The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 67
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 23 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.62% 2.21% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.89% 9.31% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 22
Median daily rate £425 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +22.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £291 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £425 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 392 247 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 38.02% 23.73% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 160 163
Median daily rate £425 £415 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +20.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.40% +64.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Buckinghamshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Milton Keynes -4 25 £425 +13.33%
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
5 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
6 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
8 7 (22.58%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL
8 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Vista
9 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
9 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
9 6 (19.35%) User Stories
9 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) Windows
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
9 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
10 5 (16.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (16.13%) MSI
10 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (3.23%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MSI
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) MSTest
3 2 (6.45%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (61.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) Business Analyst
4 8 (25.81%) Financial Analyst
5 7 (22.58%) Service Analyst
5 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
6 6 (19.35%) Digital Analyst
6 6 (19.35%) Digital Business Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) UAT Analyst
7 5 (16.13%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) IT Analyst
8 3 (9.68%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) Call Centre Analyst
9 2 (6.45%) Strategy Manager
9 2 (6.45%) UAT Manager
9 2 (6.45%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (19.35%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
1 6 (19.35%) Windows Vista
2 2 (6.45%) Android
2 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) PRINCE2
4 9 (29.03%) Waterfall
5 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 7 (22.58%) ITIL
5 7 (22.58%) Regression Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Defect Management
6 6 (19.35%) Software Testing
6 6 (19.35%) Test Strategy
6 6 (19.35%) User Stories
7 5 (16.13%) Application Packaging
7 5 (16.13%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (16.13%) Release Management
7 5 (16.13%) Risk Management
7 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (16.13%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (16.13%) Test Scripting
8 4 (12.90%) Integration Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) VBA
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) ISTQB
2 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 6 (19.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (16.13%) DV Cleared
4 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
1 5 (16.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (12.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) HP
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) SAP
4 2 (6.45%) Compaq
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix