The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 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 Milton Keynes 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 38 55 45
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.10% 1.50% 2.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.33% 7.09% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 10
Average daily rate
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£289 £280 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £277 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £350 £355
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 £30.00 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
219 141 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 25.17% 21.11% 30.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 61 96
Average daily rate £325 £310 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +0.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +14.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £38.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
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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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014, 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 (59.46%) Finance
2 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (32.43%) SQL
4 10 (27.03%) SAP
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
4 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
4 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
4 10 (27.03%) QA
5 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
6 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
6 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
6 8 (21.62%) Automotive
6 8 (21.62%) Banking
7 7 (18.92%) Windows
7 7 (18.92%) MS Project
7 7 (18.92%) CRM
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
7 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
8 6 (16.22%) P3M3
8 6 (16.22%) HP
8 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
9 5 (13.51%) Project Management
9 5 (13.51%) VBScript
9 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
9 5 (13.51%) P3O

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 7 (18.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.92%) MS Project
3 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.70%) LoadRunner
General
1 22 (59.46%) Finance
2 8 (21.62%) Automotive
2 8 (21.62%) Banking
3 4 (10.81%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Electronics
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Manual Tester
5 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Test Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Project Officer
6 1 (2.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Junior
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Applications Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.70%) QA Leader
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Test Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 3 (8.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
4 1 (2.70%) LAMP
4 1 (2.70%) Middleware
4 1 (2.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Social Media
2 1 (2.70%) IVR
2 1 (2.70%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) UNIX
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (24.32%) Software Testing
3 8 (21.62%) Waterfall
3 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
4 7 (18.92%) CRM
4 7 (18.92%) ITIL
4 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
5 6 (16.22%) P3M3
5 6 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (16.22%) Programme Management
6 5 (13.51%) Project Management
6 5 (13.51%) Test Strategy
6 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
6 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
7 4 (10.81%) Project Planning
7 4 (10.81%) V-Model
7 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (8.11%) ITSM
8 3 (8.11%) Load Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (32.43%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBScript
3 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.41%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 5 (13.51%) P3O
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (37.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) SAP
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle