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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 69 59 53
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.11% 1.05% 2.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 3.36% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 15
Average daily rate £355 £375 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £315 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £436 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
269 268 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.25% 31.24% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 135 106
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £139 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 9
Average hourly rate £55.65 £55.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +247.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.38 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
3 6 (46.15%) Business Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
5 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
7 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
7 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) EPoS
7 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Test Management
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
7 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
7 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Value-Added Service
1 2 (15.38%) ZigBee
2 1 (7.69%) SS7
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) eggPlant
1 2 (15.38%) LabVIEW
1 2 (15.38%) TestComplete
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Business Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) EPoS Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Network Manager
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 2 (15.38%) UAT Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Business Development Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Development Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Testing Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Web Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Computer Science
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 2 (15.38%) Smart Meter
2 2 (15.38%) User Experience
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) Business Analysis
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) User Stories
5 4 (30.77%) Automated Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 1 (7.69%) Change Control
7 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
7 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
7 1 (7.69%) Project Management
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) P3O
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) EMC