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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 167 169 155
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 754 671 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.40% 1.33% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.33% 7.14% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 426 435
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
Average hourly rate £36.72 £46.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.18% +187.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.34 £30.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.09 £62.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +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
10291 9395 8453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.08% 18.66% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6245 5404 4706
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £528 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 386 437
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £13.36 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.00 £44.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 August 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
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 August 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 +8 234 £413 +3.12% 59
South East -6 181 £371 +7.60% 27
South West +20 92 £375 +7.14% 21
North West -17 63 £385 +19.37% 33
West Midlands +15 55 £300 -20.00% 14
Yorkshire -27 52 £290 -14.39% 17
East of England -1 36 £323 -12.24% 15
East Midlands -17 15 £335 +37.43% 10
North East -34 14 £327 -12.91% 1
Midlands +4 6 £320 -8.57%
South Coast +3 5 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 501 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (36.64%) ISTQB
3 351 (26.35%) Finance
4 296 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 280 (21.02%) SQL
6 271 (20.35%) Business Analysis
7 270 (20.27%) Software Testing
8 264 (19.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 251 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 211 (15.84%) PRINCE2
11 193 (14.49%) Microsoft
12 188 (14.11%) Waterfall
13 186 (13.96%) Security Cleared
14 182 (13.66%) QA
15 180 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
16 167 (12.54%) HP
17 164 (12.31%) Project Management
17 164 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
18 160 (12.01%) Test Strategy
19 153 (11.49%) Scrum
20 149 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
21 148 (11.11%) Oracle
22 146 (10.96%) Banking
23 145 (10.89%) Test Automation
24 135 (10.14%) Integration Testing
25 128 (9.61%) Test Management
25 128 (9.61%) Java
26 119 (8.93%) Degree
27 118 (8.86%) .NET
28 117 (8.78%) SC Cleared

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.33%) CMS
3 19 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
4 14 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 9 (0.68%) Confluence
7 7 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.45%) LiveLink
9 5 (0.38%) Documentum
10 4 (0.30%) IIS
10 4 (0.30%) Apache
10 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.30%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.30%) ATG Dynamo
11 3 (0.23%) JBoss
12 2 (0.15%) SAS
12 2 (0.15%) WebLogic Integration
12 2 (0.15%) Magnolia
13 1 (0.075%) ArcSDE
13 1 (0.075%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 106 (7.96%) MS Excel
2 76 (5.71%) MS Office
3 40 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.65%) MS Project
5 20 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.45%) SPSS
8 1 (0.075%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.68%) Summit
4 7 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.30%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.15%) Unica
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.15%) Exstream
9 2 (0.15%) MultiFonds
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 2 (0.15%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (0.38%) SaaS
2 4 (0.30%) Office 365
3 1 (0.075%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.075%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.90%) Firewall
2 10 (0.75%) ATM
3 9 (0.68%) WAN
4 8 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.60%) Internet
4 8 (0.60%) GSM
5 7 (0.53%) VoIP
5 7 (0.53%) MPLS
5 7 (0.53%) LTE
6 6 (0.45%) UMTS
7 5 (0.38%) SAN
8 4 (0.30%) FTP
8 4 (0.30%) HTTP
8 4 (0.30%) LDAP
8 4 (0.30%) CDMA
8 4 (0.30%) GPRS
8 4 (0.30%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.30%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.30%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.20%) Relational Database
5 14 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (0.83%) MySQL
7 9 (0.68%) DB2
7 9 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.53%) DbVisualizer
9 6 (0.45%) Big Data
9 6 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.38%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.23%) Star Schema
13 2 (0.15%) QlikView
13 2 (0.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 115 (8.63%) Selenium
2 84 (6.31%) JIRA
3 63 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 60 (4.50%) Cucumber
5 58 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 53 (3.98%) WebDriver
7 43 (3.23%) LoadRunner
8 34 (2.55%) HP UFT
9 31 (2.33%) Visual Studio
10 30 (2.25%) Jenkins
11 23 (1.73%) JMeter
12 18 (1.35%) SpecFlow
13 16 (1.20%) FitNesse
14 13 (0.98%) JUnit
15 12 (0.90%) Toad
15 12 (0.90%) JBehave
16 11 (0.83%) Maven
17 10 (0.75%) TestDirector
17 10 (0.75%) Ant
17 10 (0.75%) Git (software)
General
1 351 (26.35%) Finance
2 146 (10.96%) Banking
3 93 (6.98%) Retail
4 56 (4.20%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 28 (2.10%) Legal
7 23 (1.73%) Retail Banking
8 20 (1.50%) Law
9 19 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.20%) General Ledger
11 11 (0.83%) Marketing
11 11 (0.83%) Billing
12 10 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.68%) Local Government
14 7 (0.53%) Publishing
14 7 (0.53%) Automotive
14 7 (0.53%) Front Office
15 6 (0.45%) Back Office
15 6 (0.45%) German Language
16 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 761 (57.13%) Analyst
2 368 (27.63%) Test Analyst
3 367 (27.55%) Business Analyst
4 151 (11.34%) Tester
5 145 (10.89%) Test Manager
6 105 (7.88%) Test Leader
7 65 (4.88%) Project Manager
8 58 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
9 30 (2.25%) Agile Test Analyst
10 28 (2.10%) Test Engineer
10 28 (2.10%) Senior Test Analyst
11 27 (2.03%) Senior Business Analyst
11 27 (2.03%) Systems Analyst
11 27 (2.03%) Architect
11 27 (2.03%) Agile Business Analyst
12 25 (1.88%) Consultant
13 22 (1.65%) QA Analyst
14 20 (1.50%) Test Specialist
15 19 (1.43%) Automation Tester
16 17 (1.28%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (8.86%) .NET
2 105 (7.88%) XML
3 55 (4.13%) SOAP
4 54 (4.05%) HTML
5 41 (3.08%) Web Services
6 36 (2.70%) ASP.NET
7 27 (2.03%) XML Messaging
8 26 (1.95%) .NET Framework
9 22 (1.65%) JSP
10 19 (1.43%) CSS
11 18 (1.35%) Gherkin
12 14 (1.05%) J2EE
13 12 (0.90%) Middleware
14 9 (0.68%) REST
15 7 (0.53%) Flash
16 4 (0.30%) Spring
17 3 (0.23%) JSF
17 3 (0.23%) JSON
17 3 (0.23%) FpML
17 3 (0.23%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 164 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 64 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 25 (1.88%) Smart Meter
4 19 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 19 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (1.35%) GIS
5 18 (1.35%) User Experience
6 16 (1.20%) SWIFT
6 16 (1.20%) Derivative
7 13 (0.98%) Data Centre
7 13 (0.98%) Mathematics
8 12 (0.90%) Mobile App
8 12 (0.90%) Equities
9 10 (0.75%) Fixed Income
9 10 (0.75%) Data Structures
10 9 (0.68%) MPEG
11 8 (0.60%) NHS
11 8 (0.60%) STB
11 8 (0.60%) PKI
11 8 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 91 (6.83%) UNIX
2 80 (6.01%) Windows
3 43 (3.23%) Linux
4 16 (1.20%) Solaris
5 11 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.75%) AIX
6 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (0.53%) Android
8 6 (0.45%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.15%) SUSE
11 2 (0.15%) HPUX
12 1 (0.075%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 501 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 271 (20.35%) Business Analysis
4 270 (20.27%) Software Testing
5 251 (18.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 211 (15.84%) PRINCE2
7 188 (14.11%) Waterfall
8 164 (12.31%) Project Management
9 160 (12.01%) Test Strategy
10 153 (11.49%) Scrum
11 149 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 145 (10.89%) Test Automation
13 135 (10.14%) Integration Testing
14 128 (9.61%) Test Management
15 115 (8.63%) SDLC
16 96 (7.21%) Automated Testing
17 95 (7.13%) Regression Testing
18 93 (6.98%) Manual Testing
19 92 (6.91%) ITIL
20 91 (6.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 280 (21.02%) SQL
2 128 (9.61%) Java
3 74 (5.56%) C#
4 59 (4.43%) JavaScript
5 30 (2.25%) C++
6 23 (1.73%) VB
7 21 (1.58%) Python
8 20 (1.50%) Ruby
9 19 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 18 (1.35%) VBScript
11 17 (1.28%) C
12 16 (1.20%) PowerShell
13 12 (0.90%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
16 9 (0.68%) Groovy
17 8 (0.60%) PHP
18 6 (0.45%) Perl
19 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
20 2 (0.15%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 488 (36.64%) ISTQB
2 264 (19.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 186 (13.96%) Security Cleared
4 119 (8.93%) Degree
5 117 (8.78%) SC Cleared
6 80 (6.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 50 (3.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 46 (3.45%) DV Cleared
9 42 (3.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (2.18%) PMI Certification
11 24 (1.80%) IIBA
12 22 (1.65%) PMP
13 20 (1.50%) CBAP
14 18 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 16 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (1.05%) MCITP
18 13 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (0.83%) APMP
20 6 (0.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 182 (13.66%) QA
2 16 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.98%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.98%) ISO 9000
4 9 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.60%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.60%) P3O
6 4 (0.30%) MiFID
6 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.23%) FATCA
7 3 (0.23%) EMIR
8 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.15%) BS15000
8 2 (0.15%) BS7799
8 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.075%) GAAP
9 1 (0.075%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.075%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (0.98%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.30%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.15%) Snort
6 1 (0.075%) Squid
6 1 (0.075%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.075%) UAG
6 1 (0.075%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 180 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.30%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.30%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.30%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.15%) nmon
5 1 (0.075%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.075%) Puppet
5 1 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.075%) Control-M
5 1 (0.075%) SCCM
5 1 (0.075%) SCOM
5 1 (0.075%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 193 (14.49%) Microsoft
2 167 (12.54%) HP
3 148 (11.11%) Oracle
4 51 (3.83%) SAP
5 35 (2.63%) IBM
6 21 (1.58%) Cisco
7 17 (1.28%) VMware
8 15 (1.13%) OpenText
8 15 (1.13%) Remedy
9 12 (0.90%) Citrix
10 9 (0.68%) McAfee
10 9 (0.68%) Capita
10 9 (0.68%) Talend
11 8 (0.60%) PeopleSoft
11 8 (0.60%) Cognos
12 7 (0.53%) Murex
13 6 (0.45%) Siebel
13 6 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.45%) Wall Street Systems
14 5 (0.38%) Teradata
Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago