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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 260 230 229
Rank change year-on-year -30 -1  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 143 214 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.73% 0.96% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.26% 5.53% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 155 126
Median daily rate £425 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £312 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £600 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3355 3870 3617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.21% 17.35% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2274 2732 2371
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £601 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 49 88
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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 23 £475 +11.76% 22
Croydon - 4 £413 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £500 -
Moorgate +1 1 £340 -
Hendon - 1 £214 -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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.

1 125 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (35.13%) Finance
3 77 (27.60%) ISTQB
4 72 (25.81%) Business Analysis
5 63 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 58 (20.79%) JIRA
6 58 (20.79%) SQL
7 52 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 49 (17.56%) Banking
8 49 (17.56%) ITIL
8 49 (17.56%) PRINCE2
9 41 (14.70%) Project Management
10 38 (13.62%) UML
10 38 (13.62%) QA
11 37 (13.26%) Degree
12 35 (12.54%) Retail
12 35 (12.54%) Use Case
13 34 (12.19%) Test Scripting
14 33 (11.83%) Java
15 32 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
16 31 (11.11%) Selenium
16 31 (11.11%) Software Testing
17 29 (10.39%) BDD
17 29 (10.39%) Oracle
18 28 (10.04%) Microsoft
18 28 (10.04%) Automated Testing
19 27 (9.68%) Test Strategy
19 27 (9.68%) Scrum
20 26 (9.32%) Waterfall
21 25 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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 21 (7.53%) Confluence
2 14 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (2.51%) CMS
5 2 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.72%) ATG Dynamo
5 2 (0.72%) SAS
5 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.36%) IIS
6 1 (0.36%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.66%) MS Visio
3 12 (4.30%) MS Office
3 12 (4.30%) MS Project
4 5 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.08%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.72%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.36%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.36%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.36%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (2.15%) SaaS
2 4 (1.43%) GitHub
2 4 (1.43%) IaaS
3 2 (0.72%) G Suite
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.08%) LDAP
2 2 (0.72%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (0.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.36%) Intranet
3 1 (0.36%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.36%) SSH
3 1 (0.36%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.81%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.79%) DB2
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.72%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Power BI
7 1 (0.36%) QlikView
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.36%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 58 (20.79%) JIRA
2 31 (11.11%) Selenium
3 22 (7.89%) TestRail
4 17 (6.09%) Cucumber
5 14 (5.02%) Jenkins
6 13 (4.66%) HP UFT
7 12 (4.30%) Git (software)
8 11 (3.94%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.58%) WebDriver
10 9 (3.23%) JBehave
10 9 (3.23%) SoapUI
11 7 (2.51%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (2.15%) Maven
12 6 (2.15%) SpecFlow
12 6 (2.15%) Visual Studio
13 5 (1.79%) Appium
13 5 (1.79%) Concordion
13 5 (1.79%) TeamCity
14 4 (1.43%) NeoLoad
14 4 (1.43%) NUnit
General
1 98 (35.13%) Finance
2 49 (17.56%) Banking
3 35 (12.54%) Retail
4 14 (5.02%) Legal
5 9 (3.23%) Marketing
6 8 (2.87%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.15%) Law
8 5 (1.79%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.43%) Back Office
10 3 (1.08%) Electronics
10 3 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.08%) Games
11 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.36%) Billing
12 1 (0.36%) Front Office
12 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.36%) International Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Local Government
12 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (48.75%) Analyst
2 86 (30.82%) Business Analyst
3 36 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 34 (12.19%) Tester
5 21 (7.53%) Test Leader
5 21 (7.53%) Test Manager
6 14 (5.02%) Architect
7 13 (4.66%) Project Manager
8 10 (3.58%) Automation Test Analyst
8 10 (3.58%) Retail Business Analyst
8 10 (3.58%) Test Engineer
8 10 (3.58%) Test Specialist
9 9 (3.23%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
9 9 (3.23%) QA Engineer
9 9 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.87%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (2.87%) Business Systems Analyst
10 8 (2.87%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (2.87%) Software Architect
10 8 (2.87%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.17%) XML
2 14 (5.02%) .NET
3 13 (4.66%) J2EE
3 13 (4.66%) RESTful
4 9 (3.23%) AngularJS
4 9 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 9 (3.23%) JSON
4 9 (3.23%) Spring
5 8 (2.87%) Apache Flex
5 8 (2.87%) BlazeDS
5 8 (2.87%) SOAP
5 8 (2.87%) Spring MVC
5 8 (2.87%) Web Services
5 8 (2.87%) XSL
5 8 (2.87%) XSLT
6 7 (2.51%) HTML
7 4 (1.43%) CSS
8 3 (1.08%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.08%) REST
9 2 (0.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.47%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.17%) Equities
3 15 (5.38%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.38%) Hedge funds
4 12 (4.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (4.30%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.94%) User Experience
6 8 (2.87%) Fixed Income
7 7 (2.51%) Derivative
7 7 (2.51%) Fintech
7 7 (2.51%) PMI
8 5 (1.79%) STB
9 4 (1.43%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.43%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.43%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.43%) MPEG
10 3 (1.08%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.08%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.08%) Tandem
10 3 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (7.53%) Unix
2 13 (4.66%) Linux
3 8 (2.87%) Windows
4 5 (1.79%) Android
5 4 (1.43%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.08%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (44.80%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.81%) Business Analysis
3 63 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 52 (18.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 49 (17.56%) ITIL
5 49 (17.56%) PRINCE2
6 41 (14.70%) Project Management
7 38 (13.62%) UML
8 35 (12.54%) Use Case
9 34 (12.19%) Test Scripting
10 31 (11.11%) Software Testing
11 29 (10.39%) BDD
12 28 (10.04%) Automated Testing
13 27 (9.68%) Scrum
13 27 (9.68%) Test Strategy
14 26 (9.32%) Waterfall
15 23 (8.24%) Test Management
16 22 (7.89%) Coaching
16 22 (7.89%) Data Modelling
17 21 (7.53%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 58 (20.79%) SQL
2 33 (11.83%) Java
3 10 (3.58%) Python
4 9 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 8 (2.87%) ActionScript
6 7 (2.51%) C#
6 7 (2.51%) Perl
7 5 (1.79%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.79%) VBScript
8 4 (1.43%) C
9 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.72%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) R
10 1 (0.36%) Ruby
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB6
Qualifications
1 77 (27.60%) ISTQB
2 37 (13.26%) Degree
3 25 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 22 (7.89%) Security Cleared
5 19 (6.81%) CBAP
6 15 (5.38%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 11 (3.94%) IIBA
9 9 (3.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 9 (3.23%) CISSP
9 9 (3.23%) CITP
10 8 (2.87%) PMI Certification
11 7 (2.51%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (2.15%) CISA
12 6 (2.15%) SC Cleared
13 5 (1.79%) EXIN
13 5 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.08%) CISM
14 3 (1.08%) PMP
14 3 (1.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (13.62%) QA
2 12 (4.30%) MiFID
3 6 (2.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.79%) PMO
5 4 (1.43%) GDPR
6 3 (1.08%) EMIR
6 3 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.08%) SEPA
6 3 (1.08%) SLA
7 2 (0.72%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.36%) COBIT
8 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.36%) IFRS
8 1 (0.36%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.36%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.36%) SDET
System Software
1 3 (1.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.36%) Firmware
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (7.17%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.08%) Graphite
2 3 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
3 2 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.72%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (10.39%) Oracle
2 28 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.81%) Sybase
4 15 (5.38%) HP
5 10 (3.58%) Adobe
5 10 (3.58%) IBM
6 7 (2.51%) SAP
7 6 (2.15%) AppDynamics
7 6 (2.15%) Fixnetix
8 5 (1.79%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.43%) Apple
10 2 (0.72%) ATG
10 2 (0.72%) Cognos
10 2 (0.72%) Google
10 2 (0.72%) JD Edwards
10 2 (0.72%) Splunk
10 2 (0.72%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.36%) Varonis
11 1 (0.36%) Workday
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