The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 35 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.87% 0.85% 1.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.79% 4.26% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £413 £374 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -14.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £373 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £375 £470
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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 58 47 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 20.79% 19.92% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 38 76
Median daily rate £375 £320 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -32.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £124 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £490 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% -  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Oxford

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Oxford

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Oxford

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

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 Oxford region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 22 (78.57%) SDLC
4 21 (75.00%) SQL
5 20 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (67.86%) Test Scripting
6 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
7 18 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 3 (10.71%) User Stories
9 3 (10.71%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (10.71%) Confluence
9 3 (10.71%) Test Management
9 3 (10.71%) JIRA
9 3 (10.71%) BPMN
9 3 (10.71%) Open Source
9 3 (10.71%) SaaS
9 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
9 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (10.71%) Scrum
10 2 (7.14%) Data Management
10 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Project Management
10 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 2 (7.14%) MS Office
10 2 (7.14%) ITIL
10 2 (7.14%) Finance
10 2 (7.14%) IIBA
10 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
10 2 (7.14%) Semantic Web

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (10.71%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Software Tester
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SAP Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.57%) Spring Boot
1 1 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.57%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (96.43%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (78.57%) SDLC
3 20 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (67.86%) Software Testing
4 19 (67.86%) Test Scripting
5 4 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 3 (10.71%) BPMN
6 3 (10.71%) Open Source
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Scrum
6 3 (10.71%) Test Management
6 3 (10.71%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 2 (7.14%) Data Management
7 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.14%) Exploratory Testing
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 18 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) IIBA
4 1 (3.57%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) GDPR
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.57%) SAP