Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 303 292
Rank change year-on-year -43 -11 -48
Contract jobs citing ISEB 519 821 839
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.68% 0.87% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 4.63% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 488 525
England median daily rate £425 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £256
90th Percentile £540 £546 £500
UK median daily rate £425 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +11.84% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 7
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +54.35% -38.67%
10th Percentile £28.43 £25.03 £13.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £68.01 £43.50
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £30.00 £18.41
% change year-on-year +41.67% +63.00% -33.07%

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 15,617 17,738 17,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.42% 18.78% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,627 10,508 10,842
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £605
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 849 815
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -0.48% -1.49%
10th Percentile £14.54 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.05 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.06 £26.25
% change year-on-year +39.66% -4.53% +0.96%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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
South East +8 148 £433 +13.82% 20
South West -20 102 £450 +20.00% 21
London -53 87 £450 -3.23% 8
North of England +33 85 £355 +1.43% 27
Midlands -20 59 £404 +10.68% 34
West Midlands -25 47 £415 +10.53% 18
Yorkshire +45 43 £350 - 11
East of England +12 37 £450 +5.88% 4
North West -6 25 £348 -4.14% 16
North East +18 17 £360 +10.77%
East Midlands +19 12 £360 +6.67% 16
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 281 (54.14%) ISTQB
2 262 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (40.46%) Test Automation
4 136 (26.20%) JIRA
5 127 (24.47%) Selenium
6 119 (22.93%) Test Scripting
7 117 (22.54%) SQL
8 113 (21.77%) Finance
9 112 (21.58%) Security Cleared
10 110 (21.19%) Oracle
11 100 (19.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 99 (19.08%) Java
12 99 (19.08%) Microsoft
13 97 (18.69%) QA
14 95 (18.30%) Cucumber
15 86 (16.57%) Software Testing
16 84 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 80 (15.41%) Business Analysis
18 79 (15.22%) Scrum
19 73 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
20 67 (12.91%) XML
21 66 (12.72%) Test Strategy
22 65 (12.52%) Public Sector
23 63 (12.14%) Waterfall
24 62 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
24 62 (11.95%) Windows
25 58 (11.18%) ISEB Practitioner
26 57 (10.98%) Performance Testing
26 57 (10.98%) Unix
27 56 (10.79%) Degree

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 54 (10.40%) Confluence
2 27 (5.20%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.12%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.96%) Apache
4 5 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.58%) CMS
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.39%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 53 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.43%) MS Visio
4 22 (4.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (4.24%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (2.12%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.19%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.19%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 14 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.77%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (0.77%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.77%) thinkFolio
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.39%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.13%) Azure
2 14 (2.70%) GitHub
3 9 (1.73%) AWS
4 7 (1.35%) Power Platform
5 6 (1.16%) SaaS
6 4 (0.77%) BrowserStack
6 4 (0.77%) IaaS
7 3 (0.58%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (0.58%) Office 365
8 2 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.39%) GCP
8 2 (0.39%) Serverless
9 1 (0.19%) BlazeMeter
9 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.19%) Trello
9 1 (0.19%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.96%) Internet
1 5 (0.96%) SAN
2 4 (0.77%) VPN
3 3 (0.58%) Intranet
3 3 (0.58%) PuTTY
3 3 (0.58%) WAN
3 3 (0.58%) WinSCP
3 3 (0.58%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.39%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (0.39%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (0.39%) DHCP
4 2 (0.39%) DNS
4 2 (0.39%) IP Telephony
4 2 (0.39%) ISDN
4 2 (0.39%) LAN
4 2 (0.39%) MPLS
4 2 (0.39%) PBX
4 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.39%) VLAN
4 2 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 17 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
3 17 (3.28%) Oracle OWB
4 16 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.93%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.35%) Power BI
7 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.96%) Big Data
9 4 (0.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.77%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.77%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.39%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.39%) Impala
Development Applications
1 136 (26.20%) JIRA
2 127 (24.47%) Selenium
3 95 (18.30%) Cucumber
4 50 (9.63%) Jenkins
5 39 (7.51%) JMeter
6 34 (6.55%) SoapUI
7 30 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 28 (5.39%) SpecFlow
9 24 (4.62%) Gatling
10 20 (3.85%) LoadRunner
10 20 (3.85%) WebDriver
11 12 (2.31%) HP UFT
11 12 (2.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.93%) Zephyr
13 8 (1.54%) Ant
13 8 (1.54%) Git (software)
14 6 (1.16%) JBehave
15 5 (0.96%) FitNesse
15 5 (0.96%) Maven
15 5 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 113 (21.77%) Finance
2 65 (12.52%) Public Sector
3 19 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.08%) Banking
5 14 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 13 (2.50%) Military
6 13 (2.50%) Retail
7 12 (2.31%) Front Office
8 10 (1.93%) Legal
9 8 (1.54%) Marketing
10 7 (1.35%) Back Office
11 4 (0.77%) Advertising
11 4 (0.77%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.58%) Electronics
12 3 (0.58%) Local Government
12 3 (0.58%) Police
12 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 255 (49.13%) Analyst
2 128 (24.66%) Test Analyst
3 101 (19.46%) Business Analyst
4 55 (10.60%) Tester
5 52 (10.02%) Test Engineer
6 46 (8.86%) Test Manager
7 38 (7.32%) Test Leader
8 22 (4.24%) QA Analyst
9 20 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
10 19 (3.66%) Automation Tester
11 16 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
11 16 (3.08%) Developer
11 16 (3.08%) PMO Analyst
11 16 (3.08%) Project Manager
12 15 (2.89%) IT Analyst
13 14 (2.70%) Business IT Analyst
13 14 (2.70%) Developer in Test
13 14 (2.70%) IT Business Analyst
14 12 (2.31%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
14 12 (2.31%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.91%) XML
2 27 (5.20%) HTML
2 27 (5.20%) Web Services
3 23 (4.43%) .NET
3 23 (4.43%) SOAP
4 15 (2.89%) CSS
5 13 (2.50%) Spring
6 11 (2.12%) RESTful
7 10 (1.93%) Gherkin
8 5 (0.96%) Hibernate
8 5 (0.96%) Node.js
8 5 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (0.77%) Kafka
9 4 (0.77%) REST
9 4 (0.77%) WSDL
9 4 (0.77%) XSD
10 3 (0.58%) J2EE
10 3 (0.58%) WebdriverIO
11 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
3 17 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.70%) User Experience
5 11 (2.12%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.93%) NHS
7 8 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.35%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.16%) CESG
10 5 (0.96%) EPoS
11 4 (0.77%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.77%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.77%) PMI
11 4 (0.77%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.77%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.58%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 62 (11.95%) Windows
2 57 (10.98%) Unix
3 21 (4.05%) Linux
4 13 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (0.96%) CentOS
6 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.39%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (50.48%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (40.46%) Test Automation
3 119 (22.93%) Test Scripting
4 86 (16.57%) Software Testing
5 84 (16.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 80 (15.41%) Business Analysis
7 79 (15.22%) Scrum
8 73 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 66 (12.72%) Test Strategy
10 63 (12.14%) Waterfall
11 57 (10.98%) Performance Testing
12 55 (10.60%) ITIL
13 54 (10.40%) Customer Requirements
13 54 (10.40%) Project Management
14 49 (9.44%) Migration
14 49 (9.44%) PRINCE2
14 49 (9.44%) SDLC
15 45 (8.67%) Regression Testing
16 44 (8.48%) Defect Management
17 43 (8.29%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (22.54%) SQL
2 99 (19.08%) Java
3 40 (7.71%) JavaScript
4 32 (6.17%) C#
5 13 (2.50%) C
5 13 (2.50%) Python
6 8 (1.54%) Ruby
7 7 (1.35%) Java 8
8 6 (1.16%) VB
9 5 (0.96%) C++
9 5 (0.96%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.58%) F#
10 3 (0.58%) Groovy
11 2 (0.39%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.19%) PHP
12 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 281 (54.14%) ISTQB
2 112 (21.58%) Security Cleared
3 100 (19.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 58 (11.18%) ISEB Practitioner
5 56 (10.79%) Degree
5 56 (10.79%) SC Cleared
6 53 (10.21%) DV Cleared
7 16 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 15 (2.89%) IIBA
9 10 (1.93%) APMP
10 8 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.54%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.35%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 7 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 6 (1.16%) CESG Certified Professional
13 5 (0.96%) CBAP
14 4 (0.77%) PMP
15 3 (0.58%) CISSP
15 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
15 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (18.69%) QA
2 21 (4.05%) PMO
3 8 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.54%) SLA
4 7 (1.35%) GDPR
5 6 (1.16%) ISO 31000
5 6 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 5 (0.96%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.19%) P3O
7 1 (0.19%) PMBOK
System Software
1 23 (4.43%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.08%) vSphere
3 8 (1.54%) Docker
4 7 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.39%) NDS
Systems Management
1 62 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (5.59%) HP ALM
3 13 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (1.35%) SCCM
5 6 (1.16%) NetIQ Identity Manager
6 5 (0.96%) Ansible
6 5 (0.96%) SCOM
7 4 (0.77%) Kibana
7 4 (0.77%) Terraform
8 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.19%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.19%) Nagios
Vendors
1 110 (21.19%) Oracle
2 99 (19.08%) Microsoft
3 53 (10.21%) HP
4 23 (4.43%) SAP
5 14 (2.70%) webMethods
6 10 (1.93%) IBM
6 10 (1.93%) Niku
7 9 (1.73%) CheckPoint
7 9 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (1.73%) VMware
8 8 (1.54%) Remedy
9 7 (1.35%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.35%) Snow
10 6 (1.16%) NetIQ
11 5 (0.96%) Cisco
12 4 (0.77%) Adobe
12 4 (0.77%) Charles River
12 4 (0.77%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.77%) Sparx
13 3 (0.58%) Atlassian