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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 94 124 97
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 39 33 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.48% 0.89% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.83% 4.79% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 23
Median daily rate £340 £333 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £507 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £170.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-70.58% +909.80%

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
498 689 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.95% 18.49% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 353 328
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £383
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 48 57
Median hourly rate £41.25 £35.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.50 £15.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.92% +80.00%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +5 16 £343 +0.73% 9
Lancashire +20 13 £250 -16.66% 2
Cheshire +22 4 £277 -13.59% 2
Merseyside -3 2 £463 +54.16% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 18 (22.50%) Project Management
5 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
6 16 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
7 14 (17.50%) Test Scripting
8 13 (16.25%) QA
8 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
9 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
9 12 (15.00%) Change Management
10 11 (13.75%) TDD
10 11 (13.75%) SQL
10 11 (13.75%) ITIL
10 11 (13.75%) BDD
11 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 10 (12.50%) CRM
12 9 (11.25%) Oracle
12 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.25%) Selenium
12 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (10.00%) Defect Management
13 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
13 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
14 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
14 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management

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 7 (8.75%) SAS
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (8.75%) MS Visio
3 6 (7.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (6.25%) MS Office
5 2 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) IaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) IP Telephony
1 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) FTP
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.25%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.25%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.25%) SSH
3 1 (1.25%) SSL
3 1 (1.25%) VLAN
3 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.25%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Selenium
2 4 (5.00%) HP UFT
2 4 (5.00%) JIRA
2 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) Sahi
5 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.25%) WATIR
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Marketing
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Electronics
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
5 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (57.50%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) Business Analyst
3 15 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Service Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Tester
5 5 (6.25%) Automation Tester
5 5 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Migration Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Migration Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Telephony Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.50%) .NET
1 2 (2.50%) SOAP
1 2 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) RIA
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) Unix
1 2 (2.50%) Windows
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 18 (22.50%) Project Management
4 16 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (17.50%) Test Scripting
6 12 (15.00%) Business Analysis
6 12 (15.00%) Change Management
6 12 (15.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (13.75%) BDD
7 11 (13.75%) ITIL
7 11 (13.75%) TDD
8 10 (12.50%) CRM
8 10 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 9 (11.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 8 (10.00%) Defect Management
11 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
11 7 (8.75%) Data Privacy
11 7 (8.75%) Process Improvement
11 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Java
2 6 (7.50%) Python
3 4 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (8.75%) CBAP
5 7 (8.75%) IIBA
6 6 (7.50%) APMP
7 5 (6.25%) Degree
8 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (2.50%) CISSP
10 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.25%) CISM
10 1 (1.25%) CLAS
10 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
1 9 (11.25%) Oracle
2 2 (2.50%) Teradata
2 2 (2.50%) VMware
3 1 (1.25%) AlienVault
3 1 (1.25%) Apple
3 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.25%) Qualys
3 1 (1.25%) Sage
3 1 (1.25%) Splunk
3 1 (1.25%) Twitter
3 1 (1.25%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.25%) Yardi
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