Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 218 186
Rank change year-on-year -7 -32 -39
Contract jobs citing ISEB 1060 1357 1517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.23% 1.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.69% 5.75% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 968 1010
UK median daily rate £385 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £250 £262 £230
90th Percentile £513 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 16
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.57% +29.63% -12.20%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.25 £15.13
90th Percentile £53.00 £175.00 £43.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.57% +27.27% -10.57%

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 18627 23585 21911
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.56% 21.43% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11444 14745 12712
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +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 954 840 1089
UK median hourly rate £29.96 £28.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +24.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.11 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.03 £50.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +24.44% +12.50%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -8 969 £400 +6.67% 141
UK excluding London -2 741 £363 +3.57% 112
London -44 307 £425 +0.89% 37
South East +23 256 £363 -2.68% 24
South West +46 138 £400 +10.34% 11
North of England -1 116 £325 -4.41% 42
Midlands -31 103 £356 +1.79% 18
North West +13 64 £295 -9.23% 25
West Midlands -23 60 £310 -8.82% 14
East of England -22 47 £356 -4.36% 9
Scotland +6 45 £350 +2.64% 2
East Midlands -4 38 £463 +17.09% 4
Wales -12 37 £345 +2.22% 1
Yorkshire -14 36 £375 +7.14% 16
North East +41 16 £325 -7.14% 1

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 457 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
2 438 (41.32%) ISTQB
3 290 (27.36%) Test Automation
4 276 (26.04%) Finance
5 228 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 218 (20.57%) Business Analysis
7 214 (20.19%) Test Scripting
8 173 (16.32%) SQL
9 166 (15.66%) JIRA
9 166 (15.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 165 (15.57%) Software Testing
11 153 (14.43%) PRINCE2
12 150 (14.15%) Scrum
13 141 (13.30%) Selenium
14 139 (13.11%) Waterfall
15 131 (12.36%) QA
16 130 (12.26%) Microsoft
17 126 (11.89%) Security Cleared
18 124 (11.70%) ITIL
19 123 (11.60%) HP
20 120 (11.32%) Test Strategy
21 116 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
22 108 (10.19%) Degree
23 107 (10.09%) Banking
23 107 (10.09%) Java
24 101 (9.53%) User Stories
24 101 (9.53%) SDLC
25 98 (9.25%) Defect Management
25 98 (9.25%) Retail
26 97 (9.15%) Analytical Skills

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 58 (5.47%) Confluence
2 29 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.23%) WebLogic
4 11 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.94%) CMS
6 5 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (0.47%) IIS
7 4 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.28%) Drupal
8 3 (0.28%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.28%) SAS
8 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.19%) Apache
9 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.19%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.19%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.094%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.094%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.094%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.094%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 48 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.49%) MS Visio
3 30 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.094%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 16 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.38%) iTrent
4 4 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.28%) Actimize
5 3 (0.28%) Maximo
6 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.19%) Primavera
6 2 (0.19%) TRIRIGA
6 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.094%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.094%) Sonata
7 1 (0.094%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (1.32%) SaaS
3 12 (1.13%) GitHub
4 6 (0.57%) Office 365
5 4 (0.38%) PaaS
6 3 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.19%) BrowserStack
7 2 (0.19%) G Suite
7 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.094%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.094%) IaaS
8 1 (0.094%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.094%) Slack
8 1 (0.094%) Taleo
8 1 (0.094%) Trello
8 1 (0.094%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.60%) PuTTY
2 15 (1.42%) WinSCP
3 14 (1.32%) Internet
3 14 (1.32%) LAN
3 14 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 14 (1.32%) WAN
4 12 (1.13%) Firewall
4 12 (1.13%) LDAP
5 6 (0.57%) SSL
6 5 (0.47%) POP3
6 5 (0.47%) SMTP
6 5 (0.47%) VLAN
7 4 (0.38%) DHCP
7 4 (0.38%) DNS
7 4 (0.38%) IPv4
7 4 (0.38%) IPv6
7 4 (0.38%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (0.38%) SAN
7 4 (0.38%) SMS
7 4 (0.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.06%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 23 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 16 (1.51%) Relational Database
6 15 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 14 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (0.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
10 9 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.66%) Big Data
12 6 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
12 6 (0.57%) SAP BW
13 5 (0.47%) DB2
13 5 (0.47%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 166 (15.66%) JIRA
2 141 (13.30%) Selenium
3 66 (6.23%) Cucumber
4 65 (6.13%) HP UFT
5 58 (5.47%) SoapUI
6 53 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 42 (3.96%) Jenkins
8 36 (3.40%) WebDriver
9 35 (3.30%) LoadRunner
10 32 (3.02%) JMeter
11 25 (2.36%) SpecFlow
12 20 (1.89%) TeamCity
12 20 (1.89%) TestRail
13 16 (1.51%) LoadUI
13 16 (1.51%) Oracle APEX
13 16 (1.51%) Toad
14 13 (1.23%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.23%) Visual Studio
15 12 (1.13%) Git (software)
15 12 (1.13%) Vagrant
General
1 276 (26.04%) Finance
2 107 (10.09%) Banking
3 98 (9.25%) Retail
4 35 (3.30%) Retail Banking
5 34 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.98%) Legal
7 15 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.42%) Marketing
7 15 (1.42%) Spanish Language
8 13 (1.23%) Back Office
8 13 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.85%) Law
9 9 (0.85%) Local Government
10 8 (0.75%) Games
10 8 (0.75%) Publishing
11 6 (0.57%) Automotive
12 5 (0.47%) Private Banking
13 4 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 4 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 585 (55.19%) Analyst
2 274 (25.85%) Business Analyst
3 261 (24.62%) Test Analyst
4 122 (11.51%) Test Manager
5 107 (10.09%) Tester
6 72 (6.79%) Test Leader
7 68 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
8 46 (4.34%) Project Manager
9 38 (3.58%) Test Engineer
10 35 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
11 34 (3.21%) Automation Test Analyst
12 30 (2.83%) Financial Analyst
13 27 (2.55%) Agile Test Analyst
14 26 (2.45%) IT Analyst
14 26 (2.45%) Senior Business Analyst
15 25 (2.36%) Business IT Analyst
16 24 (2.26%) Automation Tester
16 24 (2.26%) Business Systems Analyst
17 22 (2.08%) Performance Analyst
17 22 (2.08%) Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (3.87%) Web Services
2 37 (3.49%) .NET
2 37 (3.49%) XML
3 17 (1.60%) SOAP
4 13 (1.23%) Gherkin
5 11 (1.04%) AngularJS
6 10 (0.94%) J2EE
7 9 (0.85%) HTML
7 9 (0.85%) Middleware
7 9 (0.85%) Spring
8 8 (0.75%) Hibernate
8 8 (0.75%) RESTful
9 6 (0.57%) HTML5
9 6 (0.57%) JSON
10 5 (0.47%) COM+
11 4 (0.38%) Node.js
11 4 (0.38%) REST
11 4 (0.38%) Struts
11 4 (0.38%) XSLT
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 97 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 26 (2.45%) PMI
4 22 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 18 (1.70%) Equities
5 18 (1.70%) User Experience
6 17 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 15 (1.42%) Data Centre
8 13 (1.23%) NHS
9 12 (1.13%) Hedge funds
10 8 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 8 (0.75%) Derivative
10 8 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (0.75%) Frameworx
11 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
11 7 (0.66%) Fixed Income
11 7 (0.66%) STB
11 7 (0.66%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.47%) Greenfield Project
12 5 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 86 (8.11%) Windows
2 50 (4.72%) Linux
3 43 (4.06%) Unix
4 16 (1.51%) Windows Server
5 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (1.23%) Android
6 13 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.94%) Apple iOS
7 10 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (0.85%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.47%) AIX
12 1 (0.094%) HPUX
12 1 (0.094%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.094%) Solaris
12 1 (0.094%) SUSE
12 1 (0.094%) VMS
12 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.094%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
2 290 (27.36%) Test Automation
3 228 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 218 (20.57%) Business Analysis
5 214 (20.19%) Test Scripting
6 165 (15.57%) Software Testing
7 153 (14.43%) PRINCE2
8 150 (14.15%) Scrum
9 139 (13.11%) Waterfall
10 124 (11.70%) ITIL
11 120 (11.32%) Test Strategy
12 116 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
13 101 (9.53%) SDLC
13 101 (9.53%) User Stories
14 98 (9.25%) Defect Management
15 97 (9.15%) Functional Testing
15 97 (9.15%) Test Management
16 96 (9.06%) Project Management
17 90 (8.49%) Regression Testing
18 88 (8.30%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 173 (16.32%) SQL
2 107 (10.09%) Java
3 47 (4.43%) Python
4 43 (4.06%) C#
5 23 (2.17%) Ruby
6 19 (1.79%) Groovy
7 17 (1.60%) JavaScript
8 16 (1.51%) PL/SQL
9 15 (1.42%) F#
10 13 (1.23%) C
10 13 (1.23%) Perl
11 11 (1.04%) VB
11 11 (1.04%) VBScript
12 7 (0.66%) C++
12 7 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.47%) PHP
13 5 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.28%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 438 (41.32%) ISTQB
2 166 (15.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 126 (11.89%) Security Cleared
4 108 (10.19%) Degree
5 72 (6.79%) SC Cleared
6 40 (3.77%) IIBA
7 36 (3.40%) ISEB Practitioner
8 35 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 35 (3.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 34 (3.21%) CBAP
9 34 (3.21%) PMI Certification
10 20 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 16 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.23%) PMP
13 9 (0.85%) CITP
14 8 (0.75%) CISSP
15 7 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
16 6 (0.57%) CCAA
16 6 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (12.36%) QA
2 23 (2.17%) GDPR
3 16 (1.51%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.04%) MiFID
5 10 (0.94%) PMO
6 9 (0.85%) SLA
7 8 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 7 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 7 (0.66%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.57%) Dodd-Frank
10 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
10 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 3 (0.28%) EMIR
11 3 (0.28%) FATCA
11 3 (0.28%) IFRS
11 3 (0.28%) IFRS 9
11 3 (0.28%) SEPA
11 3 (0.28%) TickIT
12 2 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (1.23%) Active Directory
1 13 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (1.04%) vSphere
3 9 (0.85%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.38%) XenApp
7 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.28%) XenServer
8 2 (0.19%) Firmware
9 1 (0.094%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.094%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.094%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.94%) vRealize
3 8 (0.75%) SCCM
4 7 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
6 4 (0.38%) SCOM
7 3 (0.28%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.094%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.094%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.094%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.094%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.094%) Graphite
8 1 (0.094%) HP SiteScope
8 1 (0.094%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.094%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.094%) Netcool
8 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.094%) Puppet
8 1 (0.094%) QRadar
Vendors
1 130 (12.26%) Microsoft
2 123 (11.60%) HP
3 94 (8.87%) Oracle
4 45 (4.25%) SAP
5 21 (1.98%) VMware
6 18 (1.70%) Sybase
7 15 (1.42%) IBM
8 13 (1.23%) Citrix
8 13 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 12 (1.13%) Cisco
10 11 (1.04%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.94%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.85%) BMC
13 7 (0.66%) Adobe
13 7 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
13 7 (0.66%) Remedy
13 7 (0.66%) Snow
14 6 (0.57%) Apple
14 6 (0.57%) Fixnetix
14 6 (0.57%) Workday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £340 to £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
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Taunton
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £230 - £266 per day
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West Midlands
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Networkers
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum, Benefits Free Accomodation
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £370 - £390 per day
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Fareham
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Brentwood, Essex
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