The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 50 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.97% 2.95% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.70% 12.62% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 18
Average daily rate
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£355 £268 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.71% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £350 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
ISEB
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
270 301 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.69% 23.35% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 168 108
Average daily rate £390 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Average hourly rate £44.00 £15.50 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+183.87% +3.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Buckinghamshire region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Buckinghamshire region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +2 30 £350 +23.34% 3
High Wycombe -1 2 £375 +53.84%
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 27 (45.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
4 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
5 18 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (28.81%) SQL
6 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
6 17 (28.81%) Waterfall
7 16 (27.12%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (27.12%) ISTQB
8 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (23.73%) Business Analysis
9 14 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
11 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
11 12 (20.34%) SAP
11 12 (20.34%) QA
11 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (18.64%) Test Management
12 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (18.64%) HP
13 10 (16.95%) XML
13 10 (16.95%) V-Model
13 10 (16.95%) SDLC
14 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
14 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
15 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
16 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
16 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
16 7 (11.86%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.69%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.69%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Firewall
1 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) Relational Database
2 7 (11.86%) SAP BW
3 6 (10.17%) Data Mining
4 4 (6.78%) SAP BI
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.69%) MS Access
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.69%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (47.46%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Automotive
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) German Language
4 2 (3.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (67.80%) Analyst
2 25 (42.37%) Test Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Business Analyst
4 9 (15.25%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.86%) Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Test Manager
6 4 (6.78%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Financial Business Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Programme Office Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Systems Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Applications Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Junior
8 2 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Head of Testing
8 2 (3.39%) Head of Development
9 1 (1.69%) Cloud Architect
9 1 (1.69%) Agile Business Analyst
9 1 (1.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) XML Messaging
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) SOAP
3 2 (3.39%) SAP XI
4 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.08%) Biometrics
3 3 (5.08%) DTV
3 3 (5.08%) Data Structures
4 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) UNIX
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (45.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (33.90%) Test Scripting
3 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
4 18 (30.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (28.81%) Waterfall
6 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (23.73%) Business Analysis
8 13 (22.03%) Regression Testing
9 12 (20.34%) PRINCE2
10 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (18.64%) Test Management
11 10 (16.95%) V-Model
11 10 (16.95%) SDLC
12 7 (11.86%) Test Planning
12 7 (11.86%) Manual Testing
12 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
12 7 (11.86%) Validation
13 6 (10.17%) Risk Management
13 6 (10.17%) ITIL
13 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.81%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.69%) C
3 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) ISTQB
2 14 (23.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.86%) Degree
4 7 (11.86%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
6 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.69%) MCTS
9 1 (1.69%) MCP
9 1 (1.69%) MCSE
9 1 (1.69%) CCSP
9 1 (1.69%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.34%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
2 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) SAP
2 11 (18.64%) HP
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco
5 1 (1.69%) Compaq
5 1 (1.69%) Juniper
5 1 (1.69%) webMethods
5 1 (1.69%) Northgate
5 1 (1.69%) Terracotta
5 1 (1.69%) F5