The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Lancashire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 25 19 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 26 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.02% 4.95% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.46% 20.37% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 2
Average daily rate £555 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+101.81% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £255 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £335 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £77.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
158 54 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.57% 24.32% 33.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 25 65
Average daily rate £400 £400 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £480 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 11 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.40 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.28% -19.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.50 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 2 £313 -
Chorley - - - -
Darwen - - - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 20 (64.52%) PRINCE2
3 18 (58.06%) ISEB Practitioner
4 15 (48.39%) APMP
5 14 (45.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 14 (45.16%) Internet
6 13 (41.94%) Supplier Management
7 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
9 9 (29.03%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) Project Management
10 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
10 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
11 6 (19.35%) PRINCE
12 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
13 4 (12.90%) Local Government
13 4 (12.90%) Migration
13 4 (12.90%) ITIL
13 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
13 4 (12.90%) Service Management
13 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
13 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
14 3 (9.68%) Test Management
14 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
14 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 3 (9.68%) ITSM
14 3 (9.68%) Windows
14 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
14 3 (9.68%) Banking
14 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (3.23%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) FTP
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Selenium
1 2 (6.45%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (67.74%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Local Government
3 3 (9.68%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Financial Institution
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
2 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
2 7 (22.58%) Integration Manager
3 6 (19.35%) Environment Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Computer Science
2 4 (12.90%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (64.52%) PRINCE2
2 13 (41.94%) Supplier Management
3 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
4 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
5 6 (19.35%) PRINCE
6 5 (16.13%) Software Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
7 4 (12.90%) Capacity Management
7 4 (12.90%) Service Management
7 4 (12.90%) ITIL
7 4 (12.90%) Migration
8 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) ITSM
8 3 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Test Management
9 2 (6.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) REXX
1 1 (3.23%) JCL
1 1 (3.23%) SELCOPY
Qualifications
1 18 (58.06%) ISEB Practitioner
2 15 (48.39%) APMP
3 14 (45.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 9 (29.03%) Degree
5 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
6 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) IIBA
7 1 (3.23%) CBAP
7 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle
1 1 (3.23%) IBM
1 1 (3.23%) CA
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