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 26 May 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 231 242 189
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -53
Contract jobs citing ISEB 209 191 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.96% 0.86% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.79% 5.35% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 132 202
Median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +0.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -7.25%
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
3610 3567 3714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 16.60% 16.03% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2511 2297 2550
Median daily rate £450 £415 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 92 117
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.86 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the London region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +29 35 £425 - 21
Hayes - 4 £425 -
Croydon -12 3 £450 -4.25% 1
Greenford - 2 £243 -
Westminster - 2 £440 -
Ilford - 1 £388 -
Teddington - 1 £275 -
Docklands, London - 1 £600 -
Osterley - 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - 1 £313 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 184 (43.19%) ISTQB
2 170 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
3 161 (37.79%) Finance
4 123 (28.87%) SQL
5 96 (22.54%) Test Scripting
6 92 (21.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 88 (20.66%) PRINCE2
8 84 (19.72%) Security Cleared
9 81 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 81 (19.01%) Business Analysis
10 80 (18.78%) Microsoft
11 74 (17.37%) HP Quality Center
12 73 (17.14%) Software Testing
13 66 (15.49%) Banking
14 64 (15.02%) HP
15 61 (14.32%) QA
16 60 (14.08%) SQL Server
17 56 (13.15%) JIRA
18 55 (12.91%) Test Automation
19 52 (12.21%) Project Management
20 50 (11.74%) Degree
21 49 (11.50%) Selenium
21 49 (11.50%) SDLC
22 48 (11.27%) Test Management
23 46 (10.80%) Integration Testing
23 46 (10.80%) Test Strategy
24 44 (10.33%) SC Cleared
25 43 (10.09%) .NET
26 42 (9.86%) MS Office
26 42 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.05%) Confluence
3 3 (0.70%) JBoss
4 2 (0.47%) SAS
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) Documentum
5 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 42 (9.86%) MS Office
2 32 (7.51%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.52%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 21 (4.93%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.70%) Sonata
2 3 (0.70%) Tercero
3 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Aligne
4 1 (0.23%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.23%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.64%) SaaS
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.47%) Silverpop
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.23%) IaaS
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.47%) Intranet
2 1 (0.23%) ATM
2 1 (0.23%) HTTP
2 1 (0.23%) IMAP
2 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.69%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (1.64%) NonStop SQL
4 7 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 4 (0.94%) Cognos Report Studio
5 4 (0.94%) MySQL
5 4 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.47%) Big Data
6 2 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.23%) DB2
7 1 (0.23%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (0.23%) QlikView
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.23%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 56 (13.15%) JIRA
2 49 (11.50%) Selenium
3 31 (7.28%) HP UFT
4 27 (6.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (5.16%) Toad
6 19 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 18 (4.23%) LoadRunner
7 18 (4.23%) SpecFlow
7 18 (4.23%) WebDriver
8 17 (3.99%) Visual Studio
9 13 (3.05%) SoapUI
10 12 (2.82%) JMeter
11 5 (1.17%) Protractor
11 5 (1.17%) Selenium IDE
12 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
12 4 (0.94%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.70%) Arquillian
13 3 (0.70%) Burp Suite
13 3 (0.70%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.70%) Git (software)
General
1 161 (37.79%) Finance
2 66 (15.49%) Banking
3 19 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.52%) Retail
5 13 (3.05%) Legal
6 12 (2.82%) Law
7 9 (2.11%) Retail Banking
7 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.17%) Advertising
8 5 (1.17%) Games
9 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.94%) Marketing
10 3 (0.70%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Back Office
12 1 (0.23%) Front Office
12 1 (0.23%) International Banking
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 266 (62.44%) Analyst
2 124 (29.11%) Test Analyst
3 111 (26.06%) Business Analyst
4 38 (8.92%) Tester
5 33 (7.75%) Test Manager
6 26 (6.10%) Automation Test Analyst
7 24 (5.63%) SQL Analyst
7 24 (5.63%) Test Leader
8 19 (4.46%) QA Analyst
8 19 (4.46%) Software Analyst
8 19 (4.46%) Test Engineer
9 17 (3.99%) Software Test Analyst
10 15 (3.52%) Agile Business Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) QA Test Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) Agile Test Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) Banking Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) Consultant
12 13 (3.05%) Financial Analyst
12 13 (3.05%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.09%) .NET
2 30 (7.04%) XML
3 16 (3.76%) SOAP
4 13 (3.05%) HTML
4 13 (3.05%) Web Services
5 12 (2.82%) Gherkin
6 11 (2.58%) MSMQ
7 6 (1.41%) WPF
8 4 (0.94%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.70%) REST
10 2 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.47%) FIX Protocol
10 2 (0.47%) FpML
10 2 (0.47%) RESTful
11 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.23%) CSS
11 1 (0.23%) EDI
11 1 (0.23%) Flash
11 1 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.35%) Derivative
3 10 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (1.64%) Credit Risk
4 7 (1.64%) IVR
4 7 (1.64%) Smartcard
5 6 (1.41%) Equities
6 5 (1.17%) MPEG
6 5 (1.17%) Reinsurance
6 5 (1.17%) STB
6 5 (1.17%) Visualisation
7 4 (0.94%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.94%) OTC Derivatives
7 4 (0.94%) PMI
7 4 (0.94%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.70%) Biometrics
8 3 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.23%) Windows
2 14 (3.29%) Unix
3 5 (1.17%) Linux
4 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.47%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.23%) AIX
5 1 (0.23%) Android
5 1 (0.23%) Solaris
5 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (22.54%) Test Scripting
3 88 (20.66%) PRINCE2
4 81 (19.01%) Business Analysis
4 81 (19.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 73 (17.14%) Software Testing
6 55 (12.91%) Test Automation
7 52 (12.21%) Project Management
8 49 (11.50%) SDLC
9 48 (11.27%) Test Management
10 46 (10.80%) Integration Testing
10 46 (10.80%) Test Strategy
11 42 (9.86%) Scrum
11 42 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (9.39%) Automated Testing
12 40 (9.39%) Functional Testing
13 39 (9.15%) System Integration Testing
14 38 (8.92%) Defect Management
14 38 (8.92%) Non-Functional Testing
15 36 (8.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 123 (28.87%) SQL
2 37 (8.69%) Java
3 34 (7.98%) C#
4 16 (3.76%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.76%) VBScript
5 10 (2.35%) Python
6 5 (1.17%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.94%) VB
8 3 (0.70%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.70%) VBA
9 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.47%) Perl
9 2 (0.47%) Ruby
9 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.23%) C
10 1 (0.23%) Jython
10 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 184 (43.19%) ISTQB
2 92 (21.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 84 (19.72%) Security Cleared
4 50 (11.74%) Degree
5 44 (10.33%) SC Cleared
6 28 (6.57%) PMI Certification
7 27 (6.34%) DV Cleared
8 24 (5.63%) PMP
9 15 (3.52%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (2.35%) CBAP
10 10 (2.35%) IIBA
10 10 (2.35%) PhD
11 9 (2.11%) CLAS
12 8 (1.88%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (1.64%) CISSP
14 6 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
16 2 (0.47%) CITP
16 2 (0.47%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (14.32%) QA
2 9 (2.11%) Data Quality
2 9 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.11%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.47%) GAAP
3 2 (0.47%) RMADS
3 2 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.23%) EMIR
4 1 (0.23%) MiFID
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Docker
1 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 74 (17.37%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 80 (18.78%) Microsoft
2 64 (15.02%) HP
3 40 (9.39%) Oracle
4 32 (7.51%) Cognos
5 24 (5.63%) IBM
6 11 (2.58%) Sybase
7 6 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.17%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.17%) Charles River
8 5 (1.17%) Reuters
9 4 (0.94%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.94%) Informatica
9 4 (0.94%) Siebel
9 4 (0.94%) Sun
10 3 (0.70%) Avaloq
10 3 (0.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.70%) CODA
10 3 (0.70%) Compaq
10 3 (0.70%) SAP
10 3 (0.70%) webMethods
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