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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 42 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs citing ISEB 27 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.36% 1.97% 0.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.11% 10.98% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 5
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £321 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 £30.78 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +13.71%
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
206 164 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.65% 17.96% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 66 101
Average daily rate £375 £305 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -15.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £225 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 14 4
Average hourly rate £29.53 £30.78 £11.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.06% +157.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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
Warrington -2 15 £493 +58.87%
Chester +6 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
3 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Systems Analysis
4 9 (22.50%) Business Analysis
4 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
4 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
4 9 (22.50%) Finance
5 8 (20.00%) .NET
5 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (20.00%) Business Transformation
6 7 (17.50%) CRAMM
6 7 (17.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (15.00%) Release Management
7 6 (15.00%) Windows
7 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (15.00%) Migration
8 5 (12.50%) Service Management
8 5 (12.50%) ITSM
8 5 (12.50%) Oracle
8 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
8 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 5 (12.50%) Banking
8 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (5.00%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (5.00%) Apache
1 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) CICS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) IntelliMatch
1 2 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) FTP
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.00%) MS Access
2 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.50%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (7.50%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (7.50%) MSTest
3 1 (2.50%) JMeter
3 1 (2.50%) Selenium
3 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.50%) OpenSTA
3 1 (2.50%) LoadUI
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Local Government
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (62.50%) Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Service Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (15.00%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Web Analyst
7 4 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
8 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) IT Services Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Writer
10 1 (2.50%) IT Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.50%) JSP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.00%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 2 (5.00%) IVR
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) SUSE
3 2 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (22.50%) Systems Analysis
3 9 (22.50%) Business Analysis
3 9 (22.50%) Risk Management
3 9 (22.50%) Service Delivery
4 8 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 8 (20.00%) Business Transformation
5 7 (17.50%) CRAMM
6 6 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (15.00%) Release Management
6 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.00%) Migration
7 5 (12.50%) Service Management
7 5 (12.50%) ITSM
7 5 (12.50%) Performance Management
7 5 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (7.50%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) VB
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 1 (2.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ISACA
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (5.00%) CISSP
5 2 (5.00%) CISA
6 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Fiserv
2 2 (5.00%) SunGard
2 2 (5.00%) HP
2 2 (5.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (5.00%) Remedy
2 2 (5.00%) SAP