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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 35 34 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.51% 3.68% 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.20% 12.70% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £43.43 £47.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
119 126 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.95% 28.97% 22.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 21
Average daily rate £420 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £21.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.97 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £47.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 31 July 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
Preston +12 2 £250 - 4
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (35.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Document Management
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Information Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) DRM
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.00%) Selenium

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Military
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Change Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Business Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Test Management
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (25.00%) Document Management
4 4 (20.00%) DRM
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Information Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
6 2 (10.00%) Security Testing
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) RUP
6 2 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) ISTQB
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (10.00%) HND
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.00%) IIBA
6 1 (5.00%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) IBM