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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 112 151 131
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 45 49 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.29% 0.90% 1.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.77% 5.95% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 69
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £338 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £538 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.65 £18.88 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+104.68% -15.62%
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
513 824 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.69% 15.07% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 617 799
Average daily rate £450 £425 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £569 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.78 £21.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £89.00 £34.80 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) ISTQB
3 26 (32.91%) Finance
3 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
4 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
5 22 (27.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (27.85%) SQL
6 20 (25.32%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (24.05%) DV Cleared
7 19 (24.05%) HP
8 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
9 17 (21.52%) PRINCE2
9 17 (21.52%) Business Analysis
9 17 (21.52%) Test Management
10 15 (18.99%) Data Analysis
11 14 (17.72%) C#
12 13 (16.46%) XML
12 13 (16.46%) Project Management
12 13 (16.46%) Scrum
12 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
12 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (15.19%) Defect Management
13 12 (15.19%) Defect Tracking
13 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
14 11 (13.92%) TDD
14 11 (13.92%) .NET
14 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
14 11 (13.92%) JIRA
15 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) Confluence
2 1 (1.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.33%) MS Office
2 3 (3.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.27%) Aligne
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.27%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.27%) DB2
5 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (13.92%) JIRA
3 10 (12.66%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.39%) Selenium
4 9 (11.39%) SpecFlow
4 9 (11.39%) Visual Studio
5 6 (7.59%) WebDriver
6 4 (5.06%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.06%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (3.80%) SoapUI
8 2 (2.53%) Toad
8 2 (2.53%) Zephyr
9 1 (1.27%) Appium
9 1 (1.27%) Calabash
9 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.27%) JMeter
9 1 (1.27%) JUnit
9 1 (1.27%) NeoLoad
9 1 (1.27%) Protractor
9 1 (1.27%) TestDirector
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Advertising
3 3 (3.80%) Legal
4 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 42 (53.16%) Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Business Analyst
3 17 (21.52%) Test Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Solvency II Business Analyst
5 8 (10.13%) Test Engineer
6 7 (8.86%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Test Automation Specialist
7 5 (6.33%) Test Specialist
7 5 (6.33%) Tester
8 4 (5.06%) Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Digital Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) DV Cleared Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.06%) SDLC Business Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Test Consultant
8 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
9 3 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Test Automation Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) XML
2 11 (13.92%) .NET
3 8 (10.13%) Gherkin
3 8 (10.13%) Web Services
4 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) REST
5 1 (1.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.19%) Management Information System
3 8 (10.13%) IVR
3 8 (10.13%) Smartcard
4 5 (6.33%) PMI
5 4 (5.06%) Reinsurance
6 1 (1.27%) Biometrics
6 1 (1.27%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.27%) Fintech
6 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.27%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.27%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Android
1 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.27%) Unix
1 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.51%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (32.91%) Test Scripting
3 17 (21.52%) Business Analysis
3 17 (21.52%) PRINCE2
3 17 (21.52%) Test Management
4 15 (18.99%) Data Analysis
5 13 (16.46%) Project Management
5 13 (16.46%) Scrum
5 13 (16.46%) Software Testing
6 12 (15.19%) Defect Management
6 12 (15.19%) Defect Tracking
7 11 (13.92%) TDD
8 10 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (12.66%) SDLC
8 10 (12.66%) Test Automation
8 10 (12.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (11.39%) Change Management
9 9 (11.39%) Performance Testing
10 8 (10.13%) ATDD
10 8 (10.13%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) SQL
2 14 (17.72%) C#
3 9 (11.39%) Java
4 7 (8.86%) Python
5 4 (5.06%) VBScript
6 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 30 (37.97%) ISTQB
2 24 (30.38%) Security Cleared
3 22 (27.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 19 (24.05%) DV Cleared
5 8 (10.13%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (5.06%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.80%) Degree
8 3 (3.80%) PMP
8 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.27%) CBAP
10 1 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (1.27%) CITP
10 1 (1.27%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) IIBA
10 1 (1.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.66%) Solvency II
2 4 (5.06%) QA
3 2 (2.53%) GAAP
4 1 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.27%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 20 (25.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (24.05%) HP
2 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.86%) Oracle
4 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.06%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.80%) Siebel
5 3 (3.80%) Sun
6 2 (2.53%) CODA
6 2 (2.53%) Cognos
6 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 1 (1.27%) Compaq
7 1 (1.27%) Terracotta
7 1 (1.27%) webMethods