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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 210 173 164
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 610 699 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.22% 1.35% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.70% 7.05% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 481 437
Median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £57.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £22.60 £30.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £129.00 £38.06 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -
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
10698 9908 9125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.43% 19.21% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6717 5990 5234
Median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 486 399
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £52.17 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +4 215 £420 +1.81% 32
South East -37 133 £384 +2.33% 29
West Midlands -9 64 £343 +5.38% 14
Yorkshire +12 52 £350 +16.66% 15
East of England +24 40 £350 +12.90% 13
South West -33 39 £363 +1.75% 16
North West -44 37 £325 -18.75% 9
East Midlands +8 19 £408 +41.73% 7
North East -55 7 £325 -38.09% 1
Midlands -7 3 £325 +1.56%
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 523 (43.22%) ISTQB
2 519 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (31.98%) Finance
4 249 (20.58%) Test Scripting
5 239 (19.75%) Software Testing
6 236 (19.50%) SQL
7 235 (19.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 209 (17.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 207 (17.11%) Security Cleared
10 206 (17.02%) Business Analysis
11 202 (16.69%) PRINCE2
12 179 (14.79%) Selenium
13 177 (14.63%) Project Management
14 172 (14.21%) SDLC
15 169 (13.97%) JIRA
16 168 (13.88%) Microsoft
17 154 (12.73%) QA
18 148 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
19 136 (11.24%) Java
20 133 (10.99%) Scrum
21 132 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
22 129 (10.66%) SC Cleared
22 129 (10.66%) Degree
23 128 (10.58%) Integration Testing
23 128 (10.58%) Test Automation
23 128 (10.58%) Functional Testing
24 125 (10.33%) HP
25 120 (9.92%) Regression Testing
26 115 (9.50%) ITIL
27 114 (9.42%) 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 43 (3.55%) Confluence
2 42 (3.47%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.07%) IIS
4 11 (0.91%) SAS
5 9 (0.74%) JBoss
5 9 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.50%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.33%) CMS
9 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.17%) Apache
10 2 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.083%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.083%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.083%) Documentum
11 1 (0.083%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 87 (7.19%) MS Excel
2 82 (6.78%) MS Office
3 51 (4.21%) MS Visio
4 26 (2.15%) MS Project
5 20 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.083%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.83%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 8 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.58%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.50%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.33%) Magento
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.25%) SAP HR
10 2 (0.17%) Maximo
10 2 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.17%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.083%) Northgate Housing
11 1 (0.083%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.21%) SaaS
2 19 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.58%) IaaS
5 6 (0.50%) PaaS
5 6 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.33%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.25%) GitHub
8 3 (0.25%) Office 365
9 2 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.17%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.083%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.083%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.40%) Internet
2 8 (0.66%) WAN
3 7 (0.58%) Network Security
4 6 (0.50%) Skype
5 5 (0.41%) PuTTY
5 5 (0.41%) Unified Communications
5 5 (0.41%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.33%) Firewall
6 4 (0.33%) VoIP
7 3 (0.25%) HTTP
7 3 (0.25%) LAN
7 3 (0.25%) SSH
7 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.17%) DNS
8 2 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.17%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.17%) MVNO
8 2 (0.17%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.17%) SAN
8 2 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (5.54%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (3.31%) NonStop SQL
4 16 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 11 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (0.83%) MySQL
9 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.41%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.33%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.25%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.25%) IBM InfoSphere
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 179 (14.79%) Selenium
2 169 (13.97%) JIRA
3 91 (7.52%) Cucumber
4 87 (7.19%) WebDriver
5 55 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 51 (4.21%) HP UFT
7 34 (2.81%) Jenkins
7 34 (2.81%) JMeter
7 34 (2.81%) SoapUI
8 32 (2.64%) SpecFlow
9 29 (2.40%) LoadRunner
10 25 (2.07%) Maven
10 25 (2.07%) Visual Studio
11 22 (1.82%) Git (software)
12 15 (1.24%) Ant
12 15 (1.24%) JUnit
13 14 (1.16%) Hudson
13 14 (1.16%) TestDirector
13 14 (1.16%) Toad
14 13 (1.07%) Gradle
General
1 387 (31.98%) Finance
2 98 (8.10%) Banking
3 76 (6.28%) Telecoms
4 64 (5.29%) Retail
5 19 (1.57%) Retail Banking
6 17 (1.40%) Legal
7 15 (1.24%) Games
8 14 (1.16%) Marketing
9 12 (0.99%) Advertising
10 11 (0.91%) Law
11 10 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.83%) Military
12 9 (0.74%) Electronics
13 7 (0.58%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.50%) Automotive
14 6 (0.50%) Billing
15 4 (0.33%) Back Office
15 4 (0.33%) Front Office
15 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 700 (57.85%) Analyst
2 368 (30.41%) Test Analyst
3 292 (24.13%) Business Analyst
4 108 (8.93%) Tester
5 93 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 71 (5.87%) Test Leader
7 69 (5.70%) Test Engineer
8 64 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
9 45 (3.72%) Automation Test Analyst
10 43 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 40 (3.31%) Agile Test Analyst
12 34 (2.81%) Senior Test Analyst
13 33 (2.73%) Financial Analyst
14 29 (2.40%) Agile Business Analyst
14 29 (2.40%) QA Analyst
15 27 (2.23%) Automation Tester
15 27 (2.23%) SQL Analyst
16 26 (2.15%) IT Analyst
16 26 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
16 26 (2.15%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.20%) XML
2 66 (5.45%) .NET
3 47 (3.88%) Web Services
4 38 (3.14%) HTML
5 26 (2.15%) REST
6 22 (1.82%) SOAP
6 22 (1.82%) Spring
7 21 (1.74%) Gherkin
8 14 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 14 (1.16%) Hibernate
9 13 (1.07%) Ajax
9 13 (1.07%) Java EE
9 13 (1.07%) JMS
9 13 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (0.91%) CSS
11 10 (0.83%) Behat
12 8 (0.66%) FpML
13 5 (0.41%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.41%) RESTful
13 5 (0.41%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 104 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (2.73%) CESG
2 33 (2.73%) CESG CLAS
3 26 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.40%) PMI
7 14 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 13 (1.07%) Data Centre
9 12 (0.99%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.91%) Derivative
11 9 (0.74%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.74%) Equities
11 9 (0.74%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.66%) CMDB
12 8 (0.66%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.66%) Reference Data
12 8 (0.66%) STB
13 7 (0.58%) MPEG
13 7 (0.58%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.61%) Windows
2 64 (5.29%) Unix
3 60 (4.96%) Linux
4 27 (2.23%) Windows Server
5 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 8 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.58%) Android
9 6 (0.50%) AIX
9 6 (0.50%) Solaris
10 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (42.89%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (20.58%) Test Scripting
3 239 (19.75%) Software Testing
4 209 (17.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 206 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 202 (16.69%) PRINCE2
7 177 (14.63%) Project Management
8 172 (14.21%) SDLC
9 148 (12.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 133 (10.99%) Scrum
11 128 (10.58%) Functional Testing
11 128 (10.58%) Integration Testing
11 128 (10.58%) Test Automation
12 120 (9.92%) Regression Testing
13 115 (9.50%) ITIL
14 114 (9.42%) Test Management
14 114 (9.42%) Waterfall
15 111 (9.17%) Test Strategy
16 105 (8.68%) BDD
17 96 (7.93%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (19.50%) SQL
2 136 (11.24%) Java
3 66 (5.45%) C#
4 47 (3.88%) JavaScript
5 39 (3.22%) Python
6 37 (3.06%) Ruby
7 23 (1.90%) VBScript
8 22 (1.82%) PHP
9 21 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 16 (1.32%) Groovy
11 13 (1.07%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.07%) C++
12 9 (0.74%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.66%) C
13 8 (0.66%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.50%) Scala
15 5 (0.41%) Perl
15 5 (0.41%) VB
16 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 523 (43.22%) ISTQB
2 235 (19.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 207 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 129 (10.66%) Degree
4 129 (10.66%) SC Cleared
5 67 (5.54%) DV Cleared
6 47 (3.88%) CISSP
7 42 (3.47%) CLAS
8 39 (3.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 28 (2.31%) CBAP
10 25 (2.07%) PMP
11 24 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 22 (1.82%) PMI Certification
13 17 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (1.32%) IIBA
14 16 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 14 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 13 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.83%) CCNA
18 9 (0.74%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (12.73%) QA
2 43 (3.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.91%) SLA
4 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.33%) MiFID
6 4 (0.33%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.17%) COBIT
7 2 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.17%) RMADS
8 1 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.083%) EMIR
8 1 (0.083%) GAAP
8 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.99%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.50%) Docker
4 6 (0.50%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
7 1 (0.083%) etcd
7 1 (0.083%) Firmware
7 1 (0.083%) flannel
7 1 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 132 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.74%) Puppet
3 8 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.33%) Nagios
5 4 (0.33%) SCCM
6 3 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.25%) SCOM
7 2 (0.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.17%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.083%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.083%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.083%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.083%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.083%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 168 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 125 (10.33%) HP
3 102 (8.43%) Oracle
4 57 (4.71%) SAP
5 29 (2.40%) IBM
6 28 (2.31%) VMware
7 25 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.90%) Cognos
9 22 (1.82%) Rally
10 18 (1.49%) Cisco
11 17 (1.40%) Informatica
12 11 (0.91%) Reuters
13 9 (0.74%) CheckPoint
14 8 (0.66%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.66%) NetSuite
14 8 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.66%) webMethods
15 7 (0.58%) Intel Security
16 6 (0.50%) Pega
17 5 (0.41%) Varonis
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