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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 166 152 112
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -40
Contract jobs citing ISEB 668 693 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.31% 1.42% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.07% 8.10% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 433 517
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
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
9453 8554 9332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 18.55% 17.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5410 4742 4877
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 £525 £545 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 442 580
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.26 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.97 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 -19 226 £400 -3.03% 68
South East -22 146 £340 -2.85% 62
South West -16 70 £350 -10.54% 17
Yorkshire +21 50 £339 +35.50% 17
North West +18 48 £323 +7.50% 25
East of England -14 48 £368 +8.88% 16
West Midlands -15 34 £400 +17.64% 14
North East -14 22 £363 +3.94% 4
East Midlands +3 20 £244 -19.42% 6
Midlands +10 5 £350 - 1
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 564 (37.65%) ISTQB
2 452 (30.17%) Finance
3 339 (22.63%) Software Testing
4 322 (21.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 310 (20.69%) SQL
6 308 (20.56%) Test Scripting
7 304 (20.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 279 (18.62%) Business Analysis
9 244 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
9 244 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
10 242 (16.15%) QA
11 195 (13.02%) HP
12 188 (12.55%) Project Management
13 187 (12.48%) Security Cleared
14 183 (12.22%) PRINCE2
15 181 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
15 181 (12.08%) Degree
16 179 (11.95%) Scrum
16 179 (11.95%) Oracle
16 179 (11.95%) Microsoft
17 169 (11.28%) Test Strategy
18 168 (11.21%) Selenium
19 161 (10.75%) SC Cleared
20 158 (10.55%) Test Management
21 146 (9.75%) Java
22 138 (9.21%) Banking
23 130 (8.68%) Retail
24 129 (8.61%) Test Automation
25 127 (8.48%) BDD
26 122 (8.14%) Integration Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 38 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 22 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 21 (1.40%) CMS
4 20 (1.34%) WebLogic
5 16 (1.07%) MQSeries
6 13 (0.87%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.73%) Apache
7 11 (0.73%) Drupal
7 11 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (0.60%) WebLogic Integration
9 8 (0.53%) Confluence
9 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
9 8 (0.53%) SAS
10 6 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (0.27%) IIS
13 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.20%) Mule
14 2 (0.13%) Sonic ESB
Applications
1 96 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 72 (4.81%) MS Office
3 57 (3.81%) MS Project
4 56 (3.74%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.13%) Mingle
8 1 (0.067%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.34%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.33%) Agresso
5 5 (0.33%) Summit
5 5 (0.33%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.27%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
6 4 (0.27%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.20%) HFM
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.60%) Office 365
1 9 (0.60%) SaaS
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.40%) Internet
2 26 (1.74%) TCP/IP
3 15 (1.00%) DNS
4 14 (0.93%) DVB
5 13 (0.87%) FTP
5 13 (0.87%) HTTP
5 13 (0.87%) SAN
6 11 (0.73%) Ethernet
6 11 (0.73%) VLAN
7 10 (0.67%) Firewall
8 9 (0.60%) LAN
8 9 (0.60%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.47%) WAN
9 7 (0.47%) 4G
9 7 (0.47%) LTE
10 6 (0.40%) SSL
10 6 (0.40%) GSM
11 5 (0.33%) GPRS
11 5 (0.33%) UMTS
11 5 (0.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 38 (2.54%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
6 22 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.13%) DB2
8 15 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (1.00%) DbVisualizer
8 15 (1.00%) Big Data
9 13 (0.87%) MS Access
9 13 (0.87%) QlikView
9 13 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (0.80%) Data Mining
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.53%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.40%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.40%) MySQL
13 5 (0.33%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 168 (11.21%) Selenium
2 108 (7.21%) JIRA
3 92 (6.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 82 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 70 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 56 (3.74%) Cucumber
7 44 (2.94%) LoadRunner
8 41 (2.74%) Visual Studio
9 33 (2.20%) SoapUI
10 31 (2.07%) TestDirector
11 29 (1.94%) SpecFlow
12 22 (1.47%) JMeter
13 15 (1.00%) JBehave
14 14 (0.93%) TestComplete
14 14 (0.93%) WinRunner
15 12 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (0.80%) Rational Performance Tester
15 12 (0.80%) JUnit
16 11 (0.73%) MSTest
16 11 (0.73%) FitNesse
General
1 452 (30.17%) Finance
2 138 (9.21%) Banking
3 130 (8.68%) Retail
4 74 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.27%) Manufacturing
6 33 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.94%) Back Office
8 27 (1.80%) Legal
9 25 (1.67%) Marketing
10 18 (1.20%) Publishing
11 17 (1.13%) Electronics
11 17 (1.13%) Billing
12 16 (1.07%) Financial Institution
13 15 (1.00%) Automotive
13 15 (1.00%) Local Government
13 15 (1.00%) Retail Banking
14 11 (0.73%) Games
15 8 (0.53%) General Ledger
16 7 (0.47%) Law
17 5 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 855 (57.08%) Analyst
2 444 (29.64%) Test Analyst
3 359 (23.97%) Business Analyst
4 199 (13.28%) Tester
5 120 (8.01%) Test Manager
6 115 (7.68%) Test Leader
7 70 (4.67%) Senior Analyst
8 67 (4.47%) Test Engineer
9 48 (3.20%) Project Manager
10 37 (2.47%) Senior Test Analyst
10 37 (2.47%) QA Analyst
11 35 (2.34%) Agile Business Analyst
12 34 (2.27%) Agile Test Analyst
13 32 (2.14%) Senior Business Analyst
14 29 (1.94%) Automation Tester
15 25 (1.67%) Systems Analyst
16 23 (1.54%) Developer
17 22 (1.47%) QA Tester
18 20 (1.34%) QA Engineer
19 18 (1.20%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (6.81%) .NET
2 88 (5.87%) XML
3 66 (4.41%) Web Services
4 44 (2.94%) HTML
5 32 (2.14%) SOAP
6 28 (1.87%) ASP.NET
7 24 (1.60%) REST
8 21 (1.40%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.27%) Flash
10 17 (1.13%) J2EE
10 17 (1.13%) WCF
11 14 (0.93%) WPF
11 14 (0.93%) JSP
12 12 (0.80%) Middleware
13 8 (0.53%) XSLT
14 6 (0.40%) CSS
15 4 (0.27%) JSON
15 4 (0.27%) MDX
16 3 (0.20%) WAP
16 3 (0.20%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.07%) Computer Science
2 53 (3.54%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 25 (1.67%) Open Source
5 20 (1.34%) STB
6 18 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 18 (1.20%) MPEG
7 17 (1.13%) NHS
8 15 (1.00%) PMI
9 14 (0.93%) Video on Demand
9 14 (0.93%) IPTV
10 13 (0.87%) DTV
11 10 (0.67%) Derivative
11 10 (0.67%) N-Tier
12 9 (0.60%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.53%) Social Network
14 7 (0.47%) Equities
14 7 (0.47%) Clustering
14 7 (0.47%) GIS
14 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 99 (6.61%) Windows
2 91 (6.07%) UNIX
3 63 (4.21%) Linux
4 28 (1.87%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.87%) Android
5 24 (1.60%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.93%) Windows XP
8 12 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.60%) HPUX
9 9 (0.60%) SUSE
10 7 (0.47%) AIX
11 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
11 5 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.27%) Solaris
13 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.067%) Windows CE
15 1 (0.067%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.067%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (22.63%) Software Testing
2 322 (21.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 308 (20.56%) Test Scripting
4 279 (18.62%) Business Analysis
5 244 (16.29%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (12.55%) Project Management
7 183 (12.22%) PRINCE2
8 181 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 179 (11.95%) Scrum
10 169 (11.28%) Test Strategy
11 158 (10.55%) Test Management
12 129 (8.61%) Test Automation
13 127 (8.48%) BDD
14 122 (8.14%) Integration Testing
15 114 (7.61%) Automated Testing
16 112 (7.48%) E-Commerce
17 110 (7.34%) Waterfall
18 109 (7.28%) ITIL
19 105 (7.01%) Regression Testing
20 92 (6.14%) UML
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.69%) SQL
2 146 (9.75%) Java
3 114 (7.61%) C#
4 49 (3.27%) JavaScript
5 45 (3.00%) VB
6 37 (2.47%) Python
7 35 (2.34%) VBScript
8 34 (2.27%) Ruby
9 24 (1.60%) Perl
10 19 (1.27%) C++
11 18 (1.20%) PHP
12 17 (1.13%) C
13 15 (1.00%) T-SQL
14 9 (0.60%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 9 (0.60%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.60%) Tcl
15 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.40%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 564 (37.65%) ISTQB
2 304 (20.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 187 (12.48%) Security Cleared
4 181 (12.08%) Degree
5 161 (10.75%) SC Cleared
6 103 (6.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 44 (2.94%) APMP
8 43 (2.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 34 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 32 (2.14%) DV Cleared
10 32 (2.14%) IIBA
11 31 (2.07%) CBAP
12 30 (2.00%) PMI Certification
13 20 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 20 (1.34%) PMP
14 17 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 17 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 13 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.73%) MCITP
17 7 (0.47%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (16.15%) QA
2 10 (0.67%) SLA
3 9 (0.60%) P3O
4 7 (0.47%) EMIR
5 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.33%) FATCA
6 5 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
6 5 (0.33%) MiFID
7 4 (0.27%) COBIT
7 4 (0.27%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.20%) BS7799
8 3 (0.20%) TickIT
9 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.13%) BS15000
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.067%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.067%) WCAG
10 1 (0.067%) BS25999
10 1 (0.067%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.47%) NDS
3 5 (0.33%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.067%) NFS
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.067%) Xen
Systems Management
1 244 (16.29%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.40%) SCCM
4 6 (0.40%) Netcool
5 3 (0.20%) nmon
6 2 (0.13%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.067%) Control-M
7 1 (0.067%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.067%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.067%) SCOM
Vendors
1 195 (13.02%) HP
2 179 (11.95%) Oracle
2 179 (11.95%) Microsoft
3 99 (6.61%) SAP
4 28 (1.87%) Cisco
5 25 (1.67%) IBM
5 25 (1.67%) Citrix
6 17 (1.13%) Siebel
6 17 (1.13%) hybris
7 14 (0.93%) Business Objects
8 12 (0.80%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.73%) Remedy
9 11 (0.73%) Informatica
10 10 (0.67%) ATG
10 10 (0.67%) JD Edwards
11 9 (0.60%) McAfee
12 8 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
12 8 (0.53%) Cognos
13 7 (0.47%) Hyperion
13 7 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: Yesterday
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Volt
Rate: £200.00 - £215.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 days ago