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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 145 139 124
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 56 86 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 1.20% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.33% 8.21% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 62 88
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£419 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £266 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £519 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £328 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -46.66%
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
885 1048 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.26% 14.65% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 722 709
Average daily rate £438 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 39
Average hourly rate £14.50 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.09% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.79 £48.00 £35.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 60 (41.38%) Finance
2 49 (33.79%) ISTQB
3 46 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (26.21%) Banking
5 31 (21.38%) Business Analysis
5 31 (21.38%) Computer Science
6 26 (17.93%) SQL
7 25 (17.24%) Degree
8 24 (16.55%) HP
9 23 (15.86%) Project Management
9 23 (15.86%) Selenium
9 23 (15.86%) Test Strategy
10 22 (15.17%) Test Scripting
10 22 (15.17%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (14.48%) Retail
12 19 (13.10%) QA
12 19 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 18 (12.41%) Performance Testing
14 17 (11.72%) Load Testing
14 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (11.72%) Scrum
14 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
14 17 (11.72%) E-Commerce
15 15 (10.34%) Microsoft
15 15 (10.34%) JIRA
16 14 (9.66%) Software Testing
16 14 (9.66%) Oracle
16 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
16 14 (9.66%) MS Project

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (2.76%) Drupal
1 4 (2.76%) CMS
2 3 (2.07%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (9.66%) MS Project
2 13 (8.97%) MS Visio
3 12 (8.28%) MS Excel
4 11 (7.59%) MS Office
5 6 (4.14%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.21%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (6.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (2.76%) Big Data
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.69%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.69%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (15.86%) Selenium
2 15 (10.34%) JIRA
3 13 (8.97%) WebDriver
4 8 (5.52%) Rational Performance Tester
4 8 (5.52%) SoapUI
4 8 (5.52%) LoadRunner
5 6 (4.14%) JMeter
6 4 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.07%) MSTest
7 3 (2.07%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.38%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.38%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.69%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.69%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.69%) Calabash
General
1 60 (41.38%) Finance
2 38 (26.21%) Banking
3 21 (14.48%) Retail
4 11 (7.59%) Investment Banking
5 10 (6.90%) Telecoms
6 5 (3.45%) Back Office
7 4 (2.76%) Publishing
8 3 (2.07%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.69%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.69%) French Language
9 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.69%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (46.90%) Analyst
2 41 (28.28%) Business Analyst
3 25 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 22 (15.17%) Test Manager
5 16 (11.03%) Tester
6 14 (9.66%) Test Leader
7 10 (6.90%) Developer
7 10 (6.90%) Performance Tester
8 5 (3.45%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Banking Business Analyst
8 5 (3.45%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 4 (2.76%) Test Engineer
9 4 (2.76%) Senior Business Analyst
10 3 (2.07%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (2.07%) Insurance Business Analyst
10 3 (2.07%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.90%) Web Services
2 6 (4.14%) XML
3 3 (2.07%) FpML
3 3 (2.07%) .NET
4 2 (1.38%) REST
4 2 (1.38%) Middleware
4 2 (1.38%) SOAP
4 2 (1.38%) FIXML
5 1 (0.69%) J2EE
5 1 (0.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.38%) Computer Science
2 13 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.52%) Social Network
4 6 (4.14%) Open Source
5 5 (3.45%) Fixed Income
5 5 (3.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.76%) Derivative
6 4 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.07%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.07%) iPhone
7 3 (2.07%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.38%) Equities
8 2 (1.38%) FMCG
8 2 (1.38%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.38%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.69%) Replication
9 1 (0.69%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.69%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.21%) Windows
2 6 (4.14%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.76%) Android
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.07%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.72%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (21.38%) Business Analysis
3 23 (15.86%) Project Management
3 23 (15.86%) Test Strategy
4 22 (15.17%) Test Scripting
5 21 (14.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (12.41%) Performance Testing
7 17 (11.72%) Load Testing
7 17 (11.72%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (11.72%) Scrum
7 17 (11.72%) PRINCE2
7 17 (11.72%) E-Commerce
8 14 (9.66%) Software Testing
8 14 (9.66%) User Stories
9 13 (8.97%) Test Management
10 12 (8.28%) BDD
11 11 (7.59%) Stress Testing
12 9 (6.21%) UML
12 9 (6.21%) Automated Testing
12 9 (6.21%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.93%) SQL
2 13 (8.97%) Java
3 5 (3.45%) C#
4 3 (2.07%) Ruby
5 2 (1.38%) C
5 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.69%) VBA
6 1 (0.69%) Delphi
6 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 49 (33.79%) ISTQB
2 25 (17.24%) Degree
3 19 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.97%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.76%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.07%) PMP
8 3 (2.07%) Sun Certification
8 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.38%) IIBA
9 2 (1.38%) CBAP
9 2 (1.38%) Siebel Certification
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.69%) APMP
10 1 (0.69%) NVQ Level 4
10 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.10%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) FATCA
2 3 (2.07%) EMIR
3 2 (1.38%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.38%) MiFID
3 2 (1.38%) SLA
4 1 (0.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (15.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (16.55%) HP
2 15 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 14 (9.66%) Oracle
4 7 (4.83%) hybris
5 5 (3.45%) Cisco
6 4 (2.76%) Siebel
6 4 (2.76%) Juniper
6 4 (2.76%) VMware
7 3 (2.07%) Open Text
7 3 (2.07%) Progress
7 3 (2.07%) Murex
8 2 (1.38%) IBM
8 2 (1.38%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.38%) SAP
9 1 (0.69%) BT
9 1 (0.69%) Metastorm
9 1 (0.69%) CODA
9 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.69%) Charles River
9 1 (0.69%) SunGard
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