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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 133 123 134
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 56 85 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 1.40% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 8.03% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 66 48
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £274 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
839 1059 925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 16.34% 17.46% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 709 605
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £251 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 33
Average hourly rate £21.38 £22.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.84% -46.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £18.70 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £41.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015, 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 57 (45.60%) Finance
2 51 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (35.20%) Banking
3 44 (35.20%) ISTQB
4 32 (25.60%) QA
5 26 (20.80%) Waterfall
5 26 (20.80%) SQL
6 25 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 24 (19.20%) Business Analysis
8 21 (16.80%) Selenium
9 20 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 20 (16.00%) PRINCE2
10 18 (14.40%) JIRA
11 17 (13.60%) Degree
11 17 (13.60%) Investment Banking
11 17 (13.60%) Test Strategy
11 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (12.80%) ITIL
12 16 (12.80%) Oracle
12 16 (12.80%) ISEB Practitioner
13 15 (12.00%) Test Management
13 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
14 14 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
14 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
14 14 (11.20%) Scrum
15 13 (10.40%) TDD
15 13 (10.40%) Project Management
15 13 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
16 12 (9.60%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (4.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.60%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.00%) MS Office
3 7 (5.60%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.80%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Summit
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.80%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.80%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) SaaS
2 1 (0.80%) GitHub
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.80%) VoIP
1 1 (0.80%) WAN
1 1 (0.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.40%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (5.60%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.80%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (16.80%) Selenium
2 18 (14.40%) JIRA
3 9 (7.20%) WebDriver
3 9 (7.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (6.40%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.40%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.40%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.40%) Hudson
5 7 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (5.60%) SoapUI
5 7 (5.60%) TestNG
5 7 (5.60%) JBehave
5 7 (5.60%) JUnit
6 3 (2.40%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.40%) Toad
6 3 (2.40%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.60%) Behat
8 1 (0.80%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
General
1 57 (45.60%) Finance
2 44 (35.20%) Banking
3 17 (13.60%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.00%) Local Government
4 5 (4.00%) Retail
5 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (2.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.60%) Billing
7 2 (1.60%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.60%) Front Office
8 1 (0.80%) German Language
8 1 (0.80%) Advertising
8 1 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (52.00%) Analyst
2 40 (32.00%) Business Analyst
3 24 (19.20%) Test Analyst
4 23 (18.40%) Tester
5 22 (17.60%) Test Manager
6 11 (8.80%) QA Tester
7 8 (6.40%) QA Test Analyst
7 8 (6.40%) QA Analyst
8 6 (4.80%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.00%) Programme Manager
9 5 (4.00%) Contracts Manager
10 4 (3.20%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Banking Business Analyst
11 3 (2.40%) Defect Manager
11 3 (2.40%) QA Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.40%) Consultant
11 3 (2.40%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.20%) Web Services
2 8 (6.40%) .NET
3 7 (5.60%) MSMQ
4 2 (1.60%) SOAP
4 2 (1.60%) HTML
4 2 (1.60%) WCF
5 1 (0.80%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.80%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.20%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.00%) Derivative
3 5 (4.00%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 3 (2.40%) User Experience
4 3 (2.40%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.60%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.60%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.60%) Open Source
5 2 (1.60%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.80%) Online Games
6 1 (0.80%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.80%) Equities
6 1 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.80%) Android
1 6 (4.80%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.40%) Linux
3 2 (1.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Solaris
4 1 (0.80%) UNIX
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.80%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.80%) Waterfall
3 25 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (19.20%) Business Analysis
5 20 (16.00%) Software Testing
5 20 (16.00%) PRINCE2
6 17 (13.60%) Test Strategy
6 17 (13.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (12.80%) ITIL
8 15 (12.00%) Test Management
9 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.20%) Scrum
10 13 (10.40%) TDD
10 13 (10.40%) Project Management
11 12 (9.60%) Migration
11 12 (9.60%) BDD
11 12 (9.60%) Test Scripting
12 11 (8.80%) V-Model
12 11 (8.80%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.00%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.80%) SQL
2 8 (6.40%) Java
2 8 (6.40%) Scala
3 7 (5.60%) Groovy
4 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.60%) PHP
4 2 (1.60%) C#
4 2 (1.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 44 (35.20%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.60%) Degree
3 16 (12.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 10 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.40%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.60%) IIBA
8 2 (1.60%) CBAP
9 1 (0.80%) APMP
9 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.80%) Siebel Certification
9 1 (0.80%) PMP
9 1 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.60%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) FATCA
2 1 (0.80%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) P3O
2 1 (0.80%) PMBOK
Systems Management
1 14 (11.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.80%) Oracle
2 8 (6.40%) HP
3 7 (5.60%) Sybase
3 7 (5.60%) Murex
4 6 (4.80%) PeopleSoft
5 5 (4.00%) Calypso
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.20%) IBM
6 4 (3.20%) Siebel
7 2 (1.60%) Apple
7 2 (1.60%) Bloomberg
7 2 (1.60%) SAP
8 1 (0.80%) Comverse
8 1 (0.80%) Yardi
8 1 (0.80%) CODA
8 1 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.80%) Ariba
8 1 (0.80%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.80%) SunGard
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