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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 82 64 89
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +25
Contract jobs citing ISEB 75 75 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.01% 2.44% 1.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.15% 12.52% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £310 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £668 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.94 £54.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.24% +117.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
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
739 599 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.85% 19.50% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 305 195
Average daily rate £386 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 71 36
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

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 May 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
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 27 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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 +9 28 £300 -7.69% 5
Merseyside +6 24 £500 +61.29% 7
Lancashire -15 13 £350 -30.00% 2
Cheshire -13 7 £350 +11.11% 8
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 52 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) Test Scripting
3 34 (28.10%) ISTQB
4 33 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (27.27%) QA
5 30 (24.79%) Waterfall
6 28 (23.14%) Test Strategy
7 27 (22.31%) PRINCE2
8 23 (19.01%) HP Quality Center
9 22 (18.18%) Software Testing
10 21 (17.36%) Scrum
10 21 (17.36%) Test Planning
11 20 (16.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
11 20 (16.53%) Finance
12 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
13 18 (14.88%) SQL
14 16 (13.22%) Supplier Management
15 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
15 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
15 15 (12.40%) Test Management
15 15 (12.40%) Selenium
15 15 (12.40%) Manual Testing
15 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
16 14 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (11.57%) HP
17 12 (9.92%) Windows
17 12 (9.92%) Software Engineering
18 11 (9.09%) Linux
19 10 (8.26%) HND

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (1.65%) WebLogic
1 2 (1.65%) Apache
1 2 (1.65%) Tomcat
1 2 (1.65%) WebLogic Integration
1 2 (1.65%) SugarCRM
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.96%) MS Office
2 3 (2.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) FTP
2 1 (0.83%) Intranet
2 1 (0.83%) Internet
2 1 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.31%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (12.40%) Selenium
2 14 (11.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.44%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.44%) Eclipse
4 3 (2.48%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.48%) JMeter
4 3 (2.48%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.65%) JIRA
5 2 (1.65%) Toad
5 2 (1.65%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (16.53%) Finance
2 9 (7.44%) Banking
3 6 (4.96%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.48%) Local Government
5 2 (1.65%) Military
5 2 (1.65%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 57 (47.11%) Analyst
2 27 (22.31%) Business Analyst
2 27 (22.31%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.70%) Test Leader
4 18 (14.88%) Test Manager
5 9 (7.44%) Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.61%) Tester
7 7 (5.79%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.13%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.13%) AWS Developer
9 4 (3.31%) Change Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Test Engineer
9 4 (3.31%) Test Consultant
9 4 (3.31%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.31%) Consultant
10 3 (2.48%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 3 (2.48%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.48%) Project Analyst
10 3 (2.48%) ICT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) SOAP
1 3 (2.48%) Web Services
2 2 (1.65%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
3 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.65%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.83%) BYOD
4 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.83%) NHS
4 1 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.92%) Windows
2 11 (9.09%) Linux
3 3 (2.48%) UNIX
4 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.65%) SUSE
4 2 (1.65%) HPUX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (42.98%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (33.06%) Test Scripting
3 33 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 30 (24.79%) Waterfall
5 28 (23.14%) Test Strategy
6 27 (22.31%) PRINCE2
7 22 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 21 (17.36%) Scrum
8 21 (17.36%) Test Planning
9 19 (15.70%) Test Automation
10 16 (13.22%) Supplier Management
11 15 (12.40%) Test Management
11 15 (12.40%) Manual Testing
11 15 (12.40%) Business Analysis
12 12 (9.92%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (8.26%) TDD
13 10 (8.26%) Validation
13 10 (8.26%) V-Model
13 10 (8.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.88%) SQL
2 10 (8.26%) Java
3 3 (2.48%) Ruby
4 2 (1.65%) VB
4 2 (1.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (0.83%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) ISTQB
2 20 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (16.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 15 (12.40%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.26%) HND
5 9 (7.44%) Degree
6 6 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (4.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (4.13%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CISSP
10 1 (0.83%) IIBA
10 1 (0.83%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (27.27%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 23 (19.01%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.57%) HP
3 8 (6.61%) Oracle
4 4 (3.31%) TIBCO
5 2 (1.65%) Siebel
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
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