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 23 January 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
Rank 242 174 159
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 425 707 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 1.41% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.65% 6.75% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 481 458
Median daily rate £370 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.75% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +165.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.60 £30.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £143.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +165.99%

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
9134 10479 10312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.36% 20.97% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5831 6371 6019
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 494 487
Median hourly rate £28.58 £39.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.73% +110.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.54 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +110.52%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -68 390 £375 +3.44% 147
London -82 119 £425 +6.25% 37
South East -23 68 £350 +1.44% 26
South West -14 57 £400 +14.28% 12
West Midlands -19 36 £338 -1.81% 14
North West +26 31 £338 -0.73% 16
City of London -4 29 £494 +15.49% 10
Yorkshire -24 26 £325 +4.83% 21
Wales +19 22 £193 +1.31% 2
Wiltshire +4 22 £413 +10.00% 3
West Yorkshire -9 21 £325 +0.77% 19
East Midlands 0 20 £415 +25.75% 9
Surrey +15 18 £333 -2.20% 5
Gloucestershire +6 18 £400 +10.34% 3
Hampshire +7 16 £325 -16.12% 6
Swindon 0 15 £413 +6.45% 3
Manchester 0 15 £340 - 8
East of England -8 15 £325 -7.14% 10
Leeds -10 14 £325 - 12
Guildford +7 12 £280 -13.84%
Northamptonshire -11 12 £450 -21.73% 3
South Wales +12 11 £195 +2.63%
Birmingham 0 11 £338 -8.16% 5
Oxford +12 10 £200 -33.33% 3
Oxfordshire +4 10 £200 -33.33% 5
North East -10 10 £431 +10.57% 2
West Wales - 10 £187 - 2
Swansea - 10 £187 - 2
Bristol 0 9 £338 -10.00% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 9 £413 +8.55% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ISEB.

1 450 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (42.11%) ISTQB
3 262 (27.04%) Finance
4 211 (21.78%) SQL
5 200 (20.64%) Test Scripting
6 198 (20.43%) Business Analysis
7 173 (17.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 166 (17.13%) Selenium
9 158 (16.31%) PRINCE2
10 156 (16.10%) Software Testing
11 152 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
12 149 (15.38%) QA
13 146 (15.07%) Scrum
14 145 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
15 129 (13.31%) JIRA
15 129 (13.31%) Java
16 126 (13.00%) Security Cleared
17 123 (12.69%) Degree
18 122 (12.59%) Microsoft
19 119 (12.28%) BDD
20 116 (11.97%) SDLC
21 114 (11.76%) ITIL
22 108 (11.15%) Project Management
23 106 (10.94%) Test Automation
24 104 (10.73%) Oracle
25 98 (10.11%) Waterfall
26 89 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
27 83 (8.57%) Unix
27 83 (8.57%) Banking
28 81 (8.36%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.72%) Confluence
2 21 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.34%) IIS
3 13 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (1.34%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.24%) SAS
4 12 (1.24%) WebSphere
5 9 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (0.83%) CMS
7 6 (0.62%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.62%) JBoss
8 5 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.41%) ATG Dynamo
9 4 (0.41%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.31%) Apache
10 3 (0.31%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.31%) JCAPS
11 2 (0.21%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.10%) Documentum
Applications
1 67 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 50 (5.16%) MS Office
3 31 (3.20%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.89%) MS Project
5 21 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.31%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.10%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.10%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.10%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.10%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.58%) SaaS
2 16 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.52%) GitHub
4 5 (0.52%) IaaS
4 5 (0.52%) Office 365
5 3 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.10%) G Suite
6 1 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.10%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.55%) Internet
2 10 (1.03%) TCP/IP
3 7 (0.72%) HTTP
3 7 (0.72%) WAN
4 6 (0.62%) Firewall
5 5 (0.52%) FTP
5 5 (0.52%) Network Security
5 5 (0.52%) Wireshark
6 4 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (0.41%) LDAP
6 4 (0.41%) SSH
7 3 (0.31%) 4G
7 3 (0.31%) DMZ
7 3 (0.31%) Intranet
7 3 (0.31%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (0.21%) LAN
8 2 (0.21%) Skype
8 2 (0.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (4.64%) Data Warehouse
2 41 (4.23%) SQL Server
3 15 (1.55%) NonStop SQL
4 13 (1.34%) Hadoop
5 12 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.24%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.72%) Big Data
6 7 (0.72%) GIS
6 7 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
10 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.21%) DB2
11 2 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.10%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 166 (17.13%) Selenium
2 129 (13.31%) JIRA
3 57 (5.88%) Cucumber
4 48 (4.95%) WebDriver
5 47 (4.85%) SoapUI
6 45 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 44 (4.54%) Jenkins
8 40 (4.13%) HP UFT
9 37 (3.82%) JMeter
9 37 (3.82%) Visual Studio
10 32 (3.30%) LoadRunner
11 29 (2.99%) Maven
12 27 (2.79%) SpecFlow
13 26 (2.68%) Git (software)
14 16 (1.65%) Ant
14 16 (1.65%) JUnit
15 15 (1.55%) Subversion
16 10 (1.03%) Zephyr
17 9 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
18 8 (0.83%) TestNG
General
1 262 (27.04%) Finance
2 83 (8.57%) Banking
3 56 (5.78%) Retail
4 24 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 20 (2.06%) Legal
6 14 (1.44%) Marketing
7 13 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.93%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.72%) Electronics
11 6 (0.62%) Automotive
12 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.52%) Games
12 5 (0.52%) Publishing
13 4 (0.41%) Billing
13 4 (0.41%) Law
13 4 (0.41%) Local Government
13 4 (0.41%) Military
14 3 (0.31%) Front Office
15 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 500 (51.60%) Analyst
2 258 (26.63%) Business Analyst
3 209 (21.57%) Test Analyst
4 150 (15.48%) Tester
5 63 (6.50%) Test Leader
6 56 (5.78%) Test Engineer
7 55 (5.68%) Test Manager
8 45 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (4.23%) Automation Tester
10 39 (4.02%) Architect
11 36 (3.72%) Financial Analyst
12 35 (3.61%) Project Manager
13 30 (3.10%) Service Analyst
14 26 (2.68%) Automation Test Analyst
15 25 (2.58%) Developer
15 25 (2.58%) QA Analyst
15 25 (2.58%) Senior Business Analyst
16 23 (2.37%) Performance Tester
16 23 (2.37%) QA Tester
16 23 (2.37%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (8.05%) XML
2 61 (6.30%) .NET
3 40 (4.13%) Web Services
4 34 (3.51%) SOAP
5 20 (2.06%) Hibernate
5 20 (2.06%) J2EE
5 20 (2.06%) Spring
6 17 (1.75%) Gherkin
6 17 (1.75%) HTML
6 17 (1.75%) REST
6 17 (1.75%) RESTful
7 14 (1.44%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.14%) ASP.NET
8 11 (1.14%) JSON
8 11 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 10 (1.03%) XSLT
10 8 (0.83%) CSS
11 7 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 7 (0.72%) BlazeDS
11 7 (0.72%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 89 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 32 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.37%) NHS
5 18 (1.86%) User Experience
6 17 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 17 (1.75%) Equities
6 17 (1.75%) PMI
7 15 (1.55%) CESG
7 15 (1.55%) CESG CLAS
8 14 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.34%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.14%) Fintech
10 11 (1.14%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.03%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.93%) Smart Meter
13 7 (0.72%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.72%) Virtual Team
14 6 (0.62%) EPoS
15 5 (0.52%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 83 (8.57%) Unix
2 58 (5.99%) Windows
3 51 (5.26%) Linux
4 14 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.14%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.93%) Android
7 5 (0.52%) Solaris
7 5 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.41%) AIX
8 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 450 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (20.64%) Test Scripting
3 198 (20.43%) Business Analysis
4 158 (16.31%) PRINCE2
5 156 (16.10%) Software Testing
6 152 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 146 (15.07%) Scrum
8 145 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
9 119 (12.28%) BDD
10 116 (11.97%) SDLC
11 114 (11.76%) ITIL
12 108 (11.15%) Project Management
13 106 (10.94%) Test Automation
14 98 (10.11%) Waterfall
15 76 (7.84%) Automated Testing
16 73 (7.53%) TDD
17 72 (7.43%) UML
17 72 (7.43%) Use Case
18 70 (7.22%) Functional Testing
19 66 (6.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (21.78%) SQL
2 129 (13.31%) Java
3 34 (3.51%) C#
3 34 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 33 (3.41%) Python
5 27 (2.79%) C
6 23 (2.37%) PL/SQL
7 21 (2.17%) Ruby
8 13 (1.34%) Groovy
9 11 (1.14%) VB.NET
10 9 (0.93%) VBScript
11 7 (0.72%) ActionScript
11 7 (0.72%) Bash Shell
12 6 (0.62%) PHP
12 6 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.41%) C++
14 4 (0.41%) COBOL
14 4 (0.41%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 408 (42.11%) ISTQB
2 173 (17.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 126 (13.00%) Security Cleared
4 123 (12.69%) Degree
5 63 (6.50%) SC Cleared
6 44 (4.54%) DV Cleared
7 34 (3.51%) CBAP
8 30 (3.10%) CISSP
9 23 (2.37%) IIBA
10 20 (2.06%) PMI Certification
11 18 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 18 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 16 (1.65%) ISEB Practitioner
13 15 (1.55%) CLAS
14 12 (1.24%) CISM
15 11 (1.14%) APMG
15 11 (1.14%) Chartered Engineer
15 11 (1.14%) CITP
16 10 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (15.38%) QA
2 22 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.14%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.93%) MiFID
5 8 (0.83%) COBIT
5 8 (0.83%) SDET
6 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.31%) HL7
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.31%) P3O
8 2 (0.21%) Basel III
8 2 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 2 (0.21%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.10%) Basel II
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.10%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.41%) Snort
4 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.21%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 81 (8.36%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (0.62%) Oozie
3 5 (0.52%) Graphite
4 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (0.31%) SCCM
4 3 (0.31%) SCOM
5 2 (0.21%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.10%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 122 (12.59%) Microsoft
2 104 (10.73%) Oracle
3 63 (6.50%) HP
4 32 (3.30%) SAP
5 23 (2.37%) IBM
6 20 (2.06%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.86%) Sybase
8 13 (1.34%) VMware
9 11 (1.14%) Cisco
10 10 (1.03%) webMethods
11 9 (0.93%) AppDynamics
12 8 (0.83%) Adobe
12 8 (0.83%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
13 7 (0.72%) Cloudera
14 6 (0.62%) Sage
15 5 (0.52%) Siebel
15 5 (0.52%) Teradata
16 4 (0.41%) Fiorano
16 4 (0.41%) Sourcefire
Oxfordshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Robert Walters
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Computer People
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
UK
Computer Recruitment Services
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Adteq
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ninesharp
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Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Venn Group
Rate: £290 - £334 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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