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 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 47 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.36% 2.80% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 11.67% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 19
Median daily rate £425 £375 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +27.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £430 £328
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 Milton Keynes.

Academic & Professional Certification
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 344 180 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 46.17% 24.03% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 130 132
Median daily rate £425 £418 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +20.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 7
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -36.84%  
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 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 28 March 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 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
4 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
5 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
6 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
7 7 (24.14%) HP
7 7 (24.14%) ITIL
7 7 (24.14%) Business Analysis
8 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle
8 6 (20.69%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
8 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (20.69%) User Stories
8 6 (20.69%) Defect Management
9 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
9 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
9 5 (17.24%) Release Management
9 5 (17.24%) SCCM
9 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS R12
9 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management

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 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (17.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (6.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (3.45%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MSI
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) MSTest
3 2 (6.90%) SpecFlow
3 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (58.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Business Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Financial Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Test Manager
4 6 (20.69%) Digital Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Business IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Financial Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) UAT Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) UAT Test Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Strategy Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Tester
6 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.45%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (20.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Windows
1 6 (20.69%) Windows Vista
2 2 (6.90%) Android
2 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (34.48%) PRINCE2
4 9 (31.03%) Waterfall
5 7 (24.14%) Business Analysis
5 7 (24.14%) ITIL
5 7 (24.14%) Regression Testing
6 6 (20.69%) Defect Management
6 6 (20.69%) Software Testing
6 6 (20.69%) User Stories
7 5 (17.24%) Application Packaging
7 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (17.24%) Release Management
7 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
7 5 (17.24%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
8 4 (13.79%) Integration Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) ISTQB
2 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
1 5 (17.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (13.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) Compaq
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix