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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 35 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.51% 0.62% 2.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.46% 1.69% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£400 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.57 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
134 118 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.67% 36.31% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 32
Average daily rate £400 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -34.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £536 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 6
Average hourly rate £43.43 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.27% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 31 March 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
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 31 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Preston +2 2 - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
2 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (50.00%) Validation
3 12 (50.00%) SQL
3 12 (50.00%) Windows
4 11 (45.83%) HND
4 11 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
5 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 10 (41.67%) V-Model
5 10 (41.67%) Test Planning
5 10 (41.67%) Eclipse
5 10 (41.67%) Linux
5 10 (41.67%) Java
5 10 (41.67%) TDD
6 9 (37.50%) BDD
7 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
8 4 (16.67%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
9 3 (12.50%) Finance
9 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (54.17%) Selenium
2 11 (45.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (41.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (41.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Developer
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) AWS Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Environment Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Information Security Officer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Software Testing
3 12 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (50.00%) Validation
3 12 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (41.67%) Test Planning
4 10 (41.67%) TDD
4 10 (41.67%) V-Model
4 10 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 9 (37.50%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) TOGAF
8 2 (8.33%) ITIL
8 2 (8.33%) Project Management
8 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (8.33%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Coaching
9 1 (4.17%) Manual Testing
9 1 (4.17%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
2 10 (41.67%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (54.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 11 (45.83%) HND
3 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 1 (4.17%) CISSP
6 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.17%) PMP
6 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (8.33%) Citrix
1 2 (8.33%) AppSense
2 1 (4.17%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) IBM
Preston, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago