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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 102 126 97
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -29
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 34 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 0.87% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.71% 4.62% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 19
Median daily rate £338 £340 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.72% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £34.00 - £28.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £14.85
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +165.99%

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
477 736 636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 18.22% 18.93% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 398 332
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 53
Median hourly rate £25.75 £35.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.42% +79.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £17.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.50 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £39.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-25.64% +100.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +7 16 £340 - 8
Lancashire - 9 £375 - 4
Cheshire +27 7 £240 -32.79% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) Finance
3 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (21.92%) QA
5 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
6 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
6 14 (19.18%) SQL
7 13 (17.81%) Oracle
7 13 (17.81%) ISTQB
7 13 (17.81%) Selenium
7 13 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (15.07%) ITIL
8 11 (15.07%) Project Management
9 10 (13.70%) Degree
9 10 (13.70%) TDD
9 10 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (13.70%) Defect Management
9 10 (13.70%) Data Protection
9 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
9 10 (13.70%) BDD
10 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
10 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
10 9 (12.33%) Java
11 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
11 8 (10.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 8 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (10.96%) Test Management
11 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
11 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance 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 (9.59%) SAS
2 5 (6.85%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.37%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.85%) MS Project
4 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.37%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) FTP
1 5 (6.85%) HTTP
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.74%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.37%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (17.81%) Selenium
2 6 (8.22%) Jenkins
3 5 (6.85%) JIRA
3 5 (6.85%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.48%) HP UFT
4 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
4 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.11%) JUnit
5 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.11%) Maven
5 3 (4.11%) TestNG
6 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.37%) JMeter
6 1 (1.37%) Sahi
6 1 (1.37%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.37%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.37%) WATIR
General
1 19 (26.03%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Marketing
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Law
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (46.58%) Analyst
2 17 (23.29%) Test Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) Business Analyst
4 7 (9.59%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Service Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Services Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.85%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) CRM Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) CRM Business Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Manual Test Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Migration Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Test Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) SOAP
2 6 (8.22%) XML
3 5 (6.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (4.11%) HTML
5 1 (1.37%) .NET
5 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.59%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.74%) EPoS
5 1 (1.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.37%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.37%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.85%) Unix
1 5 (6.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.55%) Test Automation
4 11 (15.07%) ITIL
4 11 (15.07%) Project Management
5 10 (13.70%) BDD
5 10 (13.70%) Data Protection
5 10 (13.70%) Defect Management
5 10 (13.70%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (13.70%) TDD
6 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
7 8 (10.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 8 (10.96%) Test Management
7 8 (10.96%) Test Scripting
7 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (9.59%) Data Privacy
8 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
8 7 (9.59%) SDLC
8 7 (9.59%) Waterfall
8 7 (9.59%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) Java
3 6 (8.22%) Python
4 3 (4.11%) C#
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) Perl
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) Ruby
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.81%) ISTQB
2 13 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (13.70%) Degree
3 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) APMP
4 3 (4.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (2.74%) CBAP
5 2 (2.74%) IIBA
6 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) CISSP
6 1 (1.37%) CLAS
6 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.92%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Oracle
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) VMware
3 3 (4.11%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.74%) SAP
4 2 (2.74%) Teradata
5 1 (1.37%) Sage
5 1 (1.37%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.37%) Twitter
5 1 (1.37%) WorldPay
North West
Robert Walters
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Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
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Blackburn, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £45.00 - £55.00 per hour
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