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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 80 64 101
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +37
Contract jobs citing ISEB 75 73 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.02% 2.38% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.91% 13.27% 5.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 13
Average daily rate
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£399 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £310 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £615 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £18.88 £54.28 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.21% +117.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £45.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-56.44% +103.45%
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
757 550 479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.37% 17.94% 19.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 272 204
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £216 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 50 44
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £16.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.63 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -9.09%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 June 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

ISEB Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Manchester +2 28 £338 +4.65% 7
Merseyside +1 24 £500 +61.29% 1
Lancashire -20 10 £244 -50.88% 1
Cheshire -10 9 £365 +12.30% 6
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.79%) Test Scripting
3 36 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
5 32 (24.24%) QA
6 31 (23.48%) PRINCE2
7 29 (21.97%) Finance
8 28 (21.21%) Test Strategy
9 24 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 24 (18.18%) Waterfall
9 24 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 24 (18.18%) Scrum
10 20 (15.15%) Test Automation
11 19 (14.39%) Business Analysis
12 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
13 17 (12.88%) Test Management
14 16 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (12.12%) Supplier Management
14 16 (12.12%) Manual Testing
15 15 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
15 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
15 15 (11.36%) Integration Testing
15 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
15 15 (11.36%) HP
15 15 (11.36%) Test Planning
16 13 (9.85%) SQL
16 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
17 12 (9.09%) Banking
17 12 (9.09%) Oracle
17 12 (9.09%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (2.27%) Apache
1 3 (2.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.52%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (1.52%) SugarCRM
3 1 (0.76%) Liferay
3 1 (0.76%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.76%) JBoss
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Office
2 3 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.52%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.52%) FTP
2 1 (0.76%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) Intranet
2 1 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.52%) MS Access
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.30%) Selenium
3 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.27%) Eclipse
3 3 (2.27%) LoadRunner
3 3 (2.27%) JMeter
3 3 (2.27%) SoapUI
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.52%) JIRA
4 2 (1.52%) Toad
4 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.76%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (0.76%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (21.97%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Retail
4 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.27%) Local Government
6 2 (1.52%) Military
6 2 (1.52%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.76%) Back Office
7 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (49.24%) Analyst
2 33 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 29 (21.97%) Test Analyst
4 26 (19.70%) Test Leader
5 21 (15.91%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.58%) Project Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) Tester
8 6 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Architect
10 4 (3.03%) Senior Business Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Project Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) Change Analyst
11 3 (2.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (2.27%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.27%) ICT Project Manager
11 3 (2.27%) ICT Business Analyst
11 3 (2.27%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) SOAP
2 3 (2.27%) Web Services
3 2 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.76%) Java EE
4 1 (0.76%) JPA
4 1 (0.76%) Ehcache
4 1 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.76%) REST
4 1 (0.76%) Apache Camel
4 1 (0.76%) .NET
4 1 (0.76%) J2EE
4 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.76%) EJB
4 1 (0.76%) JSP
4 1 (0.76%) Servlets
4 1 (0.76%) CORBA
4 1 (0.76%) WSDL
4 1 (0.76%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.76%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.52%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.76%) BYOD
4 1 (0.76%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.76%) NHS
4 1 (0.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.55%) UNIX
1 6 (4.55%) Windows
2 5 (3.79%) Linux
3 2 (1.52%) SUSE
3 2 (1.52%) HPUX
3 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (28.79%) Test Scripting
3 36 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (23.48%) PRINCE2
5 28 (21.21%) Test Strategy
6 24 (18.18%) Waterfall
6 24 (18.18%) Scrum
7 20 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 19 (14.39%) Business Analysis
9 18 (13.64%) Software Testing
10 17 (12.88%) Test Management
11 16 (12.12%) Manual Testing
11 16 (12.12%) Supplier Management
12 15 (11.36%) Integration Testing
12 15 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
12 15 (11.36%) Test Planning
13 13 (9.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 12 (9.09%) Performance Testing
15 11 (8.33%) Project Management
15 11 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (9.85%) SQL
2 6 (4.55%) Java
3 4 (3.03%) Ruby
4 2 (1.52%) VB
4 2 (1.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
2 24 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 16 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 11 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 11 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (6.82%) Degree
7 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (3.03%) HND
9 3 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (2.27%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.52%) IIBA
10 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.76%) CISSP
11 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.76%) CBAP
11 1 (0.76%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (24.24%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 24 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
1 15 (11.36%) HP
2 12 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (3.03%) TIBCO
3 4 (3.03%) IBM
4 2 (1.52%) Green Hat
5 1 (0.76%) Teradata
5 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
5 1 (0.76%) Siebel
5 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
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