Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 403 387 324
Rank change year-on-year -16 -63 -82
Contract jobs citing ISEB 212 277 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.96% 3.42% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 172 194
London median daily rate £475 £438 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -0.28% +7.01%
10th Percentile £350 £294 £263
90th Percentile £603 £561 £576
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £37.50
England median hourly rate £52.00 £18.41 £35.00
% change year-on-year +182.53% -47.41% +29.63%

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 7,159 8,101 7,190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.09% 17.37% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,565 5,370 4,690
London median daily rate £500 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +5.41% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £665 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 187 128
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.19% +0.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.80 £11.95
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £49.43
England median hourly rate £28.62 £23.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year +20.52% -8.65% -3.44%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 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 -40 50 £415 -2.35% 21
West London +7 11 £394 -21.25% 3
South London -6 4 £463 -2.63% 1
East London -35 4 £450 +5.88% 2
North London -9 3 £438 +53.51% 1
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (46.23%) ISTQB
3 78 (36.79%) Test Automation
4 70 (33.02%) Finance
5 47 (22.17%) JIRA
6 46 (21.70%) Microsoft
7 40 (18.87%) Degree
7 40 (18.87%) Banking
8 37 (17.45%) Waterfall
9 35 (16.51%) Selenium
10 33 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (15.09%) Java
12 30 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
12 30 (14.15%) PRINCE2
12 30 (14.15%) HP
12 30 (14.15%) Business Analysis
13 28 (13.21%) Cucumber
14 27 (12.74%) Test Management
14 27 (12.74%) SDLC
14 27 (12.74%) QA
14 27 (12.74%) Scrum
15 25 (11.79%) SQL
15 25 (11.79%) Security Cleared
16 24 (11.32%) BDD
17 23 (10.85%) Project Management
18 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
19 21 (9.91%) CRM
20 20 (9.43%) Software Testing
20 20 (9.43%) Defect Management
21 19 (8.96%) Amazon AWS

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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 14 (6.60%) Confluence
2 5 (2.36%) CMS
3 3 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.47%) Appian
4 1 (0.47%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.47%) Mule
4 1 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.47%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (4.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.47%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.47%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.47%) SAP MRS
3 1 (0.47%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.36%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.89%) BrowserStack
5 4 (1.89%) Slack
6 3 (1.42%) Akamai
7 2 (0.94%) IaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Office 365
7 2 (0.94%) PaaS
7 2 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.47%) BlazeMeter
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.42%) Cisco IPT
1 3 (1.42%) Firewall
1 3 (1.42%) SSL
2 2 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.47%) FTP
3 1 (0.47%) Internet
3 1 (0.47%) LAN
3 1 (0.47%) MPLS
3 1 (0.47%) SDH
3 1 (0.47%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.47%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.36%) NoSQL
2 4 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.42%) DB2
3 3 (1.42%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.94%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Power BI
5 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.47%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 47 (22.17%) JIRA
2 35 (16.51%) Selenium
3 28 (13.21%) Cucumber
4 19 (8.96%) Jenkins
5 13 (6.13%) SoapUI
6 9 (4.25%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.77%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (3.30%) Git (software)
8 7 (3.30%) JMeter
8 7 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.83%) Appium
9 6 (2.83%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.36%) JBehave
10 5 (2.36%) LoadRunner
10 5 (2.36%) TestRail
11 3 (1.42%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (1.42%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.94%) Concordion
12 2 (0.94%) Fiddler
12 2 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (33.02%) Finance
2 40 (18.87%) Banking
3 10 (4.72%) Legal
4 8 (3.77%) Front Office
5 7 (3.30%) Law
6 6 (2.83%) Retail
7 5 (2.36%) Advertising
7 5 (2.36%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.89%) International Banking
9 3 (1.42%) Back Office
9 3 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.94%) Games
10 2 (0.94%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.47%) German Language
11 1 (0.47%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 89 (41.98%) Analyst
2 42 (19.81%) Business Analyst
3 38 (17.92%) Test Analyst
4 31 (14.62%) Test Manager
5 18 (8.49%) Tester
6 17 (8.02%) Test Engineer
6 17 (8.02%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.19%) Project Manager
7 11 (5.19%) Software Manager
7 11 (5.19%) Software Test Manager
8 9 (4.25%) Architect
8 9 (4.25%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
9 8 (3.77%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (3.77%) Service Analyst
10 7 (3.30%) Developer
10 7 (3.30%) Governance Manager
11 6 (2.83%) Data Business Analyst
11 6 (2.83%) Developer in Test
11 6 (2.83%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.08%) Web Services
2 7 (3.30%) REST
3 6 (2.83%) RESTful
3 6 (2.83%) SOAP
4 4 (1.89%) .NET
5 2 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.94%) JSON
5 2 (0.94%) Spring
5 2 (0.94%) Velocity
5 2 (0.94%) WebdriverIO
5 2 (0.94%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.47%) HTML
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.47%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.25%) NHS
3 7 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.83%) Wiki
5 5 (2.36%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (2.36%) Fintech
6 4 (1.89%) PMI
7 3 (1.42%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.42%) Derivative
7 3 (1.42%) Digital TV
7 3 (1.42%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.42%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.42%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.94%) Equities
8 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.94%) Smart Meter
8 2 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (8.02%) Windows
2 10 (4.72%) Linux
3 7 (3.30%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.47%) Android
4 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (50.94%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (36.79%) Test Automation
3 37 (17.45%) Waterfall
4 33 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (14.15%) Business Analysis
5 30 (14.15%) PRINCE2
5 30 (14.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (12.74%) Scrum
6 27 (12.74%) SDLC
6 27 (12.74%) Test Management
7 24 (11.32%) BDD
8 23 (10.85%) Project Management
9 22 (10.38%) Test Scripting
10 21 (9.91%) CRM
11 20 (9.43%) Defect Management
11 20 (9.43%) Software Testing
12 18 (8.49%) Regression Testing
13 17 (8.02%) Test Strategy
14 15 (7.08%) DevOps
14 15 (7.08%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 32 (15.09%) Java
2 25 (11.79%) SQL
3 7 (3.30%) C#
4 4 (1.89%) Groovy
5 3 (1.42%) Perl
5 3 (1.42%) Python
6 2 (0.94%) Java 8
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (46.23%) ISTQB
2 40 (18.87%) Degree
3 25 (11.79%) Security Cleared
4 14 (6.60%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (6.13%) DV Cleared
6 12 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (4.25%) Master's Degree
9 7 (3.30%) APMP
10 5 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.89%) PMI Certification
11 4 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 3 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.94%) IIBA
14 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.47%) CBAP
14 1 (0.47%) CRISC
14 1 (0.47%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.74%) QA
2 15 (7.08%) GDPR
3 7 (3.30%) SLA
4 4 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.89%) PMO
5 3 (1.42%) PSD2
6 2 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.94%) IASME
6 2 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.94%) MiFID
7 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.47%) EMIR
7 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.47%) P3O
System Software
1 10 (4.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.83%) Docker
3 2 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.47%) IAG
Systems Management
1 16 (7.55%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (7.08%) HP ALM
3 6 (2.83%) Ansible
4 2 (0.94%) Kibana
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (21.70%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.15%) HP
3 9 (4.25%) SAP
4 5 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.42%) Charles River
5 3 (1.42%) Splunk
5 3 (1.42%) VMware
6 2 (0.94%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.94%) IBM
6 2 (0.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.47%) Ariba
7 1 (0.47%) BMC
7 1 (0.47%) Capita
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco
7 1 (0.47%) Facebook
7 1 (0.47%) Juniper
7 1 (0.47%) OpenText
7 1 (0.47%) Sybase
7 1 (0.47%) Symantec