The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the 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 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 230 160 180
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 189 331 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.85% 1.37% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.25% 8.26% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 248 159
Average daily rate
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£400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £22.50 £25.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% -12.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
ISEB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3603 4008 3411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.15% 16.55% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2309 2665 2057
Average daily rate £413 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 115 117
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in London

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the London region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in London

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in London

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the London region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in London

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -27 48 £425 +13.33% 25
Croydon -8 3 £470 +4.44%
Paddington - 2 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Beckenham - 1 £325 - 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £510 -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 173 (40.23%) ISTQB
2 172 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (35.81%) Finance
4 106 (24.65%) SQL
5 103 (23.95%) QA
6 90 (20.93%) Banking
7 87 (20.23%) Test Scripting
8 83 (19.30%) Business Analysis
9 77 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 76 (17.67%) Software Testing
11 74 (17.21%) Project Management
12 71 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 67 (15.58%) Test Automation
14 64 (14.88%) HP
15 62 (14.42%) PRINCE2
16 60 (13.95%) Waterfall
16 60 (13.95%) Selenium
16 60 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
17 59 (13.72%) Test Strategy
18 58 (13.49%) Oracle
18 58 (13.49%) Microsoft
19 57 (13.26%) .NET
19 57 (13.26%) Degree
20 56 (13.02%) Scrum
21 53 (12.33%) MS Excel
22 52 (12.09%) HP Quality Center
23 49 (11.40%) JIRA
24 44 (10.23%) Test Management
24 44 (10.23%) Regression Testing
25 42 (9.77%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
1 6 (1.40%) CMS
2 5 (1.16%) Confluence
3 4 (0.93%) WebLogic
4 3 (0.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.47%) Magnolia
5 2 (0.47%) IIS
5 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.23%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.23%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.23%) Apache
Applications
1 53 (12.33%) MS Excel
2 29 (6.74%) MS Office
3 17 (3.95%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.16%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (4.19%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.47%) Hyperion Planning
3 2 (0.47%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
4 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Unica
4 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.47%) SaaS
2 2 (0.47%) Office 365
2 2 (0.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.26%) TCP/IP
2 9 (2.09%) SAN
3 8 (1.86%) HTTP
3 8 (1.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.70%) ATM
4 3 (0.70%) RTSP
5 2 (0.47%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.47%) Intranet
5 2 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.47%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.23%) GPRS
6 1 (0.23%) GSM
6 1 (0.23%) SMS
6 1 (0.23%) UMTS
6 1 (0.23%) VoIP
6 1 (0.23%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) FTP
6 1 (0.23%) SS7
6 1 (0.23%) ISUP
6 1 (0.23%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.05%) SQL Server
1 26 (6.05%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
3 13 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.40%) Big Data
4 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (0.93%) MySQL
6 4 (0.93%) DB2
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.47%) DbVisualizer
8 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.47%) Essbase
8 2 (0.47%) EDMS
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 60 (13.95%) Selenium
2 49 (11.40%) JIRA
3 37 (8.60%) Cucumber
4 24 (5.58%) QuickTest Pro
5 21 (4.88%) WebDriver
6 16 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.49%) Git (software)
7 15 (3.49%) LoadRunner
7 15 (3.49%) Appium
8 10 (2.33%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.09%) Calabash
9 9 (2.09%) SoapUI
9 9 (2.09%) NeoLoad
10 8 (1.86%) eggPlant
10 8 (1.86%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.63%) JUnit
11 7 (1.63%) Subversion
12 6 (1.40%) TestDirector
12 6 (1.40%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (1.16%) Hudson
General
1 154 (35.81%) Finance
2 90 (20.93%) Banking
3 35 (8.14%) Investment Banking
4 34 (7.91%) Retail
5 19 (4.42%) Legal
6 14 (3.26%) General Ledger
7 12 (2.79%) Corporate Banking
8 11 (2.56%) Law
9 9 (2.09%) Telecoms
10 8 (1.86%) Games
11 7 (1.63%) Retail Banking
12 6 (1.40%) Marketing
13 5 (1.16%) Local Government
13 5 (1.16%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.70%) Back Office
15 2 (0.47%) Automotive
15 2 (0.47%) Billing
16 1 (0.23%) German Language
16 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
16 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 217 (50.47%) Analyst
2 114 (26.51%) Business Analyst
3 92 (21.40%) Test Analyst
4 60 (13.95%) Tester
5 44 (10.23%) Test Manager
6 23 (5.35%) Senior Analyst
6 23 (5.35%) Test Leader
7 20 (4.65%) Developer
8 19 (4.42%) Test Engineer
9 18 (4.19%) Consultant
10 17 (3.95%) QA Analyst
11 15 (3.49%) QA Tester
12 14 (3.26%) AWS Developer
13 13 (3.02%) QA Test Analyst
13 13 (3.02%) Project Manager
14 11 (2.56%) Junior
15 9 (2.09%) Senior Business Analyst
15 9 (2.09%) Manual Tester
15 9 (2.09%) UAT Analyst
15 9 (2.09%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (13.26%) .NET
2 40 (9.30%) HTML
3 21 (4.88%) JSP
3 21 (4.88%) XML
4 20 (4.65%) ASP.NET
5 12 (2.79%) Web Services
6 10 (2.33%) MSMQ
7 6 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.40%) SOAP
7 6 (1.40%) Middleware
7 6 (1.40%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.16%) REST
8 5 (1.16%) CSS
9 4 (0.93%) J2EE
9 4 (0.93%) JSON
10 3 (0.70%) RESTful
10 3 (0.70%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.70%) jQuery
11 2 (0.47%) FpML
11 2 (0.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 60 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.42%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.72%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.72%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.02%) Derivative
5 9 (2.09%) MPEG
5 9 (2.09%) Equities
5 9 (2.09%) STB
6 8 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.63%) Open Source
8 6 (1.40%) Smart Meter
8 6 (1.40%) Online Games
8 6 (1.40%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.40%) User Experience
9 5 (1.16%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.16%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.93%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.91%) UNIX
2 20 (4.65%) Linux
3 13 (3.02%) Windows
4 9 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.86%) Android
6 3 (0.70%) Solaris
7 2 (0.47%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.47%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.47%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (20.23%) Test Scripting
3 83 (19.30%) Business Analysis
4 76 (17.67%) Software Testing
5 74 (17.21%) Project Management
6 71 (16.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 67 (15.58%) Test Automation
8 62 (14.42%) PRINCE2
9 60 (13.95%) Waterfall
10 59 (13.72%) Test Strategy
11 56 (13.02%) Scrum
12 44 (10.23%) Regression Testing
12 44 (10.23%) Test Management
13 41 (9.53%) BDD
14 37 (8.60%) ITIL
15 36 (8.37%) TDD
16 35 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (7.67%) Automated Testing
18 31 (7.21%) CRM
18 31 (7.21%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 106 (24.65%) SQL
2 42 (9.77%) Java
3 39 (9.07%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.72%) C#
5 15 (3.49%) Python
6 14 (3.26%) Ruby
7 9 (2.09%) VBScript
8 7 (1.63%) VB.NET
8 7 (1.63%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.63%) Scala
9 6 (1.40%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.16%) Groovy
11 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.70%) VBA
11 3 (0.70%) Perl
11 3 (0.70%) PHP
12 2 (0.47%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) VB
13 1 (0.23%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.23%) C
Qualifications
1 173 (40.23%) ISTQB
2 77 (17.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 57 (13.26%) Degree
4 37 (8.60%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.21%) ISEB Practitioner
6 30 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 18 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 12 (2.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 9 (2.09%) CBAP
10 9 (2.09%) APMP
11 8 (1.86%) IIBA
12 7 (1.63%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.63%) MCITP
12 7 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.70%) HND
15 2 (0.47%) PMP
15 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (23.95%) QA
2 14 (3.26%) P3O
3 2 (0.47%) EMIR
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.23%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.23%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.47%) NDS
3 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 52 (12.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) nmon
Vendors
1 64 (14.88%) HP
2 58 (13.49%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.49%) Oracle
3 18 (4.19%) Citrix
4 15 (3.49%) SAP
5 11 (2.56%) IBM
6 10 (2.33%) Sybase
7 7 (1.63%) Siebel
7 7 (1.63%) Cisco
7 7 (1.63%) Murex
8 6 (1.40%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (1.40%) Remedy
8 6 (1.40%) Wall Street Systems
8 6 (1.40%) WorldPay
9 5 (1.16%) Calypso
10 4 (0.93%) VMware
10 4 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (0.93%) Reuters
11 3 (0.70%) Symantec
11 3 (0.70%) Altiris
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