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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 169 154 123
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -31
Contract jobs citing ISEB 658 688 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.25% 1.43% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 8.29% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 440 502
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 8
Average hourly rate £46.00 £20.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.39% -35.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £11.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.90 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+92.35% -42.34%
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
10295 8298 9479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.51% 17.20% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5729 4726 5014
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 373 555
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -17.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
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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 -39 207 £400 - 66
South East -32 136 £370 +5.71% 43
South West +6 81 £325 -16.12% 31
North West +1 54 £400 +33.33% 20
Yorkshire +17 45 £345 +38.00% 16
East of England -5 38 £345 -1.42% 13
North East -12 36 £379 +4.05% 4
West Midlands -17 35 £375 +14.50% 15
East Midlands +15 28 £255 -7.27% 13
Midlands - 4 £200 - 2
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 508 (35.28%) ISTQB
2 442 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
3 429 (29.79%) Finance
4 328 (22.78%) Software Testing
5 293 (20.35%) Business Analysis
5 293 (20.35%) SQL
6 275 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 257 (17.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 247 (17.15%) Test Scripting
9 236 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
10 230 (15.97%) QA
11 204 (14.17%) Security Cleared
12 203 (14.10%) Project Management
13 191 (13.26%) HP
14 190 (13.19%) PRINCE2
15 184 (12.78%) Microsoft
16 171 (11.88%) Oracle
16 171 (11.88%) SC Cleared
17 170 (11.81%) Degree
17 170 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
18 167 (11.60%) Scrum
19 164 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 147 (10.21%) Selenium
21 144 (10.00%) Test Management
22 136 (9.44%) Java
23 135 (9.38%) Test Strategy
24 133 (9.24%) Banking
25 126 (8.75%) ITIL
26 118 (8.19%) Test Automation
27 113 (7.85%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 34 (2.36%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.60%) CMS
3 18 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.18%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.76%) Drupal
5 11 (0.76%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.76%) MQSeries
6 10 (0.69%) Confluence
7 8 (0.56%) Apache
7 8 (0.56%) SAS
8 7 (0.49%) WebLogic Integration
9 6 (0.42%) MS Project Server
10 5 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.21%) Mule
12 2 (0.14%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 101 (7.01%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.79%) MS Office
3 62 (4.31%) MS Project
4 51 (3.54%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.21%) Mingle
8 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 12 (0.83%) Summit
4 11 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.35%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.28%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.28%) Agresso
7 4 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.21%) HFM
8 3 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.76%) Office 365
2 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.42%) SaaS
3 4 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.069%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.08%) Internet
2 22 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.97%) SAN
4 13 (0.90%) DNS
5 11 (0.76%) FTP
5 11 (0.76%) Firewall
6 10 (0.69%) HTTP
7 9 (0.63%) DVB
7 9 (0.63%) Wireshark
7 9 (0.63%) LTE
8 8 (0.56%) Radio Access Network
8 8 (0.56%) GSM
8 8 (0.56%) LAN
9 7 (0.49%) UMTS
9 7 (0.49%) WAN
9 7 (0.49%) GPRS
9 7 (0.49%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.49%) VLAN
9 7 (0.49%) 4G
9 7 (0.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 31 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 18 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.90%) DB2
9 10 (0.69%) DbVisualizer
10 9 (0.63%) Big Data
10 9 (0.63%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.56%) MS Access
11 8 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.49%) QlikView
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
13 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.42%) MySQL
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 147 (10.21%) Selenium
2 108 (7.50%) JIRA
3 94 (6.53%) QuickTest Pro
4 76 (5.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 51 (3.54%) WebDriver
6 48 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 48 (3.33%) LoadRunner
7 41 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 29 (2.01%) SpecFlow
9 26 (1.81%) TestDirector
10 24 (1.67%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.18%) JMeter
12 14 (0.97%) JUnit
12 14 (0.97%) JBehave
12 14 (0.97%) TestComplete
13 13 (0.90%) Rational Performance Tester
13 13 (0.90%) MSTest
14 12 (0.83%) Jenkins
14 12 (0.83%) Git (software)
15 11 (0.76%) Maven
General
1 429 (29.79%) Finance
2 133 (9.24%) Banking
3 92 (6.39%) Retail
4 83 (5.76%) Telecoms
5 30 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.08%) Marketing
6 26 (1.81%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.67%) Legal
8 20 (1.39%) Electronics
9 18 (1.25%) Publishing
10 15 (1.04%) Automotive
10 15 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.04%) Local Government
11 14 (0.97%) Back Office
12 13 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.83%) Billing
14 8 (0.56%) Law
15 5 (0.35%) Advertising
15 5 (0.35%) Front Office
15 5 (0.35%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 820 (56.94%) Analyst
2 417 (28.96%) Test Analyst
3 355 (24.65%) Business Analyst
4 187 (12.99%) Tester
5 111 (7.71%) Test Manager
6 88 (6.11%) Test Leader
7 67 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 65 (4.51%) Test Engineer
9 48 (3.33%) Project Manager
10 37 (2.57%) Agile Test Analyst
11 35 (2.43%) Automation Tester
11 35 (2.43%) QA Analyst
12 33 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
13 31 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
14 28 (1.94%) Agile Business Analyst
15 27 (1.88%) Systems Analyst
16 22 (1.53%) Consultant
17 20 (1.39%) QA Tester
18 19 (1.32%) Architect
19 18 (1.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (7.64%) .NET
2 85 (5.90%) XML
3 54 (3.75%) Web Services
4 45 (3.13%) HTML
5 34 (2.36%) SOAP
6 32 (2.22%) ASP.NET
7 25 (1.74%) REST
8 19 (1.32%) JSP
9 18 (1.25%) WCF
10 17 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 16 (1.11%) WPF
12 14 (0.97%) Flash
13 13 (0.90%) Middleware
14 11 (0.76%) J2EE
15 8 (0.56%) CSS
15 8 (0.56%) .NET Framework
16 6 (0.42%) XSLT
16 6 (0.42%) FpML
16 6 (0.42%) RESTful
17 5 (0.35%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 170 (11.81%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 58 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 36 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.74%) Open Source
6 20 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.25%) NHS
8 17 (1.18%) STB
9 16 (1.11%) MPEG
10 14 (0.97%) DTV
11 13 (0.90%) PMI
11 13 (0.90%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.90%) Video on Demand
12 12 (0.83%) IPTV
13 9 (0.63%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.56%) Social Network
14 8 (0.56%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.56%) GIS
14 8 (0.56%) Derivative
14 8 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.25%) Windows
2 81 (5.63%) UNIX
3 53 (3.68%) Linux
4 30 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 29 (2.01%) Android
6 20 (1.39%) Windows 7
7 14 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.49%) SUSE
9 7 (0.49%) HPUX
10 6 (0.42%) Windows XP
11 5 (0.35%) AIX
11 5 (0.35%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.28%) Solaris
12 4 (0.28%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.21%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.14%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.069%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (30.69%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (22.78%) Software Testing
3 293 (20.35%) Business Analysis
4 275 (19.10%) User Acceptance Testing
5 247 (17.15%) Test Scripting
6 203 (14.10%) Project Management
7 190 (13.19%) PRINCE2
8 167 (11.60%) Scrum
9 164 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 144 (10.00%) Test Management
11 135 (9.38%) Test Strategy
12 126 (8.75%) ITIL
13 118 (8.19%) Test Automation
14 113 (7.85%) BDD
15 107 (7.43%) Integration Testing
16 101 (7.01%) Automated Testing
16 101 (7.01%) Waterfall
17 88 (6.11%) User Stories
17 88 (6.11%) Regression Testing
18 80 (5.56%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 293 (20.35%) SQL
2 136 (9.44%) Java
3 106 (7.36%) C#
4 49 (3.40%) JavaScript
5 41 (2.85%) VB
6 27 (1.88%) Python
6 27 (1.88%) Ruby
7 25 (1.74%) VBScript
8 23 (1.60%) Perl
9 19 (1.32%) C++
9 19 (1.32%) C
10 16 (1.11%) T-SQL
11 14 (0.97%) PHP
12 10 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.56%) VBA
14 7 (0.49%) Tcl
14 7 (0.49%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.49%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 508 (35.28%) ISTQB
2 257 (17.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 204 (14.17%) Security Cleared
4 171 (11.88%) SC Cleared
5 170 (11.81%) Degree
6 101 (7.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 49 (3.40%) APMP
8 43 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (2.50%) CBAP
9 36 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 32 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 31 (2.15%) DV Cleared
12 28 (1.94%) PMI Certification
13 27 (1.88%) IIBA
14 19 (1.32%) PMP
15 16 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 12 (0.83%) MCITP
18 8 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (15.97%) QA
2 19 (1.32%) P3O
3 10 (0.69%) SLA
4 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 14001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) COBIT
6 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.21%) TickIT
6 3 (0.21%) EMIR
6 3 (0.21%) FATCA
7 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.14%) BS7799
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) BS15000
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.069%) WCAG
8 1 (0.069%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (0.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.49%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.42%) NDS
4 5 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.21%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.069%) NFS
8 1 (0.069%) Xen
Systems Management
1 236 (16.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.42%) SCCM
4 5 (0.35%) Netcool
4 5 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.28%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.21%) nmon
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.069%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.069%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.069%) Nessus
Vendors
1 191 (13.26%) HP
2 184 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 171 (11.88%) Oracle
4 87 (6.04%) SAP
5 28 (1.94%) Cisco
5 28 (1.94%) Citrix
6 21 (1.46%) IBM
7 16 (1.11%) Siebel
8 12 (0.83%) Murex
8 12 (0.83%) hybris
9 11 (0.76%) Open Text
9 11 (0.76%) PeopleSoft
9 11 (0.76%) TIBCO
10 10 (0.69%) Informatica
10 10 (0.69%) Remedy
10 10 (0.69%) ATG
11 9 (0.63%) VMware
11 9 (0.63%) JD Edwards
12 8 (0.56%) Hyperion
12 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £280 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £358.08 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Exeter
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Chelmsford
I4 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 8 days ago
Croydon
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 540 per day
Posted: 12 days ago