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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 60 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.63% 1.05% 2.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.76% 5.80% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £335 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £435 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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
145 138 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.80% 18.16% 18.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 59
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 8
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £17.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £39.80 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 24 April 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
Waltham Cross - 2 £298 -
Watford +6 1 £325 - 1
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 7 (50.00%) Gherkin
3 7 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Legal
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
6 1 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) EMC

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (7.14%) WebLogic
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Retail
3 2 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 7 (50.00%) Consultant
2 5 (35.71%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.14%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Solaris
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Software Testing
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 2 (14.29%) Matrix Management
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) UML
6 1 (7.14%) DSDM
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (7.14%) Logistics
6 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB
1 9 (64.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) BMC
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco
1 1 (7.14%) HP
1 1 (7.14%) EMC
1 1 (7.14%) F5