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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 45 88
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +43
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 36 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.68% 3.38% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 9.25% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 8
Average daily rate
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£430 £168 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.71% -53.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £140 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £420 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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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
254 389 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.64% 36.53% 24.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 187 100
Average daily rate £375 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 5
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% +6.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £25.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 10 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
4 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
4 1 (7.14%) QA
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) V-Model
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
4 1 (7.14%) Verint
4 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
4 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) TestDirector
2 1 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.14%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Analyst
2 10 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) User Experience
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Scrum
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Speech Recognition
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) V-Model
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Netcool
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) Veritas
1 1 (7.14%) McAfee
1 1 (7.14%) Verint