Period
to 24 March 2019

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 24 March 2019 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
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 336 320 237
Rank change year-on-year -16 -83 -39
Contract jobs citing ISEB 676 737 944
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.77% 0.79% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.91% 4.11% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 478 658
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £236
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
England median hourly rate £44.00 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £21.23 £17.29 £27.25
90th Percentile £53.00 £62.22 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £36.00 £13.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +166.67% -64.00% -11.33%

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 17,279 17,940 17,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.58% 19.13% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,408 10,873 11,147
England median daily rate £461 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 820 857
England median hourly rate £29.90 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.60% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% -3.08%

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -46 181 £463 +2.78% 12
South East -2 158 £409 +4.81% 6
North of England +13 103 £338 +2.27% 13
Midlands +14 99 £353 -7.90% 11
South West 0 94 £355 +1.43% 10
West Midlands -9 87 £350 -6.67% 9
East of England -4 41 £400 -
North West +17 35 £338 +3.85% 4
Yorkshire +12 34 £350 -9.68% 6
North East +8 34 £325 -2.62% 3
East Midlands +17 9 £350 -22.22% 2
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 397 (58.73%) ISTQB
2 383 (56.66%) Agile Software Development
3 256 (37.87%) Test Automation
4 193 (28.55%) SQL
5 175 (25.89%) JIRA
6 170 (25.15%) Test Scripting
7 138 (20.41%) Finance
7 138 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 135 (19.97%) Microsoft
9 132 (19.53%) Oracle
10 125 (18.49%) Selenium
11 120 (17.75%) Test Strategy
12 119 (17.60%) Java
13 113 (16.72%) QA
14 110 (16.27%) Waterfall
15 108 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 105 (15.53%) Scrum
17 101 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 93 (13.76%) SDLC
19 90 (13.31%) Windows
20 88 (13.02%) Software Testing
20 88 (13.02%) Functional Testing
21 85 (12.57%) Unix
22 81 (11.98%) Security Cleared
22 81 (11.98%) Cucumber
23 80 (11.83%) Business Analysis
23 80 (11.83%) Degree
24 77 (11.39%) User Stories
25 75 (11.09%) Regression Testing
26 73 (10.80%) 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 72 (10.65%) Confluence
2 50 (7.40%) WebLogic
3 30 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.89%) CMS
5 5 (0.74%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.44%) SAS
7 2 (0.30%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 49 (7.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (5.62%) Microsoft Project
3 36 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
4 25 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 7 (1.04%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 24 (3.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.63%) SAP CRM
3 5 (0.74%) SAP FI-CA
3 5 (0.74%) SAP Hybris
3 5 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.30%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.30%) Lawson
4 2 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.15%) BASE24
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP MRS
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 39 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.18%) GitHub
3 8 (1.18%) Office 365
4 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.74%) Azure Functions
5 5 (0.74%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
5 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.74%) Serverless
6 4 (0.59%) DigitalOcean
6 4 (0.59%) SaaS
7 3 (0.44%) Akamai
7 3 (0.44%) BlazeMeter
7 3 (0.44%) BrowserStack
7 3 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.44%) Slack
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.30%) PaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.40%) Internet
2 6 (0.89%) Firewall
2 6 (0.89%) HTTP
2 6 (0.89%) LAN
2 6 (0.89%) MPLS
2 6 (0.89%) WAN
3 5 (0.74%) SSL
4 4 (0.59%) MVNO
4 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.59%) Unified Communications
4 4 (0.59%) VPN
5 3 (0.44%) DHCP
5 3 (0.44%) DNS
5 3 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (0.30%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.30%) FTP
6 2 (0.30%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.30%) PBX
6 2 (0.30%) SDH
6 2 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.85%) Oracle OWB
2 25 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
3 23 (3.40%) Oracle Reports
4 19 (2.81%) Pentaho
5 14 (2.07%) Impala
6 13 (1.92%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.89%) Big Data
10 5 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 5 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.74%) Power BI
11 4 (0.59%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.44%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.44%) MySQL
12 3 (0.44%) Snowflake Schema
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 175 (25.89%) JIRA
2 125 (18.49%) Selenium
3 81 (11.98%) Cucumber
4 62 (9.17%) SoapUI
5 41 (6.07%) JMeter
6 40 (5.92%) LoadRunner
7 35 (5.18%) Jenkins
8 30 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (3.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 24 (3.55%) Bitbucket
11 23 (3.40%) Toad
12 20 (2.96%) SpecFlow
13 19 (2.81%) Gatling
14 17 (2.51%) Visual Studio
15 14 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
16 12 (1.78%) WebDriver
17 11 (1.63%) Git (software)
18 10 (1.48%) TestRail
19 9 (1.33%) HP UFT
19 9 (1.33%) TeamCity
General
1 138 (20.41%) Finance
2 47 (6.95%) Retail
3 46 (6.80%) Banking
4 21 (3.11%) Legal
5 20 (2.96%) Marketing
5 20 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.18%) Front Office
7 6 (0.89%) Billing
7 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.74%) International Banking
9 4 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.59%) Law
9 4 (0.59%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
10 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.15%) Automotive
12 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 387 (57.25%) Analyst
2 234 (34.62%) Test Analyst
3 114 (16.86%) Business Analyst
4 75 (11.09%) Test Manager
5 64 (9.47%) Tester
6 53 (7.84%) Test Engineer
7 41 (6.07%) Test Leader
8 36 (5.33%) SAP Analyst
9 35 (5.18%) SAP Test Analyst
10 33 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
11 23 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
12 22 (3.25%) CRM Analyst
12 22 (3.25%) SAP Functional Analyst
13 21 (3.11%) QA Analyst
13 21 (3.11%) SQL Analyst
13 21 (3.11%) Web Analyst
14 20 (2.96%) Agile Business Analyst
15 19 (2.81%) Automation Test Analyst
16 17 (2.51%) PMO Analyst
17 16 (2.37%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (10.65%) XML
2 41 (6.07%) Web Services
3 32 (4.73%) .NET
4 29 (4.29%) SOAP
5 18 (2.66%) RESTful
6 15 (2.22%) Gherkin
6 15 (2.22%) HTML
7 11 (1.63%) JSON
7 11 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
8 10 (1.48%) REST
9 9 (1.33%) J2EE
10 8 (1.18%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.74%) XSLT
12 4 (0.59%) Spring
13 3 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
14 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
14 2 (0.30%) GraphQL
14 2 (0.30%) React
14 2 (0.30%) React Native
14 2 (0.30%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.40%) Client/Server
3 15 (2.22%) User Experience
4 12 (1.78%) Management Information System
4 12 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.33%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.04%) NHS
7 7 (1.04%) Smart Meter
8 6 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
8 6 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 6 (0.89%) PMI
8 6 (0.89%) Wiki
9 5 (0.74%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.59%) Bitcoin
10 4 (0.59%) Fintech
10 4 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.59%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.44%) Derivative
11 3 (0.44%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.31%) Windows
2 85 (12.57%) Unix
3 46 (6.80%) Linux
4 11 (1.63%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.59%) Android
5 4 (0.59%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.15%) CentOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 383 (56.66%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (37.87%) Test Automation
3 170 (25.15%) Test Scripting
4 120 (17.75%) Test Strategy
5 110 (16.27%) Waterfall
6 108 (15.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 105 (15.53%) Scrum
8 101 (14.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 93 (13.76%) SDLC
10 88 (13.02%) Functional Testing
10 88 (13.02%) Software Testing
11 80 (11.83%) Business Analysis
12 77 (11.39%) User Stories
13 75 (11.09%) Regression Testing
14 73 (10.80%) Defect Management
15 72 (10.65%) Test Management
16 66 (9.76%) Customer Requirements
17 61 (9.02%) Project Management
18 60 (8.88%) CRM
18 60 (8.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 193 (28.55%) SQL
2 119 (17.60%) Java
3 30 (4.44%) JavaScript
4 28 (4.14%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.22%) C#
6 12 (1.78%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.78%) Shell Script
7 11 (1.63%) Python
7 11 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.04%) VBScript
9 5 (0.74%) Ruby
10 4 (0.59%) C
10 4 (0.59%) C++
10 4 (0.59%) PHP
11 2 (0.30%) Groovy
11 2 (0.30%) Java 8
11 2 (0.30%) VB
12 1 (0.15%) ABAP
12 1 (0.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 397 (58.73%) ISTQB
2 138 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 81 (11.98%) Security Cleared
4 80 (11.83%) Degree
5 50 (7.40%) SC Cleared
6 38 (5.62%) ISEB Practitioner
7 29 (4.29%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (2.66%) IIBA
10 12 (1.78%) CBAP
11 11 (1.63%) Master's Degree
12 10 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (1.33%) MCSE
13 9 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (1.18%) APMP
14 8 (1.18%) PMI Certification
15 7 (1.04%) MCITP
16 4 (0.59%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 113 (16.72%) QA
2 20 (2.96%) PMO
3 18 (2.66%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.63%) GDPR
5 8 (1.18%) SLA
6 5 (0.74%) PSD2
7 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.30%) IASME
10 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.15%) EMIR
10 1 (0.15%) GAMP
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 21 (3.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.78%) Docker
3 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (5.03%) HP Quality Center
2 32 (4.73%) HP ALM
3 5 (0.74%) Ansible
4 4 (0.59%) Kibana
5 2 (0.30%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.30%) SCCM
6 1 (0.15%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.15%) EnCase
6 1 (0.15%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Puppet
6 1 (0.15%) SCOM
6 1 (0.15%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 135 (19.97%) Microsoft
2 132 (19.53%) Oracle
3 65 (9.62%) SAP
4 60 (8.88%) HP
5 36 (5.33%) webMethods
6 17 (2.51%) Cisco
6 17 (2.51%) IBM
7 12 (1.78%) hybris
8 11 (1.63%) CheckPoint
9 10 (1.48%) Citrix
9 10 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.33%) VMware
11 8 (1.18%) BEA
12 7 (1.04%) Niku
13 5 (0.74%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.74%) Cognos
14 4 (0.59%) Charles River
14 4 (0.59%) Guidewire
14 4 (0.59%) Informatica
15 3 (0.44%) New Relic