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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 168 114 144
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 723 960 720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.30% 1.74% 1.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.71% 8.91% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 642 406
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 7
Average hourly rate £17.69 £22.44 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.99 £10.73 £21.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.89 £65.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%

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
10772 10777 8865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.33% 19.52% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6112 6123 4725
Average daily rate £390 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 502 535 480
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £51.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 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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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 -71 602 £350 - 232
London -65 191 £400 +5.26% 81
South East -18 162 £325 -6.13% 46
Scotland +17 64 £350 +11.11% 5
Yorkshire -21 60 £325 +1.16% 19
North West -22 59 £338 -11.18% 25
City of London -23 49 £425 +13.33% 29
Hampshire 0 48 £353 -3.42% 8
Wales +9 47 £325 +1.96%
South West -38 47 £393 +20.76% 8
West Yorkshire -18 46 £325 -1.51% 16
Edinburgh +13 40 £325 +7.88% 4
Berkshire -18 32 £319 +18.60% 13
Manchester -3 29 £325 +4.00% 16
West Midlands -29 29 £400 - 10
East of England +2 28 £360 +8.18% 24
Surrey -12 28 £325 -9.72% 14
Leeds -21 24 £273 -22.14% 10
South Wales -3 23 £325 +4.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 22 £300 +9.09% 4
Milton Keynes +4 18 £298 -15.00% 4
East Midlands -12 18 £310 +3.33% 14
Wiltshire +16 15 £393 +12.14%
Lancashire -9 13 £375 -32.43% 4
Basingstoke +9 12 £253 -19.84% 1
Southampton -3 12 £425 -10.05% 2
Bristol -15 12 £375 +15.38% 4
Ipswich +9 11 £450 +25.00%
Suffolk +8 11 £450 +25.00% 1
Birmingham +1 11 £400 -5.88% 3

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 520 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
1 520 (35.45%) ISTQB
2 477 (32.52%) Finance
3 320 (21.81%) Test Scripting
4 301 (20.52%) Business Analysis
5 299 (20.38%) SQL
6 295 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 259 (17.66%) Software Testing
8 250 (17.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 249 (16.97%) Microsoft
10 229 (15.61%) QA
11 208 (14.18%) HP Quality Center
12 205 (13.97%) Project Management
13 185 (12.61%) PRINCE2
14 182 (12.41%) HP
15 181 (12.34%) Security Cleared
16 174 (11.86%) Waterfall
16 174 (11.86%) Banking
17 172 (11.72%) MS Excel
18 155 (10.57%) Selenium
19 154 (10.50%) Test Management
20 152 (10.36%) Scrum
21 145 (9.88%) Java
22 144 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
22 144 (9.82%) Degree
23 143 (9.75%) .NET
24 141 (9.61%) Oracle
25 138 (9.41%) SC Cleared
26 133 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
27 128 (8.73%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 36 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 34 (2.32%) CMS
3 14 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.75%) Confluence
5 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.34%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.20%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.20%) Documentum
8 3 (0.20%) Apache
8 3 (0.20%) IIS
8 3 (0.20%) Lync
8 3 (0.20%) Magnolia
8 3 (0.20%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.14%) Liferay
9 2 (0.14%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.14%) MQSeries
Applications
1 172 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.52%) MS Office
3 51 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 22 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (1.16%) MS Project
6 8 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Mingle
8 1 (0.068%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 23 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.41%) Summit
6 5 (0.34%) Exstream
6 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.27%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.27%) Maximo
8 3 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.20%) SAP BCA
8 3 (0.20%) Agresso
8 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
9 2 (0.14%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.95%) SaaS
2 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.20%) Office 365
4 2 (0.14%) PaaS
4 2 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.14%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.068%) IaaS
5 1 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.068%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.068%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 14 (0.95%) HTTP
3 13 (0.89%) Internet
3 13 (0.89%) SAN
4 11 (0.75%) Intranet
5 9 (0.61%) GSM
5 9 (0.61%) UMTS
6 8 (0.55%) LTE
6 8 (0.55%) WAN
7 7 (0.48%) GPRS
7 7 (0.48%) VoIP
7 7 (0.48%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.41%) VoLTE
8 6 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.41%) Wireless
8 6 (0.41%) LDAP
8 6 (0.41%) CDMA
8 6 (0.41%) RTCP
8 6 (0.41%) RTP
9 5 (0.34%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 63 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 30 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.30%) Oracle Database
4 19 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (1.09%) Data Mining
7 12 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (0.75%) SAP BW
9 10 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.55%) Big Data
10 8 (0.55%) DB2
11 7 (0.48%) MySQL
12 6 (0.41%) DbVisualizer
12 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.34%) SAP BI
13 5 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.27%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (0.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 155 (10.57%) Selenium
2 95 (6.48%) JIRA
3 68 (4.64%) Cucumber
3 68 (4.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 48 (3.27%) QuickTest Pro
5 44 (3.00%) LoadRunner
6 42 (2.86%) WebDriver
7 38 (2.59%) Git (software)
8 28 (1.91%) SpecFlow
9 27 (1.84%) SoapUI
9 27 (1.84%) Visual Studio
10 26 (1.77%) JMeter
11 25 (1.70%) Eclipse
12 23 (1.57%) Appium
13 19 (1.30%) Jenkins
14 16 (1.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 16 (1.09%) Axure RP
15 15 (1.02%) Calabash
16 11 (0.75%) TestDirector
16 11 (0.75%) JUnit
General
1 477 (32.52%) Finance
2 174 (11.86%) Banking
3 113 (7.70%) Retail
4 73 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 31 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.91%) Legal
8 24 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 19 (1.30%) Marketing
10 17 (1.16%) General Ledger
11 16 (1.09%) Law
12 15 (1.02%) Local Government
13 12 (0.82%) Billing
13 12 (0.82%) Publishing
14 11 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
15 10 (0.68%) Games
16 9 (0.61%) Advertising
16 9 (0.61%) Back Office
17 7 (0.48%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 862 (58.76%) Analyst
2 414 (28.22%) Business Analyst
3 413 (28.15%) Test Analyst
4 184 (12.54%) Tester
5 124 (8.45%) Test Manager
6 74 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
7 71 (4.84%) Test Leader
8 55 (3.75%) Test Engineer
9 50 (3.41%) Project Manager
10 44 (3.00%) Developer
11 41 (2.79%) Senior Test Analyst
12 39 (2.66%) Consultant
13 33 (2.25%) Architect
14 31 (2.11%) Agile Test Analyst
15 30 (2.04%) Automation Tester
16 28 (1.91%) AWS Developer
17 27 (1.84%) QA Analyst
18 26 (1.77%) Senior Business Analyst
18 26 (1.77%) Test Specialist
19 24 (1.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (9.75%) .NET
2 86 (5.86%) XML
3 80 (5.45%) HTML
4 64 (4.36%) Web Services
5 52 (3.54%) ASP.NET
6 43 (2.93%) JSP
7 24 (1.64%) .NET Framework
8 19 (1.30%) Gherkin
9 17 (1.16%) Middleware
9 17 (1.16%) SOAP
10 15 (1.02%) CSS
11 10 (0.68%) XML Messaging
11 10 (0.68%) MSMQ
12 8 (0.55%) J2EE
13 7 (0.48%) RESTful
14 6 (0.41%) WCF
14 6 (0.41%) REST
14 6 (0.41%) AngularJS
14 6 (0.41%) Flash
15 4 (0.27%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 133 (9.07%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (4.09%) Management Information System
3 34 (2.32%) Mobile App
3 34 (2.32%) User Experience
4 28 (1.91%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.30%) GIS
6 14 (0.95%) NHS
6 14 (0.95%) Open Source
6 14 (0.95%) Smart Meter
7 13 (0.89%) Derivative
8 11 (0.75%) AS400
8 11 (0.75%) Data Integration
9 9 (0.61%) MPEG
9 9 (0.61%) Equities
9 9 (0.61%) STB
10 8 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (0.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.48%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.41%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 102 (6.95%) UNIX
2 87 (5.93%) Linux
3 74 (5.04%) Windows
4 27 (1.84%) Android
5 26 (1.77%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.61%) Solaris
7 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.41%) AIX
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.27%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.20%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE
11 2 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.068%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.068%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.068%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (35.45%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (21.81%) Test Scripting
3 301 (20.52%) Business Analysis
4 295 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 259 (17.66%) Software Testing
6 205 (13.97%) Project Management
7 185 (12.61%) PRINCE2
