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 25 May 2016 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 68 92
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 49 65 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 2.23% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.65% 13.29% 6.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 48 19
Median daily rate £332 £339 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.99% +12.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £12.96 £14.85 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.71% +32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -24.75%
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
737 489 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 25.40% 16.79% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 241 234
Median daily rate £335 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 32
Median hourly rate £38.25 £29.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.12% +62.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.80 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £68.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+45.10% +34.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +26 29 £380 +38.18% 1
Edinburgh -34 13 £280 -13.84%
Fife +12 6 £98 -
Dundee +2 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 54 (51.43%) ISTQB
2 41 (39.05%) Finance
3 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 28 (26.67%) SQL
5 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 25 (23.81%) HP
5 25 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
7 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
8 17 (16.19%) HTML
8 17 (16.19%) .NET
8 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET
8 17 (16.19%) Linux
8 17 (16.19%) Banking
8 17 (16.19%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (15.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 16 (15.24%) HP Quality Center
9 16 (15.24%) Migration
9 16 (15.24%) C#
9 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
10 15 (14.29%) Oracle
10 15 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 14 (13.33%) Software Testing
11 14 (13.33%) Selenium
12 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
12 12 (11.43%) Security Testing
13 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
13 11 (10.48%) Functional Testing
14 10 (9.52%) BDD

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Hi Portfolio
2 2 (1.90%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.95%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (2.86%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.86%) DNS
2 3 (2.86%) HTTP
2 3 (2.86%) SSL
3 2 (1.90%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.95%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.86%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.33%) Selenium
2 10 (9.52%) HP UFT
3 9 (8.57%) WebDriver
4 7 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.86%) LoadRunner
5 3 (2.86%) Robot Framework
5 3 (2.86%) SpecFlow
6 2 (1.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.95%) JIRA
General
1 41 (39.05%) Finance
2 17 (16.19%) Banking
3 9 (8.57%) Retail
4 5 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.81%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.86%) Front Office
6 3 (2.86%) Marketing
7 2 (1.90%) Back Office
7 2 (1.90%) General Ledger
7 2 (1.90%) Legal
8 1 (0.95%) Billing
8 1 (0.95%) Electronics
8 1 (0.95%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (58.10%) Analyst
2 38 (36.19%) Test Analyst
3 19 (18.10%) Business Analyst
4 12 (11.43%) Tester
5 11 (10.48%) Test Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.62%) Banking Analyst
6 8 (7.62%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Data Business Analyst
7 7 (6.67%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Data Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.76%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) .NET
1 17 (16.19%) ASP.NET
1 17 (16.19%) HTML
2 3 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.81%) SWIFT
2 4 (3.81%) User Experience
3 3 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.90%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.90%) EMV
4 2 (1.90%) IVR
4 2 (1.90%) Social Media
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.95%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Linux
2 10 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (1.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 17 (16.19%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (15.24%) Migration
5 15 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 14 (13.33%) Software Testing
7 12 (11.43%) Business Analysis
7 12 (11.43%) Security Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Functional Testing
8 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.52%) BDD
9 10 (9.52%) Project Management
9 10 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (8.57%) Automated Testing
10 9 (8.57%) CRM
11 8 (7.62%) TDD
12 7 (6.67%) Asset Management
12 7 (6.67%) Data Migration
12 7 (6.67%) Data Modelling
12 7 (6.67%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.67%) SQL
2 16 (15.24%) C#
2 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.57%) VB
4 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.71%) Python
6 5 (4.76%) Java
7 3 (2.86%) VBScript
8 2 (1.90%) Perl
9 1 (0.95%) C
9 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (51.43%) ISTQB
2 25 (23.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (22.86%) Security Cleared
4 19 (18.10%) SC Cleared
5 16 (15.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (8.57%) MCITP
6 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (6.67%) Degree
8 3 (2.86%) IISP
9 2 (1.90%) CCNA
9 2 (1.90%) IIBA
9 2 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.95%) CCNP
10 1 (0.95%) CISSP
10 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.95%) GIAC
10 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.90%) FATCA
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) HP
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (7.62%) Cisco
4 3 (2.86%) Genesys
4 3 (2.86%) Verint
5 1 (0.95%) Charles River
5 1 (0.95%) Citrix
5 1 (0.95%) Fidessa
5 1 (0.95%) SAP