The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 37 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.89% 4.52% 3.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.42% 17.17% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 7
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£375 £358 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £289 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £395 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
ISEB
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Qualifications Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 99 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 22.34% 26.33% 30.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 40 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.63 £26.75 £11.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.37% +123.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.20 £9.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.13 £32.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the North East

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the North East region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 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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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
Tyne and Wear -11 21 £375 +50.00% 5
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 13 (30.95%) Finance
3 10 (23.81%) Project Management
4 9 (21.43%) SQL
4 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 9 (21.43%) APMP
5 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
6 7 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (14.29%) Requirements Management
7 6 (14.29%) JIRA
7 6 (14.29%) QA
7 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.29%) UML
7 6 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 6 (14.29%) Use Case
7 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) HP
8 5 (11.90%) Java
8 5 (11.90%) Oracle
8 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
8 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.52%) Change Management
9 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
9 4 (9.52%) MS Office
9 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
9 4 (9.52%) System Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
1 4 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (2.38%) CaliberRM
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (66.67%) Analyst
2 13 (30.95%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) UML Business Analyst
4 6 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Tester
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Environment Analyst
7 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Senior Service Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Service Operations Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Coach
8 1 (2.38%) Defect Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Operations Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) PMI
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Project Management
2 9 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 6 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (14.29%) Supplier Management
4 6 (14.29%) UML
4 6 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 6 (14.29%) Use Case
5 5 (11.90%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) System Testing
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (4.76%) Migration
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.76%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 9 (21.43%) APMP
3 8 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.38%) PMP
6 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.38%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (4.76%) BS7799
2 2 (4.76%) BS15000
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.38%) P3O
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
1 5 (11.90%) HP
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Curam
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