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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 121 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 34 75 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 1.98% 2.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.09% 9.77% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 44 53
Median daily rate £338 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £236 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £668 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £19.94 £54.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -7.25%
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
831 768 654
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.31% 20.28% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 352 334
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £508 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 85 76
Median hourly rate £38.43 £22.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.80% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £59.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 29 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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 -18 18 £338 +12.50% 9
Cheshire -3 10 £350 - 5
Merseyside -24 2 £425 -15.00% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 16 (24.24%) Regression Testing
4 16 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 15 (22.73%) Finance
5 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
7 13 (19.70%) Telecoms
8 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 12 (18.18%) SQL
8 12 (18.18%) Degree
8 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
9 11 (16.67%) Test Management
9 11 (16.67%) Windows
9 11 (16.67%) Project Management
10 10 (15.15%) BDD
11 9 (13.64%) System Testing
11 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (13.64%) QA
11 9 (13.64%) Internet
11 9 (13.64%) UML
11 9 (13.64%) Scrum
12 8 (12.12%) VMware
12 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
12 8 (12.12%) Ruby
12 8 (12.12%) Banking
12 8 (12.12%) Java
12 8 (12.12%) Selenium

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 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.58%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.58%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.52%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Magento
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.52%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) Internet
2 5 (7.58%) Skype
3 4 (6.06%) Network Security
4 2 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.52%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.52%) MySQL
2 1 (1.52%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Selenium
2 7 (10.61%) JIRA
3 6 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (6.06%) TestDirector
5 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.55%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.03%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.52%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.52%) eggPlant
7 1 (1.52%) MSTest
7 1 (1.52%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (22.73%) Finance
2 13 (19.70%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Military
6 3 (4.55%) Billing
6 3 (4.55%) Games
6 3 (4.55%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.03%) Marketing
7 2 (3.03%) Online Betting
8 1 (1.52%) Electronics
8 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (66.67%) Analyst
2 25 (37.88%) Test Analyst
3 17 (25.76%) Business Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Telecoms Analyst
4 8 (12.12%) Telecoms Business Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Agile Business Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Network Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Test Manager
7 4 (6.06%) Tester
8 3 (4.55%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) UML Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) UML Business Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Web Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) XML
3 3 (4.55%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Fat Client
1 5 (7.58%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) SWIFT
3 3 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.67%) Windows
2 5 (7.58%) Windows 10
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server
2 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
4 2 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.06%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 16 (24.24%) Regression Testing
4 15 (22.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (22.73%) Test Scripting
5 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
6 12 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 11 (16.67%) Project Management
7 11 (16.67%) Test Management
8 10 (15.15%) BDD
9 9 (13.64%) Scrum
9 9 (13.64%) System Testing
9 9 (13.64%) UML
9 9 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Business Analysis
11 7 (10.61%) BPMN
11 7 (10.61%) eTOM
11 7 (10.61%) Functional Testing
11 7 (10.61%) Waterfall
11 7 (10.61%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (18.18%) SQL
2 8 (12.12%) Java
2 8 (12.12%) Ruby
3 7 (10.61%) PHP
4 6 (9.09%) C#
5 5 (7.58%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.55%) Python
7 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 16 (24.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) CISSP
7 2 (3.03%) CISM
8 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.52%) CBAP
8 1 (1.52%) CLAS
8 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (7.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) VMware
3 2 (3.03%) F5
3 2 (3.03%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco
4 1 (1.52%) Facebook
4 1 (1.52%) Fujitsu
4 1 (1.52%) Northgate
4 1 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
4 1 (1.52%) Talend
4 1 (1.52%) Twitter
4 1 (1.52%) Vertica
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago