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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 100 74 94
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 60 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.92% 2.29% 1.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 8.40% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 38
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £168 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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
663 714 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.48% 27.27% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 314 247
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 19
Average hourly rate £17.07 £17.15 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -51.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £12.95 £13.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.60 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 October 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 October 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 -4 7 £348 -13.12% 1
Reading -19 6 £430 +156.71% 6
Maidenhead +1 2 - - 3
Bracknell -1 1 £350 +11.11%
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 33 (55.93%) Telecoms
2 24 (40.68%) Business Analysis
3 21 (35.59%) Finance
4 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
5 18 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
5 18 (30.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (30.51%) HP
6 13 (22.03%) ITIL
7 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.25%) SQL
8 9 (15.25%) CBAP
8 9 (15.25%) QA
8 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
9 8 (13.56%) Marketing
9 8 (13.56%) eTOM
10 7 (11.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.86%) Billing
10 7 (11.86%) Digital Marketing
10 7 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
10 7 (11.86%) SAP
10 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
10 7 (11.86%) Windows
10 7 (11.86%) DTV
10 7 (11.86%) Project Management
10 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
10 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (11.86%) Programme Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.69%) CMS
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.39%) MS Project
2 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (6.78%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.86%) Radio Access Network
2 6 (10.17%) 4G
2 6 (10.17%) DNS
3 5 (8.47%) HTTP
4 4 (6.78%) SSL
4 4 (6.78%) Internet
4 4 (6.78%) Firewall
4 4 (6.78%) LTE
5 3 (5.08%) Network Security
5 3 (5.08%) INAP
5 3 (5.08%) IPsec
5 3 (5.08%) 2G
5 3 (5.08%) IPv6
5 3 (5.08%) 3G
5 3 (5.08%) DHCP
6 2 (3.39%) FTP
6 2 (3.39%) UMTS
6 2 (3.39%) GPRS
6 2 (3.39%) GSM
6 2 (3.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.08%) JUnit
2 3 (5.08%) Selenium
2 3 (5.08%) TestNG
2 3 (5.08%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.08%) TestLink
3 2 (3.39%) JProfiler
3 2 (3.39%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (3.39%) Toad
3 2 (3.39%) Introscope
3 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.69%) ERwin
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
General
1 33 (55.93%) Telecoms
2 21 (35.59%) Finance
3 8 (13.56%) Marketing
4 7 (11.86%) Electronics
4 7 (11.86%) Billing
4 7 (11.86%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (69.49%) Analyst
2 25 (42.37%) Business Analyst
3 12 (20.34%) Test Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Business Process Analyst
4 7 (11.86%) Process Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Test Consultant
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) QA Leader
8 2 (3.39%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Telecoms Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Solutions Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Network Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Data Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Senior Business Analyst
8 2 (3.39%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.39%) Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) XML
1 2 (3.39%) ODBC
1 2 (3.39%) WAP
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) JSON
1 2 (3.39%) WML
1 2 (3.39%) JDBC
1 2 (3.39%) REST
2 1 (1.69%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) SOAP
2 1 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 18 (30.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) DTV
3 6 (10.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.78%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.39%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) UNIX
3 2 (3.39%) Solaris
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) Business Analysis
2 19 (32.20%) Software Testing
3 13 (22.03%) ITIL
4 11 (18.64%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (15.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (13.56%) eTOM
7 7 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (11.86%) Programme Management
7 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (11.86%) Project Management
7 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
7 7 (11.86%) Digital Marketing
8 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
8 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) Scrum
10 4 (6.78%) Data Management
10 4 (6.78%) Test Management
10 4 (6.78%) Test Planning
11 3 (5.08%) Test Strategy
11 3 (5.08%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 5 (8.47%) VB
2 5 (8.47%) Java
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) Ruby
4 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.39%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (15.25%) CBAP
3 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) Degree
6 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (30.51%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.39%) nmon
3 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.69%) Netcool
3 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (30.51%) HP
2 7 (11.86%) SAP
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco
4 3 (5.08%) F5
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle
5 2 (3.39%) Remedy
5 2 (3.39%) NetCracker
5 2 (3.39%) Comptel
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) Verint
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.69%) Cognos
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix
6 1 (1.69%) Juniper
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas