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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 241 181 158
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -23
Contract jobs citing ISEB 493 741 829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 1.34% 1.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.87% 6.49% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 493 575
Median daily rate £375 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.41 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.36% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £13.81 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £41.06 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £19.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+77.78% +29.36%

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
10126 11422 11701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.72% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6435 6923 6666
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 552 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -66 448 £375 +7.14% 145
London -54 154 £450 +12.50% 42
South East -12 85 £343 -2.00% 19
South West -6 71 £380 +8.57% 13
North West -4 39 £325 -4.41% 18
West Midlands -15 39 £400 +33.33% 18
City of London -18 31 £425 +13.33% 19
Wiltshire +7 24 £400 +25.00% 1
Wales +10 23 £294 +54.73% 2
Manchester -17 22 £339 -1.81% 13
Oxford +14 21 £200 -36.00% 1
Gloucestershire +12 21 £380 -5.00% 7
Oxfordshire +11 21 £200 -36.00% 1
Yorkshire -32 18 £300 -5.51% 16
South Wales +14 17 £302 +58.94% 2
Swindon +12 17 £406 +26.95%
East Midlands -6 17 £368 +11.36% 9
East of England -9 16 £300 -25.00% 10
Cardiff +23 15 £302 +58.94% 2
Bristol +2 14 £349 +3.33% 2
West Yorkshire -5 14 £300 -2.04% 12
Scotland -26 14 £295 -15.71% 4
Hampshire 0 13 £350 -5.72% 6
Berkshire -17 12 £363 +3.57% 2
West Sussex +13 11 £375 -23.46% 4
Edinburgh -1 11 £350 +9.37% 2
Surrey +8 10 £450 +28.57% 4
Birmingham -2 10 £395 +21.53% 5
Cheshire +22 9 £240 -26.07% 2
Suffolk +7 9 £300 - 4

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 511 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 450 (39.86%) ISTQB
3 306 (27.10%) Finance
4 230 (20.37%) Business Analysis
5 223 (19.75%) Test Scripting
6 206 (18.25%) SQL
7 200 (17.71%) PRINCE2
8 195 (17.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 181 (16.03%) Software Testing
10 172 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 172 (15.23%) Selenium
11 171 (15.15%) Security Cleared
12 167 (14.79%) SDLC
13 164 (14.53%) Project Management
14 157 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
15 156 (13.82%) Scrum
16 147 (13.02%) ITIL
17 145 (12.84%) Java
17 145 (12.84%) QA
18 142 (12.58%) JIRA
19 133 (11.78%) Degree
20 117 (10.36%) Microsoft
21 112 (9.92%) Test Automation
21 112 (9.92%) BDD
22 111 (9.83%) Oracle
23 109 (9.65%) HP Quality Center
23 109 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
24 100 (8.86%) Waterfall
25 94 (8.33%) SC Cleared
26 90 (7.97%) Banking

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 34 (3.01%) Confluence
2 26 (2.30%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.24%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.06%) IIS
4 12 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (1.06%) SAS
5 10 (0.89%) CMS
6 9 (0.80%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.44%) Apache Spark
7 5 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.35%) JBoss
8 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.27%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.27%) CICS
9 3 (0.27%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 71 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.96%) MS Office
3 46 (4.07%) MS Visio
4 35 (3.10%) MS Project
5 24 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.35%) Open Workbench
6 4 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.44%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 2 (0.18%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.089%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.089%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.089%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.089%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.089%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.089%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.089%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 51 (4.52%) SaaS
2 17 (1.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.53%) IaaS
5 5 (0.44%) GitHub
5 5 (0.44%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.27%) G Suite
7 3 (0.27%) Office 365
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.089%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.089%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.089%) PaaS
8 1 (0.089%) Taleo
8 1 (0.089%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.86%) Internet
2 13 (1.15%) TCP/IP
3 8 (0.71%) HTTP
3 8 (0.71%) WAN
3 8 (0.71%) Wireshark
4 7 (0.62%) Firewall
4 7 (0.62%) Network Security
5 5 (0.44%) FTP
6 4 (0.35%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.27%) 4G
7 3 (0.27%) DMZ
7 3 (0.27%) Intranet
7 3 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.27%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.27%) LDAP
7 3 (0.27%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (0.18%) LAN
8 2 (0.18%) Skype
8 2 (0.18%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
2 38 (3.37%) NonStop SQL
3 34 (3.01%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.15%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.15%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.62%) GIS
7 6 (0.53%) Big Data
7 6 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (0.35%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.18%) BODI
10 2 (0.18%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.18%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 172 (15.23%) Selenium
2 142 (12.58%) JIRA
3 65 (5.76%) Cucumber
4 61 (5.40%) WebDriver
5 49 (4.34%) HP UFT
6 42 (3.72%) SoapUI
7 39 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 38 (3.37%) JMeter
9 35 (3.10%) Visual Studio
10 33 (2.92%) Jenkins
11 30 (2.66%) Maven
12 25 (2.21%) LoadRunner
13 24 (2.13%) SpecFlow
14 20 (1.77%) Git (software)
15 15 (1.33%) Ant
16 13 (1.15%) JUnit
17 12 (1.06%) Selenium IDE
17 12 (1.06%) Subversion
18 10 (0.89%) WinRunner
18 10 (0.89%) Zephyr
General
1 306 (27.10%) Finance
2 90 (7.97%) Banking
3 57 (5.05%) Retail
4 26 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.04%) Legal
6 14 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.89%) Law
7 10 (0.89%) Marketing
8 9 (0.80%) Games
9 8 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.62%) Automotive
10 7 (0.62%) Military
11 6 (0.53%) Billing
11 6 (0.53%) Electronics
11 6 (0.53%) Publishing
11 6 (0.53%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.44%) Back Office
12 5 (0.44%) Front Office
12 5 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 598 (52.97%) Analyst
2 293 (25.95%) Business Analyst
3 262 (23.21%) Test Analyst
4 141 (12.49%) Tester
5 80 (7.09%) Test Leader
6 64 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
7 62 (5.49%) Test Manager
8 53 (4.69%) Test Engineer
9 47 (4.16%) Project Manager
10 43 (3.81%) Architect
11 39 (3.45%) Automation Tester
12 37 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
13 35 (3.10%) Senior Business Analyst
14 33 (2.92%) Automation Test Analyst
15 29 (2.57%) Service Analyst
16 27 (2.39%) Agile Business Analyst
16 27 (2.39%) Senior Test Analyst
17 25 (2.21%) Agile Test Analyst
18 24 (2.13%) Developer
18 24 (2.13%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (6.64%) XML
2 67 (5.93%) .NET
3 37 (3.28%) Web Services
4 31 (2.75%) SOAP
5 22 (1.95%) HTML
6 21 (1.86%) Gherkin
6 21 (1.86%) Spring
7 20 (1.77%) REST
8 18 (1.59%) Hibernate
9 17 (1.51%) ASP.NET
10 14 (1.24%) J2EE
11 13 (1.15%) AngularJS
12 12 (1.06%) RESTful
13 11 (0.97%) JSON
13 11 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (0.62%) Apache Flex
14 7 (0.62%) Spring MVC
14 7 (0.62%) WCF
14 7 (0.62%) XSL
14 7 (0.62%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.43%) Management Information System
3 38 (3.37%) CESG
3 38 (3.37%) CESG CLAS
4 32 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 22 (1.95%) PMI
6 19 (1.68%) Equities
6 19 (1.68%) NHS
7 17 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
8 16 (1.42%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.33%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.24%) User Experience
11 12 (1.06%) Fintech
11 12 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.06%) Smart Meter
12 11 (0.97%) Fixed Income
13 9 (0.80%) CMDB
14 8 (0.71%) STB
15 7 (0.62%) Driving Licence
15 7 (0.62%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.35%) Unix
2 76 (6.73%) Windows
3 65 (5.76%) Linux
4 24 (2.13%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.33%) Android
7 10 (0.89%) Solaris
8 9 (0.80%) AIX
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.27%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (45.26%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (20.37%) Business Analysis
3 223 (19.75%) Test Scripting
4 200 (17.71%) PRINCE2
5 181 (16.03%) Software Testing
6 172 (15.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 167 (14.79%) SDLC
8 164 (14.53%) Project Management
9 157 (13.91%) User Acceptance Testing
10 156 (13.82%) Scrum
11 147 (13.02%) ITIL
12 112 (9.92%) BDD
12 112 (9.92%) Test Automation
13 100 (8.86%) Waterfall
14 85 (7.53%) Use Case
15 83 (7.35%) UML
16 80 (7.09%) Test Strategy
17 77 (6.82%) Functional Testing
18 76 (6.73%) Automated Testing
19 75 (6.64%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 206 (18.25%) SQL
2 145 (12.84%) Java
3 39 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 39 (3.45%) Python
4 38 (3.37%) C#
5 26 (2.30%) C
6 21 (1.86%) PL/SQL
6 21 (1.86%) Ruby
7 13 (1.15%) Groovy
7 13 (1.15%) VB.NET
8 12 (1.06%) PHP
9 11 (0.97%) VBScript
10 10 (0.89%) Bash Shell
11 7 (0.62%) ActionScript
11 7 (0.62%) C++
12 6 (0.53%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.35%) COBOL
13 4 (0.35%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 450 (39.86%) ISTQB
2 195 (17.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 171 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 133 (11.78%) Degree
5 94 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 66 (5.85%) DV Cleared
7 56 (4.96%) CISSP
8 44 (3.90%) CBAP
9 38 (3.37%) CLAS
10 26 (2.30%) PMI Certification
11 24 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 22 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.86%) IIBA
13 21 (1.86%) ISEB Practitioner
13 21 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 14 (1.24%) CISM
15 13 (1.15%) Chartered Engineer
15 13 (1.15%) CITP
16 12 (1.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (0.89%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (12.84%) QA
2 43 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.71%) MiFID
4 7 (0.62%) SDET
5 6 (0.53%) COBIT
6 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.35%) SLA
8 3 (0.27%) ISO 9000
8 3 (0.27%) P3O
9 2 (0.18%) Basel III
9 2 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 12207
9 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.089%) Basel II
10 1 (0.089%) FATCA
10 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.089%) TickIT
System Software
1 19 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.27%) Snort
4 3 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.18%) Firmware
6 1 (0.089%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.089%) Docker
6 1 (0.089%) etcd
6 1 (0.089%) flannel
6 1 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.089%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 109 (9.65%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.80%) Puppet
3 7 (0.62%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (0.44%) Graphite
4 5 (0.44%) Oozie
5 4 (0.35%) Cisco IPCC
6 3 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.27%) SCCM
6 3 (0.27%) SCOM
7 2 (0.18%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.089%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.089%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.089%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.089%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.089%) Oracle EDQ
8 1 (0.089%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 117 (10.36%) Microsoft
2 111 (9.83%) Oracle
3 88 (7.79%) HP
4 36 (3.19%) SAP
5 23 (2.04%) Atlassian
6 21 (1.86%) IBM
7 17 (1.51%) Sybase
8 16 (1.42%) VMware
9 15 (1.33%) Cisco
10 11 (0.97%) webMethods
11 10 (0.89%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.71%) Adobe
12 8 (0.71%) AppDynamics
13 7 (0.62%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.62%) Fidessa
13 7 (0.62%) Sage
14 6 (0.53%) CA Agile Central
14 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.53%) Siebel
14 6 (0.53%) Varonis
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Colston Consulting
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £26000 per hour + hol and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath, Avon
Syntax Consultancy Ltd
Rate: From £30 to £40 per hour 30-40 ph (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 15 days ago
West London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £650 to £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
South West London
Gamesys
Posted: 18 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago