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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 94 85 66
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 39 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.36% 1.73% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.94% 7.23% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £115 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £382 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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
789 664 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 27.44% 23.88% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 285 170
Average daily rate £390 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £353 £333
% change year-on-year
+9.14% +6.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 16
Average hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £167.25 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -34.57%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -6 11 £375 +41.50% 3
Slough 0 8 £260 - 1
Maidenhead +7 1 - - 2
Bracknell +1 1 £390 +24.20%
Windsor - 1 £325 -
Hungerford - - - -
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 21 (32.81%) Business Analysis
3 19 (29.69%) Finance
4 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
5 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
6 13 (20.31%) Test Management
7 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
7 12 (18.75%) ITIL
8 11 (17.19%) SQL
8 11 (17.19%) Project Management
8 11 (17.19%) eTOM
8 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
8 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (15.63%) CBAP
10 8 (12.50%) Java
10 8 (12.50%) Selenium
11 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
11 7 (10.94%) Degree
11 7 (10.94%) QA
11 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
11 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
11 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (9.38%) HP
12 6 (9.38%) System Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (4.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) MS Project
1 3 (4.69%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) Radio Access Network
2 4 (6.25%) MVNO
3 2 (3.13%) 3G
3 2 (3.13%) GSM
3 2 (3.13%) UMTS
3 2 (3.13%) LTE
4 1 (1.56%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.56%) 4G
4 1 (1.56%) CDMA
4 1 (1.56%) GPRS
4 1 (1.56%) VoIP
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) RTCP
4 1 (1.56%) RTP
4 1 (1.56%) SS7
4 1 (1.56%) ISUP
4 1 (1.56%) INAP
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.56%) DB2
3 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.50%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.13%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.56%) ERwin
5 1 (1.56%) JMeter
5 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 26 (40.63%) Telecoms
2 19 (29.69%) Finance
3 3 (4.69%) Legal
3 3 (4.69%) Spanish Language
4 2 (3.13%) Billing
4 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (56.25%) Analyst
2 23 (35.94%) Business Analyst
3 11 (17.19%) Test Manager
4 9 (14.06%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Process Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Business Process Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 2 (3.13%) UML Business Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) UAT Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) Functional Test Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) Lead Business Analyst
10 1 (1.56%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) SOAP
1 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.19%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.56%) EPoS
2 1 (1.56%) DTV
2 1 (1.56%) Handset
2 1 (1.56%) Replication
2 1 (1.56%) Clustering
2 1 (1.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
4 1 (1.56%) AIX
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) Business Analysis
2 16 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (23.44%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (20.31%) Test Management
4 13 (20.31%) Software Testing
5 12 (18.75%) ITIL
6 11 (17.19%) Project Management
6 11 (17.19%) eTOM
6 11 (17.19%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
7 7 (10.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
7 7 (10.94%) Test Strategy
8 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (9.38%) Use Case
8 6 (9.38%) System Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.81%) V-Model
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 12 (18.75%) ISTQB
3 10 (15.63%) CBAP
4 7 (10.94%) Degree
5 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.69%) HND
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.94%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (23.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.56%) Netcool
2 1 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (9.38%) HP
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.13%) IBM
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Cognos
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) Software AG
4 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
4 1 (1.56%) Informatica
4 1 (1.56%) Nokia
4 1 (1.56%) Veritas
4 1 (1.56%) Remedy
4 1 (1.56%) McAfee
4 1 (1.56%) F5