The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 50 63
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 4 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.52% 2.75% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 13.92% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.64% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
ISEB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
217 194 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.04% 19.76% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 86 70
Average daily rate £330 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £263 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £580 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £23.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.40% +25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £11.00 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.90 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 2 - -
Warrington -19 2 £425 +37.09%
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Sandbach - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
3 9 (25.71%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
4 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
4 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
4 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
4 8 (22.86%) SQL
4 8 (22.86%) Business Transformation
5 7 (20.00%) .NET
5 7 (20.00%) CRAMM
5 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (17.14%) Windows
6 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 5 (14.29%) Service Management
7 5 (14.29%) ITSM
7 5 (14.29%) Banking
7 5 (14.29%) Release Management
7 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
8 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 3 (8.57%) Local Government

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (2.86%) LiveLink
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (2.86%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) FTP
1 1 (2.86%) HTTP
1 1 (2.86%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (8.57%) MSTest
2 3 (8.57%) JIRA
3 1 (2.86%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.86%) JMeter
3 1 (2.86%) OpenSTA
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Analyst
2 11 (31.43%) Test Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Business Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Service Manager
5 6 (17.14%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (17.14%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (17.14%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (14.29%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Web Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Web Test Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) IT Services Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (2.86%) IT Services Delivery Manager
9 1 (2.86%) Applications Tester
9 1 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.86%) JSP
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) Flash
2 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) IVR
2 2 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) User Experience
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) SUSE
3 1 (2.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Risk Management
2 9 (25.71%) Systems Analysis
2 9 (25.71%) Business Analysis
3 8 (22.86%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
3 8 (22.86%) Business Transformation
4 7 (20.00%) CRAMM
4 7 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.29%) Service Management
6 5 (14.29%) ITSM
6 5 (14.29%) Release Management
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 5 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
8 3 (8.57%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.86%) C#
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) ISACA
4 2 (5.71%) CISA
4 2 (5.71%) CISSP
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) SunGard
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
1 2 (5.71%) Fiserv
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.86%) Remedy
2 1 (2.86%) Capita