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 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK / England
Rank 199 192 171
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing ISEB 499 582 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.19% 1.24% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.72% 5.79% 6.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 409 394
Median daily rate £383 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +314.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-70.58% +806.66%

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
8730 10060 9619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.77% 21.37% 20.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5580 6339 5592
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £386 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 388 436
Median hourly rate £33.00 £35.55 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +61.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.53 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +86.66%

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 27 February 2017.

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 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -37 143 £400 -5.88% 47
South East +10 107 £375 +7.14% 32
South West +19 78 £400 -1.53% 18
North West +28 40 £340 +5.42% 15
West Midlands -2 36 £340 +1.87% 14
East of England -8 33 £425 +21.42% 8
East Midlands +3 24 £380 +15.15% 4
Yorkshire -6 17 £331 +10.41% 18
North East -8 13 £413 +3.12%
Midlands +4 5 £300 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 453 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 390 (41.23%) ISTQB
3 262 (27.70%) Finance
4 201 (21.25%) Business Analysis
5 193 (20.40%) Test Scripting
6 190 (20.08%) SQL
7 168 (17.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 167 (17.65%) PRINCE2
9 163 (17.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 159 (16.81%) Software Testing
11 145 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
12 141 (14.90%) JIRA
13 140 (14.80%) Selenium
14 138 (14.59%) QA
15 134 (14.16%) Scrum
16 129 (13.64%) Security Cleared
17 115 (12.16%) SDLC
18 113 (11.95%) Project Management
19 112 (11.84%) ITIL
20 110 (11.63%) Microsoft
21 108 (11.42%) BDD
22 106 (11.21%) Waterfall
23 105 (11.10%) Java
24 99 (10.47%) Degree
25 95 (10.04%) Oracle
26 93 (9.83%) Test Automation
27 87 (9.20%) Banking
28 86 (9.09%) Automated Testing
29 82 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
30 78 (8.25%) Functional Testing

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 52 (5.50%) Confluence
2 28 (2.96%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.48%) SAS
4 13 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.16%) CMS
6 9 (0.95%) IIS
6 9 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.42%) Apache
9 4 (0.42%) ATG Dynamo
9 4 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.11%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 51 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.86%) MS Office
3 39 (4.12%) MS Visio
4 25 (2.64%) MS Project
5 15 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.32%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.21%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.11%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 24 (2.54%) SaaS
2 16 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.06%) GitHub
4 5 (0.53%) IaaS
5 4 (0.42%) Office 365
6 3 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.21%) G Suite
7 2 (0.21%) Taleo
8 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (0.95%) Internet
2 7 (0.74%) Firewall
2 7 (0.74%) PuTTY
3 6 (0.63%) WinSCP
4 5 (0.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.53%) Network Security
4 5 (0.53%) SSH
5 4 (0.42%) LDAP
5 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.32%) 4G
6 3 (0.32%) DMZ
6 3 (0.32%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.21%) Intranet
7 2 (0.21%) LAN
7 2 (0.21%) WAN
7 2 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 1 (0.11%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.11%) HTTP
8 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (2.96%) SQL Server
3 16 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.48%) NonStop SQL
5 12 (1.27%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.85%) Big Data
6 8 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
7 6 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 141 (14.90%) JIRA
2 140 (14.80%) Selenium
3 61 (6.45%) Cucumber
4 42 (4.44%) HP UFT
5 40 (4.23%) Jenkins
6 39 (4.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (3.91%) WebDriver
8 35 (3.70%) SoapUI
9 30 (3.17%) LoadRunner
10 22 (2.33%) JMeter
10 22 (2.33%) TestRail
10 22 (2.33%) Visual Studio
11 20 (2.11%) Maven
12 19 (2.01%) Git (software)
13 15 (1.59%) Ant
13 15 (1.59%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (1.27%) Subversion
15 10 (1.06%) JBehave
15 10 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 262 (27.70%) Finance
2 87 (9.20%) Banking
3 61 (6.45%) Retail
4 30 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.90%) Marketing
6 17 (1.80%) Legal
6 17 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.48%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.85%) Electronics
8 8 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.63%) Automotive
9 6 (0.63%) Local Government
9 6 (0.63%) Publishing
10 5 (0.53%) Games
11 4 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.42%) Law
12 3 (0.32%) Billing
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 3 (0.32%) Military
12 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 492 (52.01%) Analyst
2 265 (28.01%) Business Analyst
3 189 (19.98%) Test Analyst
4 138 (14.59%) Tester
5 68 (7.19%) Test Manager
6 65 (6.87%) Test Leader
7 49 (5.18%) Test Engineer
8 39 (4.12%) Project Manager
9 38 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
10 31 (3.28%) Architect
10 31 (3.28%) Automation Tester
11 28 (2.96%) Financial Analyst
12 25 (2.64%) Automation Test Analyst
13 24 (2.54%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.22%) QA Tester
14 21 (2.22%) Senior Business Analyst
14 21 (2.22%) Software Tester
15 20 (2.11%) Developer
15 20 (2.11%) QA Analyst
15 20 (2.11%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.24%) XML
2 51 (5.39%) .NET
3 32 (3.38%) Web Services
4 18 (1.90%) Spring
5 17 (1.80%) Hibernate
5 17 (1.80%) J2EE
5 17 (1.80%) SOAP
6 15 (1.59%) RESTful
7 14 (1.48%) HTML
8 13 (1.37%) AngularJS
8 13 (1.37%) Gherkin
9 12 (1.27%) REST
10 10 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 10 (1.06%) JSON
11 9 (0.95%) CSS
12 8 (0.85%) Middleware
13 7 (0.74%) BlazeDS
13 7 (0.74%) Spring MVC
13 7 (0.74%) XSL
13 7 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 82 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (4.33%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 22 (2.33%) User Experience
5 21 (2.22%) Equities
6 15 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (1.59%) Hedge funds
7 14 (1.48%) CESG
7 14 (1.48%) CESG CLAS
7 14 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.48%) PMI
8 13 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.06%) NHS
10 9 (0.95%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.74%) Derivative
11 7 (0.74%) Fintech
11 7 (0.74%) Smart Meter
12 6 (0.63%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.53%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.53%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 68 (7.19%) Unix
2 48 (5.07%) Windows
3 42 (4.44%) Linux
4 9 (0.95%) Android
5 8 (0.85%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.74%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.53%) Solaris
8 5 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.42%) AIX
10 3 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (21.25%) Business Analysis
3 193 (20.40%) Test Scripting
4 167 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 163 (17.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 159 (16.81%) Software Testing
7 145 (15.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 134 (14.16%) Scrum
9 115 (12.16%) SDLC
10 113 (11.95%) Project Management
11 112 (11.84%) ITIL
12 108 (11.42%) BDD
13 106 (11.21%) Waterfall
14 93 (9.83%) Test Automation
15 86 (9.09%) Automated Testing
16 78 (8.25%) Functional Testing
16 78 (8.25%) Test Management
17 77 (8.14%) UML
18 72 (7.61%) Use Case
19 66 (6.98%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 190 (20.08%) SQL
2 105 (11.10%) Java
3 35 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 34 (3.59%) Python
5 26 (2.75%) C
5 26 (2.75%) C#
6 24 (2.54%) Ruby
7 19 (2.01%) PL/SQL
8 9 (0.95%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.95%) VB.NET
9 8 (0.85%) Groovy
9 8 (0.85%) Perl
10 7 (0.74%) ActionScript
10 7 (0.74%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.74%) VBScript
11 6 (0.63%) F#
11 6 (0.63%) PHP
12 4 (0.42%) C++
12 4 (0.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 390 (41.23%) ISTQB
2 168 (17.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 129 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 99 (10.47%) Degree
5 72 (7.61%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 39 (4.12%) CBAP
8 33 (3.49%) IIBA
9 25 (2.64%) CISSP
10 22 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 20 (2.11%) ISEB Practitioner
12 19 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 16 (1.69%) PMI Certification
14 14 (1.48%) CLAS
15 12 (1.27%) APMG
15 12 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
15 12 (1.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 11 (1.16%) CITP
17 10 (1.06%) Chartered Engineer
18 9 (0.95%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (14.59%) QA
2 22 (2.33%) PMO
3 16 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.48%) PCI DSS
5 11 (1.16%) MiFID
6 8 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.74%) SDET
8 6 (0.63%) GDPR
8 6 (0.63%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.53%) ISO 9000
9 5 (0.53%) SLA
10 4 (0.42%) SEPA
11 3 (0.32%) EMIR
11 3 (0.32%) P3O
12 2 (0.21%) Basel II
12 2 (0.21%) COBIT
12 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
13 1 (0.11%) TickIT
System Software
1 15 (1.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.42%) Snort
4 4 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.42%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.21%) Firmware
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (6.24%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (0.42%) Oozie
3 3 (0.32%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.32%) SCOM
4 2 (0.21%) Graphite
4 2 (0.21%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.11%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.11%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) QRadar
5 1 (0.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 110 (11.63%) Microsoft
2 95 (10.04%) Oracle
3 68 (7.19%) HP
4 23 (2.43%) SAP
5 22 (2.33%) Sybase
6 20 (2.11%) IBM
7 17 (1.80%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.27%) VMware
9 9 (0.95%) Adobe
10 7 (0.74%) Cloudera
10 7 (0.74%) Remedy
10 7 (0.74%) Teradata
11 6 (0.63%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.63%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.63%) Cisco
11 6 (0.63%) Fixnetix
11 6 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.53%) Sage
12 5 (0.53%) webMethods
13 4 (0.42%) ATG
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