Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 90 84
Rank change year-on-year -1 -6 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.67% 0.57% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 2.49% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £250 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -44.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £285 £246 £341
90th Percentile £410 £306 £495
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £28.13 £105.50
% change year-on-year - -73.34% -

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 296 321 314
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.15% 22.72% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 143 168
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -9.38%
10th Percentile £175 £222 £206
90th Percentile £550 £575 £516
East of England median daily rate £415 £386 £363
% change year-on-year +7.44% +6.55% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +25.44% -31.56%
10th Percentile £10.42 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £46.25 £51.88
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.39 £20.83
% change year-on-year -14.15% -2.14% -0.82%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

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 20 September 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £300 -
Watford +8 3 £400 -
Hatfield - 3 £400 -
Borehamwood - 1 £275 -
ISEB
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
4 2 (18.18%) eggPlant
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) eggPlant
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Retail Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
5 1 (9.09%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (9.09%) Web Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Acceptance Criteria
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
2 4 (36.36%) Scenario Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analysis
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Manual Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Multichannel Retail
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (18.18%) UML
4 2 (18.18%) Use Case
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) V-Model
4 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transition
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Maxymiser
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft