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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 135 116 123
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 67 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.19% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.85% 8.63% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 60 69
Average daily rate
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£394 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £598 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +52.45%
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
853 1031 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.17% 15.33% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 710 592
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £599
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 35
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £41.53 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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 50 (40.00%) Finance
2 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.00%) Banking
4 32 (25.60%) ISTQB
5 27 (21.60%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (20.80%) Business Analysis
7 25 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 25 (20.00%) JIRA
7 25 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (17.60%) SQL
8 22 (17.60%) Waterfall
9 19 (15.20%) HP
9 19 (15.20%) Project Management
9 19 (15.20%) QA
10 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
10 18 (14.40%) Test Strategy
11 17 (13.60%) ISEB Practitioner
11 17 (13.60%) Test Management
12 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
12 15 (12.00%) Degree
12 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (11.20%) PRINCE2
13 14 (11.20%) Scrum
13 14 (11.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
14 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
14 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
15 12 (9.60%) Windows
15 12 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (8.80%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (3.20%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.80%) MS Office
3 9 (7.20%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.40%) MS Project
5 5 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.40%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.60%) WAN
2 1 (0.80%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (3.20%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.80%) Big Data
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) JIRA
2 9 (7.20%) Selenium
3 6 (4.80%) Hudson
3 6 (4.80%) SoapUI
3 6 (4.80%) Jenkins
4 5 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.00%) TestNG
4 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.00%) JBehave
4 5 (4.00%) WebDriver
4 5 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (4.00%) JUnit
5 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.40%) MSTest
6 3 (2.40%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.40%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.80%) Calabash
8 1 (0.80%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 50 (40.00%) Finance
2 40 (32.00%) Banking
3 13 (10.40%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.60%) Front Office
5 2 (1.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Legal
5 2 (1.60%) Advertising
5 2 (1.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.80%) Games
6 1 (0.80%) Billing
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 59 (47.20%) Analyst
2 31 (24.80%) Business Analyst
3 25 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 22 (17.60%) Test Manager
5 16 (12.80%) Tester
6 8 (6.40%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
8 5 (4.00%) Banking Business Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Defect Manager
9 4 (3.20%) Mobile Test Analyst
9 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.40%) Senior Tester
10 3 (2.40%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Consultant
10 3 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (2.40%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.40%) Web Services
2 5 (4.00%) XML
3 3 (2.40%) Middleware
3 3 (2.40%) FIXML
3 3 (2.40%) FpML
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) WCF
4 2 (1.60%) REST
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.80%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.40%) Derivative
3 8 (6.40%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 5 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.00%) Fixed Income
4 5 (4.00%) iPhone
5 3 (2.40%) Equities
6 2 (1.60%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.60%) Market Risk
6 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) PMI
7 1 (0.80%) Online Games
7 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.80%) Open Source
7 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.60%) Windows
2 11 (8.80%) Android
2 11 (8.80%) Apple iOS
3 5 (4.00%) Windows Phone
3 5 (4.00%) Linux
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.60%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (20.80%) Business Analysis
4 25 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 22 (17.60%) Waterfall
6 19 (15.20%) Project Management
7 18 (14.40%) Test Scripting
7 18 (14.40%) Test Strategy
8 17 (13.60%) Test Management
9 15 (12.00%) Regression Testing
10 14 (11.20%) Scrum
10 14 (11.20%) PRINCE2
11 12 (9.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.00%) Test Automation
12 10 (8.00%) BDD
13 9 (7.20%) V-Model
13 9 (7.20%) TDD
13 9 (7.20%) ITIL
14 8 (6.40%) System Testing
14 8 (6.40%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.60%) SQL
2 9 (7.20%) Java
3 5 (4.00%) Groovy
3 5 (4.00%) Scala
4 3 (2.40%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) Delphi
5 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.80%) PHP
5 1 (0.80%) Ruby
5 1 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 32 (25.60%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.60%) ISEB Practitioner
3 15 (12.00%) Degree
4 14 (11.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.40%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.40%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (2.40%) IIBA
9 2 (1.60%) CBAP
9 2 (1.60%) APMP
9 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.60%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.80%) PMP
10 1 (0.80%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.20%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.80%) FATCA
2 1 (0.80%) P3O
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.20%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (15.20%) HP
2 13 (10.40%) Microsoft
3 11 (8.80%) Murex
4 10 (8.00%) Oracle
5 5 (4.00%) Calypso
6 4 (3.20%) Siebel
6 4 (3.20%) Juniper
6 4 (3.20%) Cisco
6 4 (3.20%) VMware
7 3 (2.40%) IBM
7 3 (2.40%) Progress
8 2 (1.60%) SunGard
8 2 (1.60%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.60%) Apple
9 1 (0.80%) CODA
9 1 (0.80%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.80%) SAP
9 1 (0.80%) Fidessa
9 1 (0.80%) Blue Coat
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago