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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 157 160 120
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -40
Contract jobs citing ISEB 672 627 850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.35% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.51% 7.59% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 372 492
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 10
Average hourly rate £57.00 £20.80 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.03% -39.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.62 £11.00 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £26.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
8948 8264 9014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.67% 17.83% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5127 4489 4735
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 455 558
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 £13.25 £12.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -3 210 £400 -4.76% 73
South East +6 166 £341 -5.20% 47
South West -4 87 £325 -12.16% 26
East of England -7 55 £403 +15.19% 20
North West +18 49 £325 - 21
Yorkshire -7 48 £310 +18.09% 21
West Midlands -12 26 £400 +23.07% 18
East Midlands -1 19 £320 -5.88% 4
North East -20 8 £315 +0.80% 4
Midlands +10 5 £500 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 609 (39.21%) ISTQB
2 445 (28.65%) Finance
3 356 (22.92%) Software Testing
4 344 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 330 (21.25%) Test Scripting
6 323 (20.80%) SQL
7 321 (20.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 277 (17.84%) QA
9 252 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
10 251 (16.16%) Business Analysis
11 247 (15.90%) HP Quality Center
12 203 (13.07%) HP
13 198 (12.75%) Degree
14 193 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
15 192 (12.36%) PRINCE2
15 192 (12.36%) Scrum
16 180 (11.59%) Microsoft
17 178 (11.46%) Selenium
18 177 (11.40%) Security Cleared
19 175 (11.27%) Test Strategy
20 174 (11.20%) Oracle
21 172 (11.08%) Java
22 169 (10.88%) Project Management
23 164 (10.56%) Test Management
24 157 (10.11%) SC Cleared
25 143 (9.21%) Banking
26 142 (9.14%) Retail
27 140 (9.01%) BDD
28 138 (8.89%) Test Automation
29 136 (8.76%) E-Commerce

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 38 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.48%) WebSphere
3 20 (1.29%) CMS
3 20 (1.29%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.16%) MQSeries
5 16 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
6 14 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 13 (0.84%) MS Exchange
8 12 (0.77%) Apache
9 10 (0.64%) IBM Notes
9 10 (0.64%) Drupal
9 10 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (0.58%) WebLogic Integration
11 7 (0.45%) IIS
11 7 (0.45%) SAS
12 5 (0.32%) Confluence
13 3 (0.19%) Mule
13 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 106 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 73 (4.70%) MS Office
3 56 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 46 (2.96%) MS Project
5 23 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.064%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.84%) Agresso
3 11 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.39%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.39%) Summit
6 5 (0.32%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.32%) TRIRIGA
6 5 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.19%) HFM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.58%) SaaS
1 9 (0.58%) Office 365
2 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.064%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.38%) Internet
2 25 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 15 (0.97%) HTTP
3 15 (0.97%) Ethernet
3 15 (0.97%) DVB
4 14 (0.90%) FTP
4 14 (0.90%) DNS
5 13 (0.84%) LAN
5 13 (0.84%) VLAN
6 12 (0.77%) SAN
7 11 (0.71%) WAN
8 10 (0.64%) VoIP
8 10 (0.64%) Wireshark
8 10 (0.64%) Firewall
9 9 (0.58%) LTE
10 8 (0.52%) GSM
11 7 (0.45%) GPRS
11 7 (0.45%) UMTS
11 7 (0.45%) 4G
12 6 (0.39%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 57 (3.67%) Data Warehouse
3 52 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 34 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.35%) DB2
6 19 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 17 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.09%) DbVisualizer
8 16 (1.03%) Big Data
9 15 (0.97%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.90%) MS Access
11 13 (0.84%) QlikView
12 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.71%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.45%) MySQL
14 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
16 5 (0.32%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 178 (11.46%) Selenium
2 110 (7.08%) JIRA
3 99 (6.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 80 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 80 (5.15%) WebDriver
5 68 (4.38%) Cucumber
6 51 (3.28%) LoadRunner
7 40 (2.58%) Visual Studio
8 33 (2.12%) SoapUI
9 32 (2.06%) SpecFlow
10 31 (2.00%) TestDirector
11 24 (1.55%) JMeter
12 17 (1.09%) FitNesse
12 17 (1.09%) JBehave
13 15 (0.97%) WinRunner
14 14 (0.90%) JUnit
15 12 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (0.77%) Rational Performance Tester
16 11 (0.71%) TestComplete
17 10 (0.64%) Toad
General
1 445 (28.65%) Finance
2 143 (9.21%) Banking
3 142 (9.14%) Retail
4 78 (5.02%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 32 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.74%) Back Office
8 25 (1.61%) Legal
8 25 (1.61%) Marketing
9 20 (1.29%) Games
10 18 (1.16%) Electronics
10 18 (1.16%) Retail Banking
11 17 (1.09%) Publishing
12 16 (1.03%) Billing
13 14 (0.90%) Local Government
14 13 (0.84%) General Ledger
14 13 (0.84%) Automotive
14 13 (0.84%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.32%) Front Office
15 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 842 (54.22%) Analyst
2 448 (28.85%) Test Analyst
