The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northampton region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 30 19 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.51% 2.36% 3.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 10.00% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Average daily rate - £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 30 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 14.07% 23.62% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 17
Average daily rate £363 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £310 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £363 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.70% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISEB
Northamptonshire

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Northampton region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) C#
2 4 (50.00%) C++
2 4 (50.00%) Scrum
2 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Selenium
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) C
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (25.00%) Windows CE
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) System Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Control-M
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
5 1 (12.50%) DTS
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) Logistics
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) QA

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DTS
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Testing Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Scrum
1 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) System Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Logistics
3 1 (12.50%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
1 4 (50.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle