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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 32 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 4 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.26% 1.44% 5.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.29% 6.35% 12.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 9
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 - £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -49.00%
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
124 63 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 28.90% 22.66% 42.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 19 111
Average daily rate £366 £300 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £243 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £328 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 3
Average hourly rate £21.73 £20.50 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +49.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.25 £26.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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
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 1 August 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 - 4 £425 -
Preston -7 1 - - 1
Chorley - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (59.09%) PRINCE2
2 24 (54.55%) ISEB Practitioner
3 23 (52.27%) Finance
4 20 (45.45%) APMP
5 18 (40.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 17 (38.64%) Supplier Management
7 16 (36.36%) Internet
8 13 (29.55%) Project Management
8 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (29.55%) Computer Science
9 12 (27.27%) Degree
10 11 (25.00%) Business Analysis
11 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
12 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
12 8 (18.18%) PRINCE
13 7 (15.91%) Service Management
13 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (13.64%) QA
14 6 (13.64%) Local Government
14 6 (13.64%) ITSM
14 6 (13.64%) Scrum
14 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
15 5 (11.36%) Java
15 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
15 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
16 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
16 4 (9.09%) Test Management
16 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
16 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
16 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (36.36%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
2 2 (4.55%) CaliberRM
3 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 23 (52.27%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Local Government
3 3 (6.82%) Financial Institution
3 3 (6.82%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.18%) Integration Manager
1 8 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 7 (15.91%) Analyst
2 7 (15.91%) Environment Manager
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Coach
3 4 (9.09%) Business Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Tester
5 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Change Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) QA Tester
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.09%) PMI
3 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) UNIX
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
1 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (59.09%) PRINCE2
2 17 (38.64%) Supplier Management
3 13 (29.55%) Project Management
3 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 8 (18.18%) PRINCE
6 7 (15.91%) Service Management
7 6 (13.64%) ITSM
7 6 (13.64%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) Service Delivery
8 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Test Management
9 4 (9.09%) Test Strategy
9 4 (9.09%) Capacity Management
9 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (9.09%) ITIL
10 3 (6.82%) Programme Management
10 3 (6.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) ISEB Practitioner
2 20 (45.45%) APMP
3 18 (40.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 12 (27.27%) Degree
5 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
6 7 (15.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
8 4 (9.09%) PMI Certification
9 3 (6.82%) PMP
10 2 (4.55%) IIBA
10 2 (4.55%) CBAP
10 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
11 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.82%) HP
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle
1 3 (6.82%) Curam
2 2 (4.55%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.27%) Siebel
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft