Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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)
UK > England
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 293 252 190
Rank change year-on-year -41 -62 -10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 803 998 1422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 1.05% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.54% 5.16% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 671 995
England median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £258
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 8
England median hourly rate £18.41 £35.00 £19.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.41% +80.37% -49.96%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.81 £13.81
90th Percentile £45.00 £53.70 £41.81
UK median hourly rate £13.81 £34.00 £19.41
% change year-on-year -59.38% +75.21% -21.60%

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 17704 19332 20862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.75% 20.26% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10888 12096 12782
England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £230 £245 £250
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 778 998
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.37% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £25.69 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.00% +31.58%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -57 311 £438 -2.78% 39
South East -24 178 £350 -0.14% 23
Midlands -21 100 £385 +10.00% 12
North of England -10 88 £325 - 35
South West -28 69 £375 - 8
West Midlands -15 67 £363 - 10
East of England +11 61 £350 - 12
Yorkshire -3 38 £318 +5.83% 14
North West -37 36 £325 - 16
East Midlands -12 31 £463 +43.41% 2
North East +70 14 £356 -9.52% 5
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 England region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 375 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 349 (43.46%) ISTQB
3 202 (25.16%) Test Automation
4 179 (22.29%) Business Analysis
5 176 (21.92%) Finance
6 164 (20.42%) Test Scripting
7 156 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 156 (19.43%) Software Testing
8 153 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 138 (17.19%) SQL
10 131 (16.31%) Scrum
11 122 (15.19%) HP
11 122 (15.19%) Waterfall
12 115 (14.32%) Banking
13 108 (13.45%) JIRA
14 105 (13.08%) Selenium
15 104 (12.95%) Security Cleared
16 102 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
17 94 (11.71%) HP Quality Center
18 91 (11.33%) Microsoft
19 89 (11.08%) PRINCE2
20 84 (10.46%) Java
21 80 (9.96%) Degree
22 78 (9.71%) SDLC
23 77 (9.59%) BDD
23 77 (9.59%) QA
24 74 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
25 73 (9.09%) Test Strategy
26 72 (8.97%) Defect Management
27 69 (8.59%) Project Management

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 28 (3.49%) Confluence
1 28 (3.49%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.00%) WebLogic
3 7 (0.87%) CMS
3 7 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.37%) Documentum
6 2 (0.25%) IIS
6 2 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Apache
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.12%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 39 (4.86%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
4 25 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.50%) SAP MM
3 3 (0.37%) Maximo
3 3 (0.37%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.37%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.37%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.25%) Actimize
4 2 (0.25%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.25%) Workfront
5 1 (0.12%) iTrent
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Postilion
5 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.12%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.12%) Office 365
3 6 (0.75%) SaaS
4 5 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.25%) IaaS
6 2 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) Serverless
7 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.62%) SMS
2 9 (1.12%) Internet
2 9 (1.12%) PuTTY
2 9 (1.12%) WinSCP
3 8 (1.00%) Firewall
4 7 (0.87%) LDAP
5 5 (0.62%) IPv4
5 5 (0.62%) IPv6
6 4 (0.50%) 3G
6 4 (0.50%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.37%) LAN
7 3 (0.37%) WAN
8 2 (0.25%) DAB
8 2 (0.25%) DHCP
8 2 (0.25%) DNS
8 2 (0.25%) HTTP
8 2 (0.25%) MVNO
8 2 (0.25%) Skype
9 1 (0.12%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (0.12%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 16 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.62%) SAP BW
8 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.37%) Big Data
9 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.37%) DB2
9 3 (0.37%) Essbase
9 3 (0.37%) OLAP
9 3 (0.37%) Pentaho
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (13.45%) JIRA
2 105 (13.08%) Selenium
3 50 (6.23%) SoapUI
4 41 (5.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (4.61%) HP UFT
6 36 (4.48%) Cucumber
7 35 (4.36%) JMeter
8 34 (4.23%) WebDriver
9 31 (3.86%) LoadRunner
10 29 (3.61%) SpecFlow
11 22 (2.74%) Zephyr
12 21 (2.62%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.99%) Visual Studio
14 15 (1.87%) LoadUI
15 13 (1.62%) Selenium IDE
16 11 (1.37%) Eclipse
17 10 (1.25%) Ant
17 10 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (1.25%) TestNG
18 9 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 176 (21.92%) Finance
2 115 (14.32%) Banking
3 52 (6.48%) Retail Banking
4 38 (4.73%) Retail
5 24 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 23 (2.86%) Legal
7 14 (1.74%) Private Banking
8 13 (1.62%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.25%) Publishing
10 9 (1.12%) Marketing
11 7 (0.87%) Back Office
12 6 (0.75%) Front Office
12 6 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.62%) Automotive
14 4 (0.50%) Law
14 4 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.37%) Advertising
15 3 (0.37%) Electronics
16 2 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 504 (62.76%) Analyst
2 254 (31.63%) Test Analyst
3 214 (26.65%) Business Analyst
4 66 (8.22%) Tester
5 55 (6.85%) Test Manager
6 54 (6.72%) Senior Analyst
7 42 (5.23%) Automation Test Analyst
8 36 (4.48%) Test Leader
9 33 (4.11%) Banking Analyst
9 33 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 30 (3.74%) Senior Test Analyst
11 29 (3.61%) Test Engineer
12 28 (3.49%) Agile Test Analyst
13 22 (2.74%) Agile Business Analyst
14 21 (2.62%) Senior Business Analyst
15 20 (2.49%) Selenium Test Analyst
16 19 (2.37%) Performance Analyst
16 19 (2.37%) Performance Test Analyst
17 17 (2.12%) Architect
18 16 (1.99%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.73%) .NET
2 35 (4.36%) Web Services
3 23 (2.86%) XML
4 21 (2.62%) SOAP
5 13 (1.62%) Gherkin
6 8 (1.00%) Hibernate
6 8 (1.00%) J2EE
6 8 (1.00%) Spring
7 7 (0.87%) HTML
8 6 (0.75%) Middleware
8 6 (0.75%) REST
8 6 (0.75%) RESTful
9 5 (0.62%) AngularJS
9 5 (0.62%) JSON
10 4 (0.50%) COM+
10 4 (0.50%) HTML5
11 3 (0.37%) CSS
11 3 (0.37%) EDI
11 3 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.25%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.11%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.37%) PMI
4 17 (2.12%) Computer Science
5 14 (1.74%) Client/Server
5 14 (1.74%) Data Protection Act
6 13 (1.62%) User Experience
7 11 (1.37%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.00%) Frameworx
8 8 (1.00%) NHS
9 7 (0.87%) Derivative
9 7 (0.87%) Equities
9 7 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
10 6 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 6 (0.75%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.75%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.50%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 51 (6.35%) Windows
2 24 (2.99%) Unix
3 23 (2.86%) Linux
4 13 (1.62%) Windows 10
5 10 (1.25%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.25%) AIX
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (46.70%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (25.16%) Test Automation
3 179 (22.29%) Business Analysis
4 164 (20.42%) Test Scripting
5 156 (19.43%) Software Testing
5 156 (19.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 131 (16.31%) Scrum
7 122 (15.19%) Waterfall
8 102 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 89 (11.08%) PRINCE2
10 78 (9.71%) SDLC
11 77 (9.59%) BDD
12 73 (9.09%) Test Strategy
13 72 (8.97%) Defect Management
14 69 (8.59%) Project Management
15 64 (7.97%) User Stories
16 63 (7.85%) System Integration Testing
17 62 (7.72%) Functional Testing
17 62 (7.72%) Test Management
18 60 (7.47%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 138 (17.19%) SQL
2 84 (10.46%) Java
3 31 (3.86%) C#
4 23 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 18 (2.24%) C
6 14 (1.74%) Python
7 11 (1.37%) PL/SQL
8 10 (1.25%) VB.NET
9 9 (1.12%) F#
9 9 (1.12%) VB
9 9 (1.12%) VBScript
10 7 (0.87%) Ruby
11 5 (0.62%) Groovy
11 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.37%) ABAP
13 2 (0.25%) C++
13 2 (0.25%) RPG
14 1 (0.12%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.12%) R
Qualifications
1 349 (43.46%) ISTQB
2 153 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 104 (12.95%) Security Cleared
4 80 (9.96%) Degree
5 46 (5.73%) DV Cleared
6 43 (5.35%) SC Cleared
7 42 (5.23%) ISEB Practitioner
8 28 (3.49%) PMI Certification
9 26 (3.24%) CBAP
10 25 (3.11%) IIBA
11 19 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 13 (1.62%) PMP
13 11 (1.37%) CISSP
13 11 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 10 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.12%) CISM
16 7 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.87%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (9.59%) QA
2 47 (5.85%) GDPR
3 17 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 17 (2.12%) PMO
4 9 (1.12%) MiFID
5 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.62%) COBIT
7 5 (0.62%) EMIR
8 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.37%) GAMP
9 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.25%) SLA
11 1 (0.12%) Basel III
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS
11 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15288
11 1 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (1.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.87%) vSphere
3 4 (0.50%) Firmware
4 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
4 2 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.12%) HDFS
5 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 94 (11.71%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.62%) SCCM
3 2 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.25%) WSUS
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.12%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.12%) Puppet
4 1 (0.12%) SCOM
4 1 (0.12%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 122 (15.19%) HP
2 91 (11.33%) Microsoft
3 65 (8.09%) Oracle
4 24 (2.99%) SAP
5 20 (2.49%) Atlassian
6 15 (1.87%) IBM
7 12 (1.49%) webMethods
8 9 (1.12%) VMware
9 8 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 8 (1.00%) Cisco
9 8 (1.00%) Sybase
10 7 (0.87%) Red Hat
10 7 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.87%) Software AG
11 6 (0.75%) Cognos
11 6 (0.75%) Tableau
12 5 (0.62%) Fortinet
12 5 (0.62%) Progress
13 3 (0.37%) Citrix
13 3 (0.37%) Siebel