The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 91 52
Rank change year-on-year +29 -39  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 17 10 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.38% 0.74% 2.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.97% 7.69% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 30
Median daily rate £275 £280 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £338 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 142 130 134
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 11.56% 9.65% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 67 74
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £43.39 £42.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.09% +32.81%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Edinburgh

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
4 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Banking
5 8 (34.78%) Retail
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (30.43%) Retail Banking
6 7 (30.43%) Scrum
7 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
7 6 (26.09%) Selenium
7 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
8 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
8 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
9 4 (17.39%) Windows
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
10 3 (13.04%) Analytics
10 3 (13.04%) User Stories
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 3 (13.04%) WebLogic

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (13.04%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) WebDriver
3 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) JIRA
5 2 (8.70%) MSTest
5 2 (8.70%) NUnit
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (8.70%) Subversion
6 1 (4.35%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 7 (30.43%) Retail Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Banking Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum Master
6 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
1 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Derivative
3 1 (4.35%) Fixed Income
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Test Scripting
2 10 (43.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Scrum
4 6 (26.09%) Test Automation
4 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) BDD
7 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.70%) ETL
7 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C#
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (65.22%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.35%) IIBA
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Xamarin