Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 340 263
Rank change year-on-year -78 -77 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 216 300 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.68% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.94% 4.10% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 181 292
London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £260
90th Percentile £650 £575 £574
England median daily rate £398 £400 £383
% change year-on-year -0.63% +4.58% +9.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £16.50 £115.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -85.65% - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £17.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +70.59% -52.78% +80.54%

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 7,358 7,313 7,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.03% 16.58% 17.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,772 4,808 5,144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £281 £289 £267
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 159 92
London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% -1.58% -11.11%
10th Percentile £14.03 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £35.67
England median hourly rate £24.04 £27.66 £25.50
% change year-on-year -13.09% +8.47% +13.33%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -21 57 £500 +5.26% 18
West London -16 12 £700 +225.58% 11
South London -44 8 £550 +19.57% 2
East London -22 6 £490 +4.03% 2
North London -3 1 £290 +16.00%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 131 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (44.91%) ISTQB
3 79 (36.57%) Test Automation
4 65 (30.09%) Finance
5 58 (26.85%) Selenium
6 55 (25.46%) QA
7 51 (23.61%) Business Analysis
8 49 (22.69%) JIRA
9 45 (20.83%) Java
10 43 (19.91%) Degree
11 41 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 41 (18.98%) Cucumber
12 40 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
13 38 (17.59%) Scrum
14 36 (16.67%) BDD
15 35 (16.20%) Banking
16 33 (15.28%) Test Strategy
17 30 (13.89%) Waterfall
18 29 (13.43%) Jenkins
18 29 (13.43%) SQL
19 28 (12.96%) PRINCE2
19 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
20 27 (12.50%) SoapUI
20 27 (12.50%) Project Management
21 26 (12.04%) Software Testing
22 25 (11.57%) Performance Testing
22 25 (11.57%) Test Scripting
23 24 (11.11%) User Stories
24 23 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
24 23 (10.65%) Confluence

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 23 (10.65%) Confluence
2 3 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.46%) Appian
4 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.46%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.46%) BASE24
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) FastStats
3 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
3 1 (0.46%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.46%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.63%) BrowserStack
4 7 (3.24%) BlazeMeter
5 5 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (2.31%) GitHub
5 5 (2.31%) Slack
6 4 (1.85%) Office 365
6 4 (1.85%) SaaS
7 3 (1.39%) IaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) PaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.39%) Internet
2 2 (0.93%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (2.31%) DB2
2 4 (1.85%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (1.39%) Big Data
3 3 (1.39%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.93%) Impala
4 2 (0.93%) Pentaho
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.46%) BigQuery
5 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.46%) Lumira
5 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 58 (26.85%) Selenium
2 49 (22.69%) JIRA
3 41 (18.98%) Cucumber
4 29 (13.43%) Jenkins
5 27 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 23 (10.65%) JMeter
7 19 (8.80%) WebDriver
8 15 (6.94%) LoadRunner
9 13 (6.02%) SpecFlow
10 11 (5.09%) Appium
11 10 (4.63%) Visual Studio
12 9 (4.17%) JBehave
12 9 (4.17%) Zephyr
13 8 (3.70%) TeamCity
14 7 (3.24%) JUnit
15 4 (1.85%) Concordion
15 4 (1.85%) Git (software)
15 4 (1.85%) The Grinder
16 3 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 3 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 65 (30.09%) Finance
2 35 (16.20%) Banking
3 13 (6.02%) Legal
4 11 (5.09%) Retail
5 9 (4.17%) Law
6 6 (2.78%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.31%) Advertising
7 5 (2.31%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.85%) Private Banking
8 4 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.39%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.39%) Front Office
9 3 (1.39%) Marketing
10 2 (0.93%) Back Office
11 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.46%) German Language
11 1 (0.46%) Local Government
11 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 100 (46.30%) Analyst
2 58 (26.85%) Business Analyst
3 32 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 20 (9.26%) Tester
5 19 (8.80%) Test Manager
6 18 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.09%) Test Leader
8 10 (4.63%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (4.17%) Architect
9 9 (4.17%) Developer
10 8 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Financial Analyst
10 8 (3.70%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.24%) QA Engineer
11 7 (3.24%) Test Automation Engineer
12 6 (2.78%) Automation Test Lead
12 6 (2.78%) Consultant
12 6 (2.78%) Developer in Test
12 6 (2.78%) Finance Business Analyst
13 5 (2.31%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.87%) RESTful
2 16 (7.41%) Web Services
3 7 (3.24%) SOAP
4 5 (2.31%) Gherkin
4 5 (2.31%) REST
5 4 (1.85%) JSON
5 4 (1.85%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.39%) .NET
6 3 (1.39%) XML
7 2 (0.93%) HTML
7 2 (0.93%) Velocity
7 2 (0.93%) WebdriverIO
8 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.46%) HTML5
8 1 (0.46%) J2EE
8 1 (0.46%) Middleware
8 1 (0.46%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.96%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.63%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (1.85%) Equities
4 4 (1.85%) Fintech
4 4 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 4 (1.85%) PMI
4 4 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (1.85%) User Experience
5 3 (1.39%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.39%) NHS
5 3 (1.39%) Reinsurance
6 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.93%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.46%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (4.17%) Linux
1 9 (4.17%) Windows
2 6 (2.78%) Android
2 6 (2.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (60.65%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (36.57%) Test Automation
3 51 (23.61%) Business Analysis
4 41 (18.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (17.59%) Scrum
7 36 (16.67%) BDD
8 33 (15.28%) Test Strategy
9 30 (13.89%) Waterfall
10 28 (12.96%) PRINCE2
11 27 (12.50%) Project Management
12 26 (12.04%) Software Testing
13 25 (11.57%) Performance Testing
13 25 (11.57%) Test Scripting
14 24 (11.11%) User Stories
15 22 (10.19%) ITIL
15 22 (10.19%) SDLC
16 21 (9.72%) API Testing
16 21 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (9.26%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.83%) Java
2 29 (13.43%) SQL
3 18 (8.33%) C#
4 7 (3.24%) Python
5 5 (2.31%) Perl
6 4 (1.85%) Groovy
7 3 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.46%) C
8 1 (0.46%) Java 8
8 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (44.91%) ISTQB
2 43 (19.91%) Degree
3 22 (10.19%) Security Cleared
4 13 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 13 (6.02%) ISEB Practitioner
5 9 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 8 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (3.24%) CBAP
8 5 (2.31%) APMP
9 4 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.93%) IIBA
11 2 (0.93%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.46%) CRISC
12 1 (0.46%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (25.46%) QA
2 20 (9.26%) GDPR
3 8 (3.70%) PMO
4 3 (1.39%) MiFID
5 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (0.46%) P3O
5 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.46%) PSD2
System Software
1 6 (2.78%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.46%) IAG
Systems Management
1 16 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.24%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.93%) SCCM
4 1 (0.46%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (7.87%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.48%) HP
3 12 (5.56%) SAP
4 11 (5.09%) Atlassian
5 7 (3.24%) Oracle
6 5 (2.31%) AppDynamics
6 5 (2.31%) New Relic
7 4 (1.85%) Dynatrace
7 4 (1.85%) Sybase
8 3 (1.39%) Informatica
8 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.39%) VMware
9 2 (0.93%) IBM
10 1 (0.46%) Adobe
10 1 (0.46%) BMC
10 1 (0.46%) OpenText
10 1 (0.46%) Symantec
10 1 (0.46%) Temenos
10 1 (0.46%) Thunderhead
10 1 (0.46%) TOWER Software