The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 58 52 34
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.24% 0.55% 2.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.63% 2.54% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £538 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.53% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £408 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £668 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
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
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
139 118 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.98% 21.81% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 63 60
Average daily rate £350 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £153 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 13
Average hourly rate £37.00 £14.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+164.28% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £14.00 £22.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £38.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Essex

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Essex region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
Chelmsford +3 2 £270 -28.00% 1
Colchester - 2 - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) QA
3 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) MS Project
4 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (12.50%) NHS
5 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) ISTQB

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CO
1 1 (6.25%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Software Asset Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Business Analysis
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 5 (31.25%) Regression Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
5 2 (12.50%) Process Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) SWOT Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 1 (6.25%) Stress Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Adobe
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee