The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 26 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.14% 2.19% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.57% 16.07% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate £550 £313 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% +32.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £283 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £325 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
ISEB
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
46 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 16.03% 13.63% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 24
Average daily rate £400 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £17.50 £13.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% +29.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Northamptonshire region.

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Northampton +14 5 £563 +73.07%
ISEB
East Midlands

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 7 (53.85%) Web Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) RESTful
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (15.38%) Degree
6 2 (15.38%) .NET
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) VersionOne
General
1 6 (46.15%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Manual Test Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Software Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Software Test Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Web Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Web Test Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
4 4 (30.77%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) Lead Business Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Healthcare Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Healthcare Business Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Test Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (15.38%) Senior Web Analyst
7 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
7 1 (7.69%) Quality Manager
7 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 1 (7.69%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) RESTful
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) WSDL
1 2 (15.38%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Web Testing
2 6 (46.15%) Manual Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) CRM
5 2 (15.38%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Management
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft