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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 74 94 74
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs citing ISEB 60 41 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.88% 1.39% 1.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.74% 8.13% 9.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 33
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £476 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £334 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.86% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 1
Average hourly rate £38.78 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £16.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+97.21% -43.85%
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
616 504 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 19.30% 17.10% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 237 342
Average daily rate £385 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £479 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 50 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £26.00 £17.17
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +51.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.50 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £41.75 £28.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Cheshire +25 32 £375 +36.98% 6
Manchester -11 16 £323 +28.35% 15
Lancashire -13 7 £450 - 1
Merseyside -3 4 £310 -35.58%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 47 (35.61%) Finance
2 39 (29.55%) PRINCE2
3 37 (28.03%) ISEB Practitioner
4 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
5 34 (25.76%) Business Analysis
6 26 (19.70%) Software Testing
6 26 (19.70%) ITIL
7 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (18.18%) APMP
8 21 (15.91%) Project Management
9 20 (15.15%) Test Scripting
10 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 19 (14.39%) Computer Science
10 19 (14.39%) Supplier Management
11 18 (13.64%) QA
11 18 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 17 (12.88%) Service Delivery
12 17 (12.88%) Oracle
12 17 (12.88%) SQL
13 16 (12.12%) Internet
13 16 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
13 16 (12.12%) Degree
13 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (11.36%) Performance Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Security Testing
14 15 (11.36%) Service Management
15 14 (10.61%) ITSM
15 14 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
15 14 (10.61%) Windows
16 13 (9.85%) Integration Testing

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 (5.30%) WebLogic
1 7 (5.30%) Apache
1 7 (5.30%) Tomcat
1 7 (5.30%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
2 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.76%) CICS
Applications
1 7 (5.30%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.79%) MS Project
2 5 (3.79%) MS Office
2 5 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.76%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.76%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.12%) Internet
2 7 (5.30%) FTP
3 1 (0.76%) HTTP
3 1 (0.76%) DNS
3 1 (0.76%) SAN
3 1 (0.76%) OSPF
3 1 (0.76%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.76%) FWSM
3 1 (0.76%) LAN
3 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.30%) MS Access
3 5 (3.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.27%) QlikView
4 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.76%) Adabas
6 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 10 (7.58%) Selenium
1 10 (7.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (3.03%) TestComplete
4 3 (2.27%) MSTest
4 3 (2.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.52%) CaliberRM
5 2 (1.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.76%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.76%) OpenSTA
6 1 (0.76%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.76%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.76%) JMeter
General
1 47 (35.61%) Finance
2 12 (9.09%) Banking
3 10 (7.58%) Local Government
4 6 (4.55%) Marketing
5 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.52%) Legal
6 2 (1.52%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Billing
7 1 (0.76%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 58 (43.94%) Analyst
2 23 (17.42%) Test Analyst
2 23 (17.42%) Business Analyst
3 15 (11.36%) Test Manager
4 13 (9.85%) Tester
5 9 (6.82%) Service Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Integration Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Services Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Delivery Manager
6 8 (6.06%) Environment Manager
7 7 (5.30%) Systems Analyst
8 6 (4.55%) QA Tester
9 5 (3.79%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (3.79%) Non-Functional Tester
9 5 (3.79%) Agile Coach
9 5 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.79%) Architect
10 4 (3.03%) Programme Manager
10 4 (3.03%) Business Systems Analyst
10 4 (3.03%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) .NET
2 2 (1.52%) Web Services
3 1 (0.76%) Flash
3 1 (0.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.76%) J2EE
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) JSP
3 1 (0.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) Computer Science
2 16 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.30%) N-Tier
4 7 (5.30%) PMI
5 3 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.52%) IVR
6 2 (1.52%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) Open Source
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.76%) User Experience
7 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.76%) Mobile Games
7 1 (0.76%) NHS
7 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.76%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.61%) Windows
2 10 (7.58%) Linux
3 7 (5.30%) HPUX
3 7 (5.30%) SUSE
4 6 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.79%) UNIX
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
6 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.55%) PRINCE2
2 34 (25.76%) Business Analysis
3 26 (19.70%) Software Testing
3 26 (19.70%) ITIL
4 24 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (15.91%) Project Management
6 20 (15.15%) Test Scripting
7 19 (14.39%) Supplier Management
8 17 (12.88%) Service Delivery
9 15 (11.36%) Service Management
9 15 (11.36%) Security Testing
9 15 (11.36%) Performance Testing
10 14 (10.61%) ITSM
10 14 (10.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (9.85%) Release Management
11 13 (9.85%) Integration Testing
12 11 (8.33%) Automated Testing
12 11 (8.33%) Risk Management
13 10 (7.58%) Test Strategy
14 9 (6.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.88%) SQL
2 8 (6.06%) VB
2 8 (6.06%) Java
3 7 (5.30%) FoxPro (VFP)
4 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.76%) C#
5 1 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (28.03%) ISEB Practitioner
2 35 (26.52%) ISTQB
3 24 (18.18%) APMP
4 19 (14.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 18 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (12.12%) Degree
7 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
8 9 (6.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (6.06%) SC Cleared
9 8 (6.06%) PMI Certification
10 6 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (3.79%) PMP
12 4 (3.03%) IIBA
12 4 (3.03%) CBAP
13 2 (1.52%) ISACA
13 2 (1.52%) CISA
13 2 (1.52%) CISSP
14 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.64%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) COBIT
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (12.88%) Oracle
2 11 (8.33%) HP
3 7 (5.30%) TIBCO
4 5 (3.79%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.27%) SAP
6 3 (2.27%) Curam
7 2 (1.52%) Remedy
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco
7 2 (1.52%) Splunk
8 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.76%) Fiserv
8 1 (0.76%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.76%) CODA
8 1 (0.76%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.76%) Cognos
8 1 (0.76%) Siebel
8 1 (0.76%) SunGard
8 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
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