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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / East of England
Rank 100 98 102
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.31% 1.14% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.01% 5.77% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 13
Median daily rate £425 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £278 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 466 485 476
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 21.88% 19.74% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 258 227
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 59
Median hourly rate £37.25 £46.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.02% +104.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.93 £60.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISEB
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

ISEB
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

ISEB
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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the East of England

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the East of England

ISEB
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 26 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
Bedfordshire +5 8 £445 -3.78%
Essex -6 7 £325 -7.14%
Norfolk - 7 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 £310 +9.73% 2
Hertfordshire -2 1 £363 -0.68% 2
Suffolk -4 1 £275 -50.00% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 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 of England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
3 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.91%) Selenium
5 14 (29.79%) JIRA
6 13 (27.66%) JMeter
7 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (25.53%) SDLC
8 11 (23.40%) Finance
8 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
8 11 (23.40%) Business Analysis
9 10 (21.28%) QA
9 10 (21.28%) UML
10 9 (19.15%) SoapUI
11 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
11 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
11 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
11 8 (17.02%) Scrum
12 7 (14.89%) Degree
12 7 (14.89%) MS Visio
12 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.77%) BDD
13 6 (12.77%) XML
13 6 (12.77%) Oracle
13 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
13 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
13 6 (12.77%) Use Case
13 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
13 6 (12.77%) TDD
14 5 (10.64%) Kanban

ISEB
Top Related 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 5 (10.64%) Confluence
1 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) BGP
1 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
1 1 (2.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) IPv4
1 1 (2.13%) IPv6
1 1 (2.13%) Multicast
1 1 (2.13%) OSPF
1 1 (2.13%) SDH
1 1 (2.13%) SONET
1 1 (2.13%) VPLS
1 1 (2.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (31.91%) Selenium
2 14 (29.79%) JIRA
3 13 (27.66%) JMeter
4 11 (23.40%) LoadRunner
5 9 (19.15%) SoapUI
6 4 (8.51%) Cucumber
7 3 (6.38%) Calabash
7 3 (6.38%) Capybara
8 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
8 1 (2.13%) HP UFT
8 1 (2.13%) JUnit
8 1 (2.13%) NUnit
8 1 (2.13%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.13%) TestPartner
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
4 1 (2.13%) Local Government
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (55.32%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Business Analyst
3 13 (27.66%) Tester
4 11 (23.40%) Test Analyst
5 6 (12.77%) Performance Tester
6 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) Financial Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Mobile Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
9 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Manual Tester
9 2 (4.26%) Test Leader
10 1 (2.13%) QA Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Software Test Engineer
10 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
10 1 (2.13%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) REST
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) iSeries
5 1 (2.13%) AS400
5 1 (2.13%) EPoS
5 1 (2.13%) Smart Meter
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Android
1 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (38.30%) Software Testing
3 12 (25.53%) SDLC
4 11 (23.40%) Business Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) UML
6 8 (17.02%) Performance Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Scrum
6 8 (17.02%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.02%) Test Strategy
7 6 (12.77%) BDD
7 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.77%) TDD
7 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
7 6 (12.77%) Use Case
8 5 (10.64%) DSDM
8 5 (10.64%) Kanban
8 5 (10.64%) Project Management
8 5 (10.64%) Test Management
8 5 (10.64%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) C
1 5 (10.64%) Java
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.38%) Python
2 3 (6.38%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Groovy
3 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
2 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (14.89%) Degree
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.13%) CBAP
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.13%) CISM
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
6 1 (2.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.26%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.13%) SLA
4 1 (2.13%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) HP
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco
4 1 (2.13%) Huawei
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Juniper
4 1 (2.13%) NetApp
4 1 (2.13%) Tellabs