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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 43 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 3.04% 1.88% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 28.10% 17.12% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 10
Average daily rate £335 £338 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £258 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £410 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
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
153 146 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.81% 10.97% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 71 50
Average daily rate £350 £378 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.28% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.75 £15.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% +80.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 46 (60.53%) Finance
2 33 (43.42%) ISTQB
3 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.95%) Banking
5 19 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (15.79%) User Experience
8 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
9 11 (14.47%) SQL
9 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
9 11 (14.47%) Retail
10 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
10 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
11 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
12 8 (10.53%) BDD
12 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
12 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
12 8 (10.53%) TDD
12 8 (10.53%) Software Testing
12 8 (10.53%) Selenium
13 7 (9.21%) BPR
13 7 (9.21%) C#
13 7 (9.21%) Degree
13 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
13 7 (9.21%) Asset Management
13 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
13 7 (9.21%) Functional Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (3.95%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.32%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
2 1 (1.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) DNS
1 3 (3.95%) HTTP
1 3 (3.95%) SSL
1 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.95%) Data Mining
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Visual Studio
2 8 (10.53%) Selenium
3 7 (9.21%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 3 (3.95%) HP UFT
5 3 (3.95%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.63%) Toad
7 1 (1.32%) JIRA
7 1 (1.32%) JMeter
7 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
General
1 46 (60.53%) Finance
2 22 (28.95%) Banking
3 11 (14.47%) Retail
4 4 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Front Office
5 2 (2.63%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.63%) Marketing
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (61.84%) Analyst
2 25 (32.89%) Test Analyst
3 22 (28.95%) Business Analyst
4 12 (15.79%) Service Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Banking Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Digital Analyst
5 9 (11.84%) Digital Business Analyst
6 8 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) Test Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
7 6 (7.89%) Test Manager
8 5 (6.58%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.58%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.95%) Performance Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Financial Analyst
9 3 (3.95%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.95%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.79%) User Experience
2 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.58%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.95%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.63%) Data Extraction
5 2 (2.63%) Social Media
5 2 (2.63%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Linux
2 1 (1.32%) Android
2 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.32%) Windows
2 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 19 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (23.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 11 (14.47%) Test Scripting
6 9 (11.84%) Test Strategy
6 9 (11.84%) Waterfall
7 8 (10.53%) BDD
7 8 (10.53%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 8 (10.53%) TDD
8 7 (9.21%) Asset Management
8 7 (9.21%) Automated Testing
8 7 (9.21%) BPR
8 7 (9.21%) Functional Testing
9 6 (7.89%) Migration
9 6 (7.89%) Scrum
10 5 (6.58%) Data Migration
10 5 (6.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 7 (9.21%) C#
3 3 (3.95%) Java
4 1 (1.32%) C
4 1 (1.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (43.42%) ISTQB
2 14 (18.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (9.21%) Degree
4 4 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.95%) IIBA
5 3 (3.95%) IISP
6 1 (1.32%) CISSP
6 1 (1.32%) GIAC
6 1 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.95%) FATCA
3 2 (2.63%) MiFID
4 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle
3 2 (2.63%) HP
3 2 (2.63%) Informatica
3 2 (2.63%) Teradata