Period
to 28 January 2020

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 28 January 2020 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
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 428 415 374
Rank change year-on-year -13 -41 -54
Contract jobs citing ISEB 75 211 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.25% 0.48% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.39% 2.96% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 128 173
London median daily rate £425 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +8.57% -2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £292
90th Percentile £525 £608 £563
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.97 £52.00 £18.41
% change year-on-year -7.75% +182.53% -50.92%

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 5,407 7,127 8,026
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.03% 16.16% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,645 4,560 5,322
London median daily rate £500 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.04% +5.95%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £668
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.50% +5.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 158 187
London median hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +36.90% -2.33%
10th Percentile £18.66 £12.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £24.56
% change year-on-year +16.67% +22.15% -7.32%

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 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in London

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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 28 January 2020. 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 +50 25 £444 +9.57% 7
South London +41 4 £450 -2.70% 1
West London +22 1 - - 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Test Automation
3 34 (45.33%) ISTQB
4 30 (40.00%) Selenium
5 23 (30.67%) Scrum
6 22 (29.33%) JIRA
6 22 (29.33%) Java
7 21 (28.00%) QA
8 20 (26.67%) Business Analysis
8 20 (26.67%) Finance
8 20 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
9 16 (21.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (17.33%) Web Services
11 13 (17.33%) Banking
12 12 (16.00%) Degree
13 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
14 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
14 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
14 10 (13.33%) BDD
14 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
15 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
15 9 (12.00%) Confluence
15 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (12.00%) Test Planning
15 9 (12.00%) SQL

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 9 (12.00%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.33%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.33%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Azure
2 2 (2.67%) AWS
2 2 (2.67%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (2.67%) GCP
2 2 (2.67%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
3 1 (1.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.33%) BGP
1 1 (1.33%) Firewall
1 1 (1.33%) HTTP
1 1 (1.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Big Data
3 2 (2.67%) Power BI
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (40.00%) Selenium
2 22 (29.33%) JIRA
3 20 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 9 (12.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.67%) Postman
6 5 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 5 (6.67%) Zephyr
7 4 (5.33%) Bitbucket
7 4 (5.33%) JBehave
7 4 (5.33%) JMeter
7 4 (5.33%) JUnit
7 4 (5.33%) REST Assured
7 4 (5.33%) SpecFlow
8 3 (4.00%) HP UFT
8 3 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.67%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.67%) Rational Functional Tester
9 2 (2.67%) SilkTest
General
1 20 (26.67%) Finance
2 13 (17.33%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Front Office
4 3 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (54.67%) Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.67%) Test Leader
5 6 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.67%) Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Developer in Test
6 5 (6.67%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) IT Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Digital Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) Product Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) QA Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.33%) Web Services
2 7 (9.33%) SOAP
3 6 (8.00%) .NET
3 6 (8.00%) Gherkin
3 6 (8.00%) RESTful
4 5 (6.67%) XML
5 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.67%) HTML
5 2 (2.67%) J2EE
5 2 (2.67%) JSON
5 2 (2.67%) Node.js
5 2 (2.67%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (2.67%) XBRL
6 1 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.33%) Kafka
6 1 (1.33%) Middleware
6 1 (1.33%) REST
6 1 (1.33%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) NHS
3 4 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.00%) EPoS
5 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.67%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.67%) Equities
5 2 (2.67%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.67%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.33%) FMCG
6 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) Linux
2 4 (5.33%) Android
2 4 (5.33%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.33%) Unix
2 4 (5.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (49.33%) Test Automation
3 23 (30.67%) Scrum
4 20 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 20 (26.67%) Regression Testing
5 16 (21.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (18.67%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (14.67%) Software Testing
8 10 (13.33%) BDD
8 10 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (12.00%) Test Planning
10 8 (10.67%) API Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Manual Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Project Delivery
10 8 (10.67%) SDLC
10 8 (10.67%) User Stories
11 7 (9.33%) Defect Management
11 7 (9.33%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.33%) Java
2 9 (12.00%) Python
2 9 (12.00%) SQL
3 6 (8.00%) C#
4 4 (5.33%) Groovy
5 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.67%) Java 8
6 2 (2.67%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (45.33%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.00%) Degree
3 10 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (5.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) CBAP
7 2 (2.67%) IIBA
8 1 (1.33%) APMP
8 1 (1.33%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (28.00%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) GDPR
2 2 (2.67%) PMO
3 1 (1.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.33%) SAP
3 3 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (2.67%) Google
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco
5 1 (1.33%) F5
5 1 (1.33%) Sparx