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 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 100 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.05% 1.60% 2.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.12% 6.22% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 50
Median daily rate £313 £317 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.41% -5.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £98 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £14.43 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.86%  
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 Scotland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Scotland
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 323 756 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 14.72% 25.72% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 436 238
Median daily rate £375 £330 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 24
Median hourly rate £32.00 £40.00 £28.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +41.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.70 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Edinburgh +29 17 £275 -1.78%
Glasgow -19 3 £338 -12.05% 1
Fife -2 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £475 - 1
ISEB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 23 (62.16%) ISTQB
2 17 (45.95%) Finance
3 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
4 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
5 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (24.32%) Banking
6 9 (24.32%) Retail
6 9 (24.32%) Scrum
6 9 (24.32%) SQL
7 8 (21.62%) Windows
7 8 (21.62%) Retail Banking
7 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
7 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
9 6 (16.22%) Selenium
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) Oracle
10 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 5 (13.51%) WebDriver
10 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
11 4 (10.81%) Degree
11 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
11 4 (10.81%) Unix
11 4 (10.81%) C#
11 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
11 4 (10.81%) Migration
11 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills

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 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Primavera
1 1 (2.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Internet
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) PABX
2 1 (2.70%) Skype
2 1 (2.70%) VoIP
2 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Selenium
2 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.51%) WebDriver
3 4 (10.81%) Visual Studio
4 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.41%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) MSTest
5 2 (5.41%) NUnit
5 2 (5.41%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.41%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (45.95%) Finance
2 9 (24.32%) Banking
2 9 (24.32%) Retail
3 8 (21.62%) Retail Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Spanish Language
5 2 (5.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (56.76%) Analyst
2 17 (45.95%) Test Analyst
3 6 (16.22%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Test Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Scrum Master
6 3 (8.11%) Software Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Test Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.70%) Derivative
3 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 4 (10.81%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Test Scripting
1 14 (37.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
3 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) Scrum
5 8 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Test Planning
7 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) User Stories
9 3 (8.11%) Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (8.11%) Data Analytics
9 3 (8.11%) Defect Management
9 3 (8.11%) Investment Management
9 3 (8.11%) Scenario Testing
10 2 (5.41%) BDD
10 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
10 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C#
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (62.16%) ISTQB
2 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) IIBA
4 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) FATCA
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) HP
2 1 (2.70%) Twitter
2 1 (2.70%) Xamarin
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