Period
to 24 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 24 July 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 218 181
Rank change year-on-year -11 -37 -31
Contract jobs citing ISEB 1036 1363 1549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.24% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.59% 5.78% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 969 1034
UK median daily rate £380 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £230
90th Percentile £513 £525 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +1.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 20 16
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £35.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.83% +31.48% +2.86%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.25 £15.13
90th Percentile £53.00 £175.00 £43.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £35.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.83% +29.09% -8.33%

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 18524 23591 22136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.48% 21.44% 19.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11364 14772 12871
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £588 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 947 827 1090
UK median hourly rate £29.92 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.04 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +9.76%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for ISEB in the UK

ISEB
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2017. 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
England -9 960 £400 +6.67% 136
UK excluding London -12 723 £355 +1.43% 116
London -52 302 £438 +4.48% 33
South East +11 257 £363 -3.01% 24
South West +44 138 £400 +6.67% 12
North of England +7 114 £325 -4.41% 41
Midlands -15 103 £350 - 17
North West +14 62 £295 -9.23% 24
West Midlands -20 61 £318 -6.62% 14
East of England -26 47 £350 -6.04% 9
Scotland -14 45 £350 +5.42% 4
East Midlands -13 38 £463 +18.59% 3
Yorkshire -19 36 £365 +4.29% 16
Wales -33 22 £310 -9.82% 5
North East +50 16 £325 -7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 with a requirement for ISEB.

1 449 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
2 426 (41.12%) ISTQB
3 289 (27.90%) Test Automation
4 267 (25.77%) Finance
5 210 (20.27%) Business Analysis
5 210 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 201 (19.40%) Test Scripting
7 168 (16.22%) SQL
8 166 (16.02%) Software Testing
9 163 (15.73%) JIRA
9 163 (15.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 146 (14.09%) Scrum
11 145 (14.00%) PRINCE2
12 140 (13.51%) Selenium
13 139 (13.42%) Waterfall
14 129 (12.45%) QA
15 125 (12.07%) HP
16 122 (11.78%) Security Cleared
17 121 (11.68%) Microsoft
18 119 (11.49%) ITIL
19 118 (11.39%) Test Strategy
20 111 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
21 106 (10.23%) Java
21 106 (10.23%) Degree
22 105 (10.14%) Banking
23 101 (9.75%) SDLC
24 100 (9.65%) User Stories
25 98 (9.46%) Defect Management
26 97 (9.36%) Retail
27 95 (9.17%) Test Management

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (5.50%) Confluence
2 29 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.25%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (0.87%) CMS
6 5 (0.48%) IIS
7 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.29%) Drupal
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.19%) Apache
9 2 (0.19%) SAS
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.097%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.097%) Documentum
10 1 (0.097%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.097%) WebLogic Integration
10 1 (0.097%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 39 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.097%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.39%) iTrent
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.29%) Actimize
4 3 (0.29%) Maximo
4 3 (0.29%) NetSuite
4 3 (0.29%) TRIRIGA
5 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.19%) Primavera
5 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.097%) RMDS
6 1 (0.097%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.097%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.35%) SaaS
3 12 (1.16%) GitHub
4 6 (0.58%) Office 365
5 4 (0.39%) PaaS
6 3 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.19%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.097%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.097%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.097%) G Suite
8 1 (0.097%) IaaS
8 1 (0.097%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.097%) Slack
8 1 (0.097%) Taleo
8 1 (0.097%) Trello
8 1 (0.097%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.64%) PuTTY
2 15 (1.45%) WinSCP
3 14 (1.35%) Internet
3 14 (1.35%) LAN
3 14 (1.35%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.35%) WAN
4 12 (1.16%) Firewall
4 12 (1.16%) LDAP
5 6 (0.58%) SSL
6 5 (0.48%) POP3
6 5 (0.48%) SMTP
6 5 (0.48%) VLAN
7 4 (0.39%) DHCP
7 4 (0.39%) DNS
7 4 (0.39%) IPv4
7 4 (0.39%) IPv6
7 4 (0.39%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.39%) SAN
7 4 (0.39%) SMS
7 4 (0.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (3.86%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (3.19%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.22%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (1.45%) Relational Database
6 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.97%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.87%) RDBMS
9 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (0.68%) Big Data
12 6 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.58%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.48%) DB2
13 5 (0.48%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 163 (15.73%) JIRA
2 140 (13.51%) Selenium
3 66 (6.37%) HP UFT
4 65 (6.27%) Cucumber
5 60 (5.79%) SoapUI
6 54 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (4.05%) Jenkins
8 36 (3.47%) WebDriver
9 35 (3.38%) LoadRunner
10 34 (3.28%) JMeter
11 25 (2.41%) SpecFlow
12 20 (1.93%) TeamCity
13 19 (1.83%) TestRail
14 18 (1.74%) LoadUI
15 16 (1.54%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (1.54%) Toad
16 14 (1.35%) Visual Studio
17 13 (1.25%) Eclipse
18 12 (1.16%) Git (software)
18 12 (1.16%) Vagrant
General
1 267 (25.77%) Finance
2 105 (10.14%) Banking
3 97 (9.36%) Retail
4 34 (3.28%) Retail Banking
4 34 (3.28%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.03%) Legal
6 15 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.45%) Marketing
6 15 (1.45%) Spanish Language
7 13 (1.25%) Back Office
7 13 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.87%) Law
8 9 (0.87%) Local Government
9 8 (0.77%) Games
9 8 (0.77%) Publishing
10 6 (0.58%) Automotive
11 5 (0.48%) Private Banking
12 4 (0.39%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 576 (55.60%) Analyst
2 268 (25.87%) Business Analyst
3 260 (25.10%) Test Analyst
4 118 (11.39%) Test Manager
5 104 (10.04%) Tester
6 72 (6.95%) Test Leader
7 68 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
8 46 (4.44%) Project Manager
9 37 (3.57%) Test Engineer
10 35 (3.38%) Senior Test Analyst
11 34 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
12 30 (2.90%) Financial Analyst
13 27 (2.61%) Agile Test Analyst
14 26 (2.51%) IT Analyst
14 26 (2.51%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (2.41%) Business IT Analyst
16 24 (2.32%) Automation Tester
16 24 (2.32%) Performance Analyst
16 24 (2.32%) Performance Test Analyst
17 23 (2.22%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (4.05%) Web Services
2 37 (3.57%) XML
3 36 (3.47%) .NET
4 17 (1.64%) SOAP
5 12 (1.16%) Gherkin
6 11 (1.06%) AngularJS
7 10 (0.97%) J2EE
8 9 (0.87%) HTML
8 9 (0.87%) Middleware
8 9 (0.87%) Spring
9 8 (0.77%) Hibernate
10 7 (0.68%) RESTful
11 6 (0.58%) HTML5
11 6 (0.58%) JSON
12 5 (0.48%) COM+
13 4 (0.39%) Node.js
13 4 (0.39%) REST
13 4 (0.39%) Struts
13 4 (0.39%) XSLT
14 3 (0.29%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 93 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 25 (2.41%) PMI
4 22 (2.12%) Mobile App
5 18 (1.74%) Equities
6 17 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.64%) User Experience
7 15 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.16%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.16%) NHS
9 8 (0.77%) Client/Server
9 8 (0.77%) Derivative
9 8 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (0.77%) Frameworx
10 7 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 7 (0.68%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.68%) STB
10 7 (0.68%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (0.48%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 85 (8.20%) Windows
2 50 (4.83%) Linux
3 39 (3.76%) Unix
4 16 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.25%) Android
6 13 (1.25%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.97%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.87%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.48%) AIX
12 1 (0.097%) HPUX
12 1 (0.097%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.097%) Solaris
12 1 (0.097%) SUSE
12 1 (0.097%) VMS
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.097%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (43.34%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (27.90%) Test Automation
3 210 (20.27%) Business Analysis
3 210 (20.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 201 (19.40%) Test Scripting
5 166 (16.02%) Software Testing
6 146 (14.09%) Scrum
7 145 (14.00%) PRINCE2
8 139 (13.42%) Waterfall
9 119 (11.49%) ITIL
10 118 (11.39%) Test Strategy
11 111 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
12 101 (9.75%) SDLC
13 100 (9.65%) User Stories
14 98 (9.46%) Defect Management
15 95 (9.17%) Test Management
16 93 (8.98%) Project Management
17 92 (8.88%) Functional Testing
18 91 (8.78%) Regression Testing
19 90 (8.69%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 168 (16.22%) SQL
2 106 (10.23%) Java
3 46 (4.44%) Python
4 43 (4.15%) C#
5 23 (2.22%) Ruby
6 19 (1.83%) Groovy
7 17 (1.64%) JavaScript
8 15 (1.45%) F#
8 15 (1.45%) PL/SQL
9 13 (1.25%) C
9 13 (1.25%) Perl
10 11 (1.06%) VB
10 11 (1.06%) VBScript
11 7 (0.68%) C++
11 7 (0.68%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.39%) PHP
13 4 (0.39%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.29%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 426 (41.12%) ISTQB
2 163 (15.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 122 (11.78%) Security Cleared
4 106 (10.23%) Degree
5 73 (7.05%) SC Cleared
6 41 (3.96%) IIBA
7 36 (3.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 35 (3.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 33 (3.19%) PMI Certification
10 32 (3.09%) CBAP
10 32 (3.09%) DV Cleared
11 21 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 20 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 14 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (1.25%) PMP
15 8 (0.77%) CISSP
16 7 (0.68%) CITP
17 6 (0.58%) CCAA
17 6 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
18 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (12.45%) QA
2 23 (2.22%) GDPR
3 16 (1.54%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.16%) MiFID
5 10 (0.97%) PMO
6 9 (0.87%) SLA
7 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 7 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 7 (0.68%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.58%) Dodd-Frank
9 5 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.39%) EMIR
10 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.29%) FATCA
11 3 (0.29%) IFRS
11 3 (0.29%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.29%) SEPA
11 3 (0.29%) TickIT
12 2 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (1.25%) Active Directory
1 13 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.06%) vSphere
3 9 (0.87%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.39%) XenApp
7 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.29%) XenServer
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
9 1 (0.097%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.097%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.097%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.097%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (7.82%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.97%) vRealize
3 8 (0.77%) SCCM
4 7 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.39%) SCOM
7 3 (0.29%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.097%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.097%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.097%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.097%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.097%) Graphite
8 1 (0.097%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.097%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.097%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.097%) Netcool
8 1 (0.097%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.097%) Puppet
8 1 (0.097%) QRadar
Vendors
1 125 (12.07%) HP
2 121 (11.68%) Microsoft
3 94 (9.07%) Oracle
4 36 (3.47%) SAP
5 21 (2.03%) VMware
6 18 (1.74%) Sybase
7 15 (1.45%) IBM
8 13 (1.25%) Citrix
8 13 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.16%) Cisco
10 11 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.97%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.87%) BMC
13 7 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (0.68%) Remedy
13 7 (0.68%) Snow
13 7 (0.68%) Workday
14 6 (0.58%) Adobe
14 6 (0.58%) Apple
14 6 (0.58%) Fixnetix
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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