The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 31 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.98% 1.88% 3.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.61% 13.33% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 10
Average daily rate
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£374 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.78% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
ISEB
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
51 45 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.18% 14.06% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 19 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £410 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 15
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.55 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.94% -39.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (46.67%) E-Commerce
4 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 6 (40.00%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 5 (33.33%) Mingle
5 5 (33.33%) Change Management
5 5 (33.33%) Workflow
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 5 (33.33%) SQL
5 5 (33.33%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 4 (26.67%) IIBA
7 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
8 2 (13.33%) VBA
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 2 (13.33%) TDD
8 2 (13.33%) BDD
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Selenium
8 2 (13.33%) Release Management
8 2 (13.33%) ISTQB

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (53.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) TestNG
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) JUnit
2 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior QA Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ScrumMaster
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) SOAP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) Velocity
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) E-Commerce
3 6 (40.00%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Change Management
4 5 (33.33%) Workflow
4 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) Project Management
6 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 2 (13.33%) BDD
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Release Management
7 2 (13.33%) TDD
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
8 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VBA
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) IIBA
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft