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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 51 66 67
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 0.40% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.28% 1.86% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Average daily rate
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£320 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +88.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
169 161 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.37% 21.38% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 55 62
Average daily rate £310 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £431 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 11
Average hourly rate £16.84 £35.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.88% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.84 £17.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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
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 25 July 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 - 6 £313 -
Warrington - 4 £315 - 2
Macclesfield - 1 - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
4 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (17.39%) Finance
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
6 3 (13.04%) VB
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
6 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
6 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Local Government
6 3 (13.04%) Retail
6 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
6 3 (13.04%) QA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 2 (8.70%) WebLogic
1 2 (8.70%) Apache
1 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
1 2 (8.70%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (4.35%) CICS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) FTP
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) MS Access
3 1 (4.35%) Adabas
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
1 1 (4.35%) JMeter
1 1 (4.35%) Selenium
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) OpenSTA
1 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (13.04%) Local Government
3 3 (13.04%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 9 (39.13%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Business Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Web Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Web Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) UAT Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) UAT Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Writer
6 1 (4.35%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.35%) JSP
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Flash
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) N-Tier
1 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.70%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) CESG
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) PMI
2 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) SUSE
3 2 (8.70%) HPUX
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Software Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Performance Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Information Security
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) V-Model
4 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.04%) Manual Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Release Management
4 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Statistical Analysis
5 2 (8.70%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Security Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.70%) CRM
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VB
3 2 (8.70%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 5 (21.74%) ISEB Practitioner
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) APMP
5 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) SAP
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) TIBCO
2 2 (8.70%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee
3 1 (4.35%) Splunk
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft