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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 90 80 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.42% 1.85% 1.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.29% 7.93% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 13
Average daily rate
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£381 £314 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.41% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £166 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%
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
699 605 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.80% 23.37% 18.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 260 162
Average daily rate £375 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 29 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+165.62% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.71 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £18.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Reading -3 12 £388 +18.32% 6
Slough -4 6 £290 - 1
Maidenhead +7 2 - - 1
Bracknell 0 1 £390 +24.20%
Newbury -2 1 £401 +44.32% 2
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 26 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 21 (35.00%) Business Analysis
3 17 (28.33%) Finance
4 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (23.33%) ITIL
7 12 (20.00%) Test Management
8 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
9 10 (16.67%) eTOM
9 10 (16.67%) Project Management
9 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (16.67%) CBAP
10 9 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (15.00%) QA
10 9 (15.00%) SQL
11 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
12 7 (11.67%) Java
12 7 (11.67%) Degree
12 7 (11.67%) Selenium
12 7 (11.67%) Performance Testing
12 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
13 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (10.00%) HP
14 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
14 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (8.33%) Scrum

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) MS Project
2 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.33%) MVNO
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) DNS
3 1 (1.67%) 3G
3 1 (1.67%) SS7
3 1 (1.67%) ISUP
3 1 (1.67%) INAP
3 1 (1.67%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.67%) IPsec
3 1 (1.67%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) 2G
3 1 (1.67%) Network Security
3 1 (1.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
2 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Selenium
2 5 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 3 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (5.00%) JIRA
3 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.67%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.67%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.67%) ERwin
5 1 (1.67%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.67%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (43.33%) Telecoms
2 17 (28.33%) Finance
3 3 (5.00%) Billing
3 3 (5.00%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Electronics
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (56.67%) Analyst
2 21 (35.00%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 10 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Business Process Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Process Analyst
6 6 (10.00%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Tester
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Telecoms Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) UML Business Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) QA Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Coordinator
10 1 (1.67%) Architect
10 1 (1.67%) Software Engineer
10 1 (1.67%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) HTML
1 1 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) EPoS
3 1 (1.67%) DTV
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.67%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
2 2 (3.33%) UNIX
3 1 (1.67%) AIX
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Business Analysis
2 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.33%) ITIL
4 12 (20.00%) Test Management
5 11 (18.33%) Software Testing
6 10 (16.67%) eTOM
6 10 (16.67%) Project Management
6 10 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
8 7 (11.67%) Performance Testing
8 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.33%) Scrum
10 5 (8.33%) Regression Testing
10 5 (8.33%) TDD
10 5 (8.33%) Use Case
10 5 (8.33%) System Testing
10 5 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.00%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (18.33%) ISTQB
3 10 (16.67%) CBAP
4 7 (11.67%) Degree
5 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.33%) HND
9 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) Netcool
2 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (10.00%) HP
2 3 (5.00%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Remedy
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.67%) Cognos
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) IBM
4 1 (1.67%) Informatica
4 1 (1.67%) Veritas
4 1 (1.67%) McAfee
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.67%) Verint
4 1 (1.67%) F5
Reading
The People Network
Rate: £470 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago