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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 59 42
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.72% 1.57% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.86% 15.57% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £212 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £314 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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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
166 122 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.40% 10.07% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 33
Average daily rate £358 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
6 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (15.00%) Scrum
7 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.00%) Retail
7 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (10.00%) Information Security
9 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (10.00%) ETL
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
9 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 4 (10.00%) Selenium
9 4 (10.00%) Data Extraction
9 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Agresso
1 1 (2.50%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Selenium
2 3 (7.50%) FitNesse
2 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.00%) Watij
3 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.50%) JMeter
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (37.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Banking
3 6 (15.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 13 (32.50%) Business Analyst
3 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (15.00%) Tester
5 5 (12.50%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Information Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Security Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Web Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Web Tester
7 2 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) UAT Tester
8 1 (2.50%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Data Extraction
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.50%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (15.00%) Scrum
4 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 5 (12.50%) Test Management
5 5 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 5 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (10.00%) ETL
6 4 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (10.00%) Information Security
6 4 (10.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (10.00%) Data Analytics
6 4 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.00%) IIBA
3 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) VCP4
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
3 1 (2.50%) Charles River
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