The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 66 49 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 3.56% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 11.14% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 9
Average daily rate
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£394 £168 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.07% -58.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £118 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £345
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-49.55% +40.24%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Qualifications Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
255 341 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.02% 31.99% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 171 98
Average daily rate £368 £400 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +10.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £235 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -35.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -20.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Reading region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Reading

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Reading region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (61.11%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.11%) BDD
3 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) QA
3 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Informatica
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (5.56%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Web Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) UNIX
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Business Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Scrum
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) BDD
3 2 (11.11%) Business Process Mapping
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Workflow
4 1 (5.56%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Fund Management
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Test Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Informatica
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Verint