The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 71 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 25 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.53% 1.34% 1.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.96% 10.16% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.38 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+83.24% -25.41%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
251 187 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.40% 13.19% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 71 58
Average daily rate £350 £342 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% +14.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £168 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.62 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.06 £28.50
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 Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Manchester region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Bolton - 3 £225 -
Altrincham +6 2 - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (20.00%) Finance
4 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
4 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
4 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (14.29%) Test Management
5 5 (14.29%) QA
5 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 5 (14.29%) Banking
6 4 (11.43%) Retail
6 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.43%) SQL
6 4 (11.43%) Web Services
6 4 (11.43%) Open Source
6 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
1 2 (5.71%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) MS Access
4 1 (2.86%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.57%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) Toad
4 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 5 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Retail
4 2 (5.71%) Billing
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (68.57%) Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Business Analyst
2 12 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (8.57%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (2.86%) PMO Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.86%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Open Source
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
2 2 (5.71%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
1 2 (5.71%) HPUX
1 2 (5.71%) Linux
1 2 (5.71%) SUSE
1 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 6 (17.14%) Manual Testing
3 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
3 6 (17.14%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 5 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 5 (14.29%) Test Management
5 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
6 3 (8.57%) Risk Management
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Automated Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (8.57%) Automation Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VB
2 2 (5.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (2.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 3 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.71%) HP
2 2 (5.71%) TIBCO