The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Hertfordshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 41 40 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +28
Contract jobs citing ISEB 19 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.82% 3.08% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.70% 17.27% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Average daily rate
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£470 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £336 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £460 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
121 110 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.98% 17.86% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 78
Average daily rate £283 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 18
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.25 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.38% -52.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £34.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Watford +5 9 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 10 (37.04%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
3 10 (37.04%) HP
3 10 (37.04%) Degree
3 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (33.33%) Retail
4 9 (33.33%) System Testing
4 9 (33.33%) SQL
4 9 (33.33%) XML
4 9 (33.33%) UNIX
4 9 (33.33%) HTML
4 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
5 8 (29.63%) J2EE
6 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
6 7 (25.93%) DB2
6 7 (25.93%) Flash
6 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
6 7 (25.93%) IBM
6 7 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
6 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
6 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
7 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Banking
8 5 (18.52%) Waterfall

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (25.93%) MQSeries
1 7 (25.93%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) GPRS
1 1 (3.70%) GSM
1 1 (3.70%) SMS
1 1 (3.70%) UMTS
1 1 (3.70%) WCDMA
1 1 (3.70%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) DB2
1 7 (25.93%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
1 7 (25.93%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) JMeter
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 9 (33.33%) Retail
3 5 (18.52%) Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Analyst
2 9 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Insurance Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) CRM Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) XML
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (29.63%) J2EE
3 7 (25.93%) Flash
4 3 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) EPoS
1 2 (7.41%) EFT
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) E-Commerce
2 9 (33.33%) System Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Matrix Management
6 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
9 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
9 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 10 (37.04%) Degree
2 10 (37.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 7 (25.93%) IBM
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) VocaLink
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