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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 46 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 29 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.96% 2.17% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.50% 8.57% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 16
Average daily rate
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£344 £295 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% -10.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £258 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £384 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +125.39%
ISEB
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
200 210 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.41% 25.30% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 116 74
Average daily rate £375 £338 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 7
Average hourly rate £17.77 £12.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.16% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (38.10%) Business Analysis
4 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
7 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 11 (26.19%) SQL
7 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
7 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
8 10 (23.81%) HP
9 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
9 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
11 7 (16.67%) Scrum
12 6 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
12 6 (14.29%) SAP
12 6 (14.29%) XML
12 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 6 (14.29%) SDLC
13 5 (11.90%) Performance Improvement
13 5 (11.90%) User Stories
13 5 (11.90%) Risk Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (2.38%) JBoss
1 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.38%) Confluence
1 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Firewall
1 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.76%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.38%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) Selenium
2 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Automotive
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) German Language
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (78.57%) Analyst
2 17 (40.48%) Test Analyst
3 15 (35.71%) Business Analyst
4 7 (16.67%) Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Financial Business Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Programme Office Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Programme Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Applications Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Systems Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Head of Development
7 2 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Head of Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
8 1 (2.38%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.38%) SAP Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Architect
8 1 (2.38%) Junior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 2 (4.76%) SAP XI
3 2 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Biometrics
3 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.38%) DTV
5 1 (2.38%) Statistics
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Android
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Business Analysis
3 13 (30.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 12 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 11 (26.19%) PRINCE2
6 9 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Scrum
9 6 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
9 6 (14.29%) SDLC
10 5 (11.90%) Performance Improvement
10 5 (11.90%) User Stories
10 5 (11.90%) Risk Management
10 5 (11.90%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) Data Modelling
11 4 (9.52%) Project Management
11 4 (9.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (21.43%) ISTQB
3 6 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (11.90%) Degree
5 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
5 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.38%) MCTS
8 1 (2.38%) MCP
8 1 (2.38%) MCSE
8 1 (2.38%) CCSP
8 1 (2.38%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (23.81%) HP
2 7 (16.67%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) SAP
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) Compaq
4 1 (2.38%) Juniper
4 1 (2.38%) webMethods
4 1 (2.38%) Northgate
4 1 (2.38%) Terracotta
4 1 (2.38%) F5
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