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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 157 151 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -36
Contract jobs citing ISEB 678 697 914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.33% 1.43% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.10% 8.15% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 438 532
Average daily rate
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£350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -54.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
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
9556 8554 9356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.68% 17.54% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5509 4754 4913
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 444 570
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.36 £12.07 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.60 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 -38 222 £400 - 66
South East -22 156 £344 -1.78% 62
South West -20 69 £350 -14.89% 17
North West +20 51 £324 +7.91% 25
Yorkshire +21 47 £340 +23.63% 19
East of England -6 46 £368 +8.88% 9
West Midlands -6 36 £388 +10.71% 16
East Midlands +9 24 £233 -23.14% 10
North East -14 23 £375 +4.89% 6
Midlands +6 5 £350 - 2
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 565 (38.28%) ISTQB
2 451 (30.56%) Finance
3 331 (22.43%) Software Testing
4 308 (20.87%) SQL
5 306 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 292 (19.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 291 (19.72%) Test Scripting
8 279 (18.90%) Business Analysis
9 241 (16.33%) QA
10 234 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
11 228 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
12 195 (13.21%) Project Management
13 189 (12.80%) Security Cleared
14 188 (12.74%) HP
15 183 (12.40%) Oracle
16 182 (12.33%) PRINCE2
16 182 (12.33%) Scrum
17 181 (12.26%) Degree
18 179 (12.13%) Microsoft
19 175 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
20 165 (11.18%) Selenium
21 164 (11.11%) SC Cleared
22 155 (10.50%) Test Strategy
23 154 (10.43%) Test Management
24 143 (9.69%) Java
25 130 (8.81%) Banking
26 125 (8.47%) BDD
27 122 (8.27%) Test Automation
27 122 (8.27%) Retail
28 115 (7.79%) Integration Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 37 (2.51%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.49%) CMS
3 21 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.36%) WebLogic
5 15 (1.02%) MQSeries
6 13 (0.88%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (0.75%) Apache
8 10 (0.68%) Drupal
8 10 (0.68%) Confluence
9 9 (0.61%) WebLogic Integration
10 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.54%) SAS
11 6 (0.41%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.27%) IIS
14 3 (0.20%) Mule
14 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 98 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 69 (4.67%) MS Office
3 58 (3.93%) MS Project
4 55 (3.73%) MS Visio
5 23 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Mingle
8 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.41%) Summit
5 5 (0.34%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.27%) Agresso
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.20%) HFM
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.75%) Office 365
2 8 (0.54%) SaaS
3 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.068%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.44%) Internet
2 27 (1.83%) TCP/IP
3 16 (1.08%) DNS
4 15 (1.02%) SAN
5 14 (0.95%) DVB
6 13 (0.88%) FTP
6 13 (0.88%) HTTP
7 11 (0.75%) Ethernet
7 11 (0.75%) Firewall
7 11 (0.75%) VLAN
8 10 (0.68%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.61%) LAN
10 7 (0.47%) WAN
10 7 (0.47%) LTE
10 7 (0.47%) 4G
11 6 (0.41%) Network Security
11 6 (0.41%) GSM
11 6 (0.41%) SSL
12 5 (0.34%) UMTS
12 5 (0.34%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (5.42%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 38 (2.57%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.08%) DB2
8 14 (0.95%) DbVisualizer
9 13 (0.88%) Big Data
9 13 (0.88%) MS Access
10 12 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.75%) QlikView
11 11 (0.75%) Data Mining
12 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.41%) MySQL
15 5 (0.34%) Oracle Discoverer
15 5 (0.34%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 165 (11.18%) Selenium
2 100 (6.78%) JIRA
3 91 (6.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 79 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 68 (4.61%) WebDriver
6 54 (3.66%) Cucumber
7 46 (3.12%) LoadRunner
8 43 (2.91%) Visual Studio
9 32 (2.17%) TestDirector
10 31 (2.10%) SoapUI
11 30 (2.03%) SpecFlow
12 19 (1.29%) JMeter
13 15 (1.02%) JBehave
14 14 (0.95%) JUnit
14 14 (0.95%) TestComplete
15 12 (0.81%) Rational Performance Tester
15 12 (0.81%) WinRunner
16 11 (0.75%) MSTest
17 10 (0.68%) Subversion
17 10 (0.68%) FitNesse
General
1 451 (30.56%) Finance
2 130 (8.81%) Banking
3 122 (8.27%) Retail
4 78 (5.28%) Telecoms
5 33 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 29 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.96%) Marketing
6 29 (1.96%) Legal
7 20 (1.36%) Back Office
8 18 (1.22%) Electronics
8 18 (1.22%) Publishing
9 16 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.02%) Billing
10 15 (1.02%) Automotive
10 15 (1.02%) Local Government
11 14 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.75%) Games
13 8 (0.54%) Law
13 8 (0.54%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 839 (56.84%) Analyst
2 436 (29.54%) Test Analyst
3 356 (24.12%) Business Analyst
4 195 (13.21%) Tester
5 115 (7.79%) Test Manager
6 109 (7.38%) Test Leader
7 70 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
8 67 (4.54%) Test Engineer
9 47 (3.18%) Project Manager
10 37 (2.51%) Senior Test Analyst
10 37 (2.51%) Agile Test Analyst
11 35 (2.37%) Agile Business Analyst
11 35 (2.37%) QA Analyst
12 32 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
13 26 (1.76%) Automation Tester
14 25 (1.69%) Systems Analyst
15 22 (1.49%) Developer
16 21 (1.42%) QA Tester
17 20 (1.36%) QA Engineer
18 18 (1.22%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (6.78%) .NET
2 85 (5.76%) XML
3 65 (4.40%) Web Services
4 49 (3.32%) HTML
5 34 (2.30%) SOAP
6 33 (2.24%) ASP.NET
7 27 (1.83%) REST
8 20 (1.36%) WCF
9 19 (1.29%) JSP
10 18 (1.22%) Flash
11 17 (1.15%) WPF
11 17 (1.15%) Gherkin
12 16 (1.08%) J2EE
13 12 (0.81%) Middleware
14 8 (0.54%) XSLT
15 7 (0.47%) CSS
16 4 (0.27%) JSON
16 4 (0.27%) RESTful
17 3 (0.20%) Cocoa Touch
17 3 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.08%) Computer Science
2 53 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.69%) Open Source
5 20 (1.36%) STB
6 19 (1.29%) Client/Server
7 18 (1.22%) MPEG
8 17 (1.15%) NHS
9 15 (1.02%) PMI
10 14 (0.95%) DTV
10 14 (0.95%) Video on Demand
10 14 (0.95%) IPTV
11 10 (0.68%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.61%) GIS
12 9 (0.61%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.54%) Social Network
13 8 (0.54%) Derivative
14 7 (0.47%) Clustering
14 7 (0.47%) Mathematics
14 7 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 98 (6.64%) Windows
2 92 (6.23%) UNIX
3 62 (4.20%) Linux
4 27 (1.83%) Android
4 27 (1.83%) Apple iOS
5 24 (1.63%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.95%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.61%) SUSE
9 9 (0.61%) HPUX
10 7 (0.47%) AIX
11 5 (0.34%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.34%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.068%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
15 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 331 (22.43%) Software Testing
2 306 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 291 (19.72%) Test Scripting
4 279 (18.90%) Business Analysis
5 228 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
6 195 (13.21%) Project Management
7 182 (12.33%) PRINCE2
7 182 (12.33%) Scrum
8 175 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
9 155 (10.50%) Test Strategy
10 154 (10.43%) Test Management
11 125 (8.47%) BDD
12 122 (8.27%) Test Automation
13 115 (7.79%) Integration Testing
14 112 (7.59%) Waterfall
15 111 (7.52%) ITIL
16 107 (7.25%) Automated Testing
17 105 (7.11%) E-Commerce
18 103 (6.98%) Regression Testing
19 94 (6.37%) UML
Programming Languages
1 308 (20.87%) SQL
2 143 (9.69%) Java
3 112 (7.59%) C#
4 54 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.91%) VB
6 36 (2.44%) Python
7 32 (2.17%) VBScript
7 32 (2.17%) Ruby
8 23 (1.56%) Perl
9 18 (1.22%) C++
10 16 (1.08%) T-SQL
10 16 (1.08%) C
11 15 (1.02%) PHP
12 10 (0.68%) Shell Script
12 10 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 9 (0.61%) Tcl
13 9 (0.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 7 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.41%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 565 (38.28%) ISTQB
2 292 (19.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 189 (12.80%) Security Cleared
4 181 (12.26%) Degree
5 164 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 99 (6.71%) ISEB Practitioner
7 45 (3.05%) APMP
8 42 (2.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 39 (2.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 34 (2.30%) DV Cleared
11 31 (2.10%) IIBA
12 30 (2.03%) PMI Certification
13 28 (1.90%) CBAP
14 20 (1.36%) PMP
14 20 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.81%) MCITP
19 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (16.33%) QA
2 10 (0.68%) SLA
3 9 (0.61%) P3O
4 7 (0.47%) EMIR
5 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.34%) MiFID
6 5 (0.34%) FATCA
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.27%) COBIT
8 3 (0.20%) BS7799
8 3 (0.20%) TickIT
9 2 (0.14%) BS15000
9 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.068%) BS25999
10 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.068%) WCAG
10 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (0.95%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.47%) NDS
3 6 (0.41%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.068%) Xen
7 1 (0.068%) NFS
Systems Management
1 234 (15.85%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.41%) Netcool
4 6 (0.41%) SCCM
5 4 (0.27%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.20%) nmon
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.068%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.068%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.068%) Control-M
7 1 (0.068%) SCOM
Vendors
1 188 (12.74%) HP
2 183 (12.40%) Oracle
3 179 (12.13%) Microsoft
4 93 (6.30%) SAP
5 30 (2.03%) Cisco
6 29 (1.96%) Citrix
7 24 (1.63%) IBM
8 17 (1.15%) Siebel
8 17 (1.15%) hybris
9 12 (0.81%) Business Objects
9 12 (0.81%) PeopleSoft
9 12 (0.81%) TIBCO
10 11 (0.75%) Informatica
11 10 (0.68%) Remedy
11 10 (0.68%) ATG
12 9 (0.61%) McAfee
12 9 (0.61%) Cognos
12 9 (0.61%) JD Edwards
13 8 (0.54%) VMware
14 7 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
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