The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 103 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-29 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 34 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.91% 1.38% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.19% 9.34% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £288 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.82% -15.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £398 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
597 364 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 21.68% 14.81% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 189 136
Average daily rate £348 £360 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 33
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.80 £9.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Edinburgh -23 12 £300 +3.44% 2
Glasgow -4 9 £358 +37.50% 1
Aberdeen +7 3 £550 -
Fife +3 1 - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
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ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 27 (36.99%) Finance
1 27 (36.99%) ISTQB
2 19 (26.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (26.03%) HP Quality Center
3 18 (24.66%) Banking
4 15 (20.55%) SQL
5 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
6 12 (16.44%) Degree
7 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
7 11 (15.07%) Oracle
7 11 (15.07%) Test Management
7 11 (15.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (13.70%) UNIX
8 10 (13.70%) ETL
8 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.33%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.33%) FTP
10 8 (10.96%) Project Management
10 8 (10.96%) Retail
11 7 (9.59%) Asset Management
11 7 (9.59%) Retail Banking
11 7 (9.59%) Credit Risk
12 6 (8.22%) Star Schema
12 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.22%) Oracle Discoverer
12 6 (8.22%) OLAP
12 6 (8.22%) Oracle OLAP
12 6 (8.22%) Data Mart
12 6 (8.22%) Investment Banking
12 6 (8.22%) Dimensional Modelling

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.74%) SAS
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.11%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (2.74%) Eagle STAR
3 2 (2.74%) SimCorp Dimension
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.37%) PaaS
1 1 (1.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) FTP
2 2 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) SSL
3 1 (1.37%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle Discoverer
1 6 (8.22%) Star Schema
1 6 (8.22%) Data Mart
1 6 (8.22%) Oracle OLAP
1 6 (8.22%) OLAP
2 3 (4.11%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.37%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.37%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (2.74%) Selenium
2 2 (2.74%) Facilita Forecast
2 2 (2.74%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Toad
General
1 27 (36.99%) Finance
2 18 (24.66%) Banking
3 8 (10.96%) Retail
4 7 (9.59%) Retail Banking
5 6 (8.22%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.11%) Advertising
6 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.74%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 40 (54.79%) Analyst
2 25 (34.25%) Test Analyst
3 15 (20.55%) Business Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Test Manager
5 10 (13.70%) Test Leader
6 7 (9.59%) Tester
7 5 (6.85%) Data Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Process Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Business Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) UAT Test Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Test Manager
9 2 (2.74%) UAT Tester
9 2 (2.74%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (2.74%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.74%) Test Specialist
9 2 (2.74%) QA Manager
9 2 (2.74%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) HTML
1 2 (2.74%) .NET
1 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.74%) JSP
2 1 (1.37%) SOAP
2 1 (1.37%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Credit Risk
2 4 (5.48%) Derivative
3 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
3 3 (4.11%) Equities
4 2 (2.74%) IVR
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.70%) UNIX
2 3 (4.11%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Windows
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (17.81%) Test Scripting
3 11 (15.07%) Test Management
3 11 (15.07%) Software Testing
4 10 (13.70%) ETL
4 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (12.33%) Business Analysis
6 8 (10.96%) Project Management
7 7 (9.59%) Asset Management
8 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (8.22%) Dimensional Modelling
9 5 (6.85%) Investment Management
9 5 (6.85%) ITIL
9 5 (6.85%) Data Analysis
9 5 (6.85%) Performance Testing
10 4 (5.48%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (5.48%) UML
10 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (5.48%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.55%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.74%) C++
3 2 (2.74%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.44%) Degree
3 11 (15.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.11%) IIBA
5 3 (4.11%) CBAP
6 2 (2.74%) HNC
6 2 (2.74%) HND
6 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.37%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) EMIR
2 3 (4.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) StatsD
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
2 1 (1.37%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Oracle
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) HP
2 4 (5.48%) Charles River
3 3 (4.11%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.74%) SimCorp
4 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 1 (1.37%) Genesys
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter
5 1 (1.37%) ClickSoftware Technologies
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £54,000 per annum (23 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Orgtel
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago