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 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 161 146 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 787 780 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.35% 1.51% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 8.83% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 508 539
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.56 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.32 £28.50 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £44.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%

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
11682 8835 9943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.00% 17.12% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6579 5027 5190
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 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £548 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 377 577
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.37 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.41% -18.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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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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 -22 690 £363 +3.57% 241
London -26 242 £400 - 69
South East -50 131 £350 - 41
South West +5 78 £336 -13.22% 32
City of London -15 59 £413 +3.12% 19
Wales +10 53 £300 -1.63% 8
East of England +2 51 £355 +1.42% 25
North West -8 51 £425 +51.11% 13
South Wales +16 48 £300 +11.11% 8
Yorkshire +10 45 £345 +38.00% 32
Buckinghamshire +9 40 £335 -4.28% 4
North East -14 36 £377 +1.14% 2
Tyne and Wear -14 36 £377 -16.27% 2
West Yorkshire +9 35 £345 +38.00% 23
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 34 £379 -15.88% 1
Newport +9 32 £330 -12.00% 3
West Midlands -17 32 £353 +3.67% 12
Bristol -6 31 £335 -25.55% 11
Scotland -25 31 £340 +7.08% 6
East Midlands +6 29 £340 +0.74% 11
Cheshire +16 27 £425 +41.66% 2
Milton Keynes -6 26 £290 -17.14% 2
Berkshire -26 23 £360 +20.00% 16
Surrey -21 22 £363 - 8
Leeds +5 21 £345 +38.00% 13
Devon - 21 £331 - 1
Glasgow +1 18 £362 +39.23% 1
Hampshire -26 18 £366 -2.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +5 17 £380 +8.57% 4
Cardiff +2 15 £275 -20.86% 5

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 575 (37.05%) ISTQB
2 488 (31.44%) Finance
3 481 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
4 386 (24.87%) Software Testing
5 315 (20.30%) SQL
6 310 (19.97%) HP Quality Center
7 295 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
8 282 (18.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 278 (17.91%) Business Analysis
10 271 (17.46%) Test Scripting
11 269 (17.33%) QA
12 235 (15.14%) Project Management
13 218 (14.05%) HP
14 217 (13.98%) Security Cleared
15 195 (12.56%) Test Management
15 195 (12.56%) Microsoft
16 189 (12.18%) Selenium
17 188 (12.11%) Scrum
18 187 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
19 186 (11.98%) Oracle
20 185 (11.92%) PRINCE2
21 174 (11.21%) Degree
22 173 (11.15%) SC Cleared
23 161 (10.37%) Banking
24 160 (10.31%) Java
25 155 (9.99%) Test Strategy
26 147 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
27 141 (9.09%) JIRA
28 137 (8.83%) Test Automation
29 130 (8.38%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.61%) CMS
3 18 (1.16%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.03%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.71%) MQSeries
6 10 (0.64%) Confluence
6 10 (0.64%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.64%) SAS
7 7 (0.45%) WebLogic Integration
7 7 (0.45%) Apache
8 6 (0.39%) JBoss
8 6 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.26%) Lync
11 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.19%) Drupal
11 3 (0.19%) Mule
11 3 (0.19%) CICS
11 3 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 118 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 89 (5.73%) MS Office
3 76 (4.90%) MS Project
4 55 (3.54%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.32%) Mingle
8 1 (0.064%) SPSS
8 1 (0.064%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.97%) Summit
2 15 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.64%) SAP FI
4 10 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
5 5 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 4 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.26%) Agresso
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) HFM
8 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Office 365
2 4 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.064%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.35%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.97%) FTP
3 13 (0.84%) SAN
4 12 (0.77%) Internet
5 11 (0.71%) GSM
6 10 (0.64%) LTE
7 9 (0.58%) LAN
7 9 (0.58%) GPRS
7 9 (0.58%) UMTS
7 9 (0.58%) DVB
8 8 (0.52%) Firewall
8 8 (0.52%) HTTP
8 8 (0.52%) WAN
8 8 (0.52%) DNS
9 7 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 7 (0.45%) 4G
9 7 (0.45%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (0.45%) VLAN
10 6 (0.39%) Network Security
11 5 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.26%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.97%) DB2
9 12 (0.77%) Data Mining
10 11 (0.71%) DbVisualizer
11 10 (0.64%) MySQL
12 9 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (0.52%) SAP BW
13 8 (0.52%) MS Access
14 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.39%) Star Schema
16 5 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
16 5 (0.32%) OLAP
16 5 (0.32%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.32%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 189 (12.18%) Selenium
2 141 (9.09%) JIRA
3 107 (6.89%) QuickTest Pro
4 96 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (4.83%) WebDriver
6 56 (3.61%) Cucumber
7 51 (3.29%) LoadRunner
8 43 (2.77%) Visual Studio
8 43 (2.77%) Jenkins
9 34 (2.19%) SpecFlow
10 33 (2.13%) JUnit
10 33 (2.13%) JMeter
10 33 (2.13%) Subversion
11 31 (2.00%) Bugzilla
12 29 (1.87%) TestDirector
13 25 (1.61%) SoapUI
13 25 (1.61%) TestNG
14 24 (1.55%) Maven
15 23 (1.48%) TortoiseSVN
16 15 (0.97%) Ant
General
1 488 (31.44%) Finance
2 161 (10.37%) Banking
3 83 (5.35%) Telecoms
4 72 (4.64%) Retail
5 32 (2.06%) Legal
5 32 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.74%) Marketing
8 20 (1.29%) Electronics
9 19 (1.22%) Publishing
10 15 (0.97%) Automotive
11 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
12 11 (0.71%) Back Office
12 11 (0.71%) Law
12 11 (0.71%) Billing
13 7 (0.45%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Games
15 5 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 846 (54.51%) Analyst
2 437 (28.16%) Test Analyst
3 357 (23.00%) Business Analyst
4 235 (15.14%) Tester
5 137 (8.83%) Test Manager
6 90 (5.80%) Test Leader
7 76 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
8 68 (4.38%) Test Engineer
9 58 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 45 (2.90%) Automation Tester
11 38 (2.45%) Agile Test Analyst
11 38 (2.45%) Senior Test Analyst
12 35 (2.26%) QA Analyst
13 32 (2.06%) Senior Business Analyst
14 27 (1.74%) QA Tester
15 26 (1.68%) Consultant
15 26 (1.68%) Systems Analyst
16 24 (1.55%) Agile Business Analyst
17 23 (1.48%) Architect
18 20 (1.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (8.25%) .NET
2 86 (5.54%) XML
3 60 (3.87%) HTML
4 50 (3.22%) Web Services
5 35 (2.26%) ASP.NET
6 30 (1.93%) .NET Framework
7 24 (1.55%) JSP
7 24 (1.55%) SOAP
8 22 (1.42%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.22%) REST
9 19 (1.22%) CSS
10 16 (1.03%) Middleware
11 14 (0.90%) J2EE
12 13 (0.84%) Flash
13 11 (0.71%) WCF
14 9 (0.58%) WPF
15 7 (0.45%) RESTful
16 6 (0.39%) JSON
17 5 (0.32%) FpML
17 5 (0.32%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 187 (12.05%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.67%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.22%) Computer Science
4 46 (2.96%) Open Source
5 39 (2.51%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.35%) AS400
8 19 (1.22%) PMI
8 19 (1.22%) NHS
9 15 (0.97%) MPEG
9 15 (0.97%) STB
10 14 (0.90%) DTV
11 13 (0.84%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
13 11 (0.71%) Credit Risk
14 10 (0.64%) Video on Demand
14 10 (0.64%) IPTV
15 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.52%) Mainframe
16 8 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 92 (5.93%) Windows
2 91 (5.86%) UNIX
3 53 (3.41%) Linux
4 33 (2.13%) Apple iOS
5 28 (1.80%) Android
6 22 (1.42%) Windows 7
7 12 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.45%) Windows XP
9 7 (0.45%) SUSE
9 7 (0.45%) HPUX
10 5 (0.32%) Windows NT
11 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.13%) Solaris
14 1 (0.064%) AIX
14 1 (0.064%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
2 386 (24.87%) Software Testing
3 295 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 278 (17.91%) Business Analysis
5 271 (17.46%) Test Scripting
6 235 (15.14%) Project Management
7 195 (12.56%) Test Management
8 188 (12.11%) Scrum
9 185 (11.92%) PRINCE2
10 155 (9.99%) Test Strategy
11 147 (9.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 137 (8.83%) Test Automation
13 130 (8.38%) BDD
14 118 (7.60%) Automated Testing
15 117 (7.54%) Integration Testing
16 106 (6.83%) ITIL
17 102 (6.57%) Manual Testing
17 102 (6.57%) Waterfall
18 99 (6.38%) Regression Testing
19 88 (5.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 315 (20.30%) SQL
2 160 (10.31%) Java
3 123 (7.93%) C#
4 62 (3.99%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.77%) VB
6 29 (1.87%) Ruby
7 28 (1.80%) Python
8 24 (1.55%) C
9 23 (1.48%) Perl
10 20 (1.29%) PHP
10 20 (1.29%) VBScript
11 18 (1.16%) C++
12 14 (0.90%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.52%) VBA
15 7 (0.45%) Tcl
15 7 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.39%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 575 (37.05%) ISTQB
2 282 (18.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 217 (13.98%) Security Cleared
4 174 (11.21%) Degree
5 173 (11.15%) SC Cleared
6 102 (6.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 44 (2.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 38 (2.45%) PMI Certification
9 36 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 36 (2.32%) DV Cleared
10 34 (2.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 31 (2.00%) CBAP
11 31 (2.00%) APMP
12 23 (1.48%) IIBA
12 23 (1.48%) PMP
13 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.77%) MCITP
15 9 (0.58%) HND
15 9 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (17.33%) QA
2 25 (1.61%) P3O
3 11 (0.71%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.64%) SLA
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) COBIT
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.19%) TickIT
8 2 (0.13%) BS15000
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) BS7799
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.064%) FATCA
9 1 (0.064%) EMIR
9 1 (0.064%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.064%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (0.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.45%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.32%) NDS
4 2 (0.13%) XenApp
5 1 (0.064%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.064%) Xen
Systems Management
1 310 (19.97%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.32%) SCCM
3 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
3 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.13%) nmon
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.064%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.064%) Netcool
6 1 (0.064%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.064%) Nessus
Vendors
1 218 (14.05%) HP
2 195 (12.56%) Microsoft
3 186 (11.98%) Oracle
4 86 (5.54%) SAP
5 25 (1.61%) Cisco
5 25 (1.61%) Citrix
6 22 (1.42%) IBM
7 18 (1.16%) Siebel
8 16 (1.03%) PeopleSoft
9 14 (0.90%) Murex
10 12 (0.77%) Business Objects
10 12 (0.77%) Informatica
11 11 (0.71%) Open Text
12 10 (0.64%) VMware
12 10 (0.64%) ATG
12 10 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.64%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.58%) Hyperion
13 9 (0.58%) Bloomberg
13 9 (0.58%) hybris
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
South West London
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Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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