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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 214 183 127
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -56
Contract jobs citing ISEB 656 726 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 1.30% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.55% 6.65% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 455 620
Median daily rate £371 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 8
Median hourly rate £38.65 £21.00 £22.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.02% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.25 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.55 £41.72 £65.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.65 £19.94 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+93.80% -10.88%

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
11823 10917 10896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.26% 19.56% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7400 6170 6185
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 £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 546 556
Median hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £49.50 £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 3 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 3 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 3 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 -27 576 £375 +7.14% 162
London -10 200 £400 - 54
South East -18 149 £350 +7.69% 30
West Midlands +18 53 £330 -17.50% 14
Scotland -22 53 £354 +1.00% 9
City of London +28 44 £425 - 21
South West -1 43 £340 -13.09% 11
North West -27 39 £329 -6.07% 25
Yorkshire -22 33 £350 +7.69% 17
Hampshire -19 30 £400 +12.67% 9
Glasgow +25 27 £380 +1.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +16 25 £335 +11.66% 3
Kent -7 24 £213 -27.96% 2
Wales -19 24 £325 - 2
East of England -2 23 £375 +2.73% 7
West Yorkshire -7 23 £350 +7.69% 9
South Wales -5 20 £325 - 2
Surrey -15 20 £413 +26.92% 5
West Sussex -10 19 £400 +28.00%
Edinburgh -27 19 £300 -7.69% 3
Bristol +13 18 £403 +7.33%
East Midlands +6 18 £390 +30.00% 3
Milton Keynes +1 18 £350 +17.64% 2
Manchester -15 18 £363 +11.53% 19
Leeds -10 17 £331 +16.22% 7
Birmingham +5 16 £330 -14.83% 8
Cheshire -7 15 £320 -14.66% 4
North East -38 15 £350 -36.50% 1
Wiltshire -1 13 £300 -23.32% 2
Cardiff -12 13 £325 +35.41% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 630 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 568 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
3 457 (33.48%) Finance
4 333 (24.40%) SQL
5 310 (22.71%) Test Scripting
6 283 (20.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 260 (19.05%) Software Testing
8 255 (18.68%) Business Analysis
9 233 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 226 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
11 206 (15.09%) Security Cleared
12 179 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
13 178 (13.04%) Selenium
14 177 (12.97%) HP
14 177 (12.97%) PRINCE2
15 176 (12.89%) QA
16 164 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
17 156 (11.43%) Project Management
18 149 (10.92%) Waterfall
19 147 (10.77%) Degree
20 144 (10.55%) Java
21 141 (10.33%) Scrum
22 140 (10.26%) JIRA
23 139 (10.18%) Oracle
24 136 (9.96%) Test Automation
25 133 (9.74%) SDLC
26 124 (9.08%) Functional Testing
27 121 (8.86%) SC Cleared
28 120 (8.79%) Test Management
29 119 (8.72%) BDD

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 52 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 35 (2.56%) Confluence
3 13 (0.95%) JBoss
3 13 (0.95%) SAS
4 11 (0.81%) IIS
5 9 (0.66%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 7 (0.51%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.29%) CMS
9 4 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
11 2 (0.15%) Apache
11 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.15%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.073%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.073%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.073%) Node.js
Applications
1 108 (7.91%) MS Excel
2 90 (6.59%) MS Office
3 35 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 27 (1.98%) MS Project
5 21 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.15%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.073%) Mingle
7 1 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 14 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.44%) Hi Portfolio
4 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.44%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.29%) Maximo
7 3 (0.22%) Magento
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.22%) Sonata
7 3 (0.22%) Tercero
7 3 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.15%) Aligne
8 2 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.073%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.81%) SaaS
3 10 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.51%) IaaS
4 7 (0.51%) PaaS
5 6 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.15%) Office 365
7 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
7 2 (0.15%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.073%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (0.95%) Internet
2 9 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.59%) Skype
3 8 (0.59%) WAN
4 6 (0.44%) FTP
4 6 (0.44%) HTTP
4 6 (0.44%) LAN
5 4 (0.29%) GSM
5 4 (0.29%) PuTTY
5 4 (0.29%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (0.29%) SAN
5 4 (0.29%) ZigBee
6 3 (0.22%) DNS
6 3 (0.22%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.22%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.22%) MVNO
6 3 (0.22%) Network Security
6 3 (0.22%) SSL
7 2 (0.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.54%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (1.98%) Relational Database
4 24 (1.76%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (0.88%) MySQL
9 10 (0.73%) DB2
9 10 (0.73%) Hadoop
9 10 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.66%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
12 7 (0.51%) Big Data
12 7 (0.51%) NonStop SQL
13 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 4 (0.29%) GIS
14 4 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
14 4 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 178 (13.04%) Selenium
2 140 (10.26%) JIRA
3 106 (7.77%) Cucumber
4 89 (6.52%) HP UFT
5 77 (5.64%) WebDriver
6 70 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (3.37%) Visual Studio
8 45 (3.30%) SpecFlow
9 43 (3.15%) LoadRunner
10 39 (2.86%) Jenkins
11 33 (2.42%) SoapUI
12 28 (2.05%) JMeter
12 28 (2.05%) Toad
13 24 (1.76%) Git (software)
14 18 (1.32%) Maven
15 14 (1.03%) Capybara
16 12 (0.88%) Ant
16 12 (0.88%) ERwin
17 11 (0.81%) JUnit
17 11 (0.81%) TestDirector
General
1 457 (33.48%) Finance
2 102 (7.47%) Banking
3 83 (6.08%) Telecoms
4 76 (5.57%) Retail
5 24 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 20 (1.47%) Legal
8 19 (1.39%) Marketing
9 18 (1.32%) Law
10 15 (1.10%) Games
11 14 (1.03%) Advertising
12 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.73%) Billing
13 10 (0.73%) Electronics
14 9 (0.66%) Publishing
15 7 (0.51%) Military
16 6 (0.44%) Back Office
17 5 (0.37%) Front Office
18 4 (0.29%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 867 (63.52%) Analyst
2 473 (34.65%) Test Analyst
3 341 (24.98%) Business Analyst
4 167 (12.23%) Tester
5 85 (6.23%) Test Manager
6 80 (5.86%) Test Engineer
7 70 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (4.25%) SQL Analyst
9 53 (3.88%) Automation Test Analyst
9 53 (3.88%) Test Leader
10 50 (3.66%) Agile Test Analyst
11 44 (3.22%) Financial Analyst
12 40 (2.93%) Agile Business Analyst
12 40 (2.93%) Automation Tester
13 38 (2.78%) Software Analyst
14 35 (2.56%) IT Analyst
14 35 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
15 33 (2.42%) Banking Analyst
15 33 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
15 33 (2.42%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (8.06%) .NET
2 87 (6.37%) XML
3 63 (4.62%) HTML
4 44 (3.22%) Web Services
5 33 (2.42%) Gherkin
6 29 (2.12%) ASP.NET
7 27 (1.98%) SOAP
8 22 (1.61%) REST
9 15 (1.10%) Spring
10 11 (0.81%) CSS
10 11 (0.81%) Hibernate
10 11 (0.81%) MSMQ
10 11 (0.81%) RESTful
11 8 (0.59%) Ajax
11 8 (0.59%) Java EE
11 8 (0.59%) JMS
11 8 (0.59%) Middleware
11 8 (0.59%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.59%) WPF
12 7 (0.51%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 28 (2.05%) Data Centre
4 27 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 21 (1.54%) NHS
6 15 (1.10%) PMI
7 14 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 13 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (0.81%) IVR
9 11 (0.81%) Smartcard
10 10 (0.73%) AS400
10 10 (0.73%) Client/Server
10 10 (0.73%) User Experience
11 9 (0.66%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (0.66%) Derivative
11 9 (0.66%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.59%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.59%) EPoS
13 7 (0.51%) Data Integration
13 7 (0.51%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 90 (6.59%) Unix
2 87 (6.37%) Windows
3 74 (5.42%) Linux
4 10 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.59%) Android
5 8 (0.59%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.59%) Windows 10
5 8 (0.59%) Windows 7
5 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.29%) Solaris
8 2 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.073%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.073%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (41.61%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (22.71%) Test Scripting
3 260 (19.05%) Software Testing
4 255 (18.68%) Business Analysis
5 226 (16.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 177 (12.97%) PRINCE2
7 164 (12.01%) Stakeholder Management
8 156 (11.43%) Project Management
9 149 (10.92%) Waterfall
10 141 (10.33%) Scrum
11 136 (9.96%) Test Automation
12 133 (9.74%) SDLC
13 124 (9.08%) Functional Testing
14 120 (8.79%) Test Management
15 119 (8.72%) BDD
16 113 (8.28%) Automated Testing
16 113 (8.28%) Regression Testing
17 105 (7.69%) Integration Testing
18 104 (7.62%) Test Strategy
19 102 (7.47%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (24.40%) SQL
2 144 (10.55%) Java
3 104 (7.62%) C#
4 68 (4.98%) JavaScript
5 41 (3.00%) Ruby
6 39 (2.86%) Python
7 29 (2.12%) VB
8 26 (1.90%) PL/SQL
8 26 (1.90%) VBScript
9 19 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 18 (1.32%) Bash Shell
11 12 (0.88%) C++
11 12 (0.88%) Groovy
11 12 (0.88%) PHP
12 10 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 9 (0.66%) Perl
14 8 (0.59%) C
15 6 (0.44%) Scala
16 5 (0.37%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 630 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 283 (20.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 206 (15.09%) Security Cleared
4 147 (10.77%) Degree
5 121 (8.86%) SC Cleared
6 52 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 43 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 37 (2.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 34 (2.49%) CBAP
10 31 (2.27%) PMI Certification
11 29 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 24 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
13 20 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (1.32%) MCITP
15 16 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (1.17%) IIBA
15 16 (1.17%) PMP
16 15 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
17 12 (0.88%) APMP
17 12 (0.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 176 (12.89%) QA
2 26 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.73%) SLA
6 9 (0.66%) Solvency II
7 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.29%) FATCA
8 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 3 (0.22%) MiFID
10 2 (0.15%) CRD IV
10 2 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.15%) GAAP
10 2 (0.15%) RMADS
11 1 (0.073%) EMIR
11 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.073%) P3O
System Software
1 18 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.44%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.29%) Firmware
5 4 (0.29%) vSphere
6 2 (0.15%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.15%) Varnish
7 1 (0.073%) Docker
Systems Management
1 179 (13.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (0.44%) SCCM
3 3 (0.22%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.22%) nmon
3 3 (0.22%) SCOM
3 3 (0.22%) SCVMM
4 2 (0.15%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.15%) Nessus
5 1 (0.073%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.073%) Puppet
Vendors
1 233 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 177 (12.97%) HP
3 139 (10.18%) Oracle
4 41 (3.00%) SAP
5 39 (2.86%) IBM
6 37 (2.71%) Cognos
7 27 (1.98%) VMware
8 25 (1.83%) Cisco
9 24 (1.76%) Informatica
10 15 (1.10%) Rally
11 11 (0.81%) Atlassian
11 11 (0.81%) Sybase
12 10 (0.73%) CheckPoint
12 10 (0.73%) Pega
13 9 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.66%) Siebel
14 8 (0.59%) webMethods
15 7 (0.51%) Intel Security
16 6 (0.44%) Murex
17 5 (0.37%) Citrix
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Venturi
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £295 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
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Berkshire
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Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Bournemouth, Dorset
Executive Resource Group
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Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
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Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
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Basingstoke
TDA Group
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CPS Group UK
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Basingstoke
TDA Group
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IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
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North West London
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Manchester
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Milton Keynes
People Source Consulting
Rate: £290 - £300 per day
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Glasgow
People Source Consulting
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Manchester
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Cheshire
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