The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 118 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 35 54 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.11% 1.05% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 6.78% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 55
Average daily rate £425 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
470 797 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.94% 15.50% 17.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 597 686
Average daily rate £450 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.60 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.44 £22.00 £38.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the City of London region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.00%) ISTQB
3 25 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 18 (22.50%) Business Analysis
5 18 (22.50%) SQL
6 17 (21.25%) PRINCE2
6 17 (21.25%) Finance
6 17 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (20.00%) Scrum
7 16 (20.00%) C#
8 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 15 (18.75%) Project Management
9 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
9 14 (17.50%) TDD
9 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (16.25%) Test Management
11 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 12 (15.00%) Cucumber
11 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
11 12 (15.00%) Java
11 12 (15.00%) .NET
12 11 (13.75%) Solvency II
12 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
12 11 (13.75%) SpecFlow
12 11 (13.75%) SDLC
12 11 (13.75%) QA
13 10 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 10 (12.50%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (6.25%) MS Project
2 4 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.25%) Aligne
2 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.75%) DB2
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) Big Data
5 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.25%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (15.00%) Cucumber
3 11 (13.75%) SpecFlow
4 8 (10.00%) Selenium
5 7 (8.75%) Eclipse
5 7 (8.75%) JIRA
6 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
7 5 (6.25%) SoapUI
8 3 (3.75%) Appium
8 3 (3.75%) Calabash
8 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
8 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
10 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.25%) JBehave
10 1 (1.25%) JUnit
10 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.25%) Selenium IDE
10 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.25%) Zephyr
General
1 17 (21.25%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Advertising
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.25%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (68.75%) Analyst
2 28 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 26 (32.50%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 8 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Wealth Management Business Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Tester
8 4 (5.00%) Automation Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Automation Test Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Data Business Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Report Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Asset Management Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Deployment Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Deployment Project Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Digital Business Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.75%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) .NET
2 10 (12.50%) XML
3 5 (6.25%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (2.50%) SOAP
5 1 (1.25%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.25%) FpML
5 1 (1.25%) REST
5 1 (1.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.25%) IVR
3 5 (6.25%) Smartcard
4 4 (5.00%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.75%) PMI
5 3 (3.75%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Derivative
6 2 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.25%) Equities
7 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (1.25%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (1.25%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.25%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.00%) Windows
2 3 (3.75%) AIX
2 3 (3.75%) Android
2 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.75%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Solaris
2 3 (3.75%) Unix
2 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 18 (22.50%) Business Analysis
5 17 (21.25%) PRINCE2
6 16 (20.00%) Scrum
7 15 (18.75%) Project Management
8 14 (17.50%) TDD
9 13 (16.25%) Test Management
10 12 (15.00%) Data Analysis
10 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
11 11 (13.75%) SDLC
11 11 (13.75%) Test Strategy
12 10 (12.50%) BDD
12 10 (12.50%) Functional Testing
13 9 (11.25%) Change Management
13 9 (11.25%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (11.25%) Software Testing
14 8 (10.00%) Automation Testing
14 8 (10.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) SQL
2 16 (20.00%) C#
3 12 (15.00%) Java
4 3 (3.75%) C++
4 3 (3.75%) Python
5 2 (2.50%) C
6 1 (1.25%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (35.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (8.75%) DV Cleared
3 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.50%) Degree
4 6 (7.50%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
5 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.25%) CBAP
7 1 (1.25%) IIBA
7 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.25%) PMP
7 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.75%) QA
1 11 (13.75%) Solvency II
2 4 (5.00%) MiFID
3 2 (2.50%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (2.50%) GAAP
4 1 (1.25%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.50%) HP
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) Informatica
5 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.50%) CODA
6 2 (2.50%) Siebel
6 2 (2.50%) Sun
7 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.25%) Citrix
7 1 (1.25%) Compaq
7 1 (1.25%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.25%) webMethods
7 1 (1.25%) Yardi
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