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 28 August 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 65 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 2 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.27% 0.46% 2.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.72% 3.45% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 15
Median daily rate £375 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £359 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £392 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.64 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-60.13% +16.35%
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
116 145 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.65% 13.44% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 81 92
Median daily rate £400 £416 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £325 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 21
Median hourly rate £14.86 £16.16 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% -4.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +15.38%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -1 2 £375 -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) System Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
4 5 (41.67%) Skype for Business
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (41.67%) Skype
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (33.33%) Military
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (41.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (8.33%) Gatling
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (8.33%) TestDirector
General
1 4 (33.33%) Military
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Media
2 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) System Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Defect Management
4 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Service Management
5 4 (33.33%) Test Management
5 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 2 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SDLC
7 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 1 (8.33%) Exploratory Testing
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) High Availability
8 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
2 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (41.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Tableau
3 1 (8.33%) Talend
3 1 (8.33%) Vertica