The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 40 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.06% 3.13% -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.42% 16.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Average daily rate
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£410 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+141.39% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
96 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.75% 19.20% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 17 34
Average daily rate £300 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £360 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.25 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.93% -58.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
East of England

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
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 23 July 2014. 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
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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 -15 5 £516 +58.84%
Bedford - 2 £408 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) Test Management
2 8 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Retail
5 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) IBM Notes
5 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (25.00%) Lotus
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (20.00%) Thin Client
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
6 4 (20.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
7 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
7 3 (15.00%) P3O
8 2 (10.00%) Email Migration
8 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
8 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (10.00%) PMP
8 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) IBM Notes
1 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (10.00%) MS Office
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Analyst
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analyst
3 7 (35.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) PMO Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Process Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Integration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) IT Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) EPoS
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Management
2 8 (40.00%) Business Analysis
3 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
7 2 (10.00%) Email Migration
7 2 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
7 2 (10.00%) Six Sigma
7 2 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (20.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.00%) PMP
3 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) P3O
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Lotus
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) Mercator