The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Edinburgh region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 71 51 55
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 15 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 1.27% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.87% 13.54% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £298 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £259 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £379 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+141.39% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
138 96 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.81% 9.40% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 45 29
Average daily rate £350 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £414 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
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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
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 23 July 2014, 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 20 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 17 (40.48%) Finance
3 14 (33.33%) Banking
4 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (23.81%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) ETL
6 9 (21.43%) FTP
6 9 (21.43%) UNIX
7 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (16.67%) Credit Risk
9 6 (14.29%) Test Management
9 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 6 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (14.29%) Data Mart
9 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle
9 6 (14.29%) OLAP
9 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
9 6 (14.29%) Star Schema
9 6 (14.29%) Investment Banking
10 5 (11.90%) Project Management
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
10 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
10 5 (11.90%) Degree
11 4 (9.52%) Use Case
11 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (9.52%) Retail

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) PaaS
1 1 (2.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) FTP
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) SSL
2 1 (2.38%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
1 6 (14.29%) Star Schema
1 6 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
1 6 (14.29%) OLAP
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Pentaho
3 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.38%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.38%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
1 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.52%) Retail
5 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 2 (4.76%) Italian Language
6 2 (4.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Analyst
2 19 (45.24%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Test Leader
4 6 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Data Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.38%) Business Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) Team Leader
9 1 (2.38%) Test Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (2.38%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (2.38%) REST
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Credit Risk
2 3 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Fixed Income
2 3 (7.14%) Equities
2 3 (7.14%) Derivative
3 1 (2.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) UNIX
2 4 (9.52%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (23.81%) ETL
3 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (14.29%) Test Management
3 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 6 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
4 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (11.90%) Asset Management
4 5 (11.90%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (9.52%) Use Case
6 3 (7.14%) Matrix Management
6 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Migration
6 3 (7.14%) Six Sigma
7 2 (4.76%) UML
7 2 (4.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 20 (47.62%) ISTQB
2 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (11.90%) Degree
4 3 (7.14%) IIBA
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) EMIR
1 3 (7.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.38%) StatsD
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
2 1 (2.38%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.76%) Charles River
3 2 (4.76%) VMware