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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 104 65 73
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 45 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 1.85% 1.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.48% 12.30% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 34 24
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£345 £315 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +4.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £415 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.88 - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -54.28%
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
558 366 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.06% 15.07% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 185 156
Average daily rate £347 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 23 36
Average hourly rate £15.77 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.23% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 18 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -6 16 £356 +36.92% 3
Fife +6 4 £208 -24.54%
Edinburgh -17 4 £325 +2.36% 2
Midlothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 26 (42.62%) ISTQB
2 22 (36.07%) Finance
3 18 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (22.95%) SQL
6 13 (21.31%) Banking
7 10 (16.39%) Oracle
7 10 (16.39%) UNIX
7 10 (16.39%) Business Analysis
7 10 (16.39%) Test Management
7 10 (16.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
9 8 (13.11%) ETL
9 8 (13.11%) Project Management
9 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
10 7 (11.48%) FTP
10 7 (11.48%) Degree
11 6 (9.84%) Credit Risk
11 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
11 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
11 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
12 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
12 5 (8.20%) HP
12 5 (8.20%) QuickTest Pro
12 5 (8.20%) Retail
13 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
13 4 (6.56%) Oracle EBS

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (1.64%) IIS
1 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.64%) SAS
1 1 (1.64%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Office
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
1 1 (1.64%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) FTP
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) SSL
3 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (6.56%) Star Schema
1 4 (6.56%) Data Mart
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle OLAP
1 4 (6.56%) OLAP
2 3 (4.92%) Pentaho
3 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.64%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.28%) Selenium
2 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.28%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.64%) Toad
3 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 13 (21.31%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Investment Banking
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.64%) Advertising
6 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 35 (57.38%) Analyst
2 25 (40.98%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.39%) Business Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) Tester
5 6 (9.84%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.20%) Data Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.28%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Business Process Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Process Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) UAT Tester
8 2 (3.28%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Credit Risk Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.28%) Validation Engineer
9 1 (1.64%) Lead Tester
9 1 (1.64%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) .NET
1 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.28%) JSP
2 1 (1.64%) SOAP
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) XML
2 1 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Credit Risk
1 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.64%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.64%) Equities
3 1 (1.64%) IVR
3 1 (1.64%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.39%) UNIX
2 4 (6.56%) Linux
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (16.39%) Test Management
2 10 (16.39%) Business Analysis
3 9 (14.75%) Software Testing
4 8 (13.11%) Test Scripting
4 8 (13.11%) ETL
4 8 (13.11%) Project Management
5 6 (9.84%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.20%) Test Automation
6 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
7 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
7 4 (6.56%) Dimensional Modelling
7 4 (6.56%) Asset Management
7 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.92%) ITIL
8 3 (4.92%) Migration
8 3 (4.92%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (4.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.95%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) C
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (42.62%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (11.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) HNC
5 2 (3.28%) HND
5 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.28%) CBAP
6 1 (1.64%) APMP
6 1 (1.64%) IIBA
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
1 1 (1.64%) EMIR
1 1 (1.64%) Dodd-Frank
Systems Management
1 18 (29.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) StatsD
2 1 (1.64%) Nagios
2 1 (1.64%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Oracle
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.20%) HP
4 2 (3.28%) Siebel
5 1 (1.64%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.64%) Genesys
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.64%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.64%) Charles River
5 1 (1.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.64%) ClickSoftware Technologies
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