The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 160 174 155
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 331 243 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.37% 1.12% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.22% 7.29% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 157 206
Average daily rate £380 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.85 £187.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.95% -86.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
4026 3332 3939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.62% 15.41% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2690 2001 2314
Average daily rate £410 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 111 115
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.72% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.79 £135.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISEB
England

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 2014.

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 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +23 100 £375 -7.40% 28
Croydon -6 6 £450 +12.50% 2
Bromley - 2 £350 -
Uxbridge - 2 £413 -
Docklands, London -1 1 £350 -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 216 (36.49%) ISTQB
2 174 (29.39%) Finance
3 136 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (21.62%) SQL
5 127 (21.45%) User Acceptance Testing
6 124 (20.95%) Test Scripting
7 119 (20.10%) Banking
8 114 (19.26%) Software Testing
9 102 (17.23%) HP Quality Center
10 99 (16.72%) QA
11 95 (16.05%) Degree
12 94 (15.88%) Business Analysis
13 82 (13.85%) PRINCE2
13 82 (13.85%) Selenium
14 81 (13.68%) Scrum
15 72 (12.16%) BDD
16 69 (11.66%) Java
17 67 (11.32%) E-Commerce
18 65 (10.98%) Project Management
18 65 (10.98%) Retail
19 63 (10.64%) Test Automation
20 62 (10.47%) Investment Banking
20 62 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
21 61 (10.30%) UML
21 61 (10.30%) Oracle
22 59 (9.97%) JIRA
23 58 (9.80%) Test Management
24 54 (9.12%) HP
24 54 (9.12%) Regression Testing
25 52 (8.78%) Waterfall

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 18 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.87%) CMS
3 9 (1.52%) MQSeries
4 8 (1.35%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.18%) Drupal
6 6 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.01%) Apache
7 5 (0.84%) IIS
7 5 (0.84%) Confluence
8 4 (0.68%) SAS
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.34%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.34%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) Documentum
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.73%) MS Office
3 19 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 15 (2.53%) MS Project
5 8 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.17%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 10 (1.69%) Agresso
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.34%) Magento
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.34%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.17%) RMDS
6 1 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 1 (0.17%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.68%) SaaS
2 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.53%) Internet
2 9 (1.52%) Wireshark
3 8 (1.35%) DVB
4 5 (0.84%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.68%) DNS
6 3 (0.51%) Firewall
7 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 2 (0.34%) Intranet
7 2 (0.34%) Network Security
8 1 (0.17%) NAS
8 1 (0.17%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.17%) ATM
8 1 (0.17%) DHCP
8 1 (0.17%) HTTP
8 1 (0.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 27 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.03%) Big Data
6 11 (1.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (1.69%) MySQL
8 8 (1.35%) DbVisualizer
8 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.35%) DB2
8 8 (1.35%) Data Mining
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.84%) QlikView
10 5 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.68%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.68%) MS Access
11 4 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 82 (13.85%) Selenium
2 59 (9.97%) JIRA
3 43 (7.26%) Cucumber
4 38 (6.42%) WebDriver
5 29 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 26 (4.39%) LoadRunner
7 19 (3.21%) SoapUI
8 15 (2.53%) FitNesse
9 11 (1.86%) WATIR
9 11 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.86%) JMeter
9 11 (1.86%) Calabash
10 10 (1.69%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.69%) JBehave
11 9 (1.52%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.35%) Rational Performance Tester
13 6 (1.01%) Maven
13 6 (1.01%) RequisitePro
13 6 (1.01%) eggPlant
14 5 (0.84%) WinRunner
General
1 174 (29.39%) Finance
2 119 (20.10%) Banking
3 65 (10.98%) Retail
4 62 (10.47%) Investment Banking
5 27 (4.56%) Back Office
6 26 (4.39%) Telecoms
7 16 (2.70%) Games
8 14 (2.36%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.69%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.35%) Publishing
10 8 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.18%) Billing
12 6 (1.01%) Front Office
12 6 (1.01%) Legal
13 5 (0.84%) Law
13 5 (0.84%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.51%) Italian Language
14 3 (0.51%) French Language
14 3 (0.51%) German Language
Job Titles
1 285 (48.14%) Analyst
2 164 (27.70%) Business Analyst
3 125 (21.11%) Test Analyst
4 92 (15.54%) Tester
5 67 (11.32%) Test Manager
6 56 (9.46%) Test Leader
7 42 (7.09%) Test Engineer
8 29 (4.90%) Developer
9 21 (3.55%) QA Tester
10 19 (3.21%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (2.70%) Agile Business Analyst
12 15 (2.53%) IT Business Analyst
13 14 (2.36%) QA Engineer
13 14 (2.36%) Agile Test Analyst
14 13 (2.20%) Project Manager
15 12 (2.03%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 11 (1.86%) Technical Analyst
16 11 (1.86%) Senior Tester
17 10 (1.69%) Performance Tester
17 10 (1.69%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.57%) Web Services
2 32 (5.41%) XML
3 27 (4.56%) .NET
4 25 (4.22%) HTML
5 11 (1.86%) SOAP
5 11 (1.86%) Flash
6 9 (1.52%) J2EE
7 8 (1.35%) Ajax
8 7 (1.18%) REST
8 7 (1.18%) Gherkin
9 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.01%) DHTML
10 5 (0.84%) FpML
11 4 (0.68%) LAMP
11 4 (0.68%) XSLT
11 4 (0.68%) CSS
12 3 (0.51%) Cocoa
12 3 (0.51%) Cocoa Touch
13 2 (0.34%) Apache Flex
13 2 (0.34%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.09%) Computer Science
2 27 (4.56%) Derivative
3 25 (4.22%) STB
4 22 (3.72%) Open Source
5 17 (2.87%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 15 (2.53%) Fixed Income
7 13 (2.20%) MPEG
8 12 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.86%) Equities
10 9 (1.52%) Social Network
11 7 (1.18%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.18%) Digital Media
12 6 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
13 5 (0.84%) PMI
13 5 (0.84%) Kindle
13 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.84%) Video on Demand
13 5 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
14 4 (0.68%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.11%) UNIX
2 26 (4.39%) Linux
3 16 (2.70%) Android
3 16 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 12 (2.03%) Windows
5 4 (0.68%) SUSE
6 3 (0.51%) HPUX
7 2 (0.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.17%) VMS
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (22.97%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (21.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 124 (20.95%) Test Scripting
4 114 (19.26%) Software Testing
5 94 (15.88%) Business Analysis
6 82 (13.85%) PRINCE2
7 81 (13.68%) Scrum
8 72 (12.16%) BDD
9 67 (11.32%) E-Commerce
10 65 (10.98%) Project Management
11 63 (10.64%) Test Automation
12 62 (10.47%) Stakeholder Management
13 61 (10.30%) UML
14 58 (9.80%) Test Management
15 54 (9.12%) Regression Testing
16 52 (8.78%) Waterfall
17 50 (8.45%) Test Strategy
18 48 (8.11%) TDD
19 45 (7.60%) Automated Testing
20 42 (7.09%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 128 (21.62%) SQL
2 69 (11.66%) Java
3 40 (6.76%) C#
4 28 (4.73%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.72%) Ruby
6 19 (3.21%) Python
7 15 (2.53%) VBScript
8 12 (2.03%) C
9 9 (1.52%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.35%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.18%) Perl
11 7 (1.18%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.18%) VBA
12 6 (1.01%) VB
12 6 (1.01%) PHP
12 6 (1.01%) C++
13 3 (0.51%) Objective-C
14 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.34%) Groovy
14 2 (0.34%) F#
Qualifications
1 216 (36.49%) ISTQB
2 95 (16.05%) Degree
3 38 (6.42%) Security Cleared
4 35 (5.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 26 (4.39%) SC Cleared
6 16 (2.70%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.03%) IIBA
7 12 (2.03%) PMI Certification
8 11 (1.86%) CBAP
9 9 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 8 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (1.18%) Sun Certification
11 7 (1.18%) PMP
12 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.68%) CITP
13 4 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
14 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Certified Architect
15 2 (0.34%) OCMJEA
16 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (16.72%) QA
2 10 (1.69%) EMIR
3 6 (1.01%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (0.84%) FATCA
5 4 (0.68%) MiFID
5 4 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.34%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.17%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 8583
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.17%) Basel III
System Software
1 6 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.51%) NDS
2 3 (0.51%) Cygwin
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 102 (17.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 61 (10.30%) Oracle
2 54 (9.12%) HP
3 51 (8.61%) Microsoft
4 17 (2.87%) Business Objects
4 17 (2.87%) IBM
5 15 (2.53%) Cognos
6 11 (1.86%) SAP
6 11 (1.86%) Informatica
6 11 (1.86%) hybris
7 6 (1.01%) Sitecore
7 6 (1.01%) ATG
7 6 (1.01%) EPiServer
7 6 (1.01%) RedDot
7 6 (1.01%) VMware
7 6 (1.01%) Murex
8 5 (0.84%) Calypso
8 5 (0.84%) Citrix
8 5 (0.84%) Siebel
8 5 (0.84%) Cisco
8 5 (0.84%) Sybase
Central London / West End
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £375 - £415 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Experis IT
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £125.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis IT
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: From £375 to £450 per day £Excellent Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nicoll Curtin
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £615.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 23 days ago