Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 272 240
Rank change year-on-year -67 -32 +1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 312 386 445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.67% 0.86% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.07% 5.01% 5.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 265 303
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £260 £265
90th Percentile £550 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £37.50 -
England median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -38.67% +38.89% -41.30%

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 7670 7709 7539
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.59% 17.17% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5105 4975 4974
London median daily rate £475 £458 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.83% +2.81% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £422 £400
% change year-on-year +0.83% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 111 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +14.08%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £12.13
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.29
England median hourly rate £25.12 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.49% +7.37% +25.00%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -12 71 £450 +5.88% 12
South London -18 19 £460 +31.43%
East London -3 11 £448 -25.33% 1
West London -16 11 £185 -7.50% 3
North London -5 5 £250 +22.55%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 169 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (37.82%) ISTQB
3 81 (25.96%) Test Automation
4 80 (25.64%) Business Analysis
5 72 (23.08%) SQL
6 67 (21.47%) Software Testing
7 65 (20.83%) Finance
8 63 (20.19%) Scrum
8 63 (20.19%) Banking
9 58 (18.59%) Security Cleared
10 55 (17.63%) Test Scripting
11 54 (17.31%) JIRA
12 53 (16.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 50 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
14 47 (15.06%) Java
15 46 (14.74%) Waterfall
16 42 (13.46%) HP
16 42 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
17 40 (12.82%) PRINCE2
17 40 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
18 39 (12.50%) Selenium
19 38 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (11.86%) Microsoft
21 36 (11.54%) Project Management
21 36 (11.54%) User Stories
22 35 (11.22%) QA
22 35 (11.22%) Use Case
22 35 (11.22%) DV Cleared
23 32 (10.26%) Degree
23 32 (10.26%) SDLC

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 19 (6.09%) Confluence
2 12 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (0.64%) CMS
5 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.32%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.32%) IIS
6 1 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.88%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) CA PPM
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.64%) iTrent
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.32%) Actimize
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
2 1 (0.32%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Summit
2 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.28%) Office 365
3 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.32%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.88%) LDAP
2 2 (0.64%) DHCP
2 2 (0.64%) DNS
2 2 (0.64%) Internet
2 2 (0.64%) LAN
2 2 (0.64%) WAN
3 1 (0.32%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.32%) SMS
3 1 (0.32%) WAAS
3 1 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.32%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.53%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.96%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.64%) Big Data
6 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.64%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.32%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.32%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.32%) HBase
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.32%) Power BI
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 54 (17.31%) JIRA
2 39 (12.50%) Selenium
3 28 (8.97%) JMeter
4 22 (7.05%) SoapUI
5 21 (6.73%) Cucumber
6 17 (5.45%) WebDriver
7 14 (4.49%) LoadUI
8 13 (4.17%) Zephyr
9 12 (3.85%) HP UFT
10 11 (3.53%) Selenium IDE
11 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
11 9 (2.88%) LoadRunner
11 9 (2.88%) SpecFlow
12 7 (2.24%) Team Foundation Server
13 5 (1.60%) JUnit
14 4 (1.28%) Appium
14 4 (1.28%) Maven
14 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
14 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
15 3 (0.96%) Ranorex
General
1 65 (20.83%) Finance
2 63 (20.19%) Banking
3 28 (8.97%) Retail Banking
4 14 (4.49%) Private Banking
5 11 (3.53%) Retail
6 8 (2.56%) Legal
7 6 (1.92%) Front Office
7 6 (1.92%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.60%) Marketing
9 4 (1.28%) Back Office
9 4 (1.28%) Law
9 4 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.96%) Advertising
10 3 (0.96%) Publishing
10 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 187 (59.94%) Analyst
2 100 (32.05%) Business Analyst
3 76 (24.36%) Test Analyst
4 34 (10.90%) Tester
5 22 (7.05%) Project Manager
6 21 (6.73%) Banking Analyst
7 19 (6.09%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (5.13%) Test Manager
9 15 (4.81%) Performance Analyst
9 15 (4.81%) Performance Test Analyst
10 14 (4.49%) Architect
11 13 (4.17%) Automation Tester
12 12 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
12 12 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
13 11 (3.53%) Agile Test Analyst
13 11 (3.53%) QA Manager
13 11 (3.53%) Test Engineer
14 10 (3.21%) Software Architect
15 8 (2.56%) Business Systems Analyst
15 8 (2.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.41%) Web Services
2 17 (5.45%) XML
3 11 (3.53%) .NET
3 11 (3.53%) Hibernate
3 11 (3.53%) J2EE
3 11 (3.53%) Spring
4 8 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 7 (2.24%) COM+
6 6 (1.92%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.92%) REST
7 5 (1.60%) RESTful
7 5 (1.60%) SOAP
8 4 (1.28%) Struts
9 3 (0.96%) HTML
9 3 (0.96%) HTML5
9 3 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.64%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.64%) JAX-RS
10 2 (0.64%) JSON
10 2 (0.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.53%) PMI
4 8 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.24%) Derivative
5 7 (2.24%) Equities
5 7 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.28%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.28%) STB
7 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
7 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (0.96%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (0.96%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.96%) NHS
8 2 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.64%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.64%) MPEG
8 2 (0.64%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.13%) Windows
2 10 (3.21%) Linux
3 7 (2.24%) Unix
4 3 (0.96%) Windows 7
4 3 (0.96%) Windows 8
4 3 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.64%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.32%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (25.96%) Test Automation
3 80 (25.64%) Business Analysis
4 67 (21.47%) Software Testing
5 63 (20.19%) Scrum
6 55 (17.63%) Test Scripting
7 50 (16.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 46 (14.74%) Waterfall
9 42 (13.46%) Stakeholder Management
10 40 (12.82%) PRINCE2
11 36 (11.54%) Project Management
11 36 (11.54%) User Stories
12 35 (11.22%) Use Case
13 32 (10.26%) SDLC
14 31 (9.94%) UML
15 27 (8.65%) Functional Testing
16 26 (8.33%) BDD
17 23 (7.37%) Manual Testing
18 22 (7.05%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (6.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.08%) SQL
2 47 (15.06%) Java
3 20 (6.41%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.49%) PL/SQL
5 11 (3.53%) C#
6 9 (2.88%) Python
7 7 (2.24%) C
7 7 (2.24%) VB
8 5 (1.60%) Groovy
9 4 (1.28%) Ruby
9 4 (1.28%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.28%) VBScript
10 2 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) ABAP
11 1 (0.32%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.32%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) F#
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 118 (37.82%) ISTQB
2 58 (18.59%) Security Cleared
3 53 (16.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 35 (11.22%) DV Cleared
5 32 (10.26%) Degree
6 21 (6.73%) SC Cleared
7 18 (5.77%) CBAP
8 14 (4.49%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (4.17%) IIBA
9 13 (4.17%) PMI Certification
10 7 (2.24%) CITP
10 7 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (1.92%) Chartered Engineer
12 4 (1.28%) CISM
12 4 (1.28%) CISSP
13 3 (0.96%) PMP
14 2 (0.64%) CCNA
14 2 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (11.22%) QA
2 17 (5.45%) GDPR
3 13 (4.17%) Data Quality
4 8 (2.56%) MiFID
5 7 (2.24%) PMO
6 5 (1.60%) EMIR
7 2 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.32%) Basel III
8 1 (0.32%) COBIT
8 1 (0.32%) GAMP
8 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (3.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) HDFS
3 1 (0.32%) vSphere
3 1 (0.32%) Xen
3 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (12.82%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.64%) WSUS
3 1 (0.32%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (0.32%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.32%) SCCM
3 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (13.46%) HP
2 37 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 29 (9.29%) Oracle
4 21 (6.73%) Atlassian
5 17 (5.45%) IBM
6 12 (3.85%) Sybase
7 6 (1.92%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.92%) Cognos
8 5 (1.60%) Progress
9 4 (1.28%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.28%) Tableau
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco
10 3 (0.96%) Citrix
10 3 (0.96%) Murex
10 3 (0.96%) VMware
11 2 (0.64%) Charles River
11 2 (0.64%) Dell
11 2 (0.64%) SAP
11 2 (0.64%) Sitecore