The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 163 158 159
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 794 782 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.43% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.33% 7.49% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 504 424
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+6.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +63.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.74 £62.50 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%

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

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10832 10437 9058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.99% 19.09% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6486 5881 4859
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 522 467 502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -9.52%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ISEB
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

ISEB
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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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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
England -6 704 £363 +3.57% 209
London +4 217 £410 +2.50% 74
South East -15 173 £375 +9.48% 32
South West -9 82 £369 +13.46% 19
North West 0 72 £400 +23.07% 28
Scotland +29 59 £325 +8.33% 10
Hampshire +10 57 £375 - 6
West Midlands +21 50 £325 -16.12% 12
City of London -22 47 £400 -5.88% 22
Yorkshire -36 40 £300 -3.61% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 37 £355 +32.71% 2
East of England -20 34 £300 -25.00% 18
Manchester +6 33 £378 +17.20% 18
Edinburgh +11 31 £290 -3.33% 7
Milton Keynes +2 30 £350 +23.34% 1
West Yorkshire -31 30 £290 -7.20% 7
Wales -10 29 £185 -43.07% 9
Berkshire -2 28 £350 -2.09% 7
Bristol -3 25 £310 -0.64% 8
Leeds -25 24 £275 -14.06% 5
Merseyside +5 23 £500 +61.29% 4
Liverpool +5 20 £513 +65.32% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 19 £288 -14.17% 3
South Wales -8 19 £188 -42.30% 8
Surrey -9 19 £373 -0.66% 6
Cardiff -3 18 £186 -50.33% 5
Glasgow +15 16 £340 - 3
Cambridge +7 16 £288 - 2
Worcester +17 15 £325 -34.34% 1
Worcestershire +13 15 £325 -32.98% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 566 (37.26%) ISTQB
2 534 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
3 472 (31.07%) Finance
4 345 (22.71%) Test Scripting
5 339 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 313 (20.61%) SQL
7 286 (18.83%) Software Testing
8 282 (18.56%) Business Analysis
9 281 (18.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 230 (15.14%) Microsoft
11 218 (14.35%) Banking
12 217 (14.29%) QA
13 207 (13.63%) Security Cleared
14 204 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
14 204 (13.43%) PRINCE2
15 176 (11.59%) Waterfall
16 171 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
16 171 (11.26%) HP
17 166 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 166 (10.93%) Scrum
18 159 (10.47%) Project Management
18 159 (10.47%) Test Strategy
19 149 (9.81%) Oracle
19 149 (9.81%) .NET
20 148 (9.74%) MS Excel
21 141 (9.28%) SC Cleared
21 141 (9.28%) Selenium
22 140 (9.22%) Java
23 138 (9.08%) Test Management
24 137 (9.02%) Integration Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (2.83%) CMS
2 36 (2.37%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.92%) Confluence
4 10 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.39%) LiveLink
7 6 (0.39%) IIS
7 6 (0.39%) Documentum
8 5 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.33%) Apache
8 5 (0.33%) ATG Dynamo
8 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.26%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.20%) JBoss
10 3 (0.20%) Drupal
10 3 (0.20%) Magnolia
11 2 (0.13%) Liferay
Applications
1 148 (9.74%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.87%) MS Office
3 38 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.78%) MS Project
5 13 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) SPSS
8 1 (0.066%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 20 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 8 (0.53%) Summit
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.33%) SAP FI
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.20%) Exstream
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
7 3 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.20%) Unica
8 2 (0.13%) Endur
8 2 (0.13%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.59%) SaaS
2 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.20%) Office 365
4 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.066%) PaaS
5 1 (0.066%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.79%) Internet
2 11 (0.72%) TCP/IP
2 11 (0.72%) GSM
3 10 (0.66%) ATM
3 10 (0.66%) LTE
4 9 (0.59%) UMTS
4 9 (0.59%) VoIP
4 9 (0.59%) WAN
5 8 (0.53%) Firewall
6 6 (0.39%) Wireless
6 6 (0.39%) RTCP
6 6 (0.39%) RTP
6 6 (0.39%) CDMA
6 6 (0.39%) GPRS
6 6 (0.39%) VoLTE
7 5 (0.33%) LDAP
7 5 (0.33%) HTTP
7 5 (0.33%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.26%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.82%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (1.58%) Oracle Database
4 23 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.79%) MySQL
6 12 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.66%) DB2
7 10 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.46%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.46%) DbVisualizer
10 5 (0.33%) Big Data
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.26%) SAP BI
12 3 (0.20%) MS Access
12 3 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 141 (9.28%) Selenium
2 83 (5.46%) JIRA
3 66 (4.34%) Cucumber
4 60 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 56 (3.69%) WebDriver
6 53 (3.49%) SoapUI
7 48 (3.16%) LoadRunner
8 47 (3.09%) HP UFT
9 41 (2.70%) JMeter
10 28 (1.84%) SpecFlow
11 27 (1.78%) Visual Studio
12 21 (1.38%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.05%) FitNesse
14 15 (0.99%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 15 (0.99%) Axure RP
15 14 (0.92%) Git (software)
15 14 (0.92%) JUnit
16 10 (0.66%) JBehave
17 9 (0.59%) Appium
18 8 (0.53%) Toad
General
1 472 (31.07%) Finance
2 218 (14.35%) Banking
3 137 (9.02%) Retail
4 59 (3.88%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.42%) Retail Banking
6 35 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 31 (2.04%) Legal
8 24 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 24 (1.58%) Marketing
9 21 (1.38%) General Ledger
10 15 (0.99%) Law
11 13 (0.86%) Local Government
12 12 (0.79%) Billing
13 11 (0.72%) Back Office
13 11 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
14 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.46%) Front Office
15 7 (0.46%) Automotive
16 5 (0.33%) Electronics
