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 23 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 45 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 7 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.07% 1.86% 3.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.38% 5.69% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Average daily rate
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£441 £434 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.72% +33.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £341 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £527 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%
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
160 123 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.43% 32.71% 25.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 63 21
Average daily rate £331 £245 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.20% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 18
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £13.23 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 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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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 -6 4 £438 -20.45% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
2 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
3 9 (20.93%) Project Management
3 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 8 (18.60%) APMP
5 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
5 7 (16.28%) System Testing
5 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.95%) SQL
6 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (11.63%) Oracle
7 5 (11.63%) HP
7 5 (11.63%) WebSphere
8 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
8 4 (9.30%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
9 3 (6.98%) Business Process Mapping
9 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.98%) QA
9 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
10 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.65%) .NET
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (11.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Project
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) Selenium
1 1 (2.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Analyst
2 14 (32.56%) Business Analyst
3 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Tester
5 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Change Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Business Change Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Manual Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Environment Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Service Operations Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Mobile Test Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Web Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Environment Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Change Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Business Change Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Operations Manager
7 1 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Business Analysis
2 9 (20.93%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Test Scripting
3 7 (16.28%) System Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Supplier Management
4 4 (9.30%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (6.98%) Business Process Mapping
5 3 (6.98%) Software Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
6 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
6 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.65%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) APMP
3 6 (13.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) P3O
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) BS7799
2 1 (2.33%) BS15000
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) Oracle
1 5 (11.63%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft