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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 512 422 349
Rank change year-on-year -90 -73 +141
Contract jobs citing ISEB 77 82 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.25% 1.82% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 40
10th Percentile £356 £341 £350
25th Percentile £407 £381 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £461 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.06% -3.05% -
75th Percentile £584 £591 £575
90th Percentile £661 £638 £606
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 6,169 4,507 3,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.66% 16.56% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,353 3,034 2,399
10th Percentile £385 £343 £313
25th Percentile £463 £425 £411
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £588
90th Percentile £750 £713 £650
England median daily rate £528 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.60% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 69 51
10th Percentile £21.13 £18.79 £18.50
25th Percentile £25.68 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +16.44% +4.29% +18.64%
75th Percentile £49.82 £49.59 £47.79
90th Percentile £67.50 £58.95 £51.75
England median hourly rate £42.50 £34.47 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.29% +25.35% -15.38%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in London

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing ISEB in London.

Daily rate trend for ISEB in London

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Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in London over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing ISEB in London.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -23 13 £441 -19.77% 1
South London - 2 £464 - 3
West London -7 1 £575 - 5
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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 47 (61.04%) ISTQB
2 36 (46.75%) Social Skills
3 34 (44.16%) Agile
4 28 (36.36%) JIRA
5 27 (35.06%) Test Management
6 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
7 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
7 23 (29.87%) Test Automation
7 23 (29.87%) Finance
8 18 (23.38%) Oracle
8 18 (23.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (23.38%) QA
9 17 (22.08%) Risk Management
10 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
10 16 (20.78%) Azure
11 14 (18.18%) ERP
12 13 (16.88%) DevOps
12 13 (16.88%) Functional Testing
12 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (15.58%) Azure DevOps
13 12 (15.58%) Acceptance Criteria
13 12 (15.58%) Requirements Gathering
13 12 (15.58%) Degree
13 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
14 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
15 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
15 10 (12.99%) Oracle ERP
15 10 (12.99%) Defect Management
16 9 (11.69%) System Integration Testing

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 2 (2.60%) Confluence
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) CMS
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.30%) SAS
2 1 (1.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle General Ledger
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Payables
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.30%) Misys Midas
4 1 (1.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.30%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.78%) Azure
2 12 (15.58%) Azure DevOps
3 6 (7.79%) PaaS
4 4 (5.19%) Tricentis Tosca
5 3 (3.90%) AWS
5 3 (3.90%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.60%) BrowserStack
6 2 (2.60%) GCP
6 2 (2.60%) SaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Azure AKS
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Functions
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Logic Apps
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (1.30%) GitHub
7 1 (1.30%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.30%) SAP Fieldglass
7 1 (1.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) 3G
1 3 (3.90%) 4G
1 3 (3.90%) 5G
1 3 (3.90%) GSM
1 3 (3.90%) LTE
1 3 (3.90%) UMTS
1 3 (3.90%) Wireless
1 3 (3.90%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.60%) 2G
2 2 (2.60%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) NAS
2 2 (2.60%) VoLTE
2 2 (2.60%) VoWiFi
2 2 (2.60%) WAN
2 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.30%) ISUP
3 1 (1.30%) MPLS
3 1 (1.30%) SCCP
3 1 (1.30%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Metadata
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) Power BI
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (36.36%) JIRA
2 6 (7.79%) Selenium
3 4 (5.19%) TestRail
4 3 (3.90%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.60%) Postman
5 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) Appium
6 1 (1.30%) Cypress.io
6 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.30%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.30%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.30%) REST Assured
6 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.30%) TestNG
6 1 (1.30%) Zephyr
General
1 36 (46.75%) Social Skills
2 23 (29.87%) Finance
3 13 (16.88%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (11.69%) Banking
5 8 (10.39%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (10.39%) Public Sector
6 6 (7.79%) Legal
7 5 (6.49%) Billing
7 5 (6.49%) General Ledger
7 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
8 4 (5.19%) Back Office
9 3 (3.90%) Corporate Banking
9 3 (3.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
9 3 (3.90%) Retail
9 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
10 2 (2.60%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (1.30%) Law
11 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 30 (38.96%) Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Business Analyst
2 14 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 13 (16.88%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.99%) Test Manager
5 9 (11.69%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.69%) Test Specialist
6 7 (9.09%) Oracle Specialist
7 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Tester
9 3 (3.90%) Risk Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Risk Analytics Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Risk Analytics Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Risk Business Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.60%) Mobile Engineer
10 2 (2.60%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 2 (2.60%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) .NET
3 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.30%) FHIR
3 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.90%) Derivative
1 3 (3.90%) Equities
1 3 (3.90%) Fixed Income
1 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (3.90%) User Experience
2 2 (2.60%) Handset
2 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.30%) IoT
3 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.60%) Android
1 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.60%) Unix
1 2 (2.60%) Windows
2 1 (1.30%) Linux
2 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) Agile
2 27 (35.06%) Test Management
3 23 (29.87%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.08%) Risk Management
5 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
6 14 (18.18%) ERP
7 13 (16.88%) DevOps
7 13 (16.88%) Functional Testing
8 12 (15.58%) Acceptance Criteria
8 12 (15.58%) Requirements Gathering
9 11 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 11 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (12.99%) Defect Management
10 10 (12.99%) Waterfall
11 9 (11.69%) Migration
11 9 (11.69%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (10.39%) PRINCE2
12 8 (10.39%) Project Delivery
12 8 (10.39%) Regression Testing
12 8 (10.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 3 (3.90%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) Groovy
4 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.30%) VBA
4 1 (1.30%) XPath
Qualifications
1 47 (61.04%) ISTQB
2 25 (32.47%) Security Cleared
3 23 (29.87%) SC Cleared
4 18 (23.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (15.58%) Degree
6 6 (7.79%) IIBA
6 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (5.19%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (3.90%) APMG
8 3 (3.90%) CBAP
8 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (3.90%) Numerate Degree
9 2 (2.60%) APMP
9 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.30%) CCNA
10 1 (1.30%) CCNP
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
10 1 (1.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (23.38%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) IFRS
2 3 (3.90%) Solvency II
3 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.60%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) HP ALM
1 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) Oracle
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.79%) Micro Focus
4 4 (5.19%) HP
5 3 (3.90%) Charles River
6 2 (2.60%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.60%) Guidewire
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Acunetix
7 1 (1.30%) Avaloq
7 1 (1.30%) Databricks
7 1 (1.30%) Informatica
7 1 (1.30%) Remedy
7 1 (1.30%) Sage
7 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.30%) Sitecore