The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 42 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.75% 0.22% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 0.94% 5.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £394
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 - £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
84 106 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.37% 23.61% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 53 52
Average daily rate £375 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £245 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £850 £423 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Average hourly rate £46.00 £42.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £28.25 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £50.02 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Essex

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 12 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
Brentwood +3 3 £375 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 9 (60.00%) ETL
3 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 8 (53.33%) HP
4 8 (53.33%) HP UFT
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) Scrum
5 7 (46.67%) QA
5 7 (46.67%) Wealth Management
5 7 (46.67%) HTML
5 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 7 (46.67%) DB2
5 7 (46.67%) XML
5 7 (46.67%) Unix
5 7 (46.67%) RESTful
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 5 (33.33%) SDLC
7 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
8 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (46.67%) DB2
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Tester
2 5 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) QA Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) RESTful
1 7 (46.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Swagger
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (60.00%) ETL
2 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (46.67%) Wealth Management
5 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (40.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
6 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (33.33%) Web Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Manual Testing
7 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
7 4 (26.67%) V-Model
8 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 2 (13.33%) QA Automation
10 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
10 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle