The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 66 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 1.22% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 5.96% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
Average daily rate £318 £255 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.50% -36.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £150 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £317 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
189 151 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.50% 20.46% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 73
Average daily rate £400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.03% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £52.25 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISEB
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -2 3 £310 - 2
Chester -16 1 - -
Crewe - - - -
Macclesfield - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (37.50%) NHS
2 11 (34.38%) QA
3 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
3 10 (31.25%) Finance
4 7 (21.88%) SQL
5 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 5 (15.63%) Banking
6 5 (15.63%) MS Office
7 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 4 (12.50%) Information Security
7 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
7 4 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (9.38%) Data Management
8 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
8 3 (9.38%) Data Mapping
8 3 (9.38%) BPMN
8 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
8 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (9.38%) Master Data Management
8 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (9.38%) UML
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
8 3 (9.38%) Windows
8 3 (9.38%) .NET
9 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.25%) XML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (3.13%) LiveLink
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.13%) QlikView
General
1 10 (31.25%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (62.50%) Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) QA Analyst
3 6 (18.75%) Software Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Tester
4 3 (9.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Web Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Web Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Data Protection Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Security Officer
6 1 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) NHS
2 4 (12.50%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) AIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Software Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 4 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 4 (12.50%) Business Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.38%) Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) UML
4 3 (9.38%) Master Data Management
4 3 (9.38%) Data Mapping
4 3 (9.38%) Manual Testing
4 3 (9.38%) BPMN
4 3 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.25%) V-Model
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) C
2 1 (3.13%) C#
2 1 (3.13%) C++
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) APMP
2 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (34.38%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.13%) Citrix
1 1 (3.13%) McAfee
1 1 (3.13%) Splunk
Cheshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 260-280 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago