The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 59 76 54
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs citing ISEB 29 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.81% 0.95% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.58% 8.96% 13.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 11
Average daily rate
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£290 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £317 £375
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%
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Scotland

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

Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 134 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.28% 10.61% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 79 48
Average daily rate £325 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £550 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £35.00
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 Edinburgh

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

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

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 37 (56.06%) Banking
2 35 (53.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 34 (51.52%) Finance
4 32 (48.48%) ISTQB
5 28 (42.42%) Retail
6 23 (34.85%) SQL
7 18 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
7 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 18 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (25.76%) ETL
9 16 (24.24%) Retail Banking
10 12 (18.18%) Analytics
11 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (15.15%) Teradata
12 10 (15.15%) Informatica
12 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
12 10 (15.15%) Data Analytics
12 10 (15.15%) Data Integration
13 9 (13.64%) Data Migration
13 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (13.64%) Migration
14 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
14 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
14 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
14 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
14 8 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
15 7 (10.61%) Change Management
16 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
16 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
17 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.52%) PaaS
1 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
1 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.52%) DNS
1 1 (1.52%) SSL
1 1 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Toad
2 1 (1.52%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.52%) JMeter
2 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
2 1 (1.52%) Selenium
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.52%) SoapUI
General
1 37 (56.06%) Banking
2 34 (51.52%) Finance
3 28 (42.42%) Retail
4 16 (24.24%) Retail Banking
5 5 (7.58%) Marketing
6 4 (6.06%) General Ledger
7 3 (4.55%) Financial Institution
7 3 (4.55%) Back Office
8 1 (1.52%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 46 (69.70%) Analyst
2 42 (63.64%) Test Analyst
3 8 (12.12%) Test Leader
4 7 (10.61%) Coordinator
4 7 (10.61%) Test Coordinator
5 6 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Tester
9 2 (3.03%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Manager
9 2 (3.03%) UAT Test Manager
10 1 (1.52%) Automation Tester
10 1 (1.52%) Senior Automation Tester
10 1 (1.52%) Junior Test Analyst
10 1 (1.52%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) SOAP
2 2 (3.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.03%) REST
3 1 (1.52%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Integration
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.03%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.52%) Derivative
4 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) UNIX
1 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (25.76%) ETL
3 12 (18.18%) Analytics
4 11 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (15.15%) Functional Testing
5 10 (15.15%) Data Analytics
6 9 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.64%) Migration
6 9 (13.64%) Data Migration
7 8 (12.12%) Test Scripting
7 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
7 8 (12.12%) Risk Management
7 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 8 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Change Management
9 6 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.58%) Information Security
10 5 (7.58%) Asset Management
11 4 (6.06%) Project Management
11 4 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) SQL
2 3 (4.55%) C
3 2 (3.03%) Java
4 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (48.48%) ISTQB
2 18 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.52%) HND
5 1 (1.52%) Degree
5 1 (1.52%) IIBA
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) FATCA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
2 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) StatsD
2 1 (1.52%) Graphite
2 1 (1.52%) Nagios
2 1 (1.52%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Informatica
1 10 (15.15%) Teradata
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.06%) Pega
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
5 1 (1.52%) Sybase