The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 47 71
Rank change year-on-year -12 +24  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 1.53% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 7.35% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £240 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.66% +38.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 Hertfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 140 136 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 22.19% 20.76% 22.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 61 83
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 36
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.05 £9.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford - 1 - -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Maximo
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) J2EE
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (33.33%) QA

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Appium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Gatling
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Java Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Maximo Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) RESTful
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA