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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 159 148 118
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 758 765 976
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.34% 1.45% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.11% 8.28% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 485 570
Average daily rate
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£350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 13
Average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.21% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £51.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%

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
10658 9240 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.84% 17.53% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6062 5067 5208
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 479 624
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 -19 678 £350 -2.77% 214
London -24 221 £400 -3.03% 59
South East -25 155 £344 -1.78% 58
South West -13 68 £350 -14.89% 15
City of London -16 62 £425 - 17
North West +7 51 £324 +7.91% 25
Yorkshire +21 49 £339 +23.18% 15
Hampshire +1 47 £375 - 8
East of England -9 46 £368 +8.88% 9
West Yorkshire +20 45 £339 +10.61% 11
Wales -3 38 £325 +10.16% 16
West Midlands -4 36 £388 +13.97% 15
South Wales +1 33 £325 +12.06% 14
Berkshire -11 33 £360 +17.07% 18
Buckinghamshire -2 30 £270 -15.62% 11
Scotland -22 30 £338 +7.14% 8
East Midlands +8 25 £244 -19.42% 10
Cheshire +16 24 £325 +42.07% 4
North East -15 23 £375 +4.89% 6
Surrey -2 22 £350 -8.19% 12
Tyne and Wear -10 21 £375 +50.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 21 £375 +50.00% 6
Leeds +1 19 £343 +6.61% 8
Milton Keynes 0 19 £295 -4.83% 5
Bristol -18 19 £388 -17.11% 5
Cardiff -1 18 £340 +16.23% 9
Hertfordshire -9 17 £470 +27.45% 3
Wiltshire -2 16 £359 -9.17% 3
Manchester -12 15 £323 +7.50% 18
Glasgow -7 14 £356 +36.92%

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 642 (39.07%) ISTQB
2 515 (31.35%) Finance
3 365 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 333 (20.27%) Test Scripting
4 333 (20.27%) SQL
5 332 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
6 320 (19.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 297 (18.08%) Business Analysis
8 279 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
9 247 (15.03%) QA
10 241 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
11 220 (13.39%) Project Management
12 219 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 204 (12.42%) Oracle
13 204 (12.42%) Scrum
14 202 (12.29%) HP
15 199 (12.11%) Degree
16 196 (11.93%) PRINCE2
16 196 (11.93%) Microsoft
16 196 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
17 190 (11.56%) SC Cleared
18 189 (11.50%) Test Management
19 185 (11.26%) Selenium
20 171 (10.41%) Banking
21 167 (10.16%) Java
22 165 (10.04%) Test Strategy
23 143 (8.70%) BDD
24 135 (8.22%) Retail
25 133 (8.09%) C#
26 128 (7.79%) Test Automation

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 60 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 25 (1.52%) CMS
3 22 (1.34%) WebSphere
4 20 (1.22%) WebLogic
5 15 (0.91%) MQSeries
6 13 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 11 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
7 11 (0.67%) Apache
8 10 (0.61%) Drupal
9 9 (0.55%) Confluence
9 9 (0.55%) WebLogic Integration
9 9 (0.55%) MS Exchange
9 9 (0.55%) SAS
10 6 (0.37%) IBM Notes
10 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (0.30%) IIS
12 4 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.18%) Mule
13 3 (0.18%) CICS
Applications
1 108 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.75%) MS Office
3 61 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 60 (3.65%) MS Project
5 30 (1.83%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Mingle
8 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.37%) SAP FI
5 6 (0.37%) Summit
5 6 (0.37%) SAP CO
5 6 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.30%) TRIRIGA
7 4 (0.24%) JDE OneWorld
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.24%) Agresso
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.24%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (0.67%) Office 365
2 8 (0.49%) SaaS
3 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.061%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.061%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.061%) Heroku
5 1 (0.061%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.19%) Internet
2 29 (1.77%) TCP/IP
3 21 (1.28%) FTP
4 16 (0.97%) DNS
5 15 (0.91%) SAN
6 14 (0.85%) DVB
6 14 (0.85%) HTTP
7 11 (0.67%) VLAN
7 11 (0.67%) Ethernet
8 10 (0.61%) Firewall
8 10 (0.61%) LTE
9 9 (0.55%) Wireshark
9 9 (0.55%) GSM
9 9 (0.55%) LAN
10 8 (0.49%) GPRS
10 8 (0.49%) UMTS
11 7 (0.43%) 4G
11 7 (0.43%) SSL
11 7 (0.43%) WAN
12 6 (0.37%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.29%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.43%) Oracle Database
5 28 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
6 23 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.03%) DB2
8 16 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (0.85%) Big Data
9 14 (0.85%) DbVisualizer
10 13 (0.79%) Data Mining
10 13 (0.79%) MS Access
11 12 (0.73%) QlikView
11 12 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 10 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
12 10 (0.61%) Star Schema
13 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.49%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 185 (11.26%) Selenium
2 120 (7.30%) JIRA
3 101 (6.15%) QuickTest Pro
4 99 (6.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 86 (5.23%) WebDriver
6 53 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 49 (2.98%) LoadRunner
8 46 (2.80%) Visual Studio
9 38 (2.31%) TestDirector
10 37 (2.25%) JMeter
11 31 (1.89%) SpecFlow
11 31 (1.89%) SoapUI
11 31 (1.89%) JUnit
12 26 (1.58%) Maven
12 26 (1.58%) Subversion
13 25 (1.52%) TestNG
14 24 (1.46%) Bugzilla
15 23 (1.40%) Jenkins
16 17 (1.03%) TortoiseSVN
17 16 (0.97%) Ant
General
1 515 (31.35%) Finance
2 171 (10.41%) Banking
3 135 (8.22%) Retail
4 84 (5.11%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.07%) Manufacturing
5 34 (2.07%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.77%) Marketing
7 28 (1.70%) Legal
8 25 (1.52%) Back Office
9 22 (1.34%) Retail Banking
10 18 (1.10%) Billing
10 18 (1.10%) Publishing
11 17 (1.03%) Automotive
11 17 (1.03%) Electronics
12 16 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.91%) Local Government
14 11 (0.67%) Games
15 8 (0.49%) General Ledger
15 8 (0.49%) Law
16 5 (0.30%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 923 (56.18%) Analyst
2 482 (29.34%) Test Analyst
3 393 (23.92%) Business Analyst
4 231 (14.06%) Tester
5 134 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 121 (7.36%) Test Leader
7 74 (4.50%) Test Engineer
8 72 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
9 52 (3.16%) Project Manager
10 39 (2.37%) Senior Test Analyst
11 37 (2.25%) Agile Test Analyst
11 37 (2.25%) QA Analyst
12 35 (2.13%) Agile Business Analyst
13 32 (1.95%) Senior Business Analyst
14 30 (1.83%) Automation Tester
15 28 (1.70%) Systems Analyst
16 24 (1.46%) QA Tester
17 22 (1.34%) Developer
18 20 (1.22%) Consultant
18 20 (1.22%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (7.55%) .NET
2 87 (5.30%) XML
3 66 (4.02%) Web Services
4 52 (3.16%) HTML
5 35 (2.13%) SOAP
5 35 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 28 (1.70%) REST
7 21 (1.28%) JSP
8 20 (1.22%) WCF
9 18 (1.10%) Flash
9 18 (1.10%) Gherkin
9 18 (1.10%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.03%) WPF
10 17 (1.03%) J2EE
11 12 (0.73%) Middleware
12 8 (0.49%) XSLT
13 7 (0.43%) CSS
14 4 (0.24%) WAP
14 4 (0.24%) JSON
15 3 (0.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 77 (4.69%) Computer Science
2 59 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 43 (2.62%) Open Source
4 35 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 35 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 20 (1.22%) STB
6 18 (1.10%) MPEG
7 17 (1.03%) NHS
8 15 (0.91%) PMI
9 14 (0.85%) Video on Demand
9 14 (0.85%) IPTV
10 13 (0.79%) AS400
10 13 (0.79%) DTV
11 10 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.61%) Derivative
12 9 (0.55%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.49%) GIS
13 8 (0.49%) Social Network
13 8 (0.49%) Credit Risk
14 7 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 106 (6.45%) UNIX
2 102 (6.21%) Windows
3 68 (4.14%) Linux
4 29 (1.77%) Android
4 29 (1.77%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.58%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (0.55%) SUSE
9 9 (0.55%) HPUX
10 7 (0.43%) AIX
11 5 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 5 (0.30%) Windows NT
12 4 (0.24%) Solaris
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.061%) CentOS
14 1 (0.061%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.061%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 333 (20.27%) Test Scripting
3 332 (20.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 297 (18.08%) Business Analysis
5 241 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
6 220 (13.39%) Project Management
7 204 (12.42%) Scrum
8 196 (11.93%) PRINCE2
8 196 (11.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 189 (11.50%) Test Management
10 165 (10.04%) Test Strategy
11 143 (8.70%) BDD
12 128 (7.79%) Test Automation
13 123 (7.49%) Integration Testing
14 118 (7.18%) Automated Testing
15 116 (7.06%) ITIL
16 115 (7.00%) Waterfall
17 111 (6.76%) UML
18 110 (6.70%) E-Commerce
19 105 (6.39%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 333 (20.27%) SQL
2 167 (10.16%) Java
3 133 (8.09%) C#
4 57 (3.47%) JavaScript
5 44 (2.68%) VB
6 36 (2.19%) Python
7 33 (2.01%) VBScript
8 32 (1.95%) Ruby
9 23 (1.40%) Perl
10 18 (1.10%) C++
11 17 (1.03%) C
12 16 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 15 (0.91%) PHP
14 9 (0.55%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.55%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.55%) Tcl
14 9 (0.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 642 (39.07%) ISTQB
2 320 (19.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 219 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 199 (12.11%) Degree
5 190 (11.56%) SC Cleared
6 105 (6.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 46 (2.80%) APMP
8 44 (2.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 42 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 36 (2.19%) PMI Certification
10 36 (2.19%) IIBA
11 34 (2.07%) DV Cleared
12 32 (1.95%) CBAP
13 26 (1.58%) PMP
14 21 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 17 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 14 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
18 12 (0.73%) MCITP
19 10 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 247 (15.03%) QA
2 11 (0.67%) P3O
3 10 (0.61%) SLA
4 8 (0.49%) EMIR
5 6 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
5 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.30%) MiFID
6 5 (0.30%) FATCA
6 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) TickIT
8 3 (0.18%) BS7799
9 2 (0.12%) BS15000
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.061%) BS25999
10 1 (0.061%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.061%) WCAG
10 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.061%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 14 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.43%) NDS
3 6 (0.37%) VMware ESX
4 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.061%) Xen
7 1 (0.061%) NFS
Systems Management
1 279 (16.98%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (0.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (0.37%) Netcool
4 6 (0.37%) SCCM
5 3 (0.18%) nmon
5 3 (0.18%) WebInspect
5 3 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.061%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.061%) SCOM
6 1 (0.061%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.061%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle EDQ
6 1 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.061%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.061%) StatsD
6 1 (0.061%) Puppet
6 1 (0.061%) Control-M
6 1 (0.061%) Nagios
Vendors
1 204 (12.42%) Oracle
2 202 (12.29%) HP
3 196 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 101 (6.15%) SAP
5 30 (1.83%) Cisco
5 30 (1.83%) Citrix
6 26 (1.58%) IBM
7 18 (1.10%) Siebel
8 17 (1.03%) hybris
9 14 (0.85%) Business Objects
10 13 (0.79%) Informatica
11 12 (0.73%) TIBCO
11 12 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (0.61%) Remedy
12 10 (0.61%) ATG
13 9 (0.55%) McAfee
13 9 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.55%) JD Edwards
13 9 (0.55%) Cognos
14 8 (0.49%) VMware
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