Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 390 327 246
Rank change year-on-year -63 -81 +7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 260 269 454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.56% 0.67% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 3.96% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 166 324
London median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +5.77%
10th Percentile £304 £318 £283
90th Percentile £650 £575 £596
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £69.17 £115.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.85% - -
England median hourly rate £34.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.26% +8.33% +100.00%

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 7,996 6,786 7,795
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.34% 16.91% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,131 4,615 5,356
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £296 £263
90th Percentile £675 £638 £640
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 119 114
London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +36.36% +25.71%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.25 £12.02
90th Percentile £48.55 £50.00 £49.35
England median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +9.09% +37.50%

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 23 April 2018.

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 23 April 2018. 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 -25 83 £500 +5.26% 15
West London -28 18 £500 +51.52% 7
East London -7 6 £500 - 2
North London +4 4 £320 +49.53%
South London -44 3 £575 +43.75% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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.

1 122 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (35.38%) ISTQB
3 83 (31.92%) Business Analysis
4 79 (30.38%) Finance
5 71 (27.31%) Project Management
6 70 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 58 (22.31%) Test Automation
8 54 (20.77%) PRINCE2
9 45 (17.31%) Banking
10 43 (16.54%) Waterfall
11 42 (16.15%) JIRA
11 42 (16.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (15.77%) Security Cleared
13 37 (14.23%) Selenium
13 37 (14.23%) Scrum
14 36 (13.85%) Functional Testing
15 35 (13.46%) Degree
15 35 (13.46%) Software Testing
15 35 (13.46%) Microsoft
16 33 (12.69%) Java
16 33 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 32 (12.31%) SQL
18 30 (11.54%) QA
18 30 (11.54%) Use Case
18 30 (11.54%) Test Scripting
19 27 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
19 27 (10.38%) Business Process Modelling
20 26 (10.00%) UML
20 26 (10.00%) DV Cleared

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 15 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.23%) Confluence
3 6 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.77%) CMS
5 1 (0.38%) ATG Dynamo
5 1 (0.38%) IIS
5 1 (0.38%) SAS
5 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (1.54%) Oracle Payables
2 4 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.77%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.38%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.38%) CA PPM
5 1 (0.38%) FastStats
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.38%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.38%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.38%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.08%) SaaS
3 6 (2.31%) Office 365
4 5 (1.92%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (1.92%) IaaS
5 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.77%) BrowserStack
5 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.38%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Firewall
2 1 (0.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.38%) LAN
2 1 (0.38%) WAN
2 1 (0.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.54%) SAP BW
3 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (0.77%) BigQuery
3 2 (0.77%) Impala
3 2 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.77%) Pentaho
3 2 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.77%) SAP HANA
3 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.38%) Big Data
4 1 (0.38%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.38%) DB2
4 1 (0.38%) Essbase
4 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.38%) OLAP
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (16.15%) JIRA
2 37 (14.23%) Selenium
3 26 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.23%) WebDriver
5 10 (3.85%) JMeter
6 8 (3.08%) HP UFT
6 8 (3.08%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.31%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.31%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.54%) JUnit
9 4 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (1.15%) TestNG
11 2 (0.77%) Appium
11 2 (0.77%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.77%) Selenium IDE
11 2 (0.77%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.38%) Concordion
12 1 (0.38%) JBehave
12 1 (0.38%) MSTest
General
1 79 (30.38%) Finance
2 45 (17.31%) Banking
3 19 (7.31%) Retail Banking
4 18 (6.92%) Legal
4 18 (6.92%) Retail
5 15 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
6 10 (3.85%) Law
7 9 (3.46%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.69%) Investment Banking
9 6 (2.31%) Advertising
10 5 (1.92%) Marketing
11 4 (1.54%) Private Banking
12 3 (1.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.38%) Front Office
13 1 (0.38%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.38%) Local Government
13 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 151 (58.08%) Analyst
2 87 (33.46%) Business Analyst
3 53 (20.38%) Test Analyst
4 25 (9.62%) Project Manager
5 20 (7.69%) Test Manager
6 19 (7.31%) Tester
7 16 (6.15%) Banking Analyst
8 13 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (4.62%) Test Engineer
10 11 (4.23%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (3.46%) Consultant
11 9 (3.46%) SAP Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Automation Test Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Business Manager
12 8 (3.08%) Finance Business Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Manual Tester
12 8 (3.08%) SAP Business Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Senior Business Analyst
12 8 (3.08%) Test Leader
13 7 (2.69%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.08%) .NET
2 7 (2.69%) Gherkin
3 6 (2.31%) RESTful
3 6 (2.31%) Web Services
4 5 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (1.54%) JSON
5 4 (1.54%) SOAP
5 4 (1.54%) XML
6 2 (0.77%) Velocity
6 2 (0.77%) WebdriverIO
7 1 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (12.69%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (8.08%) PMI
3 13 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 11 (4.23%) User Experience
5 8 (3.08%) Reinsurance
6 6 (2.31%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.31%) Mainframe
6 6 (2.31%) Mobile App
6 6 (2.31%) NHS
6 6 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.31%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.54%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.54%) Derivative
8 4 (1.54%) MPEG
8 4 (1.54%) OTC Derivatives
9 3 (1.15%) Fintech
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.15%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (3.46%) Unix
2 5 (1.92%) Linux
2 5 (1.92%) Windows
3 3 (1.15%) Android
3 3 (1.15%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.38%) VMS
4 1 (0.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (31.92%) Business Analysis
3 71 (27.31%) Project Management
4 70 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 58 (22.31%) Test Automation
6 54 (20.77%) PRINCE2
7 43 (16.54%) Waterfall
8 42 (16.15%) Stakeholder Management
9 37 (14.23%) Scrum
10 36 (13.85%) Functional Testing
11 35 (13.46%) Software Testing
12 30 (11.54%) Test Scripting
12 30 (11.54%) Use Case
13 27 (10.38%) Business Process Modelling
14 26 (10.00%) UML
15 24 (9.23%) Defect Management
15 24 (9.23%) User Stories
16 22 (8.46%) ITIL
16 22 (8.46%) Test Strategy
17 21 (8.08%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.69%) Java
2 32 (12.31%) SQL
3 8 (3.08%) VBScript
4 7 (2.69%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.31%) C
5 6 (2.31%) Python
6 5 (1.92%) C#
7 4 (1.54%) C++
8 3 (1.15%) Groovy
8 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.77%) Perl
9 2 (0.77%) VB
10 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.38%) COBOL
10 1 (0.38%) PL/1
10 1 (0.38%) REXX
10 1 (0.38%) Ruby
10 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (35.38%) ISTQB
2 41 (15.77%) Security Cleared
3 35 (13.46%) Degree
4 32 (12.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 25 (9.62%) PMI Certification
7 21 (8.08%) CBAP
8 19 (7.31%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 12 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (4.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (2.69%) CISSP
12 7 (2.69%) IIBA
13 6 (2.31%) APMP
13 6 (2.31%) CISM
13 6 (2.31%) PMP
14 4 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.54%) CISA
14 4 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
15 3 (1.15%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (11.54%) QA
2 24 (9.23%) GDPR
3 9 (3.46%) PMO
4 3 (1.15%) EMIR
4 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.15%) MiFID
4 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.77%) SLA
6 1 (0.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.38%) ACF2
2 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 25 (9.62%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (3.85%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.69%) HP
3 13 (5.00%) Oracle
4 12 (4.62%) SAP
5 6 (2.31%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.54%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.54%) Informatica
6 4 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.15%) Google
8 2 (0.77%) Alteryx
8 2 (0.77%) Capita
8 2 (0.77%) Concur
8 2 (0.77%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.77%) Tableau
8 2 (0.77%) Temenos
9 1 (0.38%) Acunetix
9 1 (0.38%) Apteco
9 1 (0.38%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.38%) Murex
9 1 (0.38%) Planview