The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / East Midlands
Rank 79 77 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.41% 1.11% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.58% 6.02% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 10
Median daily rate £450 £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 277 299 268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 18.55% 18.42% 16.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 191 153
Median daily rate £400 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.50 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the East Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the East Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the East Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the East Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Northamptonshire -1 11 £450 -5.26%
Nottinghamshire +6 4 £356 -5.94% 1
Derbyshire -9 3 £600 +49.06% 1
Leicestershire -6 1 £350 +40.00% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the East Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
4 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
5 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (19.05%) Unix
7 7 (16.67%) Oracle
7 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 6 (14.29%) Degree
9 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
9 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
9 5 (11.90%) Change Management
9 5 (11.90%) SQL
9 5 (11.90%) Linux
9 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (9.52%) SDLC
10 4 (9.52%) Technical Analysis
10 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
10 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) SoapUI
2 4 (9.52%) JIRA
2 4 (9.52%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.76%) JUnit
3 2 (4.76%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.76%) TestNG
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.38%) Rational Robot
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Retail
3 4 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 9 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) IT Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) IT Business Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Project Manager
7 4 (9.52%) Tester
8 3 (7.14%) Senior IT Business Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Service Management Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Finance Business Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) ITSM Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Smart Metering Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) WPF
2 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) PMI
2 3 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Unix
2 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 3 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
3 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.90%) Change Management
6 5 (11.90%) Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.90%) Waterfall
7 4 (9.52%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) ITSM
7 4 (9.52%) Quality Management
7 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 4 (9.52%) SDLC
7 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 4 (9.52%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
2 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (9.52%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.14%) CBAP
5 3 (7.14%) IIBA
6 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.38%) P3O
2 1 (2.38%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Pega
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.38%) FNZ
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.38%) SAP