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 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 204 166 162
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 676 790 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.39% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 7.24% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 552 489
Median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 8
Median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.95% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £22.60 £12.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £38.06 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -

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
11621 10908 10315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.48% 19.15% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7257 6503 5836
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 542 453
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -37 610 £375 +3.09% 135
London +4 215 £420 +1.81% 32
South East -37 133 £384 +2.33% 29
West Midlands -9 64 £343 +5.38% 14
Yorkshire +12 52 £350 +16.66% 15
East of England +24 40 £350 +12.90% 13
West Yorkshire +9 39 £350 +23.89% 12
South West -33 39 £363 +1.75% 16
Scotland -18 37 £320 -1.53% 4
North West -44 37 £325 -18.75% 9
Surrey +7 30 £444 +19.12% 7
Leeds +4 30 £350 +27.27% 10
South Wales +23 29 £350 +86.66%
Wales +15 29 £350 +89.18% 1
Manchester -17 28 £315 -16.66% 4
Hampshire -29 28 £338 -10.00% 3
City of London +28 27 £425 +4.61% 12
Cardiff +24 26 £350 +87.91%
Berkshire -1 23 £350 - 5
West Sussex +7 21 £400 +42.22% 3
East Midlands +8 19 £408 +41.73% 7
Suffolk +16 17 £375 +7.14% 3
Glasgow +6 17 £325 -4.41% 1
Birmingham -7 16 £330 +10.00% 7
Ipswich +8 15 £400 +14.28% 3
Basingstoke +4 15 £338 -15.62%
Gloucestershire +4 12 £400 +6.31% 6
Edinburgh -24 12 £338 +16.37% 2
Wiltshire -3 11 £325 -13.33% 3
Warwickshire -5 11 £425 +21.42%

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 590 (43.29%) ISTQB
2 575 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
3 435 (31.91%) Finance
4 291 (21.35%) Test Scripting
5 273 (20.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 272 (19.96%) SQL
7 266 (19.52%) Software Testing
8 241 (17.68%) Security Cleared
9 234 (17.17%) Business Analysis
10 229 (16.80%) User Acceptance Testing
11 214 (15.70%) PRINCE2
12 211 (15.48%) Selenium
13 202 (14.82%) Project Management
14 188 (13.79%) Microsoft
15 186 (13.65%) SDLC
16 172 (12.62%) JIRA
17 161 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
18 160 (11.74%) QA
19 157 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
20 156 (11.45%) SC Cleared
20 156 (11.45%) HP
21 154 (11.30%) Java
22 151 (11.08%) Degree
23 150 (11.01%) Scrum
24 148 (10.86%) Test Automation
25 146 (10.71%) Functional Testing
26 132 (9.68%) Regression Testing
27 128 (9.39%) Oracle
27 128 (9.39%) Waterfall
27 128 (9.39%) Integration Testing

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 43 (3.15%) Confluence
2 42 (3.08%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.03%) IIS
4 11 (0.81%) SAS
5 9 (0.66%) JBoss
5 9 (0.66%) MS Exchange
5 9 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 8 (0.59%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.51%) CMS
8 5 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.22%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.15%) Apache
10 2 (0.15%) CICS
10 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.073%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.073%) Documentum
Applications
1 92 (6.75%) MS Excel
2 85 (6.24%) MS Office
3 54 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.91%) MS Project
5 21 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.29%) Open Workbench
7 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.073%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 7 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.51%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.44%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.29%) Magento
7 4 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.22%) Hi Portfolio
8 3 (0.22%) SAP HR
9 2 (0.15%) Maximo
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
10 1 (0.073%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 54 (3.96%) SaaS
2 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.51%) IaaS
5 6 (0.44%) PaaS
5 6 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
7 4 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.29%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.22%) GitHub
8 3 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.15%) Silverpop
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.073%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.073%) Basecamp
10 1 (0.073%) Trello
10 1 (0.073%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (2.35%) Internet
2 10 (0.73%) WAN
3 8 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.51%) Network Security
5 6 (0.44%) SAN
5 6 (0.44%) Skype
6 5 (0.37%) LAN
6 5 (0.37%) PuTTY
6 5 (0.37%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.37%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.29%) Firewall
7 4 (0.29%) HTTP
7 4 (0.29%) VoIP
8 3 (0.22%) DNS
8 3 (0.22%) SSH
9 2 (0.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.15%) MVNO
9 2 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 56 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (3.15%) NonStop SQL
4 23 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 19 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 14 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (0.81%) MySQL
8 10 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (0.59%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.44%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.37%) Base SAS
11 5 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.29%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.22%) IBM InfoSphere
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 211 (15.48%) Selenium
2 172 (12.62%) JIRA
3 105 (7.70%) Cucumber
4 100 (7.34%) WebDriver
5 71 (5.21%) HP UFT
6 56 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
7 48 (3.52%) JMeter
8 40 (2.93%) SpecFlow
9 34 (2.49%) Jenkins
9 34 (2.49%) LoadRunner
9 34 (2.49%) SoapUI
10 33 (2.42%) Visual Studio
11 25 (1.83%) Maven
12 22 (1.61%) Git (software)
13 15 (1.10%) Ant
13 15 (1.10%) JUnit
14 14 (1.03%) Hudson
14 14 (1.03%) TestDirector
14 14 (1.03%) Toad
15 13 (0.95%) Gradle
General
1 435 (31.91%) Finance
2 112 (8.22%) Banking
3 83 (6.09%) Telecoms
4 72 (5.28%) Retail
5 23 (1.69%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.39%) Games
6 19 (1.39%) Legal
7 15 (1.10%) Marketing
8 12 (0.88%) Advertising
9 11 (0.81%) Law
9 11 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.73%) Electronics
10 10 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.73%) Military
11 7 (0.51%) Billing
11 7 (0.51%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.44%) Automotive
12 6 (0.44%) Front Office
13 5 (0.37%) Online Betting
14 4 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 799 (58.62%) Analyst
2 425 (31.18%) Test Analyst
3 330 (24.21%) Business Analyst
4 134 (9.83%) Tester
5 102 (7.48%) Test Manager
6 83 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
7 74 (5.43%) Test Engineer
8 73 (5.36%) Test Leader
9 52 (3.82%) Automation Test Analyst
10 45 (3.30%) Project Manager
11 41 (3.01%) Senior Test Analyst
12 40 (2.93%) Agile Test Analyst
13 37 (2.71%) Automation Tester
13 37 (2.71%) Senior Business Analyst
14 35 (2.57%) Financial Analyst
15 32 (2.35%) Agile Business Analyst
16 31 (2.27%) Architect
17 30 (2.20%) QA Analyst
18 28 (2.05%) IT Analyst
19 27 (1.98%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (6.68%) .NET
2 76 (5.58%) XML
3 55 (4.04%) HTML
4 48 (3.52%) Web Services
5 31 (2.27%) ASP.NET
6 27 (1.98%) Gherkin
7 26 (1.91%) REST
8 22 (1.61%) SOAP
8 22 (1.61%) Spring
9 14 (1.03%) Hibernate
10 13 (0.95%) Ajax
10 13 (0.95%) Java EE
10 13 (0.95%) JMS
10 13 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (0.81%) CSS
12 10 (0.73%) Behat
13 8 (0.59%) FpML
14 6 (0.44%) .NET Framework
15 5 (0.37%) RESTful
15 5 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (2.64%) CESG
2 36 (2.64%) CESG CLAS
3 33 (2.42%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.25%) Data Centre
6 17 (1.25%) PMI
7 15 (1.10%) Mobile App
8 12 (0.88%) Client/Server
8 12 (0.88%) NHS
8 12 (0.88%) SWIFT
9 11 (0.81%) Derivative
10 10 (0.73%) AS400
11 9 (0.66%) Credit Risk
11 9 (0.66%) Equities
11 9 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.59%) CMDB
12 8 (0.59%) Data Integration
12 8 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 87 (6.38%) Windows
2 76 (5.58%) Unix
3 73 (5.36%) Linux
4 27 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 11 (0.81%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.73%) Android
6 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (0.66%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.44%) AIX
9 6 (0.44%) Solaris
10 4 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.073%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 575 (42.19%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (21.35%) Test Scripting
3 266 (19.52%) Software Testing
4 234 (17.17%) Business Analysis
5 229 (16.80%) User Acceptance Testing
6 214 (15.70%) PRINCE2
7 202 (14.82%) Project Management
8 186 (13.65%) SDLC
9 161 (11.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 150 (11.01%) Scrum
11 148 (10.86%) Test Automation
12 146 (10.71%) Functional Testing
13 132 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 128 (9.39%) Integration Testing
14 128 (9.39%) Waterfall
15 127 (9.32%) Test Strategy
16 124 (9.10%) ITIL
17 119 (8.73%) BDD
18 118 (8.66%) Test Management
19 98 (7.19%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 272 (19.96%) SQL
2 154 (11.30%) Java
3 79 (5.80%) C#
4 64 (4.70%) JavaScript
5 46 (3.37%) Python
6 37 (2.71%) Ruby
7 26 (1.91%) VBScript
8 22 (1.61%) PHP
8 22 (1.61%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.17%) Groovy
10 15 (1.10%) VB
11 14 (1.03%) C++
12 13 (0.95%) Bash Shell
12 13 (0.95%) PowerShell
13 10 (0.73%) C
14 8 (0.59%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.51%) Perl
16 6 (0.44%) Scala
16 6 (0.44%) T-SQL
17 4 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 590 (43.29%) ISTQB
2 273 (20.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 241 (17.68%) Security Cleared
4 156 (11.45%) SC Cleared
5 151 (11.08%) Degree
6 67 (4.92%) DV Cleared
7 50 (3.67%) CISSP
8 45 (3.30%) CLAS
9 41 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 31 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 30 (2.20%) CBAP
12 26 (1.91%) PMP
13 24 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 22 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
14 22 (1.61%) PMI Certification
15 19 (1.39%) IIBA
16 14 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
16 14 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 12 (0.88%) MCITP
17 12 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (11.74%) QA
2 46 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.81%) SLA
5 10 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.37%) MiFID
7 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.15%) COBIT
8 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.15%) RMADS
9 1 (0.073%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.073%) EMIR
9 1 (0.073%) GAAP
9 1 (0.073%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.88%) Active Directory
3 10 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.44%) Docker
4 6 (0.44%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.29%) vSphere
7 3 (0.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.073%) etcd
8 1 (0.073%) Firmware
8 1 (0.073%) flannel
8 1 (0.073%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 157 (11.52%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.66%) Puppet
3 8 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (0.29%) Nagios
5 4 (0.29%) SCCM
6 3 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.22%) SCOM
7 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.15%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.073%) Ansible
8 1 (0.073%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.073%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.073%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.073%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.073%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.073%) Terraform
Vendors
1 188 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 156 (11.45%) HP
3 128 (9.39%) Oracle
4 58 (4.26%) SAP
5 29 (2.13%) IBM
6 28 (2.05%) VMware
7 25 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 23 (1.69%) Cisco
8 23 (1.69%) Cognos
9 22 (1.61%) Rally
10 18 (1.32%) Informatica
11 11 (0.81%) Reuters
12 9 (0.66%) CheckPoint
13 8 (0.59%) Bloomberg
13 8 (0.59%) NetSuite
13 8 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.59%) webMethods
14 7 (0.51%) Intel Security
15 6 (0.44%) Pega
16 5 (0.37%) Varonis
Leicester, Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
2i Resourcing
Rate: From £325 to £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £51000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £180 to £250 per day 6months+
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £301 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £340 per day, Initial contract until December 16'
Posted: 19 days ago