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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 55 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.46% 1.23% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 6.19% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 6
Average daily rate
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£525 £363 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.82% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £363 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £363 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-52.46% +40.24%
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
143 113 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.92% 19.89% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 44 71
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 11
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%

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
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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Rickmansworth - 2 £525 -
Royston - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
4 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
6 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
7 7 (24.14%) UNIX
7 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
7 7 (24.14%) HTML
7 7 (24.14%) Java
7 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 7 (24.14%) XML
7 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
7 7 (24.14%) Retail
7 7 (24.14%) Degree
7 7 (24.14%) QA
7 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (24.14%) System Testing
8 6 (20.69%) Matrix Management
8 6 (20.69%) Banking
8 6 (20.69%) Legal
8 6 (20.69%) Middleware
8 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
9 5 (17.24%) IBM
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) J2EE
9 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.24%) DB2

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (17.24%) MQSeries
1 5 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) DB2
1 5 (17.24%) DbVisualizer
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (17.24%) LoadRunner
1 5 (17.24%) Selenium
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 4 (13.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (10.34%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (72.41%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Manufacturing
2 7 (24.14%) Retail
3 6 (20.69%) Banking
3 6 (20.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Analyst
2 9 (31.03%) Test Analyst
3 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Tester
4 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (13.79%) Test Consultant
5 4 (13.79%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Automated Test Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) UML Business Analyst
8 1 (3.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) HTML
1 7 (24.14%) XML
2 6 (20.69%) Middleware
3 5 (17.24%) Flash
3 5 (17.24%) J2EE
4 4 (13.79%) Gherkin
5 2 (6.90%) REST
5 2 (6.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) UNIX
2 1 (3.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.45%) Solaris
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
2 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (31.03%) Software Testing
3 8 (27.59%) PRINCE2
4 7 (24.14%) E-Commerce
4 7 (24.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) System Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Matrix Management
6 5 (17.24%) Waterfall
6 5 (17.24%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
7 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
7 4 (13.79%) BDD
7 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.79%) Manual Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 2 (6.90%) Change Management
9 2 (6.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Java
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) ISTQB
2 11 (37.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (24.14%) Degree
4 6 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (3.45%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) IBM
1 5 (17.24%) HP
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) EMC
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) BMC
4 1 (3.45%) VocaLink
4 1 (3.45%) F5