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 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 206 184 129
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -55
Contract jobs citing ISEB 685 722 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.26% 1.31% 1.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.81% 6.72% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 482 603
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Median hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.05 £41.72 £63.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -7.25%

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
11782 10739 10430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.61% 19.45% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7314 6155 6082
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 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 547 534
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -5 617 £375 - 198
London +5 212 £413 +3.12% 51
South East +13 160 £375 +10.29% 42
West Midlands +10 55 £350 - 18
Scotland -38 48 £332 +0.60% 2
South West -11 43 £325 -16.12% 22
Yorkshire +5 39 £350 +7.69% 24
Hampshire -15 37 £388 -3.12% 10
City of London +30 36 £425 - 22
North West -42 35 £338 -15.62% 15
East of England +12 31 £373 +11.77% 14
Surrey +2 31 £450 +29.03% 7
Glasgow +20 28 £380 +26.66% 1
West Yorkshire -3 27 £350 +13.82% 16
Buckinghamshire +26 25 £335 +7.20% 4
East Midlands +19 22 £390 +30.00% 11
Birmingham +10 22 £330 -12.00% 9
Leeds +4 22 £338 +22.72% 12
Milton Keynes +17 19 £363 +16.00% 4
Manchester -23 19 £338 +12.50% 9
Wales -10 18 £299 -8.07% 4
Berkshire -24 18 £388 +49.03% 5
South Wales -4 16 £300 -7.69% 4
Wiltshire -5 15 £300 -23.07% 4
Kent -10 14 £210 -35.38% 3
West Sussex -16 14 £403 +28.80% 1
North East -42 14 £350 -36.65% 1
Gloucestershire +14 13 £419 +4.68% 12
Edinburgh -36 13 £280 -13.84% 1
Tyne and Wear -47 12 £350 -37.91% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 616 (45.77%) ISTQB
2 570 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
3 459 (34.10%) Finance
4 346 (25.71%) SQL
5 312 (23.18%) Test Scripting
6 281 (20.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 266 (19.76%) Software Testing
8 236 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 229 (17.01%) Business Analysis
9 229 (17.01%) Microsoft
10 217 (16.12%) Security Cleared
11 188 (13.97%) QA
12 186 (13.82%) Selenium
13 183 (13.60%) PRINCE2
14 169 (12.56%) HP
14 169 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
15 156 (11.59%) Waterfall
16 150 (11.14%) Project Management
16 150 (11.14%) Test Automation
17 149 (11.07%) JIRA
18 146 (10.85%) SDLC
19 144 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 140 (10.40%) Scrum
20 140 (10.40%) Degree
21 137 (10.18%) SC Cleared
22 135 (10.03%) Oracle
23 134 (9.96%) Java
24 126 (9.36%) Functional Testing
25 124 (9.21%) Test Management
26 121 (8.99%) Integration Testing

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 53 (3.94%) SharePoint
2 45 (3.34%) Confluence
3 13 (0.97%) IIS
4 11 (0.82%) JBoss
4 11 (0.82%) SAS
5 8 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.52%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.52%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.37%) CMS
7 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.074%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.074%) Documentum
10 1 (0.074%) LiveCycle
10 1 (0.074%) Node.js
Applications
1 102 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 90 (6.69%) MS Office
3 43 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 23 (1.71%) MS Project
5 18 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.074%) Mingle
6 1 (0.074%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 11 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.52%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.30%) Magento
7 4 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.22%) Hi Portfolio
8 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.22%) SAP Business ByDesign
8 3 (0.22%) Sonata
8 3 (0.22%) Tercero
9 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 1 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.56%) SaaS
2 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.52%) IaaS
4 7 (0.52%) PaaS
5 4 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
5 4 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.15%) Office 365
7 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
8 1 (0.074%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.074%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.074%) GitHub
8 1 (0.074%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.074%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.49%) Internet
2 9 (0.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.59%) Skype
3 8 (0.59%) WAN
4 6 (0.45%) FTP
4 6 (0.45%) HTTP
5 5 (0.37%) LAN
6 4 (0.30%) GSM
6 4 (0.30%) Network Security
6 4 (0.30%) SAN
6 4 (0.30%) VoIP
6 4 (0.30%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.22%) DNS
7 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.22%) SSH
7 3 (0.22%) SSL
7 3 (0.22%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
8 2 (0.15%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.10%) SQL Server
2 61 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
3 29 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 27 (2.01%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (1.04%) NonStop SQL
7 14 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (0.82%) MySQL
9 9 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 9 (0.67%) DB2
9 9 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (0.45%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.37%) Base SAS
12 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.30%) Cognos Report Studio
13 4 (0.30%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 186 (13.82%) Selenium
2 149 (11.07%) JIRA
3 91 (6.76%) Cucumber
4 84 (6.24%) WebDriver
5 78 (5.79%) HP UFT
6 70 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
7 45 (3.34%) Visual Studio
8 43 (3.19%) SpecFlow
9 40 (2.97%) LoadRunner
10 35 (2.60%) SoapUI
11 34 (2.53%) JMeter
12 31 (2.30%) Jenkins
13 28 (2.08%) Toad
14 20 (1.49%) Git (software)
14 20 (1.49%) Maven
15 14 (1.04%) Ant
16 13 (0.97%) ERwin
16 13 (0.97%) TestDirector
17 12 (0.89%) JUnit
18 10 (0.74%) jMock
General
1 459 (34.10%) Finance
2 113 (8.40%) Banking
3 79 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 77 (5.72%) Retail
5 26 (1.93%) Retail Banking
6 21 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.34%) Games
7 18 (1.34%) Marketing
8 17 (1.26%) Legal
9 12 (0.89%) Advertising
9 12 (0.89%) Law
10 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.67%) Billing
11 9 (0.67%) Electronics
12 7 (0.52%) Military
13 6 (0.45%) Back Office
14 5 (0.37%) Automotive
14 5 (0.37%) Front Office
14 5 (0.37%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 843 (62.63%) Analyst
2 463 (34.40%) Test Analyst
3 334 (24.81%) Business Analyst
4 155 (11.52%) Tester
5 90 (6.69%) Test Manager
6 76 (5.65%) Test Engineer
7 67 (4.98%) Senior Analyst
8 60 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
9 58 (4.31%) Test Leader
10 53 (3.94%) SQL Analyst
11 49 (3.64%) Financial Analyst
12 44 (3.27%) Agile Test Analyst
13 40 (2.97%) Agile Business Analyst
13 40 (2.97%) Automation Tester
13 40 (2.97%) Software Analyst
14 37 (2.75%) Project Manager
14 37 (2.75%) QA Analyst
15 34 (2.53%) Banking Analyst
15 34 (2.53%) Senior Test Analyst
15 34 (2.53%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (7.43%) .NET
2 92 (6.84%) XML
3 65 (4.83%) HTML
4 46 (3.42%) Web Services
5 30 (2.23%) ASP.NET
6 29 (2.15%) SOAP
7 23 (1.71%) Gherkin
8 18 (1.34%) REST
9 16 (1.19%) Spring
10 12 (0.89%) Hibernate
10 12 (0.89%) RESTful
11 11 (0.82%) MSMQ
12 10 (0.74%) Ajax
12 10 (0.74%) Behat
12 10 (0.74%) CSS
12 10 (0.74%) FpML
12 10 (0.74%) Java EE
12 10 (0.74%) JMS
12 10 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
13 9 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.05%) Management Information System
3 26 (1.93%) Data Centre
4 24 (1.78%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 14 (1.04%) NHS
6 14 (1.04%) PMI
7 13 (0.97%) SWIFT
8 12 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 12 (0.89%) User Experience
9 10 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (0.74%) Derivative
9 10 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.67%) Credit Risk
10 9 (0.67%) Data Integration
10 9 (0.67%) IVR
10 9 (0.67%) Reference Data
10 9 (0.67%) Smartcard
11 8 (0.59%) AS400
11 8 (0.59%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.69%) Unix
2 82 (6.09%) Windows
3 68 (5.05%) Linux
4 16 (1.19%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.30%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.30%) Solaris
7 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.22%) Android
9 2 (0.15%) AIX
10 1 (0.074%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.074%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.074%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (42.35%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (23.18%) Test Scripting
3 266 (19.76%) Software Testing
4 236 (17.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 229 (17.01%) Business Analysis
6 183 (13.60%) PRINCE2
7 156 (11.59%) Waterfall
8 150 (11.14%) Project Management
8 150 (11.14%) Test Automation
9 146 (10.85%) SDLC
10 144 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 140 (10.40%) Scrum
12 126 (9.36%) Functional Testing
13 124 (9.21%) Test Management
14 121 (8.99%) Integration Testing
15 116 (8.62%) Test Strategy
16 115 (8.54%) Regression Testing
17 110 (8.17%) BDD
18 105 (7.80%) Automated Testing
19 101 (7.50%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 346 (25.71%) SQL
2 134 (9.96%) Java
3 99 (7.36%) C#
4 62 (4.61%) JavaScript
5 37 (2.75%) Python
6 36 (2.67%) Ruby
7 31 (2.30%) VBScript
8 28 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 26 (1.93%) VB
10 19 (1.41%) PowerShell
11 14 (1.04%) Bash Shell
11 14 (1.04%) Groovy
11 14 (1.04%) PHP
12 13 (0.97%) C++
13 9 (0.67%) Perl
14 7 (0.52%) C
15 6 (0.45%) Scala
15 6 (0.45%) Shell Script
15 6 (0.45%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 616 (45.77%) ISTQB
2 281 (20.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 217 (16.12%) Security Cleared
4 140 (10.40%) Degree
5 137 (10.18%) SC Cleared
6 57 (4.23%) DV Cleared
7 45 (3.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 39 (2.90%) PMI Certification
9 36 (2.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 27 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 26 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
12 25 (1.86%) PMP
13 21 (1.56%) CBAP
14 20 (1.49%) CISSP
15 18 (1.34%) MCITP
15 18 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
16 17 (1.26%) IIBA
17 16 (1.19%) CLAS
18 15 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
19 13 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 188 (13.97%) QA
2 19 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.34%) Data Quality
4 16 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (0.82%) SLA
6 9 (0.67%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.37%) COBIT
9 4 (0.30%) FATCA
9 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.22%) MiFID
11 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
11 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.15%) GAAP
11 2 (0.15%) RMADS
12 1 (0.074%) EMIR
12 1 (0.074%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.45%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.37%) Docker
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.30%) Firmware
5 4 (0.30%) vSphere
6 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 169 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (0.30%) Nagios
3 4 (0.30%) SCCM
4 3 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.22%) nmon
4 3 (0.22%) SCOM
4 3 (0.22%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (0.15%) Nessus
6 1 (0.074%) Ansible
6 1 (0.074%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.074%) Puppet
6 1 (0.074%) Terraform
Vendors
1 229 (17.01%) Microsoft
2 169 (12.56%) HP
3 135 (10.03%) Oracle
4 47 (3.49%) SAP
5 39 (2.90%) IBM
6 35 (2.60%) Cognos
7 26 (1.93%) VMware
8 25 (1.86%) Cisco
9 21 (1.56%) Informatica
10 20 (1.49%) Rally
11 17 (1.26%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.97%) Reuters
13 12 (0.89%) Bloomberg
14 11 (0.82%) Pega
14 11 (0.82%) Sybase
15 9 (0.67%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 8 (0.59%) webMethods
17 7 (0.52%) Charles River
17 7 (0.52%) Intel Security
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