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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 61 61 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 13 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.03% 1.24% 5.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 6.31% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 28
Average daily rate
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£310 £355 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.67% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £397 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%
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
276 206 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.32% 19.71% 29.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 106 102
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.07 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.25 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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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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 +10 20 £300 +50.00% 2
High Wycombe +1 2 £363 -8.22% 2
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (49.21%) Finance
2 29 (46.03%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (44.44%) QA
4 23 (36.51%) Test Management
5 22 (34.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (33.33%) SQL
7 20 (31.75%) SAP
7 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
8 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
9 16 (25.40%) Waterfall
10 14 (22.22%) V-Model
11 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
12 12 (19.05%) Validation
12 12 (19.05%) XML
12 12 (19.05%) Java
12 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
12 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
12 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
14 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
14 10 (15.87%) Oracle
14 10 (15.87%) SAP BW
14 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
15 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
16 8 (12.70%) CMS
16 8 (12.70%) C
16 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
17 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
17 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (12.70%) CMS
2 3 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) SAP FI
2 3 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (3.17%) SAP CRM
3 2 (3.17%) SAP BCA
4 1 (1.59%) Summit
4 1 (1.59%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) DHCP
1 2 (3.17%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) Relational Database
2 10 (15.87%) SAP BW
3 4 (6.35%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.76%) LoadRunner
2 3 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.17%) Bugzilla
3 2 (3.17%) TestDirector
3 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.59%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.59%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 31 (49.21%) Finance
2 13 (20.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.94%) Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Automotive
5 2 (3.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (58.73%) Analyst
2 22 (34.92%) Test Analyst
3 13 (20.63%) Business Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Tester
4 9 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.94%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) SAP Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) QA Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) SAP Business Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Functional Tester
9 2 (3.17%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.17%) Automation Tester
9 2 (3.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) XML
2 2 (3.17%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.35%) UNIX
2 3 (4.76%) Windows
3 2 (3.17%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.59%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Test Management
2 22 (34.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (31.75%) Software Testing
4 16 (25.40%) Waterfall
5 14 (22.22%) V-Model
6 12 (19.05%) Validation
6 12 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 12 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (17.46%) Manual Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Performance Testing
8 10 (15.87%) Test Strategy
9 9 (14.29%) Business Analysis
10 7 (11.11%) Data Modelling
10 7 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (9.52%) CRM
12 5 (7.94%) ITIL
12 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
12 5 (7.94%) System Testing
12 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 21 (33.33%) SQL
2 12 (19.05%) Java
3 8 (12.70%) C
4 5 (7.94%) C++
5 4 (6.35%) C#
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) Python
6 3 (4.76%) VBScript
7 2 (3.17%) VB
7 2 (3.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 12 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 29 (46.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (31.75%) SAP
2 10 (15.87%) Oracle
3 6 (9.52%) IBM
4 4 (6.35%) HP
4 4 (6.35%) Business Objects
5 3 (4.76%) Cognos
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.76%) Lotus
6 2 (3.17%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.59%) Apple