The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.49% 1.21% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.39% 4.44% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Median daily rate £350 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £292 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £438 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 204 180 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 27.72% 27.19% 24.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 130 137
Median daily rate £405 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 1
Median hourly rate £18.00 £10.62 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% -73.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.21 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.25% +25.22%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Milton Keynes

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
3 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (35.29%) PRINCE2
5 9 (26.47%) ITIL
5 9 (26.47%) Oracle
5 9 (26.47%) Waterfall
6 8 (23.53%) User Stories
6 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (23.53%) SCCM
6 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 8 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (23.53%) Windows Vista
7 7 (20.59%) Application Packaging
7 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (20.59%) MSI
7 7 (20.59%) Scrum
7 7 (20.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (20.59%) HP
7 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
7 7 (20.59%) Release Management
7 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Test Automation

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MSI
2 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) JIRA
3 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.88%) MSTest
4 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
4 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.94%) NeoLoad
5 1 (2.94%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.94%) TestNG
5 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.94%) XMLSpy
General
1 20 (58.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Analyst
2 11 (32.35%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Business Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Test Manager
4 8 (23.53%) Digital Analyst
4 8 (23.53%) Digital Business Analyst
5 7 (20.59%) Financial Analyst
6 6 (17.65%) Service Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) Project Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
7 4 (11.76%) UAT Test Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Business IT Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Finance Business Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Financial Business Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (8.82%) Tester
9 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Analyst
9 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.94%) Java EE
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
1 1 (2.94%) SOAP
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
1 8 (23.53%) Windows Vista
2 2 (5.88%) Android
2 2 (5.88%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (41.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (35.29%) PRINCE2
4 9 (26.47%) ITIL
4 9 (26.47%) Waterfall
5 8 (23.53%) User Stories
6 7 (20.59%) Application Packaging
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
6 7 (20.59%) Regression Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Release Management
6 7 (20.59%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 6 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 5 (14.71%) Risk Management
8 5 (14.71%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (14.71%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) VBA
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) ISTQB
2 8 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) DV Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 7 (20.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle
2 7 (20.59%) HP
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) SAP
4 2 (5.88%) Compaq
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix