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 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK
Rank 210 181 168
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 532 690 712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.33% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.64% 6.24% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 483 423
Median daily rate £380 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £257 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 9
Median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.58% +909.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £61.20 £14.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £182.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-70.58% +909.80%

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
9431 11056 10383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.79% 21.26% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6086 6855 5939
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 450 488
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £41.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +82.22%

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 22 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 -16 481 £390 +4.00% 157
London -38 144 £419 -1.47% 46
South East +6 98 £375 +7.14% 31
South West +14 76 £400 +3.89% 20
North West +24 39 £340 +2.25% 15
Wales +21 34 £290 -10.76% 2
West Midlands -9 34 £338 +3.05% 14
City of London -4 32 £500 +9.58% 15
East of England -5 28 £425 +21.42% 5
Surrey +17 26 £400 +6.66% 10
Hampshire +17 25 £350 -9.67% 9
East Midlands +4 24 £380 +15.15% 6
Gloucestershire +15 22 £400 +10.34% 2
Wiltshire +6 22 £413 +8.19% 3
South Wales +16 19 £195 -40.00% 2
Swindon +11 19 £413 +6.45% 3
Yorkshire -18 17 £331 +3.51% 20
Manchester 0 16 £343 +0.73% 10
West Yorkshire -5 15 £325 - 16
Lancashire +19 13 £250 -16.66% 2
Northamptonshire -2 13 £450 -5.26% 3
North East -5 13 £413 +3.12%
Cardiff +11 12 £279 -14.23%
Guildford +10 12 £280 -30.00% 2
Tyne and Wear 0 12 £356 -16.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 12 £356 -20.83%
Swansea - 12 £470 -
West Wales - 12 £470 -
Berkshire +12 11 £365 +4.14% 2
Devon 0 11 £380 +8.57% 1

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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.

1 473 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 421 (40.48%) ISTQB
3 283 (27.21%) Finance
4 219 (21.06%) Business Analysis
5 218 (20.96%) Test Scripting
6 201 (19.33%) SQL
7 191 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 182 (17.50%) PRINCE2
9 178 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 172 (16.54%) Software Testing
11 151 (14.52%) Selenium
12 150 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 147 (14.13%) QA
14 146 (14.04%) JIRA
15 145 (13.94%) Scrum
16 143 (13.75%) Security Cleared
17 128 (12.31%) Project Management
17 128 (12.31%) Microsoft
18 125 (12.02%) ITIL
19 119 (11.44%) SDLC
20 117 (11.25%) Waterfall
20 117 (11.25%) Java
21 114 (10.96%) BDD
22 113 (10.87%) Degree
23 99 (9.52%) Test Automation
24 98 (9.42%) Oracle
25 91 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
26 90 (8.65%) Banking
27 86 (8.27%) Automated Testing
28 80 (7.69%) UML

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 51 (4.90%) Confluence
2 30 (2.88%) SharePoint
3 14 (1.35%) SAS
4 13 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.15%) CMS
6 10 (0.96%) IIS
7 9 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.87%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.58%) JBoss
9 5 (0.48%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.48%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.38%) Apache
10 4 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
10 4 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.29%) JCAPS
11 3 (0.29%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.19%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.096%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 57 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 56 (5.38%) MS Office
3 39 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 27 (2.60%) MS Project
5 17 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 28 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.096%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.096%) Maximo
5 1 (0.096%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.096%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.096%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.096%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.096%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.096%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.096%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 26 (2.50%) SaaS
2 16 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.87%) GitHub
4 6 (0.58%) Office 365
5 5 (0.48%) IaaS
6 4 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.19%) G Suite
7 2 (0.19%) Taleo
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.096%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.096%) PaaS
8 1 (0.096%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.06%) Internet
2 7 (0.67%) Firewall
3 6 (0.58%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (0.48%) Network Security
4 5 (0.48%) SSH
4 5 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 5 (0.48%) WAN
4 5 (0.48%) WinSCP
5 4 (0.38%) LDAP
6 3 (0.29%) 4G
6 3 (0.29%) DMZ
6 3 (0.29%) HTTP
6 3 (0.29%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.29%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.19%) Cisco ISE
7 2 (0.19%) Intranet
7 2 (0.19%) Skype
7 2 (0.19%) SSL
7 2 (0.19%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.73%) Oracle Database
4 15 (1.44%) NonStop SQL
5 13 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (0.77%) Big Data
9 6 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.58%) GIS
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 151 (14.52%) Selenium
2 146 (14.04%) JIRA
3 68 (6.54%) Cucumber
4 46 (4.42%) WebDriver
5 41 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 40 (3.85%) HP UFT
7 39 (3.75%) Jenkins
8 38 (3.65%) SoapUI
9 33 (3.17%) LoadRunner
10 28 (2.69%) Visual Studio
11 27 (2.60%) JMeter
12 23 (2.21%) TestRail
13 22 (2.12%) Git (software)
13 22 (2.12%) Maven
14 20 (1.92%) SpecFlow
15 14 (1.35%) Ant
15 14 (1.35%) Subversion
16 12 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (0.96%) JBehave
17 10 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 283 (27.21%) Finance
2 90 (8.65%) Banking
3 63 (6.06%) Retail
4 31 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.73%) Legal
5 18 (1.73%) Marketing
6 16 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.87%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.77%) Electronics
10 6 (0.58%) Automotive
10 6 (0.58%) Publishing
11 5 (0.48%) Games
12 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.29%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) Front Office
13 3 (0.29%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Military
14 2 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 536 (51.54%) Analyst
2 286 (27.50%) Business Analyst
3 210 (20.19%) Test Analyst
4 153 (14.71%) Tester
5 73 (7.02%) Test Manager
6 67 (6.44%) Test Leader
7 53 (5.10%) Test Engineer
8 50 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
9 41 (3.94%) Project Manager
10 35 (3.37%) Architect
11 33 (3.17%) Automation Tester
12 31 (2.98%) Financial Analyst
13 30 (2.88%) Senior Business Analyst
14 27 (2.60%) Service Analyst
15 26 (2.50%) Automation Test Analyst
16 25 (2.40%) QA Analyst
17 23 (2.21%) Agile Business Analyst
17 23 (2.21%) Software Tester
18 22 (2.12%) QA Tester
19 21 (2.02%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (6.25%) XML
2 53 (5.10%) .NET
3 33 (3.17%) Web Services
4 24 (2.31%) SOAP
5 20 (1.92%) J2EE
6 18 (1.73%) Spring
7 17 (1.63%) Hibernate
8 16 (1.54%) RESTful
9 15 (1.44%) Gherkin
10 14 (1.35%) HTML
11 13 (1.25%) AngularJS
11 13 (1.25%) REST
12 11 (1.06%) JSON
13 10 (0.96%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.96%) XSLT
14 9 (0.87%) CSS
14 9 (0.87%) Middleware
15 7 (0.67%) Apache Flex
15 7 (0.67%) Spring MVC
15 7 (0.67%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.98%) Computer Science
4 23 (2.21%) NHS
4 23 (2.21%) User Experience
5 21 (2.02%) Equities
6 17 (1.63%) PMI
7 15 (1.44%) CESG
7 15 (1.44%) CESG CLAS
7 15 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 15 (1.44%) Hedge funds
8 14 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
9 12 (1.15%) Mobile App
10 10 (0.96%) Fintech
11 9 (0.87%) Smart Meter
12 8 (0.77%) Data Centre
12 8 (0.77%) Fixed Income
12 8 (0.77%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.67%) Derivative
13 7 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 70 (6.73%) Unix
2 53 (5.10%) Windows
3 52 (5.00%) Linux
4 10 (0.96%) Android
5 9 (0.87%) Apple iOS
6 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.67%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.48%) Solaris
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.38%) AIX
10 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.096%) VMS
11 1 (0.096%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.096%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 473 (45.48%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (21.06%) Business Analysis
3 218 (20.96%) Test Scripting
4 191 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 182 (17.50%) PRINCE2
6 172 (16.54%) Software Testing
7 150 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 145 (13.94%) Scrum
9 128 (12.31%) Project Management
10 125 (12.02%) ITIL
11 119 (11.44%) SDLC
12 117 (11.25%) Waterfall
13 114 (10.96%) BDD
14 99 (9.52%) Test Automation
15 86 (8.27%) Automated Testing
16 80 (7.69%) Test Management
16 80 (7.69%) UML
16 80 (7.69%) Use Case
17 77 (7.40%) Migration
18 75 (7.21%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 201 (19.33%) SQL
2 117 (11.25%) Java
3 35 (3.37%) Python
4 34 (3.27%) JavaScript
5 30 (2.88%) C#
6 28 (2.69%) C
7 26 (2.50%) Ruby
8 22 (2.12%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.96%) Groovy
9 10 (0.96%) VB.NET
10 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.77%) Perl
11 8 (0.77%) VBScript
12 7 (0.67%) ActionScript
12 7 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.48%) F#
13 5 (0.48%) PHP
13 5 (0.48%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.38%) C++
15 3 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 421 (40.48%) ISTQB
2 178 (17.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 143 (13.75%) Security Cleared
4 113 (10.87%) Degree
5 78 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 42 (4.04%) DV Cleared
7 38 (3.65%) CBAP
8 31 (2.98%) IIBA
9 27 (2.60%) CISSP
10 25 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 22 (2.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 20 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
13 19 (1.83%) PMI Certification
14 16 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.44%) CLAS
16 12 (1.15%) APMG
16 12 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
17 10 (0.96%) CITP
17 10 (0.96%) EXIN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (14.13%) QA
2 18 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.06%) MiFID
5 8 (0.77%) SDET
6 6 (0.58%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
7 5 (0.48%) GDPR
7 5 (0.48%) ISO 9000
7 5 (0.48%) SLA
8 4 (0.38%) SEPA
9 3 (0.29%) COBIT
9 3 (0.29%) EMIR
9 3 (0.29%) HL7
9 3 (0.29%) P3O
10 2 (0.19%) Basel II
10 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.19%) Solvency II
11 1 (0.096%) TickIT
System Software
1 17 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (0.38%) Snort
4 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (0.19%) Firmware
7 1 (0.096%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.096%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.096%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 66 (6.35%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (0.38%) Oozie
3 3 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.29%) SCCM
3 3 (0.29%) SCOM
4 2 (0.19%) Graphite
4 2 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.096%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.096%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.096%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.096%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.096%) QRadar
Vendors
1 128 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 98 (9.42%) Oracle
3 70 (6.73%) HP
4 35 (3.37%) SAP
5 23 (2.21%) IBM
6 22 (2.12%) Sybase
7 17 (1.63%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.25%) VMware
9 9 (0.87%) Adobe
10 7 (0.67%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.67%) Cisco
10 7 (0.67%) Cloudera
10 7 (0.67%) Remedy
10 7 (0.67%) Teradata
11 6 (0.58%) AppDynamics
11 6 (0.58%) Fixnetix
11 6 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.48%) Fiorano
12 5 (0.48%) Sage
12 5 (0.48%) webMethods
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Kyna Associates
Rate: £200 - £235 Per Day Up to £235 per day maximum
Posted: 7 hours ago
South East London
Avance Consulting
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Omni RMS
Rate: £35 - £42 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 5 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Rate: £23,437 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Graham Matthews
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day Initial contract until end of March (+ extension th
Posted: 2 days ago
Andover, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sanderson
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London, Greater London
360 Resourcing
Rate: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Rate: £45,212 per annum
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
TRG
Rate: 340-360 Per Day please send CV
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