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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 212 188 146
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -42
Contract jobs citing ISEB 576 629 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.18% 1.24% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 6.57% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 420 529
Median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £23.00 £58.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.52% -60.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £147.20 £34.03 £69.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £19.94 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-26.40% -45.74%
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
10507 9572 9493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.59% 18.83% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6651 5664 5598
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 481 441
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.18 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +11 203 £400 -3.03% 42
South East -8 140 £389 +8.74% 26
West Midlands -19 49 £335 -0.74% 11
Yorkshire +2 41 £350 +7.69% 22
East of England +26 40 £373 +24.16% 13
South West -8 36 £325 -13.33% 12
North West -47 35 £338 -15.62% 18
East Midlands +12 18 £400 +33.33% 6
North East -61 8 £333 -39.54% 2
Midlands -3 4 £325 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 526 (44.58%) ISTQB
2 516 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
3 394 (33.39%) Finance
4 268 (22.71%) SQL
5 250 (21.19%) Software Testing
6 248 (21.02%) Test Scripting
6 248 (21.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 209 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 190 (16.10%) Business Analysis
9 186 (15.76%) Microsoft
10 185 (15.68%) Security Cleared
11 179 (15.17%) PRINCE2
12 170 (14.41%) Selenium
13 168 (14.24%) QA
14 153 (12.97%) Project Management
15 152 (12.88%) JIRA
16 150 (12.71%) SDLC
17 140 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
18 139 (11.78%) HP
19 135 (11.44%) Scrum
19 135 (11.44%) HP Quality Center
20 131 (11.10%) Integration Testing
21 130 (11.02%) Test Automation
22 123 (10.42%) Degree
22 123 (10.42%) Functional Testing
23 121 (10.25%) Java
24 120 (10.17%) SC Cleared
25 119 (10.08%) Waterfall
26 115 (9.75%) Regression Testing
27 114 (9.66%) Test Management

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 45 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.47%) Confluence
3 13 (1.10%) IIS
4 11 (0.93%) JBoss
4 11 (0.93%) SAS
5 9 (0.76%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.76%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (0.42%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.34%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.085%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.085%) ATG Dynamo
11 1 (0.085%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.085%) Documentum
11 1 (0.085%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.085%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.085%) Tomcat
Applications
1 88 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 84 (7.12%) MS Office
3 50 (4.24%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.95%) MS Project
5 18 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.25%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.085%) Mingle
7 1 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 13 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.51%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (0.34%) Magento
6 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.17%) Maximo
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.085%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.97%) SaaS
2 16 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.59%) IaaS
3 7 (0.59%) PaaS
4 6 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.25%) Office 365
7 2 (0.17%) GitHub
7 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.17%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.085%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.085%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.085%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.12%) Internet
2 6 (0.51%) WAN
3 5 (0.42%) Skype
4 4 (0.34%) Network Security
4 4 (0.34%) PuTTY
4 4 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.34%) VoIP
5 3 (0.25%) Firewall
5 3 (0.25%) GSM
5 3 (0.25%) HTTP
5 3 (0.25%) LAN
5 3 (0.25%) SSH
6 2 (0.17%) DNS
6 2 (0.17%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
6 2 (0.17%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.17%) MVNO
6 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (2.12%) NonStop SQL
4 15 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 10 (0.85%) MySQL
7 10 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (0.59%) DB2
9 6 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.42%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.34%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.34%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.25%) Big Data
12 3 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 170 (14.41%) Selenium
2 152 (12.88%) JIRA
3 86 (7.29%) Cucumber
4 71 (6.02%) WebDriver
5 58 (4.92%) HP UFT
5 58 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 39 (3.31%) SoapUI
7 32 (2.71%) LoadRunner
8 31 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 30 (2.54%) JMeter
9 30 (2.54%) SpecFlow
10 24 (2.03%) Visual Studio
11 23 (1.95%) Maven
12 21 (1.78%) Git (software)
13 20 (1.69%) Toad
14 16 (1.36%) Ant
15 15 (1.27%) JUnit
16 14 (1.19%) TestDirector
17 13 (1.10%) Hudson
17 13 (1.10%) jMock
General
1 394 (33.39%) Finance
2 96 (8.14%) Banking
3 71 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 64 (5.42%) Retail
5 19 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 17 (1.44%) Legal
7 16 (1.36%) Games
8 15 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.19%) Marketing
10 13 (1.10%) Advertising
