Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 291 261 225
Rank change year-on-year -30 -36 -34
Contract jobs citing ISEB 807 886 1,192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.87% 1.00% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.64% 5.14% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 561 843
England median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £500 £519
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 11
England median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +11.11% +24.14%
10th Percentile £22.85 £17.00 £13.81
90th Percentile £68.43 £51.30 £175.00
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -27.50% +14.29% +40.00%

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 17,384 17,237 21,161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.65% 19.51% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,274 10,445 13,336
England median daily rate £450 £428 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +3.13% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 851 849 697
England median hourly rate £22.93 £28.35 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.10% +6.96% +17.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.22
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.10 £47.86
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £29.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -22.69% +8.18% +22.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -70 222 £481 +8.45% 32
South East -32 210 £375 +5.63% 30
Midlands +3 120 £378 +0.67% 33
South West -14 111 £350 -9.09% 23
West Midlands +14 97 £378 +23.77% 22
North of England -44 77 £350 +7.69% 48
East of England +17 66 £400 +23.08% 13
North West -25 36 £350 +18.64% 25
Yorkshire -25 35 £350 -4.11% 21
East Midlands -26 22 £365 -21.08% 11
North East -6 7 £393 +20.77% 2
South Coast - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 415 (51.43%) ISTQB
2 393 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (32.84%) Test Automation
4 222 (27.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 212 (26.27%) Java
6 199 (24.66%) Test Scripting
7 182 (22.55%) Oracle
8 179 (22.18%) Selenium
9 178 (22.06%) SQL
10 168 (20.82%) Finance
11 148 (18.34%) Security Cleared
12 147 (18.22%) Windows
13 146 (18.09%) Scrum
14 133 (16.48%) QA
15 132 (16.36%) Test Strategy
16 125 (15.49%) Business Analysis
17 115 (14.25%) Software Testing
18 111 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
19 109 (13.51%) JIRA
20 104 (12.89%) Microsoft
20 104 (12.89%) SoapUI
21 103 (12.76%) XML
21 103 (12.76%) SC Cleared
22 100 (12.39%) Waterfall
23 99 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
24 96 (11.90%) Project Management
25 92 (11.40%) Unix
26 91 (11.28%) Cucumber
27 88 (10.90%) HP
28 86 (10.66%) Functional Testing

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 63 (7.81%) WebLogic
2 59 (7.31%) Confluence
3 17 (2.11%) CMS
4 13 (1.61%) Drupal
5 12 (1.49%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.37%) CICS
10 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.12%) Apache
11 1 (0.12%) Appian
11 1 (0.12%) ATG Dynamo
11 1 (0.12%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.12%) SAS
11 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (7.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 55 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
3 31 (3.84%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.98%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (1.12%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 9 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (0.25%) SAP PSCD
5 2 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.12%) BASE24
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.12%) Primavera
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.36%) BrowserStack
4 10 (1.24%) SaaS
5 9 (1.12%) Office 365
6 8 (0.99%) IaaS
7 6 (0.74%) BlazeMeter
8 5 (0.62%) Slack
9 4 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.50%) GitHub
9 4 (0.50%) PaaS
10 3 (0.37%) Boomi
10 3 (0.37%) Google Play
10 3 (0.37%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.12%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.10%) PuTTY
2 24 (2.97%) WinSCP
3 19 (2.35%) Internet
4 13 (1.61%) SAN
5 11 (1.36%) SMS
6 8 (0.99%) DNS
6 8 (0.99%) TCP/IP
7 6 (0.74%) LAN
7 6 (0.74%) MPLS
8 5 (0.62%) VoIP
9 4 (0.50%) DHCP
9 4 (0.50%) Firewall
9 4 (0.50%) Intranet
9 4 (0.50%) IP Telephony
9 4 (0.50%) ISDN
9 4 (0.50%) PBX
9 4 (0.50%) SSL
9 4 (0.50%) VLAN
9 4 (0.50%) VPN
9 4 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.43%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.21%) Oracle Database
3 28 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
4 24 (2.97%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (2.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 18 (2.23%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (1.24%) MongoDB
8 10 (1.24%) Pentaho
9 8 (0.99%) Big Data
9 8 (0.99%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.87%) Impala
11 6 (0.74%) DB2
11 6 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.62%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 179 (22.18%) Selenium
2 109 (13.51%) JIRA
3 104 (12.89%) SoapUI
4 91 (11.28%) Cucumber
5 59 (7.31%) LoadRunner
6 57 (7.06%) Toad
7 53 (6.57%) JMeter
8 48 (5.95%) Jenkins
9 45 (5.58%) SpecFlow
10 41 (5.08%) WebDriver
11 39 (4.83%) HP UFT
12 30 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 28 (3.47%) Oracle APEX
14 26 (3.22%) TestNG
15 24 (2.97%) Eclipse
16 23 (2.85%) Ant
17 16 (1.98%) Git (software)
18 14 (1.73%) Zephyr
19 12 (1.49%) Appium
19 12 (1.49%) JUnit
General
1 168 (20.82%) Finance
2 58 (7.19%) Retail
3 53 (6.57%) Banking
4 22 (2.73%) Legal
4 22 (2.73%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.98%) Marketing
6 15 (1.86%) Law
7 14 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 12 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.87%) Automotive
10 7 (0.87%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.50%) Military
12 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
13 3 (0.37%) Back Office
13 3 (0.37%) Electronics
13 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) Front Office
14 2 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 443 (54.89%) Analyst
2 251 (31.10%) Test Analyst
3 154 (19.08%) Business Analyst
4 91 (11.28%) Tester
5 57 (7.06%) Test Engineer
5 57 (7.06%) Test Manager
6 47 (5.82%) Test Leader
7 29 (3.59%) Project Manager
8 27 (3.35%) Automation Test Analyst
9 25 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
10 24 (2.97%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 24 (2.97%) Test Automation Engineer
11 22 (2.73%) Automation Tester
12 19 (2.35%) Financial Analyst
13 18 (2.23%) Business IT Analyst
13 18 (2.23%) IT Analyst
13 18 (2.23%) IT Business Analyst
14 16 (1.98%) Agile Test Analyst
15 14 (1.73%) PMO Analyst
16 13 (1.61%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.76%) XML
2 55 (6.82%) .NET
2 55 (6.82%) Web Services
3 38 (4.71%) SOAP
4 25 (3.10%) HTML
5 24 (2.97%) RESTful
6 13 (1.61%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.12%) RabbitMQ
8 8 (0.99%) REST
9 7 (0.87%) ASP.NET
9 7 (0.87%) JSON
10 5 (0.62%) CSS
10 5 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.37%) Middleware
11 3 (0.37%) WebdriverIO
12 2 (0.25%) HTML5
12 2 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.25%) WPF
13 1 (0.12%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (4.58%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 21 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 21 (2.60%) User Experience
5 15 (1.86%) Client/Server
5 15 (1.86%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.24%) PMI
7 10 (1.24%) Reinsurance
8 9 (1.12%) NHS
9 7 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
10 5 (0.62%) Driving Licence
10 5 (0.62%) Equities
10 5 (0.62%) Fintech
11 4 (0.50%) CCTV
11 4 (0.50%) PKI
11 4 (0.50%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 147 (18.22%) Windows
2 92 (11.40%) Unix
3 50 (6.20%) Linux
4 28 (3.47%) Windows Server
5 24 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (1.73%) Apple iOS
8 13 (1.61%) Android
9 6 (0.74%) VME
10 5 (0.62%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.12%) HPUX
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE
13 1 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (48.70%) Agile Software Development
2 265 (32.84%) Test Automation
3 199 (24.66%) Test Scripting
4 146 (18.09%) Scrum
5 132 (16.36%) Test Strategy
6 125 (15.49%) Business Analysis
7 115 (14.25%) Software Testing
8 111 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 100 (12.39%) Waterfall
10 96 (11.90%) Project Management
11 86 (10.66%) Functional Testing
11 86 (10.66%) SDLC
12 84 (10.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 83 (10.29%) API Testing
14 80 (9.91%) BDD
14 80 (9.91%) Customer Requirements
15 79 (9.79%) PRINCE2
16 71 (8.80%) User Stories
17 70 (8.67%) Performance Testing
18 67 (8.30%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 212 (26.27%) Java
2 178 (22.06%) SQL
3 58 (7.19%) C#
4 24 (2.97%) F#
5 23 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 18 (2.23%) VB
7 16 (1.98%) C
7 16 (1.98%) Python
7 16 (1.98%) VBScript
8 9 (1.12%) PowerShell
9 7 (0.87%) C++
9 7 (0.87%) Perl
10 6 (0.74%) Ruby
11 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.50%) COBOL
12 4 (0.50%) Groovy
12 4 (0.50%) PHP
13 3 (0.37%) REXX
Qualifications
1 415 (51.43%) ISTQB
2 222 (27.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 148 (18.34%) Security Cleared
4 103 (12.76%) SC Cleared
5 83 (10.29%) Degree
6 70 (8.67%) ISEB Practitioner
7 38 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 24 (2.97%) CBAP
8 24 (2.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (2.48%) PMI Certification
10 17 (2.11%) IIBA
10 17 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
12 15 (1.86%) APMP
13 10 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.24%) PMP
14 9 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.74%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (16.48%) QA
2 32 (3.97%) GDPR
3 26 (3.22%) PMO
4 10 (1.24%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.24%) WCAG
5 6 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.50%) GxP
7 2 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.25%) SLA
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (2.85%) vSphere
2 9 (1.12%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.74%) Docker
4 5 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.50%) ACF2
5 4 (0.50%) RACF
6 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) IAG
7 1 (0.12%) Snort
Systems Management
1 72 (8.92%) HP ALM
2 41 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.12%) WMI
4 7 (0.87%) SCCM
5 6 (0.74%) vRealize
6 4 (0.50%) SCOM
7 3 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.25%) Control-M
9 1 (0.12%) Ansible
9 1 (0.12%) Endace
9 1 (0.12%) Nessus
9 1 (0.12%) Oozie
9 1 (0.12%) Puppet
9 1 (0.12%) QRadar
Vendors
1 182 (22.55%) Oracle
2 104 (12.89%) Microsoft
3 88 (10.90%) HP
4 84 (10.41%) webMethods
5 41 (5.08%) SAP
6 29 (3.59%) VMware
7 25 (3.10%) Software AG
8 24 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 14 (1.73%) Atlassian
10 12 (1.49%) Capita
11 11 (1.36%) Cisco
12 8 (0.99%) IBM
13 7 (0.87%) Google
13 7 (0.87%) LogRhythm
14 6 (0.74%) MuleSoft
14 6 (0.74%) New Relic
14 6 (0.74%) Niku
15 4 (0.50%) Citrix
15 4 (0.50%) Informatica
15 4 (0.50%) NetApp