8 174 (11.86%) Waterfall
9 154 (10.50%) Test Management
10 152 (10.36%) Scrum
11 144 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
12 128 (8.73%) Test Strategy
13 126 (8.59%) Test Automation
14 117 (7.98%) ITIL
15 100 (6.82%) Regression Testing
16 97 (6.61%) CRM
17 94 (6.41%) BDD
17 94 (6.41%) Migration
18 90 (6.13%) User Stories
19 88 (6.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 299 (20.38%) SQL
2 145 (9.88%) Java
3 87 (5.93%) JavaScript
4 66 (4.50%) C#
5 25 (1.70%) Ruby
5 25 (1.70%) Python
6 24 (1.64%) VB
6 24 (1.64%) PowerShell
7 21 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 14 (0.95%) VBScript
9 13 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 13 (0.89%) C
10 8 (0.55%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.48%) VBA
11 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 7 (0.48%) C++
11 7 (0.48%) Perl
11 7 (0.48%) Scala
12 5 (0.34%) PHP
12 5 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 520 (35.45%) ISTQB
2 250 (17.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 181 (12.34%) Security Cleared
4 144 (9.82%) Degree
5 138 (9.41%) SC Cleared
6 62 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
7 51 (3.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 29 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 27 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (1.77%) MCITP
12 25 (1.70%) DV Cleared
13 22 (1.50%) HND
13 22 (1.50%) IIBA
13 22 (1.50%) CBAP
14 14 (0.95%) APMP
15 12 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.61%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (15.61%) QA
2 19 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.02%) P3O
3 15 (1.02%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.27%) FATCA
7 4 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.20%) SLA
9 2 (0.14%) EMIR
9 2 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.068%) Basel II
10 1 (0.068%) GAAP
10 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.068%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.068%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.068%) COREP
System Software
1 16 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.48%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 4 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.14%) NDS
6 1 (0.068%) NFS
6 1 (0.068%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 208 (14.18%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.34%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.34%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.14%) Puppet
5 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.068%) Nagios
6 1 (0.068%) Netcool
6 1 (0.068%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.068%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.068%) Control-M
6 1 (0.068%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.068%) nmon
6 1 (0.068%) StatsD
6 1 (0.068%) Graphite
6 1 (0.068%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.068%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 249 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 182 (12.41%) HP
3 141 (9.61%) Oracle
4 75 (5.11%) SAP
5 29 (1.98%) IBM
6 26 (1.77%) Cisco
7 24 (1.64%) Citrix
8 18 (1.23%) VMware
8 18 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
9 14 (0.95%) Remedy
10 10 (0.68%) Sybase
10 10 (0.68%) Siebel
11 9 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.61%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.48%) McAfee
12 7 (0.48%) Murex
12 7 (0.48%) WorldPay
13 6 (0.41%) Wall Street Systems
13 6 (0.41%) Ektron
13 6 (0.41%) ATG
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London
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Rate: From £500 to £550 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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London
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Rate: £550.00 - £650 per day
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West Sussex
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Rate: £275 - £350 Per Day DOE
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Rate: £500 - 600 per day
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Rate: £500 - £600 Per Day Limited Company Basis
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Staines, Middlesex
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Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £500 - £605 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £605 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
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Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
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Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per annum + Benefits
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Hampshire
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