11 11 (0.93%) Law
12 10 (0.85%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.68%) Electronics
13 8 (0.68%) Military
14 7 (0.59%) Billing
15 5 (0.42%) Automotive
15 5 (0.42%) Back Office
15 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.34%) Online Betting
17 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 706 (59.83%) Analyst
2 382 (32.37%) Test Analyst
3 289 (24.49%) Business Analyst
4 120 (10.17%) Tester
5 92 (7.80%) Test Manager
6 65 (5.51%) Test Leader
7 64 (5.42%) Test Engineer
8 54 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
9 47 (3.98%) Automation Test Analyst
10 43 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
11 38 (3.22%) QA Analyst
12 37 (3.14%) SQL Analyst
13 36 (3.05%) Project Manager
14 34 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
15 30 (2.54%) Software Analyst
16 29 (2.46%) Agile Business Analyst
17 28 (2.37%) Automation Tester
17 28 (2.37%) QA Test Analyst
18 27 (2.29%) Senior Test Analyst
19 26 (2.20%) Banking Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (7.12%) XML
2 71 (6.02%) .NET
3 44 (3.73%) HTML
4 42 (3.56%) Web Services
5 29 (2.46%) SOAP
6 22 (1.86%) REST
7 19 (1.61%) Spring
8 18 (1.53%) Gherkin
9 14 (1.19%) Hibernate
10 13 (1.10%) Ajax
10 13 (1.10%) Java EE
10 13 (1.10%) JMS
10 13 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
11 12 (1.02%) ASP.NET
12 10 (0.85%) Behat
12 10 (0.85%) RESTful
13 9 (0.76%) CSS
13 9 (0.76%) FpML
14 8 (0.68%) MSMQ
15 5 (0.42%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.53%) CESG
5 18 (1.53%) CESG CLAS
6 15 (1.27%) PMI
7 13 (1.10%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 12 (1.02%) Mobile App
9 9 (0.76%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.76%) Derivative
9 9 (0.76%) SWIFT
10 8 (0.68%) AS400
10 8 (0.68%) Credit Risk
10 8 (0.68%) Smartcard
10 8 (0.68%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.59%) EPoS
11 7 (0.59%) Reference Data
11 7 (0.59%) STB
Operating Systems
1 74 (6.27%) Unix
2 69 (5.85%) Windows
3 48 (4.07%) Linux
4 17 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.76%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.34%) Android
8 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.25%) AIX
10 2 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.085%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 516 (43.73%) Agile Software Development
2 250 (21.19%) Software Testing
3 248 (21.02%) Test Scripting
4 209 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 190 (16.10%) Business Analysis
6 179 (15.17%) PRINCE2
7 153 (12.97%) Project Management
8 150 (12.71%) SDLC
9 140 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 135 (11.44%) Scrum
11 131 (11.10%) Integration Testing
12 130 (11.02%) Test Automation
13 123 (10.42%) Functional Testing
14 119 (10.08%) Waterfall
15 115 (9.75%) Regression Testing
16 114 (9.66%) Test Management
16 114 (9.66%) Test Strategy
17 101 (8.56%) ITIL
18 97 (8.22%) BDD
18 97 (8.22%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 268 (22.71%) SQL
2 121 (10.25%) Java
3 69 (5.85%) C#
4 43 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 34 (2.88%) Python
5 34 (2.88%) Ruby
6 22 (1.86%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.86%) VBScript
7 17 (1.44%) Groovy
8 14 (1.19%) PHP
9 12 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.02%) C++
10 9 (0.76%) PowerShell
10 9 (0.76%) VB
11 6 (0.51%) Scala
11 6 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.42%) C
12 5 (0.42%) Perl
13 4 (0.34%) VBA
14 3 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 526 (44.58%) ISTQB
2 248 (21.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 185 (15.68%) Security Cleared
4 123 (10.42%) Degree
5 120 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 53 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 43 (3.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 40 (3.39%) PMI Certification
9 29 (2.46%) CISSP
10 27 (2.29%) CLAS
11 25 (2.12%) PMP
12 22 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 18 (1.53%) CBAP
13 18 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 16 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (1.19%) IIBA
16 12 (1.02%) APMP
17 11 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
17 11 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
18 10 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (14.24%) QA
2 28 (2.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.85%) SLA
4 9 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.42%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
9 2 (0.17%) GAAP
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.17%) RMADS
10 1 (0.085%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.085%) EMIR
10 1 (0.085%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.085%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.68%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.51%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.42%) Docker
4 5 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.25%) Firmware
5 3 (0.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.085%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 135 (11.44%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.51%) SCCM
3 5 (0.42%) SCOM
4 4 (0.34%) Nagios
5 3 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.085%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.085%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.085%) Nessus
6 1 (0.085%) Puppet
Vendors
1 186 (15.76%) Microsoft
2 139 (11.78%) HP
3 107 (9.07%) Oracle
4 51 (4.32%) SAP
5 35 (2.97%) IBM
6 29 (2.46%) VMware
7 28 (2.37%) Cognos
8 22 (1.86%) Rally
9 21 (1.78%) Atlassian
10 18 (1.53%) Informatica
11 15 (1.27%) Cisco
12 14 (1.19%) Reuters
13 12 (1.02%) Pega
14 11 (0.93%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.85%) webMethods
16 9 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.68%) CheckPoint
17 8 (0.68%) Sybase
18 7 (0.59%) Intel Security
18 7 (0.59%) NetSuite
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