Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > London
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 453 415 340
Rank change year-on-year -38 -75 -79
Contract jobs citing ISEB 112 218 296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.48% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 2.91% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 152 173
London median daily rate £463 £478 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.14% +6.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £313
90th Percentile £543 £650 £585
England median daily rate £404 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.88% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £16.50 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -85.65% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -27.50% +11.11%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,110 7,498 7,310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.59% 16.38% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,974 4,835 4,795
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £281 £300
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 205 162
London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -0.54% +8.28%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £13.37
90th Percentile £58.33 £49.19 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.07 £23.00 £28.35
% change year-on-year +52.46% -18.86% +7.98%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in London

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in London

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in London over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in London

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB 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 6 months to 25 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -6 28 £475 -5.00% 6
South London +30 5 £425 -22.73%
West London +10 2 £350 -50.00% 2
East London +9 1 £475 -26.92%
North London -1 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (51.79%) ISTQB
3 38 (33.93%) Business Analysis
4 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
5 33 (29.46%) Finance
6 31 (27.68%) Scrum
7 23 (20.54%) JIRA
7 23 (20.54%) Selenium
8 21 (18.75%) Degree
9 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
10 19 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (16.07%) QA
11 18 (16.07%) BDD
12 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
13 16 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (14.29%) Java
13 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (13.39%) Azure
15 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
15 14 (12.50%) Cucumber
15 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
15 14 (12.50%) User Stories
15 14 (12.50%) Project Delivery
16 13 (11.61%) SQL
17 12 (10.71%) PRINCE2
17 12 (10.71%) Project Management
17 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
17 12 (10.71%) Front Office
17 12 (10.71%) AWS
17 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 10 (8.93%) Confluence
2 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.89%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.68%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.89%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.89%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.39%) Azure
2 12 (10.71%) AWS
3 4 (3.57%) Azure Functions
3 4 (3.57%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
3 4 (3.57%) GCP
3 4 (3.57%) Serverless
4 3 (2.68%) BrowserStack
4 3 (2.68%) SaaS
5 2 (1.79%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.89%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) BGP
1 1 (0.89%) Firewall
1 1 (0.89%) Internet
1 1 (0.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
2 4 (3.57%) SAP HANA
2 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (1.79%) BigQuery
4 2 (1.79%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.89%) Big Data
5 1 (0.89%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.89%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) Power BI
5 1 (0.89%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 23 (20.54%) JIRA
1 23 (20.54%) Selenium
2 14 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (9.82%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.04%) JMeter
4 9 (8.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 7 (6.25%) LoadRunner
6 6 (5.36%) SpecFlow
6 6 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (4.46%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.46%) WebDriver
8 4 (3.57%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.57%) Visual Studio
9 2 (1.79%) Appium
9 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.89%) Bitbucket Server
10 1 (0.89%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.89%) JUnit
10 1 (0.89%) NeoLoad
General
1 33 (29.46%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Front Office
3 10 (8.93%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.57%) Retail
6 3 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Electronics
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Fire and Rescue
7 1 (0.89%) International Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Local Government
7 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.89%) Marketing
7 1 (0.89%) Police
7 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (56.25%) Analyst
2 43 (38.39%) Business Analyst
3 18 (16.07%) Test Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.93%) Test Leader
6 9 (8.04%) Test Engineer
7 8 (7.14%) Developer
8 7 (6.25%) Developer in Test
8 7 (6.25%) Project Manager
9 6 (5.36%) Project Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) SAP Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) SAP BI Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) SAP Business Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.82%) Web Services
2 5 (4.46%) RESTful
2 5 (4.46%) SOAP
3 4 (3.57%) Gherkin
4 3 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.68%) GraphQL
4 3 (2.68%) React Native
4 3 (2.68%) REST
4 3 (2.68%) Spring
5 2 (1.79%) .NET
5 2 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.79%) Kafka
5 2 (1.79%) Node.js
5 2 (1.79%) WebdriverIO
6 1 (0.89%) IDoc
6 1 (0.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.04%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (4.46%) User Experience
5 4 (3.57%) Equities
5 4 (3.57%) NHS
6 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.68%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.79%) Bitcoin
7 2 (1.79%) Derivative
7 2 (1.79%) EPoS
7 2 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.79%) Reference Data
7 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.89%) PMI
8 1 (0.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.68%) Windows
2 2 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (33.93%) Business Analysis
3 34 (30.36%) Test Automation
4 31 (27.68%) Scrum
5 20 (17.86%) Software Testing
6 19 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.07%) BDD
8 17 (15.18%) Test Strategy
9 16 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (12.50%) Project Delivery
10 14 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 14 (12.50%) User Stories
11 12 (10.71%) PRINCE2
11 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (10.71%) Project Management
12 11 (9.82%) Regression Testing
13 10 (8.93%) Analytics
14 9 (8.04%) Non-Functional Testing
14 9 (8.04%) SDLC
14 9 (8.04%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) Java
2 13 (11.61%) SQL
3 6 (5.36%) C#
4 4 (3.57%) C++
5 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.79%) Java 8
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) Python
6 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (51.79%) ISTQB
2 21 (18.75%) Degree
3 14 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.93%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (8.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.46%) APMP
8 2 (1.79%) CBAP
8 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.89%) IIBA
9 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.89%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.89%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (16.07%) QA
2 4 (3.57%) GDPR
3 2 (1.79%) PMO
3 2 (1.79%) PSD2
4 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.89%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.68%) Kibana
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) SAP
3 7 (6.25%) HP
4 6 (5.36%) Google
5 3 (2.68%) Reuters
5 3 (2.68%) Sparx
6 2 (1.79%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.79%) Oracle
6 2 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.89%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.89%) Avaloq
7 1 (0.89%) Blue Prism
7 1 (0.89%) Charles River
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco
7 1 (0.89%) Cognos
7 1 (0.89%) F5
7 1 (0.89%) IBM
7 1 (0.89%) IFS
7 1 (0.89%) Informatica
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com