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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 223 165 188
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +23
Contract jobs citing ISEB 190 289 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.86% 1.28% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.44% 7.85% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 211 144
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.00 £39.75 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.04% +71.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -3.63%
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
3495 3681 3252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 15.77% 16.27% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2260 2532 1932
Average daily rate £413 £413 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 117 130
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -37 45 £425 +13.33% 25
Croydon -9 3 £470 +1.07% 1
Paddington - 3 £500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Beckenham - 1 £325 -
New Malden - 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £510 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 167 (43.38%) ISTQB
2 151 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (38.70%) Finance
4 99 (25.71%) SQL
5 96 (24.94%) QA
6 84 (21.82%) Banking
7 81 (21.04%) Test Scripting
8 77 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 75 (19.48%) Business Analysis
10 71 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 62 (16.10%) Software Testing
12 59 (15.32%) Selenium
12 59 (15.32%) Test Strategy
12 59 (15.32%) .NET
13 58 (15.06%) Project Management
14 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
15 56 (14.55%) HP
16 55 (14.29%) Degree
17 53 (13.77%) Test Automation
18 52 (13.51%) Oracle
19 50 (12.99%) PRINCE2
19 50 (12.99%) Waterfall
19 50 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
20 49 (12.73%) MS Excel
21 48 (12.47%) JIRA
22 46 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
22 46 (11.95%) Scrum
23 43 (11.17%) Regression Testing
24 42 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
24 42 (10.91%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (2.86%) CMS
2 5 (1.30%) Confluence
2 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.78%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.52%) Magnolia
4 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.52%) IIS
4 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.26%) Apache
5 1 (0.26%) Documentum
5 1 (0.26%) SAP EP
5 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
Applications
1 49 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.57%) MS Office
3 12 (3.12%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (3.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.52%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.52%) Unica
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.26%) Agresso
3 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.52%) GitHub
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.12%) TCP/IP
2 8 (2.08%) HTTP
2 8 (2.08%) SAN
2 8 (2.08%) Internet
3 4 (1.04%) ATM
4 3 (0.78%) RTSP
5 2 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.52%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.26%) 4G
6 1 (0.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.26%) LDAP
6 1 (0.26%) GPRS
6 1 (0.26%) GSM
6 1 (0.26%) DNS
6 1 (0.26%) SMS
6 1 (0.26%) UMTS
6 1 (0.26%) VoIP
6 1 (0.26%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 11 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (1.56%) MySQL
4 6 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (1.30%) DB2
6 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 4 (1.04%) Big Data
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.52%) Essbase
8 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.52%) DbVisualizer
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 59 (15.32%) Selenium
2 48 (12.47%) JIRA
3 31 (8.05%) Cucumber
4 23 (5.97%) WebDriver
4 23 (5.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (3.64%) Git (software)
6 12 (3.12%) Appium
7 11 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (2.86%) JUnit
8 10 (2.60%) LoadRunner
8 10 (2.60%) SoapUI
8 10 (2.60%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.34%) Calabash
10 6 (1.56%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.30%) FitNesse
11 5 (1.30%) JBehave
11 5 (1.30%) Hudson
11 5 (1.30%) TestNG
11 5 (1.30%) Toad
General
1 149 (38.70%) Finance
2 84 (21.82%) Banking
3 35 (9.09%) Retail
4 31 (8.05%) Investment Banking
5 19 (4.94%) Legal
6 15 (3.90%) General Ledger
7 11 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
7 11 (2.86%) Law
8 10 (2.60%) Retail Banking
9 9 (2.34%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.56%) Marketing
11 5 (1.30%) Local Government
12 4 (1.04%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.78%) Back Office
14 2 (0.52%) Front Office
14 2 (0.52%) Games
14 2 (0.52%) Billing
15 1 (0.26%) German Language
15 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 213 (55.32%) Analyst
2 107 (27.79%) Business Analyst
3 91 (23.64%) Test Analyst
4 56 (14.55%) Tester
5 42 (10.91%) Test Manager
6 25 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 22 (5.71%) Test Leader
8 20 (5.19%) QA Analyst
9 15 (3.90%) Consultant
9 15 (3.90%) QA Tester
10 14 (3.64%) Developer
11 13 (3.38%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (3.12%) Senior Business Analyst
13 11 (2.86%) Project Manager
14 10 (2.60%) Manual Tester
14 10 (2.60%) Junior
15 9 (2.34%) UAT Analyst
15 9 (2.34%) Junior Tester
16 8 (2.08%) Test Specialist
16 8 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (15.32%) .NET
2 32 (8.31%) HTML
3 18 (4.68%) JSP
4 17 (4.42%) ASP.NET
5 16 (4.16%) XML
6 10 (2.60%) Web Services
6 10 (2.60%) MSMQ
7 8 (2.08%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.56%) SOAP
8 6 (1.56%) Gherkin
9 5 (1.30%) J2EE
10 4 (1.04%) Middleware
10 4 (1.04%) CSS
11 3 (0.78%) JSON
11 3 (0.78%) REST
11 3 (0.78%) FpML
11 3 (0.78%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.52%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.52%) Flash
12 2 (0.52%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.42%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.16%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.86%) MPEG
4 11 (2.86%) STB
5 10 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 9 (2.34%) Derivative
6 9 (2.34%) Equities
7 8 (2.08%) SWIFT
8 7 (1.82%) User Experience
8 7 (1.82%) Open Source
8 7 (1.82%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (1.30%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.04%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 3 (0.78%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.09%) UNIX
2 17 (4.42%) Linux
3 7 (1.82%) Windows
4 4 (1.04%) Solaris
4 4 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.78%) Android
6 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (39.22%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (21.04%) Test Scripting
3 75 (19.48%) Business Analysis
4 71 (18.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 62 (16.10%) Software Testing
6 59 (15.32%) Test Strategy
7 58 (15.06%) Project Management
8 53 (13.77%) Test Automation
9 50 (12.99%) PRINCE2
9 50 (12.99%) Waterfall
10 46 (11.95%) Scrum
11 43 (11.17%) Regression Testing
12 42 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
13 38 (9.87%) ITIL
14 34 (8.83%) Integration Testing
15 32 (8.31%) Use Case
16 31 (8.05%) Automated Testing
16 31 (8.05%) Test Management
16 31 (8.05%) Migration
17 27 (7.01%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 99 (25.71%) SQL
2 42 (10.91%) Java
3 31 (8.05%) JavaScript
4 14 (3.64%) C#
5 12 (3.12%) Ruby
6 10 (2.60%) VBScript
7 9 (2.34%) VB.NET
8 8 (2.08%) Python
9 7 (1.82%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.82%) Scala
10 5 (1.30%) Groovy
10 5 (1.30%) PHP
10 5 (1.30%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.78%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) C++
11 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.26%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.26%) ABAP
13 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 167 (43.38%) ISTQB
2 77 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 55 (14.29%) Degree
4 30 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.75%) ISEB Practitioner
6 23 (5.97%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (2.34%) IIBA
8 9 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 7 (1.82%) MCITP
10 7 (1.82%) CBAP
10 7 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
12 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.78%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.52%) CISM
14 2 (0.52%) CISSP
14 2 (0.52%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (24.94%) QA
2 4 (1.04%) P3O
3 2 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.26%) FATCA
4 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.26%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) EMIR
4 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 46 (11.95%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 57 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 56 (14.55%) HP
3 52 (13.51%) Oracle
4 17 (4.42%) Citrix
5 13 (3.38%) SAP
5 13 (3.38%) IBM
6 10 (2.60%) Sybase
7 8 (2.08%) Siebel
8 7 (1.82%) Remedy
8 7 (1.82%) Cisco
9 6 (1.56%) Wall Street Systems
10 5 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.04%) WorldPay
11 4 (1.04%) VMware
11 4 (1.04%) Reuters
11 4 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.78%) Altiris
12 3 (0.78%) Tableau
12 3 (0.78%) BMC
12 3 (0.78%) Hyperion
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
East London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago