Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 327 235 220
Rank change year-on-year -92 -15 -25
Contract jobs citing ISEB 697 924 1,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.10% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 5.43% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 632 863
England median daily rate £400 £376 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% -0.99% +4.11%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £600 £519 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 20 10
England median hourly rate £63.42 £44.13 £47.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.72% -6.61% +57.50%
10th Percentile £25.10 £17.00 £32.63
90th Percentile £71.93 £53.00 £188.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £43.25 £39.15
% change year-on-year -65.32% +10.49% +34.98%

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 17,289 17,017 20,956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.89% 20.17% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,318 10,467 13,234
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 781 860 739
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +24.44%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.23
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.30
UK median hourly rate £24.56 £30.00 £30.21
% change year-on-year -18.13% -0.68% +34.24%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -95 226 £490 +15.29% 31
South East -80 158 £375 +3.45% 32
Midlands -19 101 £375 +7.14% 16
North of England -48 84 £330 +1.54% 53
South West -45 77 £375 -6.25% 17
West Midlands -3 76 £375 +15.38% 13
East of England +5 52 £400 +14.29% 10
Yorkshire -25 32 £400 +14.29% 23
North West -43 32 £330 +11.86% 25
East Midlands -13 24 £350 -22.22% 3
North East +12 22 £330 +1.54% 5
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 330 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 304 (43.62%) ISTQB
3 192 (27.55%) Test Automation
4 156 (22.38%) Finance
5 154 (22.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 146 (20.95%) Business Analysis
7 134 (19.23%) Selenium
8 131 (18.79%) Java
9 130 (18.65%) Test Scripting
10 124 (17.79%) Security Cleared
11 122 (17.50%) Scrum
12 121 (17.36%) Waterfall
13 119 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
14 107 (15.35%) Test Strategy
15 105 (15.06%) Project Management
16 100 (14.35%) SQL
16 100 (14.35%) Software Testing
17 99 (14.20%) Oracle
18 95 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
19 93 (13.34%) Microsoft
20 91 (13.06%) QA
21 89 (12.77%) PRINCE2
21 89 (12.77%) Windows
21 89 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
22 83 (11.91%) JIRA
23 75 (10.76%) SC Cleared
23 75 (10.76%) HP
24 73 (10.47%) Functional Testing
25 70 (10.04%) System Integration Testing
25 70 (10.04%) 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 31 (4.45%) Confluence
2 29 (4.16%) WebLogic
3 17 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 5 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.57%) Apache
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (0.57%) SAS
5 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.57%) WebLogic Integration
6 3 (0.43%) CMS
6 3 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.14%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.14%) CICS
8 1 (0.14%) Documentum
Applications
1 58 (8.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 58 (8.32%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (5.31%) Microsoft Project
3 14 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.29%) FastStats
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.29%) Unica
5 1 (0.14%) BASE24
5 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.14%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.87%) Office 365
3 11 (1.58%) SaaS
4 10 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (1.00%) IaaS
6 6 (0.86%) BrowserStack
6 6 (0.86%) Slack
7 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (0.57%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (0.57%) GitHub
7 4 (0.57%) PaaS
8 3 (0.43%) Google Play
9 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.29%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.30%) PuTTY
2 22 (3.16%) WinSCP
3 19 (2.73%) Internet
4 9 (1.29%) SMS
5 6 (0.86%) LAN
6 5 (0.72%) DNS
6 5 (0.72%) FTP
6 5 (0.72%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.57%) 3G
7 4 (0.57%) Firewall
7 4 (0.57%) Intranet
7 4 (0.57%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.57%) WLAN
8 3 (0.43%) 2G
8 3 (0.43%) 4G
8 3 (0.43%) GSM
8 3 (0.43%) SCCP
8 3 (0.43%) UMTS
8 3 (0.43%) VoIP
8 3 (0.43%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.88%) Oracle Database
3 25 (3.59%) Oracle Database 10g
4 22 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 22 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
5 17 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.58%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (1.00%) Impala
8 7 (1.00%) Pentaho
9 6 (0.86%) Big Data
10 5 (0.72%) Power BI
10 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
11 4 (0.57%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.57%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 134 (19.23%) Selenium
2 83 (11.91%) JIRA
3 62 (8.90%) Cucumber
4 56 (8.03%) SoapUI
5 42 (6.03%) LoadRunner
6 34 (4.88%) HP UFT
6 34 (4.88%) SpecFlow
7 31 (4.45%) JMeter
8 28 (4.02%) Jenkins
9 26 (3.73%) TestNG
10 25 (3.59%) Oracle APEX
11 23 (3.30%) WebDriver
12 22 (3.16%) Ant
12 22 (3.16%) Eclipse
12 22 (3.16%) Toad
13 19 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (1.72%) Git (software)
15 11 (1.58%) Visual Studio
16 10 (1.43%) Zephyr
17 8 (1.15%) JUnit
General
1 156 (22.38%) Finance
2 53 (7.60%) Banking
3 50 (7.17%) Retail
4 30 (4.30%) Legal
5 27 (3.87%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.15%) Law
6 15 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (1.87%) Retail Banking
8 11 (1.58%) Marketing
9 8 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 7 (1.00%) Automotive
11 6 (0.86%) Advertising
12 5 (0.72%) Military
13 4 (0.57%) Electronics
14 3 (0.43%) Back Office
14 3 (0.43%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.43%) Private Banking
15 2 (0.29%) Front Office
16 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 394 (56.53%) Analyst
2 194 (27.83%) Test Analyst
3 169 (24.25%) Business Analyst
4 56 (8.03%) Tester
5 53 (7.60%) Test Manager
6 51 (7.32%) Test Leader
7 44 (6.31%) Test Engineer
8 38 (5.45%) Project Manager
9 26 (3.73%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (3.30%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (2.87%) Test Automation Engineer
12 17 (2.44%) Automation Tester
13 16 (2.30%) Financial Analyst
14 15 (2.15%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
14 15 (2.15%) Senior Business Analyst
15 14 (2.01%) Banking Analyst
15 14 (2.01%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
16 13 (1.87%) Consultant
16 13 (1.87%) IT Business Analyst
16 13 (1.87%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.60%) XML
2 46 (6.60%) .NET
3 39 (5.60%) Web Services
4 16 (2.30%) SOAP
5 13 (1.87%) RESTful
6 8 (1.15%) Gherkin
7 6 (0.86%) JSON
8 5 (0.72%) HTML
8 5 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.72%) REST
9 3 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.43%) WebdriverIO
9 3 (0.43%) XSL
10 2 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.29%) Velocity
11 1 (0.14%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.14%) Chai
11 1 (0.14%) HTML5
11 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 89 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.44%) PMI
4 15 (2.15%) User Experience
5 13 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.58%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (1.43%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
10 7 (1.00%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.00%) NHS
11 5 (0.72%) CCTV
11 5 (0.72%) PKI
12 4 (0.57%) Derivative
12 4 (0.57%) Equities
12 4 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.57%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 89 (12.77%) Windows
2 48 (6.89%) Linux
3 44 (6.31%) Unix
4 25 (3.59%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.44%) Windows 10
8 9 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 8 (1.15%) Android
10 4 (0.57%) HPUX
10 4 (0.57%) SUSE
11 3 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.43%) VME
11 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (47.35%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (27.55%) Test Automation
3 146 (20.95%) Business Analysis
4 130 (18.65%) Test Scripting
5 122 (17.50%) Scrum
6 121 (17.36%) Waterfall
7 119 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 107 (15.35%) Test Strategy
9 105 (15.06%) Project Management
10 100 (14.35%) Software Testing
11 95 (13.63%) Stakeholder Management
12 89 (12.77%) PRINCE2
13 73 (10.47%) Functional Testing
14 70 (10.04%) System Integration Testing
15 61 (8.75%) Defect Management
16 60 (8.61%) BDD
17 54 (7.75%) SDLC
18 52 (7.46%) ITIL
18 52 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
19 51 (7.32%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (18.79%) Java
2 100 (14.35%) SQL
3 32 (4.59%) C#
4 21 (3.01%) F#
5 15 (2.15%) C
6 13 (1.87%) Python
7 12 (1.72%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.00%) C++
8 7 (1.00%) Ruby
9 6 (0.86%) T-SQL
10 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.72%) Perl
10 5 (0.72%) VB
10 5 (0.72%) VBScript
11 4 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
11 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.43%) Groovy
13 2 (0.29%) COBOL
13 2 (0.29%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 304 (43.62%) ISTQB
2 154 (22.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 124 (17.79%) Security Cleared
4 75 (10.76%) SC Cleared
5 70 (10.04%) Degree
6 65 (9.33%) ISEB Practitioner
7 39 (5.60%) DV Cleared
8 28 (4.02%) CBAP
9 26 (3.73%) PMI Certification
10 25 (3.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 17 (2.44%) IIBA
12 13 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 9 (1.29%) PMP
14 8 (1.15%) APMP
14 8 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 6 (0.86%) Master's Degree
16 3 (0.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (13.06%) QA
2 44 (6.31%) GDPR
3 21 (3.01%) PMO
4 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.72%) MiFID
5 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.43%) EMIR
6 3 (0.43%) SLA
7 2 (0.29%) WCAG
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (3.01%) vSphere
2 7 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.29%) ACF2
4 2 (0.29%) Docker
4 2 (0.29%) RACF
4 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.29%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.14%) Firmware
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 58 (8.32%) HP ALM
2 45 (6.46%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (0.86%) vRealize
4 5 (0.72%) SCCM
5 3 (0.43%) SCOM
6 2 (0.29%) Control-M
6 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.29%) Nessus
7 1 (0.14%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.14%) Endace
7 1 (0.14%) Oozie
7 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (14.20%) Oracle
2 93 (13.34%) Microsoft
3 75 (10.76%) HP
4 47 (6.74%) webMethods
5 26 (3.73%) SAP
5 26 (3.73%) VMware
6 23 (3.30%) Software AG
7 22 (3.16%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.43%) Capita
9 9 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.15%) Niku
11 6 (0.86%) Cisco
11 6 (0.86%) Google
11 6 (0.86%) IBM
11 6 (0.86%) MuleSoft
11 6 (0.86%) New Relic
12 5 (0.72%) Adobe
12 5 (0.72%) Informatica
13 4 (0.57%) CheckPoint
13 4 (0.57%) Citrix