Period
to 22 July 2018

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 6 months to 22 July 2018 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)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 134 147
Rank change year-on-year -5 +13 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 23 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.68% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 2.61% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 23
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +14.07%
10th Percentile £263 £234 £250
90th Percentile £538 £484 £475
South East median daily rate £375 £363 £374
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.01% +7.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £45.00 £170.00
% change year-on-year - -73.53% -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Berkshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 757 881 1,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.10% 23.14% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 399 664
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £253 £225 £253
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 71 57
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.00 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +8.00% -42.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £9.53
90th Percentile £47.35 £53.75 £44.97
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% +11.11%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Berkshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -10 9 £500 +7.24% 3
Bracknell +2 2 £480 +28.00%
Slough -10 2 £340 +14.77%
Newbury -13 2 £313 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
2 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
2 8 (29.63%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) HP ALM
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (18.52%) Validation
5 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
5 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
6 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Project Management
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.81%) Traceability Matrix
7 3 (11.11%) Legal
7 3 (11.11%) GDPR
7 3 (11.11%) UMTS
7 3 (11.11%) 3G
7 3 (11.11%) Intranet

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) Internet
2 3 (11.11%) 2G
2 3 (11.11%) 3G
2 3 (11.11%) 4G
2 3 (11.11%) GSM
2 3 (11.11%) Intranet
2 3 (11.11%) SCCP
2 3 (11.11%) SIGTRAN
2 3 (11.11%) UMTS
3 2 (7.41%) Diameter Protocol
3 2 (7.41%) ISUP
3 2 (7.41%) LTE
3 2 (7.41%) SMS
3 2 (7.41%) SS7
3 2 (7.41%) tcpdump
3 2 (7.41%) Wireshark
4 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
4 1 (3.70%) GPRS
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Officer
4 2 (7.41%) GDPR Officer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Project Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Mason
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Social Media
4 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.70%) PMI
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Android
1 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Software Testing
2 8 (29.63%) Test Strategy
2 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Validation
5 4 (14.81%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 4 (14.81%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (14.81%) Traceability Matrix
6 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 3 (11.11%) V-Model
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
5 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 3 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.70%) Degree
8 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) GDPR
2 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) HP ALM
2 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle