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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 200 222 180
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -42
Contract jobs citing ISEB 236 210 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.11% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.10% 5.81% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 142 185
Average daily rate £425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £540 £546
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
3871 3614 3711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 18.28% 17.03% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2627 2428 2329
Average daily rate £450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 79 78
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +30 35 £488 +30.00% 17
Croydon -9 4 £273 -42.02%
Wimbledon - 4 £425 -
Hounslow - 2 £380 -
Romford - 1 £375 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 195 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 168 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (33.56%) Finance
4 120 (26.67%) SQL
5 100 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 94 (20.89%) Test Scripting
7 85 (18.89%) Business Analysis
8 84 (18.67%) Microsoft
9 83 (18.44%) PRINCE2
10 82 (18.22%) Software Testing
11 78 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
12 74 (16.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 70 (15.56%) Banking
14 68 (15.11%) QA
15 66 (14.67%) Test Automation
16 65 (14.44%) JIRA
17 63 (14.00%) HP
18 61 (13.56%) SQL Server
19 60 (13.33%) Project Management
20 57 (12.67%) Selenium
21 55 (12.22%) Java
22 54 (12.00%) C#
22 54 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
22 54 (12.00%) Degree
22 54 (12.00%) Automated Testing
23 52 (11.56%) BDD
23 52 (11.56%) Oracle
23 52 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
24 49 (10.89%) Scrum
25 48 (10.67%) SDLC

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 23 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.67%) Confluence
3 5 (1.11%) SAS
4 4 (0.89%) LiveLink
5 3 (0.67%) CMS
6 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.44%) JBoss
7 1 (0.22%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (8.00%) MS Office
2 32 (7.11%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.78%) MS Visio
4 12 (2.67%) MS Project
5 7 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 4 (0.89%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.89%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.67%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (0.67%) Sonata
3 3 (0.67%) Tercero
3 3 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.44%) Aligne
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.44%) Endur
4 2 (0.44%) OpenText Process Suite
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.22%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.44%) FTP
1 2 (0.44%) Intranet
1 2 (0.44%) LDAP
2 1 (0.22%) IMAP
2 1 (0.22%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.44%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.00%) Big Data
4 8 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.67%) DB2
6 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.67%) MySQL
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.44%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (0.44%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (0.44%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.44%) QlikView
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 65 (14.44%) JIRA
2 57 (12.67%) Selenium
3 43 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 32 (7.11%) Cucumber
5 27 (6.00%) SpecFlow
6 25 (5.56%) HP UFT
7 24 (5.33%) Visual Studio
8 23 (5.11%) SoapUI
9 21 (4.67%) WebDriver
10 16 (3.56%) Toad
11 15 (3.33%) Jenkins
12 14 (3.11%) Eclipse
12 14 (3.11%) Git (software)
13 10 (2.22%) JMeter
14 9 (2.00%) LoadRunner
15 7 (1.56%) Appium
15 7 (1.56%) Gerrit
16 6 (1.33%) TestDirector
17 4 (0.89%) PowerBuilder
17 4 (0.89%) XDE
General
1 151 (33.56%) Finance
2 70 (15.56%) Banking
3 28 (6.22%) Investment Banking
4 23 (5.11%) Legal
5 21 (4.67%) Law
6 18 (4.00%) Retail
7 10 (2.22%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.56%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.11%) Front Office
9 5 (1.11%) Marketing
10 4 (0.89%) Back Office
10 4 (0.89%) Billing
10 4 (0.89%) Games
10 4 (0.89%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.67%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Advertising
12 2 (0.44%) French Language
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (64.44%) Analyst
2 147 (32.67%) Test Analyst
3 108 (24.00%) Business Analyst
4 37 (8.22%) Tester
5 36 (8.00%) Test Manager
6 26 (5.78%) Test Leader
7 19 (4.22%) Automation Analyst
7 19 (4.22%) Project Manager
8 18 (4.00%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (3.78%) Consultant
9 17 (3.78%) SQL Analyst
9 17 (3.78%) UAT Analyst
10 16 (3.56%) Banking Analyst
10 16 (3.56%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (3.11%) Business IT Analyst
12 14 (3.11%) IT Analyst
12 14 (3.11%) IT Business Analyst
12 14 (3.11%) Test Consultant
13 13 (2.89%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (10.22%) .NET
2 31 (6.89%) XML
3 18 (4.00%) SOAP
4 12 (2.67%) Web Services
5 11 (2.44%) REST
6 9 (2.00%) Gherkin
6 9 (2.00%) MSMQ
7 8 (1.78%) HTML
8 7 (1.56%) FpML
8 7 (1.56%) WPF
9 5 (1.11%) Middleware
10 3 (0.67%) FIXML
10 3 (0.67%) JSON
10 3 (0.67%) XML Messaging
11 1 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.89%) Derivative
3 10 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.00%) Credit Risk
4 9 (2.00%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.56%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.56%) NHS
6 5 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 4 (0.89%) Data Centre
7 4 (0.89%) Equities
7 4 (0.89%) IVR
7 4 (0.89%) MPEG
7 4 (0.89%) PMI
7 4 (0.89%) Reinsurance
7 4 (0.89%) Smartcard
7 4 (0.89%) STB
8 3 (0.67%) Data Structures
8 3 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (5.78%) Windows
2 14 (3.11%) Unix
3 10 (2.22%) Linux
4 5 (1.11%) Android
4 5 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.89%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.67%) AIX
6 3 (0.67%) Solaris
7 2 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.22%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (37.33%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 94 (20.89%) Test Scripting
4 85 (18.89%) Business Analysis
5 83 (18.44%) PRINCE2
6 82 (18.22%) Software Testing
7 66 (14.67%) Test Automation
8 60 (13.33%) Project Management
9 54 (12.00%) Automated Testing
9 54 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 52 (11.56%) BDD
11 49 (10.89%) Scrum
12 48 (10.67%) SDLC
13 41 (9.11%) Test Management
14 40 (8.89%) Test Strategy
15 39 (8.67%) Defect Management
16 38 (8.44%) Manual Testing
17 36 (8.00%) TDD
18 35 (7.78%) Regression Testing
19 33 (7.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 120 (26.67%) SQL
2 55 (12.22%) Java
3 54 (12.00%) C#
4 9 (2.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.78%) VBScript
6 7 (1.56%) MATLAB
6 7 (1.56%) Ruby
7 6 (1.33%) Python
8 4 (0.89%) VB
8 4 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.67%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.67%) C
9 3 (0.67%) C++
10 2 (0.44%) Perl
10 2 (0.44%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 195 (43.33%) ISTQB
2 74 (16.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 54 (12.00%) Degree
4 41 (9.11%) Security Cleared
5 27 (6.00%) PMI Certification
6 23 (5.11%) PMP
7 19 (4.22%) DV Cleared
8 18 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 17 (3.78%) SC Cleared
10 16 (3.56%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (2.44%) CTC Cleared
12 8 (1.78%) PhD
13 7 (1.56%) CBAP
14 5 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 2 (0.44%) APMG
16 2 (0.44%) CAPM
16 2 (0.44%) CLAS
16 2 (0.44%) DBS Check
16 2 (0.44%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (15.11%) QA
2 12 (2.67%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.67%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.89%) MiFID
4 3 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.44%) GAAP
5 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) RMADS
6 1 (0.22%) COBIT
6 1 (0.22%) EMIR
6 1 (0.22%) FATCA
6 1 (0.22%) SDET
System Software
1 2 (0.44%) Varnish
2 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 78 (17.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 84 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 63 (14.00%) HP
3 52 (11.56%) Oracle
4 26 (5.78%) Cognos
5 19 (4.22%) IBM
6 14 (3.11%) Informatica
7 11 (2.44%) Sybase
8 9 (2.00%) Murex
9 7 (1.56%) SAP
10 6 (1.33%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.11%) ATG
11 5 (1.11%) hybris
12 4 (0.89%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.89%) Charles River
12 4 (0.89%) OpenText
12 4 (0.89%) Reuters
12 4 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.67%) Avaloq
13 3 (0.67%) Tableau
13 3 (0.67%) webMethods
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