The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 48 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.82% 0.41% 1.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.52% 1.92% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 2
Average daily rate
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£358 £450 £763
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.42% -40.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
ISEB
North East

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

Qualifications Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
181 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 33.03% 21.40% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 31 30
Average daily rate £358 £307 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.63% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £191 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £763
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
Average hourly rate £28.75 £25.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.74% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £13.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £28.02 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 9 £358 -20.42% 1
ISEB
North East

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 14 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (25.00%) Finance
3 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
5 9 (20.45%) HP
5 9 (20.45%) Project Management
6 8 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (18.18%) APMP
7 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
7 7 (15.91%) System Testing
7 7 (15.91%) QA
8 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
8 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (11.36%) SQL
9 5 (11.36%) Oracle
9 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
10 4 (9.09%) Supplier Management
10 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
11 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
11 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
11 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
11 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
12 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (4.55%) BS15000
12 2 (4.55%) Service Management
12 2 (4.55%) CMMI

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 5 (11.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.27%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (2.27%) JIRA
1 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 29 (65.91%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Business Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Tester
4 3 (6.82%) Change Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Business Change Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.55%) Environment Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.27%) Change Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Business Change Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Tester
6 1 (2.27%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Service Operations Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Web Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Functional Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
2 9 (20.45%) Project Management
3 8 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 7 (15.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (15.91%) System Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.64%) Automated Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 3 (6.82%) Software Testing
7 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.55%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) CMMI
8 2 (4.55%) Matrix Management
8 2 (4.55%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.18%) APMP
4 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.91%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) BS7799
2 2 (4.55%) BS15000
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.27%) P3O
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) HP
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft