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 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 83 78
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 47 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.81% 1.82% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 10.47% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 36
Median daily rate £425 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £264 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £669 £730 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.96 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -  
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 449 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 17.28% 17.43% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 240 239
Median daily rate £340 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.33% +7.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £265 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 29
Median hourly rate £47.23 £13.43 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +251.80% -53.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £12.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £31.20 £61.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Scotland

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Edinburgh -7 6 £425 +8.28% 3
Glasgow -3 4 £439 +35.00% 3
Fife -1 2 £1,485 -
Dundee -2 2 £93 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
3 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) Selenium
5 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
6 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (20.00%) Windows
7 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 5 (20.00%) SQL
7 5 (20.00%) Degree
7 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) BDD
7 5 (20.00%) User Stories
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
8 4 (16.00%) Android
8 4 (16.00%) JIRA
8 4 (16.00%) C#
8 4 (16.00%) Java
8 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) OO

ISEB
Top Related 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) PABX
2 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (12.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.00%) MSTest
5 2 (8.00%) NUnit
5 2 (8.00%) Subversion
6 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.00%) Protractor
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
2 10 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Software Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Junior
6 2 (8.00%) Junior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Systems Tester
6 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Software Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (4.00%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) WebGL
2 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (8.00%) iOS SDK
3 1 (4.00%) CGI
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.00%) Fintech
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Android
3 4 (16.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Software Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Performance Testing
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (12.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
7 2 (8.00%) OOP
7 2 (8.00%) Project Management
7 2 (8.00%) TDD
7 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
7 2 (8.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (20.00%) Degree
3 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.00%) IISP
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Twitter