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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 59 56 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.03% 2.09% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 6.77% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 6
Average daily rate
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£440 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.93% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £151 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £355 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
ISEB
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
277 310 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 31.69% 30.88% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 134 106
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 0
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.55 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) TestDirector
4 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (41.67%) SharePoint Server
5 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (37.50%) WinRunner
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (20.83%) Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
8 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
8 5 (20.83%) Netcool
8 5 (20.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (20.83%) McAfee
8 5 (20.83%) Veritas
8 5 (20.83%) Citrix
8 5 (20.83%) AIX
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000
9 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
10 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
11 2 (8.33%) UNIX

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (41.67%) SharePoint Server
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
4 1 (4.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Project
1 2 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) TestDirector
2 9 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 9 (37.50%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Applications Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.83%) AIX
5 4 (16.67%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.33%) V-Model
5 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Scrum
5 2 (8.33%) Validation
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.17%) Project Management
6 1 (4.17%) Speech Recognition
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PMP
5 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (41.67%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (20.83%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.83%) Netcool
2 5 (20.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Citrix
1 5 (20.83%) Veritas
1 5 (20.83%) McAfee
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Verint
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