The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 55 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 18 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.30% 0.68% 3.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.11% 3.13% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 15
Average daily rate
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£300 £200 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -43.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £200 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £200 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -53.00%
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Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
222 160 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 28.43% 21.92% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 89 69
Average daily rate £350 £356 £354
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +0.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 3 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 20 (44.44%) SAP
3 19 (42.22%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
5 16 (35.56%) QA
5 16 (35.56%) Waterfall
5 16 (35.56%) SQL
6 14 (31.11%) V-Model
6 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (28.89%) Test Management
8 12 (26.67%) Validation
8 12 (26.67%) XML
8 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
8 12 (26.67%) Relational Database
9 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (22.22%) SAP BW
10 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
10 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
11 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
11 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
11 8 (17.78%) CMS
11 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
12 7 (15.56%) Oracle
12 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (13.33%) IBM
13 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (13.33%) Selenium
14 5 (11.11%) SAP FI
14 5 (11.11%) CRM

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 8 (17.78%) CMS
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
1 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) SAP FI
2 2 (4.44%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.44%) SAP CRM
2 2 (4.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.22%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) DHCP
1 2 (4.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (22.22%) SAP BW
3 4 (8.89%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Selenium
2 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.44%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.44%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 10 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.89%) Automotive
4 2 (4.44%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (73.33%) Analyst
2 19 (42.22%) Test Analyst
3 13 (28.89%) Business Analyst
4 9 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 6 (13.33%) Tester
6 5 (11.11%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) SAP Business Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Tester
9 2 (4.44%) Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Payments Business Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Portfolio Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Programme Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) Automation Analyst
10 1 (2.22%) QA Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.22%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.67%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 2 (4.44%) Windows NT
4 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Software Testing
2 16 (35.56%) Waterfall
3 14 (31.11%) V-Model
3 14 (31.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Test Management
5 12 (26.67%) Validation
5 12 (26.67%) Test Scripting
6 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (22.22%) Manual Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Business Analysis
9 7 (15.56%) Data Modelling
9 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (11.11%) CRM
11 5 (11.11%) ITIL
12 3 (6.67%) Black-Box Testing
12 3 (6.67%) Performance Improvement
12 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
12 3 (6.67%) Test Automation
12 3 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 4 (8.89%) C#
4 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 2 (4.44%) VB
5 2 (4.44%) VBA
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (35.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (42.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) SAP
2 7 (15.56%) Oracle
3 6 (13.33%) IBM
4 4 (8.89%) Business Objects
5 3 (6.67%) Lotus
5 3 (6.67%) Cognos
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.22%) Apple