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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 163 158 162
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 696 706 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.43% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.07% 7.65% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 450 387
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £47.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.17% +144.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.74 £62.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
9843 9224 8269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.10% 18.69% 17.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5948 5255 4491
Average daily rate £400 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 402 454
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 0 214 £411 +2.81% 66
South East -9 169 £375 +10.29% 32
South West -12 82 £369 +11.74% 18
North West -11 71 £400 +23.07% 31
West Midlands +23 52 £325 -16.12% 9
Yorkshire -30 40 £300 -3.61% 11
East of England -24 32 £300 -25.00% 17
North East -25 12 £328 -12.49% 1
East Midlands -9 11 £275 -14.06% 15
South Coast +5 7 - -
Midlands +2 6 £320 -36.00%
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 494 (37.54%) ISTQB
2 470 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 371 (28.19%) Finance
4 301 (22.87%) Test Scripting
5 274 (20.82%) SQL
6 265 (20.14%) Software Testing
7 263 (19.98%) User Acceptance Testing
8 260 (19.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 250 (19.00%) Business Analysis
10 200 (15.20%) QA
11 184 (13.98%) Microsoft
12 182 (13.83%) PRINCE2
13 179 (13.60%) Security Cleared
14 174 (13.22%) Waterfall
15 166 (12.61%) HP
16 160 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
16 160 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
17 150 (11.40%) Test Strategy
17 150 (11.40%) Banking
18 145 (11.02%) Oracle
19 144 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
20 142 (10.79%) Scrum
21 141 (10.71%) Project Management
22 133 (10.11%) Test Automation
23 129 (9.80%) Integration Testing
24 126 (9.57%) .NET
25 124 (9.42%) Test Management
25 124 (9.42%) Selenium
26 123 (9.35%) Java
27 121 (9.19%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 36 (2.74%) CMS
2 34 (2.58%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (0.68%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.61%) Confluence
6 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.46%) LiveLink
7 6 (0.46%) Documentum
8 5 (0.38%) IIS
8 5 (0.38%) Apache
8 5 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
9 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.23%) JBoss
11 2 (0.15%) SAS
11 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Integration
11 2 (0.15%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.15%) Liferay
11 2 (0.15%) Magnolia
Applications
1 121 (9.19%) MS Excel
2 67 (5.09%) MS Office
3 38 (2.89%) MS Visio
4 24 (1.82%) MS Project
5 13 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.38%) SPSS
8 1 (0.076%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.61%) Summit
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.46%) Oracle Receivables
5 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.38%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
6 3 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.23%) Exstream
6 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.23%) Unica
7 2 (0.15%) Endur
7 2 (0.15%) MultiFonds
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.46%) SaaS
2 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.23%) Office 365
4 1 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.076%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.84%) GSM
1 11 (0.84%) Internet
2 10 (0.76%) ATM
2 10 (0.76%) LTE
3 9 (0.68%) UMTS
3 9 (0.68%) VoIP
3 9 (0.68%) WAN
3 9 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.61%) Firewall
5 6 (0.46%) Wireless
5 6 (0.46%) VoLTE
5 6 (0.46%) RTCP
5 6 (0.46%) RTP
5 6 (0.46%) CDMA
5 6 (0.46%) GPRS
6 5 (0.38%) LDAP
6 5 (0.38%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.30%) HTTP
7 4 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (0.30%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 39 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 22 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.84%) MySQL
7 10 (0.76%) DB2
7 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.68%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
10 7 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
11 6 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.38%) Big Data
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.30%) SAP BI
14 3 (0.23%) Star Schema
14 3 (0.23%) MS Access
14 3 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 124 (9.42%) Selenium
2 71 (5.40%) JIRA
3 56 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (4.03%) WebDriver
4 53 (4.03%) Cucumber
5 51 (3.88%) SoapUI
6 46 (3.50%) LoadRunner
7 42 (3.19%) HP UFT
8 26 (1.98%) JMeter
9 24 (1.82%) Visual Studio
10 21 (1.60%) Jenkins
11 16 (1.22%) SpecFlow
12 15 (1.14%) FitNesse
13 13 (0.99%) Git (software)
14 12 (0.91%) JUnit
15 10 (0.76%) JBehave
16 9 (0.68%) Appium
17 8 (0.61%) Maven
18 7 (0.53%) Ant
18 7 (0.53%) TestDirector
General
1 371 (28.19%) Finance
2 150 (11.40%) Banking
3 97 (7.37%) Retail
4 58 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.66%) Investment Banking
6 29 (2.20%) Legal
7 24 (1.82%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.75%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.44%) Marketing
10 17 (1.29%) General Ledger
11 15 (1.14%) Law
12 13 (0.99%) Local Government
13 11 (0.84%) Billing
13 11 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.61%) Back Office
15 7 (0.53%) Front Office
15 7 (0.53%) Automotive
16 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.38%) Electronics
16 5 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 770 (58.51%) Analyst
2 392 (29.79%) Test Analyst
3 354 (26.90%) Business Analyst
4 140 (10.64%) Tester
5 137 (10.41%) Test Manager
6 112 (8.51%) Test Leader
7 65 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
8 50 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 37 (2.81%) Senior Test Analyst
10 35 (2.66%) Agile Test Analyst
11 31 (2.36%) Architect
12 28 (2.13%) QA Analyst
13 27 (2.05%) Consultant
13 27 (2.05%) Test Engineer
14 26 (1.98%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (1.90%) Test Specialist
16 22 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
16 22 (1.67%) Agile Business Analyst
17 21 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
18 18 (1.37%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.57%) .NET
2 95 (7.22%) XML
3 62 (4.71%) HTML
4 44 (3.34%) SOAP
5 43 (3.27%) Web Services
6 40 (3.04%) ASP.NET
7 29 (2.20%) .NET Framework
8 27 (2.05%) JSP
9 22 (1.67%) CSS
9 22 (1.67%) XML Messaging
10 16 (1.22%) Gherkin
11 14 (1.06%) J2EE
12 9 (0.68%) Middleware
12 9 (0.68%) REST
13 8 (0.61%) MSMQ
14 7 (0.53%) Flash
15 5 (0.38%) AngularJS
15 5 (0.38%) Spring
16 4 (0.30%) JSON
17 3 (0.23%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 160 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 24 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 22 (1.67%) Smart Meter
5 21 (1.60%) User Experience
6 20 (1.52%) GIS
6 20 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 19 (1.44%) Data Centre
8 18 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 18 (1.37%) Derivative
9 15 (1.14%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.99%) Equities
11 11 (0.84%) Mathematics
12 10 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 8 (0.61%) PKI
13 8 (0.61%) MPEG
13 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
14 7 (0.53%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.53%) NHS
14 7 (0.53%) STB
Operating Systems
1 102 (7.75%) UNIX
2 72 (5.47%) Windows
3 55 (4.18%) Linux
4 15 (1.14%) Android
5 14 (1.06%) Solaris
6 13 (0.99%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.76%) AIX
8 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.38%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.15%) SUSE
12 2 (0.15%) HPUX
13 1 (0.076%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 470 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (22.87%) Test Scripting
3 265 (20.14%) Software Testing
4 263 (19.98%) User Acceptance Testing
5 250 (19.00%) Business Analysis
6 182 (13.83%) PRINCE2
7 174 (13.22%) Waterfall
8 150 (11.40%) Test Strategy
9 144 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 142 (10.79%) Scrum
11 141 (10.71%) Project Management
12 133 (10.11%) Test Automation
13 129 (9.80%) Integration Testing
14 124 (9.42%) Test Management
15 113 (8.59%) SDLC
16 109 (8.28%) ITIL
17 96 (7.29%) Regression Testing
18 92 (6.99%) Automated Testing
18 92 (6.99%) Performance Testing
19 91 (6.91%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 274 (20.82%) SQL
2 123 (9.35%) Java
3 74 (5.62%) C#
4 66 (5.02%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.75%) VB
6 22 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.60%) C++
8 19 (1.44%) Ruby
9 18 (1.37%) Python
10 16 (1.22%) VBScript
11 15 (1.14%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.14%) T-SQL
11 15 (1.14%) C
12 9 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 9 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 8 (0.61%) PHP
14 6 (0.46%) Perl
14 6 (0.46%) Groovy
15 4 (0.30%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 494 (37.54%) ISTQB
2 260 (19.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 179 (13.60%) Security Cleared
4 119 (9.04%) SC Cleared
5 117 (8.89%) Degree
6 73 (5.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 53 (4.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 39 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 26 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (1.82%) IIBA
11 23 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
12 22 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (1.60%) MCITP
13 21 (1.60%) CBAP
14 19 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 19 (1.44%) PMI Certification
15 16 (1.22%) PMP
16 11 (0.84%) APMP
17 10 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
18 5 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (15.20%) QA
2 17 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.14%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.61%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.46%) P3O
8 4 (0.30%) EMIR
8 4 (0.30%) MiFID
9 3 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.15%) FATCA
10 2 (0.15%) BS15000
10 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.15%) BS7799
10 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.076%) Basel II
11 1 (0.076%) GAAP
11 1 (0.076%) SLA
11 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.076%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 14 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.076%) Squid
6 1 (0.076%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.076%) UAG
6 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 160 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.38%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.076%) Control-M
6 1 (0.076%) SCCM
6 1 (0.076%) SCOM
6 1 (0.076%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.076%) Puppet
6 1 (0.076%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.076%) nmon
6 1 (0.076%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 184 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 166 (12.61%) HP
3 145 (11.02%) Oracle
4 64 (4.86%) SAP
5 36 (2.74%) IBM
6 24 (1.82%) Cisco
7 22 (1.67%) Remedy
8 18 (1.37%) VMware
9 15 (1.14%) OpenText
10 13 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (0.68%) Sybase
11 9 (0.68%) Citrix
11 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.68%) McAfee
11 9 (0.68%) Capita
12 8 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 7 (0.53%) Murex
13 7 (0.53%) Siebel
14 6 (0.46%) Wall Street Systems
14 6 (0.46%) Teradata
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £100.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
DCS Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago