The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 39 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.70% 3.83% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.90% 17.07% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 3
Average daily rate £374 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.94% -
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 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
69 82 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.30% 22.40% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 67 19
Average daily rate £320 £450 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £295 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £563 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £43.25 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+124.67% -16.30%
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 Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Oxford region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Oxford region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 5 (62.50%) Publishing
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) UML
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Testing
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Testing
5 1 (12.50%) P3O
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (12.50%) MS Project
3 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (62.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Information Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) PMO Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Project Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Lead
4 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Lead
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) GAP Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 4 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) BDD
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Load Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Testing
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) P3O
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft