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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 179 125 152
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 722 898 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.31% 1.70% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.85% 8.76% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 603 378
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.90 £20.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £63.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%

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
10534 10252 8455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.09% 19.44% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6025 5984 4533
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 525 461
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.47 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -66 595 £375 +7.14% 199
London -33 191 £400 +0.43% 60
South East -24 139 £340 - 26
North West -18 75 £400 - 24
Scotland +29 73 £330 +9.54% 15
Edinburgh +25 49 £325 +7.88% 8
Hampshire +22 47 £400 +19.85% 4
South West -40 47 £388 +21.09% 21
Yorkshire -33 46 £325 +8.33% 25
Wales +5 45 £325 - 3
City of London -45 44 £425 +13.33% 25
West Midlands -10 38 £350 -4.76% 16
Berkshire 0 35 £260 -3.25%
West Yorkshire -30 32 £308 +0.81% 19
Manchester +9 28 £300 -7.69% 6
East of England -21 28 £333 -7.43% 9
Merseyside +6 24 £500 +61.29% 7
South Wales 0 22 £325 +1.96% 3
Liverpool +5 21 £508 - 5
Surrey -12 19 £349 -3.79% 10
Birmingham +2 17 £375 -6.25% 5
Wiltshire +10 15 £390 -2.50%
North East -14 15 £553 +92.17% 5
Leeds -25 15 £275 -11.29% 11
East Midlands -26 15 £300 -4.00% 10
Basingstoke +9 14 £375 +17.18% 1
Bristol -17 14 £318 +0.79% 7
Lancashire -15 13 £350 -30.00% 2
Newport -9 12 £340 +6.66%
Southampton 0 11 £438 +25.00%

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 513 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (35.05%) ISTQB
3 463 (32.20%) Finance
4 328 (22.81%) Test Scripting
5 311 (21.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 300 (20.86%) SQL
7 278 (19.33%) Business Analysis
8 259 (18.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 244 (16.97%) QA
10 241 (16.76%) Software Testing
11 234 (16.27%) Microsoft
12 197 (13.70%) HP Quality Center
13 192 (13.35%) PRINCE2
14 184 (12.80%) Security Cleared
15 182 (12.66%) Project Management
16 179 (12.45%) Banking
17 178 (12.38%) HP
18 173 (12.03%) Waterfall
19 157 (10.92%) Selenium
19 157 (10.92%) MS Excel
20 152 (10.57%) Scrum
21 151 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
22 149 (10.36%) .NET
23 147 (10.22%) Test Strategy
24 138 (9.60%) SC Cleared
25 137 (9.53%) Degree
25 137 (9.53%) Java
26 135 (9.39%) Test Management
27 133 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
28 131 (9.11%) Oracle

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 45 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 44 (3.06%) CMS
3 12 (0.83%) WebLogic
4 11 (0.76%) Confluence
5 9 (0.63%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.35%) Documentum
6 5 (0.35%) ATG Dynamo
7 4 (0.28%) IIS
7 4 (0.28%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.28%) MQSeries
7 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.21%) Magnolia
8 3 (0.21%) Apache
8 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
8 3 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.21%) LiveLink
8 3 (0.21%) SugarCRM
9 2 (0.14%) Drupal
9 2 (0.14%) SAS
Applications
1 157 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 85 (5.91%) MS Office
3 43 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.25%) MS Project
5 16 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.14%) Mingle
8 1 (0.070%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.35%) Exstream
4 5 (0.35%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.21%) SAP BCA
5 3 (0.21%) Agresso
5 3 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.21%) Maximo
5 3 (0.21%) Summit
5 3 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.21%) Unica
6 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.76%) SaaS
2 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.21%) Office 365
3 3 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.070%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.070%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.070%) PaaS
5 1 (0.070%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.25%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.11%) Internet
3 14 (0.97%) HTTP
4 12 (0.83%) Intranet
5 11 (0.76%) SAN
6 10 (0.70%) GSM
6 10 (0.70%) UMTS
6 10 (0.70%) LTE
7 7 (0.49%) VoIP
7 7 (0.49%) GPRS
7 7 (0.49%) WAN
8 6 (0.42%) CDMA
8 6 (0.42%) LDAP
8 6 (0.42%) ATM
8 6 (0.42%) Wireless
8 6 (0.42%) 3G
8 6 (0.42%) RTCP
8 6 (0.42%) RTP
8 6 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (0.42%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 65 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 33 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 19 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (1.11%) Data Mining
8 12 (0.83%) DB2
8 12 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.76%) SAP BW
10 10 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 10 (0.70%) MySQL
11 9 (0.63%) DbVisualizer
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (0.35%) SAP BI
13 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.28%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
13 4 (0.28%) Big Data
14 3 (0.21%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 157 (10.92%) Selenium
2 81 (5.63%) JIRA
3 64 (4.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 63 (4.38%) Cucumber
5 53 (3.69%) WebDriver
6 48 (3.34%) QuickTest Pro
7 41 (2.85%) LoadRunner
8 35 (2.43%) Git (software)
9 29 (2.02%) SoapUI
10 27 (1.88%) JMeter
11 25 (1.74%) SpecFlow
12 22 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 20 (1.39%) Appium
14 17 (1.18%) Jenkins
15 16 (1.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 16 (1.11%) Axure RP
15 16 (1.11%) JUnit
15 16 (1.11%) Eclipse
16 14 (0.97%) Calabash
17 11 (0.76%) FitNesse
General
1 463 (32.20%) Finance
2 179 (12.45%) Banking
3 119 (8.28%) Retail
4 69 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 32 (2.23%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.95%) Legal
8 25 (1.74%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.53%) Marketing
10 19 (1.32%) General Ledger
11 16 (1.11%) Local Government
12 13 (0.90%) Law
13 12 (0.83%) Billing
14 11 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
14 11 (0.76%) Publishing
15 9 (0.63%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.56%) Back Office
17 7 (0.49%) Advertising
18 5 (0.35%) Games
18 5 (0.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 839 (58.34%) Analyst
2 411 (28.58%) Test Analyst
3 392 (27.26%) Business Analyst
4 186 (12.93%) Tester
5 124 (8.62%) Test Manager
6 107 (7.44%) Test Leader
7 66 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
8 44 (3.06%) Project Manager
9 41 (2.85%) Test Engineer
10 37 (2.57%) Senior Test Analyst
11 33 (2.29%) Developer
11 33 (2.29%) Consultant
12 31 (2.16%) QA Analyst
13 30 (2.09%) Architect
14 29 (2.02%) Test Specialist
14 29 (2.02%) Agile Test Analyst
15 24 (1.67%) Automation Tester
16 23 (1.60%) Solutions Architect
16 23 (1.60%) Senior Business Analyst
17 21 (1.46%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (10.36%) .NET
2 86 (5.98%) XML
3 84 (5.84%) HTML
4 60 (4.17%) Web Services
5 54 (3.76%) ASP.NET
6 43 (2.99%) JSP
7 29 (2.02%) .NET Framework
8 21 (1.46%) Gherkin
9 19 (1.32%) SOAP
9 19 (1.32%) CSS
10 14 (0.97%) J2EE
11 10 (0.70%) MSMQ
11 10 (0.70%) Middleware
11 10 (0.70%) XML Messaging
12 9 (0.63%) Flash
13 6 (0.42%) REST
13 6 (0.42%) RESTful
13 6 (0.42%) AngularJS
14 4 (0.28%) WCF
14 4 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 133 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 37 (2.57%) User Experience
4 29 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 28 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 27 (1.88%) Data Centre
7 19 (1.32%) GIS
8 18 (1.25%) Smart Meter
9 13 (0.90%) NHS
10 11 (0.76%) MPEG
10 11 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (0.76%) STB
11 10 (0.70%) AS400
11 10 (0.70%) Data Integration
11 10 (0.70%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.56%) Credit Risk
12 8 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.56%) W3C
12 8 (0.56%) Derivative
12 8 (0.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 106 (7.37%) UNIX
2 79 (5.49%) Linux
3 75 (5.22%) Windows
4 23 (1.60%) Android
5 21 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.70%) Solaris
7 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (0.42%) AIX
9 5 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.21%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.14%) HPUX
11 2 (0.14%) SUSE
11 2 (0.14%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.14%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.070%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.070%) bada
12 1 (0.070%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.070%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (35.67%) Agile Software Development
2 328 (22.81%) Test Scripting
3 311 (21.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 278 (19.33%) Business Analysis
5 241 (16.76%) Software Testing
6 192 (13.35%) PRINCE2
7 182 (12.66%) Project Management
8 173 (12.03%) Waterfall
9 152 (10.57%) Scrum
10 151 (10.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 147 (10.22%) Test Strategy
12 135 (9.39%) Test Management
13 128 (8.90%) ITIL
14 121 (8.41%) Test Automation
15 112 (7.79%) Migration
16 110 (7.65%) Integration Testing
17 103 (7.16%) Regression Testing
18 92 (6.40%) Manual Testing
19 90 (6.26%) Use Case
19 90 (6.26%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 300 (20.86%) SQL
2 137 (9.53%) Java
3 88 (6.12%) JavaScript
4 63 (4.38%) C#
5 27 (1.88%) PowerShell
6 23 (1.60%) VB
7 19 (1.32%) Ruby
7 19 (1.32%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.11%) Python
9 15 (1.04%) VBScript
10 14 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 10 (0.70%) C
12 7 (0.49%) PHP
12 7 (0.49%) C++
12 7 (0.49%) Scala
13 6 (0.42%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.35%) Perl
14 5 (0.35%) Groovy
15 4 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 504 (35.05%) ISTQB
2 259 (18.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 184 (12.80%) Security Cleared
4 138 (9.60%) SC Cleared
5 137 (9.53%) Degree
6 64 (4.45%) ISEB Practitioner
7 55 (3.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 29 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (1.95%) MCITP
10 27 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 26 (1.81%) DV Cleared
12 24 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 22 (1.53%) IIBA
14 19 (1.32%) HND
15 18 (1.25%) CBAP
16 14 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.83%) APMP
18 11 (0.76%) PMI Certification
19 9 (0.63%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 244 (16.97%) QA
2 17 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.04%) ISO 9000
4 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.49%) P3O
6 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.28%) FATCA
8 3 (0.21%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.14%) SLA
9 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.070%) Basel II
10 1 (0.070%) GAAP
10 1 (0.070%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.070%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.070%) EMIR
10 1 (0.070%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.070%) COREP
10 1 (0.070%) FINREP
System Software
1 13 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.49%) VMware ESX
3 5 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.070%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.070%) NFS
4 1 (0.070%) Snort
Systems Management
1 197 (13.70%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (0.28%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.14%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.070%) Netcool
7 1 (0.070%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.070%) Control-M
7 1 (0.070%) Nagios
7 1 (0.070%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.070%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.070%) nmon
7 1 (0.070%) StatsD
7 1 (0.070%) Graphite
Vendors
1 234 (16.27%) Microsoft
2 178 (12.38%) HP
3 131 (9.11%) Oracle
4 74 (5.15%) SAP
5 29 (2.02%) IBM
6 26 (1.81%) Cisco
7 19 (1.32%) Citrix
8 17 (1.18%) Remedy
9 15 (1.04%) VMware
10 14 (0.97%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (0.76%) Siebel
12 10 (0.70%) Sybase
13 9 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.63%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.56%) OpenText
15 7 (0.49%) Teradata
15 7 (0.49%) McAfee
15 7 (0.49%) Adobe
16 6 (0.42%) Informatica
16 6 (0.42%) Ektron
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TEKsystems
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Rate: competitive daily rates
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
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Rate: £1 - 325 per day
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £275.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Tyne and Wear
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Rate: Up to £350 per day
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Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
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Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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LA International
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Jersey, Channel Isles
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Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Rate: Up to £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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West Sussex
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