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 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 175 166 138
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -28
Contract jobs citing ISEB 726 729 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.65% 6.94% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 439 448
Average daily rate £360 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 1
Average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%

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
10920 10497 9567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.21% 20.32% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6750 6072 5158
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 491 491 443
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £41.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 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 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 641 £368 -0.33% 177
London +26 232 £425 +13.33% 53
South East -40 124 £343 -3.52% 26
South West +3 76 £375 -18.91% 14
Scotland +12 61 £338 -1.45% 2
Yorkshire -16 61 £316 -2.69% 19
West Midlands +11 50 £326 -4.04% 15
West Yorkshire -2 44 £325 - 9
Edinburgh +8 42 £350 +3.70% 2
East of England +1 36 £350 -4.76% 6
City of London +24 34 £456 +21.66% 16
Leeds +5 31 £325 -5.45% 7
North West -25 28 £340 -9.33% 29
Berkshire -4 26 £350 -10.25% 10
Surrey -14 26 £363 +11.53% 4
Manchester -2 23 £340 -3.54% 19
Wales -3 23 £325 -16.12% 3
Hampshire -21 22 £359 +10.38% 2
Bristol +5 21 £375 -6.25% 9
Cardiff -2 21 £325 -16.12% 1
East Midlands -2 21 £330 +1.53% 8
South Wales -8 21 £325 -10.34% 2
Wiltshire -3 18 £381 -22.97% 1
Glasgow +18 17 £325 -6.47%
Buckinghamshire +12 17 £300 - 3
Milton Keynes +4 14 £300 - 1
Swindon +3 14 £388 -8.82% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 12 £275 -21.42% 3
Kent -2 12 £210 -27.58% 1
Gloucestershire +15 11 £381 -19.94% 3

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 636 (42.54%) ISTQB
2 619 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
3 468 (31.30%) Finance
4 362 (24.21%) SQL
5 325 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 300 (20.07%) Test Scripting
7 293 (19.60%) Business Analysis
8 286 (19.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 258 (17.26%) Microsoft
10 252 (16.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 211 (14.11%) HP Quality Center
12 210 (14.05%) Waterfall
13 203 (13.58%) PRINCE2
14 202 (13.51%) Project Management
15 200 (13.38%) QA
16 187 (12.51%) Stakeholder Management
17 186 (12.44%) Security Cleared
18 177 (11.84%) Test Automation
19 176 (11.77%) Scrum
20 174 (11.64%) Oracle
21 161 (10.77%) HP
22 154 (10.30%) Selenium
22 154 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
23 147 (9.83%) SDLC
23 147 (9.83%) Test Management
24 146 (9.77%) Degree
25 136 (9.10%) Functional Testing
26 131 (8.76%) Test Strategy
27 130 (8.70%) Automated Testing
28 127 (8.49%) JIRA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 34 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (1.14%) Confluence
4 11 (0.74%) JBoss
5 10 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 6 (0.40%) IIS
6 6 (0.40%) SAS
7 5 (0.33%) CMS
7 5 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.27%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.20%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.13%) Apache
10 2 (0.13%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.13%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.13%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.13%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.067%) Documentum
11 1 (0.067%) Node.js
Applications
1 125 (8.36%) MS Excel
2 91 (6.09%) MS Office
3 53 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 31 (2.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (2.07%) MS Project
5 2 (0.13%) Open Workbench
5 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.067%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 11 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.54%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
5 6 (0.40%) Hi Portfolio
6 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.33%) SAP CO
6 5 (0.33%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.27%) Sonata
7 4 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.20%) Maximo
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.20%) Tercero
9 2 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.20%) IaaS
4 3 (0.20%) Office 365
4 3 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.067%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.067%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.067%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 11 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (0.67%) FTP
2 10 (0.67%) Internet
3 9 (0.60%) HTTP
4 6 (0.40%) SAN
5 5 (0.33%) MVNO
5 5 (0.33%) SSL
6 4 (0.27%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.27%) GSM
6 4 (0.27%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.27%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (0.27%) WAN
6 4 (0.27%) ZigBee
7 3 (0.20%) ATM
7 3 (0.20%) DNS
7 3 (0.20%) LAN
7 3 (0.20%) PuTTY
7 3 (0.20%) Skype
8 2 (0.13%) LDAP
8 2 (0.13%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 58 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 12 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (0.74%) Big Data
8 11 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 11 (0.74%) DB2
9 8 (0.54%) BODI
9 8 (0.54%) BusinessObjects XI
9 8 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (0.54%) PowerCenter
10 7 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (0.33%) GIS
11 5 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 154 (10.30%) Selenium
2 127 (8.49%) JIRA
3 96 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 92 (6.15%) Cucumber
5 90 (6.02%) HP UFT
6 61 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 61 (4.08%) WebDriver
7 60 (4.01%) Jenkins
8 55 (3.68%) SpecFlow
9 48 (3.21%) SoapUI
10 40 (2.68%) LoadRunner
11 28 (1.87%) Toad
12 22 (1.47%) Git (software)
13 19 (1.27%) Ant
14 18 (1.20%) Maven
15 15 (1.00%) ERwin
15 15 (1.00%) JMeter
15 15 (1.00%) TestDirector
16 14 (0.94%) Eclipse
17 12 (0.80%) Capybara
General
1 468 (31.30%) Finance
2 125 (8.36%) Banking
3 94 (6.29%) Retail
4 70 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.68%) Legal
6 29 (1.94%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.40%) Law
8 17 (1.14%) Retail Banking
9 14 (0.94%) Advertising
9 14 (0.94%) Publishing
10 11 (0.74%) Marketing
11 10 (0.67%) Back Office
12 9 (0.60%) Military
13 8 (0.54%) Billing
14 7 (0.47%) Front Office
14 7 (0.47%) Games
15 5 (0.33%) Local Government
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.27%) Automotive
16 4 (0.27%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 931 (62.27%) Analyst
2 498 (33.31%) Test Analyst
3 367 (24.55%) Business Analyst
4 197 (13.18%) Tester
5 115 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 85 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
7 76 (5.08%) Test Leader
8 69 (4.62%) SQL Analyst
9 59 (3.95%) Test Engineer
10 53 (3.55%) Project Manager
11 49 (3.28%) Financial Analyst
12 48 (3.21%) Senior Test Analyst
13 47 (3.14%) Agile Test Analyst
13 47 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
14 45 (3.01%) Service Analyst
15 40 (2.68%) Automation Analyst
16 39 (2.61%) Automation Test Analyst
17 36 (2.41%) Banking Analyst
17 36 (2.41%) UAT Analyst
17 36 (2.41%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (7.49%) XML
2 105 (7.02%) .NET
3 47 (3.14%) SOAP
4 43 (2.88%) Web Services
5 40 (2.68%) HTML
6 29 (1.94%) Gherkin
7 21 (1.40%) XML Messaging
8 20 (1.34%) Middleware
9 19 (1.27%) REST
10 17 (1.14%) ASP.NET
11 14 (0.94%) WSDL
12 12 (0.80%) RESTful
13 10 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
14 9 (0.60%) MSMQ
15 8 (0.54%) JSON
16 7 (0.47%) FpML
16 7 (0.47%) WPF
17 6 (0.40%) EDI
18 5 (0.33%) .NET Framework
19 4 (0.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 154 (10.30%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 28 (1.87%) Data Centre
4 25 (1.67%) Computer Science
4 25 (1.67%) NHS
4 25 (1.67%) PMI
5 21 (1.40%) User Experience
6 19 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 17 (1.14%) Client/Server
8 16 (1.07%) Statistics
9 15 (1.00%) Visualisation
10 13 (0.87%) Derivative
11 12 (0.80%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.74%) Credit Risk
12 11 (0.74%) EPoS
13 10 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (0.60%) Smart Meter
15 8 (0.54%) Smartcard
16 7 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.40%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 99 (6.62%) Windows
2 80 (5.35%) Unix
3 55 (3.68%) Linux
4 17 (1.14%) Windows Server
5 16 (1.07%) Android
6 15 (1.00%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.54%) Solaris
8 7 (0.47%) AIX
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.067%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.067%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.067%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.067%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.067%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.067%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 619 (41.40%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (21.74%) Software Testing
3 300 (20.07%) Test Scripting
4 293 (19.60%) Business Analysis
5 252 (16.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 210 (14.05%) Waterfall
7 203 (13.58%) PRINCE2
8 202 (13.51%) Project Management
9 187 (12.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 177 (11.84%) Test Automation
11 176 (11.77%) Scrum
12 147 (9.83%) SDLC
12 147 (9.83%) Test Management
13 136 (9.10%) Functional Testing
14 131 (8.76%) Test Strategy
15 130 (8.70%) Automated Testing
16 121 (8.09%) BDD
16 121 (8.09%) Manual Testing
17 116 (7.76%) Defect Management
17 116 (7.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 362 (24.21%) SQL
2 125 (8.36%) Java
3 91 (6.09%) C#
4 37 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 33 (2.21%) PL/SQL
6 28 (1.87%) VB
7 25 (1.67%) C++
8 24 (1.61%) Ruby
9 20 (1.34%) Python
9 20 (1.34%) T-SQL
10 19 (1.27%) Groovy
11 18 (1.20%) VBScript
12 13 (0.87%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.80%) C
13 12 (0.80%) Shell Script
14 11 (0.74%) VB.NET
15 8 (0.54%) PowerShell
16 7 (0.47%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.33%) F#
17 5 (0.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 636 (42.54%) ISTQB
2 286 (19.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 186 (12.44%) Security Cleared
4 146 (9.77%) Degree
5 96 (6.42%) SC Cleared
6 77 (5.15%) ISEB Practitioner
7 54 (3.61%) PMI Certification
8 50 (3.34%) DV Cleared
9 32 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 30 (2.01%) PMP
11 29 (1.94%) CBAP
12 26 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 18 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
13 18 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.74%) APMP
16 11 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
16 11 (0.74%) MCITP
17 9 (0.60%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 200 (13.38%) QA
2 29 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 22 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.87%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.74%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.67%) SLA
7 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.40%) FATCA
9 6 (0.40%) MiFID
10 5 (0.33%) P3O
11 4 (0.27%) COBIT
12 3 (0.20%) GAAP
12 3 (0.20%) SEPA
13 2 (0.13%) CRD IV
13 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
13 2 (0.13%) RMADS
14 1 (0.067%) EMIR
14 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.067%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.40%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.27%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.13%) Varnish
6 1 (0.067%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.067%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.067%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.067%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 211 (14.11%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.40%) SCCM
3 5 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (0.33%) nmon
4 4 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.20%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.20%) Netcool
5 3 (0.20%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.13%) Nessus
6 2 (0.13%) SCOM
7 1 (0.067%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.067%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.067%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.067%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 258 (17.26%) Microsoft
2 174 (11.64%) Oracle
3 161 (10.77%) HP
4 47 (3.14%) Informatica
5 36 (2.41%) IBM
6 34 (2.27%) SAP
7 29 (1.94%) Cognos
8 23 (1.54%) VMware
9 17 (1.14%) Citrix
10 13 (0.87%) Cisco
10 13 (0.87%) Sybase
11 9 (0.60%) Murex
12 8 (0.54%) ATG
12 8 (0.54%) Siebel
13 7 (0.47%) hybris
13 7 (0.47%) Talend
14 6 (0.40%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.40%) Pega
14 6 (0.40%) TIBCO
15 5 (0.33%) BMC
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne and Wear
Leighton Group
Rate: Competitive salary
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £450 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £301 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + doe
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Burnley
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + doe
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £240 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Long Term Contract
Posted: 14 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £396 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + doe
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago