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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 211 163 174
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 653 834 749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.21% 1.43% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.89% 7.39% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 584 473
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 9
Median hourly rate £14.64 £36.72 £31.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.13% +16.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £31.34 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £42.09 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.64 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +16.35%

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
11087 11286 10781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.49% 19.32% 19.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6908 6795 6114
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 536 463
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -43 579 £383 +6.25% 158
London -10 223 £425 - 40
South East -42 106 £375 - 26
West Midlands -8 76 £350 +16.66% 22
Scotland +2 46 £325 -1.88% 2
Yorkshire -10 45 £363 +22.88% 12
North West -13 42 £325 -18.75% 13
West Yorkshire +2 36 £375 +30.43% 10
City of London +10 35 £421 +2.12% 13
South West -45 32 £345 -8.00% 20
Manchester -13 30 £325 -18.75% 11
East of England +7 28 £375 +20.96% 12
Hampshire -33 25 £338 -10.00% 3
South Wales +28 24 £350 +89.18% 4
Wales +22 24 £350 +89.18% 4
Surrey +11 24 £378 -5.62% 1
Leeds -12 24 £350 +27.27% 9
Cardiff +26 21 £350 +89.18% 3
Glasgow +11 19 £325 -5.79% 2
Berkshire +6 19 £400 +10.34% 1
West Sussex +1 18 £413 +37.50% 3
Telford -6 18 £390 - 2
Shropshire -10 18 £390 - 2
East Midlands +2 17 £311 +0.40% 11
Suffolk +15 16 £375 -14.28% 3
Birmingham -4 16 £330 +3.12% 6
Ipswich +10 14 £400 -8.57% 2
Edinburgh -11 13 £300 +3.44%
Warwickshire -7 11 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire +2 10 £297 -23.84% 10

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 566 (42.49%) ISTQB
2 555 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 404 (30.33%) Finance
4 284 (21.32%) Test Scripting
5 281 (21.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 255 (19.14%) Software Testing
7 251 (18.84%) SQL
8 244 (18.32%) Security Cleared
9 229 (17.19%) Business Analysis
10 222 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
11 218 (16.37%) Selenium
12 203 (15.24%) PRINCE2
13 191 (14.34%) SDLC
14 189 (14.19%) Microsoft
14 189 (14.19%) Project Management
15 169 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
15 169 (12.69%) JIRA
15 169 (12.69%) QA
16 163 (12.24%) Scrum
17 161 (12.09%) Java
18 159 (11.94%) Test Automation
19 158 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
20 157 (11.79%) Degree
21 154 (11.56%) SC Cleared
22 152 (11.41%) HP
23 147 (11.04%) Functional Testing
24 136 (10.21%) Regression Testing
25 135 (10.14%) Test Strategy
26 130 (9.76%) Oracle
27 126 (9.46%) ITIL

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 44 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 37 (2.78%) Confluence
3 13 (0.98%) IIS
3 13 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 9 (0.68%) SAS
4 9 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.68%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.60%) CMS
6 5 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.23%) CICS
8 2 (0.15%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.15%) Documentum
8 2 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 100 (7.51%) MS Excel
2 87 (6.53%) MS Office
3 58 (4.35%) MS Visio
4 28 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (2.03%) MS Project
6 4 (0.30%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.075%) Mingle
7 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (1.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 10 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.45%) SAP Business ByDesign
7 5 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
7 5 (0.38%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.30%) Magento
9 3 (0.23%) Hi Portfolio
10 2 (0.15%) Maximo
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
10 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.15%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 55 (4.13%) SaaS
2 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
5 5 (0.38%) GitHub
5 5 (0.38%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.23%) IaaS
6 3 (0.23%) Office 365
6 3 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.075%) Basecamp
7 1 (0.075%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.075%) Trello
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.25%) Internet
2 14 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.90%) WAN
4 8 (0.60%) HTTP
4 8 (0.60%) Wireshark
5 6 (0.45%) Skype
6 5 (0.38%) FTP
6 5 (0.38%) Network Security
6 5 (0.38%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.30%) Firewall
7 4 (0.30%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.30%) SAN
8 3 (0.23%) LAN
8 3 (0.23%) SSH
8 3 (0.23%) VoIP
9 2 (0.15%) DNS
9 2 (0.15%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
10 1 (0.075%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.075%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.23%) NonStop SQL
3 40 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
4 24 (1.80%) Oracle Database
5 20 (1.50%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.68%) MySQL
8 9 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.45%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.38%) Base SAS
12 4 (0.30%) Big Data
12 4 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
12 4 (0.30%) Pentaho
13 3 (0.23%) DB2
13 3 (0.23%) GIS
13 3 (0.23%) MS Access
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 218 (16.37%) Selenium
2 169 (12.69%) JIRA
3 103 (7.73%) WebDriver
4 95 (7.13%) Cucumber
5 71 (5.33%) HP UFT
6 58 (4.35%) JMeter
7 52 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 46 (3.45%) Visual Studio
9 45 (3.38%) SpecFlow
10 41 (3.08%) Jenkins
11 40 (3.00%) SoapUI
12 32 (2.40%) LoadRunner
13 31 (2.33%) Maven
14 23 (1.73%) Git (software)
15 19 (1.43%) JUnit
16 15 (1.13%) Toad
16 15 (1.13%) Zephyr
17 14 (1.05%) Ant
17 14 (1.05%) Hudson
18 13 (0.98%) jMock
General
1 404 (30.33%) Finance
2 108 (8.11%) Banking
3 75 (5.63%) Retail
4 65 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.80%) Retail Banking
6 19 (1.43%) Games
7 18 (1.35%) Legal
8 12 (0.90%) Law
9 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.83%) Marketing
10 10 (0.75%) Advertising
10 10 (0.75%) Military
11 9 (0.68%) Electronics
12 7 (0.53%) Automotive
12 7 (0.53%) Financial Institution
12 7 (0.53%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.45%) Front Office
14 5 (0.38%) Billing
14 5 (0.38%) Online Betting
15 4 (0.30%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 776 (58.26%) Analyst
2 411 (30.86%) Test Analyst
3 320 (24.02%) Business Analyst
4 138 (10.36%) Tester
5 99 (7.43%) Test Manager
6 83 (6.23%) Senior Analyst
7 72 (5.41%) Test Engineer
8 71 (5.33%) Test Leader
9 54 (4.05%) Automation Test Analyst
10 48 (3.60%) Senior Test Analyst
11 44 (3.30%) Financial Analyst
12 42 (3.15%) Project Manager
13 41 (3.08%) Automation Tester
14 35 (2.63%) Agile Test Analyst
15 32 (2.40%) QA Analyst
16 31 (2.33%) Agile Business Analyst
16 31 (2.33%) Senior Business Analyst
17 29 (2.18%) Test Automation Engineer
18 28 (2.10%) Service Analyst
19 27 (2.03%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (6.61%) .NET
2 76 (5.71%) XML
3 50 (3.75%) Web Services
4 49 (3.68%) HTML
5 32 (2.40%) ASP.NET
6 30 (2.25%) SOAP
7 29 (2.18%) Gherkin
8 28 (2.10%) REST
9 22 (1.65%) Spring
10 18 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (1.05%) Hibernate
12 13 (0.98%) Ajax
12 13 (0.98%) Java EE
12 13 (0.98%) JMS
13 8 (0.60%) .NET Framework
13 8 (0.60%) Behat
13 8 (0.60%) FpML
14 7 (0.53%) RESTful
15 6 (0.45%) AngularJS
16 5 (0.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 36 (2.70%) CESG
3 36 (2.70%) CESG CLAS
4 28 (2.10%) Computer Science
5 25 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 20 (1.50%) PMI
7 18 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 17 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 16 (1.20%) Equities
10 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 10 (0.75%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.75%) SWIFT
11 10 (0.75%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.68%) CMDB
12 9 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.68%) Derivative
12 9 (0.68%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 84 (6.31%) Windows
2 81 (6.08%) Unix
3 71 (5.33%) Linux
4 33 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.05%) Apple iOS
6 12 (0.90%) Android
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.68%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.38%) AIX
10 5 (0.38%) Solaris
11 4 (0.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 555 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 284 (21.32%) Test Scripting
3 255 (19.14%) Software Testing
4 229 (17.19%) Business Analysis
5 222 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 203 (15.24%) PRINCE2
7 191 (14.34%) SDLC
8 189 (14.19%) Project Management
9 169 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 163 (12.24%) Scrum
11 159 (11.94%) Test Automation
12 147 (11.04%) Functional Testing
13 136 (10.21%) Regression Testing
14 135 (10.14%) Test Strategy
15 126 (9.46%) ITIL
16 124 (9.31%) Waterfall
17 122 (9.16%) Integration Testing
18 115 (8.63%) BDD
18 115 (8.63%) Test Management
19 104 (7.81%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 251 (18.84%) SQL
2 161 (12.09%) Java
3 75 (5.63%) C#
4 58 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 47 (3.53%) Python
6 37 (2.78%) Ruby
7 27 (2.03%) VBScript
8 23 (1.73%) PHP
8 23 (1.73%) PL/SQL
9 16 (1.20%) C++
9 16 (1.20%) VB
10 14 (1.05%) C
10 14 (1.05%) Groovy
11 12 (0.90%) PowerShell
12 10 (0.75%) Bash Shell
12 10 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.45%) Perl
14 4 (0.30%) R
14 4 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 566 (42.49%) ISTQB
2 281 (21.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 244 (18.32%) Security Cleared
4 157 (11.79%) Degree
5 154 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 67 (5.03%) DV Cleared
7 53 (3.98%) CISSP
8 43 (3.23%) CLAS
9 41 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
10 31 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 29 (2.18%) CBAP
12 26 (1.95%) PMI Certification
13 25 (1.88%) PMP
14 22 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 18 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 17 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (1.20%) IIBA
18 15 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
19 12 (0.90%) MCITP
19 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (12.69%) QA
2 48 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 10 (0.75%) SLA
5 8 (0.60%) COBIT
5 8 (0.60%) MiFID
6 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.15%) Basel III
7 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 12207
7 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.075%) EMIR
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.075%) SDET
8 1 (0.075%) Solvency II
System Software
1 20 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.45%) Docker
4 6 (0.45%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.075%) etcd
7 1 (0.075%) Firmware
7 1 (0.075%) flannel
7 1 (0.075%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 158 (11.86%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.75%) Puppet
3 9 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
6 4 (0.30%) Nagios
7 3 (0.23%) Graphite
7 3 (0.23%) SCCM
7 3 (0.23%) SCOM
8 2 (0.15%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.15%) Oozie
9 1 (0.075%) Ansible
9 1 (0.075%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.075%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.075%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.075%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.075%) Terraform
Vendors
1 189 (14.19%) Microsoft
2 152 (11.41%) HP
3 130 (9.76%) Oracle
4 66 (4.95%) SAP
5 31 (2.33%) VMware
6 26 (1.95%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.88%) Cisco
7 25 (1.88%) IBM
8 21 (1.58%) Rally
9 17 (1.28%) Cognos
10 16 (1.20%) Informatica
11 13 (0.98%) webMethods
12 11 (0.83%) Reuters
13 9 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.60%) Bloomberg
14 8 (0.60%) CheckPoint
14 8 (0.60%) Fidessa
14 8 (0.60%) NetSuite
15 6 (0.45%) Pega
15 6 (0.45%) Sage
London
Energon People
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Rate: £200.00 - £240.00 per day + long term contracts
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £240 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £299 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £385 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £240 - £255 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago