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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank - 45 30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.57% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category - 8.99% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate
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- £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
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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
71 89 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 18.39% 17.49% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 26
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £244 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £538 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £23.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.94% +63.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Northgate

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) ICT Business Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Northgate