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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 60 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.13% 2.97% 1.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.79% 9.41% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 2
Average daily rate £350 £331 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% +3.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £256 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £414 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +33.33%
Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
264 170 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.80% 31.60% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 87 65
Average daily rate £325 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +11.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £353
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £16.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £12.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.25 £24.75
% change year-on-year
-13.97% -6.06%
ISEB
Buckinghamshire

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
4 4 (26.67%) Banking
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
6 2 (13.33%) ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 2 (13.33%) Windows CE
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (13.33%) C
6 2 (13.33%) C#
6 2 (13.33%) C++
6 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (13.33%) VBScript
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 2 (13.33%) Automotive
6 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Social Media
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (13.33%) System Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Junior Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Manual Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Functional Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Junior
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows CE
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Load Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (13.33%) System Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Use Case
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) C++
1 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (13.33%) VBScript
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) HP
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