The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 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 Berkshire 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 85 86 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 36 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.44% 1.64% 1.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.06% 6.39% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 26
Average daily rate
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£358 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.71% +6.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £207 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £458 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
712 626 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.42% 25.59% 22.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 244 263
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £188 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £30.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% -35.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
South East

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 28 July 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 28 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
Slough +10 11 £250 - 1
Reading +1 8 £440 +39.68% 8
Maidenhead -2 4 - - 3
Bracknell +1 2 £225 -25.00% 3
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (41.56%) Telecoms
2 29 (37.66%) HP Quality Center
3 25 (32.47%) Software Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Windows
5 21 (27.27%) Finance
5 21 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (23.38%) ISTQB
6 18 (23.38%) Business Analysis
6 18 (23.38%) HP
7 16 (20.78%) TestDirector
7 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
8 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
9 14 (18.18%) Test Scripting
9 14 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
10 13 (16.88%) SQL
11 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
11 11 (14.29%) QA
12 10 (12.99%) SharePoint Server
12 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
13 9 (11.69%) Java
13 9 (11.69%) WinRunner
14 8 (10.39%) DNS
14 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (10.39%) Scrum
14 8 (10.39%) Test Management
14 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
15 7 (9.09%) CBAP
15 7 (9.09%) Programme Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.99%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.30%) MS Project
3 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (5.19%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) DNS
2 7 (9.09%) HTTP
3 6 (7.79%) 4G
4 5 (6.49%) SSL
5 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) IPv6
5 4 (5.19%) Internet
5 4 (5.19%) LTE
5 4 (5.19%) MVNO
6 3 (3.90%) Network Security
6 3 (3.90%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.90%) 3G
6 3 (3.90%) SNMP
6 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.90%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.90%) DHCP
6 3 (3.90%) FTP
6 3 (3.90%) INAP
6 3 (3.90%) IPsec
6 3 (3.90%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.30%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (20.78%) TestDirector
2 14 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 9 (11.69%) WinRunner
4 6 (7.79%) Selenium
5 5 (6.49%) LoadRunner
6 4 (5.19%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (5.19%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.90%) JProfiler
7 3 (3.90%) TestNG
7 3 (3.90%) JUnit
7 3 (3.90%) Toad
7 3 (3.90%) Introscope
8 2 (2.60%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (41.56%) Telecoms
2 21 (27.27%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Marketing
4 6 (7.79%) Billing
4 6 (7.79%) Electronics
4 6 (7.79%) Manufacturing
5 4 (5.19%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Games
7 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (55.84%) Analyst
2 21 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 16 (20.78%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Tester
6 5 (6.49%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Test Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Applications Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Test Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Test Leader
8 3 (3.90%) QA Leader
8 3 (3.90%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.90%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) XML
1 3 (3.90%) ODBC
1 3 (3.90%) JDBC
1 3 (3.90%) Middleware
1 3 (3.90%) JSON
1 3 (3.90%) REST
2 2 (2.60%) SOAP
2 2 (2.60%) WAP
2 2 (2.60%) WML
3 1 (1.30%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) DTV
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Smart Meter
3 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.90%) Learning Management System
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.30%) Open Source
6 1 (1.30%) IVR
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) GIS
6 1 (1.30%) PMI
6 1 (1.30%) Firmware
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (12.99%) Windows XP
3 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (9.09%) UNIX
4 5 (6.49%) AIX
5 4 (5.19%) Solaris
5 4 (5.19%) Linux
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.30%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Software Testing
2 18 (23.38%) Business Analysis
3 14 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 11 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 8 (10.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Test Management
5 8 (10.39%) Test Strategy
5 8 (10.39%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.39%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (10.39%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) ITIL
6 7 (9.09%) Programme Management
7 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.79%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (6.49%) Performance Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Automation Testing
8 5 (6.49%) CRM
9 4 (5.19%) Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) SQL
2 9 (11.69%) Java
3 6 (7.79%) VB
4 5 (6.49%) C#
4 5 (6.49%) C++
5 4 (5.19%) Perl
6 3 (3.90%) C
6 3 (3.90%) Python
6 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.90%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) VBA
7 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 18 (23.38%) ISTQB
3 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
4 15 (19.48%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) CBAP
6 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.30%) PMP
8 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.30%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (37.66%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (6.49%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (6.49%) Netcool
2 5 (6.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.90%) nmon
Vendors
1 18 (23.38%) HP
2 6 (7.79%) Citrix
2 6 (7.79%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Veritas
3 5 (6.49%) McAfee
3 5 (6.49%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle
4 4 (5.19%) Cisco
5 3 (3.90%) NetCracker
5 3 (3.90%) Comptel
5 3 (3.90%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) Redknee
6 1 (1.30%) Juniper
6 1 (1.30%) Siebel
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) TIBCO
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