Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 April 2018 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 136 95
Rank change year-on-year -20 -41 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 42 26 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.84% 0.72% 2.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.19% 4.44% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 76
Scotland median daily rate £323 £313 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.20% -13.79% +4.32%
10th Percentile £104 £209 £245
90th Percentile £440 £455 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £14.93 £12.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% +15.14% -12.71%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.87 £11.25
90th Percentile £15.00 £14.99 £14.72
UK median hourly rate £13.66 £46.25 £38.65
% change year-on-year -70.48% +19.68% +134.21%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Scotland
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 810 585 1,174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 16.24% 16.28% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 382 628
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £232
90th Percentile £500 £550 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 32
Scotland median hourly rate £21.73 £42.70 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.10% +18.60% +27.43%
10th Percentile £12.71 £14.74 £14.13
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.17 £42.95
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £29.92 £28.00
% change year-on-year -21.46% +6.86% +40.00%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -21 14 £338 +14.41% 2
Fife +11 13 £106 -92.90%
Glasgow -11 12 £350 -20.23% 2
Dundee -12 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £200 -
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 24 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 22 (52.38%) SQL
3 15 (35.71%) Finance
3 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
5 11 (26.19%) Java
6 10 (23.81%) Degree
6 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle
8 7 (16.67%) Windows
8 7 (16.67%) Linux
8 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
9 6 (14.29%) Selenium
9 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 6 (14.29%) Kanban
9 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (14.29%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) Web Services
10 5 (11.90%) C#
10 5 (11.90%) DSDM
10 5 (11.90%) Open Source
11 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.52%) User Stories

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.38%) Essbase
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.38%) Power BI
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) Robot Framework
3 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.38%) Gatling
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.38%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 2 (4.76%) Games
2 2 (4.76%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) Analyst
2 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Manual Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Data Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Digital Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Process Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Project Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Software Tester
7 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) OpenGL
2 2 (4.76%) WebGL
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.14%) User Experience
2 2 (4.76%) iPad
2 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Xbox
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.67%) Linux
1 7 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Android
2 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
3 10 (23.81%) Software Testing
4 7 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 7 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 6 (14.29%) Kanban
5 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (14.29%) Scrum
5 6 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 6 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.90%) DSDM
6 5 (11.90%) Open Source
6 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 4 (9.52%) User Stories
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (7.14%) Regression Testing
8 3 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
9 2 (4.76%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (52.38%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) Java
3 5 (11.90%) C#
4 4 (9.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 10 (23.81%) Degree
3 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.38%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PMO
2 2 (4.76%) QA
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.38%) GDPR
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Oracle
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg