Period
to 13 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 13 December 2018 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)
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 296 305 249
Rank change year-on-year +9 -56 -58
Contract jobs citing ISEB 856 807 1,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.85% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 4.48% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 503 676
England median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £259 £239
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +0.84% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 11
England median hourly rate £35.50 £13.81 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.06% -60.54% +40.00%
10th Percentile £25.03 £13.00 £13.81
90th Percentile £53.00 £34.90 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £13.66 £34.50
% change year-on-year +119.70% -60.42% +38.00%

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18,455 17,997 19,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.14% 18.94% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,982 11,079 12,236
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £260 £230 £245
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 865 817 775
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -1.96% +5.24%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.10 £25.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% -1.92% +4.00%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in England

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in England

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISEB in England

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
London -45 233 £465 +6.29% 33
South East +9 205 £395 +12.86% 30
Midlands +22 139 £374 -2.35% 23
West Midlands +27 124 £375 +7.14% 15
South West +11 123 £350 -0.36% 17
North of England -15 88 £350 +7.69% 44
East of England +10 66 £400 +14.29% 13
North West -18 37 £385 +18.46% 16
Yorkshire -17 32 £350 +7.69% 25
North East -1 19 £325 -1.89% 3
East Midlands -13 12 £338 -27.03% 8
South Coast - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 478 (55.84%) ISTQB
2 419 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
3 303 (35.40%) Test Automation
4 254 (29.67%) SQL
5 227 (26.52%) Test Scripting
6 226 (26.40%) Oracle
7 223 (26.05%) Java
8 215 (25.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 165 (19.28%) JIRA
10 163 (19.04%) Selenium
11 161 (18.81%) Windows
12 156 (18.22%) Finance
13 142 (16.59%) QA
14 137 (16.00%) Security Cleared
15 133 (15.54%) Unix
16 131 (15.30%) Test Strategy
17 129 (15.07%) XML
18 127 (14.84%) Microsoft
19 120 (14.02%) SDLC
20 117 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
21 112 (13.08%) Scrum
22 110 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
23 108 (12.62%) Customer Requirements
24 102 (11.92%) Business Analysis
25 99 (11.57%) Cucumber
26 98 (11.45%) Software Testing
27 97 (11.33%) SC Cleared
28 96 (11.21%) SoapUI
29 94 (10.98%) Waterfall
30 92 (10.75%) User Stories

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 90 (10.51%) WebLogic
2 87 (10.16%) Confluence
3 22 (2.57%) CMS
4 16 (1.87%) SharePoint
5 13 (1.52%) Drupal
6 6 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.35%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.35%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.23%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.23%) CICS
9 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.12%) Appian
10 1 (0.12%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.12%) Mule
Applications
1 58 (6.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
4 23 (2.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 13 (1.52%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.12%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.17%) SAP FI-CA
2 10 (1.17%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (0.70%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.23%) Lawson
5 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.05%) Office 365
4 7 (0.82%) BlazeMeter
5 6 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.58%) BrowserStack
6 5 (0.58%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.58%) Slack
7 4 (0.47%) PaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Akamai
8 3 (0.35%) Boomi
8 3 (0.35%) GitHub
8 3 (0.35%) IaaS
8 3 (0.35%) iPaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.23%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.23%) SaaS
10 1 (0.12%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.69%) Internet
2 10 (1.17%) SAN
3 9 (1.05%) MPLS
3 9 (1.05%) MVNO
3 9 (1.05%) VPN
4 7 (0.82%) Firewall
4 7 (0.82%) LAN
5 6 (0.70%) DHCP
5 6 (0.70%) SSL
5 6 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.70%) Unified Communications
6 5 (0.58%) WAN
7 4 (0.47%) DNS
7 4 (0.47%) FTP
7 4 (0.47%) SMS
8 3 (0.35%) ISDN
8 3 (0.35%) PBX
8 3 (0.35%) VLAN
8 3 (0.35%) VoIP
8 3 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.32%) Oracle Reports
2 25 (2.92%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.69%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (2.45%) Oracle OWB
5 19 (2.22%) Pentaho
6 15 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (1.64%) Impala
8 12 (1.40%) MongoDB
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.82%) DB2
11 6 (0.70%) Big Data
11 6 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.47%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.47%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.35%) Electronic Patient Records
14 3 (0.35%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 165 (19.28%) JIRA
2 163 (19.04%) Selenium
3 99 (11.57%) Cucumber
4 96 (11.21%) SoapUI
5 60 (7.01%) Toad
6 59 (6.89%) JMeter
7 47 (5.49%) LoadRunner
8 45 (5.26%) Jenkins
9 32 (3.74%) WebDriver
10 26 (3.04%) SpecFlow
11 23 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
13 19 (2.22%) Bitbucket
13 19 (2.22%) HP UFT
14 16 (1.87%) Gatling
15 15 (1.75%) Git (software)
15 15 (1.75%) JBehave
16 14 (1.64%) Appium
16 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio
16 14 (1.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 156 (18.22%) Finance
2 64 (7.48%) Banking
3 36 (4.21%) Retail
4 22 (2.57%) Legal
4 22 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.99%) Marketing
6 10 (1.17%) Law
6 10 (1.17%) Retail Banking
7 8 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (0.70%) Advertising
9 5 (0.58%) Front Office
9 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.47%) Back Office
10 4 (0.47%) German Language
10 4 (0.47%) Publishing
11 3 (0.35%) Automotive
11 3 (0.35%) Billing
11 3 (0.35%) International Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 446 (52.10%) Analyst
2 258 (30.14%) Test Analyst
3 141 (16.47%) Business Analyst
4 101 (11.80%) Tester
5 84 (9.81%) Test Manager
6 68 (7.94%) Test Engineer
7 38 (4.44%) Test Leader
8 25 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (2.69%) PMO Analyst
10 21 (2.45%) Automation Test Analyst
10 21 (2.45%) Project Manager
11 20 (2.34%) Agile Test Analyst
12 18 (2.10%) Architect
12 18 (2.10%) SAP Analyst
12 18 (2.10%) SAP Test Analyst
13 17 (1.99%) Agile Business Analyst
13 17 (1.99%) QA Tester
13 17 (1.99%) Test Automation Engineer
14 16 (1.87%) Automation Tester
15 15 (1.75%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (15.07%) XML
2 53 (6.19%) Web Services
3 50 (5.84%) SOAP
4 47 (5.49%) .NET
5 30 (3.50%) RESTful
6 26 (3.04%) HTML
7 11 (1.29%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (1.29%) REST
8 10 (1.17%) Gherkin
9 8 (0.93%) J2EE
10 6 (0.70%) CSS
11 5 (0.58%) XSLT
12 4 (0.47%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.47%) JSON
12 4 (0.47%) Middleware
13 3 (0.35%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
13 3 (0.35%) Velocity
13 3 (0.35%) WebdriverIO
14 2 (0.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.63%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.45%) Client/Server
2 21 (2.45%) Mobile App
3 20 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.34%) User Experience
4 15 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.40%) NHS
5 12 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.17%) Data Centre
7 6 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (0.70%) Wiki
8 4 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.47%) Equities
8 4 (0.47%) Fintech
8 4 (0.47%) Life Science
8 4 (0.47%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.35%) Digital TV
9 3 (0.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.35%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (0.35%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 161 (18.81%) Windows
2 133 (15.54%) Unix
3 41 (4.79%) Linux
4 8 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 7 (0.82%) Android
5 7 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.70%) VME
7 4 (0.47%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (48.95%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (35.40%) Test Automation
3 227 (26.52%) Test Scripting
4 131 (15.30%) Test Strategy
5 120 (14.02%) SDLC
6 117 (13.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 112 (13.08%) Scrum
8 110 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 108 (12.62%) Customer Requirements
10 102 (11.92%) Business Analysis
11 98 (11.45%) Software Testing
12 94 (10.98%) Waterfall
13 92 (10.75%) User Stories
14 89 (10.40%) Functional Testing
15 79 (9.23%) Project Management
16 78 (9.11%) Integration Testing
17 76 (8.88%) BDD
18 72 (8.41%) Acceptance Criteria
19 71 (8.29%) Performance Testing
20 68 (7.94%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 254 (29.67%) SQL
2 223 (26.05%) Java
3 47 (5.49%) C#
4 28 (3.27%) PL/SQL
5 22 (2.57%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.10%) VB
7 15 (1.75%) Python
8 14 (1.64%) VBScript
9 10 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.93%) C
10 8 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.82%) Perl
11 7 (0.82%) PHP
12 5 (0.58%) Groovy
13 4 (0.47%) F#
13 4 (0.47%) Ruby
14 3 (0.35%) C++
14 3 (0.35%) COBOL
14 3 (0.35%) Java 8
15 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 478 (55.84%) ISTQB
2 215 (25.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 137 (16.00%) Security Cleared
4 97 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 89 (10.40%) Degree
6 50 (5.84%) ISEB Practitioner
7 32 (3.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (3.62%) DV Cleared
9 19 (2.22%) APMP
10 18 (2.10%) IIBA
11 16 (1.87%) CBAP
12 15 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
13 11 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.82%) Master's Degree
15 6 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.70%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.58%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (16.59%) QA
2 31 (3.62%) PMO
3 20 (2.34%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.34%) GDPR
4 9 (1.05%) WCAG
5 6 (0.70%) SLA
6 5 (0.58%) GxP
6 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.23%) IASME
8 2 (0.23%) MiFID
8 2 (0.23%) PSD2
9 1 (0.12%) EMIR
9 1 (0.12%) GAMP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.12%) P3O
System Software
1 17 (1.99%) Docker
2 13 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.23%) ACF2
4 2 (0.23%) RACF
4 2 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.23%) vSphere
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) IAG
Systems Management
1 44 (5.14%) HP Quality Center
2 41 (4.79%) HP ALM
3 9 (1.05%) WMI
4 6 (0.70%) SCCM
5 5 (0.58%) Ansible
6 2 (0.23%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (0.23%) Puppet
7 1 (0.12%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.12%) Kibana
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.12%) Oozie
7 1 (0.12%) QRadar
7 1 (0.12%) SCOM
7 1 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 226 (26.40%) Oracle
2 127 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 82 (9.58%) webMethods
4 67 (7.83%) SAP
5 63 (7.36%) HP
6 18 (2.10%) IBM
7 12 (1.40%) CheckPoint
8 10 (1.17%) Cisco
8 10 (1.17%) Niku
9 8 (0.93%) Atlassian
9 8 (0.93%) BEA
9 8 (0.93%) VMware
10 6 (0.70%) hybris
10 6 (0.70%) Juniper
10 6 (0.70%) LogRhythm
10 6 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.58%) EMC
11 5 (0.58%) SevOne
12 4 (0.47%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.47%) New Relic