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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 44 62 64
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.92% 0.47% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.71% 2.10% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
Average daily rate
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£525 - £318
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
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
111 143 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.37% 22.34% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 55 69
Average daily rate £413 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £270 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 18
Average hourly rate £16.65 £15.10 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.23% -50.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hertford - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
3 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (34.78%) QA
4 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 6 (26.09%) Legal
6 6 (26.09%) Matrix Management
6 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
6 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Middleware
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
6 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
7 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 4 (17.39%) Banking
8 4 (17.39%) Selenium
9 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (13.04%) DbVisualizer
9 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (13.04%) Retail
9 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) System Testing
9 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (13.04%) MQSeries
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
1 3 (13.04%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) SpecFlow
2 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 3 (13.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (13.04%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.70%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Legal
3 4 (17.39%) Banking
4 3 (13.04%) Retail
4 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Project Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Test Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) UML Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Middleware
1 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Solaris
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (39.13%) Software Testing
3 8 (34.78%) PRINCE2
4 7 (30.43%) Scrum
5 6 (26.09%) Matrix Management
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
8 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
9 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
9 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Java
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB
1 9 (39.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) IBM
1 3 (13.04%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) EMC
3 1 (4.35%) BMC
3 1 (4.35%) VocaLink
3 1 (4.35%) F5