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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 6 months to 13 August 2022 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
6 months to
13 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 119 123 94
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 +59
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 11 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.55% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.11% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
10th Percentile £315 £379 £418
25th Percentile £323 £413 £432
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £478 £439 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% -7.68% +5.56%
75th Percentile £538 £509 £528
90th Percentile £540 £550 £542
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% -1.22%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 754 522 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 29.78% 23.12% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 246 255
10th Percentile £213 £235 £253
25th Percentile £363 £350 £331
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £426 £450
Median % change year-on-year +14.44% -5.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £531
90th Percentile £675 £600 £600
England median daily rate £540 £500 £482
% change year-on-year +8.00% +3.84% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 82 17
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.25 £14.75
25th Percentile £14.75 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -59.47% +100.00%
75th Percentile £55.00 £45.81 £57.50
90th Percentile £61.30 £57.40 £61.88
England median hourly rate £45.00 £30.44 £32.50
% change year-on-year +47.86% -6.35% -13.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in the East of England

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in the East of England over the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in the East of England.

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 6 months to 13 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Essex +6 5 £540 +17.14%
Hertfordshire +1 3 £350 -30.00%
Suffolk -7 3 £525 +23.53%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £315 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 9 (64.29%) SQL
1 9 (64.29%) Agile
1 9 (64.29%) Social Skills
2 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
5 5 (35.71%) SOAP
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) Toad
5 5 (35.71%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) webMethods
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) Validation
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
6 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 4 (28.57%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Influencing Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (21.43%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making

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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 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (21.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (7.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Azure
1 2 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) 2G
1 1 (7.14%) 3G
1 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
1 1 (7.14%) 4G
1 1 (7.14%) 5G
1 1 (7.14%) GPRS
1 1 (7.14%) GSM
1 1 (7.14%) LTE
1 1 (7.14%) MVNO
1 1 (7.14%) UMTS
1 1 (7.14%) VoLTE
1 1 (7.14%) VoWiFi
1 1 (7.14%) WCDMA
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Data Lake
1 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (35.71%) SoapUI
2 5 (35.71%) Toad
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) Postman
3 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 9 (64.29%) Social Skills
2 6 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (28.57%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Manual Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) CRM Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) SOAP
1 5 (35.71%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.14%) NB-IoT
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Unix
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 4 (28.57%) SDLC
4 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Decision-Making
5 3 (21.43%) DSDM
5 3 (21.43%) ERP
5 3 (21.43%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Gathering
5 3 (21.43%) Requirements Workshops
5 3 (21.43%) Scrum
5 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (14.29%) CBAP
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (14.29%) SAFe Agilist
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) webMethods
2 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Guidewire
4 1 (7.14%) Anite
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) SAP