The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 90 119
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 15 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.65% 1.57% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 9.15% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 21
Median daily rate £258 £373 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.87% +21.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £468 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.25 £105.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +172.57% -26.40%  

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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 444 437 538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 19.10% 17.14% 17.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 238 289
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 70
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +29.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.41 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £230 -26.40% 3
Suffolk +4 2 - - 4
Bedfordshire -7 2 £329 -7.06% 3
Hertfordshire -10 2 £240 -48.10% 1
Essex -14 2 £363 +20.83%
East Anglia - 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 of England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (54.17%) ISTQB
3 24 (50.00%) JIRA
4 19 (39.58%) Test Automation
5 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
6 15 (31.25%) Selenium
7 14 (29.17%) QA
7 14 (29.17%) SDLC
8 13 (27.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (22.92%) User Stories
9 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
9 11 (22.92%) JMeter
9 11 (22.92%) Scrum
9 11 (22.92%) LoadRunner
10 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) Business Analysis
10 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
11 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
11 9 (18.75%) Confluence
11 9 (18.75%) UML
12 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
13 7 (14.58%) Degree
13 7 (14.58%) BDD
13 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
13 7 (14.58%) TDD
13 7 (14.58%) MS Visio
14 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
14 6 (12.50%) XML
14 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (18.75%) Confluence
2 5 (10.42%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) CMS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) JIRA
2 15 (31.25%) Selenium
3 11 (22.92%) JMeter
3 11 (22.92%) LoadRunner
4 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.25%) Calabash
6 3 (6.25%) Capybara
7 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 2 (4.17%) GoogleTest
7 2 (4.17%) MSTest
7 2 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.08%) Appium
8 1 (2.08%) Gatling
8 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.08%) TestPartner
8 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Analyst
2 16 (33.33%) Tester
3 11 (22.92%) Business Analyst
4 10 (20.83%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.67%) Test Engineer
6 6 (12.50%) Performance Tester
7 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce Tester
7 5 (10.42%) Manual Tester
7 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Business Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Cutover Manager
10 1 (2.08%) Data Migration Business Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Java Automation Tester
10 1 (2.08%) Migration Analyst
10 1 (2.08%) Selenium Automation Tester
10 1 (2.08%) SharePoint Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) WCF
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) WPF
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) J2EE
3 1 (2.08%) Middleware
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.42%) iSeries
3 4 (8.33%) AS400
4 3 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Android
1 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (39.58%) Test Automation
3 18 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 14 (29.17%) SDLC
5 11 (22.92%) Scrum
5 11 (22.92%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) User Stories
6 10 (20.83%) Business Analysis
6 10 (20.83%) E-Commerce
6 10 (20.83%) Waterfall
7 9 (18.75%) UML
8 8 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) BDD
9 7 (14.58%) TDD
10 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 6 (12.50%) Manual Testing
10 6 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Kanban
11 5 (10.42%) Test Management
11 5 (10.42%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) C
2 5 (10.42%) Python
3 4 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) Ruby
5 2 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) ISTQB
2 13 (27.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (14.58%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) Data Quality
2 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Google
2 2 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.08%) HP