The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 127 95 79
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 37 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.60% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.23% 7.61% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 44
Median daily rate £344 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £233 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.65 £19.94 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+93.80% -10.88%
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
874 815 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.66% 20.97% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 362 300
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £263 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £505 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 92 79
Median hourly rate £43.00 £37.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.21% +105.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £14.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £49.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the North West

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -22 17 £375 +15.38% 20
Cheshire -6 14 £335 -10.66% 4
Lancashire -9 2 £300 -20.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (43.75%) ISTQB
3 22 (34.38%) Software Testing
4 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (25.00%) Finance
6 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
6 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
7 13 (20.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (20.31%) Defect Management
7 13 (20.31%) Telecoms
7 13 (20.31%) UML
8 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 11 (17.19%) Windows
9 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
10 10 (15.63%) Test Management
10 10 (15.63%) Degree
10 10 (15.63%) QA
10 10 (15.63%) SQL
10 10 (15.63%) Project Management
11 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.06%) System Testing
11 9 (14.06%) BDD
12 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
12 8 (12.50%) Scrum
12 8 (12.50%) VMware
12 8 (12.50%) Internet
13 7 (10.94%) Java
13 7 (10.94%) Banking
13 7 (10.94%) Ruby

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.81%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.81%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.50%) Internet
2 5 (7.81%) Skype
3 3 (4.69%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.56%) GIS
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) JIRA
1 7 (10.94%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 3 (4.69%) eggPlant
4 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
5 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.56%) MSTest
6 1 (1.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 13 (20.31%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.94%) Banking
4 4 (6.25%) Military
4 4 (6.25%) Retail
5 3 (4.69%) Billing
6 2 (3.13%) Games
6 2 (3.13%) Marketing
6 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Electronics
7 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.56%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 44 (68.75%) Analyst
2 22 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 20 (31.25%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Network Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Business Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Business Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Tester
8 3 (4.69%) Process Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
2 3 (4.69%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Fat Client
1 5 (7.81%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.69%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) User Experience
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.13%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.56%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.56%) iPad
5 1 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.19%) Windows
2 5 (7.81%) Windows 10
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (51.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Software Testing
3 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (21.88%) Regression Testing
4 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 13 (20.31%) Defect Management
5 13 (20.31%) UML
6 11 (17.19%) Integration Testing
7 10 (15.63%) Project Management
7 10 (15.63%) Test Management
8 9 (14.06%) BDD
8 9 (14.06%) Business Analysis
8 9 (14.06%) System Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (10.94%) BPMN
10 7 (10.94%) eTOM
10 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.94%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.94%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) Ruby
3 6 (9.38%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) PHP
4 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.69%) Python
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (15.63%) Degree
4 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.56%) CBAP
6 1 (1.56%) CISM
6 1 (1.56%) CISSP
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (3.13%) HP
3 2 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) Cisco
4 1 (1.56%) ESRI
4 1 (1.56%) F5
4 1 (1.56%) Facebook
4 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.56%) Northgate
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) Splunk
4 1 (1.56%) Tableau
4 1 (1.56%) Talend
4 1 (1.56%) Twitter
4 1 (1.56%) Vertica
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago