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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 49 54 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.99% 1.99% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.27% 7.41% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 2
Average daily rate £300 £300 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
151 216 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.45% 26.83% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 107 85
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £200 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 19 (63.33%) SQL
1 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
2 18 (60.00%) Finance
3 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (43.33%) SDLC
6 12 (40.00%) XML
6 12 (40.00%) QA
6 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
7 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (36.67%) Oracle
8 10 (33.33%) SAP
8 10 (33.33%) V-Model
8 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database
8 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (26.67%) MS Office
10 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
11 7 (23.33%) Data Mining
12 6 (20.00%) Test Management
13 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
14 4 (13.33%) HP
14 4 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (13.33%) Migration
14 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
14 4 (13.33%) Scrum
14 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
14 4 (13.33%) Web Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (3.33%) ArcGIS
1 1 (3.33%) Confluence
1 1 (3.33%) JBoss
1 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.33%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.33%) SAP FI/CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 10 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (23.33%) Data Mining
3 4 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (10.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (6.67%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Data Mart
6 1 (3.33%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
3 1 (3.33%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Analyst
2 21 (70.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Manual Test Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) SQL Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) SAP Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) SAP Test Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Web Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Web Test Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Automation Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Business Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) SAP BW Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) SAP FI Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Digital Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Finance Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) SQL Reporting Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) Middleware
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.33%) SOAP
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
3 1 (3.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.67%) PMI
4 1 (3.33%) Biometrics
4 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.33%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Software Testing
2 14 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (46.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (43.33%) SDLC
4 12 (40.00%) Waterfall
5 10 (33.33%) V-Model
6 9 (30.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (20.00%) Test Management
8 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (13.33%) Manual Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Migration
9 4 (13.33%) Scrum
9 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.33%) Web Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Performance Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
10 3 (10.00%) Risk Management
10 3 (10.00%) User Stories
10 3 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (36.67%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (13.33%) HP
4 1 (3.33%) Compaq
4 1 (3.33%) ESRI
4 1 (3.33%) Terracotta
4 1 (3.33%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) webMethods