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 6 March 2015 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 61 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.92% 0.91% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.27% 4.02% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£425 £310 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% +103.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £17.06 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -37.95%
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
214 174 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.01% 22.66% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 80 42
Average daily rate £393 £390 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.79% +155.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 7
Average hourly rate £19.23 £25.04 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.22% +34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.50 £18.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £35.32 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -33.33%

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 6 March 2015. 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 -10 3 £450 +45.16% 1
Chester +8 1 £400 - 2
Crewe - - - - 1
Sandbach - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
1 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) CRAMM
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 5 (23.81%) ITSM
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
4 4 (19.05%) Local Government
4 4 (19.05%) QA
4 4 (19.05%) Project Management
5 3 (14.29%) BPR
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (14.29%) UML
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Banking
5 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 3 (14.29%) Information Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
6 2 (9.52%) Fiserv
6 2 (9.52%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (9.52%) Business Transformation
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 (9.52%) SugarCRM
2 1 (4.76%) LiveLink
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (9.52%) IntelliMatch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (9.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) MSTest
2 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 4 (19.05%) Local Government
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 7 (33.33%) Service Manager
3 6 (28.57%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (28.57%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Project Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) ICT Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Tester
6 1 (4.76%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.52%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
1 7 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 7 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 7 (33.33%) Business Analysis
1 7 (33.33%) CRAMM
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Performance Management
2 5 (23.81%) Service Management
2 5 (23.81%) ITSM
3 4 (19.05%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) BPR
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) UML
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Information Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
1 2 (9.52%) SunGard
1 2 (9.52%) TIBCO
1 2 (9.52%) Fiserv
2 1 (4.76%) Capita