The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 84 76 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 35 53 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.41% 2.07% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 7.64% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 30 26
Average daily rate
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£370 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.31% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £167 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £406 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
ISEB
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
708 694 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.45% 27.11% 21.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 275 232
Average daily rate £375 £388 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -65.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.76 £13.50 £48.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Berkshire region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
Slough +10 11 £330 - 3
Reading +4 10 £435 +42.62% 6
Bracknell 0 3 £288 -6.50%
Maidenhead -3 2 - - 3
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 34 (48.57%) Telecoms
2 29 (41.43%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (32.86%) Software Testing
4 21 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (30.00%) Windows
5 19 (27.14%) Finance
5 19 (27.14%) HP
6 18 (25.71%) Business Analysis
7 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
8 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
8 16 (22.86%) TestDirector
9 13 (18.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 13 (18.57%) SQL
10 12 (17.14%) ISTQB
11 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
12 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (14.29%) ITIL
12 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 9 (12.86%) WinRunner
13 9 (12.86%) QA
14 8 (11.43%) DNS
14 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (10.00%) HTTP
15 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
15 7 (10.00%) UNIX
15 7 (10.00%) Java
15 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (10.00%) Project Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 10 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.43%) CMS
5 1 (1.43%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
2 3 (4.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS Office
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (5.71%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) HTTP
3 6 (8.57%) 4G
4 5 (7.14%) SSL
5 4 (5.71%) LTE
5 4 (5.71%) MVNO
5 4 (5.71%) Firewall
5 4 (5.71%) Internet
5 4 (5.71%) IPv6
6 3 (4.29%) SNMP
6 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.29%) HTTPS
6 3 (4.29%) DHCP
6 3 (4.29%) FTP
6 3 (4.29%) 3G
6 3 (4.29%) INAP
6 3 (4.29%) IPsec
6 3 (4.29%) 2G
6 3 (4.29%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (4.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.43%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) TestDirector
2 13 (18.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (12.86%) WinRunner
4 4 (5.71%) Rational Performance Tester
4 4 (5.71%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.29%) JUnit
5 3 (4.29%) Toad
5 3 (4.29%) Introscope
5 3 (4.29%) Selenium
5 3 (4.29%) JProfiler
5 3 (4.29%) TestNG
5 3 (4.29%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 34 (48.57%) Telecoms
2 19 (27.14%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Marketing
3 7 (10.00%) Billing
4 6 (8.57%) Electronics
4 6 (8.57%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (60.00%) Analyst
2 20 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 18 (25.71%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.00%) Tester
5 5 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Test Consultant
6 4 (5.71%) Applications Tester
6 4 (5.71%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Business Process Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Process Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Integration Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Solutions Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) QA Leader
7 3 (4.29%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.86%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) JDBC
1 3 (4.29%) XML
1 3 (4.29%) ODBC
1 3 (4.29%) Middleware
1 3 (4.29%) JSON
1 3 (4.29%) REST
2 2 (2.86%) WAP
2 2 (2.86%) SOAP
2 2 (2.86%) WML
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.43%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) DTV
2 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
2 5 (7.14%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.29%) Learning Management System
4 1 (1.43%) PMI
4 1 (1.43%) Statistics
4 1 (1.43%) IVR
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 7 (10.00%) UNIX
3 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.14%) AIX
5 4 (5.71%) Solaris
5 4 (5.71%) Linux
5 4 (5.71%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.86%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Software Testing
2 18 (25.71%) Business Analysis
3 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
4 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.29%) ITIL
5 8 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (10.00%) Scrum
6 7 (10.00%) Test Management
7 6 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (8.57%) Test Strategy
7 6 (8.57%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.14%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Automation Testing
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.71%) Validation
9 4 (5.71%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 7 (10.00%) Java
3 6 (8.57%) VB
4 4 (5.71%) Perl
5 3 (4.29%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) C++
5 3 (4.29%) Python
5 3 (4.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.29%) Ruby
6 1 (1.43%) VBA
6 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (30.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 17 (24.29%) Security Cleared
3 16 (22.86%) SC Cleared
4 12 (17.14%) ISTQB
5 6 (8.57%) CBAP
6 5 (7.14%) Degree
7 3 (4.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.43%) PMP
9 1 (1.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (41.43%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (7.14%) Netcool
2 5 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 19 (27.14%) HP
2 6 (8.57%) Citrix
2 6 (8.57%) SAP
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco
3 5 (7.14%) Veritas
3 5 (7.14%) McAfee
4 3 (4.29%) Oracle
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.29%) Comptel
4 3 (4.29%) NetCracker
4 3 (4.29%) F5
5 2 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (1.43%) Siebel
6 1 (1.43%) Juniper
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.43%) Redknee
6 1 (1.43%) Verint
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