The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 20 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.55% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 29.41% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £328 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.56 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £11.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+174.39% -54.00%
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Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Qualifications Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
17 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 12.06% 23.03% 17.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 12
Average daily rate £310 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £402 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £16.84 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.83% -36.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.11%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Chester

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Chester region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Local Government
3 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee
5 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 1 (14.29%) PKI
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (14.29%) JMeter
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) CESG

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 1 (14.29%) JMeter
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) LoadUI
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) OpenSTA
General
1 3 (42.86%) Local Government
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Web Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (14.29%) JSP
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) Flash
2 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) AIX
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) System Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix