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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 79 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 44 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.59% 1.89% 1.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.61% 10.31% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 19
Average daily rate
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£348 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £367 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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 £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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
511 446 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.49% 18.35% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 204 162
Average daily rate £350 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 11
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £11.65 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 February 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 February 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 21 £338 +17.39% 1
Glasgow +1 14 £348 -3.47% 2
Fife -2 5 £338 -
Aberdeen +4 1 £270 -
Dundee +2 1 £350 -
Stirling -12 1 - -
Renfrewshire - - - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 24 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (30.67%) ISTQB
3 23 (30.67%) Business Analysis
4 20 (26.67%) SQL
5 19 (25.33%) PRINCE2
6 18 (24.00%) Banking
7 17 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (21.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (21.33%) Test Management
9 14 (18.67%) Project Management
10 13 (17.33%) Data Modelling
11 11 (14.67%) GAP Analysis
11 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (14.67%) Requirements Engineering
12 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy
12 10 (13.33%) BPMN
13 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
13 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (10.67%) Retail
14 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
15 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
15 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
15 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
15 7 (9.33%) Test Planning
16 6 (8.00%) Oracle
16 6 (8.00%) Migration
16 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 6 (8.00%) Scrum
16 6 (8.00%) Selenium

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.33%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (2.67%) Network Security
2 1 (1.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.33%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.33%) BODI
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Selenium
2 3 (4.00%) FitNesse
2 3 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 2 (2.67%) Watij
3 2 (2.67%) JUnit
3 2 (2.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (2.67%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.33%) JMeter
4 1 (1.33%) SilkTest
4 1 (1.33%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
General
1 28 (37.33%) Finance
2 18 (24.00%) Banking
3 8 (10.67%) Retail
4 4 (5.33%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (57.33%) Analyst
2 22 (29.33%) Business Analyst
3 19 (25.33%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.00%) Test Manager
5 8 (10.67%) Tester
6 7 (9.33%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Tester
8 3 (4.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.67%) Security Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Lead Business Analyst
9 2 (2.67%) Web Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Senior Web Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Information Manager
9 2 (2.67%) Information Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) XML
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.33%) Data Extraction
2 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.33%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.33%) Open Source
3 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.33%) UNIX
1 4 (5.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (30.67%) Business Analysis
3 19 (25.33%) PRINCE2
4 16 (21.33%) Test Management
5 14 (18.67%) Project Management
6 13 (17.33%) Data Modelling
7 11 (14.67%) GAP Analysis
7 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.67%) Requirements Engineering
8 10 (13.33%) BPMN
8 10 (13.33%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.67%) Test Scripting
11 7 (9.33%) Test Automation
11 7 (9.33%) Test Planning
11 7 (9.33%) Project Planning
12 6 (8.00%) Migration
12 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (8.00%) Scrum
12 6 (8.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (4.00%) Java
3 2 (2.67%) C
4 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.33%) Python
4 1 (1.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) ISTQB
2 16 (21.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) IIBA
4 3 (4.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (22.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) HP
4 2 (2.67%) Siebel
5 1 (1.33%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.33%) Remedy
5 1 (1.33%) Charles River