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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 286 233 229
Rank change year-on-year -53 -4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 128 204 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.63% 0.94% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.78% 5.56% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 152 133
Median daily rate £425 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £266 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £115.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3388 3669 3639
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 16.57% 16.93% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2216 2547 2335
Median daily rate £475 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +6.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £625 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 44 94
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -22.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.02 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.00 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 19 £475 +12.42% 25
Wimbledon +5 3 £450 +44.00%
West End of London +8 2 - - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Docklands, London +1 1 £490 -18.33%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 117 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 98 (36.03%) Finance
3 72 (26.47%) ISTQB
4 67 (24.63%) Business Analysis
5 66 (24.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 62 (22.79%) Test Automation
7 58 (21.32%) SQL
7 58 (21.32%) PRINCE2
8 56 (20.59%) JIRA
9 47 (17.28%) Project Management
10 46 (16.91%) Banking
11 44 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 41 (15.07%) UML
13 39 (14.34%) Degree
13 39 (14.34%) QA
14 38 (13.97%) Use Case
15 36 (13.24%) ITIL
16 33 (12.13%) Software Testing
17 32 (11.76%) Selenium
17 32 (11.76%) Test Scripting
17 32 (11.76%) SDLC
18 31 (11.40%) Functional Testing
18 31 (11.40%) Java
18 31 (11.40%) Retail
19 30 (11.03%) Test Strategy
20 29 (10.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
22 27 (9.93%) Scrum
23 26 (9.56%) User Stories
23 26 (9.56%) 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 22 (8.09%) Confluence
2 8 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (2.21%) CMS
5 4 (1.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.74%) ATG Dynamo
6 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.37%) IIS
7 1 (0.37%) SAS
7 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.10%) Actimize
1 3 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.10%) iTrent
2 2 (0.74%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.37%) RMDS
3 1 (0.37%) Sonata
3 1 (0.37%) Tercero
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.10%) GitHub
3 2 (0.74%) G Suite
4 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.21%) LDAP
2 2 (0.74%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (0.74%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.37%) Intranet
3 1 (0.37%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.37%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.37%) Skype
3 1 (0.37%) SMS
3 1 (0.37%) SWIFTNet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (4.04%) Relational Database
3 9 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 5 (1.84%) DB2
5 3 (1.10%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.74%) Big Data
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.37%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 56 (20.59%) JIRA
2 32 (11.76%) Selenium
3 21 (7.72%) TestRail
4 19 (6.99%) Cucumber
5 16 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 9 (3.31%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.94%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.94%) JBehave
7 8 (2.94%) WebDriver
8 7 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.84%) Concordion
9 5 (1.84%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.84%) SpecFlow
9 5 (1.84%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.47%) Appium
10 4 (1.47%) JMeter
10 4 (1.47%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.10%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.10%) LoadUI
11 3 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 98 (36.03%) Finance
2 46 (16.91%) Banking
3 31 (11.40%) Retail
4 11 (4.04%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.04%) Legal
5 9 (3.31%) Law
6 8 (2.94%) Marketing
7 5 (1.84%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.10%) Back Office
8 3 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.10%) Games
8 3 (1.10%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.74%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.37%) French Language
10 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.37%) International Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 134 (49.26%) Analyst
2 88 (32.35%) Business Analyst
3 35 (12.87%) Test Analyst
4 28 (10.29%) Tester
5 23 (8.46%) Project Manager
6 17 (6.25%) Test Manager
7 16 (5.88%) Test Leader
8 12 (4.41%) Business Systems Analyst
9 11 (4.04%) Test Engineer
9 11 (4.04%) Test Specialist
10 10 (3.68%) Banking Analyst
10 10 (3.68%) QA Engineer
10 10 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) Agile Business Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) Architect
11 8 (2.94%) Retail Business Analyst
11 8 (2.94%) Technical Manager
12 7 (2.57%) Digital Project Manager
12 7 (2.57%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.88%) XML
2 9 (3.31%) J2EE
3 7 (2.57%) Hibernate
3 7 (2.57%) Spring
4 6 (2.21%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.21%) HTML
5 5 (1.84%) .NET
5 5 (1.84%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.84%) HTML5
5 5 (1.84%) RESTful
6 4 (1.47%) COM+
6 4 (1.47%) JSON
6 4 (1.47%) SOAP
6 4 (1.47%) Struts
6 4 (1.47%) Web Services
7 3 (1.10%) Apache Flex
7 3 (1.10%) Middleware
7 3 (1.10%) Spring MVC
7 3 (1.10%) XSL
7 3 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (6.25%) Equities
3 13 (4.78%) Hedge funds
3 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.57%) Derivative
6 7 (2.57%) PMI
6 7 (2.57%) User Experience
7 6 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.21%) STB
8 5 (1.84%) Fintech
9 4 (1.47%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.47%) IVR
10 3 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.10%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (1.10%) SWIFT
10 3 (1.10%) Tandem
11 2 (0.74%) Reinsurance
11 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (6.62%) Linux
2 16 (5.88%) Unix
3 9 (3.31%) Windows
4 7 (2.57%) Android
5 5 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.37%) Kali Linux
7 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (43.01%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (24.63%) Business Analysis
3 66 (24.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 62 (22.79%) Test Automation
5 58 (21.32%) PRINCE2
6 47 (17.28%) Project Management
7 44 (16.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 41 (15.07%) UML
9 38 (13.97%) Use Case
10 36 (13.24%) ITIL
11 33 (12.13%) Software Testing
12 32 (11.76%) SDLC
12 32 (11.76%) Test Scripting
13 31 (11.40%) Functional Testing
14 30 (11.03%) Test Strategy
15 27 (9.93%) Scrum
16 26 (9.56%) Defect Management
16 26 (9.56%) User Stories
17 25 (9.19%) Waterfall
18 24 (8.82%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (21.32%) SQL
2 31 (11.40%) Java
3 15 (5.51%) Python
4 8 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 8 (2.94%) Perl
5 7 (2.57%) PL/SQL
6 5 (1.84%) VBScript
7 4 (1.47%) VB
7 4 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.10%) ActionScript
8 3 (1.10%) C#
8 3 (1.10%) PHP
8 3 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.74%) C
9 2 (0.74%) C++
9 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) Groovy
10 1 (0.37%) R
Qualifications
1 72 (26.47%) ISTQB
2 39 (14.34%) Degree
3 29 (10.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (7.72%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.62%) CBAP
6 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.78%) IIBA
6 13 (4.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 9 (3.31%) PMI Certification
8 8 (2.94%) CITP
8 8 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
9 7 (2.57%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (2.21%) SC Cleared
11 4 (1.47%) CISA
11 4 (1.47%) CISSP
11 4 (1.47%) PMP
12 3 (1.10%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.74%) EXIN
13 2 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.34%) QA
2 11 (4.04%) MiFID
3 7 (2.57%) GDPR
4 6 (2.21%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.10%) SEPA
5 3 (1.10%) SLA
6 2 (0.74%) EMIR
6 2 (0.74%) IFRS
6 2 (0.74%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.37%) PMO
7 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.37%) Xen
2 1 (0.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (6.62%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.47%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.37%) Graphite
3 1 (0.37%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.37%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.99%) HP
3 18 (6.62%) Oracle
4 14 (5.15%) Sybase
5 9 (3.31%) Atlassian
5 9 (3.31%) IBM
6 7 (2.57%) Adobe
7 6 (2.21%) Fixnetix
8 4 (1.47%) Apple
8 4 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 4 (1.47%) Murex
8 4 (1.47%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (1.10%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.10%) Calypso
9 3 (1.10%) Reuters
9 3 (1.10%) SAP
9 3 (1.10%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.10%) Workday
10 2 (0.74%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.74%) Google
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