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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 59 35
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.31% 1.14% 3.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.86% 3.85% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 14
Average daily rate
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£295 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £283 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £435 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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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
237 260 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 26.02% 29.58% 33.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 145 88
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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
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 21 April 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 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 22 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 18 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (42.50%) SAP
4 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
5 16 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (40.00%) SQL
5 16 (40.00%) Test Management
5 16 (40.00%) QA
6 15 (37.50%) V-Model
6 15 (37.50%) Waterfall
6 15 (37.50%) Validation
7 14 (35.00%) XML
7 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
8 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
8 10 (25.00%) SAP BW
8 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
9 9 (22.50%) Business Analysis
10 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (12.50%) HP
12 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
12 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
13 4 (10.00%) Oracle
13 4 (10.00%) IBM
13 4 (10.00%) Project Management
13 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (10.00%) Test Planning

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) SAP BCA
1 3 (7.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.50%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) DHCP
1 2 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (25.00%) SAP BW
3 5 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 3 (7.50%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 25 (62.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Electronics
3 3 (7.50%) Automotive
3 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (85.00%) Analyst
2 23 (57.50%) Test Analyst
3 14 (35.00%) Test Leader
4 10 (25.00%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Tester
5 4 (10.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) SAP Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.50%) SAP Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Performance Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Office Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Programme Office Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Telecoms Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) SAP Test Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) DTV
2 3 (7.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
2 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (45.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (42.50%) Software Testing
4 16 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (40.00%) Test Management
5 15 (37.50%) V-Model
5 15 (37.50%) Validation
5 15 (37.50%) Waterfall
6 10 (25.00%) Manual Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Business Analysis
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) Web Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.50%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (7.50%) ITIL
10 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
10 3 (7.50%) Programme Management
11 2 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (45.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) SAP
2 5 (12.50%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) IBM
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) Cognos
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Business Objects