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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 48 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 33 37 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.83% 3.51% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.70% 21.51% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 14
Average daily rate
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£280 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -54.28%
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
282 172 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 24.21% 16.32% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 97 102
Average daily rate £330 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £135 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £436 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 14
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £18.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.79
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.32%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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 -5 21 £310 -11.42% 8
High Wycombe 0 4 £249 -35.38% 5
Aylesbury - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 35 (57.38%) Finance
2 26 (42.62%) SQL
3 23 (37.70%) ISTQB
3 23 (37.70%) QA
4 16 (26.23%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (24.59%) SAP
6 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (19.67%) Selenium
7 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (18.03%) Test Management
8 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.03%) Automotive
8 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
9 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
9 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
9 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
10 9 (14.75%) Banking
10 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
10 9 (14.75%) Windows
11 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.11%) Java
11 8 (13.11%) QuickTest Pro
11 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
11 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
12 7 (11.48%) ITIL
12 7 (11.48%) C#
12 7 (11.48%) VBScript
12 7 (11.48%) MS Project

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.48%) MS Project
3 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Summit
2 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.64%) DB2
3 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Selenium
2 8 (13.11%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.64%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 35 (57.38%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Automotive
3 9 (14.75%) Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (1.64%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.64%) Marketing
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
5 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (62.30%) Analyst
2 21 (34.43%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Business Analyst
4 7 (11.48%) Tester
4 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) QA Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) SAP Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Functional Tester
7 2 (3.28%) SAP Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) QA Leader
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.28%) Manual Tester
8 1 (1.64%) Portfolio Analyst
8 1 (1.64%) Coordinator
8 1 (1.64%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 4 (6.56%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) LAMP
3 1 (1.64%) Ajax
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Social Media
3 1 (1.64%) DTV
3 1 (1.64%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.75%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) UNIX
3 5 (8.20%) Windows NT
4 1 (1.64%) Windows CE
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (18.03%) Software Testing
3 11 (18.03%) Test Management
3 11 (18.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (16.39%) Waterfall
5 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
6 8 (13.11%) Programme Management
6 8 (13.11%) Business Analysis
7 7 (11.48%) ITIL
7 7 (11.48%) CRM
8 6 (9.84%) Project Management
8 6 (9.84%) Manual Testing
8 6 (9.84%) P3M3
9 5 (8.20%) V-Model
9 5 (8.20%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (6.56%) Project Planning
10 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
10 4 (6.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (42.62%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) Java
3 7 (11.48%) C#
3 7 (11.48%) VBScript
4 2 (3.28%) VB
4 2 (3.28%) VBA
4 2 (3.28%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C++
5 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (37.70%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) Degree
5 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (37.70%) QA
2 5 (8.20%) P3O
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (24.59%) SAP
2 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 2 (3.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Cognos
6 1 (1.64%) Lotus
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