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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 164 149 119
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 737 775 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.29% 1.47% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 8.52% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 506 542
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £500 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £31.56 £20.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.92% -35.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.30 £35.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+92.35% -43.85%

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
11189 9095 10240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.56% 17.26% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6198 5113 5307
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 404 606
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
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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 -15 645 £363 +3.57% 224
London -47 206 £400 - 61
South East -33 129 £370 +5.71% 47
South West +6 81 £325 -16.12% 32
North West 0 53 £393 +30.83% 21
Wales +6 52 £325 +23.80% 6
City of London -8 52 £413 -2.94% 22
South Wales +21 47 £325 +24.40% 5
Yorkshire +27 46 £345 +38.00% 18
West Yorkshire +17 38 £343 +37.00% 9
East of England -12 36 £350 -0.07% 14
North East -16 36 £379 +4.05% 3
Tyne and Wear -8 34 £389 - 3
Bristol +8 33 £325 -31.57% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 33 £400 - 3
Cheshire +24 32 £385 +28.33% 5
West Midlands -15 32 £360 +9.09% 15
Berkshire +4 30 £400 +26.98% 11
East Midlands +14 28 £255 -7.27% 11
Newport +9 28 £325 -13.33% 2
Hampshire -14 28 £385 +2.66% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 27 £318 -9.28% 8
Scotland -29 27 £339 +6.69% 6
Leeds +11 20 £345 +38.00% 7
Devon -8 19 £341 - 2
Warrington +5 17 £484 +58.60%
Cardiff +2 17 £275 +3.28% 3
Glasgow -4 16 £356 +0.28% 1
Milton Keynes -4 16 £350 - 3
Wiltshire +2 14 £266 -35.45% 4

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

1 600 (37.29%) ISTQB
2 496 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
3 492 (30.58%) Finance
4 380 (23.62%) Software Testing
5 313 (19.45%) SQL
6 308 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 305 (18.96%) Business Analysis
8 292 (18.15%) HP Quality Center
9 290 (18.02%) Test Scripting
10 284 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 247 (15.35%) QA
12 243 (15.10%) Security Cleared
13 238 (14.79%) Project Management
14 210 (13.05%) HP
15 204 (12.68%) PRINCE2
16 202 (12.55%) Scrum
17 200 (12.43%) SC Cleared
18 198 (12.31%) Microsoft
19 197 (12.24%) Test Management
20 189 (11.75%) Oracle
21 188 (11.68%) Degree
22 186 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
23 185 (11.50%) Selenium
24 184 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
25 170 (10.57%) Banking
26 166 (10.32%) Java
27 152 (9.45%) Test Strategy
28 141 (8.76%) JIRA
29 138 (8.58%) .NET
30 136 (8.45%) C#

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 70 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 26 (1.62%) CMS
3 18 (1.12%) WebLogic
4 17 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 11 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.68%) MQSeries
5 11 (0.68%) Drupal
6 10 (0.62%) Confluence
7 9 (0.56%) SAS
8 8 (0.50%) Apache
9 7 (0.44%) WebLogic Integration
10 6 (0.37%) MS Project Server
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.19%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.19%) CICS
13 3 (0.19%) Mule
14 2 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 112 (6.96%) MS Excel
2 77 (4.79%) MS Office
3 65 (4.04%) MS Project
4 56 (3.48%) MS Visio
5 30 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.25%) Mingle
8 1 (0.062%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
3 12 (0.75%) Summit
4 6 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.25%) Agresso
6 4 (0.25%) JDE OneWorld
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.19%) Cognos TM1
7 3 (0.19%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.68%) Office 365
2 6 (0.37%) SaaS
2 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.062%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.062%) Heroku
4 1 (0.062%) PaaS
4 1 (0.062%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.80%) Internet
2 24 (1.49%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.18%) FTP
4 14 (0.87%) SAN
4 14 (0.87%) DNS
5 12 (0.75%) LTE
6 11 (0.68%) GSM
6 11 (0.68%) HTTP
6 11 (0.68%) Firewall
7 10 (0.62%) GPRS
7 10 (0.62%) UMTS
8 9 (0.56%) DVB
8 9 (0.56%) Wireshark
9 8 (0.50%) Radio Access Network
9 8 (0.50%) LAN
10 7 (0.44%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.44%) WAN
10 7 (0.44%) Network Security
10 7 (0.44%) VLAN
10 7 (0.44%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 33 (2.05%) Relational Database
4 27 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
5 22 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 14 (0.87%) DB2
8 10 (0.62%) DbVisualizer
8 10 (0.62%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
9 9 (0.56%) Big Data
10 8 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.50%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.50%) Star Schema
10 8 (0.50%) MS Access
11 7 (0.44%) QlikView
12 6 (0.37%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 185 (11.50%) Selenium
2 141 (8.76%) JIRA
3 109 (6.77%) QuickTest Pro
4 105 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 84 (5.22%) WebDriver
6 52 (3.23%) LoadRunner
7 49 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 44 (2.73%) JMeter
9 42 (2.61%) Jenkins
10 41 (2.55%) Visual Studio
11 39 (2.42%) JUnit
12 37 (2.30%) Subversion
13 36 (2.24%) Bugzilla
14 35 (2.18%) Maven
15 32 (1.99%) TestDirector
16 31 (1.93%) TestNG
17 29 (1.80%) SpecFlow
18 28 (1.74%) TortoiseSVN
19 24 (1.49%) SoapUI
20 23 (1.43%) Ant
General
1 492 (30.58%) Finance
2 170 (10.57%) Banking
3 94 (5.84%) Retail
4 88 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.99%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.93%) Marketing
7 29 (1.80%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.43%) Legal
9 20 (1.24%) Electronics
10 17 (1.06%) Publishing
11 16 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.93%) Local Government
12 15 (0.93%) Automotive
12 15 (0.93%) Retail Banking
13 14 (0.87%) Billing
14 13 (0.81%) Back Office
15 8 (0.50%) Law
16 7 (0.44%) Advertising
17 5 (0.31%) Front Office
17 5 (0.31%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 890 (55.31%) Analyst
2 463 (28.78%) Test Analyst
3 378 (23.49%) Business Analyst
4 231 (14.36%) Tester
5 136 (8.45%) Test Manager
6 95 (5.90%) Test Leader
7 70 (4.35%) Test Engineer
8 69 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
9 54 (3.36%) Project Manager
10 41 (2.55%) Automation Tester
11 37 (2.30%) QA Analyst
12 36 (2.24%) Agile Test Analyst
13 35 (2.18%) Senior Test Analyst
14 30 (1.86%) Senior Business Analyst
15 28 (1.74%) Agile Business Analyst
15 28 (1.74%) Systems Analyst
16 25 (1.55%) QA Tester
17 24 (1.49%) Consultant
18 22 (1.37%) Architect
19 19 (1.18%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (8.58%) .NET
2 83 (5.16%) XML
3 52 (3.23%) Web Services
4 48 (2.98%) HTML
5 35 (2.18%) .NET Framework
6 34 (2.11%) ASP.NET
7 32 (1.99%) SOAP
8 23 (1.43%) REST
9 21 (1.31%) JSP
10 18 (1.12%) Gherkin
11 15 (0.93%) WCF
12 14 (0.87%) Flash
13 13 (0.81%) Middleware
13 13 (0.81%) WPF
14 12 (0.75%) J2EE
15 8 (0.50%) CSS
16 6 (0.37%) RESTful
16 6 (0.37%) XSLT
17 5 (0.31%) FpML
17 5 (0.31%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 186 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.54%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.42%) Open Source
5 45 (2.80%) Client/Server
6 38 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 18 (1.12%) PMI
7 18 (1.12%) NHS
8 17 (1.06%) AS400
9 16 (0.99%) STB
10 15 (0.93%) MPEG
11 14 (0.87%) DTV
12 13 (0.81%) Fixed Income
12 13 (0.81%) Video on Demand
13 12 (0.75%) IPTV
14 10 (0.62%) Credit Risk
15 9 (0.56%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.50%) User Experience
16 8 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 95 (5.90%) UNIX
1 95 (5.90%) Windows
2 59 (3.67%) Linux
3 31 (1.93%) Apple iOS
4 30 (1.86%) Android
5 22 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.44%) HPUX
8 7 (0.44%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.44%) SUSE
9 5 (0.31%) AIX
9 5 (0.31%) Windows NT
9 5 (0.31%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.25%) Solaris
11 3 (0.19%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.19%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.062%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.062%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 496 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 380 (23.62%) Software Testing
3 308 (19.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 305 (18.96%) Business Analysis
5 290 (18.02%) Test Scripting
6 238 (14.79%) Project Management
7 204 (12.68%) PRINCE2
8 202 (12.55%) Scrum
9 197 (12.24%) Test Management
10 184 (11.44%) Stakeholder Management
11 152 (9.45%) Test Strategy
12 135 (8.39%) BDD
13 130 (8.08%) ITIL
14 127 (7.89%) Test Automation
15 112 (6.96%) Automated Testing
16 110 (6.84%) Integration Testing
17 103 (6.40%) Waterfall
18 91 (5.66%) UML
19 88 (5.47%) User Stories
20 87 (5.41%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 313 (19.45%) SQL
2 166 (10.32%) Java
3 136 (8.45%) C#
4 51 (3.17%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.67%) VB
6 28 (1.74%) Python
7 27 (1.68%) Ruby
8 24 (1.49%) VBScript
8 24 (1.49%) Perl
9 21 (1.31%) C
10 20 (1.24%) C++
11 16 (0.99%) T-SQL
12 14 (0.87%) PHP
13 10 (0.62%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.50%) VBA
15 7 (0.44%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (0.44%) Tcl
16 6 (0.37%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 600 (37.29%) ISTQB
2 284 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 243 (15.10%) Security Cleared
4 200 (12.43%) SC Cleared
5 188 (11.68%) Degree
6 113 (7.02%) ISEB Practitioner
7 48 (2.98%) APMP
8 47 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 42 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 39 (2.42%) PMI Certification
11 37 (2.30%) CBAP
12 36 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 33 (2.05%) DV Cleared
14 30 (1.86%) IIBA
15 25 (1.55%) PMP
16 16 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.75%) MCITP
19 10 (0.62%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (15.35%) QA
2 20 (1.24%) P3O
3 10 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 10 (0.62%) SLA
4 5 (0.31%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.25%) COBIT
5 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.19%) TickIT
6 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.19%) FATCA
6 3 (0.19%) EMIR
7 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) MiFID
7 2 (0.12%) BS15000
7 2 (0.12%) BS7799
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.062%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (0.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.44%) VMware ESX
3 6 (0.37%) NDS
4 5 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.19%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.062%) NFS
8 1 (0.062%) XenApp
8 1 (0.062%) Xen
Systems Management
1 292 (18.15%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (0.37%) SCCM
4 5 (0.31%) Netcool
4 5 (0.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (0.25%) WebInspect
5 4 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.19%) nmon
7 1 (0.062%) Nagios
7 1 (0.062%) Nessus
7 1 (0.062%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.062%) Puppet
7 1 (0.062%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.062%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.062%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.062%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.062%) Oracle EDQ
7 1 (0.062%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.062%) StatsD
Vendors
1 210 (13.05%) HP
2 198 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 189 (11.75%) Oracle
4 92 (5.72%) SAP
5 29 (1.80%) Citrix
6 28 (1.74%) Cisco
7 24 (1.49%) IBM
8 18 (1.12%) Siebel
9 12 (0.75%) hybris
9 12 (0.75%) Murex
9 12 (0.75%) Informatica
10 11 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
10 11 (0.68%) TIBCO
10 11 (0.68%) Open Text
11 10 (0.62%) ATG
11 10 (0.62%) Remedy
12 9 (0.56%) JD Edwards
12 9 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.56%) VMware
13 8 (0.50%) Hyperion
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £430 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £120 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £425 per day for 6 months (rolling)
Posted: 17 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £340.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newport, Gwent
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £125.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £325 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wales
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago