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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 150 140 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 744 729 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.47% 1.50% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.28% 8.04% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 423 422
Average daily rate
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£365 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 10
Average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.83 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £12.43 £28.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%

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
10222 9072 7897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.62% 17.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5961 4943 4163
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 428 558
Average hourly rate £19.45 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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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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 -11 677 £369 +1.72% 237
London -22 232 £375 -6.13% 68
South East +2 178 £355 +0.56% 33
South West -1 71 £448 +15.48% 30
City of London -10 63 £388 -16.66% 24
Yorkshire -5 62 £325 +8.33% 31
Hampshire -10 48 £325 -13.33% 7
Scotland -6 40 £340 +3.03% 7
East of England +34 39 £368 +5.00% 19
North West -16 39 £400 +28.72% 34
Berkshire -10 37 £381 +21.41% 13
Surrey +8 32 £356 +5.55% 3
West Midlands 0 32 £340 -2.85% 11
West Yorkshire -15 30 £348 +15.83% 24
Buckinghamshire 0 23 £310 -12.67% 4
Edinburgh -5 21 £338 +14.89% 2
Milton Keynes +10 20 £300 +50.00% 2
Cambridgeshire +5 19 £350 - 8
South Yorkshire +11 17 £294 -12.31% 2
Oxfordshire -2 17 £450 - 1
Somerset +8 16 £625 +108.33% 3
Bristol -7 15 £400 -20.00% 11
Wales -12 15 £363 +31.81%
East Midlands +2 14 £325 +4.83% 7
Devon 0 14 £398 +32.50% 3
Oxford -6 14 £450 - 1
Taunton -1 13 £675 +100.00% 1
Exeter -1 13 £398 +44.54% 2
Glasgow -5 13 £348 -1.06% 3
Lancashire -10 13 £400 +77.77% 4

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

1 547 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 499 (32.59%) ISTQB
3 445 (29.07%) Finance
4 341 (22.27%) Software Testing
5 314 (20.51%) Business Analysis
6 292 (19.07%) SQL
7 275 (17.96%) Test Scripting
8 273 (17.83%) HP Quality Center
9 270 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 261 (17.05%) Project Management
11 246 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 242 (15.81%) QA
13 221 (14.44%) Security Cleared
14 216 (14.11%) Microsoft
15 204 (13.32%) HP
16 197 (12.87%) PRINCE2
17 190 (12.41%) Selenium
18 187 (12.21%) Scrum
19 173 (11.30%) Test Management
20 166 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
20 166 (10.84%) Waterfall
21 164 (10.71%) SC Cleared
22 162 (10.58%) Degree
23 149 (9.73%) Java
24 148 (9.67%) JIRA
25 145 (9.47%) Oracle
26 141 (9.21%) MS Excel
26 141 (9.21%) Banking
26 141 (9.21%) Test Strategy
27 138 (9.01%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 68 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 32 (2.09%) CMS
3 14 (0.91%) WebSphere
4 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
5 8 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.39%) Lync
7 5 (0.33%) SAS
7 5 (0.33%) MS Project Server
7 5 (0.33%) Confluence
8 4 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.20%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.20%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.20%) IIS
9 3 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.13%) Drupal
10 2 (0.13%) SugarCRM
10 2 (0.13%) LiveLink
10 2 (0.13%) ATG Dynamo
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 141 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 87 (5.68%) MS Office
3 58 (3.79%) MS Visio
4 41 (2.68%) MS Project
5 30 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.33%) Mingle
8 1 (0.065%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 36 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 16 (1.05%) Summit
4 10 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 7 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.26%) Hyperion Planning
6 4 (0.26%) Maximo
6 4 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.26%) SAP CO
6 4 (0.26%) Agresso
7 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.20%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.13%) Bond Adapt
8 2 (0.13%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 2 (0.13%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 7 (0.46%) SaaS
2 3 (0.20%) IBM Blueworks
2 3 (0.20%) Office 365
2 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.13%) GitHub
4 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.065%) IaaS
4 1 (0.065%) PaaS
4 1 (0.065%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.44%) TCP/IP
2 19 (1.24%) SAN
3 11 (0.72%) Internet
4 10 (0.65%) Intranet
4 10 (0.65%) WAN
5 9 (0.59%) HTTP
5 9 (0.59%) LAN
5 9 (0.59%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.39%) Network Security
6 6 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (0.39%) GSM
7 5 (0.33%) GPRS
7 5 (0.33%) UMTS
7 5 (0.33%) 3G
7 5 (0.33%) 2G
8 4 (0.26%) LTE
8 4 (0.26%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.26%) DNS
9 3 (0.20%) DHCP
9 3 (0.20%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
2 48 (3.14%) SQL Server
3 33 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
4 29 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (0.91%) Oracle Database
7 12 (0.78%) SAP BW
7 12 (0.78%) MySQL
8 11 (0.72%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.65%) MongoDB
10 8 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (0.46%) DB2
11 7 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (0.39%) Big Data
13 5 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.33%) DbVisualizer
14 4 (0.26%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (0.26%) Essbase
14 4 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 190 (12.41%) Selenium
2 148 (9.67%) JIRA
3 98 (6.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 81 (5.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 67 (4.38%) Cucumber
6 57 (3.72%) WebDriver
7 47 (3.07%) Jenkins
8 45 (2.94%) LoadRunner
9 42 (2.74%) Visual Studio
10 38 (2.48%) Git (software)
11 28 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 28 (1.83%) Subversion
12 27 (1.76%) SoapUI
13 25 (1.63%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.50%) Bugzilla
15 21 (1.37%) JUnit
15 21 (1.37%) JMeter
16 17 (1.11%) Appium
16 17 (1.11%) TestNG
17 16 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 445 (29.07%) Finance
2 141 (9.21%) Banking
3 83 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 74 (4.83%) Retail
5 34 (2.22%) Legal
6 26 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.44%) Publishing
8 18 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.11%) Law
10 16 (1.05%) Marketing
11 14 (0.91%) Advertising
12 13 (0.85%) Retail Banking
13 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.72%) Billing
15 10 (0.65%) Automotive
15 10 (0.65%) Games
16 8 (0.52%) Back Office
16 8 (0.52%) Local Government
17 6 (0.39%) German Language
17 6 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 827 (54.02%) Analyst
2 422 (27.56%) Business Analyst
3 364 (23.78%) Test Analyst
4 225 (14.70%) Tester
5 125 (8.16%) Test Manager
6 79 (5.16%) Test Engineer
7 72 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
7 72 (4.70%) Test Leader
8 57 (3.72%) Project Manager
9 47 (3.07%) Automation Tester
10 42 (2.74%) Developer
11 37 (2.42%) Agile Test Analyst
12 35 (2.29%) Consultant
12 35 (2.29%) Architect
13 32 (2.09%) Senior Test Analyst
14 31 (2.02%) Agile Business Analyst
15 30 (1.96%) Systems Analyst
15 30 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
16 28 (1.83%) QA Analyst
17 27 (1.76%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (9.01%) .NET
2 89 (5.81%) HTML
3 81 (5.29%) XML
4 71 (4.64%) Web Services
5 49 (3.20%) ASP.NET
6 42 (2.74%) JSP
7 31 (2.02%) .NET Framework
8 24 (1.57%) CSS
9 23 (1.50%) SOAP
10 20 (1.31%) Gherkin
11 19 (1.24%) Middleware
12 12 (0.78%) REST
13 10 (0.65%) RESTful
13 10 (0.65%) WCF
14 8 (0.52%) J2EE
15 7 (0.46%) jQuery
16 6 (0.39%) FpML
17 5 (0.33%) Flash
17 5 (0.33%) WSDL
17 5 (0.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 166 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 42 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 38 (2.48%) Open Source
5 33 (2.16%) Mobile App
6 21 (1.37%) Client/Server
7 15 (0.98%) NHS
8 14 (0.91%) GIS
9 12 (0.78%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.72%) AS400
11 10 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
11 10 (0.65%) PMI
12 9 (0.59%) MPEG
12 9 (0.59%) STB
12 9 (0.59%) Derivative
12 9 (0.59%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.52%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.52%) Smart Meter
13 8 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.52%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 89 (5.81%) Windows
2 78 (5.09%) UNIX
3 69 (4.51%) Linux
4 31 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.89%) Android
6 11 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (0.72%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (0.59%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.39%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.26%) Solaris
11 3 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.065%) AIX
13 1 (0.065%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.065%) pSOS
13 1 (0.065%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 547 (35.73%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (22.27%) Software Testing
3 314 (20.51%) Business Analysis
4 275 (17.96%) Test Scripting
5 270 (17.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 261 (17.05%) Project Management
7 197 (12.87%) PRINCE2
8 187 (12.21%) Scrum
9 173 (11.30%) Test Management
10 166 (10.84%) Waterfall
11 141 (9.21%) Test Strategy
12 132 (8.62%) Test Automation
13 127 (8.30%) Stakeholder Management
14 125 (8.16%) BDD
15 112 (7.32%) ITIL
15 112 (7.32%) UML
16 105 (6.86%) TDD
17 104 (6.79%) Automated Testing
18 103 (6.73%) Manual Testing
19 99 (6.47%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 292 (19.07%) SQL
2 149 (9.73%) Java
3 95 (6.21%) JavaScript
4 88 (5.75%) C#
5 30 (1.96%) Python
6 25 (1.63%) C
7 24 (1.57%) VB
8 21 (1.37%) Ruby
9 17 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 15 (0.98%) PHP
11 14 (0.91%) VBScript
12 13 (0.85%) C++
13 11 (0.72%) Perl
13 11 (0.72%) PowerShell
14 10 (0.65%) Scala
15 9 (0.59%) VBA
16 8 (0.52%) Groovy
17 7 (0.46%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.39%) Shell Script
18 6 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 499 (32.59%) ISTQB
2 246 (16.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 221 (14.44%) Security Cleared
4 164 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 162 (10.58%) Degree
6 90 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 45 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 41 (2.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 34 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 31 (2.02%) APMP
11 29 (1.89%) CBAP
11 29 (1.89%) DV Cleared
12 21 (1.37%) IIBA
13 20 (1.31%) HND
14 19 (1.24%) PMI Certification
15 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 11 (0.72%) MCITP
17 10 (0.65%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 242 (15.81%) QA
2 29 (1.89%) P3O
3 14 (0.91%) ISO 9000
4 13 (0.85%) ISO 9001
4 13 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.52%) ISO 14001
6 7 (0.46%) SLA
6 7 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.33%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) COBIT
9 2 (0.13%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.065%) BS15000
10 1 (0.065%) BS7799
10 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.065%) EMIR
10 1 (0.065%) FATCA
10 1 (0.065%) HL7
10 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (0.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (0.52%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.20%) NDS
4 2 (0.13%) XenApp
5 1 (0.065%) NFS
5 1 (0.065%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 273 (17.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (0.20%) WebInspect
4 2 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.065%) Netcool
5 1 (0.065%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.065%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.065%) Nessus
5 1 (0.065%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.065%) SCCM
5 1 (0.065%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 216 (14.11%) Microsoft
2 204 (13.32%) HP
3 145 (9.47%) Oracle
4 71 (4.64%) SAP
5 35 (2.29%) Citrix
6 21 (1.37%) Cisco
7 18 (1.18%) Murex
8 17 (1.11%) IBM
9 16 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
10 14 (0.91%) Siebel
11 13 (0.85%) VMware
12 11 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
13 10 (0.65%) Business Objects
14 9 (0.59%) Bloomberg
15 8 (0.52%) Open Text
16 6 (0.39%) TIBCO
16 6 (0.39%) Hyperion
16 6 (0.39%) Cognos
17 5 (0.33%) Progress
17 5 (0.33%) Calypso
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