The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 92 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 29 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.05% 2.25% 1.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.13% 14.88% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 29
Average daily rate
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£338 £318 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% +5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £271 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £448 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Qualifications Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
473 383 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.15% 15.15% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 185 176
Average daily rate £338 £329 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +9.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 35
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -47.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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
Glasgow -1 15 £350 +34.61% 1
Edinburgh -21 10 £313 -0.79% 3
Fife +5 3 £208 -24.54%
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Stirling - - - -
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ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 28 (48.28%) Finance
2 23 (39.66%) ISTQB
3 22 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (36.21%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (24.14%) Test Management
6 13 (22.41%) SQL
7 12 (20.69%) Banking
7 12 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (18.97%) Oracle
9 10 (17.24%) UNIX
9 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
10 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
11 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
12 7 (12.07%) Credit Risk
12 7 (12.07%) ETL
12 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
13 6 (10.34%) Project Management
13 6 (10.34%) Degree
13 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
14 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
14 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
14 5 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
14 5 (8.62%) Dimensional Modelling
14 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
14 5 (8.62%) Star Schema
14 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
14 5 (8.62%) OLAP
14 5 (8.62%) FTP
14 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (5.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) FTP
2 2 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) OLAP
1 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (8.62%) Star Schema
2 4 (6.90%) Data Mart
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle OLAP
2 4 (6.90%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.72%) DB2
3 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.72%) BODI
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) TestDirector
1 3 (5.17%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (5.17%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.45%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.72%) Toad
General
1 28 (48.28%) Finance
2 12 (20.69%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 2 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Advertising
4 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Analyst
2 23 (39.66%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Test Manager
3 10 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Tester
5 5 (8.62%) Data Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Information Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Information Security Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.45%) UAT Tester
7 2 (3.45%) Security Manager
7 2 (3.45%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Validation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) HTML
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
1 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Credit Risk
2 5 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.72%) Equities
5 1 (1.72%) Derivative
5 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) UNIX
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (24.14%) Test Management
3 10 (17.24%) Business Analysis
4 9 (15.52%) Software Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Test Scripting
6 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.07%) ETL
7 6 (10.34%) Project Management
7 6 (10.34%) Test Planning
8 5 (8.62%) Dimensional Modelling
8 5 (8.62%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.62%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (8.62%) Asset Management
9 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
9 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.90%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.41%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (39.66%) ISTQB
2 12 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (10.34%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (5.17%) IIBA
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.72%) HNC
7 1 (1.72%) HND
7 1 (1.72%) CBAP
7 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) QA
1 1 (1.72%) EMIR
1 1 (1.72%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 21 (36.21%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.90%) HP
4 3 (5.17%) Siebel
5 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.72%) Remedy
5 1 (1.72%) Charles River
5 1 (1.72%) Twitter
5 1 (1.72%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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