The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 18 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 Yorkshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 68 77 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing ISEB 64 32 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.49% 1.56% 2.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 19.69% 10.56% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 22 31
Average daily rate £305 £318 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.93% +5.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £194 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
325 303 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.65% 14.76% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 144 182
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £82.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +12 54 £323 +1.57% 13
South Yorkshire - 4 £200 - 1
North Yorkshire -6 3 £211 -32.40% 3
East Yorkshire - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 39 (31.71%) Software Testing
2 38 (30.89%) ISTQB
3 33 (26.83%) Finance
4 27 (21.95%) SQL
4 27 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (20.33%) Test Scripting
6 23 (18.70%) Banking
7 21 (17.07%) Retail
7 21 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (14.63%) Project Management
10 17 (13.82%) .NET
11 16 (13.01%) Test Automation
11 16 (13.01%) Test Strategy
11 16 (13.01%) Business Analysis
12 14 (11.38%) Oracle
12 14 (11.38%) QA
13 13 (10.57%) Test Management
13 13 (10.57%) PRINCE2
13 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
14 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
15 11 (8.94%) Python
15 11 (8.94%) User Stories
15 11 (8.94%) Selenium
16 10 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (7.32%) Workflow
17 9 (7.32%) ISEB Practitioner
17 9 (7.32%) Management Information System
17 9 (7.32%) Change Management
17 9 (7.32%) MS Excel

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (5.69%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (1.63%) nginx
3 2 (1.63%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) WorkSite
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.50%) MS Office
3 4 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.63%) MS Project
5 1 (0.81%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.69%) Ethernet
1 7 (5.69%) TCP/IP
1 7 (5.69%) VLAN
2 5 (4.07%) LAN
2 5 (4.07%) WAN
3 2 (1.63%) DVB
3 2 (1.63%) Firewall
4 1 (0.81%) SAN
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.94%) Selenium
2 6 (4.88%) JIRA
2 6 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.07%) JMeter
3 5 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (4.07%) RSpec
4 4 (3.25%) SoapUI
4 4 (3.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (1.63%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.63%) JBehave
5 2 (1.63%) MSTest
5 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.81%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.81%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 33 (26.83%) Finance
2 23 (18.70%) Banking
3 21 (17.07%) Retail
4 8 (6.50%) Retail Banking
5 3 (2.44%) Legal
5 3 (2.44%) Publishing
6 2 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (62.60%) Analyst
2 62 (50.41%) Test Analyst
3 19 (15.45%) Business Analyst
4 15 (12.20%) Test Manager
5 11 (8.94%) Test Leader
6 8 (6.50%) Tester
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) Business Test Analyst
8 4 (3.25%) SharePoint Administrator
8 4 (3.25%) Administrator
8 4 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Financial Business Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 3 (2.44%) Agile Business Analyst
10 2 (1.63%) Automation Tester
10 2 (1.63%) Agile Test Analyst
10 2 (1.63%) Banking Business Analyst
10 2 (1.63%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) .NET
2 8 (6.50%) Web Services
3 3 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.63%) SOAP
5 1 (0.81%) WCF
5 1 (0.81%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.88%) NHS
3 4 (3.25%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.44%) AS400
5 2 (1.63%) Video on Demand
5 2 (1.63%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.63%) IPTV
5 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.69%) Linux
1 7 (5.69%) Android
2 5 (4.07%) Windows
3 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.63%) CentOS
4 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) UNIX
5 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.71%) Software Testing
2 27 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (20.33%) Test Scripting
4 19 (15.45%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (14.63%) Project Management
6 16 (13.01%) Test Automation
6 16 (13.01%) Test Strategy
6 16 (13.01%) Business Analysis
7 13 (10.57%) Test Management
7 13 (10.57%) PRINCE2
8 11 (8.94%) User Stories
9 10 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (7.32%) Workflow
10 9 (7.32%) Change Management
10 9 (7.32%) Waterfall
11 8 (6.50%) BDD
11 8 (6.50%) Performance Testing
11 8 (6.50%) Automated Testing
11 8 (6.50%) ETL
11 8 (6.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) SQL
2 11 (8.94%) Python
3 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
4 5 (4.07%) Tcl
4 5 (4.07%) C#
4 5 (4.07%) Java
4 5 (4.07%) Perl
5 3 (2.44%) RPG
5 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.63%) Ruby
6 2 (1.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (30.89%) ISTQB
2 9 (7.32%) ISEB Practitioner
3 8 (6.50%) Degree
4 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.25%) MCSE
6 3 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.44%) PMP
6 3 (2.44%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.63%) APMP
7 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.63%) CISSP
8 1 (0.81%) CCA
8 1 (0.81%) HNC
8 1 (0.81%) HND
8 1 (0.81%) MCSA
8 1 (0.81%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.81%) BS7799
3 1 (0.81%) BS25999
Systems Management
1 21 (17.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (11.38%) Oracle
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.63%) Splunk
3 2 (1.63%) HP
3 2 (1.63%) Cisco
4 1 (0.81%) BMC
4 1 (0.81%) Remedy
Halifax, West Yorkshire
JM
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: From £280 to £330 per day depending on experience
Posted: 5 days ago