The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 113 89
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 13 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.53% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 2.05% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 26
Median daily rate £325 £395 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.72% +20.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £436 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
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 Berkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 448 634 752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 24.20% 25.76% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 317 331
Median daily rate £389 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.81% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £285 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 28 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £28.38 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.42% +26.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire 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 Berkshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Slough - 5 £290 -
Wokingham - 3 £325 -
Bracknell - 2 £375 -
Reading +14 1 £473 +17.02%
ISEB
South East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 14 (60.87%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) ITIL
4 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
4 5 (21.74%) Project Management
4 5 (21.74%) Data Management
4 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (21.74%) SDLC
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
5 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Validation
6 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.04%) Six Sigma
6 3 (13.04%) ERP
6 3 (13.04%) Unix
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (13.04%) Service Design
6 3 (13.04%) PMO
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (4.35%) NetSuite
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
1 2 (8.70%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JMeter
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
1 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.35%) Gradle
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) TestNG
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
3 5 (21.74%) Test Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Project Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Project Control Manager
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Lead
7 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Lead
7 1 (4.35%) UML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) JSON
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Solaris
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) AIX
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
3 5 (21.74%) Data Management
3 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) SDLC
3 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
4 4 (17.39%) Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Design
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Groovy
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (8.70%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) AAT
4 1 (4.35%) ACCA
4 1 (4.35%) CIMA
4 1 (4.35%) IIBA
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) PMO
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SDET
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.35%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (4.35%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Progress
3 2 (8.70%) Saba
4 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.35%) Infor
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Sage
4 1 (4.35%) Workday