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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 139 167 142
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -25
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.78% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.55% 5.37% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 43
Median daily rate £425 £406 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.21 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-15.95% -
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
593 856 906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 17.33% 14.44% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 625 631
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 19
Median hourly rate £20.89 £17.98 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £12.50 £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.75 £38.64 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 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 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (40.54%) ISTQB
3 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
4 23 (31.08%) Finance
5 22 (29.73%) DV Cleared
6 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
6 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (21.62%) PRINCE2
9 15 (20.27%) HP
9 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
9 15 (20.27%) JIRA
9 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (18.92%) Selenium
10 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
10 14 (18.92%) SQL
11 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (17.57%) Use Case
12 12 (16.22%) SDLC
12 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
13 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
14 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (13.51%) Test Management
14 10 (13.51%) C#
14 10 (13.51%) Project Management
15 9 (12.16%) ITIL
15 9 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
16 8 (10.81%) Defect Tracking
16 8 (10.81%) SWOT Analysis

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.70%) Confluence
3 1 (1.35%) Apache
3 1 (1.35%) Documentum
3 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Office
2 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) GitHub
1 1 (1.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) DNS
1 1 (1.35%) Firewall
1 1 (1.35%) IMAP
1 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (20.27%) JIRA
2 14 (18.92%) Selenium
3 8 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 6 (8.11%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.11%) SpecFlow
4 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 4 (5.41%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 3 (4.05%) JMeter
6 3 (4.05%) Zephyr
7 2 (2.70%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.70%) Protractor
7 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.70%) Toad
8 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.35%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.35%) The Grinder
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Advertising
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (44.59%) Analyst
2 19 (25.68%) Business Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Test Analyst
4 7 (9.46%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Tester
6 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
6 5 (6.76%) DV Cleared Project Manager
6 5 (6.76%) Test Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Specialist
7 4 (5.41%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (4.05%) Developer
8 3 (4.05%) Solvency II Business Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 5 (6.76%) Web Services
4 4 (5.41%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.70%) SOAP
6 1 (1.35%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.27%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.76%) PMI
4 4 (5.41%) IVR
4 4 (5.41%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.70%) Fintech
5 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.70%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.35%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.35%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) Test Scripting
3 16 (21.62%) PRINCE2
4 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
5 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (17.57%) Use Case
6 12 (16.22%) SDLC
6 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Functional Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Project Management
8 10 (13.51%) Test Management
8 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Defect Management
9 9 (12.16%) ITIL
9 9 (12.16%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (10.81%) BDD
10 8 (10.81%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (10.81%) SWOT Analysis
10 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) C#
3 7 (9.46%) Java
3 7 (9.46%) Python
4 5 (6.76%) VBScript
5 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) C++
7 1 (1.35%) Jython
Qualifications
1 30 (40.54%) ISTQB
2 28 (37.84%) Security Cleared
3 22 (29.73%) DV Cleared
4 19 (25.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (10.81%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.76%) CBAP
6 5 (6.76%) Chartered Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) CITP
6 5 (6.76%) Degree
7 4 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (4.05%) PMP
8 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) QA
1 4 (5.41%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) GAAP
2 1 (1.35%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 18 (24.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) HP
2 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.41%) CheckPoint
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle
4 3 (4.05%) IBM
5 2 (2.70%) Cognos
6 1 (1.35%) CODA
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.35%) Siebel
6 1 (1.35%) Sun
6 1 (1.35%) WorldPay
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