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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 60 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 17 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.75% 1.45% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.21% 6.32% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 5
Average daily rate £300 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £280 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £367 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
207 269 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.32% 22.91% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 121 103
Average daily rate £401 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £140 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £490 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.62% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £15.00 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £31.80 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 14 £300 - 1
High Wycombe +5 1 £243 -33.10% 1
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 22 (62.86%) SQL
1 22 (62.86%) Software Testing
2 19 (54.29%) Finance
3 17 (48.57%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (42.86%) XML
5 14 (40.00%) Oracle
5 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
6 13 (37.14%) SDLC
7 12 (34.29%) QA
7 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
8 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
8 11 (31.43%) SAP
8 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
9 10 (28.57%) V-Model
9 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
10 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
11 8 (22.86%) Data Mining
11 8 (22.86%) MS Office
11 8 (22.86%) Test Management
12 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
13 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
14 5 (14.29%) Middleware
14 5 (14.29%) Scrum
14 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
14 5 (14.29%) Migration
14 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (8.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.86%) ArcGIS
2 1 (2.86%) Confluence
2 1 (2.86%) JBoss
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.86%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.86%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (37.14%) Oracle Database
2 10 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 8 (22.86%) Data Mining
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (11.43%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (8.57%) SAP BW
7 2 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (5.71%) SAP BI
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
7 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) JIRA
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.86%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.86%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.86%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (54.29%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Analyst
2 24 (68.57%) Test Analyst
3 10 (28.57%) SQL Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Manual Test Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) SAP Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) SAP Test Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Web Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) Web Test Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) SAP BW Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) SAP FI Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (42.86%) XML
2 5 (14.29%) Middleware
3 3 (8.57%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.86%) .NET
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Biometrics
4 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.86%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Unix
2 1 (2.86%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Software Testing
2 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (37.14%) SDLC
5 12 (34.29%) Waterfall
6 11 (31.43%) Test Scripting
7 10 (28.57%) V-Model
8 8 (22.86%) Test Management
9 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
10 5 (14.29%) Regression Testing
10 5 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (14.29%) Web Testing
11 4 (11.43%) Manual Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
12 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.57%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.71%) C#
4 1 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) HND
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (34.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (48.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) SAP
3 4 (11.43%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Compaq
4 1 (2.86%) ESRI
4 1 (2.86%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.86%) VMware
4 1 (2.86%) webMethods