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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 118 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 39 52 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.26% 1.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 6.59% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 32
Median daily rate £325 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £259 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £405 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £19.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.21% +29.36%
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
620 789 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.05% 19.06% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 440 315
Median daily rate £450 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £525 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 49
Median hourly rate £35.63 £30.17 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +79.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.71 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
- +54.92%

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 6 December 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
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 6 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 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 -8 23 £338 -2.17% 10
Cheshire +16 8 £240 -26.07% 4
Lancashire +1 8 £350 +16.66% 3
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (29.63%) Finance
3 23 (28.40%) ISTQB
4 16 (19.75%) Oracle
5 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (17.28%) QA
6 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
7 13 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (14.81%) Software Testing
8 12 (14.81%) SQL
9 11 (13.58%) ITIL
9 11 (13.58%) Project Management
9 11 (13.58%) Defect Management
9 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
9 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
10 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
10 10 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (11.11%) Web Testing
11 9 (11.11%) Test Management
11 9 (11.11%) Selenium
11 9 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
11 9 (11.11%) Java
12 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
12 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
12 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
12 8 (9.88%) Degree
12 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing

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 (8.64%) SAS
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.17%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (6.17%) MS Project
4 2 (2.47%) MS Office
5 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (6.17%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.23%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.23%) SAP HR
2 1 (1.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) GitHub
1 1 (1.23%) IaaS
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.41%) Internet
2 5 (6.17%) FTP
2 5 (6.17%) HTTP
2 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
3 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.23%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Selenium
2 5 (6.17%) JIRA
3 4 (4.94%) HP UFT
3 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.94%) SoapUI
3 4 (4.94%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.70%) JUnit
4 3 (3.70%) Maven
4 3 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.70%) TestNG
5 1 (1.23%) CaliberRM
5 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.23%) Gatling
5 1 (1.23%) JMeter
5 1 (1.23%) Sahi
5 1 (1.23%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.23%) WATIR
General
1 24 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Marketing
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (43.21%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Test Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.88%) Tester
4 7 (8.64%) Test Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Test Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Service Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Test Leader
7 4 (4.94%) Automation Tester
7 4 (4.94%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Migration Manager
8 3 (3.70%) OAT Test Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.70%) Telephony Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) SOAP
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.70%) HTML
5 2 (2.47%) Web Services
6 1 (1.23%) .NET
6 1 (1.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.47%) EPoS
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) CESG
4 1 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.23%) PMI
4 1 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.17%) Unix
1 5 (6.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (14.81%) Software Testing
4 11 (13.58%) Defect Management
4 11 (13.58%) ITIL
4 11 (13.58%) Project Management
4 11 (13.58%) Test Automation
5 10 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
6 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 9 (11.11%) Test Management
6 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (11.11%) Web Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Data Protection
7 8 (9.88%) Integration Testing
7 8 (9.88%) Regression Testing
7 8 (9.88%) SDLC
7 8 (9.88%) Service Delivery
8 7 (8.64%) Functional Testing
8 7 (8.64%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) Java
3 5 (6.17%) Python
4 2 (2.47%) C#
5 1 (1.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.23%) PHP
5 1 (1.23%) Ruby
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (28.40%) ISTQB
2 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
5 8 (9.88%) Degree
6 3 (3.70%) APMP
6 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.47%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.47%) CBAP
7 2 (2.47%) IIBA
7 2 (2.47%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.23%) CISSP
8 1 (1.23%) CLAS
8 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Oracle
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.17%) VMware
3 3 (3.70%) SAP
3 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.47%) Teradata
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco
5 1 (1.23%) HP
5 1 (1.23%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.23%) Sage
5 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.23%) Twitter
5 1 (1.23%) WorldPay
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