Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 86 83
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 7 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.89% 0.51% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.74% 2.32% 4.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £288 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -6.25% -19.60%
10th Percentile £250 £355 £261
90th Percentile £330 £395 £525
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £303
% change year-on-year -6.67% +23.97% -17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £13.00 £175.00 -
% change year-on-year -92.57% - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 374 302 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.69% 21.79% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 177 149
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £218 £249
90th Percentile £575 £525 £528
East of England median daily rate £385 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.21% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 24 56
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -30.95% +29.63%
10th Percentile £12.09 £10.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £46.50 £46.36 £43.13
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £29.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -38.98% +37.21% +10.26%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Hertfordshire

ISEB
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

ISEB
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

ISEB
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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Watford - 4 £325 -
Hatfield -6 2 £303 -24.38%
Waltham Cross - 1 £300 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (92.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (57.14%) JIRA
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) SCCM
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Issue Tracking
7 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Retail
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
8 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

ISEB
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Postilion
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Analyst
2 13 (92.86%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Web Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Postilion Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows 10
1 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 6 (42.86%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Software Testing
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (21.43%) E-Commerce
5 3 (21.43%) Issue Tracking
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) RAD
6 1 (7.14%) SOA
6 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (92.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) Master's Degree
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian