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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 135 136 132
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 63 98 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.09% 1.33% 1.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 8.82% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 76 78
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £425 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £333 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -54.00%
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
895 1111 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.48% 15.08% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 777 708
Average daily rate £440 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 41 38
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +29.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 (38.36%) Finance
2 60 (37.74%) ISTQB
3 39 (24.53%) Computer Science
3 39 (24.53%) Banking
4 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (21.38%) Business Analysis
5 29 (18.24%) Retail
5 29 (18.24%) Selenium
5 29 (18.24%) Degree
6 28 (17.61%) Test Scripting
7 27 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (16.98%) Test Strategy
8 24 (15.09%) SQL
8 24 (15.09%) E-Commerce
9 23 (14.47%) Project Management
10 22 (13.84%) QA
11 20 (12.58%) HP
11 20 (12.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 19 (11.95%) Java
12 19 (11.95%) PRINCE2
12 19 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (11.95%) Performance Testing
12 19 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
12 19 (11.95%) WebDriver
13 18 (11.32%) Load Testing
14 17 (10.69%) Scrum
15 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
15 16 (10.06%) Microsoft
16 15 (9.43%) Test Management
17 14 (8.81%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (2.52%) CMS
1 4 (2.52%) Drupal
2 3 (1.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (8.81%) MS Project
2 13 (8.18%) MS Visio
3 11 (6.92%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.92%) MS Office
4 5 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Agresso
2 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) LAN
2 1 (0.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.14%) Big Data
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.26%) Star Schema
7 2 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.63%) QlikView
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 29 (18.24%) Selenium
2 19 (11.95%) WebDriver
3 12 (7.55%) JIRA
4 9 (5.66%) SoapUI
5 8 (5.03%) LoadRunner
5 8 (5.03%) Rational Performance Tester
6 6 (3.77%) JMeter
7 5 (3.14%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.26%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.26%) RequisitePro
9 2 (1.26%) Fiddler
9 2 (1.26%) MSTest
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.63%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.63%) Calabash
General
1 61 (38.36%) Finance
2 39 (24.53%) Banking
3 29 (18.24%) Retail
4 12 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 11 (6.92%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.14%) Back Office
7 4 (2.52%) Publishing
8 3 (1.89%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) French Language
10 1 (0.63%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.63%) Russian Language
10 1 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 72 (45.28%) Analyst
2 49 (30.82%) Business Analyst
3 26 (16.35%) Test Manager
4 24 (15.09%) Test Analyst
5 19 (11.95%) Tester
6 15 (9.43%) Developer
7 14 (8.81%) Test Leader
8 10 (6.29%) Performance Tester
9 7 (4.40%) Banking Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Agile Business Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) IT Business Analyst
11 4 (2.52%) ETL Developer
11 4 (2.52%) Automation Tester
12 3 (1.89%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.92%) Web Services
2 4 (2.52%) XML
3 3 (1.89%) .NET
4 2 (1.26%) REST
4 2 (1.26%) SOAP
4 2 (1.26%) Middleware
5 1 (0.63%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.63%) FpML
5 1 (0.63%) J2EE
5 1 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 39 (24.53%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.03%) Social Network
3 6 (3.77%) Open Source
4 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.52%) Derivative
4 4 (2.52%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.89%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.89%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.26%) Biometrics
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) Replication
6 2 (1.26%) Equities
6 2 (1.26%) FMCG
6 2 (1.26%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.26%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.63%) Informatics
7 1 (0.63%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.77%) Windows
2 4 (2.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.52%) Linux
3 3 (1.89%) Android
4 2 (1.26%) Windows Phone
4 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.38%) Agile Software Development
1 34 (21.38%) Business Analysis
2 28 (17.61%) Test Scripting
3 27 (16.98%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (16.98%) Test Strategy
4 24 (15.09%) E-Commerce
5 23 (14.47%) Project Management
6 19 (11.95%) PRINCE2
6 19 (11.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (11.95%) Performance Testing
7 18 (11.32%) Load Testing
8 17 (10.69%) Scrum
9 15 (9.43%) Test Management
10 14 (8.81%) Software Testing
10 14 (8.81%) Automation Testing
10 14 (8.81%) User Stories
11 13 (8.18%) Logistics
12 12 (7.55%) BDD
13 11 (6.92%) Stress Testing
13 11 (6.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.09%) SQL
2 19 (11.95%) Java
3 4 (2.52%) C#
4 3 (1.89%) Ruby
4 3 (1.89%) C
4 3 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.63%) VBA
5 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 60 (37.74%) ISTQB
2 29 (18.24%) Degree
3 20 (12.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (8.81%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.29%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.52%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.89%) IIBA
8 3 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.89%) PMP
8 3 (1.89%) Sun Certification
9 2 (1.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.26%) Siebel Certification
9 2 (1.26%) CBAP
10 1 (0.63%) APMP
10 1 (0.63%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.84%) QA
2 5 (3.14%) FATCA
3 4 (2.52%) EMIR
4 3 (1.89%) MiFID
5 2 (1.26%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (1.26%) SLA
6 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (1.26%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (12.58%) HP
2 16 (10.06%) Microsoft
3 13 (8.18%) Oracle
4 8 (5.03%) hybris
5 4 (2.52%) Siebel
5 4 (2.52%) Cisco
6 3 (1.89%) Open Text
7 2 (1.26%) SAP
7 2 (1.26%) IBM
7 2 (1.26%) Juniper
7 2 (1.26%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.26%) BT
7 2 (1.26%) VMware
8 1 (0.63%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.63%) Metastorm
8 1 (0.63%) Remedy
8 1 (0.63%) Charles River
8 1 (0.63%) CODA
8 1 (0.63%) SunGard
City, London
I3
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 28 days ago