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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 161 144 123
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs citing ISEB 654 682 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.37% 1.49% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.37% 7.59% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 423 393
Average daily rate
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£368 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 9
Average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.24% -18.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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
10269 8982 7524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.56% 19.63% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6018 4901 4040
Average daily rate £400 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 425 458
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.69 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South East -1 197 £325 -7.93% 35
London -46 191 £385 +2.66% 71
Yorkshire +2 71 £325 +8.33% 30
South West -13 63 £475 +26.66% 16
North West +4 46 £400 +29.03% 17
East of England +13 31 £368 +5.37% 18
West Midlands -23 24 £330 -5.71% 14
East Midlands -4 21 £325 +1.56% 16
North East -1 8 £338 -23.33% 1
Midlands - - - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 485 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 451 (33.04%) ISTQB
3 407 (29.82%) Finance
4 284 (20.81%) Software Testing
5 263 (19.27%) Business Analysis
5 263 (19.27%) SQL
6 258 (18.90%) Test Scripting
7 244 (17.88%) User Acceptance Testing
8 234 (17.14%) QA
9 227 (16.63%) HP Quality Center
10 223 (16.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 209 (15.31%) Project Management
12 197 (14.43%) Microsoft
13 183 (13.41%) Waterfall
14 179 (13.11%) Security Cleared
15 177 (12.97%) HP
16 173 (12.67%) PRINCE2
17 159 (11.65%) Selenium
18 150 (10.99%) MS Excel
19 147 (10.77%) Scrum
20 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
21 142 (10.40%) Test Management
22 140 (10.26%) Degree
23 135 (9.89%) SC Cleared
24 133 (9.74%) Java
25 132 (9.67%) Banking
26 127 (9.30%) Test Automation
27 121 (8.86%) Oracle
28 118 (8.64%) Test Strategy
29 117 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 46 (3.37%) SharePoint
2 33 (2.42%) CMS
3 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (0.44%) Lync
5 6 (0.44%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.37%) MS Project Server
6 5 (0.37%) Confluence
7 4 (0.29%) IIS
7 4 (0.29%) SAS
8 3 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.22%) JBoss
8 3 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.22%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.22%) Liferay
8 3 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.15%) Documentum
9 2 (0.15%) LiveLink
Applications
1 150 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 75 (5.49%) MS Office
3 55 (4.03%) MS Visio
4 33 (2.42%) MS Project
5 23 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.37%) Mingle
8 1 (0.073%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 25 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (1.10%) Summit
4 9 (0.66%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.29%) Maximo
7 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.22%) SAP BCA
7 3 (0.22%) Agresso
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.22%) Exstream
8 2 (0.15%) Bond Adapt
8 2 (0.15%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.66%) SaaS
2 3 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.15%) GitHub
4 1 (0.073%) IaaS
4 1 (0.073%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.073%) PaaS
4 1 (0.073%) Office 365
4 1 (0.073%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.17%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.03%) SAN
3 13 (0.95%) HTTP
4 12 (0.88%) Internet
5 10 (0.73%) Intranet
5 10 (0.73%) Radio Access Network
6 9 (0.66%) WAN
7 8 (0.59%) LAN
8 7 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (0.44%) 3G
9 6 (0.44%) GSM
10 5 (0.37%) UMTS
10 5 (0.37%) 2G
11 4 (0.29%) ATM
11 4 (0.29%) GPRS
11 4 (0.29%) DNS
11 4 (0.29%) MVNO
11 4 (0.29%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.29%) Network Security
11 4 (0.29%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.52%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 34 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.32%) SAP BW
6 15 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 14 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.81%) MongoDB
9 11 (0.81%) MySQL
10 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
11 8 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.44%) Big Data
12 6 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.44%) DB2
13 5 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.29%) Essbase
14 4 (0.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 3 (0.22%) DbVisualizer
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 159 (11.65%) Selenium
2 116 (8.50%) JIRA
3 71 (5.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 69 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (5.05%) Cucumber
5 46 (3.37%) LoadRunner
6 41 (3.00%) WebDriver
7 39 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 28 (2.05%) Jenkins
9 27 (1.98%) SoapUI
9 27 (1.98%) Visual Studio
9 27 (1.98%) Eclipse
10 26 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 23 (1.68%) Appium
12 17 (1.25%) Calabash
13 13 (0.95%) Hudson
13 13 (0.95%) JMeter
14 12 (0.88%) JUnit
14 12 (0.88%) Subversion
15 11 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 407 (29.82%) Finance
2 132 (9.67%) Banking
3 75 (5.49%) Telecoms
4 73 (5.35%) Retail
5 34 (2.49%) Legal
6 29 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.47%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.47%) Marketing
8 18 (1.32%) Publishing
9 12 (0.88%) Law
9 12 (0.88%) Local Government
10 11 (0.81%) Retail Banking
10 11 (0.81%) Games
11 10 (0.73%) Billing
12 9 (0.66%) Advertising
13 8 (0.59%) Automotive
13 8 (0.59%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.44%) Electronics
14 6 (0.44%) German Language
15 5 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 745 (54.58%) Analyst
2 374 (27.40%) Business Analyst
3 340 (24.91%) Test Analyst
4 186 (13.63%) Tester
5 105 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 74 (5.42%) Test Leader
7 70 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 62 (4.54%) Test Engineer
9 53 (3.88%) Project Manager
10 47 (3.44%) Developer
11 45 (3.30%) Automation Tester
12 39 (2.86%) Consultant
13 38 (2.78%) Architect
14 36 (2.64%) Senior Test Analyst
15 28 (2.05%) Test Consultant
15 28 (2.05%) QA Analyst
16 26 (1.90%) Solutions Architect
17 25 (1.83%) Agile Test Analyst
17 25 (1.83%) Agile Business Analyst
18 24 (1.76%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.28%) .NET
2 83 (6.08%) HTML
3 82 (6.01%) XML
4 64 (4.69%) Web Services
5 40 (2.93%) ASP.NET
6 36 (2.64%) JSP
7 27 (1.98%) CSS
8 21 (1.54%) .NET Framework
9 20 (1.47%) Gherkin
10 19 (1.39%) Middleware
11 15 (1.10%) SOAP
12 9 (0.66%) RESTful
12 9 (0.66%) REST
13 8 (0.59%) WCF
13 8 (0.59%) MSMQ
14 7 (0.51%) jQuery
14 7 (0.51%) JSON
15 6 (0.44%) XML Messaging
16 5 (0.37%) FpML
16 5 (0.37%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (3.52%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.39%) Open Source
6 16 (1.17%) GIS
7 12 (0.88%) NHS
8 10 (0.73%) Fixed Income
8 10 (0.73%) Derivative
8 10 (0.73%) Digital Media
8 10 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.66%) User Experience
10 8 (0.59%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.59%) STB
10 8 (0.59%) Mainframe
11 7 (0.51%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.51%) MPEG
11 7 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.51%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 80 (5.86%) Windows
2 79 (5.79%) UNIX
3 72 (5.27%) Linux
4 33 (2.42%) Android
4 33 (2.42%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.59%) Windows XP
6 5 (0.37%) Solaris
6 5 (0.37%) Windows Phone
7 4 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.22%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.073%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.073%) bada
10 1 (0.073%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 485 (35.53%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (20.81%) Software Testing
3 263 (19.27%) Business Analysis
4 258 (18.90%) Test Scripting
5 244 (17.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 209 (15.31%) Project Management
7 183 (13.41%) Waterfall
8 173 (12.67%) PRINCE2
9 147 (10.77%) Scrum
10 142 (10.40%) Test Management
11 127 (9.30%) Test Automation
12 118 (8.64%) Test Strategy
13 117 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 110 (8.06%) ITIL
15 105 (7.69%) BDD
16 99 (7.25%) Regression Testing
17 96 (7.03%) Manual Testing
18 95 (6.96%) Automated Testing
19 93 (6.81%) TDD
20 89 (6.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 263 (19.27%) SQL
2 133 (9.74%) Java
3 89 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 59 (4.32%) C#
5 26 (1.90%) Python
5 26 (1.90%) Ruby
6 25 (1.83%) VB
7 17 (1.25%) C
8 15 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.03%) T-SQL
9 14 (1.03%) PHP
10 12 (0.88%) VBA
11 11 (0.81%) VBScript
12 10 (0.73%) C++
12 10 (0.73%) Scala
13 9 (0.66%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.59%) Groovy
14 8 (0.59%) Perl
15 6 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 451 (33.04%) ISTQB
2 223 (16.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 179 (13.11%) Security Cleared
4 140 (10.26%) Degree
5 135 (9.89%) SC Cleared
6 75 (5.49%) ISEB Practitioner
7 45 (3.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 34 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 34 (2.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 25 (1.83%) CBAP
10 23 (1.68%) HND
11 22 (1.61%) APMP
12 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (1.32%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (1.17%) MCITP
14 15 (1.10%) IIBA
15 12 (0.88%) PMI Certification
16 9 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.66%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (17.14%) QA
2 26 (1.90%) P3O
3 13 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.81%) ISO 9000
5 9 (0.66%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.51%) ISO 14001
8 6 (0.44%) Solvency II
8 6 (0.44%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.29%) SLA
10 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.15%) EMIR
12 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.073%) COREP
12 1 (0.073%) FINREP
12 1 (0.073%) PMBOK
12 1 (0.073%) FATCA
12 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 17799
12 1 (0.073%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 11 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.37%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.22%) NDS
4 2 (0.15%) XenApp
5 1 (0.073%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (0.073%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.073%) NFS
Systems Management
1 227 (16.63%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.15%) WebInspect
4 1 (0.073%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.073%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.073%) nmon
4 1 (0.073%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.073%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.073%) Netcool
4 1 (0.073%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.073%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.073%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.073%) Nessus
Vendors
1 197 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 177 (12.97%) HP
3 121 (8.86%) Oracle
4 76 (5.57%) SAP
5 27 (1.98%) Citrix
6 21 (1.54%) IBM
7 20 (1.47%) Cisco
8 19 (1.39%) PeopleSoft
8 19 (1.39%) Murex
9 14 (1.03%) VMware
10 10 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (0.73%) Siebel
11 8 (0.59%) Sybase
11 8 (0.59%) Business Objects
11 8 (0.59%) TIBCO
11 8 (0.59%) Bloomberg
11 8 (0.59%) Open Text
12 6 (0.44%) McAfee
12 6 (0.44%) Hyperion
13 5 (0.37%) Apple
Wiltshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Robert Walters
Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 - £315.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
Taunton
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Kingswood, Surrey, South East, United Kingdom
Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago