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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 35 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.96% 7.35% 5.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.97% 20.43% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £345 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £730 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.94 £77.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -3.63%
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
145 186 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.03% 35.98% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 102 17
Average daily rate £375 £405 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £675 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 12
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.83 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.10% +19.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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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
Preston +9 3 £263 -16.00% 1
Carnforth - 3 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) Selenium
3 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 11 (42.31%) HND
4 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
5 10 (38.46%) V-Model
5 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
5 10 (38.46%) Eclipse
5 10 (38.46%) Java
5 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) Linux
5 10 (38.46%) TDD
5 10 (38.46%) Validation
6 9 (34.62%) BDD
7 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) MS Office
8 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
8 6 (23.08%) Degree
9 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 5 (19.23%) QA
9 5 (19.23%) Test Management
9 5 (19.23%) Document Management
9 5 (19.23%) Management Information System

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (42.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 10 (38.46%) Eclipse
4 2 (7.69%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (7.69%) Military
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Analyst
2 10 (38.46%) Developer
3 6 (23.08%) AWS Developer
4 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Change Analyst
6 3 (11.54%) Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Software Developer
7 2 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Information Security Officer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Business Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Security Officer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) BYOD
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (46.15%) Software Testing
4 10 (38.46%) Waterfall
4 10 (38.46%) V-Model
4 10 (38.46%) Test Planning
4 10 (38.46%) TDD
4 10 (38.46%) Validation
5 9 (34.62%) BDD
6 5 (19.23%) Test Management
6 5 (19.23%) Document Management
6 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) DRM
7 4 (15.38%) Information Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) TOGAF
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (38.46%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
3 1 (3.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) HND
1 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 6 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.85%) CISSP
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) IBM