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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 75 97 78
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 57 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.90% 1.17% 1.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.34% 5.69% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 26
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£325 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-54.12% +103.45%
ISEB
UK

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
462 545 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.43% 20.60% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 273 234
Average daily rate £338 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 19
Average hourly rate £27.44 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.44% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.29 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+18.58% -9.30%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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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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 +9 32 £308 +5.12% 3
Glasgow +1 15 £340 +13.33%
Fife -8 4 £375 +15.20% 1
Dundee - 4 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 £360 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 56 (46.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 52 (42.98%) Finance
3 42 (34.71%) Banking
4 41 (33.88%) ISTQB
5 40 (33.06%) HP Quality Center
6 30 (24.79%) SQL
7 27 (22.31%) Retail
8 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
9 22 (18.18%) Test Scripting
10 21 (17.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (15.70%) PRINCE2
12 19 (15.70%) MS Excel
13 17 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (14.05%) Migration
13 17 (14.05%) Retail Banking
14 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
14 15 (12.40%) ETL
14 15 (12.40%) Project Management
14 15 (12.40%) Data Migration
15 13 (10.74%) QA
16 10 (8.26%) Analytics
16 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
16 10 (8.26%) Scrum
16 10 (8.26%) Software Testing
17 9 (7.44%) GAP Analysis
17 9 (7.44%) Change Management
17 9 (7.44%) Data Modelling
17 9 (7.44%) Requirements Engineering

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.13%) CMS
1 5 (4.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.48%) Drupal
2 3 (2.48%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (15.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.48%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) PaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Heroku
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.83%) DNS
2 1 (0.83%) SSL
2 1 (0.83%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.05%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.48%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.65%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Selenium
2 3 (2.48%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.65%) JIRA
3 2 (1.65%) Watij
3 2 (1.65%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.65%) JUnit
3 2 (1.65%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.83%) JMeter
4 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.83%) Robot Framework
General
1 52 (42.98%) Finance
2 42 (34.71%) Banking
3 27 (22.31%) Retail
4 17 (14.05%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.13%) Marketing
6 4 (3.31%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Advertising
8 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (69.42%) Analyst
2 64 (52.89%) Test Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Business Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Tester
4 11 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 10 (8.26%) Test Manager
6 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.79%) Senior Test Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Coordinator
8 6 (4.96%) Test Coordinator
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.31%) Web Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Web Test Analyst
10 4 (3.31%) Web Tester
10 4 (3.31%) Senior Business Analyst
11 3 (2.48%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.48%) CRM Analyst
12 2 (1.65%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.79%) Web Services
2 3 (2.48%) XML
3 2 (1.65%) REST
3 2 (1.65%) .NET
3 2 (1.65%) SOAP
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.83%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) W3C
1 7 (5.79%) Data Integration
2 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.48%) Data Extraction
3 3 (2.48%) User Experience
4 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.96%) Linux
2 5 (4.13%) UNIX
3 4 (3.31%) Windows
4 1 (0.83%) Android
4 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (46.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (15.70%) PRINCE2
4 19 (15.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (14.05%) Migration
6 15 (12.40%) ETL
6 15 (12.40%) Project Management
6 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
6 15 (12.40%) Data Migration
7 10 (8.26%) Analytics
7 10 (8.26%) Scrum
7 10 (8.26%) Risk Management
7 10 (8.26%) Software Testing
8 9 (7.44%) Change Management
8 9 (7.44%) GAP Analysis
8 9 (7.44%) Data Modelling
8 9 (7.44%) Requirements Engineering
9 8 (6.61%) Test Management
9 8 (6.61%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.79%) SQL
2 3 (2.48%) C
3 2 (1.65%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (33.88%) ISTQB
2 21 (17.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (6.61%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.31%) Degree
6 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.83%) IIBA
8 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) HND
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.74%) QA
2 2 (1.65%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 40 (33.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.83%) Puppet
2 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.83%) StatsD
2 1 (0.83%) Graphite
2 1 (0.83%) Nagios
2 1 (0.83%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 23 (19.01%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.79%) Informatica
2 7 (5.79%) Teradata
3 5 (4.13%) Adobe
4 4 (3.31%) Pega
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) HP
Dunfermline, Fife
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago