The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 54 66
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.14% 1.67% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.97% 8.85% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
Median daily rate £400 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +14.61%  
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 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 Oxfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 78 113 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 12.66% 18.86% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 82 76
Median daily rate £450 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £453 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 11
Median hourly rate £17.89 £40.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.83% +15.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £22.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +15.78% +18.15%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Oxfordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -2 4 £425 -
Kidlington - 1 £425 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
3 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
4 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
5 10 (55.56%) Open Source
5 10 (55.56%) SaaS
5 10 (55.56%) Confluence
5 10 (55.56%) JIRA
5 10 (55.56%) Test Management
5 10 (55.56%) ITIL
5 10 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (55.56%) Regression Testing
6 9 (50.00%) Matrix Management
6 9 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
6 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
7 6 (33.33%) SDLC
8 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 3 (16.67%) SQL
9 3 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (16.67%) Big Data
9 3 (16.67%) BPMN
9 3 (16.67%) Degree
9 3 (16.67%) Semantic Web
10 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
10 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 10 (55.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (55.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Tester
3 3 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (11.11%) SaaS Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
1 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
4 10 (55.56%) ITIL
4 10 (55.56%) Open Source
4 10 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Test Management
5 9 (50.00%) Matrix Management
5 9 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
5 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
6 6 (33.33%) SDLC
7 4 (22.22%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) User Stories
8 3 (16.67%) BPMN
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 3 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
9 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) CBAP
3 1 (5.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) GDPR
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft