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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 221 170 177
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 551 746 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.12% 1.41% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 7.19% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 524 444
Median daily rate £388 £350 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £498 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 7
Median hourly rate £33.41 £13.81 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.88% -69.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £13.81 £30.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.90 £31.70 £57.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £13.81 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+7.53% -56.23%
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
10049 10372 10287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.44% 19.66% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6215 6318 5726
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £259 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 497 431
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.71 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -10 203 £450 +5.88% 23
South East -34 105 £375 +3.44% 18
West Midlands -7 73 £350 +16.66% 22
South West -27 45 £363 -3.33% 16
North West -17 38 £325 -13.67% 11
Yorkshire -21 32 £328 +0.92% 14
East Midlands +5 27 £319 -4.85% 3
East of England -8 24 £415 +27.69% 15
North East -46 4 £375 +11.94%
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 496 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (39.72%) ISTQB
3 345 (30.45%) Finance
4 227 (20.04%) Business Analysis
5 221 (19.51%) Test Scripting
6 197 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 197 (17.39%) Software Testing
7 195 (17.21%) PRINCE2
8 192 (16.95%) Security Cleared
9 187 (16.50%) SQL
10 181 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 179 (15.80%) Selenium
12 175 (15.45%) SDLC
13 166 (14.65%) JIRA
14 165 (14.56%) Project Management
15 164 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
16 160 (14.12%) QA
17 147 (12.97%) Degree
18 139 (12.27%) Scrum
19 137 (12.09%) Java
20 134 (11.83%) Test Automation
21 132 (11.65%) Microsoft
22 127 (11.21%) ITIL
23 117 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
24 116 (10.24%) Functional Testing
25 114 (10.06%) SC Cleared
26 111 (9.80%) Banking
27 107 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
28 106 (9.36%) Regression Testing
29 105 (9.27%) Waterfall

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 39 (3.44%) Confluence
2 25 (2.21%) SharePoint
3 15 (1.32%) IIS
4 9 (0.79%) CMS
5 8 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 7 (0.62%) SAS
7 5 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.44%) MS Exchange
7 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.35%) Apache
8 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.35%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.18%) Documentum
9 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.088%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.088%) JBoss
Applications
1 83 (7.33%) MS Excel
2 67 (5.91%) MS Office
3 57 (5.03%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.47%) MS Project
5 25 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.35%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.088%) Mingle
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.53%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.44%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.35%) Magento
6 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.26%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.18%) Maximo
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.18%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.088%) Sonata
8 1 (0.088%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 54 (4.77%) SaaS
2 14 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.53%) GitHub
5 5 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.26%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.18%) IaaS
7 2 (0.18%) PaaS
8 1 (0.088%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.088%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.088%) Office 365
8 1 (0.088%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.94%) Internet
2 12 (1.06%) WAN
3 10 (0.88%) Wireshark
4 9 (0.79%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.71%) HTTP
6 6 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 5 (0.44%) FTP
7 5 (0.44%) Network Security
8 4 (0.35%) Firewall
8 4 (0.35%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.35%) LAN
8 4 (0.35%) PuTTY
9 3 (0.26%) 4G
9 3 (0.26%) LDAP
10 2 (0.18%) DNS
10 2 (0.18%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (0.18%) SAN
10 2 (0.18%) Skype
10 2 (0.18%) SSH
10 2 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 42 (3.71%) NonStop SQL
3 28 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database
5 7 (0.62%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.53%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.44%) Big Data
7 5 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.26%) MS Access
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.18%) DB2
10 2 (0.18%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.18%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 179 (15.80%) Selenium
2 166 (14.65%) JIRA
3 81 (7.15%) WebDriver
4 69 (6.09%) Cucumber
5 48 (4.24%) HP UFT
5 48 (4.24%) Jenkins
5 48 (4.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 41 (3.62%) JMeter
7 39 (3.44%) SoapUI
8 38 (3.35%) Maven
9 36 (3.18%) Visual Studio
10 29 (2.56%) SpecFlow
11 22 (1.94%) LoadRunner
12 21 (1.85%) Ant
13 20 (1.77%) JUnit
14 19 (1.68%) Git (software)
15 17 (1.50%) Hudson
16 15 (1.32%) Gradle
16 15 (1.32%) jMock
17 12 (1.06%) Zephyr
General
1 345 (30.45%) Finance
2 111 (9.80%) Banking
3 65 (5.74%) Retail
4 46 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.50%) Legal
5 17 (1.50%) Retail Banking
6 16 (1.41%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.97%) Games
8 10 (0.88%) Law
9 9 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.79%) Marketing
10 8 (0.71%) Automotive
10 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.62%) Advertising
11 7 (0.62%) Electronics
11 7 (0.62%) Front Office
12 6 (0.53%) Military
12 6 (0.53%) Publishing
13 5 (0.44%) Billing
14 4 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 654 (57.72%) Analyst
2 308 (27.18%) Test Analyst
3 305 (26.92%) Business Analyst
4 103 (9.09%) Tester
5 74 (6.53%) Test Manager
6 73 (6.44%) Test Leader
7 61 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (5.12%) Test Engineer
9 52 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 45 (3.97%) Financial Analyst
11 42 (3.71%) Automation Test Analyst
12 32 (2.82%) Senior Test Analyst
13 31 (2.74%) Agile Test Analyst
13 31 (2.74%) Service Analyst
14 30 (2.65%) Developer
14 30 (2.65%) IT Analyst
15 29 (2.56%) Automation Tester
16 27 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
16 27 (2.38%) Business IT Analyst
16 27 (2.38%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (6.27%) XML
2 63 (5.56%) .NET
3 48 (4.24%) Web Services
4 31 (2.74%) HTML
5 30 (2.65%) REST
6 28 (2.47%) SOAP
7 27 (2.38%) Spring
8 20 (1.77%) Hibernate
8 20 (1.77%) WebSphere MQ
9 16 (1.41%) ASP.NET
10 15 (1.32%) Ajax
10 15 (1.32%) Java EE
10 15 (1.32%) JMS
11 14 (1.24%) Gherkin
12 8 (0.71%) FpML
13 7 (0.62%) AngularJS
13 7 (0.62%) RESTful
14 6 (0.53%) .NET Framework
14 6 (0.53%) CSS
14 6 (0.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 107 (9.44%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.09%) CESG
2 35 (3.09%) CESG CLAS
2 35 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 30 (2.65%) Computer Science
4 28 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (1.94%) PMI
6 20 (1.77%) Equities
7 16 (1.41%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 10 (0.88%) Smart Meter
11 9 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.79%) CMDB
11 9 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.79%) Derivative
11 9 (0.79%) Frameworx
12 8 (0.71%) STB
12 8 (0.71%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (5.83%) Unix
2 65 (5.74%) Windows
3 58 (5.12%) Linux
4 31 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.88%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.79%) Android
7 7 (0.62%) AIX
7 7 (0.62%) Solaris
8 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.26%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.088%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (43.78%) Agile Software Development
2 227 (20.04%) Business Analysis
3 221 (19.51%) Test Scripting
4 197 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 195 (17.21%) PRINCE2
6 181 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 175 (15.45%) SDLC
8 165 (14.56%) Project Management
9 164 (14.47%) Stakeholder Management
10 139 (12.27%) Scrum
11 134 (11.83%) Test Automation
12 127 (11.21%) ITIL
13 116 (10.24%) Functional Testing
14 106 (9.36%) Regression Testing
15 105 (9.27%) Waterfall
16 102 (9.00%) Integration Testing
17 101 (8.91%) Test Strategy
18 93 (8.21%) BDD
19 91 (8.03%) Test Management
20 86 (7.59%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 187 (16.50%) SQL
2 137 (12.09%) Java
3 45 (3.97%) C#
4 44 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 37 (3.27%) Python
6 27 (2.38%) Ruby
7 22 (1.94%) VBScript
8 16 (1.41%) C
8 16 (1.41%) Groovy
9 15 (1.32%) PHP
10 14 (1.24%) PL/SQL
11 13 (1.15%) C++
12 11 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.88%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.79%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.35%) Jython
16 4 (0.35%) R
16 4 (0.35%) VB
16 4 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 450 (39.72%) ISTQB
2 197 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 192 (16.95%) Security Cleared
4 147 (12.97%) Degree
5 114 (10.06%) SC Cleared
6 65 (5.74%) DV Cleared
7 52 (4.59%) CISSP
8 42 (3.71%) CLAS
9 34 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 33 (2.91%) CBAP
11 26 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 25 (2.21%) PMI Certification
13 23 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 21 (1.85%) PMP
15 16 (1.41%) IIBA
16 15 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
16 15 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 13 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
18 11 (0.97%) APMP
19 10 (0.88%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (14.12%) QA
2 47 (4.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.71%) COBIT
4 7 (0.62%) SLA
5 6 (0.53%) MiFID
6 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) SDET
7 3 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.18%) Basel III
8 2 (0.18%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.18%) P3O
9 1 (0.088%) FATCA
9 1 (0.088%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.088%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (1.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.44%) Docker
5 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.18%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.088%) etcd
7 1 (0.088%) Firmware
7 1 (0.088%) flannel
7 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 117 (10.33%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.79%) Puppet
3 6 (0.53%) SCOM
4 5 (0.44%) Cisco IPCC
5 4 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (0.35%) Nagios
5 4 (0.35%) Oozie
6 3 (0.26%) Graphite
6 3 (0.26%) SCCM
7 2 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.088%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.088%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.088%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.088%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 132 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.91%) HP
3 76 (6.71%) Oracle
4 53 (4.68%) SAP
5 33 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.85%) Cisco
6 21 (1.85%) Rally
7 19 (1.68%) VMware
8 18 (1.59%) IBM
9 11 (0.97%) Reuters
9 11 (0.97%) webMethods
10 9 (0.79%) Sage
11 8 (0.71%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.62%) CheckPoint
12 7 (0.62%) Cognos
12 7 (0.62%) Fidessa
12 7 (0.62%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.62%) Sybase
13 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.53%) ServiceNow
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