Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 366 314 255
Rank change year-on-year -52 -59 -14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 275 298 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.59% 0.72% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.45% 4.31% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 190 310
London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +4.86%
10th Percentile £295 £300 £281
90th Percentile £594 £575 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.81% -1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
London median hourly rate £69.17 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.45% - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +6.67% +29.31% -8.66%

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 7,970 6,919 7,778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.11% 16.74% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,269 4,549 5,269
London median daily rate £495 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £262 £275 £263
90th Percentile £668 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 124 124
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +13.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.83 £12.02
90th Percentile £53.42 £50.00 £44.95
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +1.85% +42.11%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -9 84 £450 - 15
West London -28 12 £500 +150.00% 3
South London -41 7 £575 +43.75%
East London -13 6 £450 -10.00%
North London +1 4 £320 +53.11%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 133 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (33.09%) ISTQB
3 77 (28.00%) Business Analysis
4 73 (26.55%) Test Automation
5 71 (25.82%) Finance
6 63 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
8 52 (18.91%) Software Testing
8 52 (18.91%) Project Management
9 50 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 49 (17.82%) Microsoft
11 48 (17.45%) Waterfall
12 46 (16.73%) Banking
13 45 (16.36%) Test Scripting
14 44 (16.00%) Scrum
15 43 (15.64%) PRINCE2
16 40 (14.55%) JIRA
17 38 (13.82%) SQL
17 38 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (13.09%) DV Cleared
19 33 (12.00%) Selenium
20 31 (11.27%) Use Case
20 31 (11.27%) Functional Testing
20 31 (11.27%) Java
20 31 (11.27%) UML
20 31 (11.27%) HP
21 30 (10.91%) Degree
22 29 (10.55%) QA
22 29 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
23 28 (10.18%) User Stories

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 18 (6.55%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.91%) Confluence
3 5 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.36%) CMS
5 1 (0.36%) IIS
5 1 (0.36%) SAS
5 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (7.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.09%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (2.18%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.73%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.36%) FastStats
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft CRM
4 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.36%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.36%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.36%) Summit
4 1 (0.36%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.91%) Office 365
2 6 (2.18%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.73%) DHCP
1 2 (0.73%) DNS
2 1 (0.36%) Firewall
2 1 (0.36%) Internet
2 1 (0.36%) LAN
2 1 (0.36%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.36%) WAN
2 1 (0.36%) WebEx
2 1 (0.36%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.36%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.09%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.73%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.73%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.36%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) Power BI
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 40 (14.55%) JIRA
2 33 (12.00%) Selenium
3 20 (7.27%) Cucumber
4 11 (4.00%) Zephyr
5 10 (3.64%) HP UFT
5 10 (3.64%) JMeter
5 10 (3.64%) WebDriver
6 9 (3.27%) LoadRunner
7 7 (2.55%) Selenium IDE
7 7 (2.55%) SpecFlow
8 6 (2.18%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (1.82%) SoapUI
9 5 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.09%) JUnit
10 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.73%) Jasmine
11 2 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.36%) Jenkins
12 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
General
1 71 (25.82%) Finance
2 46 (16.73%) Banking
3 21 (7.64%) Retail Banking
4 15 (5.45%) Legal
5 10 (3.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 9 (3.27%) Retail
7 7 (2.55%) Private Banking
7 7 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 6 (2.18%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.82%) Law
9 5 (1.82%) Marketing
10 4 (1.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.73%) Front Office
11 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.73%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 168 (61.09%) Analyst
2 95 (34.55%) Business Analyst
3 63 (22.91%) Test Analyst
4 26 (9.45%) Tester
5 21 (7.64%) Senior Analyst
6 19 (6.91%) Project Manager
7 17 (6.18%) Banking Analyst
8 15 (5.45%) Test Manager
9 12 (4.36%) Automation Test Analyst
9 12 (4.36%) QA Manager
9 12 (4.36%) Senior Business Analyst
10 11 (4.00%) Agile Business Analyst
11 10 (3.64%) Test Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Data Business Analyst
12 8 (2.91%) Senior Test Analyst
12 8 (2.91%) Test Leader
13 7 (2.55%) Digital Analyst
13 7 (2.55%) Digital Business Analyst
13 7 (2.55%) DV Cleared Project Manager
13 7 (2.55%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.64%) .NET
2 7 (2.55%) Web Services
3 4 (1.45%) Gherkin
3 4 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.09%) XML
5 2 (0.73%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.73%) J2EE
5 2 (0.73%) LDAP
5 2 (0.73%) RESTful
5 2 (0.73%) Spring
5 2 (0.73%) Velocity
6 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.36%) CSS
6 1 (0.36%) CSS3
6 1 (0.36%) HTML
6 1 (0.36%) HTML5
6 1 (0.36%) JSON
6 1 (0.36%) Middleware
6 1 (0.36%) SOAP
6 1 (0.36%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.45%) PMI
3 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 8 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (2.55%) Derivative
6 6 (2.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (2.18%) NHS
6 6 (2.18%) User Experience
7 5 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.45%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (1.45%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (1.45%) Mobile App
8 4 (1.45%) MPEG
8 4 (1.45%) OTC Derivatives
8 4 (1.45%) STB
9 3 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.73%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.82%) Windows
2 8 (2.91%) Unix
3 6 (2.18%) Linux
4 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (48.36%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (28.00%) Business Analysis
3 73 (26.55%) Test Automation
4 63 (22.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 52 (18.91%) Project Management
5 52 (18.91%) Software Testing
6 48 (17.45%) Waterfall
7 45 (16.36%) Test Scripting
8 44 (16.00%) Scrum
9 43 (15.64%) PRINCE2
10 38 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (11.27%) Functional Testing
11 31 (11.27%) UML
11 31 (11.27%) Use Case
12 28 (10.18%) User Stories
13 26 (9.45%) SDLC
14 25 (9.09%) Defect Management
15 24 (8.73%) Test Strategy
16 23 (8.36%) Data Protection
16 23 (8.36%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.82%) SQL
2 31 (11.27%) Java
3 8 (2.91%) C#
4 7 (2.55%) JavaScript
5 6 (2.18%) VB.NET
5 6 (2.18%) VBScript
6 5 (1.82%) C
7 4 (1.45%) Python
8 3 (1.09%) C++
8 3 (1.09%) Ruby
9 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.36%) F#
10 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 91 (33.09%) ISTQB
2 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
3 50 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 36 (13.09%) DV Cleared
5 30 (10.91%) Degree
6 21 (7.64%) CBAP
6 21 (7.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 19 (6.91%) PMI Certification
8 18 (6.55%) SC Cleared
9 12 (4.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 11 (4.00%) IIBA
11 7 (2.55%) CISSP
12 6 (2.18%) CISM
12 6 (2.18%) CITP
12 6 (2.18%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.18%) PMP
13 5 (1.82%) Chartered Engineer
14 4 (1.45%) APMP
14 4 (1.45%) CISA
15 3 (1.09%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.55%) QA
2 23 (8.36%) GDPR
3 10 (3.64%) PMO
4 3 (1.09%) EMIR
4 3 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) MiFID
4 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.36%) Basel III
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.36%) GAMP
6 1 (0.36%) SLA
6 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (2.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.73%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.36%) Docker
3 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (10.55%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (5.09%) HP ALM
3 2 (0.73%) WSUS
4 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.27%) HP
3 17 (6.18%) Oracle
4 9 (3.27%) SAP
5 8 (2.91%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.55%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.18%) Cognos
8 5 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.45%) Tableau
10 3 (1.09%) Cisco
10 3 (1.09%) Concur
10 3 (1.09%) IBM
10 3 (1.09%) Murex
10 3 (1.09%) VMware
11 2 (0.73%) Alteryx
11 2 (0.73%) Dell
11 2 (0.73%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (0.73%) Planview
11 2 (0.73%) Sybase
12 1 (0.36%) ServiceNow