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 23 June 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)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 108 88
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.68% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 2.32% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 16
Median daily rate £313 £363 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +35.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +172.57% -26.40%  

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 429 690 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 23.39% 29.20% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 333 226
Median daily rate £438 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -2.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 31 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Berkshire

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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

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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 23 June 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
Reading +11 3 £380 +8.57% 2
Maidenhead -3 2 £281 -37.50% 2
Bracknell - 2 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £313 -
ISEB
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 9 (45.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 5 (25.00%) Oracle
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (20.00%) QA
5 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) SAP
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (15.00%) IIBA
6 3 (15.00%) NetSuite
6 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Service Design

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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 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) NetSuite
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (5.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (5.00%) Taleo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) IDOL
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 3 (15.00%) Project Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Test Leader
6 2 (10.00%) Data Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Tester
7 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) IT Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL Business Analyst
7 1 (5.00%) UAT Lead
7 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) JSON
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (25.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Defect Management
5 3 (15.00%) ERP
5 3 (15.00%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
5 3 (15.00%) Service Design
5 3 (15.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) IIBA
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) AAT
3 1 (5.00%) ACCA
3 1 (5.00%) CIMA
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (15.00%) PMO
3 2 (10.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Apttus
4 2 (10.00%) Informatica
4 2 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (10.00%) Siebel
4 2 (10.00%) Trillium
4 2 (10.00%) Vertica
4 2 (10.00%) Zuora
5 1 (5.00%) Apigee
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) Infor
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Saba
5 1 (5.00%) Sage
5 1 (5.00%) Twitter
5 1 (5.00%) Workday