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 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 57 53 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.17% 0.73% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 3.23% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
Median daily rate £363 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +21.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 144 155 146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.32% 22.66% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 56
Median daily rate £330 £380 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% -9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% +30.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £9.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.78 £40.00 £36.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

ISEB
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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Hertfordshire

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) EPoS Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Maximo Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
3 1 (20.00%) UML Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) UML Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) IBM
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle