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 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 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 81 85 77
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 36 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.46% 1.44% 1.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.17% 5.65% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 27
Average daily rate
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£358 £310 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% +3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £189 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £443 £410
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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
696 620 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 28.18% 25.56% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 243 260
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £192 £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 10 13 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.15% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
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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 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 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
Slough +10 11 £250 - 2
Reading +6 8 £440 +41.93% 5
Maidenhead -1 4 - - 1
Bracknell +3 2 £225 -25.00%
Hungerford - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 30 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 24 (29.27%) Windows
5 22 (26.83%) Finance
6 21 (25.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
8 18 (21.95%) Business Analysis
8 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 18 (21.95%) HP
9 17 (20.73%) TestDirector
9 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
10 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
10 15 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (17.07%) SQL
12 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
13 11 (13.41%) QA
13 11 (13.41%) SharePoint Server
13 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
14 10 (12.20%) WinRunner
14 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (10.98%) Scrum
15 9 (10.98%) Java
16 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
16 8 (9.76%) UNIX
16 8 (9.76%) DNS
16 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
16 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (9.76%) Test Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 11 (13.41%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.66%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.22%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (4.88%) JDE OneWorld
3 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) DNS
2 7 (8.54%) HTTP
3 6 (7.32%) 4G
4 5 (6.10%) SSL
5 4 (4.88%) Firewall
5 4 (4.88%) IPv6
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) LTE
5 4 (4.88%) MVNO
6 3 (3.66%) Network Security
6 3 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.66%) 3G
6 3 (3.66%) SNMP
6 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.66%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.66%) DHCP
6 3 (3.66%) FTP
6 3 (3.66%) INAP
6 3 (3.66%) IPsec
6 3 (3.66%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) TestDirector
2 15 (18.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (12.20%) WinRunner
4 6 (7.32%) Selenium
5 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
6 4 (4.88%) Rational Performance Tester
6 4 (4.88%) WebDriver
7 3 (3.66%) JProfiler
7 3 (3.66%) TestNG
7 3 (3.66%) JUnit
7 3 (3.66%) Toad
7 3 (3.66%) Introscope
8 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
General
1 32 (39.02%) Telecoms
2 22 (26.83%) Finance
3 7 (8.54%) Marketing
4 6 (7.32%) Billing
4 6 (7.32%) Electronics
4 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 4 (4.88%) Retail
6 3 (3.66%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 46 (56.10%) Analyst
2 23 (28.05%) Test Analyst
3 17 (20.73%) Business Analyst
4 9 (10.98%) Test Engineer
5 7 (8.54%) Tester
5 7 (8.54%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Applications Tester
7 4 (4.88%) Test Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (4.88%) Consultant
7 4 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.66%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Process Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Solutions Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Integration Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) XML
1 3 (3.66%) ODBC
1 3 (3.66%) JDBC
1 3 (3.66%) Middleware
1 3 (3.66%) JSON
1 3 (3.66%) REST
2 2 (2.44%) SOAP
2 2 (2.44%) WAP
2 2 (2.44%) WML
3 1 (1.22%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) DTV
1 6 (7.32%) Clustering
2 4 (4.88%) Smart Meter
2 4 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.66%) Learning Management System
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.22%) Open Source
5 1 (1.22%) IVR
5 1 (1.22%) Statistics
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) GIS
5 1 (1.22%) PMI
5 1 (1.22%) Firmware
5 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (29.27%) Windows
2 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
3 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (9.76%) UNIX
4 6 (7.32%) AIX
5 5 (6.10%) Windows 2000
6 4 (4.88%) Solaris
6 4 (4.88%) Linux
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.22%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Software Testing
2 18 (21.95%) Business Analysis
3 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
4 12 (14.63%) Test Automation
5 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (10.98%) Scrum
7 8 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (9.76%) Test Management
7 8 (9.76%) Test Strategy
8 7 (8.54%) Programme Management
8 7 (8.54%) ITIL
9 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.32%) CRM
9 6 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (6.10%) Performance Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Automation Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (4.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) SQL
2 9 (10.98%) Java
3 6 (7.32%) C#
3 6 (7.32%) C++
3 6 (7.32%) VB
4 4 (4.88%) C
4 4 (4.88%) Perl
5 3 (3.66%) Python
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 1 (1.22%) VBA
6 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (24.39%) ISTQB
3 18 (21.95%) Security Cleared
4 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (8.54%) CBAP
6 3 (3.66%) Degree
6 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.22%) PMP
8 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (7.32%) Netcool
2 6 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.66%) nmon
4 1 (1.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (21.95%) HP
2 7 (8.54%) Citrix
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.32%) McAfee
3 6 (7.32%) SAP
3 6 (7.32%) Veritas
4 4 (4.88%) Oracle
4 4 (4.88%) Cisco
5 3 (3.66%) NetCracker
5 3 (3.66%) Comptel
5 3 (3.66%) F5
6 1 (1.22%) Redknee
6 1 (1.22%) Juniper
6 1 (1.22%) Siebel
6 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.22%) TIBCO
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