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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 77 74 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 39 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.46% 1.55% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 9.94% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 18
Average daily rate
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£339 £328 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.43% +9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £236 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.18% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.39 £11.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -53.00%
ISEB
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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
470 352 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.55% 15.56% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 146 174
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.86 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.57% -0.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £11.73 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.10 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
Edinburgh -3 20 £338 +17.39% 1
Glasgow +2 13 £348 -1.06% 2
Fife 0 5 £338 -
Stirling - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Renfrewshire - - - -
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UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 29 (42.03%) Finance
2 22 (31.88%) ISTQB
3 21 (30.43%) Business Analysis
3 21 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (26.09%) Banking
4 18 (26.09%) SQL
4 18 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 16 (23.19%) Test Management
6 15 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (21.74%) Project Management
6 15 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
8 12 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
8 12 (17.39%) Requirements Engineering
9 11 (15.94%) BPMN
10 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
11 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
12 8 (11.59%) Project Planning
13 7 (10.14%) Retail
13 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
14 6 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (8.70%) Resource Management
14 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
14 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
14 6 (8.70%) Oracle
14 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (7.25%) Scrum
15 5 (7.25%) UNIX

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.45%) Agresso
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Network Security
1 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.45%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.45%) OLAP
2 1 (1.45%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.45%) BODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 3 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.45%) FitNesse
2 1 (1.45%) SilkTest
General
1 29 (42.03%) Finance
2 18 (26.09%) Banking
3 7 (10.14%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.90%) Legal
6 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (59.42%) Analyst
2 23 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 16 (23.19%) Test Analyst
4 12 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 6 (8.70%) Tester
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Information Security Manager
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Validation Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Security Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Agile Test Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Defect Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (4.35%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Open Source
3 1 (1.45%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.25%) UNIX
2 4 (5.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.43%) Business Analysis
1 21 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (26.09%) PRINCE2
3 16 (23.19%) Test Management
4 15 (21.74%) Project Management
5 14 (20.29%) Data Modelling
6 12 (17.39%) GAP Analysis
6 12 (17.39%) Requirements Engineering
7 11 (15.94%) BPMN
8 10 (14.49%) Software Testing
9 9 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 8 (11.59%) Project Planning
11 7 (10.14%) Test Planning
12 6 (8.70%) Resource Management
12 6 (8.70%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
12 6 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (7.25%) Scrum
13 5 (7.25%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) C
3 2 (2.90%) Java
4 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) Python
4 1 (1.45%) JCL
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) ISTQB
2 15 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.35%) IIBA
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 15 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) HP
3 3 (4.35%) Siebel
4 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.45%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.45%) Remedy
4 1 (1.45%) Charles River
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