Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 280 238
Rank change year-on-year -26 -42 -46
Contract jobs citing ISEB 800 840 1,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.92% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.57% 4.88% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 515 779
England median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.67% +4.90%
10th Percentile £270 £250 £260
90th Percentile £573 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £383 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 9
England median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.59% -52.78% +90.68%
10th Percentile £23.68 £13.80 £13.30
90th Percentile £68.01 £44.98 £85.50
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £21.18
% change year-on-year +70.59% -19.72% +19.70%

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 17,522 17,197 20,655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.58% 18.84% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,387 10,472 12,882
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 811 743
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.87 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +5.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.97
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -74 220 £475 +8.57% 37
South East -17 194 £375 +7.14% 30
Midlands +12 131 £374 -11.54% 45
South West +3 114 £375 - 19
West Midlands +31 108 £375 -0.66% 32
North of England -38 80 £350 +5.26% 42
East of England +4 59 £400 +14.29% 11
North West -18 40 £383 +17.69% 19
Yorkshire -24 29 £350 - 19
East Midlands -15 22 £338 -28.00% 13
North East -1 11 £350 -6.67% 4
South Coast - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 431 (53.88%) ISTQB
2 368 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (34.25%) Test Automation
4 214 (26.75%) Java
5 210 (26.25%) Test Scripting
6 204 (25.50%) SQL
6 204 (25.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 189 (23.63%) Oracle
8 168 (21.00%) Finance
9 164 (20.50%) Selenium
10 151 (18.88%) Windows
11 138 (17.25%) Security Cleared
12 137 (17.13%) QA
13 121 (15.13%) JIRA
14 118 (14.75%) Scrum
15 117 (14.63%) XML
16 112 (14.00%) Test Strategy
17 106 (13.25%) Unix
18 103 (12.88%) Business Analysis
19 99 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
20 97 (12.13%) SC Cleared
21 96 (12.00%) Cucumber
22 95 (11.88%) Microsoft
23 94 (11.75%) Software Testing
23 94 (11.75%) SoapUI
24 93 (11.63%) SDLC
24 93 (11.63%) Customer Requirements
25 91 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
26 87 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
27 82 (10.25%) Waterfall

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 72 (9.00%) WebLogic
2 64 (8.00%) Confluence
3 19 (2.38%) CMS
4 13 (1.63%) Drupal
5 8 (1.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.38%) CICS
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.13%) Appian
10 1 (0.13%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.13%) Mule
Applications
1 51 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.50%) Microsoft Project
4 19 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 13 (1.63%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.13%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.25%) SAP FI-CA
1 10 (1.25%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.25%) BASE24
5 2 (0.25%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.13%) Lawson
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.13%) BrowserStack
4 8 (1.00%) Office 365
5 7 (0.88%) BlazeMeter
6 5 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 5 (0.63%) GitHub
6 5 (0.63%) Sauce Labs
6 5 (0.63%) Slack
7 3 (0.38%) Boomi
7 3 (0.38%) IaaS
7 3 (0.38%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.25%) PaaS
8 2 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.13%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.63%) Internet
2 12 (1.50%) SAN
3 10 (1.25%) VPN
4 8 (1.00%) MPLS
4 8 (1.00%) PuTTY
4 8 (1.00%) SMS
4 8 (1.00%) WinSCP
5 7 (0.88%) DHCP
5 7 (0.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.75%) DNS
6 6 (0.75%) LAN
6 6 (0.75%) MVNO
7 5 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.50%) Firewall
8 4 (0.50%) ISDN
8 4 (0.50%) PBX
8 4 (0.50%) SSL
8 4 (0.50%) VLAN
8 4 (0.50%) VoIP
8 4 (0.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.88%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.63%) Oracle Reports
3 18 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (1.88%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 10 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.25%) Pentaho
7 9 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.13%) Oracle OWB
7 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.88%) Big Data
8 7 (0.88%) DB2
8 7 (0.88%) Impala
9 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.63%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.50%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 164 (20.50%) Selenium
2 121 (15.13%) JIRA
3 96 (12.00%) Cucumber
4 94 (11.75%) SoapUI
5 56 (7.00%) JMeter
5 56 (7.00%) Toad
6 50 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 47 (5.88%) LoadRunner
8 39 (4.88%) WebDriver
9 30 (3.75%) SpecFlow
10 25 (3.13%) HP UFT
11 22 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
12 21 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
13 16 (2.00%) Visual Studio
14 15 (1.88%) Appium
14 15 (1.88%) Gatling
14 15 (1.88%) Git (software)
15 14 (1.75%) Zephyr
16 13 (1.63%) JBehave
17 9 (1.13%) JUnit
General
1 168 (21.00%) Finance
2 66 (8.25%) Banking
3 42 (5.25%) Retail
4 20 (2.50%) Legal
5 19 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.75%) Marketing
7 11 (1.38%) Law
7 11 (1.38%) Retail Banking
8 7 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
9 6 (0.75%) Front Office
10 5 (0.63%) Automotive
10 5 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 4 (0.50%) German Language
11 4 (0.50%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.38%) Electronics
12 3 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 426 (53.25%) Analyst
2 244 (30.50%) Test Analyst
3 133 (16.63%) Business Analyst
4 94 (11.75%) Tester
5 68 (8.50%) Test Manager
6 65 (8.13%) Test Engineer
7 31 (3.88%) Test Leader
8 27 (3.38%) Automation Test Analyst
9 25 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 21 (2.63%) Automation Tester
10 21 (2.63%) Test Automation Engineer
11 20 (2.50%) Project Manager
11 20 (2.50%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
12 19 (2.38%) Financial Analyst
12 19 (2.38%) PMO Analyst
13 18 (2.25%) Agile Test Analyst
14 15 (1.88%) Architect
14 15 (1.88%) Performance Tester
15 14 (1.75%) QA Analyst
16 13 (1.63%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (14.63%) XML
2 54 (6.75%) Web Services
3 48 (6.00%) .NET
4 42 (5.25%) SOAP
5 31 (3.88%) RESTful
6 29 (3.63%) HTML
7 12 (1.50%) REST
8 11 (1.38%) Gherkin
9 10 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
10 6 (0.75%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.75%) CSS
10 6 (0.75%) JSON
11 5 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.50%) Middleware
12 4 (0.50%) XSLT
13 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
13 3 (0.38%) Velocity
13 3 (0.38%) WebdriverIO
14 2 (0.25%) HTML5
14 2 (0.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 91 (11.38%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.25%) Management Information System
3 21 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 21 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 15 (1.88%) Mainframe
4 15 (1.88%) User Experience
5 14 (1.75%) NHS
6 13 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.38%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (1.13%) Data Centre
9 8 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (0.75%) Equities
11 4 (0.50%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.50%) Life Science
11 4 (0.50%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.38%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.38%) Reinsurance
13 2 (0.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 151 (18.88%) Windows
2 106 (13.25%) Unix
3 38 (4.75%) Linux
4 12 (1.50%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.38%) Android
6 10 (1.25%) Windows Server
7 8 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.75%) VME
10 5 (0.63%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 368 (46.00%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (34.25%) Test Automation
3 210 (26.25%) Test Scripting
4 118 (14.75%) Scrum
5 112 (14.00%) Test Strategy
6 103 (12.88%) Business Analysis
7 99 (12.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 94 (11.75%) Software Testing
9 93 (11.63%) Customer Requirements
9 93 (11.63%) SDLC
10 87 (10.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 82 (10.25%) Waterfall
12 78 (9.75%) BDD
13 77 (9.63%) Functional Testing
13 77 (9.63%) Project Management
13 77 (9.63%) User Stories
14 67 (8.38%) PRINCE2
15 62 (7.75%) API Testing
16 61 (7.63%) Integration Testing
16 61 (7.63%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 214 (26.75%) Java
2 204 (25.50%) SQL
3 57 (7.13%) C#
4 22 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.13%) VB
6 15 (1.88%) PL/SQL
7 14 (1.75%) Python
7 14 (1.75%) VBScript
8 10 (1.25%) F#
9 9 (1.13%) C
9 9 (1.13%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.00%) Perl
11 6 (0.75%) C++
11 6 (0.75%) Groovy
11 6 (0.75%) Ruby
12 5 (0.63%) PHP
13 4 (0.50%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.38%) COBOL
14 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.25%) REXX
Qualifications
1 431 (53.88%) ISTQB
2 204 (25.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 138 (17.25%) Security Cleared
4 97 (12.13%) SC Cleared
5 76 (9.50%) Degree
6 49 (6.13%) ISEB Practitioner
7 33 (4.13%) DV Cleared
8 24 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (1.88%) APMP
10 13 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 13 (1.63%) IIBA
11 12 (1.50%) CBAP
12 11 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 10 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.13%) PMI Certification
15 8 (1.00%) PMP
16 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.63%) Master's Degree
17 4 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
17 4 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (17.13%) QA
2 30 (3.75%) GDPR
3 29 (3.63%) PMO
4 10 (1.25%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.13%) WCAG
6 7 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.63%) GxP
7 5 (0.63%) SLA
8 4 (0.50%) MiFID
9 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.25%) IASME
11 1 (0.13%) EMIR
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 19770
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.13%) P3O
11 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 8 (1.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.00%) vSphere
2 7 (0.88%) Docker
3 4 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.38%) ACF2
4 3 (0.38%) RACF
5 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.25%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.13%) HDFS
6 1 (0.13%) IAG
Systems Management
1 46 (5.75%) HP ALM
2 39 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (1.13%) WMI
4 7 (0.88%) SCCM
5 3 (0.38%) vRealize
6 2 (0.25%) Control-M
6 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.25%) Puppet
6 2 (0.25%) SCOM
7 1 (0.13%) Ansible
7 1 (0.13%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.13%) Oozie
7 1 (0.13%) QRadar
Vendors
1 189 (23.63%) Oracle
2 95 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 79 (9.88%) webMethods
4 62 (7.75%) HP
5 51 (6.38%) SAP
6 13 (1.63%) VMware
7 12 (1.50%) Atlassian
8 10 (1.25%) Cisco
8 10 (1.25%) IBM
9 9 (1.13%) Niku
9 9 (1.13%) Software AG
10 8 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (0.75%) CheckPoint
11 6 (0.75%) LogRhythm
12 5 (0.63%) AppDynamics
12 5 (0.63%) New Relic
12 5 (0.63%) Veracode
13 4 (0.50%) Dynatrace
13 4 (0.50%) Salesforce.com
13 4 (0.50%) SevOne