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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 62 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.02% 2.00% 1.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% 11.61% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 10
Average daily rate £375 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £285 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £382 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
146 112 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.58% 17.26% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 57 79
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 17
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -49.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £52.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (40.00%) HP
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (20.00%) EPoS
4 2 (20.00%) EFT
4 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) J2EE
4 2 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (10.00%) JMeter
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) ERP
5 1 (10.00%) GPRS
5 1 (10.00%) GSM
5 1 (10.00%) SMS
5 1 (10.00%) UMTS

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) GPRS
1 1 (10.00%) GSM
1 1 (10.00%) SMS
1 1 (10.00%) UMTS
1 1 (10.00%) WCDMA
1 1 (10.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Tester
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SAP Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) CRM Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Flash
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
1 2 (20.00%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Acceptance Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) RAD
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) System Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
3 1 (10.00%) IBM