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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 176 168 150
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 629 649 690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.35% 1.39% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.39% 6.90% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 393 403
Average daily rate £370 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +6.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £107.50 £22.50 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+377.77% +0.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+575.35% -6.71%
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 9411 8873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.18% 20.22% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6149 5512 4861
Average daily rate £405 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 441 405
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £48.10 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +7 227 £423 +12.66% 61
South East -36 120 £349 -1.06% 42
South West -4 71 £385 -17.86% 16
Yorkshire -18 60 £320 -1.53% 17
West Midlands +9 49 £328 -0.75% 19
East of England +9 36 £350 -4.76% 8
North West -21 32 £340 -15.00% 29
East Midlands 0 21 £330 +1.53% 11
North East -21 7 £400 +18.51% 3
South Coast -2 3 £450 -
Midlands - 3 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 563 (43.21%) ISTQB
2 551 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
3 384 (29.47%) Finance
4 314 (24.10%) SQL
5 307 (23.56%) Software Testing
6 267 (20.49%) Test Scripting
7 256 (19.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 245 (18.80%) Business Analysis
9 226 (17.34%) Microsoft
10 205 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 195 (14.97%) QA
12 185 (14.20%) PRINCE2
13 178 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
14 175 (13.43%) Project Management
15 174 (13.35%) Waterfall
16 170 (13.05%) Test Automation
17 166 (12.74%) Oracle
18 161 (12.36%) Scrum
19 155 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
20 154 (11.82%) Security Cleared
21 147 (11.28%) Selenium
22 140 (10.74%) HP
23 136 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
24 132 (10.13%) Test Management
25 129 (9.90%) SDLC
26 127 (9.75%) Degree
27 125 (9.59%) JIRA
28 124 (9.52%) Java
29 121 (9.29%) Functional Testing
30 120 (9.21%) Automated Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 33 (2.53%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
3 18 (1.38%) Confluence
4 12 (0.92%) JBoss
5 10 (0.77%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.54%) SAS
7 4 (0.31%) LiveLink
7 4 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.23%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.23%) CMS
8 3 (0.23%) IIS
9 2 (0.15%) Apache
9 2 (0.15%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
9 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.077%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.077%) Node.js
Applications
1 114 (8.75%) MS Excel
2 81 (6.22%) MS Office
3 48 (3.68%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.38%) MS Project
5 28 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.61%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.38%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.38%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.23%) Sonata
7 3 (0.23%) Tercero
8 2 (0.15%) Aligne
8 2 (0.15%) CA PPM
8 2 (0.15%) Endur
8 2 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.23%) IaaS
3 3 (0.23%) PaaS
4 1 (0.077%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.077%) Office 365
4 1 (0.077%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (0.77%) FTP
1 10 (0.77%) Internet
2 6 (0.46%) MVNO
2 6 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.38%) HTTP
4 4 (0.31%) Ethernet
4 4 (0.31%) GSM
4 4 (0.31%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.31%) Radio Access Network
4 4 (0.31%) ZigBee
5 3 (0.23%) Network Security
5 3 (0.23%) PuTTY
5 3 (0.23%) Skype
6 2 (0.15%) ATM
6 2 (0.15%) Intranet
6 2 (0.15%) LDAP
6 2 (0.15%) SAN
6 2 (0.15%) SSL
6 2 (0.15%) VoIP
6 2 (0.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.23%) Oracle Database
4 24 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
5 23 (1.77%) Relational Database
6 18 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (0.84%) Big Data
8 11 (0.84%) DB2
9 8 (0.61%) BODI
9 8 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
9 8 (0.61%) Data Mining
9 8 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.61%) PowerCenter
10 7 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (0.38%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.31%) GIS
13 4 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 147 (11.28%) Selenium
2 125 (9.59%) JIRA
3 93 (7.14%) Cucumber
4 92 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 83 (6.37%) HP UFT
6 57 (4.37%) Jenkins
6 57 (4.37%) WebDriver
7 53 (4.07%) SpecFlow
8 50 (3.84%) Visual Studio
9 49 (3.76%) SoapUI
10 33 (2.53%) LoadRunner
11 26 (2.00%) Toad
12 23 (1.77%) Git (software)
13 19 (1.46%) Ant
14 18 (1.38%) Maven
15 15 (1.15%) ERwin
16 14 (1.07%) Eclipse
16 14 (1.07%) JMeter
17 13 (1.00%) Capybara
18 11 (0.84%) Appium
General
1 384 (29.47%) Finance
2 101 (7.75%) Banking
3 82 (6.29%) Retail
4 72 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.99%) Legal
6 26 (2.00%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.61%) Law
8 14 (1.07%) Publishing
8 14 (1.07%) Retail Banking
9 11 (0.84%) Advertising
10 9 (0.69%) Marketing
10 9 (0.69%) Military
11 8 (0.61%) Back Office
12 7 (0.54%) Billing
12 7 (0.54%) Games
13 5 (0.38%) Front Office
13 5 (0.38%) Local Government
14 4 (0.31%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.31%) Automotive
14 4 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 806 (61.86%) Analyst
2 442 (33.92%) Test Analyst
3 309 (23.71%) Business Analyst
4 177 (13.58%) Tester
5 91 (6.98%) Test Manager
6 69 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
6 69 (5.30%) Test Leader
7 56 (4.30%) SQL Analyst
8 51 (3.91%) Test Engineer
9 49 (3.76%) Agile Test Analyst
10 44 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 42 (3.22%) Senior Test Analyst
12 40 (3.07%) Automation Analyst
12 40 (3.07%) Financial Analyst
13 39 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
14 36 (2.76%) Web Analyst
15 34 (2.61%) Web Test Analyst
16 33 (2.53%) Systems Analyst
17 32 (2.46%) UAT Analyst
18 31 (2.38%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (8.06%) XML
2 101 (7.75%) .NET
3 45 (3.45%) SOAP
4 41 (3.15%) Web Services
5 34 (2.61%) HTML
6 29 (2.23%) Gherkin
7 20 (1.53%) Middleware
7 20 (1.53%) REST
8 15 (1.15%) XML Messaging
9 14 (1.07%) WSDL
10 12 (0.92%) RESTful
11 11 (0.84%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.69%) MSMQ
12 9 (0.69%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.61%) JSON
14 7 (0.54%) FpML
14 7 (0.54%) WPF
15 6 (0.46%) EDI
16 5 (0.38%) Hibernate
16 5 (0.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 24 (1.84%) PMI
4 23 (1.77%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.61%) NHS
7 19 (1.46%) Mobile App
8 16 (1.23%) Statistics
9 15 (1.15%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.00%) Derivative
11 11 (0.84%) EPoS
12 10 (0.77%) Data Integration
12 10 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 10 (0.77%) Visualisation
13 9 (0.69%) Credit Risk
14 8 (0.61%) Smart Meter
14 8 (0.61%) Smartcard
14 8 (0.61%) User Experience
15 7 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 7 (0.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 88 (6.75%) Windows
2 73 (5.60%) Unix
3 46 (3.53%) Linux
4 15 (1.15%) Android
5 14 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.92%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.77%) Windows 7
8 8 (0.61%) Solaris
9 4 (0.31%) AIX
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.077%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.077%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.077%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.077%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (42.29%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (23.56%) Software Testing
3 267 (20.49%) Test Scripting
4 245 (18.80%) Business Analysis
5 205 (15.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 185 (14.20%) PRINCE2
7 175 (13.43%) Project Management
8 174 (13.35%) Waterfall
9 170 (13.05%) Test Automation
10 161 (12.36%) Scrum
11 155 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 132 (10.13%) Test Management
13 129 (9.90%) SDLC
14 121 (9.29%) Functional Testing
15 120 (9.21%) Automated Testing
16 116 (8.90%) BDD
17 108 (8.29%) Defect Management
17 108 (8.29%) Manual Testing
17 108 (8.29%) Test Strategy
18 97 (7.44%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 314 (24.10%) SQL
2 124 (9.52%) Java
3 83 (6.37%) C#
4 34 (2.61%) PL/SQL
5 31 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 28 (2.15%) VB
7 23 (1.77%) C++
7 23 (1.77%) Ruby
8 19 (1.46%) Groovy
9 18 (1.38%) T-SQL
9 18 (1.38%) VBScript
10 17 (1.30%) Python
11 14 (1.07%) Shell Script
12 13 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 11 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 10 (0.77%) C
15 7 (0.54%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.38%) F#
17 4 (0.31%) Perl
17 4 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 563 (43.21%) ISTQB
2 256 (19.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 154 (11.82%) Security Cleared
4 127 (9.75%) Degree
5 87 (6.68%) SC Cleared
6 69 (5.30%) ISEB Practitioner
7 50 (3.84%) PMI Certification
8 47 (3.61%) DV Cleared
9 29 (2.23%) CBAP
9 29 (2.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (2.07%) PMP
11 22 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 15 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (0.84%) APMP
13 11 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
14 9 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (0.61%) PhD
16 7 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 195 (14.97%) QA
2 26 (2.00%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (1.00%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.77%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.69%) SLA
7 8 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.54%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.31%) COBIT
9 4 (0.31%) MiFID
9 4 (0.31%) P3O
10 3 (0.23%) FATCA
10 3 (0.23%) GAAP
11 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.15%) RMADS
11 2 (0.15%) SEPA
12 1 (0.077%) EMIR
12 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.077%) SDET
System Software
1 9 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.31%) Firmware
3 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.15%) Varnish
4 1 (0.077%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 178 (13.66%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.46%) SCCM
3 5 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.38%) nmon
4 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.15%) Nessus
5 2 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.077%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.077%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 226 (17.34%) Microsoft
2 166 (12.74%) Oracle
3 140 (10.74%) HP
4 45 (3.45%) Informatica
5 35 (2.69%) IBM
6 34 (2.61%) SAP
7 30 (2.30%) Cognos
8 17 (1.30%) VMware
9 13 (1.00%) Sybase
10 10 (0.77%) Citrix
11 8 (0.61%) ATG
11 8 (0.61%) Cisco
11 8 (0.61%) Murex
11 8 (0.61%) Siebel
12 7 (0.54%) hybris
13 6 (0.46%) CheckPoint
13 6 (0.46%) Pega
13 6 (0.46%) TIBCO
14 5 (0.38%) BMC
14 5 (0.38%) Casewise
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