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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 216 187
Rank change year-on-year +9 -29  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 512 584 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.19% 1.14% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.92% 5.42% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 403 382
Median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £46.25 £46.00 £23.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +92.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £26.00 £16.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.60 £170.00 £42.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £38.65 £16.50
% change year-on-year +14.18% +134.21%  

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 8654 10775 9998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.18% 20.97% 19.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5380 6853 5750
Median daily rate £425 £405 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.05% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 347 473
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £47.83 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year +7.96% +33.78%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +23 151 £361 +3.21% 25
London -41 144 £425 +3.03% 33
South West +28 75 £400 +6.66% 17
North West +24 33 £295 -12.59% 13
West Midlands +4 30 £300 -11.76% 12
East of England +7 27 £413 +3.12% 7
East Midlands -1 23 £463 +18.58% 6
Yorkshire +5 17 £383 +9.28% 15
North East +8 6 £300 -14.28% 2
Midlands +8 5 £300 -7.69%
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 356 (39.34%) ISTQB
3 261 (28.84%) Finance
4 195 (21.55%) Business Analysis
5 174 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 166 (18.34%) SQL
7 164 (18.12%) PRINCE2
8 162 (17.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 155 (17.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 149 (16.46%) Selenium
11 140 (15.47%) Scrum
12 136 (15.03%) JIRA
13 135 (14.92%) Software Testing
14 128 (14.14%) QA
15 123 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 119 (13.15%) Test Automation
17 118 (13.04%) Microsoft
18 116 (12.82%) Waterfall
18 116 (12.82%) Security Cleared
19 110 (12.15%) Java
20 109 (12.04%) Oracle
21 104 (11.49%) ITIL
22 100 (11.05%) BDD
23 95 (10.50%) Test Strategy
23 95 (10.50%) SDLC
24 93 (10.28%) Project Management
25 87 (9.61%) Degree
26 86 (9.50%) Functional Testing
27 84 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
28 80 (8.84%) Defect 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 48 (5.30%) Confluence
2 22 (2.43%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 9 (0.99%) CMS
4 9 (0.99%) IIS
4 9 (0.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 9 (0.99%) SAS
5 4 (0.44%) ATG Dynamo
6 3 (0.33%) Apache
6 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.33%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.11%) JBoss
8 1 (0.11%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.11%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.11%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 36 (3.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.65%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.77%) Microsoft Project
5 13 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.33%) Open Workbench
6 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (2.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.33%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.22%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.11%) Lorenzo
8 1 (0.11%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
8 1 (0.11%) SAP APO
8 1 (0.11%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.77%) SaaS
3 11 (1.22%) GitHub
4 3 (0.33%) Office 365
4 3 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.22%) G Suite
5 2 (0.22%) Taleo
6 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.66%) Internet
2 14 (1.55%) PuTTY
3 12 (1.33%) Firewall
3 12 (1.33%) WinSCP
4 7 (0.77%) LAN
4 7 (0.77%) LDAP
4 7 (0.77%) WAN
5 5 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (0.55%) SSH
6 4 (0.44%) Network Security
6 4 (0.44%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (0.44%) SAN
6 4 (0.44%) SSL
6 4 (0.44%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.44%) Unified Communications
6 4 (0.44%) VLAN
7 3 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (0.33%) DHCP
7 3 (0.33%) DNS
7 3 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.42%) Data Warehouse
2 36 (3.98%) SQL Server
3 22 (2.43%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (2.10%) Oracle Database
5 18 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (1.10%) NonStop SQL
8 9 (0.99%) RDBMS
9 8 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.55%) Big Data
12 5 (0.55%) DB2
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.44%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 149 (16.46%) Selenium
2 136 (15.03%) JIRA
3 61 (6.74%) Cucumber
4 58 (6.41%) HP UFT
5 50 (5.52%) SoapUI
6 46 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (4.64%) Jenkins
8 33 (3.65%) LoadRunner
8 33 (3.65%) WebDriver
9 27 (2.98%) SpecFlow
10 22 (2.43%) JMeter
10 22 (2.43%) TestRail
11 18 (1.99%) Visual Studio
12 15 (1.66%) TeamCity
13 14 (1.55%) Toad
14 13 (1.44%) Git (software)
14 13 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
15 12 (1.33%) Eclipse
15 12 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
16 10 (1.10%) TestNG
General
1 261 (28.84%) Finance
2 79 (8.73%) Banking
3 73 (8.07%) Retail
4 33 (3.65%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.32%) Marketing
6 20 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 10 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.10%) Legal
9 9 (0.99%) Local Government
10 7 (0.77%) Back Office
11 6 (0.66%) Law
12 5 (0.55%) Automotive
12 5 (0.55%) Electronics
13 4 (0.44%) Military
13 4 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.33%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.33%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.22%) Billing
Job Titles
1 485 (53.59%) Analyst
2 259 (28.62%) Business Analyst
3 188 (20.77%) Test Analyst
4 121 (13.37%) Tester
5 82 (9.06%) Test Manager
6 72 (7.96%) Test Leader
7 50 (5.52%) Senior Analyst
8 42 (4.64%) Test Engineer
9 35 (3.87%) Automation Tester
10 30 (3.31%) Financial Analyst
11 28 (3.09%) Project Manager
12 26 (2.87%) Automation Test Analyst
13 23 (2.54%) Architect
13 23 (2.54%) Senior Test Analyst
14 22 (2.43%) Insurance Business Analyst
14 22 (2.43%) Senior Business Analyst
15 21 (2.32%) QA Analyst
16 20 (2.21%) QA Engineer
17 19 (2.10%) QA Tester
17 19 (2.10%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.52%) XML
2 45 (4.97%) .NET
3 40 (4.42%) Web Services
4 19 (2.10%) SOAP
5 16 (1.77%) AngularJS
6 15 (1.66%) RESTful
7 13 (1.44%) Gherkin
7 13 (1.44%) J2EE
8 10 (1.10%) HTML
8 10 (1.10%) Spring
9 9 (0.99%) Hibernate
9 9 (0.99%) JSON
10 8 (0.88%) CSS
10 8 (0.88%) Middleware
11 7 (0.77%) Apache Flex
11 7 (0.77%) BlazeDS
11 7 (0.77%) REST
11 7 (0.77%) Spring MVC
11 7 (0.77%) XSL
11 7 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 84 (9.28%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 18 (1.99%) Computer Science
3 18 (1.99%) Equities
3 18 (1.99%) PMI
3 18 (1.99%) User Experience
4 13 (1.44%) CESG
4 13 (1.44%) Hedge funds
4 13 (1.44%) Mobile App
4 13 (1.44%) NHS
5 12 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (1.10%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 8 (0.88%) Fintech
8 7 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 7 (0.77%) Derivative
8 7 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
8 7 (0.77%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (0.66%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 59 (6.52%) Windows
2 57 (6.30%) Unix
3 46 (5.08%) Linux
4 16 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.10%) Android
5 10 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (0.99%) Windows Vista
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.77%) Apple iOS
8 7 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.66%) AIX
9 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.33%) Solaris
11 2 (0.22%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.11%) HPUX
12 1 (0.11%) SUSE
12 1 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (47.96%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (21.55%) Business Analysis
3 174 (19.23%) Test Scripting
4 164 (18.12%) PRINCE2
5 162 (17.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 140 (15.47%) Scrum
7 135 (14.92%) Software Testing
8 123 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 119 (13.15%) Test Automation
10 116 (12.82%) Waterfall
11 104 (11.49%) ITIL
12 100 (11.05%) BDD
13 95 (10.50%) SDLC
13 95 (10.50%) Test Strategy
14 93 (10.28%) Project Management
15 86 (9.50%) Functional Testing
16 80 (8.84%) Defect Management
16 80 (8.84%) Test Management
17 78 (8.62%) Automated Testing
18 75 (8.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 166 (18.34%) SQL
2 110 (12.15%) Java
3 45 (4.97%) Python
4 31 (3.43%) C#
5 24 (2.65%) JavaScript
6 22 (2.43%) Ruby
7 19 (2.10%) C
8 18 (1.99%) Groovy
9 16 (1.77%) PL/SQL
10 12 (1.33%) F#
11 10 (1.10%) Perl
12 7 (0.77%) ActionScript
12 7 (0.77%) VB
12 7 (0.77%) VBScript
13 6 (0.66%) PHP
14 5 (0.55%) C++
15 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.44%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 356 (39.34%) ISTQB
2 155 (17.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 116 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 87 (9.61%) Degree
5 62 (6.85%) SC Cleared
6 40 (4.42%) IIBA
7 39 (4.31%) DV Cleared
8 37 (4.09%) CBAP
9 29 (3.20%) ISEB Practitioner
10 24 (2.65%) CISSP
11 22 (2.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (2.21%) PMI Certification
13 18 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 14 (1.55%) APMG
14 14 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 13 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
15 13 (1.44%) CITP
16 12 (1.33%) Chartered Engineer
17 11 (1.22%) CISA
18 10 (1.10%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (14.14%) QA
2 16 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.55%) PMO
5 11 (1.22%) GDPR
5 11 (1.22%) MiFID
6 8 (0.88%) SLA
7 6 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
8 5 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.44%) SEPA
10 3 (0.33%) EMIR
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 9000
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.22%) COBIT
11 2 (0.22%) SDET
11 2 (0.22%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.22%) TickIT
12 1 (0.11%) ISO20022
12 1 (0.11%) P3O
System Software
1 15 (1.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.88%) vSphere
4 5 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.55%) VirtualBox
5 4 (0.44%) Snort
5 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 36 (3.98%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.88%) SCCM
3 7 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (0.77%) vRealize
4 4 (0.44%) SCOM
5 3 (0.33%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (0.33%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (0.33%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.22%) Graphite
6 2 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.22%) Oozie
7 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.11%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.11%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.11%) Netcool
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 118 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 109 (12.04%) Oracle
3 70 (7.73%) HP
4 28 (3.09%) SAP
5 17 (1.88%) Sybase
6 15 (1.66%) VMware
7 12 (1.33%) Cisco
7 12 (1.33%) IBM
8 9 (0.99%) Adobe
9 8 (0.88%) Remedy
10 7 (0.77%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.66%) Fixnetix
12 5 (0.55%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.55%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.55%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.55%) Citrix
12 5 (0.55%) Juniper
12 5 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (0.55%) webMethods
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 1 hour ago
Worcestershire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £300 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Rullion
Posted: 19 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
networx
Rate: From £44,400 to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago