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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 77 107 80
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 58 26 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 0.93% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.21% 4.33% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 15 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £413 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
475 601 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.75% 21.59% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 290 195
Average daily rate £330 £348 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.03% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 25
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.25 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £21.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +14 31 £290 -3.33% 8
Glasgow +5 14 £340 -9.33% 3
Dundee - 7 - -
Fife -3 6 £213 -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 58 (49.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 51 (43.59%) Finance
3 45 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 42 (35.90%) Banking
4 42 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (26.50%) SQL
6 28 (23.93%) Retail
7 22 (18.80%) Test Scripting
8 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (16.24%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
9 19 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 18 (15.38%) ETL
11 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
12 16 (13.68%) Migration
12 16 (13.68%) Retail Banking
13 14 (11.97%) Data Migration
14 13 (11.11%) Analytics
14 13 (11.11%) PRINCE2
15 12 (10.26%) Software Testing
16 11 (9.40%) QA
16 11 (9.40%) Project Management
16 11 (9.40%) Data Analytics
17 10 (8.55%) Functional Testing
17 10 (8.55%) Data Integration
17 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (8.55%) System Integration Testing
17 10 (8.55%) Informatica
17 10 (8.55%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (4.27%) CMS
1 5 (4.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.56%) Drupal
2 3 (2.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (14.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.85%) PaaS
1 1 (0.85%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.85%) DNS
2 1 (0.85%) SSL
2 1 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (0.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.24%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.56%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) JIRA
2 3 (2.56%) Toad
2 3 (2.56%) HP UFT
2 3 (2.56%) Bugzilla
3 2 (1.71%) Selenium
4 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.85%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.85%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.85%) JMeter
General
1 51 (43.59%) Finance
2 42 (35.90%) Banking
3 28 (23.93%) Retail
4 16 (13.68%) Retail Banking
5 5 (4.27%) Marketing
6 4 (3.42%) General Ledger
7 3 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.85%) Advertising
8 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (64.96%) Analyst
2 64 (54.70%) Test Analyst
3 16 (13.68%) Tester
4 13 (11.11%) Business Analyst
4 13 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 9 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Test Coordinator
6 8 (6.84%) Coordinator
7 5 (4.27%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Web Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Web Test Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Systems Tester
9 3 (2.56%) Test Engineer
9 3 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.56%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) Web Services
2 5 (4.27%) SOAP
3 2 (1.71%) .NET
3 2 (1.71%) REST
4 1 (0.85%) XML
4 1 (0.85%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.85%) JSP
4 1 (0.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Data Integration
1 10 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.98%) W3C
3 3 (2.56%) User Experience
3 3 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.71%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.71%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Derivative
5 1 (0.85%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.98%) UNIX
2 6 (5.13%) Linux
3 5 (4.27%) Windows
4 4 (3.42%) Android
4 4 (3.42%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (49.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 22 (18.80%) Test Scripting
3 21 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (16.24%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (15.38%) ETL
6 16 (13.68%) Migration
7 14 (11.97%) Data Migration
8 13 (11.11%) Analytics
8 13 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 12 (10.26%) Software Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Project Management
10 11 (9.40%) Data Analytics
11 10 (8.55%) System Integration Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Functional Testing
11 10 (8.55%) Regression Testing
12 9 (7.69%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (7.69%) Test Management
13 8 (6.84%) Manual Testing
13 8 (6.84%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.50%) SQL
2 4 (3.42%) C
3 2 (1.71%) Java
4 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.85%) VBScript
4 1 (0.85%) Python
4 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 19 (16.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (5.98%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (5.13%) Degree
5 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.56%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.85%) IIBA
8 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) MCITP
8 1 (0.85%) HND
8 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.40%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.85%) XenApp
1 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) StatsD
2 1 (0.85%) Graphite
2 1 (0.85%) Nagios
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.55%) Informatica
2 10 (8.55%) Teradata
3 5 (4.27%) Adobe
4 4 (3.42%) Pega
5 3 (2.56%) HP
5 3 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Sybase
6 1 (0.85%) Siebel
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco
6 1 (0.85%) Citrix
6 1 (0.85%) AppSense