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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 59 54
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.67% 1.98% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.80% 21.13% 26.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 21 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.07%  
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 Edinburgh.

Academic & Professional Certification
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 125 142 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 13.94% 9.36% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 73 71
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £52.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -15.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Edinburgh

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 6 (42.86%) Finance
3 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) C#
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
5 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 4 (28.57%) JIRA
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
7 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

ISEB
Top Related 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 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) SpecFlow
4 3 (21.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (14.29%) MSTest
5 2 (14.29%) NUnit
5 2 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 1 (7.14%) Protractor
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Web Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.14%) CGI
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Software Testing
4 5 (35.71%) BDD
4 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 5 (35.71%) User Stories
5 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) OO
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL
7 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (14.29%) OOP
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
7 2 (14.29%) Test Management
7 2 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) IISP
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft