Period
to 25 September 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 474 315 477
Rank change year-on-year -159 +162 -42
Contract jobs citing ISEB 75 42 102
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.45% 1.48% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 72
10th Percentile £350 £231 £350
25th Percentile £375 £375 £402
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
75th Percentile £563 £569 £520
90th Percentile £613 £593 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 5,165 2,847 6,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.28% 21.25% 15.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,459 1,992 4,206
10th Percentile £350 £313 £312
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £500 £506
Median % change year-on-year +8.50% -1.23% +1.25%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £600
90th Percentile £725 £663 £700
England median daily rate £500 £481 £475
% change year-on-year +4.00% +1.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 36 96
10th Percentile £14.57 £15.97 £12.13
25th Percentile £20.66 £19.99 £18.70
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.25 £28.25
Median % change year-on-year -0.71% +24.78% +41.25%
75th Percentile £49.59 £45.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £62.20 £47.83 £52.75
England median hourly rate £33.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% -15.63% +77.50%

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

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing ISEB in London over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for ISEB in London

ISEB
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 25 September 2021. 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 -55 9 £575 +43.75% 1
West London -17 1 - -
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.00%) ISTQB
3 23 (30.67%) Business Analysis
4 20 (26.67%) JIRA
5 19 (25.33%) Finance
5 19 (25.33%) Social Skills
6 18 (24.00%) SQL
7 17 (22.67%) Azure
8 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
8 14 (18.67%) QA
9 13 (17.33%) Confluence
9 13 (17.33%) DevOps
9 13 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (14.67%) Scrum
11 10 (13.33%) Banking
11 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
11 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
11 10 (13.33%) Degree
11 10 (13.33%) Selenium
11 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (13.33%) Business Case
12 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
12 9 (12.00%) AWS
12 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
12 9 (12.00%) Back Office
12 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 8 (10.67%) Oracle
13 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy

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 13 (17.33%) Confluence
2 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 7 (9.33%) Apache
3 7 (9.33%) Apache Airflow
3 7 (9.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (1.33%) Sage CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.67%) Azure
2 9 (12.00%) AWS
3 8 (10.67%) GitHub
4 7 (9.33%) Azure Functions
4 7 (9.33%) Serverless
5 5 (6.67%) GCP
6 4 (5.33%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (5.33%) Azure Storage
6 4 (5.33%) Azure Synapse Analytics
6 4 (5.33%) GitHub Actions
7 3 (4.00%) PaaS
8 2 (2.67%) AWS KMS
9 1 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
9 1 (1.33%) Google Tag Manager
9 1 (1.33%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) Internet
1 2 (2.67%) LAN
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
1 2 (2.67%) WAN
2 1 (1.33%) HTTP
2 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
1 4 (5.33%) Redis
1 4 (5.33%) Snowflake Schema
1 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.33%) Riak
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 20 (26.67%) JIRA
2 10 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 10 (13.33%) Selenium
3 5 (6.67%) Gatling
4 4 (5.33%) JMeter
4 4 (5.33%) Postman
5 3 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.00%) REST Assured
6 2 (2.67%) Appium
6 2 (2.67%) eggPlant
6 2 (2.67%) Katalon Studio
6 2 (2.67%) NeoLoad
7 1 (1.33%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.33%) TestNG
7 1 (1.33%) TestRail
7 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.33%) WebLOAD
7 1 (1.33%) Zephyr
General
1 19 (25.33%) Finance
1 19 (25.33%) Social Skills
2 10 (13.33%) Banking
3 9 (12.00%) Back Office
4 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.67%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (5.33%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.00%) Front Office
7 3 (4.00%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
7 3 (4.00%) Law
8 2 (2.67%) Retail
8 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.33%) Advertising
9 1 (1.33%) Billing
9 1 (1.33%) Games
9 1 (1.33%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.33%) Legal
9 1 (1.33%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Analyst
2 21 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Test Analyst
3 9 (12.00%) Tester
4 7 (9.33%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (4.00%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) DBA
7 3 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Programme Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.00%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Business Change Project Manager
8 2 (2.67%) Oracle Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Kafka
2 3 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (4.00%) SOAP
2 3 (4.00%) Spring
3 2 (2.67%) CSS
3 2 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.67%) HTML
3 2 (2.67%) RESTful
4 1 (1.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.33%) CSS3
4 1 (1.33%) HTML5
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
4 1 (1.33%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.33%) PySpark
4 1 (1.33%) REST
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Replication
1 4 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.00%) Robotics
3 2 (2.67%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.67%) Fixed Income
3 2 (2.67%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.67%) PKI
3 2 (2.67%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.33%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.33%) DataPower
4 1 (1.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.67%) Unix
2 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (30.67%) Business Analysis
3 14 (18.67%) Test Automation
4 13 (17.33%) DevOps
4 13 (17.33%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (14.67%) Scrum
6 10 (13.33%) Business Case
6 10 (13.33%) Waterfall
7 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (10.67%) Test Strategy
9 7 (9.33%) CRM
9 7 (9.33%) Data Engineering
9 7 (9.33%) Event-Driven
9 7 (9.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 7 (9.33%) Migration
9 7 (9.33%) SDLC
9 7 (9.33%) Test Management
10 6 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (6.67%) Java
2 5 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.67%) C#
3 2 (2.67%) Java 8
3 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.67%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) COBOL
4 1 (1.33%) Erlang
4 1 (1.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 33 (44.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (13.33%) Degree
2 10 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (5.33%) CISA
3 4 (5.33%) CISM
3 4 (5.33%) CISSP
3 4 (5.33%) CRISC
3 4 (5.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.00%) APMP
4 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.67%) IIBA
5 2 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.67%) PMP
6 1 (1.33%) CBAP
6 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.67%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) Accessibility
3 2 (2.67%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.67%) GDPR
3 2 (2.67%) HL7
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.67%) NIST
4 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) Terraform
2 2 (2.67%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.33%) Grafana
3 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.67%) Databricks
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Google
4 2 (2.67%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco
4 2 (2.67%) HP
4 2 (2.67%) Juniper
4 2 (2.67%) OutSystems
4 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) Apple
5 1 (1.33%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Intapp
5 1 (1.33%) Murex
5 1 (1.33%) PagerDuty
5 1 (1.33%) Sage
5 1 (1.33%) SAP
5 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.33%) Sybase