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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 68 45 38
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% 2.13% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 13.27% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £473 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +21.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £451 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £495 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-56.44% +103.45%
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
184 98 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.12% 16.07% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 31 54
Average daily rate £400 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 2 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £26.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

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 30 June 2015. 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
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £300 - 1
Rickmansworth +3 1 £400 -10.11% 3
Watford -14 1 - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Use Case
3 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) GSM
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (16.67%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Data Management
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) GSM
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (8.33%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Test Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Security Manager
5 1 (8.33%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Security Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Use Case
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (8.33%) SIEM
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft