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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 167 171 153
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 822 750 765
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.40% 1.35% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.39% 7.15% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 477 485
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
Average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.35% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.34 £13.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.09 £62.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +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
11120 10486 9247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.98% 18.86% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6676 5963 5076
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 434 478
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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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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
England -2 739 £360 +2.85% 216
London +16 226 £425 +6.25% 64
South East -3 175 £373 +7.97% 29
South West +12 92 £375 +7.14% 22
Hampshire +9 65 £375 -0.53% 6
North West -21 62 £385 +19.37% 39
Scotland +20 56 £331 -1.85% 8
West Midlands +19 55 £300 -20.00% 14
Yorkshire -26 52 £290 -14.39% 20
City of London -7 50 £413 -2.94% 20
Manchester +8 42 £400 +24.03% 18
Buckinghamshire -2 40 £355 +31.48% 4
West Yorkshire -26 40 £280 -17.34% 13
East of England -4 36 £323 -12.24% 17
Milton Keynes +7 34 £350 +18.64% 4
Leeds -13 33 £270 -21.16% 11
Bristol +3 25 £350 -6.66% 5
Edinburgh -2 24 £290 +3.57% 5
Devon +15 23 £350 -2.77% 1
Wales -17 23 £185 -43.07% 9
Cambridgeshire +12 21 £288 -14.17% 3
Surrey -3 21 £400 +10.34% 3
Glasgow +9 20 £340 -4.49% 3
Coventry - 20 £300 - 5
Cambridge +9 17 £275 -21.42% 3
Berkshire -20 17 £363 -2.02% 6
West Sussex -2 16 £300 -6.25% 2
Cardiff -12 16 £185 -44.36% 6
South Wales -24 16 £185 -43.07% 8
East Midlands -16 15 £335 +37.43% 10

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 567 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 556 (36.34%) ISTQB
3 449 (29.35%) Finance
4 343 (22.42%) Test Scripting
5 329 (21.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 315 (20.59%) SQL
7 299 (19.54%) Business Analysis
8 282 (18.43%) Software Testing
9 277 (18.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 230 (15.03%) PRINCE2
11 229 (14.97%) Microsoft
12 216 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
13 215 (14.05%) Security Cleared
14 212 (13.86%) Banking
15 202 (13.20%) QA
16 191 (12.48%) Waterfall
17 179 (11.70%) Project Management
18 177 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
18 177 (11.57%) Scrum
19 175 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
20 171 (11.18%) HP
21 165 (10.78%) Test Strategy
22 148 (9.67%) Test Automation
23 147 (9.61%) Oracle
24 144 (9.41%) Java
25 143 (9.35%) Integration Testing
26 142 (9.28%) .NET
27 139 (9.08%) SC Cleared
28 137 (8.95%) Test Management
29 133 (8.69%) Retail

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (2.48%) CMS
2 35 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (0.98%) Confluence
5 14 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.46%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.39%) LiveLink
9 5 (0.33%) IIS
9 5 (0.33%) Documentum
9 5 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (0.26%) Umbraco
10 4 (0.26%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 4 (0.26%) ATG Dynamo
11 3 (0.20%) JBoss
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) Magnolia
12 2 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 129 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.16%) MS Office
3 42 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.50%) MS Project
5 18 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.39%) SPSS
8 1 (0.065%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.59%) Summit
4 7 (0.46%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.13%) Unica
8 2 (0.13%) Endur
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.13%) Exstream
8 2 (0.13%) MultiFonds
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) SaaS
2 5 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.26%) Office 365
4 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.065%) PaaS
5 1 (0.065%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (0.78%) Firewall
2 10 (0.65%) ATM
2 10 (0.65%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.59%) WAN
4 8 (0.52%) Internet
4 8 (0.52%) GSM
5 7 (0.46%) VoIP
5 7 (0.46%) MPLS
5 7 (0.46%) LTE
6 6 (0.39%) UMTS
7 5 (0.33%) SAN
8 4 (0.26%) LDAP
8 4 (0.26%) CDMA
8 4 (0.26%) GPRS
8 4 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (0.26%) DWDM
8 4 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.26%) RTCP
8 4 (0.26%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 56 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 17 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 14 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.78%) MySQL
7 11 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (0.59%) DB2
8 9 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.46%) DbVisualizer
9 7 (0.46%) Data Mining
9 7 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.39%) Big Data
11 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.20%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.13%) QlikView
14 2 (0.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 132 (8.63%) Selenium
2 96 (6.27%) JIRA
3 73 (4.77%) Cucumber
4 62 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (3.79%) SoapUI
6 55 (3.59%) WebDriver
7 43 (2.81%) LoadRunner
8 37 (2.42%) JMeter
8 37 (2.42%) HP UFT
9 31 (2.03%) Visual Studio
10 30 (1.96%) SpecFlow
11 29 (1.90%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.05%) FitNesse
13 14 (0.92%) JUnit
14 12 (0.78%) JBehave
14 12 (0.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 12 (0.78%) Axure RP
15 11 (0.72%) Maven
16 10 (0.65%) Git (software)
16 10 (0.65%) Ant
General
1 449 (29.35%) Finance
2 212 (13.86%) Banking
3 133 (8.69%) Retail
4 54 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 52 (3.40%) Retail Banking
6 31 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.96%) Legal
8 20 (1.31%) Law
8 20 (1.31%) General Ledger
9 19 (1.24%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.05%) Marketing
11 12 (0.78%) Billing
12 10 (0.65%) Local Government
12 10 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
13 9 (0.59%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.59%) Back Office
14 7 (0.46%) Front Office
14 7 (0.46%) Automotive
14 7 (0.46%) Advertising
15 6 (0.39%) German Language
Job Titles
1 880 (57.52%) Analyst
2 441 (28.82%) Test Analyst
3 410 (26.80%) Business Analyst
4 201 (13.14%) Tester
5 153 (10.00%) Test Manager
6 124 (8.10%) Test Leader
7 72 (4.71%) Project Manager
8 70 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
9 37 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
10 35 (2.29%) Systems Analyst
11 33 (2.16%) Test Engineer
11 33 (2.16%) Agile Test Analyst
12 30 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
13 29 (1.90%) Agile Business Analyst
14 27 (1.76%) Architect
15 25 (1.63%) Consultant
16 24 (1.57%) QA Analyst
17 22 (1.44%) Banking Business Analyst
17 22 (1.44%) Manual Tester
17 22 (1.44%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (9.28%) .NET
2 107 (6.99%) XML
3 60 (3.92%) HTML
3 60 (3.92%) SOAP
4 48 (3.14%) Web Services
5 38 (2.48%) ASP.NET
6 31 (2.03%) .NET Framework
7 27 (1.76%) XML Messaging
8 24 (1.57%) JSP
9 22 (1.44%) CSS
10 18 (1.18%) Gherkin
11 14 (0.92%) J2EE
12 11 (0.72%) REST
13 9 (0.59%) Middleware
14 7 (0.46%) Flash
15 4 (0.26%) FpML
15 4 (0.26%) Spring
16 3 (0.20%) JSF
16 3 (0.20%) JSON
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 175 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.29%) User Experience
4 26 (1.70%) Smart Meter
5 21 (1.37%) AS400
6 20 (1.31%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 18 (1.18%) GIS
9 17 (1.11%) Derivative
10 16 (1.05%) SWIFT
10 16 (1.05%) Data Centre
11 13 (0.85%) Mobile App
11 13 (0.85%) Mathematics
11 13 (0.85%) Data Integration
11 13 (0.85%) Equities
12 10 (0.65%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.65%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.59%) MPEG
13 9 (0.59%) NHS
14 8 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 97 (6.34%) UNIX
2 87 (5.69%) Windows
3 47 (3.07%) Linux
4 14 (0.92%) Solaris
5 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (0.72%) Android
6 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (0.65%) AIX
6 10 (0.65%) Apple iOS
7 8 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.13%) HPUX
9 2 (0.13%) SUSE
10 1 (0.065%) CentOS
10 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (37.06%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (22.42%) Test Scripting
3 329 (21.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 299 (19.54%) Business Analysis
5 282 (18.43%) Software Testing
6 230 (15.03%) PRINCE2
7 191 (12.48%) Waterfall
8 179 (11.70%) Project Management
9 177 (11.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 177 (11.57%) Scrum
10 165 (10.78%) Test Strategy
11 148 (9.67%) Test Automation
12 143 (9.35%) Integration Testing
13 137 (8.95%) Test Management
14 124 (8.10%) SDLC
15 115 (7.52%) Regression Testing
16 110 (7.19%) Migration
17 103 (6.73%) Manual Testing
17 103 (6.73%) Automated Testing
18 102 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 315 (20.59%) SQL
2 144 (9.41%) Java
3 75 (4.90%) C#
4 65 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 28 (1.83%) C++
6 22 (1.44%) Python
7 21 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 21 (1.37%) VB
7 21 (1.37%) C
8 20 (1.31%) Ruby
9 19 (1.24%) VBScript
10 18 (1.18%) PowerShell
11 11 (0.72%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 10 (0.65%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.59%) PHP
13 9 (0.59%) Groovy
14 6 (0.39%) Perl
15 5 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.13%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 556 (36.34%) ISTQB
2 277 (18.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 215 (14.05%) Security Cleared
4 139 (9.08%) SC Cleared
5 127 (8.30%) Degree
6 87 (5.69%) ISEB Practitioner
7 53 (3.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 52 (3.40%) DV Cleared
9 44 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 29 (1.90%) PMI Certification
11 25 (1.63%) IIBA
12 23 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 22 (1.44%) PMP
14 20 (1.31%) CBAP
15 18 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (1.05%) MCITP
18 13 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
19 12 (0.78%) APMP
20 6 (0.39%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (13.20%) QA
2 16 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.85%) ISO 9000
4 9 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.52%) ISO 14001
5 8 (0.52%) P3O
6 4 (0.26%) MiFID
6 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.26%) FATCA
7 3 (0.20%) EMIR
8 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.13%) BS15000
8 2 (0.13%) BS7799
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.065%) GAAP
9 1 (0.065%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (0.92%) Active Directory
2 12 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.46%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (0.13%) Snort
6 1 (0.065%) Squid
6 1 (0.065%) UAG
6 1 (0.065%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.065%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.065%) XenApp
6 1 (0.065%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 216 (14.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.26%) Tivoli
3 4 (0.26%) BMC PATROL
3 4 (0.26%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.13%) SCCM
4 2 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.13%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.065%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.065%) StatsD
5 1 (0.065%) Graphite
5 1 (0.065%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.065%) Control-M
5 1 (0.065%) Nagios
5 1 (0.065%) SCOM
5 1 (0.065%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.065%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 229 (14.97%) Microsoft
2 171 (11.18%) HP
3 147 (9.61%) Oracle
4 52 (3.40%) SAP
5 32 (2.09%) IBM
6 23 (1.50%) Cisco
7 19 (1.24%) OpenText
8 17 (1.11%) VMware
8 17 (1.11%) Teradata
8 17 (1.11%) Remedy
9 15 (0.98%) Informatica
10 13 (0.85%) Citrix
11 9 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
11 9 (0.59%) McAfee
11 9 (0.59%) Capita
11 9 (0.59%) Talend
12 8 (0.52%) Adobe
13 7 (0.46%) Murex
13 7 (0.46%) Siebel
14 6 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Intapeople
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day + +
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £251 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Ideal Training
Rate: Excellent Daily Rate Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £450 per day for 3 months
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 5 days ago