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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 130 122 119
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 60 89 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.19% 1.49% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.63% 9.17% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 60
Average daily rate
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£389 £450 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.61% +19.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £315 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £559 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -53.00%
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
786 971 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.53% 16.23% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 665 573
Average daily rate £413 £427 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.45% +0.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 32
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £12.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.85 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 January 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 January 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 51 (41.80%) Finance
2 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (31.97%) Banking
4 35 (28.69%) ISTQB
5 28 (22.95%) Waterfall
6 27 (22.13%) SQL
7 26 (21.31%) Business Analysis
8 25 (20.49%) JIRA
9 24 (19.67%) Software Testing
10 23 (18.85%) QA
10 23 (18.85%) HP Quality Center
10 23 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (15.57%) Test Scripting
12 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (13.93%) Project Management
13 17 (13.93%) Scrum
13 17 (13.93%) Degree
14 16 (13.11%) Selenium
14 16 (13.11%) HP
15 15 (12.30%) PRINCE2
15 15 (12.30%) Regression Testing
15 15 (12.30%) ISEB Practitioner
15 15 (12.30%) Test Strategy
16 14 (11.48%) Test Management
16 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
16 14 (11.48%) Oracle
17 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (10.66%) TDD
17 13 (10.66%) Mobile App
18 12 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (4.10%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (8.20%) MS Office
3 9 (7.38%) MS Visio
4 6 (4.92%) MS Project
4 6 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Summit
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) SaaS
1 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) WAN
2 1 (0.82%) HTTP
2 1 (0.82%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.20%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (5.74%) MongoDB
2 7 (5.74%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 25 (20.49%) JIRA
2 16 (13.11%) Selenium
3 8 (6.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.56%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.56%) WebDriver
3 8 (6.56%) Hudson
3 8 (6.56%) SoapUI
3 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
4 7 (5.74%) JBehave
4 7 (5.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (5.74%) TestNG
4 7 (5.74%) JUnit
5 4 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.46%) MSTest
6 3 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.46%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.46%) Toad
6 3 (2.46%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.64%) Calabash
7 2 (1.64%) Behat
General
1 51 (41.80%) Finance
2 39 (31.97%) Banking
3 12 (9.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
4 3 (2.46%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (2.46%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.64%) Front Office
5 2 (1.64%) Legal
5 2 (1.64%) Advertising
5 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.82%) Local Government
6 1 (0.82%) Billing
6 1 (0.82%) German Language
6 1 (0.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.82%) Games
6 1 (0.82%) Publishing
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 59 (48.36%) Analyst
2 32 (26.23%) Business Analyst
3 24 (19.67%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.75%) Tester
5 16 (13.11%) Test Manager
6 9 (7.38%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Contracts Manager
8 5 (4.10%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (4.10%) QA Tester
9 4 (3.28%) Defect Manager
9 4 (3.28%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
9 4 (3.28%) Agile Business Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) Siebel Business Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (2.46%) Business Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.46%) Consultant
10 3 (2.46%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.02%) Web Services
2 4 (3.28%) SOAP
3 3 (2.46%) Middleware
3 3 (2.46%) FIXML
3 3 (2.46%) FpML
3 3 (2.46%) XML
4 2 (1.64%) REST
4 2 (1.64%) HTML
4 2 (1.64%) .NET
4 2 (1.64%) WCF
5 1 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.82%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.82%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.66%) Mobile App
3 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.92%) Derivative
5 5 (4.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 4 (3.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (3.28%) Fixed Income
6 4 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.28%) iPhone
7 2 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.64%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.64%) Equities
7 2 (1.64%) Open Source
7 2 (1.64%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.82%) SecurID
8 1 (0.82%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.82%) Online Games
8 1 (0.82%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.82%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.20%) Android
1 10 (8.20%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.38%) Windows
3 7 (5.74%) Linux
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Phone
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.64%) Solaris
6 1 (0.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.95%) Waterfall
3 26 (21.31%) Business Analysis
4 24 (19.67%) Software Testing
5 23 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (15.57%) Test Scripting
7 17 (13.93%) Project Management
7 17 (13.93%) Scrum
8 15 (12.30%) PRINCE2
8 15 (12.30%) Regression Testing
8 15 (12.30%) Test Strategy
9 14 (11.48%) Test Management
10 13 (10.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.66%) TDD
11 12 (9.84%) BDD
12 11 (9.02%) Integration Testing
12 11 (9.02%) V-Model
12 11 (9.02%) ITIL
13 10 (8.20%) Test Automation
14 9 (7.38%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.13%) SQL
2 8 (6.56%) Java
2 8 (6.56%) Scala
3 7 (5.74%) Groovy
4 4 (3.28%) C#
5 2 (1.64%) PHP
5 2 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.82%) C
6 1 (0.82%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 35 (28.69%) ISTQB
2 17 (13.93%) Degree
3 15 (12.30%) ISEB Practitioner
4 12 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (7.38%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.28%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.46%) IIBA
8 3 (2.46%) Siebel Certification
8 3 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.64%) APMP
9 2 (1.64%) CBAP
9 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.85%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.82%) FATCA
2 1 (0.82%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (18.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.11%) HP
2 14 (11.48%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 10 (8.20%) Murex
4 5 (4.10%) Calypso
4 5 (4.10%) Siebel
5 4 (3.28%) Cisco
5 4 (3.28%) Juniper
5 4 (3.28%) VMware
6 3 (2.46%) IBM
7 2 (1.64%) Progress
7 2 (1.64%) SunGard
7 2 (1.64%) Apple
7 2 (1.64%) Bloomberg
8 1 (0.82%) Blue Coat
8 1 (0.82%) Comverse
8 1 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.82%) Fidessa
8 1 (0.82%) Sybase
8 1 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
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