The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 43 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.63% 1.89% 5.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.47% 8.33% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 12
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£450 - £313
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.50 £70.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -43.85%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
128 60 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.84% 22.73% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 18 110
Average daily rate £415 £300 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £235 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £348 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £70.00 £12.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +473.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £15.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £70.00 £49.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.57%

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
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 23 September 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
Lytham St Annes - 5 £450 -
Preston - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 24 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 20 (41.67%) APMP
4 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 17 (35.42%) Supplier Management
6 16 (33.33%) Internet
7 15 (31.25%) Business Analysis
7 15 (31.25%) Degree
8 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
8 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (27.08%) Project Management
9 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
10 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
10 8 (16.67%) PRINCE
10 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (14.58%) Service Management
11 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (12.50%) Data Protection
12 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.50%) Marketing
12 6 (12.50%) QA
12 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
12 6 (12.50%) Oracle
12 6 (12.50%) Local Government
12 6 (12.50%) ITSM
12 6 (12.50%) Scrum
13 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
13 5 (10.42%) PeopleSoft
13 5 (10.42%) Java

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Selenium
2 2 (4.17%) CaliberRM
2 2 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Local Government
2 6 (12.50%) Marketing
3 3 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (16.67%) Analyst
1 8 (16.67%) Test Manager
1 8 (16.67%) Integration Manager
2 7 (14.58%) Environment Manager
3 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Architect
4 4 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Agile Coach
5 3 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.08%) IT Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Consultant
7 1 (2.08%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Change Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) QA Tester
7 1 (2.08%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) IT Architect
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.08%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.33%) PMI
2 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.08%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) PRINCE2
2 17 (35.42%) Supplier Management
3 15 (31.25%) Business Analysis
4 13 (27.08%) Project Management
4 13 (27.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (16.67%) PRINCE
5 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.58%) Service Management
7 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 6 (12.50%) ITSM
7 6 (12.50%) Scrum
7 6 (12.50%) Data Protection
8 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.33%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.33%) Capacity Management
9 4 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 20 (41.67%) APMP
3 18 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 15 (31.25%) Degree
5 9 (18.75%) ISTQB
6 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (8.33%) PMI Certification
9 3 (6.25%) PMP
9 3 (6.25%) IIBA
9 3 (6.25%) CBAP
10 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle
2 5 (10.42%) PeopleSoft
3 3 (6.25%) HP
3 3 (6.25%) Curam
4 1 (2.08%) Siebel
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft