The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 32 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.11% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.29% 5.41% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate £245 £321 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.73% +60.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+575.35% +35.46%
ISEB
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
96 37 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 28.92% 9.59% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 21 22
Average daily rate £370 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £191 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £618 £633
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 5 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £19.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.58% -51.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +4 6 £235 -36.05%
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 5 (55.56%) Bugzilla
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) FogBugz
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) FTP
4 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
5 2 (22.22%) QA
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) MS Office
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
6 1 (11.11%) Games
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Bugzilla
1 5 (55.56%) FogBugz
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Tester
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Applications Tester
5 1 (11.11%) IT Support
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Defect Management
2 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
3 4 (44.44%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Data Transformation
4 3 (33.33%) ETL
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Web Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) DSDM
5 2 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) UML
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) SAP