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 27 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 210 221 199
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing ISEB 222 226 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.95% 0.93% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.20% 5.94% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 130 192
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
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
3583 3803 3790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.41% 15.70% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2357 2437 2383
Average daily rate £430 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 104
Average hourly rate £21.38 £19.93 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £48.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -12 50 £413 -2.94% 21
Paddington - 4 £500 -
Wimbledon - 3 £275 -
Docklands, London -9 1 £593 +18.50%
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 170 (40.77%) ISTQB
2 153 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (32.37%) Finance
4 104 (24.94%) Business Analysis
5 89 (21.34%) Banking
5 89 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (20.38%) SQL
7 80 (19.18%) QA
8 79 (18.94%) Test Scripting
9 78 (18.71%) Software Testing
10 75 (17.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 63 (15.11%) Test Strategy
12 61 (14.63%) SDLC
13 59 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
13 59 (14.15%) PRINCE2
14 55 (13.19%) HP
15 52 (12.47%) Microsoft
16 51 (12.23%) Java
16 51 (12.23%) Degree
17 49 (11.75%) Test Automation
18 48 (11.51%) Project Management
18 48 (11.51%) Scrum
19 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
20 44 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
20 44 (10.55%) Waterfall
21 42 (10.07%) Selenium
22 41 (9.83%) JIRA
22 41 (9.83%) Oracle
23 39 (9.35%) .NET
23 39 (9.35%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (3.36%) CMS
2 6 (1.44%) LiveLink
2 6 (1.44%) Confluence
3 3 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.48%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.48%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.24%) IIS
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.24%) Documentum
5 1 (0.24%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.24%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 32 (7.67%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.43%) MS Office
3 15 (3.60%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.64%) MS Project
5 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.96%) Summit
4 3 (0.72%) Unica
4 3 (0.72%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.48%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.48%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.48%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.48%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.48%) Endur
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.24%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.24%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.24%) arcHouse
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.72%) SaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.44%) ATM
2 4 (0.96%) Firewall
3 3 (0.72%) DWDM
3 3 (0.72%) MPLS
3 3 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.48%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.24%) RTSP
5 1 (0.24%) LAN
5 1 (0.24%) VoIP
5 1 (0.24%) WAN
5 1 (0.24%) HTTP
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.16%) MySQL
4 7 (1.68%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.20%) Big Data
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.72%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (10.07%) Selenium
2 41 (9.83%) JIRA
3 20 (4.80%) Cucumber
4 19 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (4.32%) WebDriver
6 11 (2.64%) FitNesse
7 10 (2.40%) JUnit
7 10 (2.40%) HP UFT
7 10 (2.40%) LoadRunner
8 8 (1.92%) SoapUI
9 7 (1.68%) PowerBuilder
9 7 (1.68%) TestDirector
10 6 (1.44%) JMeter
10 6 (1.44%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.44%) Git (software)
11 5 (1.20%) SpecFlow
12 4 (0.96%) XDE
13 3 (0.72%) NUnit
13 3 (0.72%) NeoLoad
14 2 (0.48%) eggPlant
General
1 135 (32.37%) Finance
2 89 (21.34%) Banking
3 39 (9.35%) Retail
4 30 (7.19%) Investment Banking
5 18 (4.32%) Law
5 18 (4.32%) Legal
6 15 (3.60%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.60%) General Ledger
7 10 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 10 (2.40%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.68%) Marketing
8 7 (1.68%) Billing
8 7 (1.68%) Front Office
9 5 (1.20%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.96%) Local Government
10 4 (0.96%) German Language
10 4 (0.96%) Back Office
11 3 (0.72%) Advertising
11 3 (0.72%) French Language
12 2 (0.48%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 237 (56.83%) Analyst
2 135 (32.37%) Business Analyst
3 90 (21.58%) Test Analyst
4 58 (13.91%) Test Manager
5 48 (11.51%) Tester
6 24 (5.76%) Test Leader
7 23 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 21 (5.04%) Senior Analyst
9 15 (3.60%) Senior Business Analyst
9 15 (3.60%) QA Analyst
10 13 (3.12%) Consultant
11 12 (2.88%) Agile Business Analyst
11 12 (2.88%) Banking Business Analyst
12 10 (2.40%) Developer
13 9 (2.16%) Manual Tester
14 8 (1.92%) Test Engineer
14 8 (1.92%) Junior Tester
14 8 (1.92%) Programme Manager
14 8 (1.92%) Junior
14 8 (1.92%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (9.35%) .NET
2 17 (4.08%) XML
3 11 (2.64%) SOAP
4 7 (1.68%) Web Services
4 7 (1.68%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.44%) REST
6 5 (1.20%) Middleware
7 4 (0.96%) FpML
7 4 (0.96%) Gherkin
8 2 (0.48%) HTML
8 2 (0.48%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.48%) J2EE
8 2 (0.48%) CSS
8 2 (0.48%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.48%) XML Schema
8 2 (0.48%) CGI
9 1 (0.24%) LAMP
9 1 (0.24%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.24%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.24%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 46 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (3.84%) Derivative
3 16 (3.84%) SWIFT
4 14 (3.36%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.88%) Equities
7 10 (2.40%) Fixed Income
8 9 (2.16%) MPEG
8 9 (2.16%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.92%) STB
10 5 (1.20%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.20%) User Experience
11 4 (0.96%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.96%) Reference Data
11 4 (0.96%) PKI
11 4 (0.96%) NHS
12 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.72%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.56%) Windows
2 15 (3.60%) UNIX
3 11 (2.64%) Linux
4 6 (1.44%) Solaris
5 5 (1.20%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) Android
6 2 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (24.94%) Business Analysis
3 89 (21.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 79 (18.94%) Test Scripting
5 78 (18.71%) Software Testing
6 63 (15.11%) Test Strategy
7 61 (14.63%) SDLC
8 59 (14.15%) PRINCE2
9 49 (11.75%) Test Automation
10 48 (11.51%) Project Management
10 48 (11.51%) Scrum
11 44 (10.55%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (10.55%) Waterfall
12 39 (9.35%) Regression Testing
13 36 (8.63%) Use Case
14 34 (8.15%) Test Management
15 32 (7.67%) Integration Testing
16 30 (7.19%) Performance Testing
17 29 (6.95%) CRM
18 26 (6.24%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 85 (20.38%) SQL
2 51 (12.23%) Java
3 27 (6.47%) C#
4 13 (3.12%) C
5 9 (2.16%) VBScript
6 8 (1.92%) VB.NET
6 8 (1.92%) PHP
7 7 (1.68%) Ruby
8 5 (1.20%) Python
8 5 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.96%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.48%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.48%) Perl
10 2 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.24%) ABAP
11 1 (0.24%) Groovy
11 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 170 (40.77%) ISTQB
2 75 (17.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (12.23%) Degree
4 32 (7.67%) Security Cleared
5 22 (5.28%) ISEB Practitioner
6 21 (5.04%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (3.60%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.36%) IIBA
10 9 (2.16%) CBAP
11 8 (1.92%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.68%) PMP
13 5 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.20%) APMG
14 2 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 1 (0.24%) APMP
15 1 (0.24%) CAPM
15 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (19.18%) QA
2 4 (0.96%) MiFID
3 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.72%) P3O
3 3 (0.72%) EMIR
4 2 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.24%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 59 (14.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 55 (13.19%) HP
2 52 (12.47%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.83%) Oracle
4 14 (3.36%) SAP
5 9 (2.16%) IBM
5 9 (2.16%) Remedy
6 7 (1.68%) OpenText
6 7 (1.68%) Murex
6 7 (1.68%) Capita
7 6 (1.44%) Wall Street Systems
8 5 (1.20%) Siebel
8 5 (1.20%) Bloomberg
8 5 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.96%) VMware
9 4 (0.96%) Cisco
9 4 (0.96%) Citrix
9 4 (0.96%) Informatica
9 4 (0.96%) Tableau
10 3 (0.72%) Yardi
10 3 (0.72%) VocaLink
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