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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 163 138 112
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 769 795 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.52% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.68% 8.87% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 519 556
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
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
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -21 672 £363 +3.57% 253
London -26 239 £400 - 74
South East -41 129 £360 +2.85% 39
South West +3 72 £335 -13.54% 34
City of London -20 58 £425 +6.25% 24
Wales +8 53 £300 -1.63% 9
North West -11 50 £425 +47.82% 17
East of England +1 49 £350 - 25
South Wales +19 48 £300 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire +15 43 £345 +38.00% 33
Buckinghamshire +6 38 £338 -3.57% 3
Tyne and Wear -12 35 £377 -16.27% 3
North East -17 35 £377 +1.14% 3
West Yorkshire +10 34 £345 +38.00% 24
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 33 £379 -15.88% 2
Newport +9 32 £330 -12.00% 4
West Midlands -21 31 £353 +0.71% 13
Scotland -33 31 £340 +7.08% 7
East Midlands +5 29 £340 +0.74% 11
Bristol -2 29 £343 -23.88% 12
Cheshire +14 27 £425 +41.66% 3
Milton Keynes -6 24 £290 -17.14% 2
Berkshire -26 23 £360 +18.03% 15
Surrey -19 22 £363 -2.35% 8
Leeds +6 21 £345 +38.00% 13
Devon - 21 £331 - 1
Glasgow 0 18 £362 +39.23% 1
Hampshire -31 18 £366 -2.33% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 17 £380 +8.57% 4
Cardiff +2 15 £275 -20.86% 5

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 569 (37.09%) ISTQB
2 480 (31.29%) Finance
3 477 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
4 379 (24.71%) Software Testing
5 310 (20.21%) SQL
6 307 (20.01%) HP Quality Center
7 288 (18.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 281 (18.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 275 (17.93%) Business Analysis
10 265 (17.28%) Test Scripting
11 263 (17.14%) QA
12 231 (15.06%) Project Management
13 218 (14.21%) HP
14 217 (14.15%) Security Cleared
15 192 (12.52%) Test Management
16 189 (12.32%) Microsoft
17 186 (12.13%) Selenium
18 185 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
18 185 (12.06%) Oracle
18 185 (12.06%) Scrum
19 182 (11.86%) PRINCE2
20 173 (11.28%) Degree
20 173 (11.28%) SC Cleared
21 160 (10.43%) Banking
22 159 (10.37%) Java
23 153 (9.97%) Test Strategy
24 147 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
25 141 (9.19%) JIRA
26 134 (8.74%) Test Automation
27 128 (8.34%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (4.56%) SharePoint
2 23 (1.50%) CMS
3 18 (1.17%) WebSphere
4 16 (1.04%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.72%) MQSeries
6 10 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 10 (0.65%) SAS
6 10 (0.65%) Confluence
7 7 (0.46%) WebLogic Integration
7 7 (0.46%) Apache
8 6 (0.39%) JBoss
8 6 (0.39%) MS Project Server
9 5 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.26%) Lync
11 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.20%) Mule
11 3 (0.20%) Drupal
11 3 (0.20%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.20%) IIS
Applications
1 116 (7.56%) MS Excel
2 88 (5.74%) MS Office
3 75 (4.89%) MS Project
4 54 (3.52%) MS Visio
5 33 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) Mingle
8 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 30 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.98%) Summit
3 14 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
6 5 (0.33%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.26%) SAP CRM
7 4 (0.26%) Agresso
7 4 (0.26%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.20%) HFM
9 2 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.39%) Office 365
2 4 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.065%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 15 (0.98%) FTP
3 13 (0.85%) SAN
4 12 (0.78%) Internet
5 11 (0.72%) GSM
6 10 (0.65%) LTE
7 9 (0.59%) DVB
7 9 (0.59%) GPRS
7 9 (0.59%) LAN
7 9 (0.59%) UMTS
8 8 (0.52%) Firewall
8 8 (0.52%) WAN
8 8 (0.52%) HTTP
8 8 (0.52%) DNS
9 7 (0.46%) Radio Access Network
9 7 (0.46%) 4G
9 7 (0.46%) VLAN
9 7 (0.46%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.39%) Network Security
11 5 (0.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 51 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 32 (2.09%) Relational Database
4 29 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
5 27 (1.76%) Oracle Database
6 20 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (0.98%) DB2
9 12 (0.78%) Data Mining
10 11 (0.72%) DbVisualizer
11 10 (0.65%) MySQL
12 9 (0.59%) Oracle Discoverer
13 8 (0.52%) MS Access
14 7 (0.46%) SAP BW
15 6 (0.39%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.39%) Star Schema
16 5 (0.33%) MongoDB
16 5 (0.33%) Oracle BI EE
16 5 (0.33%) QlikView
16 5 (0.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 186 (12.13%) Selenium
2 141 (9.19%) JIRA
3 106 (6.91%) QuickTest Pro
4 94 (6.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 75 (4.89%) WebDriver
6 55 (3.59%) Cucumber
7 51 (3.32%) LoadRunner
8 43 (2.80%) Jenkins
9 42 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 33 (2.15%) JUnit
10 33 (2.15%) JMeter
10 33 (2.15%) Subversion
11 32 (2.09%) SpecFlow
12 31 (2.02%) Bugzilla
13 29 (1.89%) TestDirector
14 25 (1.63%) TestNG
14 25 (1.63%) SoapUI
15 24 (1.56%) Maven
16 23 (1.50%) TortoiseSVN
17 15 (0.98%) Ant
General
1 480 (31.29%) Finance
2 160 (10.43%) Banking
3 83 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 72 (4.69%) Retail
5 32 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 31 (2.02%) Legal
7 30 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.76%) Marketing
9 20 (1.30%) Electronics
10 19 (1.24%) Publishing
11 15 (0.98%) Automotive
12 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.72%) Back Office
13 11 (0.72%) Billing
14 10 (0.65%) Law
15 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.46%) Advertising
16 6 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
17 5 (0.33%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 833 (54.30%) Analyst
2 430 (28.03%) Test Analyst
3 352 (22.95%) Business Analyst
4 230 (14.99%) Tester
5 137 (8.93%) Test Manager
6 88 (5.74%) Test Leader
7 71 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
8 68 (4.43%) Test Engineer
9 58 (3.78%) Project Manager
10 45 (2.93%) Automation Tester
11 37 (2.41%) Agile Test Analyst
12 36 (2.35%) Senior Test Analyst
13 33 (2.15%) QA Analyst
14 30 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
15 26 (1.69%) QA Tester
15 26 (1.69%) Systems Analyst
16 25 (1.63%) Consultant
17 24 (1.56%) Agile Business Analyst
18 23 (1.50%) Architect
19 19 (1.24%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.21%) .NET
2 84 (5.48%) XML
3 59 (3.85%) HTML
4 49 (3.19%) Web Services
5 35 (2.28%) ASP.NET
6 29 (1.89%) .NET Framework
7 24 (1.56%) JSP
7 24 (1.56%) SOAP
8 19 (1.24%) REST
8 19 (1.24%) Gherkin
9 18 (1.17%) CSS
10 16 (1.04%) Middleware
11 13 (0.85%) J2EE
11 13 (0.85%) Flash
12 10 (0.65%) WCF
13 8 (0.52%) WPF
14 7 (0.46%) RESTful
15 6 (0.39%) JSON
16 5 (0.33%) jQuery
16 5 (0.33%) FpML
Miscellaneous
1 185 (12.06%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (3.72%) Management Information System
3 50 (3.26%) Computer Science
4 44 (2.87%) Open Source
5 38 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.02%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.37%) AS400
8 19 (1.24%) PMI
8 19 (1.24%) NHS
9 15 (0.98%) MPEG
9 15 (0.98%) STB
10 14 (0.91%) DTV
11 13 (0.85%) Fixed Income
12 12 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.65%) IPTV
13 10 (0.65%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.65%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.59%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.52%) N-Tier
15 8 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.93%) UNIX
1 91 (5.93%) Windows
2 53 (3.46%) Linux
3 33 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 28 (1.83%) Android
5 22 (1.43%) Windows 7
6 12 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.46%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.46%) HPUX
8 7 (0.46%) SUSE
9 5 (0.33%) Windows NT
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.13%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.13%) Solaris
12 2 (0.13%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.065%) CentOS
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (24.71%) Software Testing
3 288 (18.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 275 (17.93%) Business Analysis
5 265 (17.28%) Test Scripting
6 231 (15.06%) Project Management
7 192 (12.52%) Test Management
8 185 (12.06%) Scrum
9 182 (11.86%) PRINCE2
10 153 (9.97%) Test Strategy
11 147 (9.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 134 (8.74%) Test Automation
13 128 (8.34%) BDD
14 117 (7.63%) Automated Testing
15 114 (7.43%) Integration Testing
16 105 (6.84%) ITIL
17 100 (6.52%) Waterfall
18 99 (6.45%) Manual Testing
19 95 (6.19%) Regression Testing
20 86 (5.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.21%) SQL
2 159 (10.37%) Java
3 121 (7.89%) C#
4 61 (3.98%) JavaScript
5 43 (2.80%) VB
6 29 (1.89%) Ruby
7 28 (1.83%) Python
8 24 (1.56%) C
9 23 (1.50%) Perl
10 20 (1.30%) PHP
10 20 (1.30%) VBScript
11 18 (1.17%) C++
12 14 (0.91%) T-SQL
13 9 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.52%) VBA
15 7 (0.46%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.46%) Tcl
15 7 (0.46%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 6 (0.39%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 569 (37.09%) ISTQB
2 281 (18.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 217 (14.15%) Security Cleared
4 173 (11.28%) Degree
4 173 (11.28%) SC Cleared
5 102 (6.65%) ISEB Practitioner
6 44 (2.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 38 (2.48%) PMI Certification
8 36 (2.35%) DV Cleared
9 35 (2.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 34 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 31 (2.02%) CBAP
11 31 (2.02%) APMP
12 23 (1.50%) PMP
12 23 (1.50%) IIBA
13 13 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
14 12 (0.78%) MCITP
15 9 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.59%) HND
16 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (17.14%) QA
2 25 (1.63%) P3O
3 11 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.65%) SLA
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 9000
5 5 (0.33%) ISO 14001
6 4 (0.26%) COBIT
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.26%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.20%) TickIT
8 2 (0.13%) BS15000
8 2 (0.13%) BS7799
8 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.065%) FATCA
9 1 (0.065%) EMIR
9 1 (0.065%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.065%) HL7
9 1 (0.065%) MiFID
System Software
1 13 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.46%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.33%) NDS
4 2 (0.13%) XenApp
5 1 (0.065%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.065%) Xen
Systems Management
1 307 (20.01%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.33%) SCCM
3 4 (0.26%) WebInspect
3 4 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.13%) nmon
5 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (0.065%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.065%) Netcool
6 1 (0.065%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.065%) Nessus
Vendors
1 218 (14.21%) HP
2 189 (12.32%) Microsoft
3 185 (12.06%) Oracle
4 84 (5.48%) SAP
5 25 (1.63%) Citrix
5 25 (1.63%) Cisco
6 22 (1.43%) IBM
7 18 (1.17%) Siebel
8 15 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
9 14 (0.91%) Murex
10 12 (0.78%) Informatica
11 11 (0.72%) Business Objects
12 10 (0.65%) VMware
12 10 (0.65%) Open Text
12 10 (0.65%) ATG
12 10 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
12 10 (0.65%) TIBCO
13 9 (0.59%) hybris
13 9 (0.59%) Hyperion
13 9 (0.59%) Bloomberg
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 8 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 12 hours ago
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
Bradford, Yorkshire
Netsource
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago