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 25 June 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 214 173 137
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -36
Contract jobs citing ISEB 639 754 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.35% 1.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.50% 7.09% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 515 595
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
Median hourly rate £14.68 £19.94 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.40% -49.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.21 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £105.50 £31.34 £66.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.68 £19.94 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-26.40% -45.74%

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
11609 10630 10582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.88% 18.97% 19.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7262 6198 6147
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 554 499
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.12 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.15% +34.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.37% +34.00%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -24 576 £375 +3.44% 152
London +11 203 £400 -3.03% 42
South East -8 140 £389 +8.74% 26
West Midlands -19 49 £335 -0.74% 11
Scotland -39 46 £325 -2.77% 6
Yorkshire +2 41 £350 +7.69% 22
East of England +26 40 £373 +24.16% 13
South West -8 36 £325 -13.33% 12
Hampshire -13 35 £400 +3.22% 3
North West -47 35 £338 -15.62% 18
Surrey +6 33 £460 +31.89% 4
West Yorkshire +1 31 £375 +27.11% 19
Glasgow +15 29 £384 +12.86% 1
City of London +17 28 £423 -0.58% 19
Leeds +1 26 £342 +24.36% 15
Manchester -9 25 £331 +1.92% 10
Birmingham -3 22 £330 -5.71% 7
East Midlands +12 18 £400 +33.33% 6
West Sussex -7 18 £400 +28.00%
Wales -6 17 £325 +4.83%
South Wales +8 16 £350 +8.35%
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £295 -15.71% 7
Basingstoke -7 15 £338 -10.00% 1
Berkshire -19 15 £350 +30.84% 4
Cardiff +4 13 £324 +4.43%
Ipswich +5 12 £400 +7.02% 2
Suffolk +1 12 £400 +7.02% 6
Wiltshire -13 11 £300 -23.07% 4
Cambridgeshire +19 10 £313 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +13 10 £345 +6.15% 2

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 586 (44.46%) ISTQB
2 564 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
3 438 (33.23%) Finance
4 306 (23.22%) SQL
5 289 (21.93%) Test Scripting
6 276 (20.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 272 (20.64%) Software Testing
8 230 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 216 (16.39%) Security Cleared
10 214 (16.24%) Business Analysis
11 206 (15.63%) Microsoft
12 197 (14.95%) Selenium
13 189 (14.34%) PRINCE2
14 172 (13.05%) Project Management
14 172 (13.05%) QA
15 165 (12.52%) HP
16 162 (12.29%) SDLC
17 155 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
18 154 (11.68%) JIRA
19 149 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
19 149 (11.31%) Scrum
20 144 (10.93%) Degree
20 144 (10.93%) Test Automation
21 143 (10.85%) SC Cleared
22 140 (10.62%) Functional Testing
23 136 (10.32%) Java
24 134 (10.17%) Waterfall
25 131 (9.94%) Integration Testing
26 128 (9.71%) Oracle
27 127 (9.64%) Test Strategy

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 45 (3.41%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.11%) Confluence
3 14 (1.06%) IIS
4 11 (0.83%) JBoss
4 11 (0.83%) SAS
5 9 (0.68%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.53%) CMS
7 6 (0.46%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.23%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.076%) ATG Dynamo
11 1 (0.076%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.076%) Documentum
11 1 (0.076%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.076%) Tomcat
Applications
1 92 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.60%) MS Office
3 51 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.75%) MS Project
5 19 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.23%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.076%) Mingle
7 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (1.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 13 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 4 (0.30%) Magento
6 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.23%) Hi Portfolio
7 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.15%) Maximo
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.076%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.88%) SaaS
2 16 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (0.53%) IaaS
3 7 (0.53%) PaaS
4 6 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.46%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) Office 365
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.15%) GitHub
7 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.076%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.076%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.076%) IBM Blueworks
8 1 (0.076%) Trello
8 1 (0.076%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.97%) Internet
2 9 (0.68%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.61%) WAN
4 5 (0.38%) LAN
4 5 (0.38%) SAN
4 5 (0.38%) Skype
5 4 (0.30%) HTTP
5 4 (0.30%) Network Security
5 4 (0.30%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 4 (0.30%) VoIP
6 3 (0.23%) DNS
6 3 (0.23%) Firewall
6 3 (0.23%) GSM
6 3 (0.23%) SSH
7 2 (0.15%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.15%) Intranet
7 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 53 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (2.12%) NonStop SQL
4 22 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 21 (1.59%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 13 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (0.83%) MySQL
9 10 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.53%) DB2
12 6 (0.46%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.38%) Base SAS
13 5 (0.38%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.30%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
14 4 (0.30%) Pentaho
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 197 (14.95%) Selenium
2 154 (11.68%) JIRA
3 97 (7.36%) Cucumber
4 85 (6.45%) WebDriver
5 73 (5.54%) HP UFT
6 60 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (3.19%) JMeter
8 40 (3.03%) SpecFlow
9 39 (2.96%) SoapUI
10 38 (2.88%) LoadRunner
11 34 (2.58%) Visual Studio
12 31 (2.35%) Jenkins
13 23 (1.75%) Maven
14 21 (1.59%) Git (software)
15 20 (1.52%) Toad
16 16 (1.21%) Ant
17 15 (1.14%) JUnit
18 14 (1.06%) TestDirector
19 13 (0.99%) ERwin
19 13 (0.99%) jMock
General
1 438 (33.23%) Finance
2 110 (8.35%) Banking
3 77 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 73 (5.54%) Retail
5 23 (1.75%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.44%) Legal
7 18 (1.37%) Games
8 15 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.14%) Marketing
9 13 (0.99%) Advertising
10 11 (0.83%) Law
10 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.68%) Electronics
12 8 (0.61%) Billing
12 8 (0.61%) Military
13 6 (0.46%) Back Office
14 5 (0.38%) Automotive
14 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.38%) Front Office
14 5 (0.38%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 795 (60.32%) Analyst
2 436 (33.08%) Test Analyst
3 319 (24.20%) Business Analyst
4 144 (10.93%) Tester
5 98 (7.44%) Test Manager
6 70 (5.31%) Test Engineer
7 68 (5.16%) Senior Analyst
8 67 (5.08%) Test Leader
9 52 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 43 (3.26%) Agile Test Analyst
11 39 (2.96%) SQL Analyst
12 38 (2.88%) Financial Analyst
12 38 (2.88%) Project Manager
12 38 (2.88%) QA Analyst
13 37 (2.81%) Automation Tester
14 33 (2.50%) Senior Business Analyst
14 33 (2.50%) Software Analyst
15 31 (2.35%) Banking Analyst
15 31 (2.35%) Senior Test Analyst
16 30 (2.28%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.06%) .NET
2 85 (6.45%) XML
3 58 (4.40%) HTML
4 43 (3.26%) Web Services
5 29 (2.20%) SOAP
6 26 (1.97%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.67%) REST
8 21 (1.59%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.44%) Spring
10 14 (1.06%) Hibernate
11 13 (0.99%) Ajax
11 13 (0.99%) Java EE
11 13 (0.99%) JMS
11 13 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
12 10 (0.76%) Behat
12 10 (0.76%) RESTful
13 9 (0.68%) CSS
13 9 (0.68%) FpML
14 8 (0.61%) MSMQ
15 6 (0.46%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 26 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 24 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.59%) CESG
5 21 (1.59%) CESG CLAS
6 17 (1.29%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.14%) PMI
8 13 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 13 (0.99%) SWIFT
9 12 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 11 (0.83%) AS400
10 11 (0.83%) Virtual Team
11 10 (0.76%) NHS
12 9 (0.68%) Data Integration
12 9 (0.68%) Derivative
13 8 (0.61%) Credit Risk
13 8 (0.61%) IVR
13 8 (0.61%) Smartcard
14 7 (0.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 83 (6.30%) Unix
2 73 (5.54%) Windows
3 60 (4.55%) Linux
4 17 (1.29%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.46%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.38%) Android
9 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.23%) AIX
11 2 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.076%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.076%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (42.79%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (21.93%) Test Scripting
3 272 (20.64%) Software Testing
4 230 (17.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 214 (16.24%) Business Analysis
6 189 (14.34%) PRINCE2
7 172 (13.05%) Project Management
8 162 (12.29%) SDLC
9 149 (11.31%) Scrum
9 149 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
10 144 (10.93%) Test Automation
11 140 (10.62%) Functional Testing
12 134 (10.17%) Waterfall
13 131 (9.94%) Integration Testing
14 127 (9.64%) Test Strategy
15 125 (9.48%) Regression Testing
16 117 (8.88%) Test Management
17 111 (8.42%) BDD
18 110 (8.35%) ITIL
19 97 (7.36%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 306 (23.22%) SQL
2 136 (10.32%) Java
3 83 (6.30%) C#
4 57 (4.32%) JavaScript
5 40 (3.03%) Python
6 34 (2.58%) Ruby
7 25 (1.90%) VBScript
8 23 (1.75%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.37%) VB
10 17 (1.29%) Groovy
11 14 (1.06%) PHP
12 13 (0.99%) C++
12 13 (0.99%) PowerShell
13 12 (0.91%) Bash Shell
14 7 (0.53%) C
14 7 (0.53%) Perl
15 6 (0.46%) Scala
15 6 (0.46%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.38%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 586 (44.46%) ISTQB
2 276 (20.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 216 (16.39%) Security Cleared
4 144 (10.93%) Degree
5 143 (10.85%) SC Cleared
6 53 (4.02%) DV Cleared
7 45 (3.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 41 (3.11%) PMI Certification
9 33 (2.50%) CISSP
10 30 (2.28%) CLAS
10 30 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 26 (1.97%) PMP
12 22 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 21 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (1.52%) CBAP
15 17 (1.29%) IIBA
16 12 (0.91%) APMP
16 12 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
16 12 (0.91%) MCITP
16 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 172 (13.05%) QA
2 32 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.91%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.76%) SLA
6 5 (0.38%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.23%) COBIT
8 3 (0.23%) MiFID
9 2 (0.15%) GAAP
9 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.15%) RMADS
10 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.076%) EMIR
10 1 (0.076%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.076%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.46%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.38%) Docker
5 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.30%) vSphere
7 3 (0.23%) Firmware
8 1 (0.076%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 155 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.46%) SCCM
3 5 (0.38%) SCOM
4 4 (0.30%) Nagios
5 3 (0.23%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.23%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.076%) Ansible
6 1 (0.076%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.076%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.076%) Nessus
6 1 (0.076%) Puppet
6 1 (0.076%) Terraform
Vendors
1 206 (15.63%) Microsoft
2 165 (12.52%) HP
3 128 (9.71%) Oracle
4 52 (3.95%) SAP
5 35 (2.66%) IBM
6 29 (2.20%) VMware
7 28 (2.12%) Cognos
8 22 (1.67%) Rally
9 21 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 20 (1.52%) Cisco
11 19 (1.44%) Informatica
12 14 (1.06%) Reuters
13 12 (0.91%) Pega
14 11 (0.83%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.76%) webMethods
16 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
17 8 (0.61%) CheckPoint
17 8 (0.61%) Sybase
18 7 (0.53%) Intel Security
18 7 (0.53%) NetSuite
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