The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 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)
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 46 49
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.72% 1.53% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.73% 8.33% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £325 £350 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -27.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £657
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 Essex.

Academic & Professional Certification
Essex
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 104 84 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 25.55% 18.38% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 47 54
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £825 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.91% +8.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £44.90 £35.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £150.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Southend-on-Sea - 7 £325 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 13 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
3 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (84.62%) JIRA
3 11 (84.62%) Selenium
3 11 (84.62%) LoadRunner
3 11 (84.62%) JMeter
4 10 (76.92%) SDLC
5 7 (53.85%) QA
6 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
6 6 (46.15%) TDD
6 6 (46.15%) Scrum
6 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
6 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (46.15%) BDD
7 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
7 5 (38.46%) Kanban
7 5 (38.46%) Confluence
7 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
7 5 (38.46%) Oracle
7 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
7 5 (38.46%) XML
8 4 (30.77%) C
8 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
8 4 (30.77%) User Stories
8 4 (30.77%) API Design
9 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
9 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 5 (38.46%) Confluence
1 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 11 (84.62%) JIRA
1 11 (84.62%) JMeter
1 11 (84.62%) LoadRunner
1 11 (84.62%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Tester
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Software Testing
2 11 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (76.92%) SDLC
4 6 (46.15%) BDD
4 6 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (46.15%) Performance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) Scrum
4 6 (46.15%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Kanban
6 4 (30.77%) API Design
6 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
6 4 (30.77%) User Stories
7 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
7 3 (23.08%) Test Management
7 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (7.69%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) HP