3 344 (22.15%) Business Analyst
4 222 (14.29%) Tester
5 136 (8.76%) Test Manager
6 124 (7.98%) Test Leader
7 91 (5.86%) Test Engineer
8 84 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
9 45 (2.90%) QA Analyst
10 44 (2.83%) Senior Test Analyst
11 42 (2.70%) Project Manager
12 37 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
13 34 (2.19%) Automation Tester
14 33 (2.12%) Agile Business Analyst
15 31 (2.00%) QA Engineer
16 30 (1.93%) Developer
17 29 (1.87%) Agile Test Analyst
18 27 (1.74%) QA Tester
19 22 (1.42%) Consultant
19 22 (1.42%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.57%) .NET
2 98 (6.31%) XML
3 76 (4.89%) Web Services
4 47 (3.03%) HTML
5 39 (2.51%) SOAP
6 30 (1.93%) REST
7 25 (1.61%) WCF
8 22 (1.42%) Gherkin
8 22 (1.42%) J2EE
8 22 (1.42%) Flash
9 21 (1.35%) WPF
10 20 (1.29%) ASP.NET
11 11 (0.71%) Middleware
12 9 (0.58%) CSS
12 9 (0.58%) JSP
12 9 (0.58%) XSLT
13 4 (0.26%) Cocoa
13 4 (0.26%) .NET Framework
13 4 (0.26%) MDX
13 4 (0.26%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 80 (5.15%) Computer Science
2 52 (3.35%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.25%) Mobile App
4 27 (1.74%) Open Source
5 22 (1.42%) STB
6 19 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.16%) MPEG
8 15 (0.97%) PMI
8 15 (0.97%) Video on Demand
9 14 (0.90%) NHS
9 14 (0.90%) IPTV
10 12 (0.77%) DTV
11 10 (0.64%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.64%) Derivative
12 9 (0.58%) Social Network
12 9 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.58%) Clustering
13 8 (0.52%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.52%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 101 (6.50%) Windows
2 95 (6.12%) UNIX
3 66 (4.25%) Linux
4 29 (1.87%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.80%) Android
6 27 (1.74%) Windows 7
7 16 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (0.90%) Windows XP
9 10 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.58%) SUSE
10 9 (0.58%) AIX
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 (0.064%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.064%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.064%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (22.92%) Software Testing
2 344 (22.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 330 (21.25%) Test Scripting
4 252 (16.23%) Agile Software Development
5 251 (16.16%) Business Analysis
6 193 (12.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 192 (12.36%) Scrum
7 192 (12.36%) PRINCE2
8 175 (11.27%) Test Strategy
9 169 (10.88%) Project Management
10 164 (10.56%) Test Management
11 140 (9.01%) BDD
12 138 (8.89%) Test Automation
13 136 (8.76%) E-Commerce
14 124 (7.98%) Automated Testing
15 121 (7.79%) Integration Testing
16 117 (7.53%) ITIL
17 104 (6.70%) Waterfall
18 92 (5.92%) User Stories
19 91 (5.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 323 (20.80%) SQL
2 172 (11.08%) Java
3 121 (7.79%) C#
4 56 (3.61%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.83%) VB
6 42 (2.70%) Python
7 39 (2.51%) Ruby
8 34 (2.19%) VBScript
9 26 (1.67%) Perl
10 22 (1.42%) C++
11 20 (1.29%) C
12 19 (1.22%) PHP
13 13 (0.84%) T-SQL
14 11 (0.71%) Tcl
15 9 (0.58%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 8 (0.52%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.45%) VB.NET
18 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.39%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 609 (39.21%) ISTQB
2 321 (20.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 198 (12.75%) Degree
4 177 (11.40%) Security Cleared
5 157 (10.11%) SC Cleared
6 107 (6.89%) ISEB Practitioner
7 47 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 38 (2.45%) PMI Certification
8 38 (2.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 36 (2.32%) APMP
10 28 (1.80%) CBAP
10 28 (1.80%) PMP
11 26 (1.67%) IIBA
11 26 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 26 (1.67%) DV Cleared
12 20 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 18 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (0.71%) MCITP
16 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 277 (17.84%) QA
2 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
3 8 (0.52%) P3O
4 7 (0.45%) EMIR
5 6 (0.39%) FATCA
5 6 (0.39%) SLA
5 6 (0.39%) TickIT
5 6 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 5 (0.32%) MiFID
6 5 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.26%) COBIT
8 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.064%) BS25999
9 1 (0.064%) WCAG
9 1 (0.064%) BS7799
9 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (0.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.45%) NDS
3 5 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (0.26%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) XenApp
5 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.064%) Xen
6 1 (0.064%) NFS
6 1 (0.064%) HDFS
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 247 (15.90%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (0.45%) SCCM
4 7 (0.45%) Netcool
5 3 (0.19%) nmon
6 2 (0.13%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.064%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.064%) Control-M
7 1 (0.064%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.064%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.064%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.064%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.064%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.064%) SCOM
Vendors
1 203 (13.07%) HP
2 180 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 174 (11.20%) Oracle
4 109 (7.02%) SAP
5 36 (2.32%) IBM
6 25 (1.61%) Citrix
7 24 (1.55%) Cisco
8 17 (1.09%) Siebel
9 16 (1.03%) hybris
10 15 (0.97%) Business Objects
10 15 (0.97%) Informatica
11 13 (0.84%) Cognos
12 11 (0.71%) JD Edwards
12 11 (0.71%) TIBCO
12 11 (0.71%) ATG
13 10 (0.64%) Remedy
13 10 (0.64%) McAfee
13 10 (0.64%) Lotus
14 8 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
15 7 (0.45%) Veritas
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