16 5 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 888 (58.46%) Analyst
2 468 (30.81%) Test Analyst
3 392 (25.81%) Business Analyst
4 197 (12.97%) Tester
5 147 (9.68%) Test Manager
6 125 (8.23%) Test Leader
7 78 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (3.82%) Project Manager
9 46 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
10 39 (2.57%) Agile Test Analyst
11 31 (2.04%) Test Engineer
11 31 (2.04%) Architect
12 30 (1.97%) Senior Business Analyst
13 29 (1.91%) QA Analyst
14 27 (1.78%) Consultant
14 27 (1.78%) Systems Analyst
15 25 (1.65%) Test Specialist
16 24 (1.58%) Agile Business Analyst
17 21 (1.38%) Automation Tester
17 21 (1.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (9.81%) .NET
2 96 (6.32%) XML
3 68 (4.48%) HTML
4 49 (3.23%) Web Services
5 48 (3.16%) SOAP
6 42 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 34 (2.24%) .NET Framework
8 29 (1.91%) JSP
9 25 (1.65%) CSS
10 20 (1.32%) XML Messaging
11 16 (1.05%) Gherkin
12 14 (0.92%) J2EE
13 11 (0.72%) REST
14 9 (0.59%) Middleware
15 8 (0.53%) MSMQ
16 7 (0.46%) Flash
17 5 (0.33%) AngularJS
17 5 (0.33%) Spring
18 4 (0.26%) JSON
19 3 (0.20%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 171 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 66 (4.34%) Management Information System
3 39 (2.57%) User Experience
4 26 (1.71%) AS400
5 25 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 22 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 22 (1.45%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.32%) GIS
7 20 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.25%) Derivative
8 19 (1.25%) Mobile App
9 15 (0.99%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.86%) Data Integration
10 13 (0.86%) Equities
11 11 (0.72%) Mathematics
11 11 (0.72%) NHS
12 10 (0.66%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.59%) W3C
13 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.53%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 112 (7.37%) UNIX
2 79 (5.20%) Windows
3 63 (4.15%) Linux
4 19 (1.25%) Android
5 17 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.92%) Solaris
7 10 (0.66%) AIX
8 8 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) SUSE
12 2 (0.13%) HPUX
13 1 (0.066%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (35.15%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (22.71%) Test Scripting
3 339 (22.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 286 (18.83%) Software Testing
5 282 (18.56%) Business Analysis
6 204 (13.43%) PRINCE2
7 176 (11.59%) Waterfall
8 166 (10.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 166 (10.93%) Scrum
9 159 (10.47%) Project Management
9 159 (10.47%) Test Strategy
10 138 (9.08%) Test Management
11 137 (9.02%) Integration Testing
11 137 (9.02%) Test Automation
12 123 (8.10%) Regression Testing
13 117 (7.70%) SDLC
14 116 (7.64%) ITIL
15 111 (7.31%) Migration
16 102 (6.71%) Performance Testing
17 99 (6.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 313 (20.61%) SQL
2 140 (9.22%) Java
3 75 (4.94%) C#
4 72 (4.74%) JavaScript
5 24 (1.58%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.51%) VB
7 21 (1.38%) C
8 20 (1.32%) C++
9 19 (1.25%) Python
9 19 (1.25%) Ruby
10 18 (1.18%) T-SQL
11 17 (1.12%) VBScript
12 15 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.59%) PHP
13 9 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.59%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.39%) Groovy
14 6 (0.39%) Perl
15 4 (0.26%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 566 (37.26%) ISTQB
2 281 (18.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 207 (13.63%) Security Cleared
4 141 (9.28%) SC Cleared
5 132 (8.69%) Degree
6 81 (5.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 56 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 45 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 28 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 26 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 25 (1.65%) IIBA
11 25 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (1.51%) MCITP
14 21 (1.38%) CBAP
15 19 (1.25%) PMI Certification
16 16 (1.05%) PMP
17 11 (0.72%) APMP
18 10 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.39%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 217 (14.29%) QA
2 17 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.99%) ISO 9000
4 12 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.53%) ISO 14001
7 6 (0.39%) P3O
8 4 (0.26%) EMIR
8 4 (0.26%) FATCA
8 4 (0.26%) MiFID
9 3 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.13%) BS15000
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.13%) BS7799
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.066%) Basel II
11 1 (0.066%) GAAP
11 1 (0.066%) SLA
11 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 17799
11 1 (0.066%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 14 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.72%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.066%) Squid
6 1 (0.066%) UAG
6 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.066%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.066%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.066%) XenApp
6 1 (0.066%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 204 (13.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.33%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.13%) SCCM
5 2 (0.13%) Puppet
5 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.066%) nmon
6 1 (0.066%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.066%) StatsD
6 1 (0.066%) Graphite
6 1 (0.066%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.066%) SCOM
6 1 (0.066%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.066%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.066%) Control-M
6 1 (0.066%) Nagios
Vendors
1 230 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.26%) HP
3 149 (9.81%) Oracle
4 66 (4.34%) SAP
5 36 (2.37%) IBM
6 26 (1.71%) Cisco
7 22 (1.45%) Remedy
8 19 (1.25%) OpenText
9 18 (1.18%) VMware
10 15 (0.99%) Teradata
11 14 (0.92%) PeopleSoft
12 11 (0.72%) Informatica
13 10 (0.66%) Sybase
13 10 (0.66%) Citrix
14 9 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.59%) McAfee
14 9 (0.59%) Capita
15 8 (0.53%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.53%) Adobe
15 8 (0.53%) Siebel
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £100.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
DCS Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Billingshurst, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £30000 - £37000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £551 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £249 - £351 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
CPS Group
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Cambridge
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 22 days ago