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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 33 24 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing ISEB 13 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.95% 2.44% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.21% 7.14% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.81% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.65% -53.00%
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
116 70 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.36% 34.15% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 21 59
Average daily rate £400 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £683 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £15.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.67% -15.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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
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 30 January 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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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
Blackburn - - - - 2
Chorley - - - - 1
Preston - - - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (55.00%) Windows
1 11 (55.00%) Validation
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
1 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) V-Model
3 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
3 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 9 (45.00%) HND
3 9 (45.00%) Eclipse
3 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 4 (20.00%) Degree
7 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (15.00%) Marketing
7 3 (15.00%) Oracle
7 3 (15.00%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
2 9 (45.00%) Git (software)
2 9 (45.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (45.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IT Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Validation
1 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (55.00%) Software Engineering
1 11 (55.00%) Software Testing
2 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 9 (45.00%) V-Model
3 9 (45.00%) TDD
3 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
3 9 (45.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (45.00%) BDD
4 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
7 1 (5.00%) Coaching
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Java
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (45.00%) HND
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) IIBA
4 1 (5.00%) CBAP
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) PMP
4 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) AppSense