The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 141 138 134
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 62 75 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.06% 1.05% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.79% 6.90% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 62 89
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £498 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
913 1087 1048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.61% 15.28% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 742 677
Average daily rate £425 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 63 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £17.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +34.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £12.30 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £51.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
London

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014, 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 61 (40.13%) ISTQB
2 53 (34.87%) Finance
3 41 (26.97%) Computer Science
4 35 (23.03%) Banking
5 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (20.39%) Business Analysis
7 30 (19.74%) Selenium
8 29 (19.08%) Degree
8 29 (19.08%) Retail
9 25 (16.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 25 (16.45%) Test Strategy
10 24 (15.79%) E-Commerce
11 23 (15.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (15.13%) QA
12 22 (14.47%) Java
12 22 (14.47%) SQL
13 21 (13.82%) WebDriver
13 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
14 20 (13.16%) Project Management
15 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
15 18 (11.84%) Performance Testing
15 18 (11.84%) Load Testing
16 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 16 (10.53%) HP
17 16 (10.53%) Scrum
18 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
18 15 (9.87%) Test Management
18 15 (9.87%) HP Quality Center
19 14 (9.21%) BDD
19 14 (9.21%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.63%) CMS
1 4 (2.63%) Drupal
2 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (9.21%) MS Visio
2 13 (8.55%) MS Project
3 11 (7.24%) MS Office
3 11 (7.24%) MS Excel
4 5 (3.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Agresso
2 1 (0.66%) Summit
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.89%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.58%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.29%) Big Data
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.97%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.32%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) QlikView
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 30 (19.74%) Selenium
2 21 (13.82%) WebDriver
3 11 (7.24%) JIRA
4 8 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 8 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
4 8 (5.26%) SoapUI
5 7 (4.61%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.95%) JMeter
7 3 (1.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.32%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.32%) RequisitePro
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.32%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.32%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.66%) Calabash
9 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.66%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.66%) MSTest
General
1 53 (34.87%) Finance
2 35 (23.03%) Banking
3 29 (19.08%) Retail
4 12 (7.89%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.29%) Back Office
7 4 (2.63%) Publishing
8 3 (1.97%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.32%) Games
9 2 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.66%) French Language
10 1 (0.66%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.66%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.66%) Law
10 1 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (41.45%) Analyst
2 45 (29.61%) Business Analyst
3 27 (17.76%) Test Manager
4 19 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 19 (12.50%) Tester
5 15 (9.87%) Developer
6 12 (7.89%) Test Leader
7 10 (6.58%) Performance Tester
8 6 (3.95%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Banking Business Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) Automation Tester
9 5 (3.29%) Automation Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (3.29%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.63%) ETL Developer
10 4 (2.63%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 4 (2.63%) IT Business Analyst
11 3 (1.97%) Financial Business Analyst
11 3 (1.97%) QA Tester
11 3 (1.97%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.58%) Web Services
2 5 (3.29%) .NET
3 4 (2.63%) XML
4 3 (1.97%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.66%) J2EE
5 1 (0.66%) SOAP
5 1 (0.66%) Middleware
5 1 (0.66%) FpML
5 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.66%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.66%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 41 (26.97%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.26%) Social Network
3 6 (3.95%) Open Source
4 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.97%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.97%) Derivative
6 2 (1.32%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.32%) FMCG
6 2 (1.32%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.32%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Equities
7 1 (0.66%) Economics
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.66%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.66%) NHS
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.32%) Linux
2 2 (1.32%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
3 1 (0.66%) Android
3 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (20.39%) Business Analysis
3 25 (16.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (16.45%) Test Strategy
4 24 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 23 (15.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (13.82%) Test Scripting
7 20 (13.16%) Project Management
8 18 (11.84%) PRINCE2
8 18 (11.84%) Performance Testing
8 18 (11.84%) Load Testing
9 16 (10.53%) Scrum
10 15 (9.87%) Test Management
11 14 (9.21%) BDD
12 13 (8.55%) User Stories
12 13 (8.55%) Automation Testing
12 13 (8.55%) Logistics
13 12 (7.89%) UML
13 12 (7.89%) Software Testing
14 11 (7.24%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.47%) Java
1 22 (14.47%) SQL
2 8 (5.26%) C#
3 4 (2.63%) C
4 3 (1.97%) Ruby
4 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.32%) C++
5 2 (1.32%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (0.66%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (40.13%) ISTQB
2 29 (19.08%) Degree
3 17 (11.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.95%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.97%) PMP
8 3 (1.97%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.97%) Sun Certification
8 3 (1.97%) CBAP
9 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.32%) IIBA
9 2 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.66%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.66%) CITP
10 1 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (15.13%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) FATCA
3 4 (2.63%) EMIR
4 3 (1.97%) MiFID
5 2 (1.32%) SLA
5 2 (1.32%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (10.53%) HP
2 14 (9.21%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.24%) Oracle
4 8 (5.26%) hybris
5 3 (1.97%) Open Text
6 2 (1.32%) BT
6 2 (1.32%) Hyperion
6 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
6 2 (1.32%) SAP
6 2 (1.32%) Siebel
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco
6 2 (1.32%) IBM
7 1 (0.66%) Murex
7 1 (0.66%) Progress
7 1 (0.66%) Remedy
7 1 (0.66%) Charles River
7 1 (0.66%) CODA
7 1 (0.66%) Metastorm
7 1 (0.66%) Vermilion
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £470 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago