Period
to 22 August 2019

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 6 months to 22 August 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)
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 66 99
Rank change year-on-year +10 +33 -26
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 41 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.66% 4.18% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.40% 17.83% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 13
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.96% -12.00%
10th Percentile £387 £350 £309
90th Percentile £540 £600 £373
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £43.25

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 209 230 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 27.36% 23.45% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 123 93
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +33.33%
10th Percentile £296 £239 £265
90th Percentile £575 £613 £557
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £389
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.11% +3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 13
Essex median hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +36.36% -6.65%
10th Percentile £30.00 £21.10 £17.36
90th Percentile £41.65 £58.25 £45.80
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.39
% change year-on-year +2.94% -16.61% -25.71%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Essex over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 August 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
Southend-on-Sea +6 20 £450 -8.16%
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 19 (67.86%) ISTQB
2 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 16 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
4 14 (50.00%) Confluence
4 14 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 14 (50.00%) QA
4 14 (50.00%) Java
4 14 (50.00%) Unix
5 13 (46.43%) TDD
5 13 (46.43%) BDD
5 13 (46.43%) JIRA
6 10 (35.71%) Microservices
7 9 (32.14%) Ansible
7 9 (32.14%) Terraform
7 9 (32.14%) Java 8
7 9 (32.14%) Project Planning
7 9 (32.14%) Oracle OWB
7 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (32.14%) Spring
8 8 (28.57%) Selenium
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
8 8 (28.57%) Service Management
8 8 (28.57%) Public Sector
9 7 (25.00%) Public Cloud
9 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
9 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
9 7 (25.00%) ITSM

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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 14 (50.00%) Confluence
2 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) AWS
2 1 (3.57%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (14.29%) Impala
2 4 (14.29%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (46.43%) JIRA
2 8 (28.57%) Selenium
3 7 (25.00%) SoapUI
4 6 (21.43%) JMeter
5 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner
6 4 (14.29%) Toad
7 3 (10.71%) Zephyr
8 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
8 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
9 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
9 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
9 1 (3.57%) LoadUI
General
1 8 (28.57%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Analyst
1 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 7 (25.00%) Implementation Manager
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) QA Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Senior QA Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Agile Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Spring
2 4 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (17.86%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (21.43%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 13 (46.43%) BDD
3 13 (46.43%) TDD
4 10 (35.71%) Microservices
5 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) Project Planning
6 8 (28.57%) Service Management
7 7 (25.00%) Change Management
7 7 (25.00%) ITIL
7 7 (25.00%) ITSM
7 7 (25.00%) Release Management
7 7 (25.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
9 5 (17.86%) Decision-Making
9 5 (17.86%) Functional Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
9 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (32.14%) Java 8
4 3 (10.71%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) ISTQB
2 14 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Ansible
1 9 (32.14%) Terraform
2 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Oracle
2 7 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.71%) webMethods
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft