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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 201 195 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -79
Contract jobs citing ISEB 611 584 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.24% 1.18% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 6.14% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 382 561
Median daily rate £375 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £509 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 7
Median hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £16.50 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £97.10 £42.06 £66.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -7.25%
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
10501 9514 9410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.29% 19.30% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 6594 5521 5573
Median daily rate £405 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.88% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £540 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 345 470 475
Median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +11 209 £413 +3.12% 49
South East +4 158 £375 +10.29% 36
West Midlands +10 54 £345 -1.42% 19
South West -14 43 £325 -16.12% 23
Yorkshire +4 39 £350 +7.69% 18
North West -51 35 £338 -10.00% 15
East of England +16 31 £373 +10.69% 9
East Midlands +17 22 £390 +30.00% 8
North East -48 14 £350 -36.65% 1
Midlands +3 6 £350 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 551 (45.65%) ISTQB
2 523 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 408 (33.80%) Finance
4 309 (25.60%) SQL
5 271 (22.45%) Test Scripting
6 259 (21.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 252 (20.88%) Software Testing
8 213 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 206 (17.07%) Business Analysis
10 205 (16.98%) Microsoft
11 185 (15.33%) QA
12 183 (15.16%) Security Cleared
13 177 (14.66%) PRINCE2
14 160 (13.26%) Selenium
15 150 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
16 149 (12.34%) JIRA
17 143 (11.85%) HP
18 138 (11.43%) Test Automation
19 136 (11.27%) SDLC
19 136 (11.27%) Project Management
20 135 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 135 (11.18%) Waterfall
21 132 (10.94%) Scrum
22 123 (10.19%) Test Management
23 121 (10.02%) Integration Testing
24 120 (9.94%) Degree
24 120 (9.94%) Java
24 120 (9.94%) Oracle
25 113 (9.36%) Functional Testing
26 110 (9.11%) SC Cleared

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 53 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.73%) Confluence
3 11 (0.91%) JBoss
3 11 (0.91%) SAS
4 10 (0.83%) IIS
5 8 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.58%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.25%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.17%) CMS
10 2 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.083%) Apache
11 1 (0.083%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.083%) Documentum
11 1 (0.083%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.083%) Node.js
11 1 (0.083%) Tomcat
Applications
1 94 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 88 (7.29%) MS Office
3 43 (3.56%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.91%) MS Project
5 17 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.083%) Mingle
6 1 (0.083%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.083%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 10 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.58%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.33%) Magento
7 3 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.25%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 3 (0.25%) Sonata
7 3 (0.25%) Tercero
7 3 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.17%) Maximo
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.66%) SaaS
2 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.58%) IaaS
3 7 (0.58%) PaaS
4 4 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (0.17%) Office 365
6 2 (0.17%) Silverpop
7 1 (0.083%) GitHub
7 1 (0.083%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.66%) Internet
2 8 (0.66%) Skype
3 6 (0.50%) FTP
3 6 (0.50%) WAN
4 4 (0.33%) GSM
4 4 (0.33%) Network Security
4 4 (0.33%) VoIP
4 4 (0.33%) ZigBee
5 3 (0.25%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.25%) HTTP
5 3 (0.25%) LAN
5 3 (0.25%) SSH
5 3 (0.25%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.25%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (0.17%) Firewall
6 2 (0.17%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.17%) Intranet
6 2 (0.17%) MVNO
6 2 (0.17%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 52 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 21 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 21 (1.74%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
4 15 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (1.08%) NonStop SQL
5 13 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (0.83%) MySQL
6 10 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 9 (0.75%) DB2
8 8 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.50%) Data Mining
9 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 5 (0.41%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (0.33%) Pentaho
11 4 (0.33%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 160 (13.26%) Selenium
2 149 (12.34%) JIRA
3 87 (7.21%) Cucumber
4 69 (5.72%) HP UFT
4 69 (5.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 67 (5.55%) WebDriver
6 35 (2.90%) LoadRunner
6 35 (2.90%) SoapUI
7 34 (2.82%) SpecFlow
8 33 (2.73%) Jenkins
9 32 (2.65%) Visual Studio
10 28 (2.32%) Toad
11 23 (1.91%) JMeter
12 20 (1.66%) Git (software)
12 20 (1.66%) Maven
13 14 (1.16%) Ant
14 13 (1.08%) TestDirector
15 12 (0.99%) Capybara
15 12 (0.99%) ERwin
15 12 (0.99%) JUnit
General
1 408 (33.80%) Finance
2 97 (8.04%) Banking
3 74 (6.13%) Telecoms
4 67 (5.55%) Retail
5 21 (1.74%) Investment Banking
5 21 (1.74%) Retail Banking
6 17 (1.41%) Games
7 15 (1.24%) Legal
7 15 (1.24%) Marketing
8 12 (0.99%) Advertising
8 12 (0.99%) Law
9 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.66%) Billing
10 8 (0.66%) Electronics
11 7 (0.58%) Military
12 5 (0.41%) Automotive
13 4 (0.33%) Back Office
13 4 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.33%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.25%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 753 (62.39%) Analyst
2 408 (33.80%) Test Analyst
3 302 (25.02%) Business Analyst
4 134 (11.10%) Tester
5 83 (6.88%) Test Manager
6 68 (5.63%) Test Engineer
7 57 (4.72%) Automation Test Analyst
8 56 (4.64%) Test Leader
9 50 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
10 47 (3.89%) SQL Analyst
11 44 (3.65%) Agile Test Analyst
11 44 (3.65%) Financial Analyst
12 37 (3.07%) QA Analyst
12 37 (3.07%) Software Analyst
13 35 (2.90%) Agile Business Analyst
13 35 (2.90%) Project Manager
14 32 (2.65%) Software Test Analyst
15 31 (2.57%) Automation Tester
15 31 (2.57%) IT Analyst
16 30 (2.49%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (7.62%) XML
2 76 (6.30%) .NET
3 48 (3.98%) HTML
4 44 (3.65%) Web Services
5 29 (2.40%) SOAP
6 27 (2.24%) Gherkin
7 18 (1.49%) REST
8 16 (1.33%) Spring
9 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.99%) Hibernate
10 12 (0.99%) RESTful
11 11 (0.91%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.83%) Ajax
12 10 (0.83%) Behat
12 10 (0.83%) CSS
12 10 (0.83%) FpML
12 10 (0.83%) Java EE
12 10 (0.83%) JMS
12 10 (0.83%) Middleware
12 10 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 88 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 24 (1.99%) Computer Science
4 23 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (1.66%) Data Centre
6 14 (1.16%) PMI
7 12 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 10 (0.83%) Data Protection Act
8 10 (0.83%) Derivative
8 10 (0.83%) Mobile App
8 10 (0.83%) NHS
8 10 (0.83%) Smartcard
9 9 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.75%) Reference Data
9 9 (0.75%) SWIFT
9 9 (0.75%) User Experience
10 8 (0.66%) AS400
10 8 (0.66%) EPoS
10 8 (0.66%) IVR
11 7 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 80 (6.63%) Unix
1 80 (6.63%) Windows
2 50 (4.14%) Linux
3 16 (1.33%) Windows Server
4 9 (0.75%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (0.33%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.33%) Solaris
6 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.25%) Android
8 2 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.083%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.083%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (22.45%) Test Scripting
3 252 (20.88%) Software Testing
4 213 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 206 (17.07%) Business Analysis
6 177 (14.66%) PRINCE2
7 138 (11.43%) Test Automation
8 136 (11.27%) Project Management
8 136 (11.27%) SDLC
9 135 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 135 (11.18%) Waterfall
10 132 (10.94%) Scrum
11 123 (10.19%) Test Management
12 121 (10.02%) Integration Testing
13 113 (9.36%) Functional Testing
14 106 (8.78%) Regression Testing
15 102 (8.45%) Defect Management
15 102 (8.45%) Test Strategy
16 96 (7.95%) Automated Testing
17 92 (7.62%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 309 (25.60%) SQL
2 120 (9.94%) Java
3 84 (6.96%) C#
4 45 (3.73%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.31%) Ruby
6 31 (2.57%) Python
7 28 (2.32%) VBScript
8 27 (2.24%) PL/SQL
9 17 (1.41%) VB
10 14 (1.16%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.16%) Groovy
10 14 (1.16%) PHP
11 13 (1.08%) C++
12 11 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.58%) Perl
14 6 (0.50%) C
14 6 (0.50%) Scala
14 6 (0.50%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.50%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 551 (45.65%) ISTQB
2 259 (21.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 183 (15.16%) Security Cleared
4 120 (9.94%) Degree
5 110 (9.11%) SC Cleared
6 56 (4.64%) DV Cleared
7 44 (3.65%) ISEB Practitioner
8 38 (3.15%) PMI Certification
9 27 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 24 (1.99%) PMP
11 20 (1.66%) CBAP
11 20 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 18 (1.49%) CISSP
13 17 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (1.24%) CLAS
14 15 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
15 14 (1.16%) IIBA
16 12 (0.99%) APMP
16 12 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (15.33%) QA
2 17 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.08%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.83%) SLA
5 9 (0.75%) Solvency II
6 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.41%) COBIT
8 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.17%) CRD IV
9 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.17%) FATCA
9 2 (0.17%) GAAP
9 2 (0.17%) MiFID
9 2 (0.17%) RMADS
10 1 (0.083%) EMIR
10 1 (0.083%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.50%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.41%) Docker
4 5 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.33%) Firmware
6 3 (0.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 150 (12.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.33%) Nagios
3 4 (0.33%) SCCM
4 3 (0.25%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.25%) nmon
4 3 (0.25%) SCOM
4 3 (0.25%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.17%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.17%) Nessus
6 1 (0.083%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.083%) Puppet
Vendors
1 205 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 143 (11.85%) HP
3 120 (9.94%) Oracle
4 46 (3.81%) SAP
5 39 (3.23%) IBM
6 35 (2.90%) Cognos
7 26 (2.15%) VMware
8 22 (1.82%) Informatica
9 20 (1.66%) Rally
10 17 (1.41%) Atlassian
11 16 (1.33%) Cisco
12 13 (1.08%) Reuters
13 12 (0.99%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.91%) Pega
14 11 (0.91%) Sybase
15 9 (0.75%) CheckPoint
15 9 (0.75%) Siebel
16 8 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.66%) webMethods
17 7 (0.58%) Intel Security
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £45,671 to £60,774 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, London
Lifecycle Resources Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £48.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £270.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £000 - £1 per day + Great Rates
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Rate: From £375 to £420 per day Daily Rate: £375 - £420 p/d (DOE)
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 24 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago