Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 346 285
Rank change year-on-year -79 -61 -32
Contract jobs citing ISEB 217 316 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.68% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.93% 4.04% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 196 264
London median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £297 £260
90th Percentile £638 £550 £575
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
London median hourly rate £16.50 - £37.50
10th Percentile £16.25 - £36.25
90th Percentile £16.75 - £38.75
England median hourly rate £35.50 £23.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +54.35% -38.67% +38.89%

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 7,412 7,823 7,737
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.98% 16.76% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,774 5,206 4,989
London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 111
London median hourly rate £23.03 £21.02 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.59% +7.77% -4.88%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £55.44 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% -3.38% +8.33%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -31 49 £450 - 18
West London -3 10 £450 +109.30% 5
South London -26 8 £488 +5.98% 2
East London -31 3 £450 +0.45% 2
North London -5 2 £358 +43.00%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 124 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (46.08%) ISTQB
3 77 (35.48%) Test Automation
4 60 (27.65%) Finance
5 48 (22.12%) JIRA
6 45 (20.74%) QA
6 45 (20.74%) Selenium
7 38 (17.51%) Business Analysis
8 37 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 37 (17.05%) Java
9 35 (16.13%) Banking
10 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
11 32 (14.75%) Degree
11 32 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
11 32 (14.75%) Waterfall
11 32 (14.75%) Cucumber
12 31 (14.29%) PRINCE2
13 29 (13.36%) Scrum
14 28 (12.90%) BDD
15 27 (12.44%) Test Management
15 27 (12.44%) SQL
16 26 (11.98%) Jenkins
17 25 (11.52%) Test Strategy
17 25 (11.52%) Security Cleared
17 25 (11.52%) Software Testing
18 24 (11.06%) Test Scripting
18 24 (11.06%) SDLC
19 22 (10.14%) HP
20 21 (9.68%) Project Management
20 21 (9.68%) Analytical Skills

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 14 (6.45%) Confluence
2 5 (2.30%) CMS
3 1 (0.46%) Appian
3 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.46%) LiveLink
3 1 (0.46%) Mule
3 1 (0.46%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.46%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.29%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.30%) BlazeMeter
3 5 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.84%) BrowserStack
4 4 (1.84%) IaaS
4 4 (1.84%) Office 365
4 4 (1.84%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (1.38%) GitHub
5 3 (1.38%) SaaS
5 3 (1.38%) Slack
6 2 (0.92%) PaaS
7 1 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.46%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.38%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (0.92%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.46%) FTP
3 1 (0.46%) Internet
3 1 (0.46%) LAN
3 1 (0.46%) MPLS
3 1 (0.46%) SDH
3 1 (0.46%) WAN
3 1 (0.46%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.30%) DB2
2 4 (1.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.38%) Electronic Patient Records
3 3 (1.38%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.46%) Big Data
4 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.46%) Lumira
4 1 (0.46%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.46%) Power BI
4 1 (0.46%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 48 (22.12%) JIRA
2 45 (20.74%) Selenium
3 32 (14.75%) Cucumber
4 26 (11.98%) Jenkins
5 21 (9.68%) SoapUI
6 13 (5.99%) JMeter
7 12 (5.53%) SpecFlow
8 11 (5.07%) Appium
8 11 (5.07%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.69%) JBehave
9 8 (3.69%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.23%) LoadRunner
10 7 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 7 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (2.76%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.30%) Git (software)
12 5 (2.30%) JUnit
13 4 (1.84%) Concordion
13 4 (1.84%) TestRail
14 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 60 (27.65%) Finance
2 35 (16.13%) Banking
3 12 (5.53%) Legal
4 8 (3.69%) Law
5 6 (2.76%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.30%) Advertising
6 5 (2.30%) Front Office
6 5 (2.30%) Retail
7 4 (1.84%) Back Office
7 4 (1.84%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.92%) International Banking
9 2 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.46%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.46%) German Language
10 1 (0.46%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.46%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (41.47%) Analyst
2 48 (22.12%) Business Analyst
3 33 (15.21%) Test Analyst
4 29 (13.36%) Test Manager
5 18 (8.29%) Test Engineer
6 16 (7.37%) Tester
7 15 (6.91%) Test Leader
8 13 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (4.61%) Architect
9 10 (4.61%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.15%) Developer
11 8 (3.69%) Agile Business Analyst
12 7 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
12 7 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
12 7 (3.23%) Software Manager
12 7 (3.23%) Software Test Manager
13 6 (2.76%) Developer in Test
13 6 (2.76%) Information Manager
13 6 (2.76%) Report Analyst
13 6 (2.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.37%) Web Services
2 8 (3.69%) REST
2 8 (3.69%) RESTful
3 7 (3.23%) SOAP
4 4 (1.84%) .NET
5 3 (1.38%) Velocity
5 3 (1.38%) WebdriverIO
6 2 (0.92%) Gherkin
6 2 (0.92%) JSON
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.92%) XML
7 1 (0.46%) HTML
7 1 (0.46%) Middleware
7 1 (0.46%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.15%) Management Information System
2 9 (4.15%) NHS
3 7 (3.23%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
4 5 (2.30%) Wiki
5 4 (1.84%) Fintech
5 4 (1.84%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.38%) Equities
6 3 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.38%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.38%) User Experience
7 2 (0.92%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.92%) PMI
7 2 (0.92%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.46%) Blog
8 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.37%) Windows
2 9 (4.15%) Linux
3 5 (2.30%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.38%) Android
4 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 38 (17.51%) Business Analysis
4 37 (17.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (14.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 32 (14.75%) Waterfall
6 31 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 29 (13.36%) Scrum
8 28 (12.90%) BDD
9 27 (12.44%) Test Management
10 25 (11.52%) Software Testing
10 25 (11.52%) Test Strategy
11 24 (11.06%) SDLC
11 24 (11.06%) Test Scripting
12 21 (9.68%) DevOps
12 21 (9.68%) Performance Testing
12 21 (9.68%) Project Management
13 17 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (7.37%) ITIL
14 16 (7.37%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.05%) Java
2 27 (12.44%) SQL
3 14 (6.45%) C#
4 5 (2.30%) Perl
4 5 (2.30%) Python
5 4 (1.84%) Groovy
6 2 (0.92%) Java 8
6 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (46.08%) ISTQB
2 32 (14.75%) Degree
3 25 (11.52%) Security Cleared
4 19 (8.76%) ISEB Practitioner
5 14 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.07%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (2.76%) APMP
10 5 (2.30%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.92%) CRISC
13 2 (0.92%) PMI Certification
14 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.46%) IIBA
14 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (20.74%) QA
2 14 (6.45%) GDPR
3 6 (2.76%) PMO
3 6 (2.76%) SLA
4 4 (1.84%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.92%) IASME
5 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.92%) MiFID
5 2 (0.92%) PSD2
6 1 (0.46%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.46%) EMIR
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 19770
6 1 (0.46%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (3.69%) Active Directory
1 8 (3.69%) Docker
2 2 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.46%) IAG
Systems Management
1 18 (8.29%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (4.15%) HP ALM
3 3 (1.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (15.67%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.14%) HP
3 11 (5.07%) SAP
4 4 (1.84%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (1.38%) AppDynamics
5 3 (1.38%) New Relic
5 3 (1.38%) Oracle
5 3 (1.38%) Sybase
5 3 (1.38%) VMware
6 2 (0.92%) CheckPoint
6 2 (0.92%) Dynatrace
7 1 (0.46%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.46%) Capita
7 1 (0.46%) ForgeRock
7 1 (0.46%) iManage
7 1 (0.46%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.46%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.46%) Snow
7 1 (0.46%) WorldPay