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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 101 85 109
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing ISEB 66 51 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 1.64% 1.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.65% 8.60% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 36 16
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£380 £324 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 4
Average hourly rate £43.43 £38.78 £30.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.99% +25.99%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +125.39%
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
863 593 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.83% 19.12% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 318 238
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £201 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 55
Average hourly rate £30.52 £23.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -9.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.77 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £46.70 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +8 44 £388 +20.15% 12
Lancashire -12 12 £360 -15.29% 5
Cheshire -31 6 £380 +16.92% 5
Merseyside -9 2 £325 +4.83% 12
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 38 (27.14%) ISTQB
2 38 (27.14%) Test Strategy
3 35 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
5 30 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 29 (20.71%) QA
7 28 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
8 27 (19.29%) Security Cleared
9 26 (18.57%) Software Testing
10 24 (17.14%) Test Management
10 24 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
10 24 (17.14%) Waterfall
10 24 (17.14%) Scrum
11 21 (15.00%) Test Automation
12 20 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 20 (14.29%) Manual Testing
12 20 (14.29%) HP
13 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
13 19 (13.57%) Banking
13 19 (13.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
14 17 (12.14%) Supplier Management
14 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 16 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
15 16 (11.43%) Business Analysis
16 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
16 15 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
16 15 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (2.14%) Apache
1 3 (2.14%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.43%) WebLogic Integration
2 2 (1.43%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.71%) JBoss
3 1 (0.71%) Liferay
3 1 (0.71%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 6 (4.29%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.43%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.43%) FTP
1 2 (1.43%) ATM
2 1 (0.71%) WAN
2 1 (0.71%) HTTP
2 1 (0.71%) Intranet
2 1 (0.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.43%) MS Access
4 2 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.71%) MySQL
5 1 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.86%) Selenium
2 4 (2.86%) LoadRunner
2 4 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.14%) SoapUI
3 3 (2.14%) JMeter
3 3 (2.14%) WebDriver
4 2 (1.43%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (1.43%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.71%) JIRA
5 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.71%) Toad
5 1 (0.71%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 38 (27.14%) Finance
2 19 (13.57%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Retail
3 8 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.43%) Military
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 61 (43.57%) Analyst
2 31 (22.14%) Test Manager
2 31 (22.14%) Test Analyst
3 27 (19.29%) Test Leader
4 24 (17.14%) Business Analyst
5 10 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 6 (4.29%) Tester
6 6 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Architect
8 4 (2.86%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Senior Business Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Change Analyst
8 4 (2.86%) Senior Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (2.14%) Performance Test Leader
9 3 (2.14%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.14%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (1.43%) Test Architect
10 2 (1.43%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.86%) SOAP
2 2 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (0.71%) J2EE
3 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.71%) EJB
3 1 (0.71%) JSP
3 1 (0.71%) Servlets
3 1 (0.71%) HTML
3 1 (0.71%) Web Services
3 1 (0.71%) ODBC
3 1 (0.71%) CORBA
3 1 (0.71%) WSDL
3 1 (0.71%) Middleware
3 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.71%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.71%) Spring
3 1 (0.71%) JSF
3 1 (0.71%) Java EE
3 1 (0.71%) JPA
3 1 (0.71%) Ehcache
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.14%) Smart Meter
3 3 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.43%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.43%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.43%) PMI
5 1 (0.71%) NHS
5 1 (0.71%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.71%) BYOD
5 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.00%) UNIX
1 7 (5.00%) Windows
2 2 (1.43%) HPUX
2 2 (1.43%) Linux
2 2 (1.43%) SUSE
3 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (27.14%) Test Strategy
3 35 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 34 (24.29%) Test Scripting
5 30 (21.43%) PRINCE2
6 26 (18.57%) Software Testing
7 24 (17.14%) Test Management
7 24 (17.14%) Waterfall
7 24 (17.14%) Scrum
7 24 (17.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 21 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 20 (14.29%) Manual Testing
9 20 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 17 (12.14%) Supplier Management
10 17 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (11.43%) Business Analysis
12 15 (10.71%) Integration Testing
12 15 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
13 12 (8.57%) Test Planning
13 12 (8.57%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.71%) SQL
2 4 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (1.43%) VB
3 2 (1.43%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (0.71%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (27.14%) ISTQB
2 27 (19.29%) Security Cleared
3 19 (13.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 17 (12.14%) SC Cleared
5 16 (11.43%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (10.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (5.00%) Degree
8 5 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.86%) BC Cleared
9 4 (2.86%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.43%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.43%) IIBA
12 1 (0.71%) CBAP
12 1 (0.71%) APMP
12 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.71%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (20.71%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (14.29%) HP
2 19 (13.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (8.57%) Oracle
4 6 (4.29%) IBM
5 5 (3.57%) VMware
6 4 (2.86%) Green Hat
7 2 (1.43%) TSYS
7 2 (1.43%) Hyperion
7 2 (1.43%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.71%) Teradata
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