Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 227 192
Rank change year-on-year -1 -35 -36
Contract jobs citing ISEB 955 1196 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.09% 1.18% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.56% 5.57% 6.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 852 875
England median daily rate £390 £380 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.28% +3.12%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £254
90th Percentile £513 £525 £520
UK median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.67% +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 13
England median hourly rate £41.63 £41.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +41.38% -8.10%
10th Percentile £17.00 £13.81 £15.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £175.00 £43.34
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.68% +42.00% -16.67%

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 England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17186 21484 19997
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.59% 21.18% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10513 13571 11798
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £259 £250 £230
90th Percentile £594 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 711 964
England median hourly rate £29.50 £27.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.26% +20.00% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.48
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -51 307 £438 +3.86% 28
South East +14 254 £363 -2.68% 27
South West +48 134 £400 +14.29% 13
North of England -5 109 £325 -4.69% 34
Midlands -10 105 £350 - 16
West Midlands -21 61 £318 -7.97% 11
North West +19 56 £295 -9.23% 20
East of England -21 47 £350 -6.67% 6
East Midlands -5 40 £456 +16.99% 4
Yorkshire -13 37 £365 +4.29% 13
North East +44 16 £325 -7.14% 1
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 434 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 384 (40.21%) ISTQB
3 272 (28.48%) Test Automation
4 236 (24.71%) Finance
5 201 (21.05%) Business Analysis
6 182 (19.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 181 (18.95%) Test Scripting
8 156 (16.34%) JIRA
8 156 (16.34%) Software Testing
9 154 (16.13%) SQL
10 148 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 135 (14.14%) Selenium
11 135 (14.14%) PRINCE2
12 133 (13.93%) Scrum
13 132 (13.82%) Waterfall
14 123 (12.88%) QA
14 123 (12.88%) HP
15 116 (12.15%) Security Cleared
15 116 (12.15%) Test Strategy
16 113 (11.83%) Microsoft
16 113 (11.83%) ITIL
17 105 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
18 97 (10.16%) Java
18 97 (10.16%) SDLC
19 96 (10.05%) Degree
20 93 (9.74%) Defect Management
21 91 (9.53%) User Stories
21 91 (9.53%) Test Management
21 91 (9.53%) Banking
22 88 (9.21%) 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 56 (5.86%) Confluence
2 27 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 9 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (0.84%) CMS
5 6 (0.63%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.52%) IIS
7 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.21%) Drupal
8 2 (0.21%) SAS
8 2 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.10%) Apache
9 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.10%) Documentum
9 1 (0.10%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Integration
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
1 34 (3.56%) MS Visio
2 29 (3.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 13 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.42%) iTrent
4 4 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.31%) Actimize
5 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.31%) Maximo
5 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.21%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.10%) Sonata
7 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.10%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 25 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.36%) SaaS
3 12 (1.26%) GitHub
4 4 (0.42%) Office 365
4 4 (0.42%) PaaS
5 3 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.21%) BrowserStack
6 2 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.10%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.10%) G Suite
7 1 (0.10%) IaaS
7 1 (0.10%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.10%) Taleo
7 1 (0.10%) Trello
7 1 (0.10%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.78%) PuTTY
2 15 (1.57%) WinSCP
3 12 (1.26%) Firewall
3 12 (1.26%) LDAP
4 11 (1.15%) Internet
5 9 (0.94%) LAN
5 9 (0.94%) WAN
6 6 (0.63%) SSL
6 6 (0.63%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.52%) VLAN
8 4 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (0.42%) DHCP
8 4 (0.42%) DNS
8 4 (0.42%) IPv4
8 4 (0.42%) IPv6
8 4 (0.42%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (0.42%) SAN
8 4 (0.42%) VPN
9 3 (0.31%) MPLS
9 3 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.05%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.94%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.73%) Big Data
12 6 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.63%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.52%) DB2
13 5 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 156 (16.34%) JIRA
2 135 (14.14%) Selenium
3 66 (6.91%) HP UFT
4 60 (6.28%) Cucumber
5 59 (6.18%) SoapUI
6 49 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 41 (4.29%) Jenkins
8 34 (3.56%) JMeter
8 34 (3.56%) LoadRunner
9 32 (3.35%) WebDriver
10 23 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 20 (2.09%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.99%) TestRail
13 18 (1.88%) LoadUI
14 16 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
14 16 (1.68%) Toad
15 13 (1.36%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.26%) Vagrant
17 11 (1.15%) TestNG
18 10 (1.05%) Ant
General
1 236 (24.71%) Finance
2 91 (9.53%) Banking
3 82 (8.59%) Retail
4 33 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.51%) Retail Banking
6 15 (1.57%) Legal
6 15 (1.57%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.57%) Marketing
7 13 (1.36%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.26%) Back Office
9 11 (1.15%) Spanish Language
10 9 (0.94%) Law
10 9 (0.94%) Publishing
11 8 (0.84%) Local Government
12 7 (0.73%) Automotive
13 6 (0.63%) Games
13 6 (0.63%) Private Banking
14 4 (0.42%) General Ledger
14 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 538 (56.34%) Analyst
2 252 (26.39%) Business Analyst
3 241 (25.24%) Test Analyst
4 103 (10.79%) Test Manager
5 94 (9.84%) Tester
6 67 (7.02%) Test Leader
7 58 (6.07%) Senior Analyst
8 46 (4.82%) Project Manager
9 35 (3.66%) Automation Test Analyst
10 34 (3.56%) Test Engineer
11 30 (3.14%) Senior Test Analyst
12 27 (2.83%) Financial Analyst
13 26 (2.72%) Agile Test Analyst
14 25 (2.62%) Performance Analyst
14 25 (2.62%) Performance Test Analyst
15 24 (2.51%) Automation Tester
15 24 (2.51%) IT Analyst
16 23 (2.41%) Business IT Analyst
17 22 (2.30%) Business Systems Analyst
17 22 (2.30%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.29%) Web Services
2 36 (3.77%) .NET
3 35 (3.66%) XML
4 17 (1.78%) SOAP
5 11 (1.15%) AngularJS
6 10 (1.05%) Gherkin
6 10 (1.05%) J2EE
7 9 (0.94%) HTML
7 9 (0.94%) Spring
8 8 (0.84%) Hibernate
8 8 (0.84%) Middleware
9 7 (0.73%) RESTful
10 6 (0.63%) HTML5
10 6 (0.63%) JSON
11 5 (0.52%) COM+
12 4 (0.42%) Node.js
12 4 (0.42%) REST
12 4 (0.42%) Struts
12 4 (0.42%) XSLT
13 3 (0.31%) BlazeDS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (9.11%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.62%) PMI
4 19 (1.99%) Equities
4 19 (1.99%) Mobile App
5 17 (1.78%) User Experience
6 16 (1.68%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.26%) Hedge funds
8 10 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 9 (0.94%) Frameworx
10 8 (0.84%) Derivative
10 8 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.73%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.73%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.73%) NHS
11 7 (0.73%) STB
11 7 (0.73%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.63%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.52%) iSeries
13 5 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 70 (7.33%) Windows
2 45 (4.71%) Linux
3 32 (3.35%) Unix
4 16 (1.68%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 11 (1.15%) Android
8 10 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.94%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.84%) Apple iOS
10 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.52%) AIX
13 1 (0.10%) HPUX
13 1 (0.10%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.10%) Solaris
13 1 (0.10%) SUSE
13 1 (0.10%) VMS
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (28.48%) Test Automation
3 201 (21.05%) Business Analysis
4 182 (19.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 181 (18.95%) Test Scripting
6 156 (16.34%) Software Testing
7 135 (14.14%) PRINCE2
8 133 (13.93%) Scrum
9 132 (13.82%) Waterfall
10 116 (12.15%) Test Strategy
11 113 (11.83%) ITIL
12 105 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 97 (10.16%) SDLC
14 93 (9.74%) Defect Management
15 91 (9.53%) Test Management
15 91 (9.53%) User Stories
16 88 (9.21%) Functional Testing
16 88 (9.21%) Project Management
17 86 (9.01%) Regression Testing
18 77 (8.06%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 154 (16.13%) SQL
2 97 (10.16%) Java
3 43 (4.50%) Python
4 39 (4.08%) C#
5 23 (2.41%) Ruby
6 19 (1.99%) Groovy
6 19 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 15 (1.57%) F#
8 14 (1.47%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.36%) C
10 11 (1.15%) VB
10 11 (1.15%) VBScript
11 10 (1.05%) Perl
12 7 (0.73%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.63%) C++
14 5 (0.52%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.42%) PHP
15 4 (0.42%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.31%) ActionScript
17 2 (0.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 384 (40.21%) ISTQB
2 148 (15.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 116 (12.15%) Security Cleared
4 96 (10.05%) Degree
5 68 (7.12%) SC Cleared
6 36 (3.77%) IIBA
7 34 (3.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 34 (3.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 33 (3.46%) DV Cleared
8 33 (3.46%) PMI Certification
9 26 (2.72%) CBAP
10 20 (2.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 18 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 13 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 12 (1.26%) PMP
14 8 (0.84%) CISSP
14 8 (0.84%) CITP
15 6 (0.63%) Chartered Engineer
16 5 (0.52%) APMP
16 5 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (12.88%) QA
2 21 (2.20%) GDPR
3 16 (1.68%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.15%) MiFID
5 10 (1.05%) PMO
6 8 (0.84%) SLA
7 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 7 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.73%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.42%) EMIR
9 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.31%) IFRS
10 3 (0.31%) IFRS 9
10 3 (0.31%) TickIT
11 2 (0.21%) COBIT
11 2 (0.21%) FATCA
11 2 (0.21%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
2 12 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.15%) vSphere
4 9 (0.94%) VirtualBox
5 6 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.21%) Firmware
9 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) Xen
9 1 (0.10%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 77 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (1.05%) vRealize
3 8 (0.84%) SCCM
4 7 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.63%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.42%) SCOM
7 3 (0.31%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.10%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.10%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.10%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.10%) Graphite
8 1 (0.10%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.10%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.10%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.10%) Netcool
8 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) Puppet
8 1 (0.10%) QRadar
Vendors
1 123 (12.88%) HP
2 113 (11.83%) Microsoft
3 82 (8.59%) Oracle
4 34 (3.56%) SAP
5 18 (1.88%) Sybase
5 18 (1.88%) VMware
6 15 (1.57%) IBM
7 14 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (1.26%) Atlassian
8 12 (1.26%) Cisco
9 10 (1.05%) Red Hat
10 9 (0.94%) BMC
11 7 (0.73%) Citrix
11 7 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (0.73%) Remedy
11 7 (0.73%) Snow
11 7 (0.73%) Workday
12 6 (0.63%) Adobe
12 6 (0.63%) Apple
12 6 (0.63%) Fixnetix
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