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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 224 224 215
Rank change year-on-year
0 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 214 219 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.91% 0.93% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 5.87% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 126 157
Average daily rate
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£411 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £57.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +123.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +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
3668 3730 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.63% 15.86% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2392 2395 2164
Average daily rate £425 £423 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +0.59%
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 89 107 121
Average hourly rate £22.25 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.10% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £43.00 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -26 46 £406 -4.41% 25
Paddington - 4 £500 -
Docklands, London -10 1 £593 +18.50%
Sidcup - 1 £380 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 177 (43.81%) ISTQB
2 159 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (34.90%) Finance
4 95 (23.51%) Business Analysis
5 94 (23.27%) Banking
6 89 (22.03%) SQL
6 89 (22.03%) QA
7 82 (20.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 77 (19.06%) Test Scripting
9 74 (18.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 73 (18.07%) Software Testing
11 64 (15.84%) Test Strategy
12 57 (14.11%) SDLC
13 56 (13.86%) HP
14 54 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
15 52 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
16 51 (12.62%) Degree
17 50 (12.38%) Microsoft
18 49 (12.13%) Scrum
18 49 (12.13%) Test Automation
19 48 (11.88%) Java
20 47 (11.63%) .NET
20 47 (11.63%) Waterfall
21 46 (11.39%) Selenium
22 45 (11.14%) PRINCE2
23 42 (10.40%) Oracle
24 41 (10.15%) Regression Testing
24 41 (10.15%) JIRA
25 40 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
25 40 (9.90%) Project Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (3.71%) CMS
2 6 (1.49%) LiveLink
2 6 (1.49%) Confluence
3 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.50%) IIS
4 2 (0.50%) Apache
4 2 (0.50%) Magnolia
5 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.25%) Documentum
5 1 (0.25%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.25%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 38 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.18%) MS Office
3 15 (3.71%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.72%) MS Project
5 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.74%) Unica
4 3 (0.74%) Summit
4 3 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.50%) Endur
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.50%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.50%) MultiFonds
5 2 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.50%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.25%) arcHouse
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.50%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.73%) ATM
2 3 (0.74%) HTTP
2 3 (0.74%) TCP/IP
2 3 (0.74%) RTSP
3 2 (0.50%) Unified Communications
3 2 (0.50%) Internet
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) VoIP
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.20%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.23%) MySQL
4 6 (1.49%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.24%) Big Data
6 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.74%) Star Schema
8 2 (0.50%) DB2
8 2 (0.50%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (11.39%) Selenium
2 41 (10.15%) JIRA
3 19 (4.70%) Cucumber
4 17 (4.21%) HP UFT
5 16 (3.96%) WebDriver
6 13 (3.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (2.97%) LoadRunner
8 11 (2.72%) FitNesse
9 9 (2.23%) JUnit
10 8 (1.98%) JMeter
11 7 (1.73%) PowerBuilder
11 7 (1.73%) SoapUI
12 6 (1.49%) Git (software)
13 5 (1.24%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.99%) Appium
15 3 (0.74%) Calabash
15 3 (0.74%) eggPlant
15 3 (0.74%) NeoLoad
15 3 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 141 (34.90%) Finance
2 94 (23.27%) Banking
3 36 (8.91%) Retail
4 34 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.70%) Legal
6 16 (3.96%) General Ledger
7 14 (3.47%) Telecoms
8 13 (3.22%) Law
9 11 (2.72%) Corporate Banking
10 10 (2.48%) Retail Banking
11 7 (1.73%) Marketing
11 7 (1.73%) Front Office
12 6 (1.49%) Billing
13 5 (1.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.99%) Local Government
15 3 (0.74%) Advertising
16 2 (0.50%) German Language
16 2 (0.50%) Italian Language
17 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 241 (59.65%) Analyst
2 130 (32.18%) Business Analyst
3 99 (24.50%) Test Analyst
4 53 (13.12%) Test Manager
5 47 (11.63%) Tester
6 24 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
6 24 (5.94%) Test Leader
7 21 (5.20%) QA Analyst
8 14 (3.47%) Senior Business Analyst
8 14 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 12 (2.97%) Consultant
9 12 (2.97%) QA Test Analyst
10 11 (2.72%) Developer
10 11 (2.72%) Banking Business Analyst
11 9 (2.23%) Agile Business Analyst
11 9 (2.23%) QA Tester
12 8 (1.98%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (1.98%) Programme Manager
12 8 (1.98%) Manual Tester
12 8 (1.98%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (11.63%) .NET
2 15 (3.71%) XML
3 9 (2.23%) HTML
4 8 (1.98%) .NET Framework
4 8 (1.98%) MSMQ
5 7 (1.73%) SOAP
6 6 (1.49%) Web Services
6 6 (1.49%) REST
7 5 (1.24%) Middleware
8 4 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.99%) CSS
8 4 (0.99%) JSP
8 4 (0.99%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.74%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.74%) FpML
9 3 (0.74%) JSON
10 2 (0.50%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.50%) J2EE
10 2 (0.50%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.50%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 52 (12.87%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 18 (4.46%) Derivative
4 17 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 15 (3.71%) SWIFT
6 14 (3.47%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.22%) Equities
8 10 (2.48%) Fixed Income
8 10 (2.48%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.98%) MPEG
10 7 (1.73%) STB
10 7 (1.73%) User Experience
11 5 (1.24%) Digital Media
11 5 (1.24%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.99%) Mathematics
12 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.99%) Reference Data
12 4 (0.99%) PKI
13 3 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.74%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.46%) UNIX
2 16 (3.96%) Windows
3 14 (3.47%) Linux
4 5 (1.24%) Solaris
5 4 (0.99%) AIX
6 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.50%) Android
6 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (39.36%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (23.51%) Business Analysis
3 82 (20.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 77 (19.06%) Test Scripting
5 73 (18.07%) Software Testing
6 64 (15.84%) Test Strategy
7 57 (14.11%) SDLC
8 49 (12.13%) Test Automation
8 49 (12.13%) Scrum
9 47 (11.63%) Waterfall
10 45 (11.14%) PRINCE2
11 41 (10.15%) Regression Testing
12 40 (9.90%) Project Management
12 40 (9.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (9.41%) Use Case
14 34 (8.42%) Integration Testing
15 31 (7.67%) Performance Testing
16 28 (6.93%) Test Management
17 27 (6.68%) Automated Testing
17 27 (6.68%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 89 (22.03%) SQL
2 48 (11.88%) Java
3 22 (5.45%) C#
4 11 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 11 (2.72%) C
5 9 (2.23%) Ruby
6 8 (1.98%) VBScript
6 8 (1.98%) PHP
7 7 (1.73%) VB.NET
8 5 (1.24%) Python
8 5 (1.24%) T-SQL
9 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.50%) VBA
10 2 (0.50%) Perl
10 2 (0.50%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) Groovy
11 1 (0.25%) ABAP
11 1 (0.25%) VB
11 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 177 (43.81%) ISTQB
2 74 (18.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 51 (12.62%) Degree
4 28 (6.93%) Security Cleared
5 21 (5.20%) ISEB Practitioner
5 21 (5.20%) SC Cleared
6 14 (3.47%) IIBA
7 12 (2.97%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.48%) CBAP
9 6 (1.49%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 5 (1.24%) PMP
10 5 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.99%) APMG
11 4 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.74%) MCITP
13 1 (0.25%) HND
13 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (22.03%) QA
2 4 (0.99%) EMIR
2 4 (0.99%) MiFID
3 3 (0.74%) Dodd-Frank
3 3 (0.74%) P3O
4 2 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.25%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.25%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (13.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.25%) nmon
Vendors
1 56 (13.86%) HP
2 50 (12.38%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.40%) Oracle
4 14 (3.47%) SAP
5 11 (2.72%) IBM
5 11 (2.72%) Remedy
6 9 (2.23%) Sybase
7 7 (1.73%) Murex
7 7 (1.73%) OpenText
7 7 (1.73%) Capita
8 6 (1.49%) Siebel
8 6 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.49%) Wall Street Systems
9 5 (1.24%) Citrix
9 5 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (1.24%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.99%) VMware
10 4 (0.99%) Cisco
11 3 (0.74%) Adobe
11 3 (0.74%) BMC
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