The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 64 44 68
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.43% 1.84% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.27% 9.57% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£470 £375 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.33% +27.65%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -54.28%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
165 94 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.64% 19.18% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 73
Average daily rate £400 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £147 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 10
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.20 £33.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% -51.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.98 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 19 September 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
Watford - 5 - - 2
Rickmansworth - 1 £470 -
Royston - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (69.57%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) Manufacturing
3 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (34.78%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) HTML
3 8 (34.78%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) UNIX
3 8 (34.78%) XML
3 8 (34.78%) System Testing
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
5 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Flash
5 6 (26.09%) MQSeries
5 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (26.09%) DB2
5 6 (26.09%) J2EE
5 6 (26.09%) IBM
5 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
5 6 (26.09%) HP
5 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (26.09%) DbVisualizer
5 6 (26.09%) Waterfall

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
1 6 (26.09%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.70%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) DB2
1 6 (26.09%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (8.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (26.09%) LoadRunner
2 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) Selenium
General
1 16 (69.57%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Manufacturing
2 8 (34.78%) Retail
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
5 3 (13.04%) Automated Test Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) HTML
1 8 (34.78%) XML
2 6 (26.09%) Flash
2 6 (26.09%) J2EE
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
4 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 2 (8.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) System Testing
3 7 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Automated Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Regression Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Waterfall
5 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Matrix Management
6 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
8 2 (8.70%) Project Management
8 2 (8.70%) People Management
9 1 (4.35%) Line Management
9 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
1 8 (34.78%) Java
2 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) IBM
1 6 (26.09%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) VocaLink
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix