix
3 58 (4.78%) Linux
4 10 (0.82%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.66%) Android
5 8 (0.66%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.66%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.66%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.33%) Solaris
8 2 (0.16%) AIX
9 1 (0.082%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.082%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (42.13%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (22.92%) Test Scripting
3 250 (20.61%) Software Testing
4 227 (18.71%) Business Analysis
5 199 (16.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 168 (13.85%) PRINCE2
7 147 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 137 (11.29%) Project Management
9 127 (10.47%) Scrum
10 126 (10.39%) Test Automation
10 126 (10.39%) Waterfall
11 124 (10.22%) SDLC
12 115 (9.48%) Test Management
13 109 (8.99%) Functional Testing
14 107 (8.82%) Integration Testing
15 105 (8.66%) Regression Testing
16 103 (8.49%) Automated Testing
17 100 (8.24%) BDD
17 100 (8.24%) Defect Management
17 100 (8.24%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 297 (24.48%) SQL
2 131 (10.80%) Java
3 88 (7.25%) C#
4 51 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 43 (3.54%) Ruby
6 35 (2.89%) Python
7 26 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 23 (1.90%) VBScript
9 19 (1.57%) Bash Shell
9 19 (1.57%) VB
10 13 (1.07%) C++
11 12 (0.99%) Groovy
11 12 (0.99%) PHP
12 11 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.82%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.66%) Perl
15 6 (0.49%) Scala
16 5 (0.41%) C
16 5 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 563 (46.41%) ISTQB
2 255 (21.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 178 (14.67%) Security Cleared
4 127 (10.47%) Degree
5 97 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 54 (4.45%) DV Cleared
7 41 (3.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 33 (2.72%) PMI Certification
9 32 (2.64%) CBAP
10 27 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 21 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 18 (1.48%) PMP
13 15 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
13 15 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
14 13 (1.07%) IIBA
15 11 (0.91%) APMP
15 11 (0.91%) CISSP
15 11 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (14.59%) QA
2 17 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (0.99%) Data Quality
4 11 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.74%) SLA
5 9 (0.74%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) COBIT
7 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) CRD IV
8 2 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.16%) FATCA
8 2 (0.16%) GAAP
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) RMADS
9 1 (0.082%) EMIR
9 1 (0.082%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.082%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.33%) Firmware
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.16%) Varnish
8 1 (0.082%) Docker
Systems Management
1 156 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.49%) SCCM
3 3 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.25%) nmon
3 3 (0.25%) SCOM
3 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.16%) Nessus
5 1 (0.082%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.082%) Puppet
Vendors
1 203 (16.74%) Microsoft
2 150 (12.37%) HP
3 124 (10.22%) Oracle
4 40 (3.30%) SAP
5 39 (3.22%) IBM
6 37 (3.05%) Cognos
7 27 (2.23%) VMware
8 23 (1.90%) Informatica
9 16 (1.32%) Cisco
9 16 (1.32%) Rally
10 12 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.91%) Sybase
12 10 (0.82%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.82%) Pega
13 9 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.74%) Siebel
14 8 (0.66%) webMethods
15 7 (0.58%) Intel Security
16 6 (0.49%) Murex
17 5 (0.41%) BMC
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Surrey
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Gloucestershire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
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Rate: Unspecified Excellent Rates Available
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £270 - £295 per annum
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Egham, Surrey
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
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Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
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Connectus
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Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Warwickshire
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Berkshire
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Basingstoke
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IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
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People Source Consulting
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North West London
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Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
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Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
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Manchester
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