Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 413 313 264
Rank change year-on-year -100 -49 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 229 311 427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.50% 0.74% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 4.37% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 193 308
London median daily rate £488 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +1.49% +3.40%
10th Percentile £331 £315 £263
90th Percentile £660 £550 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
London median hourly rate £42.84 £115.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.75% - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £44.13 £41.00
% change year-on-year -10.48% +7.62% +38.98%

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 7,663 7,110 7,911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.62% 16.85% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,968 4,701 5,475
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £270
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 151 84
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.20 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.42% +7.34% -4.24%
10th Percentile £14.22 £13.31 £12.54
90th Percentile £48.11 £50.00 £50.51
England median hourly rate £25.00 £29.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -15.25% +7.27% +22.22%

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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in London over the 6 months to 22 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in London over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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 -16 68 £550 +15.79% 13
West London -37 15 £473 +119.77% 4
East London -14 9 £550 +10.00% 1
South London -49 6 £550 +19.57% 3
North London +7 2 £290 +16.00%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 137 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (40.17%) ISTQB
3 76 (33.19%) Finance
4 71 (31.00%) Test Automation
5 70 (30.57%) Business Analysis
6 55 (24.02%) User Acceptance Testing
7 51 (22.27%) QA
8 50 (21.83%) Selenium
8 50 (21.83%) Project Management
9 49 (21.40%) Scrum
10 48 (20.96%) Degree
11 46 (20.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 45 (19.65%) Waterfall
13 41 (17.90%) JIRA
13 41 (17.90%) Java
14 38 (16.59%) PRINCE2
14 38 (16.59%) Banking
15 35 (15.28%) Functional Testing
16 33 (14.41%) Cucumber
17 32 (13.97%) Test Strategy
18 30 (13.10%) User Stories
18 30 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
19 28 (12.23%) BDD
20 26 (11.35%) SQL
20 26 (11.35%) Software Testing
20 26 (11.35%) Business Process Modelling
21 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
21 25 (10.92%) Test Management
22 24 (10.48%) Security Cleared
22 24 (10.48%) SDLC

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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 18 (7.86%) Confluence
2 9 (3.93%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (0.87%) CMS
4 1 (0.44%) ATG Dynamo
4 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.31%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.31%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.31%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (1.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (1.31%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.87%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.87%) FastStats
4 2 (0.87%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.87%) Unica
5 1 (0.44%) BASE24
5 1 (0.44%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.93%) SaaS
4 8 (3.49%) BrowserStack
5 7 (3.06%) IaaS
6 6 (2.62%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
7 4 (1.75%) GitHub
7 4 (1.75%) Office 365
7 4 (1.75%) Slack
8 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.44%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.31%) Internet
2 1 (0.44%) Intranet
2 1 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.75%) Big Data
2 4 (1.75%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.87%) BigQuery
4 2 (0.87%) DB2
4 2 (0.87%) Impala
4 2 (0.87%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.87%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.87%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.87%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.44%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.44%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.44%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 50 (21.83%) Selenium
2 41 (17.90%) JIRA
3 33 (14.41%) Cucumber
4 22 (9.61%) Jenkins
5 21 (9.17%) JMeter
6 19 (8.30%) WebDriver
7 18 (7.86%) SoapUI
8 16 (6.99%) LoadRunner
9 10 (4.37%) SpecFlow
10 8 (3.49%) Appium
10 8 (3.49%) JUnit
10 8 (3.49%) Visual Studio
11 7 (3.06%) TeamCity
12 6 (2.62%) Zephyr
13 5 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
14 4 (1.75%) JBehave
14 4 (1.75%) TestNG
14 4 (1.75%) The Grinder
15 3 (1.31%) Git (software)
15 3 (1.31%) HP UFT
General
1 76 (33.19%) Finance
2 38 (16.59%) Banking
3 16 (6.99%) Legal
3 16 (6.99%) Retail
4 14 (6.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 10 (4.37%) Law
6 8 (3.49%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.06%) Retail Banking
7 7 (3.06%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.62%) Marketing
9 5 (2.18%) Advertising
10 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.31%) Private Banking
11 2 (0.87%) Back Office
11 2 (0.87%) Front Office
12 1 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.44%) Local Government
12 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 116 (50.66%) Analyst
2 80 (34.93%) Business Analyst
3 29 (12.66%) Test Analyst
4 21 (9.17%) Test Manager
5 19 (8.30%) Tester
6 18 (7.86%) Test Engineer
7 14 (6.11%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (4.80%) Test Leader
10 10 (4.37%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (3.93%) QA Engineer
12 8 (3.49%) Banking Analyst
12 8 (3.49%) SAP Analyst
12 8 (3.49%) SAP Business Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Azure DevOps
13 7 (3.06%) Consultant
13 7 (3.06%) DevOps Manager
13 7 (3.06%) Finance Business Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Senior Business Analyst
13 7 (3.06%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.11%) RESTful
2 11 (4.80%) Web Services
3 6 (2.62%) Gherkin
4 5 (2.18%) .NET
4 5 (2.18%) SOAP
5 3 (1.31%) JSON
5 3 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (1.31%) WebdriverIO
5 3 (1.31%) XML
6 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.44%) HTML
6 1 (0.44%) HTML5
6 1 (0.44%) J2EE
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) REST
6 1 (0.44%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 30 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.68%) PMI
3 11 (4.80%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.80%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.37%) Reinsurance
5 7 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.62%) User Experience
6 6 (2.62%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.75%) Equities
7 4 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.31%) Derivative
8 3 (1.31%) Fintech
8 3 (1.31%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.31%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.31%) OTC Derivatives
9 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.06%) Android
1 7 (3.06%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.18%) Linux
3 3 (1.31%) Unix
4 2 (0.87%) Windows
5 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (59.83%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (31.00%) Test Automation
3 70 (30.57%) Business Analysis
4 55 (24.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 50 (21.83%) Project Management
6 49 (21.40%) Scrum
7 46 (20.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 45 (19.65%) Waterfall
9 38 (16.59%) PRINCE2
10 35 (15.28%) Functional Testing
11 32 (13.97%) Test Strategy
12 30 (13.10%) User Stories
13 28 (12.23%) BDD
14 26 (11.35%) Business Process Modelling
14 26 (11.35%) Software Testing
15 25 (10.92%) Test Management
16 24 (10.48%) SDLC
16 24 (10.48%) UML
17 23 (10.04%) Test Scripting
17 23 (10.04%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.90%) Java
2 26 (11.35%) SQL
3 14 (6.11%) C#
4 8 (3.49%) Python
5 4 (1.75%) VBScript
6 3 (1.31%) C
6 3 (1.31%) Groovy
6 3 (1.31%) Perl
6 3 (1.31%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.44%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.44%) C++
8 1 (0.44%) COBOL
8 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.44%) PL/1
8 1 (0.44%) REXX
8 1 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (40.17%) ISTQB
2 48 (20.96%) Degree
3 24 (10.48%) Security Cleared
4 22 (9.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 18 (7.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (7.42%) CBAP
7 16 (6.99%) PMI Certification
8 15 (6.55%) DV Cleared
9 11 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.06%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.18%) IIBA
11 5 (2.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 4 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (1.75%) Master's Degree
13 3 (1.31%) APMP
13 3 (1.31%) PMP
14 2 (0.87%) APMG
14 2 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (22.27%) QA
2 20 (8.73%) GDPR
3 6 (2.62%) PMO
4 4 (1.75%) MiFID
5 2 (0.87%) EMIR
5 2 (0.87%) SLA
6 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.75%) Docker
2 1 (0.44%) ACF2
2 1 (0.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.44%) RACF
Systems Management
1 17 (7.42%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (3.49%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (10.04%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.86%) HP
3 14 (6.11%) SAP
4 10 (4.37%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.62%) Oracle
6 4 (1.75%) AppDynamics
6 4 (1.75%) Dynatrace
6 4 (1.75%) New Relic
7 3 (1.31%) Google
7 3 (1.31%) Informatica
8 2 (0.87%) Adobe
8 2 (0.87%) Apteco
8 2 (0.87%) Capita
8 2 (0.87%) IBM
8 2 (0.87%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.87%) Sybase
8 2 (0.87%) Temenos
9 1 (0.44%) ForgeRock
9 1 (0.44%) Guidewire
9 1 (0.44%) iManage