The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 34 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +11  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.53% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.88% 3.08% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Median daily rate £445 £463 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% +25.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 32 65 78
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 11.55% 21.24% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 42
Median daily rate £450 £350 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -21.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 14
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Bedfordshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +10 3 £425 -8.10%
Bedford - 1 £425 -
ISEB
East of England

ISEB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) DSDM
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (37.50%) Capybara
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Calabash
3 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) API Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Java
3 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Calabash
1 3 (37.50%) Capybara
1 3 (37.50%) Cucumber
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) TestPartner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Applications Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Mobile Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Data Migration Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Android
1 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) DSDM
2 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (37.50%) API Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) UML
4 2 (25.00%) Use Case
5 1 (12.50%) Content Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Defect Management
5 1 (12.50%) Information Security
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) Release Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft