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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 86 71 104
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +33
Contract jobs citing ISEB 43 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.58% 1.89% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.26% 8.36% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 13
Average daily rate £269 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £421 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
- -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +33.33%
Qualifications Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
687 562 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.22% 22.62% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 205 280
Average daily rate £354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £355
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 19 14
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.46 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £56.00 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +3 24 £269 -19.23% 2
Slough +15 6 £225 -
Newbury -4 3 £425 +32.81% 1
Bracknell +1 1 £352 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Windsor - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 27 (29.03%) Windows
1 27 (29.03%) ISTQB
1 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 23 (24.73%) Finance
3 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
4 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
5 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
5 19 (20.43%) Software Testing
5 19 (20.43%) MS Excel
6 18 (19.35%) SQL
6 18 (19.35%) TestDirector
7 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
8 16 (17.20%) Windows XP
9 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
9 15 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (15.05%) Business Analysis
11 13 (13.98%) MS Visio
11 13 (13.98%) UNIX
12 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (12.90%) PRINCE2
12 12 (12.90%) WinRunner
12 12 (12.90%) Waterfall
13 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (10.75%) Selenium
15 9 (9.68%) Test Management
15 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
15 9 (9.68%) Citrix
16 8 (8.60%) Netcool

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (16.13%) SharePoint Server
2 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project Server
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.08%) CMS
4 1 (1.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.08%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (20.43%) MS Excel
2 13 (13.98%) MS Visio
3 7 (7.53%) MS Project
4 4 (4.30%) MS Office
5 2 (2.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.08%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.38%) MVNO
2 4 (4.30%) HTTP
3 3 (3.23%) DNS
3 3 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.15%) ZigBee
5 1 (1.08%) Network Security
5 1 (1.08%) SNMP
5 1 (1.08%) LDAP
5 1 (1.08%) SMS
5 1 (1.08%) DHCP
5 1 (1.08%) FTP
5 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.08%) SSL
5 1 (1.08%) IPv4
5 1 (1.08%) IPv6
5 1 (1.08%) 3G
5 1 (1.08%) BGP
5 1 (1.08%) SS7
5 1 (1.08%) ISUP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Big Data
2 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (24.73%) QuickTest Pro
2 18 (19.35%) TestDirector
3 12 (12.90%) WinRunner
4 10 (10.75%) Selenium
5 7 (7.53%) LoadRunner
6 5 (5.38%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.30%) WebDriver
8 3 (3.23%) QAComplete
8 3 (3.23%) TestComplete
8 3 (3.23%) Toad
9 2 (2.15%) QADirector
9 2 (2.15%) Rational Performance Tester
10 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (1.08%) CaliberRM
10 1 (1.08%) JProfiler
10 1 (1.08%) Introscope
10 1 (1.08%) JMeter
10 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 23 (24.73%) Finance
2 17 (18.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.38%) Games
4 4 (4.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Billing
5 2 (2.15%) Marketing
5 2 (2.15%) Automotive
6 1 (1.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (49.46%) Analyst
2 30 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Business Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Tester
4 12 (12.90%) Test Engineer
5 11 (11.83%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Test Leader
8 5 (5.38%) Applications Tester
8 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Tester
8 5 (5.38%) Project Manager
9 4 (4.30%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.30%) Automation Test Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Automation Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.23%) Business Process Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Architect
10 3 (3.23%) Process Analyst
11 2 (2.15%) Senior Project Manager
11 2 (2.15%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) HTML
2 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 4 (4.30%) XML
4 2 (2.15%) Web Services
4 2 (2.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.08%) JSON
5 1 (1.08%) WCF
5 1 (1.08%) RESTful
5 1 (1.08%) REST
5 1 (1.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.08%) JDBC
5 1 (1.08%) SOAP
5 1 (1.08%) ODBC
5 1 (1.08%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Clustering
2 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.30%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.15%) PMI
5 1 (1.08%) Firmware
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.08%) GIS
5 1 (1.08%) BBC
5 1 (1.08%) IVR
5 1 (1.08%) Statistics
5 1 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.08%) MPEG
5 1 (1.08%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.03%) Windows
2 16 (17.20%) Windows XP
3 13 (13.98%) UNIX
4 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.60%) AIX
6 6 (6.45%) Windows 2000
7 5 (5.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.30%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.23%) Linux
10 2 (2.15%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.08%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.51%) Test Scripting
2 19 (20.43%) Software Testing
3 14 (15.05%) Business Analysis
4 12 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (12.90%) PRINCE2
4 12 (12.90%) Waterfall
5 11 (11.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (9.68%) Test Management
6 9 (9.68%) Test Automation
7 8 (8.60%) Scrum
7 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) CRM
8 7 (7.53%) Project Management
8 7 (7.53%) Test Strategy
9 6 (6.45%) Automation Testing
9 6 (6.45%) V-Model
9 6 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
9 6 (6.45%) Programme Management
9 6 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (5.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.35%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) C#
2 7 (7.53%) C++
3 6 (6.45%) C
4 5 (5.38%) Java
4 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.23%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
6 2 (2.15%) VB
7 1 (1.08%) VBA
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (29.03%) ISTQB
2 21 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.38%) CBAP
4 5 (5.38%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (4.30%) Degree
6 3 (3.23%) PMP
6 3 (3.23%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (8.60%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (8.60%) Netcool
2 8 (8.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.23%) SCCM
4 2 (2.15%) nmon
Vendors
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (9.68%) Citrix
3 8 (8.60%) Veritas
3 8 (8.60%) McAfee
4 7 (7.53%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Redknee
6 1 (1.08%) NetCracker
6 1 (1.08%) Comptel
6 1 (1.08%) Ektron
6 1 (1.08%) F5
6 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.08%) Siebel
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.08%) Remedy