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 26 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 41 46
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.22% 1.02% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 5.88% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £345
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 £14.68 £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 Oxford.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxford
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 44 51 48
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 13.46% 17.29% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 46 34
Median daily rate £450 £363 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -8.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £305 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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

ISEB
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

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Oxford

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

1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
4 7 (58.33%) Confluence
4 7 (58.33%) JIRA
4 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 7 (58.33%) Open Source
4 7 (58.33%) SaaS
4 7 (58.33%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
5 6 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (50.00%) Matrix Management
5 6 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
5 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) SDLC
7 3 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (25.00%) BPMN
7 3 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (25.00%) User Stories
8 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
8 2 (16.67%) Big Data
8 2 (16.67%) Data Privacy
8 2 (16.67%) GDPR
8 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
8 2 (16.67%) Semantic Web
8 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 2 (16.67%) Kanban
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing

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 7 (58.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (16.67%) SaaS Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 1 (8.33%) Spring Boot
1 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 8 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 7 (58.33%) Open Source
3 7 (58.33%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Test Management
4 6 (50.00%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) Matrix Management
4 6 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
4 6 (50.00%) Test Strategy
5 4 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) BPMN
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
6 3 (25.00%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Data Management
7 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 2 (16.67%) Kanban
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) CBAP
3 1 (8.33%) IIBA
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft