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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 181 138 158
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 643 766 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.27% 1.60% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 8.44% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 495 372
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £58.50 £23.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.68% +147.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.60 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.03 £66.85 £29.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
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
9449 9079 8041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.65% 18.96% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 5236 4338
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 410 459
Average hourly rate £22.20 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.84% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.10 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+13.92% -8.13%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -42 198 £413 +3.12% 59
South East -15 157 £350 +7.69% 40
North West -4 80 £398 +5.29% 19
South West -40 56 £375 +15.38% 11
West Midlands +20 49 £325 -13.33% 18
Yorkshire -29 40 £325 +5.69% 13
East of England -21 28 £330 -14.83% 16
North East -13 17 £550 +100.00% 3
East Midlands -18 10 £300 -7.69% 9
South Coast - 6 - -
Midlands -1 4 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 490 (37.49%) ISTQB
2 456 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (29.38%) Finance
4 293 (22.42%) Test Scripting
5 263 (20.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 262 (20.05%) SQL
7 255 (19.51%) Business Analysis
8 249 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 245 (18.75%) Software Testing
10 209 (15.99%) QA
11 190 (14.54%) PRINCE2
12 183 (14.00%) Microsoft
13 178 (13.62%) Security Cleared
14 168 (12.85%) HP
15 163 (12.47%) HP Quality Center
16 162 (12.39%) Waterfall
17 156 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
18 155 (11.86%) Project Management
19 148 (11.32%) Test Strategy
20 146 (11.17%) Oracle
21 145 (11.09%) Banking
22 141 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
23 133 (10.18%) Scrum
24 127 (9.72%) .NET
24 127 (9.72%) Test Automation
25 126 (9.64%) Test Management
26 125 (9.56%) Selenium
27 124 (9.49%) SC Cleared
28 121 (9.26%) Degree
29 120 (9.18%) ITIL

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (3.14%) CMS
2 37 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.61%) Confluence
5 7 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.46%) LiveLink
6 6 (0.46%) Documentum
6 6 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (0.38%) IIS
7 5 (0.38%) Apache
7 5 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
8 4 (0.31%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.31%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.23%) SAS
9 3 (0.23%) SugarCRM
9 3 (0.23%) Liferay
10 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Integration
10 2 (0.15%) JBoss
10 2 (0.15%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.077%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 118 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 69 (5.28%) MS Office
3 40 (3.06%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.61%) MS Project
5 10 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.38%) SPSS
7 1 (0.077%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.69%) Summit
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.31%) Exstream
6 4 (0.31%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.23%) SAP BCA
7 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.23%) Unica
8 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.15%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.31%) SaaS
2 3 (0.23%) Office 365
3 2 (0.15%) GitHub
3 2 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 13 (0.99%) Internet
3 12 (0.92%) GSM
4 11 (0.84%) HTTP
5 10 (0.77%) UMTS
5 10 (0.77%) ATM
5 10 (0.77%) LTE
6 9 (0.69%) VoIP
6 9 (0.69%) WAN
7 8 (0.61%) SAN
7 8 (0.61%) Firewall
8 7 (0.54%) Intranet
8 7 (0.54%) GPRS
9 6 (0.46%) LDAP
9 6 (0.46%) CDMA
9 6 (0.46%) RTCP
9 6 (0.46%) RTP
9 6 (0.46%) Wireless
9 6 (0.46%) VoLTE
10 5 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.44%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 22 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (0.99%) Data Mining
6 13 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (0.92%) MySQL
8 11 (0.84%) DB2
9 10 (0.77%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.54%) DbVisualizer
11 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.31%) Big Data
12 4 (0.31%) SAP BI
13 3 (0.23%) EDRMS
13 3 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.23%) MS Access
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 125 (9.56%) Selenium
2 72 (5.51%) JIRA
3 53 (4.06%) WebDriver
4 51 (3.90%) Cucumber
5 50 (3.83%) HP UFT
6 48 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (3.21%) LoadRunner
8 40 (3.06%) SoapUI
9 21 (1.61%) Git (software)
10 20 (1.53%) Visual Studio
11 19 (1.45%) JMeter
12 17 (1.30%) Appium
13 14 (1.07%) SpecFlow
13 14 (1.07%) JUnit
14 13 (0.99%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.92%) FitNesse
16 10 (0.77%) Calabash
17 7 (0.54%) Eclipse
17 7 (0.54%) Toad
17 7 (0.54%) PowerBuilder
General
1 384 (29.38%) Finance
2 145 (11.09%) Banking
3 98 (7.50%) Retail
4 71 (5.43%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.75%) Investment Banking
6 30 (2.30%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.91%) Legal
8 19 (1.45%) Retail Banking
8 19 (1.45%) Marketing
9 17 (1.30%) General Ledger
10 15 (1.15%) Local Government
10 15 (1.15%) Law
11 13 (0.99%) Billing
12 11 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
13 8 (0.61%) Automotive
14 7 (0.54%) Back Office
15 6 (0.46%) Publishing
16 5 (0.38%) Games
16 5 (0.38%) Electronics
16 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 767 (58.68%) Analyst
2 376 (28.77%) Test Analyst
3 366 (28.00%) Business Analyst
4 128 (9.79%) Test Manager
4 128 (9.79%) Tester
5 114 (8.72%) Test Leader
6 67 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
7 48 (3.67%) Project Manager
8 36 (2.75%) Architect
9 35 (2.68%) Senior Test Analyst
10 29 (2.22%) Agile Test Analyst
11 28 (2.14%) Solutions Architect
11 28 (2.14%) Consultant
12 27 (2.07%) Senior Business Analyst
13 26 (1.99%) Test Engineer
13 26 (1.99%) Test Specialist
14 25 (1.91%) QA Analyst
15 23 (1.76%) Developer
16 20 (1.53%) Agile Business Analyst
17 17 (1.30%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (9.72%) .NET
2 80 (6.12%) XML
3 58 (4.44%) HTML
4 46 (3.52%) Web Services
5 44 (3.37%) ASP.NET
6 33 (2.52%) JSP
6 33 (2.52%) SOAP
7 28 (2.14%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.45%) Gherkin
9 15 (1.15%) XML Messaging
10 14 (1.07%) CSS
11 13 (0.99%) J2EE
12 10 (0.77%) MSMQ
13 9 (0.69%) Middleware
14 8 (0.61%) REST
15 7 (0.54%) Flash
16 6 (0.46%) Spring
16 6 (0.46%) AngularJS
17 5 (0.38%) JSON
18 4 (0.31%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 156 (11.94%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 29 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 26 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.91%) GIS
6 20 (1.53%) User Experience
6 20 (1.53%) Data Centre
6 20 (1.53%) Smart Meter
7 17 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 14 (1.07%) SWIFT
9 13 (0.99%) Equities
10 12 (0.92%) Derivative
11 10 (0.77%) NHS
12 9 (0.69%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.69%) STB
12 9 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.61%) PKI
13 8 (0.61%) MPEG
14 7 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 103 (7.88%) UNIX
2 71 (5.43%) Windows
3 59 (4.51%) Linux
4 18 (1.38%) Android
5 15 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.92%) Solaris
7 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (0.69%) AIX
9 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) HPUX
11 2 (0.15%) SUSE
12 1 (0.077%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.077%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.077%) CentOS
12 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.077%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 456 (34.89%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (22.42%) Test Scripting
3 263 (20.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 255 (19.51%) Business Analysis
5 245 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 190 (14.54%) PRINCE2
7 162 (12.39%) Waterfall
8 155 (11.86%) Project Management
9 148 (11.32%) Test Strategy
10 141 (10.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 133 (10.18%) Scrum
12 127 (9.72%) Test Automation
13 126 (9.64%) Test Management
14 120 (9.18%) ITIL
15 116 (8.88%) Integration Testing
16 105 (8.03%) SDLC
17 92 (7.04%) Migration
17 92 (7.04%) Regression Testing
18 90 (6.89%) Manual Testing
19 88 (6.73%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 262 (20.05%) SQL
2 119 (9.10%) Java
3 73 (5.59%) C#
4 65 (4.97%) JavaScript
5 31 (2.37%) VB
6 22 (1.68%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.61%) Ruby
8 17 (1.30%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.22%) VBScript
10 15 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 14 (1.07%) Python
12 13 (0.99%) C
13 12 (0.92%) C++
14 9 (0.69%) PHP
14 9 (0.69%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.46%) Perl
17 4 (0.31%) VBA
17 4 (0.31%) Scala
17 4 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 490 (37.49%) ISTQB
2 249 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 178 (13.62%) Security Cleared
4 124 (9.49%) SC Cleared
5 121 (9.26%) Degree
6 75 (5.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 51 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 30 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 24 (1.84%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.76%) IIBA
10 23 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.61%) MCITP
13 20 (1.53%) CBAP
14 18 (1.38%) PMI Certification
15 16 (1.22%) PMP
16 12 (0.92%) APMP
17 11 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 209 (15.99%) QA
2 22 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.61%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.84%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.61%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.54%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.46%) P3O
8 5 (0.38%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.23%) MiFID
10 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.15%) SLA
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.077%) Basel II
11 1 (0.077%) GAAP
11 1 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.077%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.077%) FATCA
11 1 (0.077%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.077%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.077%) Squid
6 1 (0.077%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.077%) UAG
6 1 (0.077%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.077%) NFS
Systems Management
1 163 (12.47%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.31%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.077%) Netcool
6 1 (0.077%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.077%) SCCM
6 1 (0.077%) SCOM
6 1 (0.077%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.077%) nmon
6 1 (0.077%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.077%) Control-M
6 1 (0.077%) Puppet
Vendors
1 183 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 168 (12.85%) HP
3 146 (11.17%) Oracle
4 67 (5.13%) SAP
5 35 (2.68%) IBM
6 23 (1.76%) Cisco
7 19 (1.45%) Remedy
8 18 (1.38%) VMware
9 14 (1.07%) PeopleSoft
9 14 (1.07%) Citrix
10 12 (0.92%) McAfee
11 11 (0.84%) Siebel
11 11 (0.84%) Sybase
11 11 (0.84%) TIBCO
12 9 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
13 7 (0.54%) Murex
13 7 (0.54%) OpenText
14 6 (0.46%) Wall Street Systems
15 5 (0.38%) Splunk
15 5 (0.38%) ATG
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: Circa £40.000
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Code Red Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £265 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: 3 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day + Negotiable Depending on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
City Test Limited
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago