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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 44 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 30 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.46% 3.03% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.00% 12.00% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £284 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.34% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £257 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £376 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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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
200 225 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 23.09% 25.22% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 138 66
Average daily rate £378 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.77 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 (45.83%) Finance
2 21 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (39.58%) Test Scripting
4 16 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 14 (29.17%) SQL
5 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 14 (29.17%) Business Analysis
5 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
6 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
7 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (22.92%) QA
8 11 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
8 11 (22.92%) HP
8 11 (22.92%) SAP
9 10 (20.83%) XML
9 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
9 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
9 10 (20.83%) SDLC
10 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.75%) V-Model
11 7 (14.58%) Test Management
11 7 (14.58%) Validation
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
12 6 (12.50%) SAP BW
12 6 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
13 5 (10.42%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.08%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 6 (12.50%) SAP BW
3 5 (10.42%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.25%) SAP BI
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (45.83%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Automotive
3 3 (6.25%) Electronics
3 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Marketing
4 2 (4.17%) German Language
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) Local Government
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (75.00%) Analyst
2 22 (45.83%) Test Analyst
3 13 (27.08%) Business Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 7 (14.58%) Tester
6 3 (6.25%) Programme Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Programme Office Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Systems Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Head of Development
7 2 (4.17%) Applications Tester
7 2 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.08%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.08%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) XML Messaging
2 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (6.25%) SOAP
3 2 (4.17%) SAP XI
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.25%) Biometrics
3 3 (6.25%) DTV
3 3 (6.25%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (39.58%) Test Scripting
3 16 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 16 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (29.17%) Business Analysis
4 14 (29.17%) Software Testing
5 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (20.83%) Regression Testing
6 10 (20.83%) PRINCE2
6 10 (20.83%) SDLC
7 9 (18.75%) V-Model
8 7 (14.58%) Validation
8 7 (14.58%) Test Management
9 5 (10.42%) ITIL
9 5 (10.42%) Data Modelling
9 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (10.42%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) C#
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 11 (22.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.08%) MCTS
8 1 (2.08%) MCP
8 1 (2.08%) MCSE
8 1 (2.08%) CCSP
8 1 (2.08%) CCNA
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.92%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.08%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
2 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) SAP
1 11 (22.92%) HP
2 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco
4 1 (2.08%) Compaq
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) webMethods
4 1 (2.08%) Northgate
4 1 (2.08%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.08%) F5