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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 65 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.23% 1.30% 1.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.35% 6.78% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 19 26
Average daily rate
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£339 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.85 £11.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -3.63%
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
487 487 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 19.26% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 231 247
Average daily rate £340 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £202 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 14
Average hourly rate £29.17 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.05% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.80 £25.00 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +18 43 £325 +7.88% 9
Glasgow -4 9 £275 -8.33% 3
Perth and Kinross - 2 £360 -
Dundee -3 1 - - 2
Fife -10 1 - -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 43 (39.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 39 (35.45%) ISTQB
3 36 (32.73%) Finance
4 35 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
5 31 (28.18%) Banking
6 28 (25.45%) SQL
7 24 (21.82%) PRINCE2
7 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 22 (20.00%) Retail
9 21 (19.09%) Business Analysis
9 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
9 21 (19.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (17.27%) Project Management
11 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
12 16 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
13 15 (13.64%) Data Modelling
13 15 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
13 15 (13.64%) Requirements Engineering
14 14 (12.73%) Retail Banking
15 13 (11.82%) Software Testing
15 13 (11.82%) QA
16 12 (10.91%) ETL
17 11 (10.00%) Migration
17 11 (10.00%) BPMN
17 11 (10.00%) Data Migration
18 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (9.09%) Scrum
19 9 (8.18%) Risk Management
19 9 (8.18%) Change Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 4 (3.64%) CMS
1 4 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.82%) Drupal
3 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.73%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.91%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (0.91%) PaaS
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.91%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.91%) DNS
2 1 (0.91%) SSL
2 1 (0.91%) HTTP
2 1 (0.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
2 2 (1.82%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.82%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.91%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Selenium
2 3 (2.73%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.82%) Watij
3 2 (1.82%) FitNesse
3 2 (1.82%) JIRA
3 2 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (1.82%) JUnit
4 1 (0.91%) Robot Framework
4 1 (0.91%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.91%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.91%) JMeter
General
1 36 (32.73%) Finance
2 31 (28.18%) Banking
3 22 (20.00%) Retail
4 14 (12.73%) Retail Banking
5 4 (3.64%) General Ledger
6 3 (2.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.91%) Advertising
7 1 (0.91%) Local Government
7 1 (0.91%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 75 (68.18%) Analyst
2 51 (46.36%) Test Analyst
3 22 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Tester
5 9 (8.18%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Coordinator
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Test Coordinator
9 5 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
10 4 (3.64%) Web Tester
10 4 (3.64%) Web Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Web Test Analyst
11 3 (2.73%) CRM Analyst
11 3 (2.73%) Senior Tester
11 3 (2.73%) Test Engineer
12 2 (1.82%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Web Services
2 3 (2.73%) XML
3 2 (1.82%) .NET
3 2 (1.82%) SOAP
3 2 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (0.91%) HTML
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.91%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.45%) W3C
2 5 (4.55%) Data Extraction
3 4 (3.64%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.82%) User Experience
4 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.91%) Open Source
5 1 (0.91%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.27%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) UNIX
3 2 (1.82%) Windows
4 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.91%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (39.09%) User Acceptance Testing
2 24 (21.82%) PRINCE2
3 21 (19.09%) Business Analysis
3 21 (19.09%) Test Scripting
4 19 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (17.27%) Project Management
5 15 (13.64%) Data Modelling
5 15 (13.64%) GAP Analysis
5 15 (13.64%) Requirements Engineering
6 13 (11.82%) Software Testing
7 12 (10.91%) ETL
8 11 (10.00%) Migration
8 11 (10.00%) BPMN
8 11 (10.00%) Data Migration
9 10 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (9.09%) Scrum
10 9 (8.18%) Risk Management
10 9 (8.18%) Change Management
11 8 (7.27%) Analytics
12 7 (6.36%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) Java
3 2 (1.82%) C
4 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.91%) Python
4 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.91%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (35.45%) ISTQB
2 21 (19.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.36%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (5.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.64%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.91%) IIBA
8 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.91%) HND
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.91%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.82%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 35 (31.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.91%) Graphite
2 1 (0.91%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.91%) StatsD
2 1 (0.91%) Ganglia
2 1 (0.91%) Puppet
2 1 (0.91%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (21.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.64%) Teradata
2 4 (3.64%) Informatica
2 4 (3.64%) Adobe
2 4 (3.64%) Oracle
3 3 (2.73%) HP
4 1 (0.91%) Pega
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco
4 1 (0.91%) Business Objects
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