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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 105 67 86
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 22 60 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.84% 2.32% 1.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.09% 9.23% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £118 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
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
712 650 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.07% 25.15% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 307 184
Average daily rate £388 £395 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +15.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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
Reading -17 6 £388 +131.34% 4
Maidenhead 0 3 - - 1
Slough -3 3 £290 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (48.08%) Business Analysis
2 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
3 12 (23.08%) ITIL
4 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.31%) Finance
6 9 (17.31%) eTOM
6 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (17.31%) CBAP
6 9 (17.31%) Radio Access Network
7 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 8 (15.38%) SQL
8 7 (13.46%) HP
8 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
8 7 (13.46%) QA
8 7 (13.46%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Project Management
9 6 (11.54%) Java
9 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.54%) Test Management
10 5 (9.62%) BDD
10 5 (9.62%) C#
10 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
10 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.62%) TDD
10 5 (9.62%) Degree

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.92%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Project
1 2 (3.85%) MS Office
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) 3G
3 1 (1.92%) SS7
3 1 (1.92%) ISUP
3 1 (1.92%) INAP
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) IPsec
3 1 (1.92%) 2G
3 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.92%) GGSN
3 1 (1.92%) SGSN
3 1 (1.92%) Network Security
3 1 (1.92%) tcpdump
3 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.92%) MVNO
3 1 (1.92%) DHCP
3 1 (1.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Selenium
2 3 (5.77%) WebDriver
2 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) JUnit
3 2 (3.85%) TestLink
3 2 (3.85%) TestNG
4 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.92%) ERwin
4 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 19 (36.54%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.31%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (73.08%) Analyst
2 24 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Business Process Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) Process Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Test Manager
5 4 (7.69%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Tester
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.85%) Telecoms Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) UML Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) QA Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) QA Leader
8 1 (1.92%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (1.92%) Senior Solutions Architect
8 1 (1.92%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) Senior QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) JSON
1 1 (1.92%) HTML5
1 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) Replication
3 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
3 1 (1.92%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) EPoS
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.85%) UNIX
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
3 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (48.08%) Business Analysis
2 12 (23.08%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (17.31%) eTOM
4 9 (17.31%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.46%) Software Testing
6 7 (13.46%) Scrum
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 6 (11.54%) Test Management
7 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.62%) BDD
8 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (9.62%) TDD
9 3 (5.77%) Data Management
9 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) Java
3 5 (9.62%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) Ruby
4 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) VB
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) CBAP
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.62%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (21.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.46%) HP
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (3.85%) Remedy
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Informatica
4 1 (1.92%) NetCracker
4 1 (1.92%) Comptel
4 1 (1.92%) F5
4 1 (1.92%) Verint
4 1 (1.92%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.92%) Cognos
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco
4 1 (1.92%) IBM