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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 72 55 42
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 1.69% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 16.24% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £315 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +3.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £294 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £365 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -54.28%
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
99 117 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.22% 10.38% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 48
Average daily rate £365 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £300 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £412 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.14 £18.13 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.01% -54.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
2 10 (35.71%) Banking
3 9 (32.14%) Finance
4 8 (28.57%) ETL
4 8 (28.57%) SQL
5 7 (25.00%) UNIX
5 7 (25.00%) FTP
5 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Credit Risk
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
8 4 (14.29%) Data Mart
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
8 4 (14.29%) OLAP
8 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (14.29%) Star Schema
8 4 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
9 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
9 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) Pentaho
9 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
9 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (10.71%) Retail
9 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.71%) Migration
10 2 (7.14%) Scrum

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1 (3.57%) IIS
1 1 (3.57%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) Heroku
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) SSL
2 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle OLAP
1 4 (14.29%) Data Mart
1 4 (14.29%) OLAP
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (14.29%) Star Schema
2 3 (10.71%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (35.71%) Banking
2 9 (32.14%) Finance
3 4 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Retail
5 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (3.57%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Analyst
2 16 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Data Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Software Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Software Test Manager
7 1 (3.57%) ScrumMaster
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.57%) Software Manager
7 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Tester
7 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Financial Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) REST
1 1 (3.57%) SOAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Credit Risk
2 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ETL
2 7 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (14.29%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Test Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 1 (3.57%) System Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.57%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.57%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) EMIR
1 1 (3.57%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.57%) Ganglia
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Vagrant
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) StatsD
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.57%) Charles River