The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 52 25 45
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.78% 5.48% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 18.62% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 25 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.42% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -61.66%
ISEB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
82 145 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 15.89% 29.41% 17.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 93 41
Average daily rate £338 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £209 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 18
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.00 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £45.00 £17.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 3 £212 -31.21%
Thame - - - -
Banbury - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) CRM
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) UML
5 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) DTV
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Electronics
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) Electronics
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
2 2 (22.22%) System Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) UML
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) SAP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft