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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 94 106 93
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 55 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.99% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 5.00% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 22 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £26.94 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.20% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
720 560 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.96% 19.76% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 250 163
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £222 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 90 33
Average hourly rate £46.71 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.50% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £36.07 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%

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 27 March 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
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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 26 £275 -11.29% 9
Merseyside -10 10 £295 -4.83% 2
Lancashire +5 9 £400 +33.33% 1
Cheshire +3 9 £400 +29.03% 10
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 32 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) Test Scripting
3 22 (23.91%) Software Testing
4 21 (22.83%) Finance
5 20 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (19.57%) SQL
7 17 (18.48%) Windows
8 16 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 16 (17.39%) Selenium
9 15 (16.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (15.22%) QA
10 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
10 14 (15.22%) Validation
10 14 (15.22%) TDD
11 13 (14.13%) Java
11 13 (14.13%) Project Management
11 13 (14.13%) Test Management
11 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
12 12 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
12 12 (13.04%) Linux
12 12 (13.04%) Software Engineering
13 11 (11.96%) HND
13 11 (11.96%) HP
13 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
14 10 (10.87%) V-Model
14 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
14 10 (10.87%) Eclipse

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 2 (2.17%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.17%) Apache
1 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (2.17%) SugarCRM
2 1 (1.09%) LiveLink
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.09%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.17%) FTP
2 1 (1.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.17%) MS Access
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.17%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Selenium
2 15 (16.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.87%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.17%) Toad
5 2 (2.17%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (22.83%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Retail
4 4 (4.35%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Military
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (53.26%) Analyst
2 26 (28.26%) Business Analyst
3 24 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Tester
4 10 (10.87%) Developer
4 10 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 7 (7.61%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) AWS Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.26%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.09%) .NET
3 1 (1.09%) J2EE
3 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.35%) Open Source
3 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.17%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Statistics
4 1 (1.09%) iPad
4 1 (1.09%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.48%) Windows
2 12 (13.04%) Linux
3 3 (3.26%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (3.26%) Android
3 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (2.17%) SUSE
4 2 (2.17%) UNIX
4 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.17%) HPUX
5 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (32.61%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (32.61%) Test Scripting
2 22 (23.91%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.39%) Business Analysis
4 14 (15.22%) TDD
4 14 (15.22%) Validation
4 14 (15.22%) Test Planning
5 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
5 13 (14.13%) Test Management
5 13 (14.13%) Project Management
6 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 12 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 12 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.87%) V-Model
9 9 (9.78%) BDD
10 8 (8.70%) Test Strategy
10 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.61%) Regression Testing
12 6 (6.52%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) SQL
2 13 (14.13%) Java
3 3 (3.26%) Ruby
4 2 (2.17%) VB
4 2 (2.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 20 (21.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 11 (11.96%) HND
4 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.35%) Degree
6 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.26%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) PMP
8 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.09%) IIBA
8 1 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) XenApp
2 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) HP
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.61%) Oracle
4 4 (4.35%) TIBCO
5 2 (2.17%) AppSense
5 2 (2.17%) Siebel
5 2 (2.17%) Citrix
6 1 (1.09%) SunGard
6 1 (1.09%) Capita
6 1 (1.09%) Fiserv
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago