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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 122 101 89
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 44 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.35% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 6.63% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 24
Average daily rate £340 £400 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +28.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £425 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.92 £17.06
% change year-on-year
+575.35% -6.71%
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
722 664 560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.25% 20.39% 19.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 340 232
Average daily rate £410 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £577
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 53 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.54 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.55% +85.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £36.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+77.77% +28.57%

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 13 February 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
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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 25 £355 +0.70% 17
Cheshire -6 5 £385 -14.44% 2
Merseyside -10 2 £300 +1.69% 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 41 (44.57%) ISTQB
2 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (31.52%) Finance
4 27 (29.35%) Software Testing
5 19 (20.65%) SQL
6 18 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
7 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 15 (16.30%) Test Strategy
9 14 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (14.13%) Retail
10 13 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
11 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
11 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
11 12 (13.04%) Migration
11 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 12 (13.04%) Oracle
12 11 (11.96%) UML
12 11 (11.96%) Project Management
12 11 (11.96%) Banking
12 11 (11.96%) Test Management
13 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.87%) QA
13 10 (10.87%) PRINCE2
14 9 (9.78%) Data Analytics
14 9 (9.78%) Analytics

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 7 (7.61%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.09%) ArcGIS
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (3.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.09%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) ATM
2 2 (2.17%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.09%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.61%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.09%) GIS
5 1 (1.09%) OLAP
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.43%) Cucumber
2 5 (5.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.26%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.26%) JIRA
3 3 (3.26%) Selenium
4 2 (2.17%) HP UFT
4 2 (2.17%) MSTest
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.17%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.17%) Toad
5 1 (1.09%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.09%) ERwin
5 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.09%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (31.52%) Finance
2 13 (14.13%) Retail
3 12 (13.04%) Telecoms
4 11 (11.96%) Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.17%) Billing
6 2 (2.17%) Marketing
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Electronics
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (64.13%) Analyst
2 33 (35.87%) Test Analyst
3 23 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Test Manager
5 7 (7.61%) SQL Analyst
5 7 (7.61%) Tester
6 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Agile Business Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Business Systems Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Process Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Telecoms Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Test Data Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Banking Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.61%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) AngularJS
2 3 (3.26%) JSON
2 3 (3.26%) REST
2 3 (3.26%) SOAP
2 3 (3.26%) XML
2 3 (3.26%) XSLT
3 2 (2.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.52%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 4 (4.35%) User Experience
3 3 (3.26%) PMI
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.09%) Statistics
5 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Unix
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.35%) Software Testing
3 16 (17.39%) Business Analysis
3 16 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (16.30%) Test Strategy
5 13 (14.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
6 12 (13.04%) Migration
6 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 12 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
7 11 (11.96%) Test Management
7 11 (11.96%) UML
8 10 (10.87%) PRINCE2
8 10 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 9 (9.78%) Analytics
9 9 (9.78%) Data Analytics
10 8 (8.70%) CRM
10 8 (8.70%) ETL
10 8 (8.70%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (2.17%) Java
3 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (44.57%) ISTQB
2 16 (17.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.52%) Degree
6 3 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (3.26%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.09%) CBAP
8 1 (1.09%) CISM
8 1 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) SEPA
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.04%) Oracle
3 7 (7.61%) HP
4 4 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (2.17%) SAP
5 2 (2.17%) TSYS
6 1 (1.09%) ESRI
6 1 (1.09%) F5
6 1 (1.09%) Facebook
6 1 (1.09%) Informatica
6 1 (1.09%) Splunk
6 1 (1.09%) Twitter
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